Our say

Regional police force a great fit for New Garden, West Grove |Jul 26, 2016

There’s a new regional police force that will form Jan. 1, 2017 in southern Chester County, but will it be a good thing?

There’s a lot to be excited about in Kennett Square |Jun 7, 2016

The adage “you can never please everyone” is especially true in Kennett Square

Kennett Run another reason Kennett Square is prospering |May 19, 2016

This is all you need to know about the Kennett Run: In the past 26 years, nearly $600,000 has been donated to local charities.

Garage Youth Center deserves an apology from Kennett Council |May 3, 2016

“This is technically graffiti and only council can allow graffiti.”

OUR VIEW: Let the beer flow in Kennett Square! |Apr 27, 2016

So, the mayor of Kennett Square has gone on record publicly saying he doesn’t mind if people refer to Kennett Square as a beer town.

Should Kennett Square ask Y members to help fund its budget? |Mar 8, 2016

A few weeks ago at a town hall meeting in Kennett Square, one resident proposed that borough officials charge all members of the Kennett Area YMCA $1 per month for the privilege of using facilities within the borough.

Poe’s message of kindness should be practiced by all |Jan 26, 2016

What a beautiful message delivered by Elder Jerry F. Poe at the 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. CommUNITY Breakfast last week in Kennett Square.

So many caring people in our community |Dec 21, 2015

Boasting a median household income of $62,295, Chester County is ranked as the wealthiest county in Pennsylvania and the 24th richest in the nation.

Let’s keep schools safe with a zero tolerance policy |Nov 9, 2015

Next week, Unionville Chadds Ford School District will host a community conversation on school safety. The meeting is important because it comes on the heels of two very public incidents in which weapons were discovered on district property.

OUR VIEW: Community pitches in for two great projects |Aug 18, 2015

It certainly is wonderful when the community unites behind a really good cause and helps to make it a reality.

OUR VIEW: Beer garden in Kennett is a good idea |Aug 4, 2015

It looks as if yet another beer venue is coming to Kennett Square.

OUR VIEW: Kennett Square must not withhold library funding |Jul 10, 2015

On Monday, July 20, Kennett Square borough council will vote on whether it will withhold funds from The Kennett Public Library. On July 6, in a letter to council, Mayor Matt Fetick asked council to consider this request.

New initiative will help local Latinos |Jul 6, 2015

The population of Hispanics in Chester County is growing by unprecedented numbers. In Chester County, nearly 7 percent are Hispanic, and that number grows by the day.

New law could discourage volunteers |Jun 23, 2015

On April 20, 1999, 15 students and one teacher were killed at Columbine High School by two deranged students with a gun. On Oct. 2, 2006, five girls, aged 6 to 13, were killed in an Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster County by a 32-year-old milk truck driver.

There are more Del Bittle’s in our community than we realize |Jun 5, 2015

A few weeks ago, East Marlborough supervisors received a request, at a public meeting, to pay $240 for the meals of 20 first responders at the Third Annual Thank You Party, scheduled for later this year.

Kennett Square officials must manage growth responsibly |Apr 14, 2015

In case you haven’t noticed, Kennett Square is in the midst of an economic boom.

Joan Holliday a deserving recipient of chamber award |Mar 27, 2015

The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet where it names an outstanding citizen of the year is a signature event held each spring. Since 1968, a notable person from the community gets the award and the recognition that goes with it.

Kennett Library should address programs instead of name |Mar 24, 2015

The public outcry against the name change of the Bayard Taylor Library is merely the surface reaction to questions about the future of this old and formerly revered local institution.

Empty Bowls the latest successful fundraiser |Mar 3, 2015

There are many great fundraisers staged in southern Chester County. It’s no wonder, considering nearly 9 percent of families and 1,903 children ages 5 to 17 live in poverty in the Kennett Consolidated, Avon Grove, Unionville-Chadds Ford and Oxford Area school districts.

Are holidays losing their meaning? |Feb 26, 2015

It wasn’t heresy, and there was surely no malice intended. But the announcement that two local churches were engaged in delivering what they called “drive thru ashes” last week was definitely in bad taste and demeaned the spirit of the day known as Ash Wednesday.

MLK’s words ring true in Kennett and the world |Jan 27, 2015

On the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, we recall these words spoken on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Aug. 28, 1963, by Dr. King.

Reason for Kennett Square’s success lies in the people |Jan 10, 2015

“We’re a booming town and we’re getting bigger and bigger. We’re a happening town now.”

Christmas 2014: The good, the bad and the ugly |Dec 30, 2014

The late weeks of December are widely labelled, “The most wonderful time of the year.”

Rioting is not the answer for recent police incidents |Dec 17, 2014

Rioting in the street, blocking traffic and looting stores miss the mark as solutions to curbing police brutality or aggression toward blacks. Those problems take disciplined dialogue, deep reflection on the nature of violence and defining the role of law enforcement at local and national levels.

Generosity abounds in Chester County |Dec 11, 2014

Recently, Forbes released its list of America’s best places to raise a family, and Chester County placed eighth. And according to real estate company Movoto, Chester County is the fourth best place in America to live.

Let’s end homelessness in our community |Nov 25, 2014

If you were in Kennett Square last Friday, you probably saw people carrying posters, walking about town. At first glance, it appears they are picketers, but get close enough, and you can read the signs.

Why did they vote Republican? |Nov 20, 2014

Anyone who has followed the most recent mid-term election knows that the Republican Party picked up enough votes to gain control of the U.S. Senate and retain control of the House of Representatives.

Book ban vote in Kennett: Censorship dies an ugly death |Nov 12, 2014

The Kennett Consolidated School board made the correct decision Monday night when they voted not to ban Jodi Picoult’s best-selling book “Nineteen Minutes” from the Kennett High School library.

Editorial |Nov 10, 2014

Several weeks ago we got the announcement that Oxford had received official state certification of the significance of its historic district.

Regional police force plan appears solid |Nov 1, 2014

There’s a plan that would create a regional police force in four municipalities — Kennett Square, Kennett Township, London Grove Township and New Garden Township. A study has already been completed, and public comment on the plan at each municipality is expected by the end of the year.

Take the time to honor firefighters this week |Oct 17, 2014

When local firefighters stage activities for National Fire Prevention Week this week, they are following a tradition that began with commemorating one of the worst fire disasters of all time.

Warm apple pie or the complexities of farming? |Oct 10, 2014

For 90 years or so (we aren’t sure about those war years) Unionville has held an annual farm show.

Paul Revere, where were you? |Sep 24, 2014

On Saturday, Sept. 13, when the residents of Kennett Square were about to brush their teeth and go to bed, a funny thing happened. There was no water.

Emergency notifications: No more government mandates! |Sep 17, 2014

Following an unprecedented water main break that left just about every household in Kennett Square without water last Sunday, residents are demanding emergency notifications be done in a better way.

Festival benefits outlive the day |Sep 12, 2014

For several years now, there has been some criticism of the annual Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square — or the fact that the town closes down for two days to make room for it.

Rescue crews demonstrated just how good they are |Sep 3, 2014

The tragedy at Anson B. Nixon Park last week when a young man drowned in a pond there cast an air of sadness in the community. But it also showed us just how professional and proficient our local emergency responders are in dealing with these types of situations.

Sports are more than Friday night lights |Aug 29, 2014

In 1973, Sports Illustrated magazine featured on its cover the photo of a 3-year-old male horse — Triple Crown Winner Secretariat. ESPN named him the 35th best athlete of the 20th century and he is still remembered fondly.

Win, lose or fun? |Aug 20, 2014

Stop by any local high school this week and you’ll see the kids are back.

How you can end homelessness in our community |Jul 28, 2014

Last year, there were 3.5 million homeless people in the nation. And in Chester County, there are about 650 homeless, according to the latest Point in Time poll.

A milkman returns |Jul 7, 2014

We acknowledge that the times have changed since the Daily Local News looked around and found itself in the latter stages of the 20th century.

Spring Brook Farm: How did it ever get this far? |Jun 25, 2014

Iíve been a journalist for 35 years. Iíve been to more municipal meetings than I care to remember. In the late 1980s, I was at a Parkesburg council meeting when a riot erupted after a citizen -- angry at the vote on a tax increase -- rose from his chair and threw punches at a counselor.

Spring Brook Farm is too valuable a resource to lose |Jun 24, 2014

Take a good look at the photo inserted into this editorial. It is a photo taken last year of a special needs child from the Child and Career Development Center at the Chester County Intermediate Unit visiting The Barn at Spring Brook in Pocopson Township.

We live in a very caring community |Feb 28, 2014

Israel Rivera is much like many of the immigrants who came to southern Chester County to make a better life for his family.

Homeless count fell short |Feb 7, 2014

The members of the team of 16 county officials and volunteers who went on a quest to find homeless people in Chester County last week are to be commended. It was brutally cold that night, but those on the quest stuck it out through the early morning hours to gather data that would eventually make its way to the U.

Remember all those who fought for Civil Rights |Jan 30, 2014

Last weekís Martin Luther King Day of Service honored the memory and messages of the slain civil rights leader. But recalling Kingís words, getting together for meals and putting in time to help the food cupboard were only part of what this holiday does and should represent.

Weíre on the path to racial harmony |Jan 24, 2014

It was heartwarming to see so many people come together Monday to work on local service projects to make the lives better for the less fortunate in our community. The annual MLK Day of Service is a truly wonderful event that brings people of all races and creeds together to make a positive difference.

Mushroom Drop was a great success |Jan 8, 2014

When the idea of a mushroom drop was proposed a few months ago, it seemed like a great idea. But officials didnít figure the publicity surrounding the event would intensify to a point where it appeared on a TV segment of ďGood Morning America.

Mushroom drop approved in haste, but still promises fun |Dec 18, 2013

Add the mushroom drop to the list of impressive events that attract people to Kennett Square. Like the Mushroom Festival and Brewfest, it will draw thousands of people to a town of 5,000 people thatís just one square mile.

Tick Tock gives needy families a boost |Nov 21, 2013

The U.S. Route 1/Baltimore Pike corridor is home to more than 12,000 residents of Latino heritage, 21 percent of the total corridor population, according to a recent study on housing and transportation options conducted by Landscapes2 under the direction of the Chester County Planning Commission.

If you were elected, donít forget us |Nov 14, 2013

There are quite a few municipalities in the area whose elected bodies put aside political party differences once they are in office.