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It’s in the stars: Local planetarium offering public showings |Jan 30, 2015

The planetarium on the campus of West Chester University is offering live shows are held once a month during the regular academic year. These presentations are given by a PhD astronomer and consist of an overview of what is currently visible in the night sky.

Kennett man arrested after responding to online ads for underage sex |Jan 29, 2015

AURORA, ILL.>> A Kennett Square man was one of eight men arrested in west suburban Aurora, Illinois during a series of stings targeting people who allegedly sought underage sex through online advertisements.

Kennett merchants: A big reason for Kennett’s Square’s success |Jan 29, 2015

Kennett Square, just one square mile with about 5,000 residents, has become the most successful borough in Chester County.

Historic Chandler Mill Bridge in Kennett Township saved |Jan 29, 2015

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> Supervisors this week passed a resolution opening the historic Chandler Mill Bridge to pedestrians, bicyclists and emergency vehicles. The action ends years of controversy over the county-owned bridge, which has been closed to vehicular traffic since May of 2011.

Former director of Tick Tock Early Learning Center arrested |Jan 29, 2015

NEW GARDEN >> The woman who led the Tick Tock Early Learning Center in Toughkenamon for eight years has been charged by police with theft and receiving stolen property.

Oxford School Board audit is clean |Jan 27, 2015

OXFORD >> The Oxford Area School District received a clean report for the past year from their new auditors, and are now working toward the 2015-16 school year budget.

Carly Rechenberg, Unionville Fair Queen, returns with fond memories |Jan 27, 2015

HERSHEY >> She didn’t win the title of Pennsylvania Fair Queen, but Unionville’s Carly Rechenberg came home with lots of memories.

Police Reports Jan. 29 |Jan 27, 2015

State Police Avondale Stolen clubs >> Someone stole golf clubs and bag from Innescrone Golf Club in the 700 block of East Avondale Road in London Grove Township on Dec. 16 at 11:09 a.m., police said.

Unionville School District resignations, new hires |Jan 27, 2015

Resignations Margaret Buck >> Teacher, Pocopson Elementary.

Old Timers chat with Morandini and induct eight |Jan 27, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> For baseball lovers in the Philadelphia area, it’s never too early to start thinking about opening day at Citizens Park.

Tony Scheivert takes over as new township manager in New Garden |Jan 27, 2015

NEW GARDEN >> Tony Scheivert has always liked dealing with people. He likes being around people and solving problems.

Kennett Square officials considering public parking garage expansion |Jan 26, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett Square officials are considering a $3.2 million expansion of its public parking garage, but officials agree additional parking is not really needed.

Local woman offers free cleaning services to cancer victims |Jan 23, 2015

CHADDS FORD>>Angel DeNicola knows just how hard it is for a woman battling cancer to get things done. After the diagnosis, and after the denial, there’s fear, and a feeling of self-defeat.

To-Jo, Phillips Mushroom Farm win big at Pa. Farm Show |Jan 23, 2015

Chester County farmers and producers received high marks from Pennsylvania Farm Show judges last week, resulting in an impressive array of ribbons in almost every agricultural discipline in the show’s 99th year of operation.

E. Marlborough man who abandoned wife, children to avoid arrest on child porn charges captured |Jan 20, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH>>A man who abandoned his home, wife and children after learning he was being sought by police on child pornography charges, has been captured after a four-day intelligence and surveillance mission determined he was hiding out in Pendleton, S.

MLK CommUNITY choir performs in Kennett Square |Jan 20, 2015

Police Reports |Jan 20, 2015

State Police Avondale Retail theft >> Brittany Lee Ross of East Marlborough Township removed items worth $188 from the shelves without paying and then tried to return them fpor cash at Walmart on Schoolhouse Road in East Marlbough on Jan.

More than 1,000 volunteer for MLK Day of Sharing in Kennett, Unionville |Jan 19, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE – America has a crisis of mass incarceration, and if current trends continue, one out of every three black males will be in prison.

Kennett High cheerleaders help the needy |Jan 18, 2015

Kennett Square community, officials pitch in to help victims of New Year’s Eve fire |Jan 16, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Lorell Ingram is certain he wouldn’t be alive today had his wife not gotten off work early on New Year’s Eve.

Officials approve huge digital billboard along Route 1 |Jan 15, 2015

LOWER OXFORD >> The supervisors approved a zoning ordinance amendment on Wednesday that would pave the way for construction of a huge video billboard along Route 1.

Police Reports |Jan 13, 2015

State police avondale Burglary >> Someone went into an unlocked residence on Media Road in Elk Township on Jan. 7 at midday and took and took two handguns and miscellaneous electronic equipment, police said.

New Garden man arrested for allegedly abusing young girl |Jan 13, 2015

NEW GARDEN >> A 32-year-old man is behind bars on $2 million cash bail after he was arrested for allegedly abusing a young girl over a five-year period, according to township police.

A new ambulance for the Oxford Union Fire Company |Jan 13, 2015

OXFORD >> It always feels good to get a new car. The joy is even heightened when it’s the fire company getting it, and the acquisition is a new ambulance.

Victims of Kennett house fire receive help from community |Jan 12, 2015

Kennett Square >> A borough family who lost their home to a New Year’s Eve fire is receiving help from their community after a fund was established to help restart their lives.

West Grove gets a new ambulance |Jan 12, 2015

WEST GROVE >> On Monday, almost two weeks after Christmas, the new West Grove Fire Company ambulance was still wearing a red ribbon.

New development in Kennett on the fast track |Jan 12, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Soon after Victory Brewing Co. opens its third location in Kennett Square this spring, a new construction project will start nearby that will add a restaurant, office space, apartments and some retail space.

Wyeth painting dedicated to Downingtown school |Jan 10, 2015

DOWNINGTOWN >> An Andrew Wyeth painting was dedicated Monday to East Ward Elementary School in honor of a student who died earlier this year from cancer.

Apartment complex springs from site of huge fire |Jan 10, 2015

NEW GARDEN >> A Landenberg apartment complex that burned to the ground in April of 2103, leaving 40 people homeless, has risen from the ashes, thanks to a Kennett Square man.

Unionville High School sets the bar high for academic achievement |Jan 8, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH>>More than one out of 10 Unionville High School seniors are ranked in the top 2 percent in the country based on the latest nationwide testing standards. And last year, Unionville had a record 33 students who were National Merit finalists, who are considered among the brightest in the nation.

Early morning fire breaks out in Kennett home |Jan 8, 2015

KENNETT >> A fire broke out early this morning in a home on Red Clay Dr.

Chester County’s first baby of 2015 is “an angel of the goddesses” |Jan 6, 2015

PAOLI >> Chester County’s first baby of 2015 came into the world while people were still popping their champagne corks for the new year.

The many Quaker Meetinghouses of Chester County |Jan 6, 2015

Religious persecution historically has caused millions of people around the world to seek a better, friendlier place to live. In the 17th century, there were many dissenters in Great Britain who disagreed with the policies of the Church of England.

Year in Review: Residents rally to help save nonprofit that helps special needs children |Jan 3, 2015

The year 2014 nearly saw the closing of the Barn at Spring Brook Farm in Pocopson Township. The Barn provides animal therapy to special needs children.

The covered bridges of Chester County |Jan 3, 2015

“They don’t build ‘em like that anymore…”

Fire in Kennett Square |Jan 2, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Visitors at the Kennett Square Mushroom Drop on Wednesday night were temporarily distracted by a fire that occurred one block north of the celebration.

Officials agree new Pocopson bridge must look nice |Jan 2, 2015

POCOPSON >> With construction of the Route 52 roundabout in Pocopson winding down, construction of a new project in the township will make life much more challenging for motorists.

Long-awaited Route 52 roundabout opens in Pocopson |Jan 2, 2015

POCOPSON >>The wait is finally over.

Chadds Ford man creates display to pay tribute to police officers |Jan 2, 2015

CHADDS FORD >> A Chadds Ford man, who proudly shows his loyalty for his college by lighting up his lawn every holiday season, has changed his message to show support for the New York Police Department.

Thousands ring in the new year at Kennett Square Mushroom Drop |Jan 1, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Thousands of people flocked to Kennett Square on New Year’s Eve to ring in the new year as they watched a 500-pound stainless steel mushroom drop 85 feet to the ground at the second annual Mushroom Drop.

What made headlines locally in 2014 |Dec 30, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> From the first drowning at Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square to community outrage at the possibility of the closing of an organization that helps special needs children, here are the top stories that made news in the Kennett and Unionville areas in 2014:

AGS: The five top stories in 2014 |Dec 30, 2014

As years go, 2014 had its highs and lows, pretty much like those that preceded it. Section C of this paper contains a review of many of the stories with pictures to go with them. But here are the top news items that we are not likely to forget soon.

Local man builds new apartment complex that was site of huge fire |Dec 28, 2014

LANDENBERG >> A local apartment complex that burned to the ground in April of 2103, leaving 40 people homeless, has risen from the ashes, thanks to a Kennett Square man.

More than 600 people helped by food basket event |Dec 24, 2014

NEW GARDEN >> Hundreds of volunteers staffed tables full of coats, food and toys at the New Garden Public Works building on Saturday, carrying on a tradition of giving that began 65 years ago.

Oxford School Board looks to increase budget and maybe taxes |Dec 24, 2014

OXFORD >> The Oxford Area School District is looking at a budget increase of 5.6 percent for the coming school year, that could require a tax increase as well as drawing money from the fund balance to bridge a $5.

Results of study recommend no redistricting in Unionville-Chadds Ford |Dec 24, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> There will be no redistricting in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District for the 2015-2016 school year.

Local police review excessive force policies |Dec 23, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Some local police departments are reviewing policies on use of excessive force following nationwide media attention in Missouri and New York in which some have claimed officers were overzealous.

Kennett band ‘Rose Project’ to perform locally |Dec 19, 2014

Kennett Square area band “The Rose Project” is stepping up to perform at local venues in 2015. Local musician Bill Rose has taken his band with the eponymous name “The Rose Project” to new levels to include Bill Rose on guitar and vocals, Al Hahn on Bass and Keyboard, Dave Walker on Guitar, and Steve K.

Local police review excessive force policies |Dec 19, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Some local police departments are reviewing policies on use of excessive force following nationwide media attention in Missouri and New York in which some have claimed officers were overzealous.

Unionville students pitch in to make Christmas bright for needy |Dec 17, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Unionville High School student council members made Christmas a lot brighter for local needy families last week.