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Joyner: Fake news can set back Civil Rights movement |Jan 16, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Civil rights could be set back decades unless people start doing their due diligence and check and double-check information they read and pass on, and to not get fooled into believing information from fake news sites.

Basketball star Overton urges audience to nurture King’s dreams |Jan 16, 2017

OXFORD >> Former LaSalle University and NBA basketball star, and recently appointed Lincoln University Men’s Basketball Coach Doug Overton told his Spirit of Giving Luncheon audience to believe in dreams and help nurture them in others.

Pennsylvania Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores will be open on MLK Day, other holidays |Jan 13, 2017

HARRISBURG >> The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has announced that hundreds of Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores will be open Monday, Jan. 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – as well as on Presidents Day, Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July this year.

Hundreds attend inauguration of new Southern Chester County Regional Police Department |Jan 13, 2017

LANDENBERG >> Twenty uniformed police officers were officially sworn in Thursday night during an inauguration ceremony of the first regional police department in Southern Chester County, attended by county commissioners, municipal officials, state lawmakers and Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan.

LCH celebrates opening of dental center in Kennett Square |Jan 12, 2017

Community members gathered Jan. 11 to celebrate the grand opening of the LCH Dental Center, located in the Penn Medical Campus at 404 McFarlan Road Suite 302-A.

Ramp needed at troubled New Garden intersection |Jan 12, 2017

This is about Fran Maye’s article last week on the coming improvements to the Newark Road and Old Baltimore Pike intersection.

East Marlborough woman announces candidacy for district justice |Jan 12, 2017

Kennett/Unionville area attorney Jane Donze declared her candidacy for Magisterial District Judge for court 15-3-04 – the seat vacated by Daniel Maisano, who retired last year. The court serves Birmingham, Pennsbury, Pocopson, Newlin, Kennett and East Marlborough Townships and Kennett Square Borough.

WATCH: PennDOT launches video to assist Pennsylvanians in navigating roundabouts |Jan 11, 2017

HARRISBURG >> The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has launched a video to assist Pennsylvanians in navigating roundabouts. The video instructs viewers how to use both single and multi-lane roundabouts whether in a vehicle, on a bicycle or on foot.

Unionville school director resigns citing bullying and intimidation in schools |Jan 11, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Saying administrators are not doing enough to prevent bullying and intimidation in schools, Unionville-Chadds Ford School Director Michael Rock resigned abruptly Monday night.

Three Unionville students expelled for bringing knives to school |Jan 10, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Three Unionville-Chadds Ford High School students were expelled Monday after they brought knives to school last month, after an alleged dispute between two students.

Kennett School District may get new Feminist Club |Jan 9, 2017

Kennett School Board directors will review a request for a student organization to be named the Feminist Club at its meeting Jan. 9. The purpose is to raise awareness about feminism and its true meaning, to educate students in the Club, and throughout the school, and to raise money for organizations that support women.

Calling a snow day starts early for superintendent |Jan 9, 2017

PENN >> When the flakes start to fall, it’s just like those kids singing gleefully on Channel 6: “There’ll be no school tomorrow if it snows!”

Chocolate Lovers Festival scheduled Feb. 12 in Kennett Square |Jan 9, 2017

Do you love to bake or simply love chocolate? Then don’t miss the Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival on Sunday, Feb. 12 at Kennett High School.

Prison time for Kennett man for burglaries that included Willowdale pastor and Kennett Square mayor |Jan 8, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> If all goes well, Calvin White should be able to celebrate his 22nd birthday outside the walls of Chester County Prison.

Local talent on display at ACT show |Jan 8, 2017

FRANKLIN >> It’s a large chasm between starring in the high school play and acting on Broadway, but in southern Chester County, there’s a nice step in between.

Intersection project will greatly reduce big rig traffic in Kennett and Avondale |Jan 7, 2017

NEW GARDEN >> Besides the lack of parking, the biggest quality of life concern in Kennett Square and in Avondale is big rigs rolling through town. They cause the roads to wear prematurely, they are loud, and some houses nearby shake when the trucks roll through.

New regional police force to hold public inauguration |Jan 6, 2017

The Regional Public Safety Commission kindly invites the family, friends, distinguished colleagues and residents to the inaugural ceremonies for the Southern Chester County Regional Police Department.

RE/MAX Excellence under new ownership |Jan 6, 2017

Mike and Tammy Duering are the new owners of RE/MAX Excellence located in Kennett Square and West Grove. The longtime owner, Maria Zanfrisco had nothing but kind words and gratitude for the Mike and Tammy in their new venture.

New Garden police officer joins county detectives |Jan 6, 2017

Staff Report The members of the Southern Chester County Regional Police Department have announced that Detective/Sergeant Keith Cowdright has been hired by the Chester County Detective’s Office.

Chester County sheriff warns of phone scams |Jan 6, 2017

Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh has issued a warning to Chester County residents regarding a phone scam that occurred several years ago and is recurring now. Welsh stated “there is an organized effort on the part of individuals attempting to scam residents of Chester County.

Latest on PennDOT Route 926 bridge replacement work |Jan 5, 2017

PennDOT to Replace Route 926 Bridge in Birmingham and Pocopson Townships, Chester County

Montgomery County DA: Bill Cosby wants ‘delay and distraction’ |Jan 5, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> To prevent Bill Cosby from delaying his sexual assault trial and launching “tiresome, meritless tirades on everyone” at additional hearings on his claims that pretrial publicity prevents him from selecting a fair jury, Montgomery County prosecutors will agree to select a jury from another county.

Sign of the times: Silent protest coincides with Trump’s inauguration |Jan 5, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> The signs have been popping up all over lawns in Chester County. It’s a simple message that states: “Hate Has No Home Here,” and it’s written in five languages, English, Arabic, Hebrew, Korean and Spanish.

LCH to open new dental center this month in Kennett Square |Jan 5, 2017

Staff Report The winter is not all gloomy for La Comunidad Hispana (LCH), which will be hosting its grand opening for their new dental center this month. The site, located in the Penn Medical Campus at 404 McFarlan Road Suite 302-A, Kennett Square will be staffed by a dentist, dental hygienist, and two dental assistants.

Chatham Financial may donate historic building dating back to 1751 to Kennett Township |Jan 5, 2017

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> History buffs in Kennett Township are celebrating the new year with at least potentially happy news about a local historic home.

Nudy’s Cafe in Chadds Ford is now open |Jan 4, 2017

Nudy’s Cafe has opened at The Villages at Painters’ Crossing, 1201 Baltimore Pike, It is located at the site of the old Friendly’s Restaurant.

Kennett Township planning commission members honored |Jan 4, 2017

Kennett Township supervisors went through a series of organizational steps to get the new year’s business started on Jan. 3. In the process they acknowledged that two longtime members of the township planning commission, Wendy Cooper and John Haedrich, were leaving the commission, with Haedrich moving to the zoning hearing board.

Kennett Middle security officer destitute after suddenly going blind |Jan 4, 2017

WEST GROVE >> More than anything else, Jeff Hostetter loved his job. Every day, during the school year, he worked security at Kennett Middle School, interacting and helping the students there.

Lawyers in Bill Cosby case clash over testimony of other accusers |Jan 4, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> Lawyers for Bill Cosby claim prosecutors are desperate to salvage a weak sexual assault case against the entertainer by trying to admit “time barred, ancient and vague accusations” of 13 other women at his upcoming trial on charges he sexually assaulted one woman at his Cheltenham mansion in 2004.

Kathleen Kane outlines case for her appeal |Jan 3, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> Kathleen Kane’s defense team filed a statement Tuesday in Montgomery County Court outlining the complaints on which the former Attorney General of Pennsylvania will base her appeal.

Thousands ring in the new year at Mushroom Drop in Kennett Square |Jan 1, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Thousands of people rang in the new year at the fourth annual Mushroom Drop, as revelers danced in the streets and threw confetti as the huge mushroom made its descent.

Hospital’s first born this year almost shares a family birthday |Jan 1, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> Little Ariana Gutierrez doesn’t realize it now, but she came within a couple hours of sharing a birthday with her older sister.

Fill up now, gas price at pump going up 8 cents a gallon Sunday |Dec 30, 2016

Consumers are expected to bear the brunt of an 8-cent increase in gasoline taxes placed on wholesalers in the new year, though most motorists asked Thursday said they had no problem with the hike.

Fill up now, gas price at pump going up 8 cents a gallon Sunday |Dec 30, 2016

Consumers are expected to bear the brunt of an 8-cent increase in gasoline taxes placed on wholesalers in the new year, though most motorists asked Thursday said they had no problem with the hike.

Bill Cosby seeks to move trial out of Montgomery County |Dec 30, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> Bill Cosby is seeking to have his trial held elsewhere.

Detours for Route 926 bridge replacement to start in February; bridge will be closed for most of year |Dec 29, 2016

POCOPSON >> The structurally deficient Route 926 bridge that carries an average of 13,200 vehicles per day will close in February, and will be replaced with a state-of-the-art $8.6 million bridge.

Del Bittle brings bluegrass music back, pairing it with all-you-can eat pasta buffet at Northbrook MarketPlace |Dec 28, 2016

POCOPSON >> About the only place to hear really good Bluegrass music in Chester County was at a place called the Milk House in New London Township. But when the property sold recently, it seemed the musicians -- more than a dozen -- would disband.

Artworks in Kennett for sale; huge price reductions on prints |Dec 27, 2016

The Artworks building, at 126 S. Union Street in Kennett Square, is for sale. The building was owned by the late Olen Grimes. All art work in the building will be sold off, and there are deep discounts, including 20 percent off on all unframed prints, and 15 percent off on all ceramics.

Hundreds of Brownie Girl Scouts converge in Kennett Square |Dec 23, 2016

Kennett Square >> Ambassador Girl Scouts from Troop 41865, Kennett and Unionville High Schools, led 8 workshops(AM and PM) for over 400 Brownie Girl Scouts from all over Chester County and beyond.

Home in Kennett Township egged causing $120 in damages |Dec 23, 2016

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> A home in the 400 block of Greenwood Road was egged on an early Sunday morning, causing $120 in damages.

Three Unionville students charged after coming to school drunk |Dec 22, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Three Unionville High School students were arrested Friday morning after coming to class under the influence of alcohol, East Marlborough police said.

78 new townshouses will be built on 20-acre tract off Hillendale Road in Kennett |Dec 22, 2016

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> The Sinclair Springs subdivision got the green light Wednesday night to go forward with plans to build 78 townhouses on a nearly 20-acre tract off Hillendale Road.

Hispanic Approach teams up to provide financial services for Latinos |Dec 22, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> When Miguel Alban walks into a Latino business and sees a glass jar with money in it and a photo pasted to it, he knows a family member has died. He also knows it’s the only means the family has to pay for funeral expenses.

Christien Bass named employee of month at Kennett YMCA |Dec 22, 2016

Christien Bass, proup ex/personal trainer at the Kennett YMCA, has been named Employee of the Month.

Herr’s recalling some brands of chips due to Salmonella concerns |Dec 22, 2016

Herr Foods Inc. is announcing a voluntary recall of Smoked Chipotle flavored Kettle Cooked Potato Chips under the Herr’s Brand and Smoke Dried Chipotle flavored Kettle Cooked Potato Chips under the Peddler’s Pantry Brand, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Police Reports |Dec 22, 2016

State Police Avondale Barracks DUI >> Kevin Snyder, 29, of West Grove was arrested for DUI on Route 1 near Route 41 in London Grove Township on Dec. 11 at 8:27 p.m., police said.

Visitors from afar come to see the lights of Longwood |Dec 22, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Residents of Chester County often take for granted the jewel of flowers and fountains that lies among them.

First responders have dinner at West Grove Fire Company |Dec 21, 2016

WEST GROVE >> The annual turkey dinner event at the West Grove Fire Company continued Friday as first responders from all over southern Chester County dropped in for turkey, pork, sausage and salad.

Police arrest 10th-grader following bomb threat at Unionville High |Dec 20, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Police have arrested a 10th-grade student in connection with the bomb threat made at Unionville High School shortly at about 9:30 a.m. Dec. 16.

Pickle drop? Strawberry Drop? Bologna drop? They’re all happening, but Mushroom Drop is where to be |Dec 20, 2016

KENNNETT SQUARE >> If you like excitement on New Year’s Eve, Kennett Square is the place to be.