Kennett Paper

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 tKennett Square and Kennett Township will observe their Seventh annual community policing celebration by celebrating the life of former Police Chief Ed Zunino.

La Comunidad CEO: Here’s the best kept secret for fixing health care access |Jul 20, 2017

This week we watched the effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) fall short of the support needed in the Senate. Now, efforts to repeal the ACA are at a standstill. Why? Because people of all political leanings understand that losing healthcare, either because it becomes too expensive or because there are simply no service providers, will leave millions of Americans without options for care.

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.

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.

Kennett Square should give land to library so it can build |Jul 17, 2017

Now that the plan to construct a multi-purpose civic center in Kennett Square is dead, Kennett Square Council is considering a request from officials at the Kennett Library to sell land Kennett Square owns in the center of town “at a reasonable cost.

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.

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.

A tangled mess detangled by local jeweler |Jul 10, 2017

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

$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.

Kennett woman accused of being a Mexican by men wearing bulletproof vests and badges lodges complaint |Jun 27, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> When Brenda Flax heard a loud knock on her door last Friday at 6:15 a.m., she feared the worst. Her husband, who works as a police officer in Harrisburg, had left the house at 5 a.

Chester County Fund for Women and Girls awards grants |Jun 26, 2017

WEST CHESTER>>The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls (CCFWG)’ Grants Allocation Committee (GAC) has awarded $193,000 in grants to 20 non-profit agencies serving the needs of women and girls throughout Chester County.

Sam’s Club pulls plug on Exton location |Jun 22, 2017

West Whiteland>>The unexpected announcement from Sam’s Club Wednesday that it is closing its Exton location drew a large but disappointed crowd to the store Thursday.

Sandy Hayes named Employee of Month at Kennett YMCA |Jun 22, 2017

Kennett Square>>Sandy Hayes has been named Employee of the Month at the Kennett Area YMCA. She has been with the Kennett Y since 2007.

Unionville adopts budget with tax hike; average homeowner will pay $191 more per year in taxes |Jun 22, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Unionville-Chadds Ford school directors this week approved a $84.9 million budget that calls for a weighted tax increase of 2.6 percent.

Kennett Square, Kennett Township agree to partner on economic development |Jun 22, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett Square and Kennett Township officials have agreed to partner to hire a new director of economic development, a move that will help guide future growth in both municipalities.

For local nature lovers, more land to enjoy |Jun 22, 2017

Kennett Township>> At the 82-acre Stateline Woods Preserve, there are activities such as hiking trails, biking trails, horseback riding, bird watching and even cross-country skiing. And on Friday afternoon, June 23, there will be three more acres of land for nature lovers to enjoy.

It may soon cost $1 per hour to park in Kennett Square |Jun 20, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE>> It could soon cost a quarter more per hour to park in Kennett Square.

Multiple house fires reported in Chester County after thunderstorms |Jun 20, 2017

POPCOPSON >> Chester County firefighters were kept busy battling three fires after a late afternoon storm passed through the area Monday. The first call was for a home on McCormick Way in New London, which was reported struck by lightning at about 4:20 p.

Dr. Chad: Six effective natural mosquito repellents |Jun 20, 2017

Mosquito Season is here! With so many repellant choices to choose, I am often asked which ones are safe and can be made at home, without harmful chemicals. Here is a list of 6 essential oils that are great for combating mosquitoes and other insects:

BVA free Summer Music Series begins June 29 |Jun 20, 2017

Pocopson>>The Brandywine Red Clay Alliance announces the line-up for the Sounds Under the Stars summer music concerts. Bring your lawn chair, blanket and a picnic dinner to the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance’s Myrick Conservation Center and listen to music under the stars in a beautiful country setting.

Dr. Pete Soraruf, Kennett area family physician, to retire after 40 years |Jun 20, 2017

Kennett Square>>Dr. L. Peter Soraruf is hanging up his stethoscope and retiring from his Kennett Square family medical practice after 40 years this July 4.. He was known just as Pete by his many patients and friends.

Local Girl Scouts help new mothers in Kennett Square |Jun 19, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE>>Local Girl Scouts from Cadette Troop 492, Brandywine Valley Service Unit, volunteered to take on the Baby Bundle Community Service Project. Stationed at Kennett Square CVS and Walgreen stores, the Girl Scouts from Patton Middle School, were overwhelmed with donations from the community.

Luxury apartments for millennials proposed in West Chester |Jun 19, 2017

WEST GOSHEN>>Westrum Development Company plans to build 189 luxury apartments at the site of the Agway hardware store at 956 S. Matlack St.

Kennett Township, East Goshen lauded for improving transportation |Jun 19, 2017

EAST WHITELAND>>Kennett Township and East Goshen Township were among recipients of awards for work officials there did to improve transportation and transportation services, and to include Transportation Demand Management strategies in their communities.

Wawa in Concord held up twice in two days; teen held |Jun 19, 2017

CONCORD >> A local Wawa was held up at gunpoint twice over the weekend, and a teenager is now in custody in connection with the pair of heists.