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Time running out for Pa. property tax reform |Nov 1, 2014

HARRISBURG >> A bill that would eliminate school property taxes in Pennsylvania is one step closer to a full vote by the state Senate.

Pitts wins 16th Congressional District with help from Lancaster County |Nov 4, 2014

Congressman Joe Pitts, R-16, of East Marlborough Township held onto his seat after 18 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, but not before fending off a strong challenge by former state Rep. Tom Houghton of London Grove Township.

Regional police force plan appears solid |Nov 1, 2014

There’s a plan that would create a regional police force in four municipalities — Kennett Square, Kennett Township, London Grove Township and New Garden Township. A study has already been completed, and public comment on the plan at each municipality is expected by the end of the year.

Election 2014: Schott challenges Lawrence for 13th House seat |Oct 29, 2014

Retired school teacher Ann Schott of London Grove is challenging state Rep. John Lawrence for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives seat in the 13th District.

Book ban vote in Kennett: Censorship dies an ugly death |Nov 12, 2014

The Kennett Consolidated School board made the correct decision Monday night when they voted not to ban Jodi Picoult’s best-selling book “Nineteen Minutes” from the Kennett High School library.

NOPE urges action on drug overdoses |Oct 30, 2014

PENN >> It was a sad evening in Penn Township Park on Sunday when friends and relatives gathered to remember loved ones who had died from drug abuse and overdoses.

Kennett School Board votes against banning book |Nov 12, 2014

NEW GARDEN >> It’s a topic no parent wants to ever hear on the television or read in the paper, but the number school of shootings and active shooters have risen over the years from six in 2000 to 16 incidents in 2013, with 24 percent of those happening in educational environments, according to a recent report released by the FBI.

Avon Grove Board addresses communication issues |Nov 19, 2014

PENN >> When the Avon Grove School Board met on Thursday, Nov. 13, it was at the Avon Grove Intermediate School (AGI), the same building that was evacuated because of a bomb threat exactly one week earlier.

Ross defeats Rzucidlo in 158th District race |Nov 5, 2014

Rep. Chris Ross has retained his 158th District state House defeating Democrat Susan Rzucidlo in Tuesday’s elections

16 historic buildings on Candlelight Christmas tour |Nov 18, 2014

Visitors to the Brandywine Valley know that the region holds many treasures, including its historic houses: long-standing structures many with rustic springhouses, some of which date back over 300 years.

Bancroft students collect 2,300 cans of food for local needy |Oct 31, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Nearly 9 percent of families and 1,903 children ages 5 to 17 live in poverty in the Kennett Consolidated, Avon Grove, Unionville-Chadds Ford and Oxford Area school districts, according to a recent report on the poor and homeless.

Robert Kennedy Jr. honored for environmental efforts |Oct 31, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Robert Kennedy Jr. received a standing ovation by about 300 enthusiastic admirers at the Stroud Water Research Center’s annual gala on Thursday at Longwood Gardens.

BVA and RCVA announce merger |Oct 30, 2014

KENNETT >> The Brandywine Valley Association and Red Clay Valley Association members formally voted to merge the two organizations during the BVA annual meeting at the Mendenhall Inn on Oct. 22.

Scotty McMillan’s story touches hearts worldwide |Nov 19, 2014

It’s hard for many to imagine, looking at the photos of an innocent Scotty McMillan, that the red-haired, blue-eyed toddler would in his short life become the subject of a horrific news story that has captured the attention of people around the world.

Oxford driver guilty in fatal crash |Nov 11, 2014

WEST CHESTER >> Did a southern Chester County woman lose her life in a motor vehicle crash because an Oxford man was — figuratively speaking — dying of thirst?

State official speaks in Kennett about $64,000 grant that will help elderly |Nov 10, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> By next year, one out of four Pennsylvanians will be 60 or over, and 70 percent will need long-term care at some point in their life.

West Grove selects new police chief |Nov 10, 2014

WEST GROVE >> The borough has named a new interim police chief to replace Errol Galloway, who retired in September.

Election 2014: Barrar’s priorities: Jobs, veterans, education |Oct 29, 2014

PENNSBURY >> When Steve Barrar brought a state House hearing to consider a bill that would authorize volunteer fire companies to bill for “actual and reasonable costs” to Kennett Square recently, it wasn’t an election ploy.

West Grove Fire Company teaches kids safety |Oct 31, 2014

NEW LONDON >> The West Grove Fire Company went all out this year to mark Fire Prevention Month and teach kids what to do if they meet a crisis. On Oct.22, firefighters Lisa Glass and Mike Miller drove over to yet another southern Chester County school — the New London Christian Preschool — to demonstrate what they do when they fight the flames and what the trucks are equipped with.

‘Shakespeare in Hollywood’ plays at Unionville |Nov 18, 2014

Shakespeare in Hollywood Plays at Unionville

Election 2014: Ross back in race; says he has unfinished business |Oct 29, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> After Cuyler Walker unexpectedly withdrew as the Republican endorsed candidate for the 158th district, committee members went knocking on incumbent Chris Ross’ door. Ross announced his retirement earlier this year, but when he, and not Roger Howard, was asked to run, Ross immediately accepted.

Road cleanup helps family of fallen Avondale trooper keep his memory alive |Nov 14, 2014

AVONDALE >> The family of a local state trooper who died six years ago at the hands of a drunken driver were out in force Sunday morning picking up trash alongside the road where the crash happened.

Football: Unionville seals winning season with win over Oxford |Nov 1, 2014

OXFORD >> A week removed from a loss that knocked them out of playoff contention for the first time in years, Unionville didn’t have much to play for when they traveled to Oxford on Friday night.

Election 2014: Whitney Hoffman favors funding for education, infrastructure |Oct 29, 2014

KENNETT >> Whitney Hoffman believes government should be more transparent, and it’s one of the reasons she is running against Republican Steve Barrar in the 160th district.

Election 2014: Rzucidlo hopes third time’s the charm |Oct 29, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Susan Rzucidlo is hoping the third time is the charm.

Senior Center honors veterans at luncheon |Nov 11, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett Senior Center Veterans Luncheon Speaker Hank Detering told his those in attendance that modern education neglects the proud stories of people who fought for America’s freedom.

Oxford hosts Halloween extravaganza |Nov 3, 2014

OXFORD >> Anyone looking for a good Halloween parade was well satisfied in Oxford on Thursday.

UHS student passes on brushes for spray cans |Nov 12, 2014

Christopher Shaw’s brother used to joke that he couldn’t even draw a stick figure.

Police say Kennett man a fugitive in child-porn case |Nov 24, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> A 45-year-old man is on the run after state investigators discovered he was using a home computer to view and share child pornography, according to state police.

West Grove ‘caretaker’ sentenced for molesting boys |Nov 18, 2014

WEST CHESTER >> A man convicted of molesting two children in West Grove was sentenced to 83 to 166 years in prison, the Chester County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday.

From the Ground Up: Hickory harvest is a no-show this year |Oct 30, 2014

Having lived in Kimberton for 30 years, last October I finally opened my eyes to the fact that each fall the local streets and lawn edges are strewn with fallen hickory nuts. I also discovered that the hard-to-get-at nut-meat is delicious, so I was looking forward to gathering another stash this fall.

Scouts retire old flags at evening ceremony |Nov 12, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Streaks of red and blue in the western sunset sky, reminiscent of the colors in Old Glory, showcased the flag retirement ceremony at the Kennett Fire Company on Sunday evening.

Basketball: Lincoln looks to continue progress |Nov 14, 2014

LOWER OXFORD >> To get an idea just how much progress the Lincoln men’s basketball program has made under John Hill, consider this: the 2014-15 squad must replace its top three scorers and yet the Lions were picked to finish second in the CIAA Northern Division in the preseason coach’s poll.

Avon Grove teachers rally for contract settlement |Nov 18, 2014

PENN >> Avon Grove School District teachers braved sleet and chill on Thursday as they rallied for a new contract along Route 796 in front of the elementary school complex and district office.

Editorial |Nov 10, 2014

Several weeks ago we got the announcement that Oxford had received official state certification of the significance of its historic district.

Oxford Council will hasten complaints to zoning officer |Nov 14, 2014

OXFORD >> Oxford Borough has an ordinance to protect residents from disruptive neighbors at rental properties, but to get help, a police report on complaints is required to start the process. Residents from South Street came to the Nov.

College Basketball: Lincoln men fall at home in opener |Nov 17, 2014

LOWER OXFORD >> Lincoln men’s basketball coach John Hill knew well ahead of time their home opener was going to be a tough one. The Lions, with a much different cast than a year ago, would have to start finding their own identity in a hurry, as coming right out of the gate, they’d be squaring off against one of the very best teams in Division II in East Stroudsburg.

Why did they vote Republican? |Nov 20, 2014

Anyone who has followed the most recent mid-term election knows that the Republican Party picked up enough votes to gain control of the U.S. Senate and retain control of the House of Representatives.

Ice Hockey: Snowden, Oxford knock off Appoquinimink |Nov 24, 2014

NEWARK, Del. >> After coming off a tough opponent in DMA two nights before, Oxford faced Appoquinimink Sunday night and came out with a 3-1 win in a varsity game at the Pond.

Great Outdoors: Time to focus on holiday outdoors gifts |Nov 19, 2014

As I sit here writing this week’s column, I am about 75 miles due north of southern Chester County, visiting my parents, and there is snow on the ground. Hard to believe. And I’m not sure I’m ready for this.

Eagle project honors World War II Defense Women |Nov 20, 2014

OXFORD >> When Derrick Maule went to work on his Eagle Scout project, he did not know that he was going to learn about his own family history as well. Maule created a memorial garden at the Oxford Memorial Park in honor of the World War II Defense Women.

Let’s end homelessness in our community |Nov 25, 2014

If you were in Kennett Square last Friday, you probably saw people carrying posters, walking about town. At first glance, it appears they are picketers, but get close enough, and you can read the signs.

Walks raise awareness of plights of the homeless |Nov 24, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE>> Two walks to raise awareness about hunger and homelessness were held in the borough Wednesday, part of a coordinated county-wide campaign with rallies also staged in Coatesville, West Chester, Jennersville and Paoli.

Remember winter’s cold? Share the warmth |Nov 25, 2014

Last February, thousands of Chester County residents got a taste of misery.

My Two Cents: How to get a GOP victory in 2016 |Nov 18, 2014

Election night was a good night for the national GOP: victories all across the nation.

New group aims to end homelessness in southern Chester County |Nov 25, 2014

A new nonprofit organization aimed at ending homelessness in southern Chester County has already garnered more than 100 volunteers, who hope to have everything up and running sometime next year.

The Good Wife |Nov 25, 2014

NORTH POLE >> It’s been said that behind every successful man, there’s a good woman. It has never been more true than the Clauses, Santa and Jessica, who toil all year for one spectacular night.

Lincoln U. president resigns over controversial remarks |Nov 25, 2014

The president of Lincoln University, under fire for months for remarks about sexual assault made to a group of female students, has resigned, it was announced Monday.