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Fugitive makes his bed and gets caught in it |Jul 27, 2017

West Chester>>A Chester County fugitive allegedly made his bed and then got caught in it.

A tree falls in Oxford |Jul 27, 2017

OXFORD >> A huge branch from a 90-year-old tree fell on the roof of the mayor’s home, signaling the end of its long and appreciated life.

Growing Up Social: Don’t let children get too much screen time |Jul 25, 2017

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Kennett grad, 29, fights for independent life after heart operations |Jul 25, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Zack Carson’s main goal right now is to live independently.

Closed for most of year, new Route 926 bridge will reopen Sept. 1 |Jul 24, 2017

POCOPSON>> Four more weeks. That’s how long motorists will have to wait until they can cross the new, state-of-the-art, $8.6 million Route 926 bridge that has been closed for most of the year.

Demographics breakdown: Pocopson, East Marlborough wealthiest, Pennsbury has most senior citizens |Jul 22, 2017

Demographics of six municipalities in Southern Chester County: East Marlborough, Kennett Square, Kennett Township, Newlin Township, Pennsbury Township and Pocopson Township. Of those, Pocopson residents are the wealthiest, Kennett Square has a younger population, and Pennsbury Township has the most senior citizens.

National Night Out honors former police chief Ed Zunino |Jul 21, 2017

Kennett Square>>The Carter Community Development Corporation and the police forces of Kennett Square and Kennett Township will observe their seventh annual community policing celebration by celebrating the life of former Police Chief Ed Zunino.

New Veterans War Memorial to be dedicated in Uwchlan Township |Jul 20, 2017

Uwchlan Township>>Uwchlan Township Board of Supervisors announced its latest addition to Baird Park and the Township Campus with a memorial honoring all veterans and their families. The memorial proudly sits alongside the historic Uwchlan trail, and will serve as a place of tranquility and remembrance where families, friends, and individuals can pause to remember not only their loved ones, but all veterans who have served their country.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: WWE Battle Royal, Beer for a Cause, Moth Maddness and more |Jul 20, 2017

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Hiking, biking trail network nears reality in Kennett Township |Jul 20, 2017

Kennett Township>> Kennett Township’s longstanding vision of a regional trails network just took another long step off the planning table and into the real world.

Kennett youth to represent Pa. at Children’s Congress |Jul 20, 2017

Kennett Square>>Ryan Baker is one of nearly 160 kids selected from across the U.S. to advocate for type 1 diabetes research in Washington, D.C. --

Strode’s Mill sign may be gone, but it lives on at nearby house |Jul 19, 2017

EAST BRADFORD>>Although motorists traveling along Route 52 at Birmingham Road no longer are able to see the iconic Strode’s Mill sign, a replica of that sign isn’t too far away.

Kelsey Jackson named Employee of the Month at Kennett YMCA |Jul 19, 2017

Kennett SQUARE>>Kelsey Jackson, aquatics director at the Kennett Area YMCA, has been named Employee of the Month.

After 25 years and hundreds of weddings, Kennett Fire Co. discovers it does not own land used by bridal parties |Jul 18, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE>> For 25 years, bridal parties have enjoyed the outdoors on land across the street from the Kennett Fire Co. No. 1. Brides and grooms have gotten their photos taken at the gazebo and the beautiful gardens there.

10,000 Maniacs to play at the 2017 Mushroom Festival in benefit for Kennett Flash |Jul 18, 2017

Kennett Square>>One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the past three and a half decades, the 10,000 Maniacs, will play the 2017 Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square, PA on Saturday September 9th, 2017 at the Special Events Tent.

Kennett Square council considering selling land for new Kennett Library |Jul 18, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE>>Kennett Library officials are determined to begin the process of building a new, state-of-the-art library in downtown Kennett Square but there’s just one hitch -- the borough needs a 22,000-square-foot piece of land owned by the borough.

Cpl. Jason Lee Ward earns promotion at Southern Chester County Regional Police |Jul 17, 2017

New Garden>>The members of the Southern Chester County Regional Police Department promoted Corporal Jason Lee Ward to the rank of Corporal. The ceremony will be held at the regular meeting of the Southern Chester County Regional Public Safety Commission on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm.

Area man loses 100 pounds and gets fit |Jul 17, 2017

LONDON GROVE >> Ian Harding grew up as an overweight child. He endured some levels of bullying when he was young and admitted that he never wanted to run unless he was being pushed to do so.

Cosmo DiNardo named a ‘person of interest’ in disappearance of 4 men; no bodies recovered yet |Jul 11, 2017

SOLEBURY TWP. >> Cosmo DiNardo has been identified by authorities as a “person of interest” in the disappearance of four men.

New fees, new hires, retirements at Kennett Consolidated School District |Jul 11, 2017

Kennett Consolidated school directors approved the following:

East Marlborough, Kennett Township team up to make life better for residents |Jul 11, 2017

East Marlborough>>Township officials announced they are cooperating with a neighboring municipality to make life better for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers in the area.

New biking trails leads to formation of clubs, activities for cyclists in Kennett Township, Kennett Square |Jul 9, 2017

Kennett SQUARE >> Biking is a fantastic exercise and can be a fast and environmentally safe way to get around. However, this convenient mode of transportation can become inaccessible when townships do not prioritize community walking and biking trails.

Weekend on wheels in Oxford and West Grove |Jul 9, 2017

OXFORD >> It didn’t matter to the kids at Oxford’s monthly First Friday stroll that the temperatures were hovering near 90. The most important thing to them was getting on their decorated bikes and pedalling down Third Street for the parade.

Arts alliance opens annex across the street |Jul 9, 2017

OXFORD >> It’s as if Oxford is having a love affair with the arts, and that love is being returned by the Oxford Arts Alliance with its mission to expand culture in the borough.

Major work on Route 41 in New Garden begins July 17 |Jul 8, 2017

New Garden>>Lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled on Route 41 (Gap Newport Pike) between Newark Road and New Garden Road on Friday, July 14, through Monday, July 17, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for pipe installation, as part a project to improve travel and safety at the intersection of Route 41 (Gap Newport Pike) and Newark Road in New Garden Township, Chester County.

Hundreds pay final tribute to Bianca Roberson — local killed in road rage incident |Jul 7, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> Hundreds gathered Friday at St. Paul’s Baptist Church in West Chester to honor the life of Bianca Roberson, who was shot and killed in what police said was a road rage homicide.

WCU, Barn at Spring Brook, team up for unique program that helps autistic children |Jul 7, 2017

POCOPSON >> West Chester University has partnered with The Barn at Spring Brook in a unique program that aims to help children suffering from autism.

County residents who owe Pa. Turnpike face suspended licenses |Jul 6, 2017

Motorists traveling the Pennsylvania Turnpike who have overdue toll violations will have their motor vehicle registrations suspended if they don’t pay up in the next couple of weeks.

Seven nabbed for DUI at checkpoint on Route 1 |Jul 6, 2017

Kennett Township>>The Pennsylvania State Police conducted a sobriety checkpoint from 11 p.m. on July 1 to 2:30 a.m. on July 2 along Route 1 south of Route 52 in Kennett Township, according to a press release.

Bam Margera posts Instagrams of local water rescue, deer stuck in pond |Jul 6, 2017

EAST BRADFORD >> Shortly after 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening West Chester Fire Companies were called for the report of a person and a deer stuck in the mud of a pond on the 800 block of Frank Road in East Bradford.

How will medical marijuana affect real estate? A lawyer explains |Jul 6, 2017

Montgomery County >> As medical marijuana growers and dispensaries gain state approval, the approaching medical marijuana wave in Pennsylvania will impact other businesses, as well, including the commercial real estate market, as growers and dispensaries rent or buy properties for their businesses.

Route 1 lane closures set next week for signal work in Pocopson Township |Jul 6, 2017

Pocopson>>Single lane closures are scheduled on northbound U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) at Route 52 (Lenape Road) on Monday, July 10, through Friday, July 14, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for signal work related to an $8.

Bianca Roberson’s family humbled by outpouring of support from community |Jul 6, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> Bianca Roberson’s father said the support he and his family received since his daughter was murdered has been “beyond words.”

Route 842 scheduled for resurfacing next week |Jul 6, 2017

Staff Report Staff Report>>Weekday lane restrictions are scheduled on Route 842 (Unionville Wawaset Road) between Route 82 (Doe Run Road) and Bridge Road in Pocopson, Newlin and East Marlborough townships, on Monday, July 10, through Friday, July 14, from 6 a.

Bill Cosby faces November retrial in Montgomery County on sex assault charges |Jul 6, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> Comedian Bill Cosby will be back in a Montgomery County courtroom before Thanksgiving on charges he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman at his Cheltenham mansion.

Keystone Valley Fire Dept. launches capital campaign |Jul 5, 2017

PARKESBURG >> Keystone Valley Fire Department has launched a $3 million capital campaign to underwrite the cost of a massive renovation of its headquarters station in downtown Parkesburg.

Kennett Square civic center plan scrapped; library will build its own building |Jul 5, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE>> After more than a year of exploring the possibility of constructing a $15 million civic center housing the Kennett Library, Kennett Square Police Department and Kennett Square borough offices, library officials have decided to build their own facility.

Oxford Feed and Lumber hosts flea and tick expert |Jul 3, 2017

OXFORD >> Oxford Feed and Lumber, a hardware store that is known for miles around as a friend of dogs, cats and horses, offered products and useful advice on the treatment of ticks and fleas on Saturday.

Bikers deliver 10 tons of goods to Oxford agency |Jul 3, 2017

OXFORD >> The storage rooms at Oxford Neighborhood Services got a big, fat boost on Saturday as members of the ABATE motorcycle group delivered 10 tons of food and household items there.

Unionville grad conquers Mount Everest in quest to climb seven mountains |Jul 2, 2017

In the past 100 years, only 4,475 people have made it to the summit of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, standing at 29,029 feet, or about 5 1/2 miles.

Major road resurfacing projects - including Route 926 and Lenape-Unionville Road - to begin next week |Jun 30, 2017

The Wolf Administration announced that construction is scheduled to begin next week on an improvement project to repair and resurface 19 miles of state highway in Chester County. Work on the project is expected to be completed in late October.

Hunt for driver of red pickup truck involved in road rage death intensifies |Jun 30, 2017

WEST GOSHEN>>The hunt for the driver of a red pickup truck wanted in connection with a road rage shooting death of an 18-year-old West Chester woman has gone national.

Jackpot winner worth $4.8 million sold in West Chester |Jun 30, 2017

The fifth-largest Pennsylvania Lottery Match 6 lotto jackpot on record has been won in Chester County. A jackpot-winning ticket worth $4.8 million from the Thursday, June 29, drawing was sold at ShopRite, 1115 West Chester Pike, West Chester.

PennDOT to rehabilitate Route 1 bridge over Church Road in New Garden |Jun 29, 2017

he Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that construction will begin next week to rehabilitate the bridge carrying U.S. 1 over Church Road in New Garden Township, Chester County, as part of a $5.

14 locations cleared to sell medical marijuana in 5-county SE PA region |Jun 29, 2017

Six licenses to dispense medical marijuana products at 14 locations in Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties were unveiled Thursday by the state health department.

Celebrate the nation’s birth with fireworks |Jun 29, 2017

WEST NOTTINGHAM >> Visitors will get more than a great fireworks display when they go to Freedom Fest in Nottingham Park on Saturday night, July 1. The county commissions, along with the parks department, Herr Foods and D’Ambrosio Chevrolet are providing an evening of entertainment which will conclude with a half-hour fireworks program.

$1.4 million project to improve Route 41 and Newark Road gets approval |Jun 28, 2017

New Garden>>The Wolf Administration announced that construction is scheduled to begin on Sunday, July 9, on a $1.4 million project to improve travel and safety at the intersection of Route 41 (Gap Newport Pike) and Newark Road in New Garden Township.

Kennett YMCA offering water safety program |Jun 28, 2017

Kennett Square>>As summer approaches, being safe around water is more important than ever. Drowning is the leading cause of death in children 1 to 4 years old, and the second leading cause of death in children 5 to 14 years old.

USPS to honor Andrew Wyeth’s birth with release of Forever stamps |Jun 27, 2017

Chadds Ford >> The United States Postal Service has announced that it will issue a pane of stamps in 2017 inspired by the art of Andrew Wyeth to commemorate the centennial of the artist’s birth.

Four municipal police departments launch digital crime-fighting tool |Jun 27, 2017

KENNETT TOWNSHIP>>Four municipal police departments in Chester County have joined a statewide digital Crime Watch program that gives people who use social media and mobile devices an easier and more effective way to fight crime and to be aware of criminal activity in their community.