Unionville High grad, 22, going to prison in bicyclist’s death |Nov 24, 2015

WEST CHESTER >> A Unionville High School graduate will have a somber Thanksgiving weekend, as he prepares himself for a new challenge that will last more than three years: living in state prison.

Kennett Square considers eliminating funding to non-profits |Nov 24, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Officials are seriously considering eliminating all funding to non-profit organizations in order to stop the financial bleeding from the borough’s general fund.

Paying by credit card? Be prepared to pay more next year in Kennett Square |Nov 24, 2015

Kennett Square’s preliminary budget calls for a new “administrative” fee for people who use credit cards to pay for things like their sewer or trash bill. If the budget is adopted, the fee calls for a $3 fee on all transactions, or a 2.

Dear Santa, young Southern Chester County News readers share all they want for Christmas |Nov 23, 2015

We’re asking our littlest readers to share their hand-written (or drawn) letters to Santa and send them to us for delivery to the North Pole! The newspaper will quickly deliver your letter to the big man himself who will respond with a letter for your child.

Schoolyard turkeys |Nov 21, 2015

A trio of turkeys, apparently looking for food or a safe zone at Thanksgiving, have been visiting the grounds of the Penn London Elementatry School in Penn for several weeks. School offcials said the birds appear unfazed by people and vehicles passing by.

Cousteau granddaughter receives Stroud award |Nov 20, 2015

East Marlborough >> The granddaughter of famed French conservationist Jacques Cousteau received the Stroud Water Research Freshwater Excellence Award on Thursday night.

Cries of immoral and unethical council put to rest in Kennett Square |Nov 19, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Last month, Kennett Square councilors were poised to appoint two new people to council to fill seats vacated by two who resigned.

Rally in Kennett Square raises awareness of homelessness |Nov 19, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> According to the latest census, Chester County is the fastest growing county in the state, and the largest concentration of that growth is in the Route 1 corridor in southern Chester County.

Kennett Township adopts strict curfew ordinace |Nov 19, 2015

If you’re a kid out at night, a loiterer, or a noisy animal, Kennett Township has a message for you: Knock it off.

East Bradford man gets jail sentence for assault of ex-wife |Nov 18, 2015

WEST CHESTER >> An East Bradford man who had been accused of choking and sexually assaulting his ex-wife in their former home has begun serving a brief prison sentence for his crimes, according to Common Pleas Court documents.

New high-tech parking meters coming to Kennett Square; no tax hike |Nov 17, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> There’s good news for residents of Kennett Square. There will be no property tax increase in 2016, and new, high-tech parking meters that accepts credit cards will be installed.

Attorney scolded in West Chester rape case |Nov 16, 2015

WEST CHESTER >> An attorney who apparently tried to wiggle out of trying a complex rape case in Common Pleas Court by having her license to practice temporarily suspended received a harsh lecture and the threat of contempt of court charges by the judge who had been prepared to pick a jury in the case Monday.

Chester County urges awareness on hunger |Nov 16, 2015

Chester County government and non-profit agencies are urging residents to become aware of the problems facing the county when it comes to hunger and homelessness as the holidays approach.

‘You Can’t Take It With You’ a fun production at Unionville |Nov 16, 2015

The Unionville Players presented a lively performance last week of the vintage comedy “You Can’t Take It With You “by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman that was first produced in the 1930s and is still popular.

‘I Hate Shakespeare’ funny, fast-paced at Kennett High |Nov 16, 2015

When the students from Kennett High School opened a production of “I Hate Shakespeare” last week, members of the audience were astonished to see the seats filled with students. I assumed the students were there to earn extra points for an English class.

Unionville family hits trifecta of educational excellence |Nov 15, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Recently, Sue Siedenberger, a paraprofessional at Unionville High School, was walking the hallway with another teacher during a fire drill. The school’s principal, Jimmy Conley, saw them and yelled, “congratulations.

Breakfast in Oxford hosts veterans and guests |Nov 15, 2015

Oxford >> Current and former members of the U.S. Military shared stories and renewed friendships at the Veterans Breakfast in the Oxford Senior Center on Saturday.

Emergency management radio activated |Nov 15, 2015

New London >> Last winter a tree fell in an snowstorm just outside West Grove, blocking traffic on Old Baltimore Pike. For many drivers, the first they knew about it was when they came upon the barriers set up by the responders.

Pocopson Home increases short-term rehab services |Nov 13, 2015

Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell, Kathi Cozzone and Michelle Kichline toured Pocopson Home’s renovated and expanded short term rehabilitation facility this week – an eight-bed unit for patients requiring short term rehabilitation care.

Unionville tackles sexting, cyberbullying, drugs and weapons |Nov 13, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Should a student who leaves a knife in his car at school be expelled?

Unionville Marching Band to perform at TaxSlayer Bowl |Nov 13, 2015

WorldStrides OnStage programs has invited the marching band from Unionville HS to perform at the TaxSlayer Bowl. They will join marching bands from across the country in the halftime show finale of this major college bowl game.

Attorney General to Newlin: Rescind equine ordinance or face lawsuit |Nov 12, 2015

NEWLIN >> The township’s recently enacted zoning ordinance which places restrictive regulations on farms, agricultural businesses and equine operations is unlawful and violates the state’s Agricultural Communities and Rural Environment (ACRE) law.

Phoenixville man identified as victim of fatal Worcester crash |Nov 11, 2015

WORCESTER >> The driver of a Ford F-150 pickup truck involved in a fatal, early-morning crash with a tractor trailer on Valley Forge Road has been identified by Pennsylvania State Police.

Bove Jewelers in Kennett Square going out of business, liquidating all inventory |Nov 11, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> After 86 years, one of the most iconic businesses in Kennett Square is going out of business.

Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane ordered to trial on latest perjury-related charges |Nov 10, 2015

NORRISTOWN >> Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s legal woes mounted Tuesday after she was ordered to stand trial on additional perjury-related charges for allegedly lying under oath when she claimed she never agreed to maintain her secrecy regarding a 2009 grand jury investigation.

Second phase of East Marlborough park gets approval |Nov 10, 2015

East Marlborough Township’s supervisors gave the go-ahead for the next phase of construction for Unionville Park at their monthly meeting Monday night.

Pocopson’s Elizabeth Wickersham celebrates 100th birthday in style |Nov 10, 2015

NORTHBROOK >> Pocopson Township’s Elizabeth Mary Wickersham became a member of a very exclusive club on Sunday, Nov. 8, when she celebrated her 100th birthday with the help of more than 160 guests, family, and friends at the West Chester Diner Banquet Room in West Chester, Pa.

Police Reports |Nov 9, 2015

State Police Avondale Barracks Following closely >> Drevon Vance, 21, of Clinton, Maryland, was cited for following too closely after he rear-ended a driver who had slowed down for traffic on Newark Road in New London Township on Nov.

Permission to be messy? |Nov 7, 2015

My name is Donna and I’m a bit of a neat freak. I could use some help.

Pitts won’t seek re-election |Nov 7, 2015

Congressman Joseph R. Pitts announced that he will not seek re-election to the U.S. Congress in 2016.

UPDATED: DA: No charges in candy story hoax |Nov 6, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> The Chester County District Attorney and Kennett Square Borough police have announced that the reports of tainted Halloween candy in Southern Chester County were false.

Kennett Senior Center honors veterans |Nov 6, 2015

Kennett Square >> The Kennett Area Senior Center was brimming with patriotism as veterans, friends and members joined for the annual Veterans Day luncheon on Friday.

Kennett High fall play takes stage Nov. 13, 14 |Nov 5, 2015

The bard will hit the boards as Kennett High School presents its version of I Hate Shakespeare! on Friday and Saturday, November 13 and 14.

Lawrence joins seniors in frustration over property taxes |Nov 5, 2015

Oxford >> It was clear from the conversations on Monday afternoon that state Rep. John Lawrence was just as frustrated about property taxes as the senior citizens he was speaking to,

Bayard Taylor artifacts from Gettysburg included in book |Nov 5, 2015

A note from famed Kennett Square writer Bayard Taylor and a pipe belonging to Colonel Charles Taylor, Bayard’s brother, will be in a new book being published by Schiffer Publishing of Atglen.

Kennett Square police report 2 IRS scams |Nov 5, 2015

Kennett Square police reported two borough residents were recently contacted by fraudulent callers claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service, or IRS.

Kennett Square council delays accepting resignations of Sinclair, Taylor |Nov 5, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett Square council this week refused to accept the resignations of two councilors, who are moving out of the borough, making them ineligible to serve.

Wegmans workers get a taste of the future |Nov 5, 2015

CONCORD >> A team of Wegmans employees gathered in a circle in the store’s produce department Wednesday to be treated with a taste of what’s to come.

Doerfler, Braffman, Mallon win in Kennett Square; Kimmel first female supervisor in E. Marlborough |Nov 4, 2015

Southern Chester County >> The folks in East Nottingham Township live in a largely rural environment, and they like it that way. On Tuesday the voters put their pocketbooks where their hearts were and voted 693 to 550 to impose a one-half of 1 percent earned income tax dedicated to open space, parks and/or historical restoration.

Do, Lindner, Brookes win seats on Unionville School Board |Nov 4, 2015

Southern Chester County >> In the race for three open seats in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, Region C, winners were Republican Beverly Brookes and Democrats Gregg Lindner and Kathy Do, who campaigned as a team.

Four arrested in New Garden in drug deal gone bad |Nov 3, 2015

NEW GARDEN >> A 19-year-old man was lured into a building on Thompson Road, attacked and beaten in what police are calling a drug deal gone bad.

FOLLOW LIVE: What’s happening at the Chester County polls today? |Nov 3, 2015

Are you heading to the polls today? What was your number? Election Day is here with plenty of reasons to place your vote. Join in our Election Day coverage by usuing #chescovote on Twitter or check in above.

Best of the best Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s National Dog Show set for Nov. 14-15 |Nov 3, 2015

Xoloitzcuintli? For most of us, it would be a lot easier to just say “Mexican Hairless Dog.”

New Wegmans in Chadds Ford opens this Sunday |Nov 2, 2015

CONCORD >> No matter how far they travel, Todd Strassner Jr. is certain shoppers will refer to the store at 100 Applied Bank Boulevard as “My Wegmans.”

Temple of Vroom! City goes wild for Temple Owls |Oct 31, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Who says Philly is not a college football town?

New family homelessness initiative opens in southern Chester County |Oct 30, 2015

WEST GROVE >> A new initiative to help homeless families in Chester County begins today, and county officials attending an open house last week at the facility’s resource center said it’s something that has been vitally needed for some time.

Unionville School Board candidates spar on issues |Oct 30, 2015

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> Four of the six candidates running for three seats on the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board talked about a variety of issues during a League of Women Voters’ debate Thursday night at Hillendale Elementary School.

Three Kennett students named Merit semifinalists |Oct 29, 2015

Kennett High School is proud to announce that three Kennett High School students have been recognized as National Merit Semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Unionville student council president questions zero tolerance weapons policy |Oct 28, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH>>The president of student council at Unionville High School told school board members this week that a zero tolerance policy on weapons on school grounds is unreasonable and asked the board to consider other options.

Hillendale parents call for reduced class size |Oct 28, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Twenty-two parents of children at Hillendale Elementary School appealed to school directors Monday night to add a new Language Arts class, saying that 26 is too large of a class size for third grade.