Kennett Fire Co. picked for Latino pilot program |Oct 9, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Kennett Fire Company No. 1 has been chosen to participate in a pilot program to improve communication with Hispanic-speaking patients through the Christiana Care Health System.

Kennett officials settle lawsuit over McCarthy |Oct 8, 2015

The Kennett Township Board of Supervisors has agreed to settle a lawsuit that grew out of the circumstances surrounding the retirement of Albert McCarthy, the former township police chief.

Mother’s boyfriend accused in cocaine-lunch money case |Oct 8, 2015

London Grove >> An arrest warrant has been issued for David Guinan, the man police say is responsible for cocaine making its way into Penn London Elementary School last Friday.

9,000 expected at Tough Mudder event in Unionville Oct. 17-18 |Oct 8, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH>>About 9,000 people will flock to Unionville next weekend for Tough Mudder, an Ironman-type event that encompasses a 10-mile course that involves climbs, jumps, crawls, and of course, mud.

Patton Middle School earns honor as one of top 10 Eco-Schools |Oct 6, 2015

Recognizing their commitment to wildlife protection, sustainability and environmental education, the National Wildlife Federation has given Charles Patton Middle School, in Kennet Square, PA an honorable mention as one of America’s Top Eco-Schools.

Steeplechase won’t run on Mother’s Day in 2016 |Oct 6, 2015

There are only so many Sundays in the Spring racing season.

Police Reports |Oct 6, 2015

State Police Avondale Barracks Car hit Deer >> Cecil Kirk Jr., 67, of Rising Sun, Maryland, suffered minor injuries when his car hit a deer that came out of a grassy area along Route 1 near Route 841 in Penn Township on Sept.

Developer, board come to terms over open space funding in E. Marlborough |Oct 6, 2015

Township Solicitor Frone Crawford said the board members had been discussing Regis Investment Properties’ appeal of a conditional use order for the second phase of a project on the west side of Walnut Road in an executive session before their Monday night regular meeting.

Kennett Homecoming King, Queen crowned |Oct 5, 2015

The gymnasium, rather than the traditional football field, was the setting for the Homecoming Court. Due to cold, wet winds and a steady rain on Friday, the Homecoming parade was cancelled and the crowning of the Homecoming king and queen postponed until the dance Saturday night.

Family homeless center opens in West Grove |Oct 5, 2015

Family Promise of Southern Chester County will host an Open House at the new Resource Center on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 5 pm to 7 pm. The Center is located at 105 West Evergreen Street in West Grove.

Unionville Fair continues a long tradition |Oct 4, 2015

East Marlborough >> For old timers in the school district, the smells and sights of the weekend’s Unionville Community Fair brought back memories of the old days when it was called the Farm Show and was held at what is now Unionville Elementary School.

More rain, flooding forecast along soggy East Coast |Oct 3, 2015

Even with Hurricane Joaquin no longer as big of a threat, the weekend promises little relief for the most waterlogged parts of the East Coast.The National Weather Service says the risk of flooding will continue through Monday morning, especially in parts of North and South Carolina that already have gotten up to 11 inches of rain this week.

Montgomery County DA announces additional charges against Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane |Oct 1, 2015

NORRISTOWN >> The recent search of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s Harrisburg office turned up what Montgomery County prosecutors likely consider the smoking gun of their investigation into Kane’s alleged lies to an investigative grand jury.

Scout to relocate old Civil War-era cannon in Kennett Square |Sep 30, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>A Kennett Square Eagle Scout has obtained permission from Kennett Square council to move a Civil-War-era cannon to the borough building on Marshall Street.

Bell Tower gets a facelift for its 10th anniversary |Sep 29, 2015

The cupola and bell that for years sat atop Oxford school buildings and then was tucked away for a decade, got a facelift on the anniversary of its resurrection.

Obama and Putin: Awkward moments, few breakthroughs |Sep 29, 2015

NEW YORK >> U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s first formal meeting in more than two years started with an awkward handshake and ended without a breakthrough on Syria, a crisis that has strained their already tense relationship.

Police reports |Sep 28, 2015

State Police Avondale Barracks Assault >> Breya Lynn Galli, 20, of Lincoln University was arrested for aggravated assault after kicking an emergency medical technician on Route 1 in East Marlborough Township on Sept.

They wouldn’t miss seeing Pope Francis because ‘He is a rock star’ |Sep 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> The visit by Pope Francis to Philadelphia is bringing people near and far together for at least the weekend.

Pope Francis meets with sexual abuse victims, promises change |Sep 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Pope Francis met on Sunday morning at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary with three women and two men who had been victims of sexual abuse — at least some in the group were abused by clergy members.

Walk across Ben Franklin Bridge becomes draw for New Jersey residents |Sep 27, 2015

CAMDEN >> Making the pilgrimage to see the pope in Philadelphia meant many things to many people, and for those in New Jersey, a pilgrimage was undertaken in the literal sense.

Battleship New Jersey becomes temporary home to Pope Francis pilgrims |Sep 27, 2015

CAMDEN >> For the O’Neal family of Raleigh, N.C., the trip to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia was “an adventure beyond belief.”

Pope Francis cutout huge hit with traveler making trip to Philly |Sep 27, 2015

UPPER DARBY >> Pilgrims lined up in the 69th Street Transportation Center on Sunday not to board the Market-Frankford train but to have their photo taken with a cardboard cutout of Pope Francis.

High spirits and yellow baseball caps greet local pilgrims |Sep 27, 2015

NEW GARDEN >> As daylight arrived in southern Chester County on Sunday, another wave of St. Rocco Parish members arrived for their bus trip to Philadelphia to see Pope Francis.

Immigrants hope Pope Francis’ words can change thoughts |Sep 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Thousands of pilgrims flooded Independence Hall to hear Pope Francis speak about immigration Saturday.

Pope Francis to prisoners at Curran-Fromhold: Stay open to ‘new possibilities’ |Sep 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Pope Francis delivered a message to inmates at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia on Sunday morning.

Vice President Joe Biden among group to bid Pope Francis adieu |Sep 27, 2015

It was announced Sunday morning that Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, will lead the American delegation attending the departure ceremony for Pope Francis when he departs to Rome, Italy, after the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families.

Travelers describe experience seeing Pope Francis |Sep 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> The faithful traveled from as far as Argentina and as near as Lansdowne on Sunday to celebrate Mass with a pope who many feel brings a message of humility, redemption and hope.

Volunteers share experiences helping faithful during Pope Francis’ visit |Sep 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> The spirit on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway was infectious.

Being handicapped made seeing Pope Francis a little tricky |Sep 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> For the all the walking and standing crowds had to endure to catch a view of Pope Francis on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia for the papal Mass on Sunday, organizers had to scramble to accommodate those with disabilities.

Column: For this Catholic, seeing Pope Francis was surreal |Sep 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Standing in the middle of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, a few football fields away from the head of the Catholic Church, well, let’s just say it felt surreal.

Pope Francis final message to Philly: ‘Love is in little things’ |Sep 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Before an audience of hundreds of thousands of people, Pope Francis completed his visit to Philadelphia, and the final leg of his tour of the United States, by celebrating Mass Sunday afternoon.

Record crowd for healthy living event in Kennett Square |Sep 26, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Thousands of people attended the fifth annual Vive tu vida event at Anson Nixon Park Saturday, and event organizers said hundreds of people took advantage of free health screenings and flu shots.

Pa. Sen. Casey takes pontiff’s message to heart |Sep 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-PA, called Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia an honor and privilege.

On the ground: Pope Francis arrives in Philadelphia |Sep 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> As Shepherd One quietly glided into Atlantic Aviation at Philadelphia International Airport, Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia officially began.

Faithful pack Cathedral Basilica for Mass with Pope Francis |Sep 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> The largest cathedral in Pennsylvania was certainly the right setting for Pope Francis on Saturday morning.

Crowds gather to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis in front of the Basilica |Sep 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> There was plenty of brotherly love shown to Pope Francis upon his arrival to Philadelphia on Saturday morning.

Papal pilgrims arrive slowly but steadily at 69th Street Transportation Center |Sep 26, 2015

UPPER DARBY >> The 69th Street Transportation Center, one of the main transit sites for access to see the pope in Philadelphia, had a scant but steady stream of people before noon on Saturday.

Pope Francis extols virtues of immigrants, talks religious freedom, globalization |Sep 26, 2015

They brought out all the pomp and circumstance at Independence Hall on Saturday afternoon.

Getting out early in hopes of seeing Pope Francis |Sep 26, 2015

The crush to get an early start on Septa’s regional rail wasn’t nearly as bad as expected the morning when Pope Francis was coming to town.

New Jersey to Philly commute better than expected Saturday morning |Sep 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Travelers from New Jersey had a surprisingly easy time Saturday morning commuting into Philadelphia for the Pope Francis visit.

SEPTA passengers make their way by train, foot to Saturday’s papal events |Sep 26, 2015

UPPER DARBY >> The 7:30 a.m. train out of the Primos SEPTA station in Upper Darby Saturday was quiet.

Chester County boy gets special, moving visit from Pope Francis |Sep 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Chuck Keating prepared for weeks for Pope Francis’ arrival in Philadelphia, but what happened when the pontiff got here he could have never anticipated.

Bishop Shanahan marching band excited to greet Pope Francis at airport |Sep 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Among those ready to greet Pope Francis at the Philadelphia airport was the Bishop Shanahan High School marching band.

Pope Francis paints final stroke on commemorative mural that honors WMOF |Sep 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> On a cool fall evening in the heart of center city Philadelphia, after a night of celebrating family with moving musical acts, compelling stories shared by families around the world and scripture readings, Pope Francis, joined children and artists on the Festival of Families stage, and signed his name to a mural created to honor his historic visit to the City of Brotherly Love during the Festival of Families on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Saturday night.

St. Rocco members thrilled to visit the Pope |Sep 26, 2015

New Garden >> Before the sun came up over Avondale on Saturday, the nuns of St. Rocco Parish were getting things ready for the five-bus caravan into Philadelphia for the Papal visit: water, snacks, toilet paper and — most importantly — the admission badges.

Adolph: Money may be made available for suburbs |Sep 25, 2015

State Rep. Bill Adolph, R-165, of Springfield, said there may be monies available for suburban counties to help reduce the costs of Pope Francis’ visit, if Gov. Tom Wolf signs an emergency funding bill Monday.

For the Red Cross, the visit by Pope Francis is just like any other event |Sep 25, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Even with more than 1,000 volunteers coming from around the country and a bevy of activity humming with tons of charts and maps posted on the walls, the papal visit this weekend is just another ordinary operation for the American Red Cross.

On the whole, people have enjoyed their time in Philadelphia |Sep 25, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> As the World Meeting of Families comes to a close, attendees were reflecting on the week of fellowship they shared with others and looking forward to the new experiences they would have over the weekend when Pope Francis arrives.

It’s finally here: The region braces for Pope Francis |Sep 25, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Pope Francis’ historic visit to Philadelphia kicks off Saturday and there’s plenty in store for when he arrives.

For one family, the mission is spreading the miracle story of Gianna |Sep 25, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Pope Francis isn’t the only one bringing people of faith to Philadelphia this weekend.