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48 residents of Philadelphia region become US citizens at naturalization ceremony |May 26, 2016

UPPER MERION >> America, the land of opportunity, became a reality Thursday for 48 candidates who became American citizens at a naturalization ceremony at the Valley Forge National Historical Park theater.

Route 52 (Lenape Road) Scheduled to Close Next Week in Pocopson Township for Bridge Repairs |May 26, 2016

KING OF PRUSSIA >> The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that Route 52 (Lenape Road) is scheduled to close between Pocopson Road and Creek Road in Pocopson Township, Chester County, on Tuesday, May 31, through Thursday, June 2, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for bridge repairs.

Is this the best the GOP can do? |May 25, 2016

The GOP nomination process has turned into a real mess. Out of 17 GOP candidates, Trump is the best they could give us? The Trump thing really boggles my mind, especially with Evangelical/Fundamentalist Christians.

Mayor honors outstanding citizens |May 25, 2016

On Monday, May 16, Oxford Mayor Geoff Henry honored his outstanding borough residents for the past year. They were all nominated by friends or neighbors who had written short letters of recognition about them.

Mushroom flies return to Harrogate neighborhood |May 25, 2016

NEW GARDEN >> Most people are happy when the warmer temperatures of spring roll around, but that’s not the case for the folks who live in the Harrogate community just off Limestone Road.

Attorneys react to Bill Cosby preliminary hearing decision |May 24, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> As the charges against Bill Cosby move forward to trial, one of the women who has accused him of sexual assault will get her day in court.

HARMAN TROPHY |May 22, 2016

ROSEMONT >> Over the course of the season, multiple players on Avon Grove have come through in the second half to lead the Red Devils in a crucial spot.

Heroes honored at EMS dinner |May 20, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> It’s not often that a hundred-or-so life-saving heroes are gathered in one place. But that’s what happens every year at the Chester County EMS Council Awards Ceremony at the Kennett Fire Company’s Red Clay Room.

Fitness has no age when it comes to staying healthy as you get older |May 20, 2016

Age is nothing but a number when it comes to fitness and health. There are plenty of ways for people to stay active as they get older.

27 local programs to benefit from United Way of Southern Chester County funding |May 19, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> The DuPont merger with Dow Chemical, changes at AstraZeneca, leadership turnover at local companies and minimal corporate giving all contributed to a decline in donations to United Way of Southern Chester County last year, continuing a downward trend in donations that began in 2012.

Armed robbery suspect still at large in New Garden |May 19, 2016

A man who robbed a New Garden business Tuesday afternoon is still at large, police said.

Route 52 bridge to close for 4 days next week |May 19, 2016

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that travel restrictions will occur next week on Route 52 (Lenape Road), U.S. 30, U.S. 1 and U.S. 202 in Chester County, for bridge repairs, median stabilization and patching operations.

In Kennett Square, Latinos will finally get a real say |May 19, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Since Latinos constitute more than 50 percent of the population, borough officials have agreed to set up an Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs, which will ultimately enable Latinos to have more of a say in borough matters.

Suspect arrested for allegedly using fake $100 bills at Tredyffrin Acme |May 19, 2016

TREDYFFRIN >> A Colombian man who resides in Philadelphia has been arrested for allegedly using fake $100 bills at the Acme grocery store in the 700 block of Lancaster Avenue.

Route 52 bridge to close for 4 days next week |May 19, 2016

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that travel restrictions will occur next week on Route 52 (Lenape Road), U.S. 30, U.S. 1 and U.S. 202 in Chester County, for bridge repairs, median stabilization and patching operations.

Phoenixville’s Siobhan Bedford pursuing creative passion |May 18, 2016

You know you’re almost there when you see the funeral homes and St. Ann Catholic Church in Phoenixville.

Kennett Square doles out historic preservation awards |May 18, 2016

Borough officials honored homeowners this week for improving the quality of their homes located in the historic district. May is Historic Preservation Month.

Police reports |May 17, 2016

State Police avondale barracks Left Turn >> Job Martinez, 19, of Kennett Square was traveling east on Baltimore Pike just east of Route 41 in Avondale on May 7 at 6:40 p.m. He was behind a vehicle that was slowing to let the car ahead turn left.

Kennett High student earns Eagle Scout |May 17, 2016

Cody Brown, a junior at Kennett High School, earned the coveted rank of Eagle Scout in February 2016. He was only 16 years old at the time of his achievement. Cody and his family, including his parents Donna and Gary Brown, are enthusiastic members of the community, and his parents are very proud of the impact Cody has had with his Eagle Project.

Kennett female wrestler wins eighth straight championship title |May 17, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Wrestling may be a male-dominated sport, but don’t tell that to Mary Nichols.

All Around Philly Suburbs: Your local morning briefing |May 17, 2016

Welcome to the first All Around Philly Suburbs morning news briefing. Below is all of this morning’s most important stories. See something we missed? Email digital manager Andy Stettler at astettler@21st-centurymedia.

Kennett Township, Chadds Ford get funds to upgrade traffic signals |May 17, 2016

State Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced that nine municipalities in Chester County will receive more than $1.2 million in total funding for traffic control system safety upgrades.

Rash of home invasion burglaries in Kennett Township prompts beefed-up police force |May 17, 2016

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> With a median household income of more than $110,00, it’s no wonder criminals have been targeting homes in Kennett Township for the past couple of years.

Kennett Rotary Pet Fest schedule |May 16, 2016

The Kennett Rotary Club’s PetFest schedule, which takes place this Saturday, May 21 from noon to 4 p.m. There is free admission and it will be held rain or Shine.

A dead heat brings excitement to Willowdale |May 15, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> A dead heat in the feature race was just one of the exciting moments in the 24th running of the Willowdale Steeplechases, Sunday, May 15.

Ideal weather attracts 1,300 for Kennett Run; best in past 5 years |May 14, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> A really good indicator of the success of the Kennett Run is the attendance at the post-run party at Anson B. Nixon Park.

West Grove man guilty in string of robberies in Kennett area |May 13, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> A Common Pleas Court jury has convicted a West Grove man of committing a string of robberies in the Kennett Square area, including an incident that led to a high speed chase through southern Chester County into downtown Wilmington, Del.

Jubilation at Lincoln University graduation |May 13, 2016

LOWER OXFORD >> An atmosphere of jubilation permeated the Lincoln University graduation ceremony on Friday in spite of rain forcing everything inside. The event is traditionally held in the stadium with ample room for the thousands who attend, but for this particular day, the guests were ushered to several locations to either watch live in the gym or see it on giant TV screens in other venues.

Major rail improvement project coming to Kennett Square |May 13, 2016

State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that $665,000 in state funding has been awarded for a major rail improvement project in Chester County that will create new jobs and retain existing ones.

Kennett team finishes among top 10 in OWLmpiad |May 13, 2016

On Monday, May 9, Kennett High School’s team finished tenth out of the seventy-eight teams competing at the Temple University 7th Annual OWLympiad. Hosted by the Department of Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management and the Sigma Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma at the university, the event is Philadelphia’s largest math competition for high school students and is designed to promote mathematics and introduce students to career paths in applied mathematics.

Kennett High artists win big at art show |May 13, 2016

Two Kennett High School seniors, Olivia Avedisian and Bailey Reigel, were recognized for their exceptional talent at the 42nd annual Area High School Show. The juried exhibition was held at the Chester County Art Association in West Chester from April 23 to 30.

Free breakfast June 4 at Unionville High cafeteria |May 13, 2016

The administrators of UCFSD would like to invite the entire community to come out for a free breakfast on Saturday morning, June 4 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Officials pay tribute to police officers who died in the line of duty |May 12, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> Lawmakers, county commissioners, municipal leaders and scores of officers from police departments all over Chester County paid tribute Thursday night to nine law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Chesco DA: Man murders girlfriend; crime is recorded by the victim |May 11, 2016

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the filing of charges against defendant Keith Smith for shooting and killing his girlfriend Wesley Webb on May 2, 2016 at their residence in Schuylkill Township, Chester County.

Police Reports |May 11, 2016

State Police Avondale Barracks Criminal Mischief >> Someone smashed the passenger side window of a car in the 300 block of Village Drive in Upper Oxford Township overnight on April 22, police said.

West Grove man pleads after supplying cocaine to fiance’s daughter, who then took it to Penn London Elementary School |May 11, 2016

west chester>> The southern Chester County man who unwittingly supplied cocaine to his fiancé’s daughter, which she then took to school with her lunch money, has pleaded guilty to drug possession charges in the case.

Avondale residents urged to boil water following a water line break on East Third Street |May 10, 2016

AVONDALE >> All residents of Avondale are being urged to boil water before using it following a water line break Tuesday afternoon on East Third Street.

‘Criminal’ on trial for robberies in Kennett, New Garden |May 10, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> Testimony in the trial of a West Grove man known as “Criminal” who is accused of participating in a string of robberies of Latino men in Kennett and New Garden began Tuesday in Common Pleas Court.

Kennett Square, Oxford, Avon Grove, prepare for Memorial Day parades |May 10, 2016

Three boroughs in southern Chester County have announced plans for marking Memorial Day.

Police investigate alleged sexting at Fred S. Engle Middle School in London Grove |May 10, 2016

LONDON GROVE >> Pennsylvania State Police confirmed on Tuesday that there is an ongoing investigation into an alleged sexting incident at a local middle school.

Kennett School District OKs personnel moves |May 10, 2016

Kennett Consolidated School District approved the following:

Mushroom Cook-off winner will get shot at stardom |May 9, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> The Mushroom Festival is pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s Amateur Mushroom Cook-Off will win a Golden Ticket to compete in the World Food Championships.

PHOTOS: West Chester University graduates Class of 2016 |May 9, 2016

Local grower nurtures Penn Oak’s children |May 8, 2016

WEST MARLBOROUGH >> Jim Plyler is a model of fatherhood, but not in the traditional sense.

Infographic: Mother’s Day and The Icon of Mom |May 7, 2016

Sunday marks the nation’s 102nd observance of Mother’s Day, which has been ocially celebrated on the second Sunday of the month since 1914. Its creator was Anna Jarvis, who would later speak against the commercialization of the celebration of mom.

Easy fishing at the annual trout rodeo |May 7, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Plenty of folks from southern Chester County were in line to have fish for dinner on Saturday night.

Three arrested for operating illegal gambling machines in Kennett Square, Oxford |May 6, 2016

The Chester County District Attorney’s Office announced the arrest of three individuals in Southern Chester County for the operation of illegal gambling machines. During the execution of search warrants, Chester County Detectives seized five illegal gambling machines, gambling ledgers, and over $37,000 in illegal cash proceeds from two business locations.

Thousands expected for Kennett Run May 14 |May 6, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> The 27th annual Kennett Run will take place Saturday May 14, and race organizers are expecting more than 1,000 runners.

DA: New Garden student sold LSD from his dorm room; got it through Dark Web |May 6, 2016

A Landenberg man, a student an East Sroudsburg University’s campus in East Stroudsburg, Monroe County, has been arrested after investigators received a tip he ordered LSD on the dark web and sold it to other students out of his dorm room.

County chips in $200,000 toward new Kennett Township park |May 5, 2016

The Kennett Township board of supervisors had some good news to offer Wednesday night about the new township park.