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LIVE: Hillary Clinton visits business in Hatfield |Jul 29, 2016

A day after becoming the first woman to accept the presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton will be in Hatfield, Montgomery County, this afternoon and we will be right there with here.

London Grove man gets probation for drugs in school case |Jul 28, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> A southern Chester County man who unwittingly supplied cocaine to his fiancé’s daughter, which she then took to school with her lunch money, was sentenced Tuesday to one year of probation.

Too expensive to live in Chester County? Officials seek ways to retain millenials |Jul 28, 2016

MALVERN >> Because Chester County is so expensive to live, and because housing is so expensive there, millenials are starting to leave, and officials must find a way to keep them because they are a driving force behind the economy.

Millenials here have hard time finding affordable housing |Jul 28, 2016

MALVERN >> More than 50 percent of millenials make less than $50,000 per year, and they are finding it exceedingly difficult to find affordable housing in Chester County.

Local Sanders supporters sad campaign is over, ‘but it’s kind of been coming’ |Jul 27, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> The morning after Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders officially lost the Democratic presidential nomination to Hillary Clinton, Pennsylvania Democrats were eager to recognize the former candidate for his work in championing progressive ideals, but were just as eager to unite behind Clinton for president.

Experts: Technology and youth dominating the voting realm |Jul 27, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> A panel of U.S. representatives addressed how technology plays in their governing and why it’s important to be civically engaged from emailing to voting at a forum sponsored by SAP.

Gregorio Orrostieta sentenced for murder of girlfriend at Millersville dorm |Jul 27, 2016

A Kennett Square man was sentenced Wednesday to 20 to 40 years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend in her dorm room at Millersville University.

Pitching in to repair homes |Jul 26, 2016

AVONDALE >> Three families in southern Chester County are now living in homes that are warmer, dryer and safer thanks to the work of Good Neighbors Home Repair and its high school summer camp.

Police Log |Jul 26, 2016

State Police Avondale Barracks Speeding >> William Gould, 64, of Oxford was traveling on Route 896 in Upper Oxford Township on July 8 at 4:16 p.m. with a load of fence posts in his trailer.

Alexander Hamilton: Creating a more perfect union, Part 3 |Jul 26, 2016

As part of General Washington’s ‘family’ during the American Revolution, the commander immediately recognized not only Alexander Hamilton’s bravery, but his diverse talents in writing, organization and management.

After 40 years, Laslo retires at East Marlborough, but bikeways are still elusive |Jul 25, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> She’s been able to keep taxes in check, help to preserve land as open space and even helped to bring public sewers to historic Unionville. But one thing Jane Laslo wishes she could have done was to bring bikeways to the township.

Democratic National Convention brings boon to hotels in region |Jul 22, 2016

Thousands of visitors will begin arriving in the region this weekend for the Democratic National Convention being held July 25-28 in Philadelphia. An estimated 6,000 delegates and alternates will participate in convention week activities, and thousands more are expected to join the festivities.

Living History Part 2: Hamilton and Washington were brothers-in-arms |Jul 21, 2016

The Continental Army during the Revolutionary War faced long odds against the most powerful military machine in the western world. England’s Army and Navy dwarfed those of America. Alexander Hamilton joined an artillery unit in New York to fight the British and was later made Captain of a group of about 60 troops.

Kennett Township officials fired up about enacting controversial gun ordinance |Jul 21, 2016

The long, complicated story of Kennett Township’s firearms discharge ordinance is moving toward the end of its latest chapter, which could be titled “reenactment.”

Devon Horse Show chairman from Unionville pleads guilty |Jul 21, 2016

Wayne Grafton, chairman of the Devon Horse Show, pleaded guilty Thursday to a Tredyffrin Township disorderly conduct citation, steaming from an incident during this year’s show on May 31.

New Garden, West Grove form regional police department |Jul 21, 2016

NEW GARDEN >> The second regional police force in Chester County, the Southern Chester County Regional Police Department, will form Jan. 1, 2017.

Police Reports |Jul 20, 2016

Police Avondale Barracks Domestic assault >> Wayne Lee Rowe, 50, of Upper Oxford was arrested after the report of a domestic assault in the 300 block of Village Road in Upper Oxford on July 11 at 10:39 p.

Creamery concerns misguided, Kennett officials claim |Jul 19, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> All of the cries about unsafe conditions at the Creamery, Kennett Square’s newest pop-up beer garden, appear to be unfounded.

Cat saved by firefighters |Jul 17, 2016

While the home of Saturday’s fire in London Britain Township was a complete loss. This morning we received information that a life was saved during the fire! A crew from Station 21 Oxford found a cat in the basement scared soaking wet and with smoke inhalation.

Flesh-eating bacteria kills chamber president |Jul 15, 2016

OXFORD >> Friends and neighbors filled St. Christopher’s Church on Thursday night to honor the memory of philanthropist and Chamber of Commerce President Jerome Rodio.

Massive hay fire in New Garden sends one firefighter to the hospital |Jul 15, 2016

New Garden >> Avondale firefighters spent much of Thursday dealing with a large hay bale fire at J.D. Mushrooms, located in the 200 block of Ellicott Road in the township.

Garage Youth Center gets huge grant from PEW |Jul 15, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> The PEW Charitable Trust has awarded the Garage Community and Youth Center a three-year, $135,000 grant, the largest grant the organization has ever received.

Kennett Square asking churches, YMCA, senior center, to pay their fair share of taxes |Jul 15, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> In the next couple of months, churches, The Garage Community Youth Center, The Kennett Area YMCA, the Kennett Area Senior Center and all tax-exempt properties will be getting a letter asking them to contribute their fair share of taxes.

GUIDE: How does ‘Pokemon Go’ work? |Jul 15, 2016

At this point you’ve probably heard of “Pokémon Go,” but you might not be sure how it works. If you’re interested in playing the game that’s sweeping the nation but need some insight, check out the helpful guide below.

Act readies summer musical “Grease” |Jul 15, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> The Avon Grove Community Theater known at “Act” is getting ready for it’s annual summer musical.

Work continues on new fitness center in Kennett Square |Jul 15, 2016

Work on the new ANCHOR life+fitness center on Broad Street off State Street in Kennett Square continues. It is located at the site of the former Kennett Fire Co. that was built in 1951. ANCHOR will be offering one-on-one personal training and small classes.

New $1.2 million ladder truck can reach every structure in Kennett |Jul 14, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> When fire ripped through the historic Chalfant House nearly two years ago, a ladder truck from nearby Hockessin Fire Co. was needed to reach the upper floor. But with the recent acquisition of a new $1.

Kennett’s public works department saves the life of kitten stuck in sewer grate |Jul 14, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> a kitten is alive today thanks to the fast action of the Kennett Square Public Works Department.

Alexander Hamilton: Creating a more perfect Union, Part 1 |Jul 14, 2016

For 21st-centurymedia.com More than any other Founding Father, the story of Alexander Hamilton’s life- notably his formative years- is the least documented and most misunderstood. The details of his mother’s early unhappy marriage which ended in divorce, the exact year of his birth and his childhood education have all been issues of debate for decades among historians and biographers.

VIDEO: Experts share tips for DIY sushi success |Jul 13, 2016

Craving crunchy shrimp or California rolls? Have a taste for spicy tuna? Make your own with help from sushi experts like Tai Ha.

Police Reports |Jul 12, 2016

State Police Avondale Barracks Mutual assault >> Grace Ellen Hagerty, 33, of Oxford and Jennifer Marie Parsons, 26, of Gap, physically assaulted each other in the 800 block of Commons Drive in Lower Oxford Township on July 4 at 11:47 p.

Tom Musser, 81, community leader, Tri-M founder |Jul 12, 2016

W. Thomas Musser, Chairman and Founder of The Tri-M Group, LLC and lifelong resident of Chester County, PA, age 81, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at his home in Kennett Square, PA; after a brave battle with brain cancer.

Kennett Copy and More to open in old Rubinstein’s building |Jul 12, 2016

NEW GARDEN >> When Rubinstein’s closed last year, loyal customers told employees Lori Amway and Rhonda Thorpe how much they would miss it, and how they wished someone could keep the store open.

New book asserts Pennock was no racist |Jul 11, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> In his recently released biography of pitching great Herb Pennock, author Keith Craig strongly disputes the rumor that the late Baseball Hall of Famer and Kennett Square native made disparaging racial remarks about Jackie Robinson in a 1947 telephone call.

VIDEO: The best simple grilled cheese |Jul 11, 2016

Do you like or love grilled cheese but don’t care for the fancy recipes all over the internet? Check out this recipe that differs from the original just a little bit with different kinds of cheese.

Friday Night Lights at ChesLen Preserve draws largest crowd to date |Jul 9, 2016

NEWLIN >> It was a night of good drinks, good music and good company at the sixth annual Friday Night Lights, held at the ChesLen Preserve on Friday night.

Chester County farm markets now offering fresh produce |Jul 9, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> If you love fresh fruits and vegetables, this is a very special time of year.

Free concerts under the stars offered in Pocopson Township |Jul 8, 2016

Bring your lawn chair, blanket and a picnic dinner to BrandywineRed Clay Alliance’s Myrick Conservation Center and listen to music under the stars in a beautiful country setting. The Sounds Under the Stars Music Series, began June 30.

Gun ordinance may be re-enacted in Kennett Township |Jul 8, 2016

For 2st-centurymedia.com They haven’t pulled the trigger on it yet, but Kennett Township’s supervisors say they aim to reenact their gun ordinance at a future meeting. The township put a gun ordinance in place in 2013, after residents complained about noise and potential hazards from unregulated private shooting ranges.

Wendy’s restaurants in Kennett Square, Oxford and Thorndale hacked |Jul 8, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >>Three Wendy’s restaurants in Chester County -- Thorndale, Kennett Square and Oxford -- were among 1,025 franchise locations nationwide where hackers stole customers’ credit and debit card information.

New sidewalks will connect Kennett Square to New Garden Shopping Center |Jul 8, 2016

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> Just about any day, people can be seen walking along West Cypress Street just outside of Kennett Square, often with grocery bags in their hands. Sometimes, it’s mothers with kids in tow, other times it’s men, trying to get to jobs.

LCH to open dental center in southern Chester County |Jul 8, 2016

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) granted Kennett Square’s La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) a $350,000 award to open a new dental center to serve southern Chester County.

Victory sidewalk not built to specs allowed to remain |Jul 7, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Earlier this year, borough council demanded that the sidewalk in front of Victory at Magnolia Place be torn up and built properly. Being part of the new Cypress Street Reconstruction Project, the sidewalk was supposed to be half concrete, half brick.

Giant Penn Oak dies in Pocopson |Jul 7, 2016

POCOPSON >> A tree that witnessed the northward march of Hessian troops toward West Chester during the Revolutionary War has died.

Pitts deserves the accolades he’s receiving |Jul 7, 2016

Congressman Joe Pitts has been annoying liberals for the past 40 years, especially on the issues of guns and abortion. In return they routinely vote for candidates a little more to the left to represent them in Washington.

Police Reports |Jul 6, 2016

State Police Avondale Barracks DUI >> Martin Keith Lord, 52, of Wilmington was arrested for DUI on June 25 at 11 p.m. on Spring Mill Road in Kennett Township, police said.

Find out where the #septatrouble is during today’s commute |Jul 6, 2016

While the morning commute Tuesday on the SEPTA regional rail seemed to go pretty smooth, the evening commute was a mess. How will it go today? Check out the trouble right here and Tweet it out using #septatrouble.

Kennett’s new pop-up beer garden criticized by some residents |Jul 6, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> The Creamery, the borough’s newest pop-up beer garden that has been drawing huge crowds, was criticized by some residents who claim there is excessive noise, dangerous conditions and a deteriorating quality of life for neighboring residents.

Kennett Square gets new police officer |Jul 6, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Jacob Andress was sworn in as the borough’s newest police officer Monday night.

Big tax hike for property owners in Unionville |Jul 6, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Property owners in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District got their tax bills in the mail this week, and the average homeowner in Chester County saw they will pay about $160 more this year, and those in Delaware County, close to $200 more.