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County chips in $200,000 toward new Kennett Township park |May 5, 2016

The Kennett Township board of supervisors had some good news to offer Wednesday night about the new township park.

Kennett Square Memorial Day Parade set May 30 |May 5, 2016

Kennett Square’s biggest parade of the year, honoring local veterans will kick off on Monday, May 30, at 10 a.m. It will feature over 1,000 participants including antique military vehicles, bag pipers, Civil War and Revolutionary War Re-enactors, color guard groups, high school bands, little league teams, scout troops, mummers and more.

Bill Cosby takes appeal to state Supreme Court in alleged sex assault case |May 4, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> Entertainer Bill Cosby has asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to halt his upcoming preliminary hearing on alleged sexual assault charges and to review a county judge’s pretrial ruling in the case.

Old McFadden building in Kennett Square will finally get use! |May 3, 2016

The old McFadden building at 120 E. State Street in Kennett Square, vacant for the past 10 years, has been sold.

Police Log |May 3, 2016

Kennett Square Police Criminal trespass >> Sean Edmonds, 18, of Landenberg was cited for criminal trespass, and Michael Claricurzio, 18, of Kennett Square was cited for criminal trespass and disorderly conduct for an incident that occurred on April 2 at 10:22 p.

Montgomery County prosecutors call AG Kane’s claim of vindictive prosecution ‘frivolous’ |May 2, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> Montgomery County prosecutors maintain embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s claim that she is the victim of “selective and vindictive prosecution” is frivolous and not a basis on which to dismiss the alleged perjury charges she’s facing.

Avon Grove debuts new TV studio |May 1, 2016

LONDON GROVE >> Move over Jim Gardner and George Stephanopoulos, there’s a new TV station in town.

Bingo in the Barnyard is a hit |May 1, 2016

LONDON GROVE >> The Avon Grove Charter School was down on the farm on Saturday with its “Bingo in the Barnyard” celebration.

AG budget raises taxes 3.1 percent |May 1, 2016

PENN >> Avon Grove School Board approved a proposed final budget at their Thurs., April 28 meeting, which would be supported by a tax increase of 3.1 percent.

Kennett School District social services provider named an exceptional woman |Apr 29, 2016

Kennett Consolidated School District is proud to announce that social services provider Ms. Maribel Gonzalez was recently honored for her excellence in education at the 2016 YWCA Tri-County Area’s Tribute to Exceptional Women.

Drones: The newest technology in use at Unionville High School |Apr 29, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Look up in the sky on any given afternoon in the vicinity of Unionville High School, and you may see a drone, filming all the action below.

Center City Jazz Festival features six hours of live music April 30 |Apr 29, 2016

International Jazz Day is April 30, so it’s fitting that musicians with various jazz styles will be performing 1 to 7 p.m. April 30 for the Center City Jazz Festival in Philadelphia.

Jury could get case today in murder trial of Kennett grad |Apr 29, 2016

LANCASTER >> A Common Pleas court jury here could begin deliberating the fate of a Kennett Square man accused of killing his girlfriend in her dormitory room at Millersville University as early as this afternoon.

Drones: The newest technology in use at Unionville High School |Apr 29, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Look up in the sky on any given afternoon in the vicinity of Unionville High School, and you may see a drone, filming all the action below.

New, revolutionary CT scanner unveiled at New Bolton Center |Apr 28, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center this week unveiled a new, revolutionary robotics-controlled imaging system that could benefit both animals and humans.

Kennett, Unionville students to perform at Carnegie Hall |Apr 28, 2016

A select group of Chester County students from the Music School of Delaware’s Suzuki Academy will be performing onstage at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The sold-out concert will take place as part of The Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education.

Smucker earns Republican nomination for 16th Congressional District seat |Apr 27, 2016

State Sen. Lloyd Smucker, R-13, of Lampeter, earned his party’s nomination to run for Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional District seat about to be vacated by U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts of East Marlborough.

New LCH medical director provides pediatric care to underserved in Kennett area |Apr 27, 2016

This spring, southern Chester County has a new local, year-round resource to help keep our kids healthy: La Comunidad Hispana (LCH). Thanks to LCH Medical Director Cindy D. Schmeltz, DNP, FNP-C, CRNP, the longstanding nonprofit community health center now provides pediatric care to uninsured and underinsured infants and children.

Kennett High FBLA team heads for Nationals in Atlanta |Apr 27, 2016

Kennett High School’s FBLA E-Business Team and individual competitors in Business Law, Securities and Investments, and Impromptu Speaking advanced out of state competition to the Future Business Leaders of America National Conference and Competition to be held in Atlanta, June 29 through July 2.

Kennett Demon Robotics team completes impressive season |Apr 27, 2016

Staff Report Kennett High School Demon Robotics completed its fifth season with an impressive finish at the district competition held in Bethlehem, PA, from April 14 to 16.

Roe is apparent winner in 158th write-in contest |Apr 27, 2016

West Goshen >> Eric Roe, the first-time candidate who jumped into the race for the Republican nomination in the troubled 158th Legislative District just weeks ago, has apparently captured that write-in Primary Election win.

D’Amico selected as Mushroom Festival honorary chair |Apr 26, 2016

Louise D’Amico selected as 31st Annual Mushroom Festival Honorary Chair

Police reports |Apr 26, 2016

State Police Avondale Barracks Wallet Found >> A multi-colored wallet containing $335 and a Starbucks gift card was found in a shopping cart in the Kennett Square Walmart in the 500 block of Schoolhouse Road in East Marlborough Township on March 26, police said.

New flea market opens in May in downtown Kennett Square; runs through the summer |Apr 26, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Officials have given the green light to a local merchant to set up a flea market on Saturdays through the summer in the borough’s historic district.

First annual Pet Fest coming to Anson Nixon Park in Kennett Square May 21 |Apr 26, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE>> If you have a pet, you won’t want to miss the first annual Kennett Rotary Pet Fest on May 21 at Anson Nixon Park.

Prosecutors oppose Pennsylvania AG Kane’s appeal to state court |Apr 25, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> Montgomery County prosecutors oppose embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane taking an appeal of a county judge’s pretrial rulings to a state court.

National Pretzel Day is April 26; watch how Philly Pretzel Factory makes their pretzels |Apr 25, 2016

National Pretzel Day is just around the corner — Tuesday, April 26 to be exact — and we got a behind the scenes look at how the Philly Pretzel Factory makes their soft pretzels to celebrate the event.

Crafting digital marketing that gets results: Answers to questions from local decision makers |Apr 25, 2016

Second in a series of articles by AdTaxi Networks experts who will be participating in this year’s Philly Tech Week 2016.

Several hundred gather to bless the bikes |Apr 24, 2016

KENNETT >> It has become a rite of spring at the Power Place Assemblies of God Church: the annual Blessing of the Bikes.

Live Blog Replay: Bill Clinton, Gabby Giffords rally in Montgomery County |Apr 23, 2016

President Bill Clinton will host a get out the vote event with former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly at Wissahickon Middle School today at 3:15 p.m. and you can follow live right here.

President Bill Clinton stops at Penn’s Table in West Chester |Apr 23, 2016

Diners at the popular Penn’s Table Restaurant in West Chester got a surprise visit Saturday morning from President Bill Clinton, who was in town campaigning for his wife, Hillary Clinton.

New Garden police arrest man in connection with rash of thefts at Hartefeld Golf Club development |Apr 23, 2016

On Monday April 11, 2016 at 4:17 a.m., New Garden Township Police Officers responded to the Hartefeld development for multiple reports of theft from motor vehicles discovered. Officers met with several victims who related sometime during the overnight hours items were stolen from numerous unlocked vehicles.

Trump to hold Monday rally at West Chester University |Apr 23, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> Donald Trump will hold a rally on the campus of West Chester University on Monday, according to officials at the school. It is expected to be the Republican presidential candidate’s first such foray into the suburban Philadelphia region ahead of Tuesday’s Primary Election.

Oxford School District to increase taxes 1 percent |Apr 23, 2016

LOWER OXFORD >> During the Tuesday, April 19, school board meeting, the board voted to approve the proposed final general fund budget for the coming year in the amount of $65,663,336. This is an increase of 3.

Chiefs present future department merger |Apr 22, 2016

WEST GROVE >> New Garden and West Grove could be in store for more comprehensive police protection as soon as their councils give approval for a proposed merging of the two deparements.

Mushroom Festival awards $85,000 in grants to 47 local organizations |Apr 22, 2016

The Mushroom Festival presented this year’s grants to 47 local organizations at the Grant Recipients Reception at the Kennett Square Inn on April 14.

West Chester firefighter, student saves four people from burning home |Apr 22, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> Daniel “DJ” Matthews was walking home from the Fame Fire Company in West Chester around 4:30 a.m. on March 6 when he heard smoke alarms going off nearby.

Kennett Township beefs up its police force |Apr 22, 2016

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> A new police officer was sworn in this week, bolstering the township’s police force yet again.

Kennett High wins first ChesMont track title in 25 years with help of student battling cancer |Apr 22, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Two days before Kennett High School’s Track & Field team’s biggest match of the season, one of their standout athletes, John Paul Dean, was in A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, being treated for Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

LIVE: Celebration for Philadelphia Flyers founder Ed Snider being held at Wells Fargo Center |Apr 21, 2016

A celebration of the life of Ed Snider, founder, owner and chairman of the Philadelphia Flyers today at 1 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center.

When Doves Cry: 5 number 1 hits by Prince everyone should hear |Apr 21, 2016

Pop musician Prince died Thursday but his music will live on.

Kennett, Unionville, Avon Grove high schools among best in nation according to U.S. News |Apr 21, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Three southern Chester County school districts -- Kennett Consolidated, Unionville-Chadds Ford, and Avon Grove -- all earned silver medals in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best High Schools in the Nation report released this week.

Get ready for the Kennett Run on May 14! |Apr 21, 2016

Twenty seven years ago inspired Kennett residents got together to launch a 5K/10K Race to showcase our local community and raise money for local charities. Over the years the Race has done a fantastic job at accomplishing both goals.

Live Blog Replay: Doors open at 2016 Greater Philadelphia Comic Con |Apr 21, 2016

Nerds assemble! The Great Philadelphia Comic Con, an annual weekend of pop-culture paradise, returns April 22 to 24, and we will be there blogging live to capture a full slate of artists and writers, cosplay contests, and various popular television and film actors.

Pottstown man sent to prison for role in tri-county burglary spree |Apr 20, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> A former Pottstown man who once was one of Montgomery County’s most wanted fugitives is headed to state prison after he admitted to participating in a serial burglary ring that targeted homes in Montgomery, Chester and Berks counties.

Horse pelted with paintballs finds new friend at secret pasture |Apr 20, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Lily, the 20-year-old horse pelted 130 times by paintballs has found a mate.

Overweight truck law already paying huge dividends for Kennett Twp., Kennett Square |Apr 19, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett Square and Kennett Township officials are making good on their promise that they don’t want overweight trucks on their roads.

Son of East Marlborough drug kingpin guilty in cocaine ring case |Apr 19, 2016

WEST CHESTER >>The son of an East Marlborough man who led a multi-million dollar cocaine trafficking ring that used connections with a Mexican drug cartels to brings drugs to the southern Chester County area and elsewhere has been found guilty of being a participant in the ring.

Police Reports |Apr 19, 2016

State Police Avondale Barracks

Napoles named employee of month at Kennett YMCA |Apr 19, 2016

Gustavo Napoles, a custodian at the Kennett Area YMCA, has been named Employee of the Month. “Gustavo always lends a helping hand when needed and is very compassionate and friendly to his team and members,” said Doug Nakashima, executive director of the Kennett YMCA.