Kennett Township considers purchasing another public open space area |Oct 21, 2016

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> Just days before its first park officially opens, it seems Kennett Township is eyeing another open-space acquisition for public use.

New Garden police aid in arrest of alleged heroin dealer |Oct 20, 2016

Charles M. Oberly, III, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced that Donte Jacobs, age 28, of New Castle, Delaware, was indicted on October 13, 2016, for conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl that resulted in the death of another person.

Community helps to celebrate Longwood Fire Co. 95th anniversary |Oct 20, 2016

Longwood Fire Company’s annual open house drew support from the public and business community as the organization commemorated its 95th anniversary.

No coins needed for new Kennett Square parking meters |Oct 20, 2016

Drivers can now use their mobile phones to pay for parking in Kennett Square.

LIVE: Teachers, students, organizations react Thursday to APSCUF strike |Oct 20, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> For the first time ever, professors across Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) went on strike Wednesday at 5 a.m., following 15 months of failed negotiations between their union and the state system.

Maria Zavala named employee of month at Kennett YMCA |Oct 20, 2016

Maria Zavala has been selected as employee of the month at the Kennett Area YMCA. She workes in member servcices.

Police reports |Oct 20, 2016

State Police Avondale Barracks Bump at Onix Drive >> Two cars collided at the intersection of Baltimore Pike and Onix Drive in East Marlborough Township on Sept. 21 at 3:26 p.m. Each driver thought the other was running the red light.

Speakman covered bridge reopens Friday, Oct. 21 |Oct 20, 2016

State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that PennDOT will reopen the Speakman’s Covered Bridge in West Marlborough and East Fallowfield to traffic tomorrow, Friday, October 21.

Dinniman salutes volunteers in bringing family homeless shelter to southern Chester County |Oct 20, 2016

WEST GROVE >> Sen. Andrew Dinniman personally thanked about 100 volunteers at Family Promise of Southern Chester County Wednesday night for helping homeless families during the past year.

More sleep for Philly area students? Facts to know about later school start times |Oct 19, 2016

Several schools in the region have been discussing later start times. This has spurred a lot of discussion about the sleep schedules and logistics about a later start times for middle and high school students.

Montgomery County DA fights Cosby’s latest attempt to dismiss sex assault charges |Oct 18, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> The discovery of new evidence properly led to a renewed investigation of entertainer Bill Cosby in 2015 and his claims he was prejudiced by a decade-old delay in bringing sexual assault charges against him have no merit, prosecutors contend.

Road rage in Kennett Township lands local man with DUI charge |Oct 18, 2016

On October 14, 2016 at 11:16 AM, Kennett Township Police responded to the 400 block of Bayard Road for a single vehicle crash. It was later determined that the crash resulted from a road rage incident involving Warren Giza-Sisson, age 21, of Chadds Ford PA and Joseph McCormick, age 54, of Hockessin DE.

Kennett Square to ask Kennett School District to pay “tax bill” |Oct 18, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> In the next couple of weeks, letters will be going out to all tax-exempt organizations in the borough asking them to pay their fair share of taxes. The “bill” they will get will resemble the amount they would pay if they were not tax-exempt under federal statute.

Ten Kennett High seniors named National Merit Commended Students |Oct 17, 2016

Kennett High School is proud to announce that seniors Kerry Tomasetti, Austin Maxwell, Kate Doroba, Olivia Donia, Lydia Pelby, Victoria Gallivan, Molly Adelman, Delaney Chaffin, and Charles Shattuck have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Drug takeback coming to Kennett Township Oct. 22 |Oct 17, 2016

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> On Oct. 22, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Kennett Township Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 12th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

60-year-old runner who went into cardiac arrest at half marathon finish line recovering |Oct 17, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> At 60 years old, Shawn Stevens was nearing the finish line of the Kennett Square Mushroom Cap Half Marathon on Saturday, and he was about to do it in under two hours. The 13-1-mile race included several grueling uphill challenges that tested even seasoned runners.

Pedestrian struck and killed on Route 1 in East Marlborough |Oct 14, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> A pedestrian was struck and killed on Oct. 13 on Baltimore Pike.

Rzucidlo, Roe battle over issues affecting 158th district |Oct 14, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Voters in the 158th legislative district will be choosing a new representative -- either Democrat Susan Rzucidlo or Republican Eric Roe on Nov. 8. Rep. Chris Ross, 64, who has held the seat for the past 20 years, is not seeking re-election.

3 unique aircraft found at the American Helicopter Museum |Oct 14, 2016

New family practice opens in Kennett Square |Oct 14, 2016

Dr. Ricky Haug ihas announced the opening of Core Family Practice at 413 W Cypress Street in Kennett Square. Core Family Practice is a Direct Primary Care Practice, which is an innovative, common-sense model that takes the practice of medicine back to its roots.

Rzucidlo, Roe battle over issues affecting 158th district |Oct 14, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Voters in the 158th legislative district will be choosing a new representative -- either Democrat Susan Rzucidlo or Republican Eric Roe on Nov. 8. Rep. Chris Ross, 64, who has held the seat for the past 20 years, is not seeking re-election.

Kathleen Kane seeks house arrest for perjury conviction |Oct 13, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> Just days before she learns her fate for orchestrating the illegal disclosure of secret grand jury information to the media and engaging in acts designed to cover up her conduct, former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G.

Kennett businessman charged in taping case has died |Oct 13, 2016

The well-liked Kennett Square businessman who experienced a tidal wave of goodwill after a debilitating automobile accident last year only to find himself charged with videotaping two young girls showering in a motel bathroom has died.

WATCH: ‘Incomparable’ Golden Rams Marching Band ‘Paint it Black’ |Oct 13, 2016

The Golden Rams Marching Band call themselves “Incomparable,” and for good reason. The band performs regularly at West Chester University football games, numerous exhibition events throughout the region and at special events for the university and community.

Kennett school directors approve resignations, employment |Oct 13, 2016

Kennett Consolidated school directors approved the following:

Public safety forum puts spotlight on law enforcement |Oct 13, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Dan Maisano, a former magisterial district judge, rattled off the statistics at the first police public safety forum held Tuesday night: 129 police officers were killed in the line of duty last year and 738 civilians were shot by police officers.

Police Reports |Oct 11, 2016

New Garden Police Odor of marijuana >> On Monday, September 26, 2016 at 10:09 pm, police observed a vehicle driving erratically in the area of Southhampton Parish Road. A traffic stop was conducted where police contacted the driver, Tyler Dali, age 21 years of Newark DE.

Unionville Fair baking winners announced; advance to states |Oct 11, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Mmmm … chocolate, apples, cakes and cookies! All of those mouthwatering treats at the Unionville Community Fair, hosted the first weekend in October by Landhope Farms in Kennett Square, looked and tasted delicious.

Kennett School Board adopts tough anti-hazing policy |Oct 11, 2016

For The Kennett Consolidated School District has not encountered any hazing incidents, and last night its leaders took steps to help keep it that way.

Landhope Farms raises $5,700 to fight childhood cancer |Oct 11, 2016

Dennis McCartney believes a cure for childhood cancer will only be realized when local businesses join the battle.

Kennett Square halloween parade set Oct. 30 |Oct 10, 2016

Kennett Square’s 11th Annual Halloween Parade, Sunday October 30, 2016 at 3pm

Residential burglary suspects in Kennett Township nabbed after transaction |Oct 10, 2016

On Sept. 15, and Sept. 16, Kennett Township Police investigated two residential burglaries that occurred in the 600 block of Cope Road, Kennett Township.

MAP: Halloween events, attractions across the Philadelphia region |Oct 10, 2016

Halloween is just around the corner, and there are plenty of spooky — and some not-so-scary — events across the Philadelphia region to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve.

Defense: Bill Cosby victim of ‘racial bias’ |Oct 7, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> In their most recent request to dismiss sex assault charges against Bill Cosby his lawyers claimed they cannot ignore “the unfortunate role that racial bias still plays in our criminal justice system.

‘Eyesight and memory’ declining, Cosby seeks dismissal of sex assault charges, again |Oct 6, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> Entertainer Bill Cosby, whose “eyesight and memory have considerably declined” during the last 11 years has been prejudiced by prosecutors’ decade-old delay in bringing sexual assault charges against him and therefore the charges should be dismissed, his lawyers argued in court papers.

Outdoor ovens are hot — it’s time to make some backyard pizza |Oct 6, 2016

Neighbors often see smoke rising from behind Steve and Carol Kirton’s Chester Springs home. But don’t worry. It signals good times with family and friends enjoying their backyard pizza oven.

County firefighters get $500,000 federal grant for radio purchases |Oct 5, 2016

Twelve Chester County fire companies will soon be better equipped to operate on the Chester County Department of Emergency Services’ new voice radio system thanks to two Federal grant awards issued by the U.

Update: Missing horse stuck in mud pulled to safety with crane |Oct 5, 2016

Thornbury>> An 1,800-pound Clydesdale gelding horse became stuck in mud and fell to its side at Thornbury Farm Stables Wednesday.

Unionville Class of 1971 holds reunion |Oct 5, 2016

The Unionville High School Class of 1971 held its 45th reunion on Oct. 1, 2016 at Giordano’s Restaurant in Kennett Square. There were 45 classmates in attendance. Pictured from left

Entrepreneurs put faith in Coatesville’s economic revival |Oct 5, 2016

COATESVILLE >> Kennett Square, Downingtown and Phoenixville experienced economic renewal after entrepreneurs came in and invested in the towns. That was followed with the inception of Main Street programs, which brought an infusion of grant money to stimulate growth.

SURVEY: How are you voting in the 2016 Presidential Election? |Oct 5, 2016

How are you voting in the 2016 Presidential Election? Take our survey and compare with others.

Kennett student named National Merit semifinalist |Oct 5, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett High School is proud to announce that one student has been recognized as a National Merit Semifinalist in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

William Shatner’s one-man show makes its regional debut |Oct 5, 2016

Now 85 years old, William Shatner seemed a little offended when asked if there was any one thing he’d most like to change about his life.

The Great Pumpkin Carve: An autumn celebration in Chadds Ford |Oct 4, 2016

For CHADDS FORD >> Anyone over the age of 40 likely knows the television special “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” which first aired on Oct. 27, 1966 and became a smash hit, with whimsical scenes of kids carving jack o’lanterns accompanied by the inspired jazz piano of Vince Guaraldi.

Police Reports |Oct 4, 2016

New Garden Police Marijuana in the car >> On Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 1:40 a.m., police observed a vehicle commit a moving violation at Gap Newport Pike and Limestone Road. A traffic stop was conducted in the 900 block of Newark Road where contact was made with the driver, Christos Tarabicos, 35, of Coatesville.

Two part-time officers sworn in in Kennett Square; search continues for police chief |Oct 4, 2016

Miguel Juarez, a native of Mexico who became a U.S. citizen in 2012 is sworn in as a new part-time police officer by Kennett Square Mayor Matt Fetick. Kevin Thompson, a Downingtown East graduate, (pictured looking on at right) was also sworn in as a new part-time officer.

Grand opening for Kennett Township’s new 45-acre park set Oct. 23 with hay rides, face painting |Oct 4, 2016

The grand opening of Barkingfield Park in Kennett Township will be held Sunday, Oct. 23 from 3 pm to 5 pm. There will be a ribbon-cutting to officially open the park to the public. There will be hay rides, face painting and refreshments.

Kennett High soccer team helps underprivileged youth |Oct 3, 2016

Kennett SQUARE >> This September, Kennett High School’s boys’ soccer team traveled more than 60 miles to share their passion for sports with underprivileged students through the MVP360 Program in North Philadelphia.

Kennett High senior earns eagle rank |Oct 3, 2016

Staff Report Wyatt Anderson, a senior at Kennett High School, and member of Troop 53 of Kennett Square, earned his Eagle Scout rank in August, then received his award at the Court of Honor this week on October 5, 2016.

Unionville Class of 1953 |Oct 3, 2016

Unionville High School’s Class of 1953 met for a reunion at the Kennett Inn on Thursday, Sept. 29. They are from left, front row: Charlene Bausch Moscatt, Eddie Walton, Nancy Griffith Young; Back row, Mary Burnett Ulary, Robert Weer, Shirley Walton Murray, Virginia Lammey Way, Russell Young and Janet Walton Reagan.