Kennett Paper

Work on intersection at old Red Rose Inn starts this week |Apr 24, 2017

PENN TOWNSHIP >> State Senator Andy Dinniman and state Rep. John Lawrence will be joined by PennDOT and Penn Township officials on Thursday, April 27 at 2 p.m. at the site of the former Red Rose Inn to kick off the project to improve and realign the intersection of state Route 796 and Old Baltimore Pike.

West Chester firm ordered to repay consumers for failed T-shirt campaign |Apr 24, 2017

HARRISBURG >> A West Chester sports apparel business that raised $579,000 online from more than 8,500 consumers to create athletic shirts that purportedly changes colors in response to body temperatures has settled with the state’s Attorney General’s office and must make restitution.

Conservancy close to saving land in Chadds Ford area off Route 202 |Apr 23, 2017

CHADDS FORD >> With the battle over a proposed housing development at the Crebilly Farm property in Westtown proceeds, an area land conservation organization has announced that its plans to save another nearby piece of open space is nearing completion.

Unionville High Percussion team finishes season as seventh best in world |Apr 23, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Unionville High School’s Indoor Percussion Ensemble is returning from the Winter Guard International World Championships in Dayton, Ohio as the 7th best in the world in the Scholastic A Division.

Donations so high at Kennett Clothing Closet, appeal is put out for more space |Apr 22, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Donations to a popular clothing giveaway center have been so high lately, the facility has run out of space.

Security guard kills raccoon on school grounds; parents demand transparency |Apr 21, 2017

WEST FALLOWFIELD >> A school security guard shot and killed a raccoon on the Octorara High School grounds three weeks ago, but some parents claim school administrators have been covering up the incident.

Kennett Township officials take aim at gerrymandering |Apr 20, 2017

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> With documented support from hundreds of citizens, the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors has called to amend the state constitution to combat gerrymandering.

Kennett area woman enters race to challenge Pat Meehan |Apr 20, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> The owner of a small business is the latest in what is becoming a crowded field of Democrats looking to challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan, R-7. Elizabeth Moro announced her candidacy this week in a bid to capture the Democratic nomination to take on the four-term incumbent whose district covers the bulk of Delaware County, and parts of Chester, Berks and Montgomery counties.

Pet Fest in Kennett Square May 13 features exotic pets, contests, music and even a pet psychic |Apr 19, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Dogs have an afterlife, and if you want to communicate with a beloved pet who has passed on, you won’t want to miss the second annual Pet Fest May 13 at Anson Nixon Park.

Landhope Farms in Kennett reopens with impressive list of new features |Apr 17, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> After six weeks of renovations, The Landhope Farm Market is once again open and the list of new features is impressive.

Community policing a top priority for new Kennett Square police chief |Apr 17, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Now that he’s the new police chief, Bill Holdsworth said he will continue community policing in a big way.

UHS Robotics team advances to FIRST Championship |Apr 17, 2017

UNIONVILLE >> Unionville High School’s Flaming Phoenix robotics team will be competing in the 2017 FIRST Championship to be held in St. Louis, Missouri on April 26-29, 2017. FIRST Championship is a dual international-level robotics competition to be held on sequential weekends in Houston, TX and St.

Kennett school officials approve new hires, retirements and more |Apr 17, 2017

Kennett Area Consolidated school directors approved the following:

Escobar named Kennett YMCA Employee of the Month |Apr 17, 2017

Arizbeht Escobar, a custodian at the Kennett Area YMCA, has been named Employee of the Month.

Kennett High student awarded summer study trip to Germany |Apr 7, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett High School junior Eric Benjamin Gaver has been awarded an all‐expense‐paid summer study trip to Germany. Ben, a fourth-year student of German teacher Duane Kotz, was selected as a national winner after scoring in the 90th percentile on the Level 4 2017 National German Exam for High School Students sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG).

UPDATED: Kennett High School closed after legionella bacteria found in water system |Apr 7, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett High School was ordered closed Friday, April 7, after routine testing of the hot water systems at Kennett High School, a positive test result for legionella bacteria was confirmed.

Many from Kennett Square fought in World War I |Apr 6, 2017

“There was fighting in the mountains and at night we could see the flashes from the artillery. In the dark it was like summer lightning, but the nights were cool and there was not the feeling of a storm coming.

Stroud Center honors Eagle Scout for design of outdoor education kiosk |Apr 6, 2017

AVONDALE >> A nature-inspired outdoor classroom, with an education kiosk designed by Eagle Scout Payton Shonk, is fostering streamside learning at Stroud Water Research Center. More than 5,000 students and adults have learned about freshwater stewardship at the outdoor classroom since its debut last fall, and on Thursday, Shonk, 18, was honored for his outstanding project.

Railroad tracks creating problems for proposed 12-mile trail in Kennett Township |Apr 6, 2017

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> Two ankle-high strips of steel represent a stumbling block for Kennett Township’s ambitious trail system plans.

Holdsworth sworn in as Kennett Square’s newest police chief |Apr 6, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> William Holdsworth was sworn in as Kennett Square’s newest police chief April 3 in a unanimous vote by borough council. He succeeds Ed Zunino, who retired last year after many years of service.

Kennett High School inducts National Honor Society members |Apr 5, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> The Kennett High School Blue and White Chapter of the National Honor Society welcomed the 2017-18 inductees at a ceremony and reception on March 22, 2017.

Local third-grade Girl Scout Brownies learn to share with Family Promise |Apr 5, 2017

Girl Scout Brownie Troop 4707, from Unionville Elementary, met with Susan Minarchi, Executive Director, Family Promise of Southern Chester County to deliver donations in the form of supplies and money.

Developers flocking to Kennett Square; interest in the town at all-time high |Apr 5, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> When borough officials crafted an ordinance permitted brewpubs a few years back, good things started to happen. Businesses prospered. Developers started to show an interest in the town of just one square mile.

Journey toward one billion steps begins with stroll through Kennett Square |Apr 5, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu is remembered for remarking that the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. In Chester County, the journey toward one billion steps has began with a stroll through Kennett Square.

Newlin Township officials to take on gerrymandering |Apr 4, 2017

NEWLIN TOWNSHIP >> At its April 10th meeting, the Newlin Township Board of Supervisors will be discussing a resolution seeking to end gerrymandering in Pennsylvania by supporting legislation calling for fair, independent nonpartisan redistricting reform.

Police seek man who robbed Kennett-area Walgreens at gunpoint |Apr 4, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Police are still looking for the man who robbed the Walgreens Pharmacy at gunpoint on Sunday, March 26, making off with money, cigarettes and an employee’s cell phone.

Tonight - Unionville Indoor Color Guard send-off as they go to World Championships |Apr 3, 2017

The send off performances of the Indoor Color Guard and Indoor Percussion groups will take place at Unionville High School tonight at 8:30 pm as they make their way to the Winter Guard International World Championships in Dayton, OH.

Willowdale Steeplechase tickets on sale now |Apr 3, 2017

WILLOWDALE >> Spring is here and patrons and fans are gearing up for The 25th Anniversary Running of the Willowdale Steeplechase!

FairDistrictsPA aims to reform elections and end gerrymandering |Apr 2, 2017

LONDON GROVE >> At first glance, a map showing the legislative districts in Pennsylvania looks like the result of a pastry chef gone wild with his cookie cutters. There are no uniform shapes, no uniformity in the content, and the edges don’t conform to any geographical characteristic like rivers or mountain ranges.

Dinniman joins kickoff of Keystone Valley Fire Dept. Capital Campaign |Apr 1, 2017

PARKESBURG >> State Senator Andy Dinniman recently visited the Keystone Valley Fire Department (KVFD) to mark the kickoff of the department’s Capital Fundraising Campaign to renovate and rebuild its station in downtown Parkesburg.

Opening day trout anglers tackle tough stream conditions |Apr 1, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> Opening day fisherman Martin Sanger peered into the pasty, roiling waters of the Brandywine Creek rumbling through Downingtown’s Kerr Park and shook his head. “It’s gonna’ be a challenge today,” he sighed.

Longwood Gardens’ world-class fountain garden will feature fire atop water; opens to public May 27 |Mar 31, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> On May 27, visitors to Longwood Gardens will be able to see a water show unlike any in the world.

Kennett High’s Myles Robinson signs to play football at Shippensburg |Mar 30, 2017

Kennett High School Senior Myles Robinson signed his National Letter of Intent to play Division II football at Shippensburg University.

Police Reports |Mar 30, 2017

State Police Avondale Barracks Head on >> Shelpy Barlow, 20, of Lincoln University was traveling on Jennersville Road in Londonderry Township on March 15 at 3:25 p.m. and lost control of her car on snow.

Bucks man, ex-Montco school teacher admits to sex with underage girls |Mar 30, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> A Bucks County man who once worked as a Montgomery County middle school teacher has admitted to having sexual contact with two teenage female students.

Dogs attacked by suspected rabid raccoon after it gets into house |Mar 30, 2017

LONDON BRITAIN >> Two dogs are under veterinary care after they were viciously attacked by a raccoon inside their home on Tuesday.

Unionville teacher who asked students to predict the future delivers their letters -- 24 years later |Mar 30, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> When Fred Stauffer was an environmental teacher at Unionville High School back in the 1990s, he came up with an original idea to give his students an assignment to write a letter to themselves, and predict what their future would be like.

Kennett High’s Bowe signs to play softball at Swarthmore |Mar 30, 2017

Kennett High School senior Madison Bowe will continue her education at Swarthmore College where she will study cognitive science and play on the women’s softball team.

Route 926 lane restrictions scheduled next week |Mar 29, 2017

Lane restrictions are scheduled on Route 926 (Street Road) at Pocopson Road in Pocopson Township, Chester County, on Monday, April 3

Local farmers pitch in to help ranchers devastated by Kansas wildfires |Mar 29, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Yesterday morning, several tractor-trailers stacked with hay, fence post and barbed wire pulled into Ashland, Kansas, a welcome sight for the scores of ranchers there who lost nearly everything in recent wildfires.

Four Chester County residents on Forbes richest list, including Unionville man |Mar 28, 2017

Forbes has released its annual ranking of the richest people across the globe, and four familiar Chester County names are once again on it, according to Philadelphia magazine.

21 local churches partner to help local residents in need |Mar 28, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> This spring 21 churches in Southern Chester County are partnering together for those in need.

Crebilly development will cost West Chester Area School District $645,000 per year |Mar 28, 2017

WEST GOSHEN>> With construction proposed at the 330-acre Crebilly Farm, the school district expects the cost to educate an additional 172 public school students at about $645,000 per year for five years.

Kennett Square is blessed to have Leon Spencer |Mar 26, 2017

It was fitting that Leon Spencer was named the 2017 Citizen of the Year by the Southern Chester Chamber of Commerce last week.

LETTER: Republicans want to take away health care from millions |Mar 25, 2017

The congressional Republican health care plan will be a disaster for working families. Their plan will take health care away from 24 million people across the country and impose painful taxes on working people.

Plan calls for low-cost senior housing on old NVF property in Kennett Square |Mar 24, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> A developer’s plan to bring 60 units of affordable senior housing could soon be a reality if three concessions are granted by borough officials.

More than 100 rally at Costello’s office urging no vote on ACA repeal |Mar 23, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> With chants like “Hey Hey, Ho Ho, we need to see Costello,” and “Keep it, keep it, people really need it,” more than 100 people gathered at Rep. Ryan Costello’s office Thursday at noon to protest the proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Kennett High School welcomes humanitarian aid worker |Mar 22, 2017

Former humanitarian aid worker Carl Wilkens will be visiting Kennett High School on April 7, 2017, to discuss with the entire student body his experiences in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. Wilkens was the only US citizen to stay behind when foreign nationals were evacuated with many of the UN peacekeepers.

Kennett Square cracking down on speeders |Mar 21, 2017

Kennett Square is cracking down on speeders.

Brandywine Valley SPCA offers $20 spay/neuter surgeries in March |Mar 21, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> The Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) will be offering spay/neuter surgeries to residents of Chester County, Delaware County, and New Castle County for just a $20 co-pay during the month of March.