Kennett Paper

Woman killed in 3-car crash on Route 41 on Thanksgiving Day |Nov 24, 2017

A woman from Reading was killed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, in a three-car accident on Route 41 in Atglen.

Police arrest West Chester man for sex assault on underage girl over four-year period |Nov 23, 2017

Police have arrested a West Chester man who allegedly sexually assaulted an underage girl over a period of four years. West Chester Police Department received an anonymous report that a juvenile female was the victim of sexual assault and launched an investigation.

Chester County Hospital earns elite status in prediabetes prevention |Nov 23, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> If you’re over 45, a bit overweight, and are physically active less than three times a week, there’s more than a one-out-of-three chance that you have prediabetes.

UPDATED: 3 cats, 2 dogs die in massive Thanksgiving Day fire; community rallies to help |Nov 23, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH>> Three cats and two dogs perished in a fast-moving, two-alarm fire Thursday night in the Cedarcroft development in East Marlborough Township.

Kennett Township homeowners call for action after rash of flooded basements |Nov 21, 2017

Kennett Township >> Evidently there’s no one cause or simple solution for a rash of flooded basements in the Kennett Township village of Hamorton. Michael Kissinger, an engineer with Pennoni Associates, told a group of village residents gathered at the Kennett Township board of supervisors that the firm had studied the drainage system in the area to find the source of the problems.

Moorhead earns excellence award for service |Nov 21, 2017

Kennett Square >> The Awards for Primary Care Excellence (APEX Awards) are given annually to community health centers across the state of Pennsylvania. This year, southern Chester County resident Alice K.

Royal Farms opens first Chester County store in Downingtown |Nov 21, 2017

Downingtown >> Baltimore-based convenience store chain Royal Farms, known for its “world-famous chicken,” opened its first Chester County store located at 5031 Horseshoe Pike, Downingtown, this week.

Hammaker is employee of the month at Kennett Area YMCA |Nov 14, 2017

Kennett Square >> Sharon Hammaker, assistant teacher at the Montessori School at the Kennett Area YMCA, has been named employee of the month

Police probe report of indecent exposure on Route 41 in New Garden Township |Nov 14, 2017

The Southern Chester County Regional Police Department is investigating an indecent exposure which occurred Nov. 9, on Rt. 41 at Newark Road in New Garden Township, Chester Co. just north of the Delaware state line at approximately 4:30 p.

Kennett Consolidated school directors say goodbyes |Nov 14, 2017

Kennett Square >> In an otherwise routine meeting, the Kennett Consolidated School District’s Board of Directors took time on Monday night to say their goodbyes. It was the first meeting since the recent election, and several members took some time at the end to express their appreciation to those who were leaving, who included President Kendra LaCosta, Heather Schaen, Janis Reynolds, and Robert Norris.

Police say boy, 11, showed sexually explicit images of 15-year-old girl to his friends at Marsh Creek Sixth Grade Center |Nov 13, 2017

An 11-year-old male from Honey Brook allegedly exhibited sexually explicit images of a 15-year-old female from Honey Brook to other students at the Marsh Creek Sixth Grade Center on Dorlan Mill Road in Uwchlan Township, police said.

Families plant 50 trees at Anson Nixon Park |Nov 13, 2017

Kennett Square >> The Longwood Rotary Club partnered with the Kennett Area Park Authority (KAPA) to sponsor a family “Plant-A-Tree” day this past weekend at the Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square.

Chesco Dems mourn ‘hero among activists’ killed in fiery Route 202 crash |Nov 12, 2017

West Goshen >> Adam Harrison Swope, 38, of Malvern, chair of the Willistown-Malvern Democrats and executive assistant to Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone, died in a fiery accident on Route 202 Saturday afternoon.

Plenty of freebies for active and retired veterans on Saturday |Nov 10, 2017

Staff Report The following restaurants and retail establishments are offering local veterans, active and retired, free of deeply discounted food and merchandise. In some cases, veterans must be in uniform, and in all cases, veterans must present proof of service (includes: permanent or temporary US military ID cards, a DD 214, veteran’s card).

TE teachers get new 3-year pact |Nov 9, 2017

Tredyffrin Township >> The Tredyffrin/Easttown Board of School Directors approved a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the Tredyffrin/Easttown Education Association (TEEA) Wednesday night that calls for salary increases in each year and no overall change in health care.

Police officers, firefighters, retirement community partner for coat drive |Nov 7, 2017

Kennett Square >> Kennett Township Police Department and Longwood Fire Company embarked on its first ever Warm Coat Drive. The coat drive turned out to be great success with the help from the local townships and multiple nonprofit organizations in the area.

Online used auto sales plan stalls out in East Marlborough |Nov 7, 2017

East Marlborough >> The East Marlborough supervisors called John Jaros “an extremely gifted and imaginative lawyer” even as they made his life harder Monday night.

Replogle named Brandywine Red Clay Alliance Teacher of the Year |Nov 7, 2017

Kennett Square >> Kennett Consolidated School District science teacher Michael Replogle has been named the 2017 Brandywine Red Clay Alliance Teacher of the Year. Replogle, who teaches both Earth and Space Science and Advanced Placement Environmental Science, has been on the high school faculty for twenty-two years.

Kennett High fall play ‘Almost, Maine’ set Nov. 17, 18 |Nov 7, 2017

Kennett Square >> Kennett High School proudly presents Almost, Maine on Friday and Saturday, November 17 and 18.

Chester County CONTESTED School Board Races |Nov 6, 2017

Avon Grove Avon Grove School Board, Region 1

Chester County CONTESTED DJ, mayoral and municipal races |Nov 6, 2017

District Judge Races District Judge 15-1-01

Downingtown West senior earns Eagle rank |Nov 4, 2017

Jesse E Cook III, a member of Hopewell Troop 8 in Downingtown, recently received his Eagle Scout rank. As an Eagle scout, Cook has earned 21 merit badges and has served his troop in a variety of leadership roles.

Mother Nature brings perfect race weather |Nov 4, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> If love is lovelier the second time around, the same can be said for year two of the Mushroom Cap Half Marathon on Saturday.

Kennett seniors named National Merit Commended Students |Nov 2, 2017

Kennett Square >> Kennett High School has announced that seniors Jake A. Kalscheur, Nicole C. Huff, Nathan E. Dight (sitting, from back), Ryley W. Harris, Abigail D. Duckworth, Kathleen M. Schuetz, and Claire M.

Downingtown woman to face alleged eighth DUI charge |Nov 2, 2017

WEST WHITELAND >> Police asked a Downingtown woman to turn herself in because she had a warrant for a DUI charge, but a week later she was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence again.

Unique real estate model offers Chesco homeowners $1,000 to list their homes |Oct 31, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> Because of recent growth in the Chester County housing market, a Philadelphia brokerage firm has expanded into Chester County, and is paying qualified homeowners $1,000 cash just to list their home.

Hundreds of volunteers fuel the success of local family homeless program |Oct 30, 2017

NEW GARDEN >> Alyssa had her first child at age 17. Three years later, she had her second.

Avondale woman charged after trying to smuggle drugs to her son in prison |Oct 27, 2017

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) >> Delaware officials say a Pennsylvania woman has been charged with trying to smuggle drugs to her son in prison.

Kennett Run Charities awards more than $56,000 in grants to local nonprofits |Oct 27, 2017

Kennett Square >> More than $56,000 was donated to local charities earlier this week during the Kennett Run distribution of funds held at the Genesis building in Kennett Square. More than 50 nonprofit organizations received funding.

Big-name country music festival coming to Chester County next year |Oct 26, 2017

Ludwig’s Corner >> A three-day country music festival featuring some of the biggest names in country music will be coming to Chester County next year, organizers announced Thursday.

Successful fundraiser for Strode’s Mill |Oct 26, 2017

The non-profit Friends of Strode’s Mill held a successful fundraiser Oct. 22 raising money to support the restoration of the East Bradford Township-owned Strode Scrapple and Sausage Barn. Selective Demolition is complete on the barn and the community will now help support the cost of roof replacement and other period appropriate restoration work as well as creation of an eight-acre open space park.

Police chief, former chief organize effort to help U.S. troops abroad |Oct 25, 2017

WEST CALN >> When West Caln Police Chief Curt Martinez discovered that his old friend Pete Mango, the former police chief in East Fallowfield, was gathering supplies for U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan, he knew he had to help.

Hillendale Elementary staff, parents honor Dissinger at ceremony |Oct 25, 2017

Kennett Township >> Former Hillendale Elementary School principal and current Patton Middle School principal Steve Dissinger came back to his former school for a visit and found himself in front of students, teachers, parents, and staff who surprised him with a ceremony to recognize his commitment, passion, and the impact he had on the school by naming an outdoor classroom kiosk in his honor.

Coatesville man aims to ‘clean up’ after getting patents |Oct 25, 2017

COATESVILLE >> Chris Cummins was taught as a young child that hard work pays deep rewards. And after 64 years of work, mostly in the cleaning business, the rewards may be coming his way.

Michael Iacocca earns highest award in scouting |Oct 24, 2017

East Marlborough >> Michael A. Iacocca, son to Mary and Al Iacocca, brother to Anna and Patrick, earned the rank of Eagle Scout on Oct. 19.

Motorcyclist, 31, killed in accident at intersection |Oct 24, 2017

New Garden >> A 31-year-old man was killed Monday morning when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car driven by a 77-year-old from Landenberg.

Two killed in three-vehicle accident on Route 272 in West Nottingham |Oct 23, 2017

WEST NOTTINGHAM >> Two people were killed early Sunday morning in a three-vehicle accident on Route 272 in West Nottingham Township, according to state police at Avondale.

Kennett area families invited to plant trees at Anson Nixon Park |Oct 20, 2017

Kennett Square >> The Longwood Rotary Club has partnered with the Kennett Area Park Authority (KAPA) to sponsor a family “Plant-A-Tree” day to support the ongoing beautification of the Anson B.

Dinniman: Equine industry provides huge economic boost to Chester County |Oct 20, 2017

Kennett Square >> The equine industry spends $546 million annually on goods, services, wages and salaries in Southeastern Pennsylvania, according to a new study conducted by Delaware Valley University.

Longwood Gardens Chrysanthemum Festival brings more blooms than ever before |Oct 19, 2017

Staff Report East Marlborough >> Autumn is in full swing and so is the much-anticipated Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens, when the 4-acre grand Conservatory is bursting with fall’s quintessential flowers.

Kennett area dentist charged with indecent assault on patient |Oct 17, 2017

A Kennett area dentist has been charged with indecent contact with one of his female patients, according to Southern Chester County Regional Police.

Jose Mesen named Kennett YMCA Employee of the Month |Oct 17, 2017

Kennett Square >> Jose Mesen, Aquatics director at the Kennett Area YMCA, has been named employee of the month.

Dinniman honors JAU Junior League National Champions |Oct 17, 2017

Harrisburg >> State Senator Andy Dinniman recently recognized the KAU Little League Baseball Team on winning the 2017 United States Junior League World Series.

Unionville grad’s house spared from wildfire, but many of his neighbors not so lucky |Oct 16, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> The wind was so loud, and so strong – gusting up to 70 mph – Phil Swab couldn’t get to sleep last Sunday night at his Santa Rosa, Ca. home. He was worried that the wind would blow over one of the large trees, and it would land on his house.

Kennett Middle School student earns Silver Award with New Garden Elementary BookNook project |Oct 12, 2017

Kennett Square >> Nina Gralewski-Goal, Kennett Middle school eighth-grade and a Senior Girl Scout, Troop 4141 has successfully completed her Silver Award benefiting New Garden Elementary School.

Third Landhope Farms store in Chester County on the fast track |Oct 12, 2017

Lower Oxford >> Supervisors this week gave conditional approval to a preliminary plan for a new Landhope Farms convenience store and gas/diesel station at the southeast corner of the intersection of Route 10 and Conner Road.

SPCA removes 60 cats, mostly Persians, from home in West Whiteland |Oct 12, 2017

WEST GOSHEN>> Officials at the Brandywine Valley SPCA removed 60 neglected cats, mostly long haired Persians from a home in West Whiteland last week. The SPCA was notified after police responded to the home for a medical emergency.

Jane Donze points to her vast experience in seeking district judge seat |Oct 12, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Jane Donze said that with 30 years of practice in civil, criminal and family law, no one is better suited than herself to fill the district judge seat based out of Kennett Square.

Al Iacocca says his community service makes him ideal candidate for district judge |Oct 11, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> For most of his life, Al Iacocca has given back to the community. He’s volunteered on scores of civic and non-profit organizations, and now he’s looking to extend his role in public service by seeking to become the area’s next district justice.

March on the Brandywine coming to Unionville Oct. 21 |Oct 10, 2017

East Marlborough >> Unionville High School will perform in the “March on the Brandywine” marching band competition on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 6 p.m to 10 p.m.