Kennett Paper

LETTER: Unionville’s Sanville didn’t deserve 15.4 percent raise |Feb 19, 2017

At the Unionville School Board public meeting on Jan. 23, the board members took the remarkable action of accepting Superintendent John Sanville’s resignation with two years remaining on his current contract.

Girl Scouts celebrate World Thinking Day |Feb 18, 2017

Over two hundred Girl Scouts, leaders and parents from the Brandywine Valley Service Unit gathered to commemorate International World Thinking Day. On this day, Local Girl Scouts participated in activities with global themes that celebrate the Sisterhood of Girl Scouts.

Donze victorious in vote for district judge at county GOP convention |Feb 18, 2017

East Marlborough Township attorney, Jane Murphy Donze, Esq finished first in the voting of the district’s committee persons for the vacant Magisterial District Judge position in Kennett Square at the county GOP convention held on February 16.

Leon Spencer to be named 2017 Citizen of the Year |Feb 17, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Former Kennett Square Mayor Leon Spencer will be named Citizen of the Year next month at the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce 50th Annual Dinner on March 24 at Longwood Gardens.

Wawa begins selling beer in Pennsylvania |Feb 16, 2017

CONCORD >> It may have been close to 10 a.m. but the clank of beer bottles in cases and the samples of brew being passed around at the Wawa on Naamans Road gave evidence to a different day.

Police Log |Feb 16, 2017

Southern Chester County Regional Police

Tomorrow: Kennett vs. Unionville, and the community wins! |Feb 16, 2017

Kennett Consolidated and Unionville high school teachers will be having a charity basketball game this Friday FEb. 17. Proceeds will benefit JDRF.

Local immigrants join nationwide protest to prove their economic power |Feb 16, 2017

SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY >> Many immigrants in Chester County and across the United States stayed home from work and school Thursday to demonstrate just how important they are to the nation’s economy.

Eric Roe appears to be very accessible |Feb 16, 2017

Nov. 9 was not a good day to be a Democrat.

1 person killed in crash on Conchester Highway |Feb 16, 2017

UPPER CHICHESTER >> One person was killed in a serious crash that shut down eastbound Route 322 (The Conchester Highway) near I-95 Thursday morning, officials said.

Kennett High School’s second mini-THON set for Feb 24-25 |Feb 14, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Approximately 300 KHS students will remain on their feet from 8 p.m. Friday, February 24, to 6 a.m. on Saturday morning for Mini-THON, an event to raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund to benefit pediatric cancer research and families whose children are battling the disease.

LETTER: Trump is destroying democracy at its core |Feb 14, 2017

I have read Mr. Lamb’s Feb 9 letter with both dismay and amusement. Of the various topics he addresses, I will touch on just two.

Kennett School District proposed tax hike will cost homeowners $148 more per year |Feb 14, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> A new preliminary budget for the Kennett Consolidated School District includes a proposed tax hike that will cost the average household about $148 a year.

Students get job offers at TCHS career fair |Feb 13, 2017

PENN TOWNSHIP >> One word not commonly used to describe a job interview is fun. However, if you were to ask students and employers who attended the inaugural Technical College High School (TCHS) Brandywine Campus Career & Training Fair, that would be the most commonly used word to describe the event.

Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival raises $16,000 for charity |Feb 13, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> About 800 people attended the fifth annual Kennett Square Chocolate Lovers Festival on Sunday, and all of them got their chocolate fix.

Family Promise of Southern Chester County to host open house |Feb 13, 2017

NEW GARDEN >> Family Promise of Southern Chester County, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families with children experiencing homelessness, is hosting an Open House on Thursday, March 2 from 6 to 8 p.

2017 Chocolate Lovers Festival winners |Feb 12, 2017

Hundreds of chocolate treats, including cakes, brownies, candies, cookies and cupcakes, were featured at the Chocolate Lovers Festival at Kennett High School Sunday afternoon. The Festival benefits the United Way of Southern Chester County.

Kennett Township Police looking for ‘person of interest’ |Feb 11, 2017

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> Police are looking for a man who was detected on a home security camera and trespassing on the property.

Unionville students pitch in for project that aids developing nations |Feb 11, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> When Kathy Hrenko told members of the Longwood Rotary Club she needed assistance to build brackets and crate 45 hospital beds that are scheduled to be shipped to Tunisia, the superintendent of Unionville-Chadds Ford School district said he was pretty sure the students at the school’s technology and engineering department would be willing to help.

Hundreds take the plunge in icy waters |Feb 11, 2017

POCOPSON >> Not many people would shed their clothes, put on a swimming suit and plunge into 39-degree water in the middle of winter.

Free screenings of ‘Being Mortal’ set Feb. 23 at Kendal-Crosslands |Feb 7, 2017

KENNETT >> Kendal-Crosslands Communities will host two free, public screenings of the acclaimed documentary “Being Mortal” on Thursday, Feb. 23.

East Marlborough debates sewer needs as new construction on the horizon |Feb 7, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> The pace of development in East Marlborough Township has prompted the municipality’s leadership to look at whether their sewer system is adequate.

Seven new deputies complete county training program |Feb 7, 2017

Following an eight-week training regimen that ended last week, seven new deputy sheriffs will be assuming duties throughout Chester County, and Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh couldn’t be prouder.

Undefeated St. Patrick’s team wins championship; advances to playoffs |Feb 7, 2017

The St. Patrick (Kennett Square) boys varsity (7th & 8th grade) just won the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Region 17 championships yesterday. They beat St. Patrick (Malvern) in the semi-finals, then beat St.

Kennett High School’s FBLA is a big winner |Feb 6, 2017

At qualifying events held on December 16 and 21, Kennett High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) team had its most successful Regional Competition in the club’s history.

KMC Trampoline Team starts season with trip to New Jersey |Feb 3, 2017

The KMC Trampoline Team has started their competitive season with a part of the team traveling to New Jersey for the first competition and a majority of the team traveling to West Virginia for the second competition.

New high-tech traffic signal coming to Chester County |Feb 3, 2017

POCOPSON >> PennDOT is activating a new, state-of-the-art traffic Flashing Yellow Arrow signal on Route 52 as part of the $8.6 million project to replace the structurally-deficient Route 926 bridge over the Brandywine Creek in Birmingham and Pocopson townships.

County officials warn of phone, email scams |Feb 2, 2017

Weeks after the Chester County Sheriff’s Office warned residents about a scam involving calls from deputy sheriff impersonators regarding jury fines, another fraudulent scheme has surfaced, this one timed to income-tax season.

New Kennett Township ordinance allow for ‘traditional’ neighborhood design |Feb 2, 2017

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> It’s been probable for many months that Kennett Township would eventually see its first traditional neighborhood development project. On Wednesday night, it also became possible.

Kennett man who met Al Capone, Charles Walgreen, gears up for 101st birthday |Feb 2, 2017

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> There aren’t too many people left who can say they have met Al Capone, but a local man whose uncles worked for him has, and he said Capone was just as ruthless as the stories say he was.

Al Iacocca, local attorney and civic leader, seeks district judge seat |Feb 1, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> A local attorney has announced his candidacy for district judge serving the Kennett area, marking the sixth candidate to enter the race.

Cops: Teacher sexually assaulted female student |Feb 1, 2017

RADNOR >> A teacher at a school for students dealing with emotional issues has been charged with institutional sexual assault, police said.

Support grows to compensate Unionville’s choral director for personal time |Jan 31, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Kathy Do, former school board member, knows that many teachers and staff at Unionville School District schools go above and beyond their duties, often taking on responsibilities off duty and at no charge.

Longwood Gardens’ $90 million fountain to open May 27 |Jan 31, 2017

Longwood Gardens has announced its Main Fountain Garden will make its grand return on May 27, 2017, following a two-year, $90 million revitalization.

Local businessman joins fight to end family homelessness |Jan 27, 2017

NEW GARDEN >> Family Promise of Southern Chester County, a nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless families, will move into a new home on Monday, Jan. 30, thanks to a local businessman.

Unionville’s Sanville gets 5-year contract including 15.4 percent raise |Jan 27, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Unionville-Chadds Ford School directors this week granted Superintendent John Sanville a new five-year contract that includes a 15.4 percent raise, making him the second highest-paid schools chief in Chester County.

Landenberg teen earns Girl Scout Gold Award |Jan 27, 2017

On Sunday, Jan. 22 the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council presented Landenberg resident Laura Rzucidlo, with the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. According to the Girl Scouts of America, “this prestigious award challenges girls to change the world, or at least their small corner of it.

Former Kennett High athlete and his mom win paddleball tourney at Kennett Country Club |Jan 26, 2017

Last Saturday on Jan. 21, Kennett Square Golf and Country Club held the mixed doubles Club Championships for Platform Tennis. Also referred to as paddle most of the time, the game is an addictive outside sport that allows you to hit a ball and take it off the screens and try to win a point with patience and skill.

LCH CEO: Health coverage a necessity for all |Jan 26, 2017

In his first day of office, President Trump has already begun to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. As a citizen, a resident of southern Chester County, and a leader of a non-profit providing health care to the underserved, I must speak out on the critical role that having health insurance plays in the success of individuals, families, and communities.

Ninth Annual Polar Plunge set for Feb. 11 |Jan 26, 2017

POCOPSON >> Hundreds of people are expected to take a dip in icy waters on Feb. 11 for the ninth annual Polar Plunge at the Brandywine Picnic Park, just outside of West Chester.

Sadsbury withdraws from Keystone Valley Regional Fire District |Jan 25, 2017

At a special meeting Monday night, Jan. 23, the Board of Supervisors of Sadsbury Township, Chester County, voted 2 to 1 to withdraw from the Keystone Valley Regional Fire District (KVRFD) as of November 2017.

Kennett Square poised to adopt sweeping new anti-discrimination law |Jan 24, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> An ordinance that would provide broader protection than the 1964 Civil Rights Acts, including safeguarding those in the LGBT community, appears to be on the fast track for adoption.

Hundreds of Kennett area residents take part in Women’s March in D.C. |Jan 23, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> More than 400 people from the Kennett area were among the hundreds of thousands of people who participated in the Women’s March on Washington Saturday.

Georgianna Hannum Stapleton dies at age 73 |Jan 23, 2017

Georgianna Hannum Stapleton, 73, has died.

Kennett High Humanitarian Club, Mini-THON give back to community |Jan 23, 2017

Kennett High School recently recognized the KHS Humanitarian Club and Mini-THON Committee for demonstrating Kennett Pride hrough their community service activities.

Kennett Square man dies in storm-related car accident |Jan 23, 2017

CALN >> A driver was killed during a rainstorm when his vehicle was struck by a falling tree on Monday morning, according to the Caln Township Police Department.

Route 926 bridge to be closed Feb. 13 through Sept. 1 |Jan 23, 2017

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, Feb. 13, to replace the structurally-deficient Route 926 (Street Road) bridge over the Brandywine Creek in Birmingham and Pocopson townships, Chester County.

Is it really necessary to expel students for bringing knives to school? |Jan 22, 2017

Fran Maye’s story of January 19, 20017, in The Kennett Paper, “Three students expelled for bringing knives to school,” causes me to question the benefits of expelling students whose behavior is problematic.

In Unionville, it’s hear no evil, see no evil |Jan 22, 2017

I admit to being one of the dinosaur’s who gets her news from the print in my hand, and I would love to see some honest journalism uncover what must really be happening in our schools.

Rock explains why he resigned from Unionville School Board |Jan 22, 2017

I remained stunned and dumbfounded by our continuing unwillingness to honor the heartfelt requests from several of our minority parents who asked us, following the election, to send a letter to everyone in our community condemning in no uncertain terms intimidation of our minority students and offering our strongest commitment to support diversity and tolerance at the UCFSD.