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Candy store move begat artisan outlet |Feb 7, 2016

New London >> When the popular Candy For All Occasions store moved from a tiny crossroads to the Jennersville Shopping Center more than a year ago, it left empty a quaint, historic little building filled with nooks and crannies all over the first floor at the village crossroads.

Dave Haradon to be named chamber’s Outstanding Citizen of Year |Feb 5, 2016

Dave Haradon, who has been instrumental in starting a local homeless initiative and has volunteered for many non-profits, will be honored by the Southern Chester Chamber of Commerce as its Outstanding Citizen of the Year.

Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane has August trial date for alleged perjury charge |Feb 5, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> Embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s trial on perjury-related charges will get under way with jury selection on Aug. 8, a judge ruled on Friday.

Unionville Community Fair in jeopardy of ending after 91 years |Feb 4, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Unless two key positions are filled by Feb. 29, the Unionville Community Fair will come to an end after 91 years.

Development of old NVF site in Kennett could begin soon |Feb 4, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Development of the old NVF property, a 26-acre site located not too far from Victory Brewing Co., could begin as early as next year.

Former Kennett football star avoids jail time for soliciting sex from teen girl |Feb 4, 2016

west chester >> The former star football player for Kennett High School who was charged with soliciting sex from a teenage girl he met through his job at the Kennett Area YMCA was sentenced to probation in Common Pleas Court Thursday.

First-ever Victory Block Party coming to Kennett Square May 22 |Feb 3, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Borough officials Monday night approved a first annual Victory Brewing Co. block party that will benefit Historic Kennett Square.

Montgomery County judge denies Bill Cosby’s request to dismiss sex assault charges |Feb 3, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> A Montgomery County judge has denied a request made by Bill Cosby’s lawyers to dismiss sexual assault charges.

Taste for craft spirits rising across Philadelphia region |Feb 3, 2016

A sweet fragrance permeates the room as you walk into the Manatawny Still Works, as the art of distilling craft spirits is underway right before your eyes. Four rows of large, aging wooden barrels rest stacked on top of each other toward the back of the room, behind a wooden bar and small seating area.

20-lot cluster development planned in Willowdale |Feb 2, 2016

A proposed development near the Willowdale crossroads got an overview from the East Marlborough board of supervisors at their monthly meeting Monday night.

Police reports |Feb 2, 2016

Kennett Township Burglary >> At approximately 12:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, the Kennett Township Police were dispatched to a burglary on the 1000 block on Kaolin Road in Kennett Square.

Local artists bring their skills to the flower show |Feb 1, 2016

Penn >> When the Philadelphia Flower Show opens on March 5, visitors will be dazzled not only by acres of outstanding landscapes, but by a number of fine art displays featuring beautiful and fascinating plants.

Ceramics and soup for a good cause |Feb 1, 2016

Oxford >> The Oxford Arts Alliance is combining ceramics and soup to suppost a local charitible agency.

Chester County man draws jail for pot deal in Salford |Feb 1, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> A Chester County man has been sentenced to jail time for trafficking marijuana in Montgomery County.

McCaffery: For Openers, Phils’ gloves will be mightier than their bats |Jan 30, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> From the manager to the general manager to the personnel development director to the players themselves, the Phillies expect a volatile couple of months in Clearwater.

Paint a healthy picture with Healthy Selfie Contest |Jan 30, 2016

Keep health in the picture even after the hype of New Year’s resolutions through a photo contest which awards winners $50 in gift cards to local businesses.

Sen. Dinniman visits Kennett Middle to speak out against standardized tests |Jan 30, 2016

NEW GARDEN >> When students in Kate Madigan’s English class at Kennett Middle School wrote to Sen. Andy Dinniman telling him how unfair Keystone Exams are, and suggesting alternatives, Dinniman decided to pay a visit to the class to get their input in person.

Tie vote means no all-day kindergarten at Avon Grove |Jan 29, 2016

Penn >> Parents will have to wait at least one more year for full-day kindergarten to come to the Avon Grove School District. Several school board members seeking more information before committing to the change resulted in a tie vote at the Thurs.

Report indicates Kennett area well poised for economic development |Jan 29, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> In the next decade, the number of office buildings and office spaces will decline as more and more businesses rely on telecommuting. And the Latino population will continue to grow and have a huge impact on the economy in the Kennett area.

Signal 88 of Octorara earns award |Jan 27, 2016

Last week at Signal 88 Security’s Annual Convention in Tampa, Florida, a local franchisee was recognized for attaining $2.5M in sales in 2015, and having more contracted security hours than any other Signal 88 Security franchise in 2015.

Police reports |Jan 27, 2016

State Police Avondale Barracks Tree struck >> Jose Perez-Rosa, 25, of Wilmington traveled off the shoulder and hit a tree on Lenape-Unionvklle Road in Pocopson Township on Jan. 13 at 1:20 p.

Unionville takes two from Kennett |Jan 27, 2016

Boys Basketball: Unionville 45, Kennett 42 >> In Ches-Mont American action, the Indians outscored the Blue Demons 14-4 in the final quarter to stage a come-from-behind victory on Thursday, Jan.

West Grove adds new full-time police officer |Jan 27, 2016

West Grove >> The borough doubled the size of its full-time police department with the hiring of Justin Fonock at its January meeting.

Finally: Affordable Health Care |Jan 27, 2016

I don’t know about you, but I’ve watched my health care insurance premiums and deductibles rise year after year after year. My deductible for 2016 doubled from last year. According to President Obama, the Affordable Care Act [ACA] is saving lots of money.

Second thoughts on second-degree murder |Jan 26, 2016

Legislation is being developed in Harrisburg that would rewrite the state’s law on homicide, and revise centuries of legal thinking about the crime, to the dismay of the Chester County District Attorney.

Polar Plunge scheduled for Feb. 20 |Jan 26, 2016

POCOPSON >> After a year hiatus, the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance is gearing up for the eighth annual Polar Plunge on Feb. 20.

Economic development topic of upcoming public meetings in Kennett Square |Jan 25, 2016

Historic Kennett Square’s annual meeting this Thursday, Jan. 29 will feature Todd Poole as the guest speaker. Poole is one of the consultants hired in 2015 to study economic development in the Borough of Kennett Square and Kennett Township.

Scouts gather for Cookie Rally at Unionville High |Jan 25, 2016

One hundred Girl Scouts and leaders showed up to the annual Cookie Rally at Unionville High School to get ready for the much anticipated 2016 Girl Scout Cookie Sale. The Girl Scouts from the Brandywine Valley Service Unit honed their math skills, learned about their products, role played their public relations skills and demonstrated their creativity by decorating posters and their Operation Cookie Drop Donation container.

Storm punishing Chester County with wind and snow |Jan 23, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> The storm of 2016 – or Winter Storm Jonas as some refer to it – is living up to its monster billing as snow totals are piling up with the bulk of the storm yet to come.

All flights cancelled for Saturday at Philadelphia International Airport |Jan 22, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> All scheduled arriving and departing flights at Philadelphia International Airport have been cancelled for Saturday airport officials announced Friday.

Kennett Square issues snow emergency in anticipation of blizzard |Jan 22, 2016

A snow emergency has been declared by Kennett Square Mayor Matt Fetick in wake of predictions that as much as two feet or more of snow will blanket the area.

AG emergency radio faces its first big challenge |Jan 22, 2016

Penn >> A local emergency radio station that was launched in November is facing its first big challenge with the imminent winter snow storm.

Kennett, Unionville, Avon Grove football players unite to aid community |Jan 22, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett, Unionville and Avon Grove may be rivals on the football field, but when it comes to helping the less fortunate in the community, they are united.

Chester County under a winter storm warning; townships declare snow emergencies |Jan 22, 2016

Eastern Chester County is in a Blizzard Warning from 7 p.m. Friday until 10 a.m. Sunday morning.

Claim of ‘non-prosecution’ agreement focus of Bill Cosby hearing |Jan 22, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> Entertainer Bill Cosby’s claim he has a 2005 “non-prosecution” agreement that prohibits prosecutors from charging him with sexual assault is the only issue a judge will consider at a pretrial hearing next month.

Electronic communication banned in courtroom for Bill Cosby’s hearing |Jan 22, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> News reporters and digital-only media organizations will face sanctions if they electronically transmit information from entertainer Bill Cosby’s hearing on alleged sex assault charges before court is adjourned, Montgomery County judges ruled in a decorum order.

SEPTA to suspend most service at 4 a.m. |Jan 22, 2016

UPPER DARBY >> Forget using SEPTA to get around at the height of the monster snow storm that is bearing down on the region.

Blizzard Watch issued for Philadelphia region, New Jersey |Jan 21, 2016

Chester County grad’s app, KUDZOO, puts her on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 |Jan 21, 2016

A Great Valley High School graduate and her partner have made the Forbes’ “30 Under 30” Education List for their new app that encourages students to get good grades.

Experience America’s national parks at the 2016 Flower Show |Jan 21, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> America the Beautiful will take center stage at the Philadelphia Horticultural Society’s 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show, celebrating the centennial of the National Park Service with this year’s theme, “Explore America.

Bill Cosby defense team grows |Jan 21, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> The local lawyer representing entertainer Bill Cosby against sexual assault charges wants three other lawyers from Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, Calif., to join the defense team.

Avon Grove student earns presidential citation for volunteer work at Kennett Food Cupboard |Jan 21, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >>Abby Caruso is only a freshman at Avon Grove High School, and has earned the presidential community service award, gold level, for community service at the Kennett Food Cupboard.

175-unit apartment complex will be built in Kennett Township |Jan 21, 2016

A large new apartment complex will go up in Kennett Township, and a historic home won’t come down.

Winter storm forecast has road crews, residents getting ready |Jan 21, 2016

The warmest winter on record is about to get ugly.

Kennett school directors perform valuable service |Jan 21, 2016

Public education is more than just the opportunity to learn basic math, science, English and history; it’s a platform for students to reach their potential. It can inspire hope for a new generation of leaders and provide a foundation for a successful future.

New hospice program enables dying patients to get last wish |Jan 21, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Faye Dixon of Landenberg has always wanted a recording of her favorite songs at her church. But at 95 years old, she knows her time is running out on that dream.

Montgomery County DA: Bill Cosby ‘does not have the right to pick his prosecutor’ |Jan 20, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> Claiming accused sex offender and entertainment icon Bill Cosby is making a “blatant attempt” to pick his own prosecutor, Montgomery County’s top law enforcer is fighting Cosby’s request to have him disqualified from the case.

Phone scam attempted on Chester County resident |Jan 20, 2016

COATESVILLE >> Police are warning residents to be wary of potential scams, after a resident reported that someone had attempted to solicit money from her through a phone scam.

Here comes the snow: PennDOT’s ready for anything this weekend |Jan 20, 2016

MEDIA >> Reports of a potentially crippling snowstorm with a foot of snow projected for the Delaware Valley this weekend have amped up preparation after a slow start to the winter season.

Women want Chester County ‘dognapping’ charges dropped |Jan 20, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> Two women who are facing charges that they are illegally hiding a stray puppy they claim was abused have asked the Common Pleas Court judge overseeing their cases to dismiss the charges against them, maintaining that even if found to have committed the crimes they are accused of, no “harm or evil” was involved.