Kennett Paper

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.

LETTER: It appears Eric Roe is going back on his promise |Mar 21, 2017

I attended a debate between Mr. Eric Roe and his opponent just before the November 2016 election. They were running for the office of State House Representative from the 158th district. At that debate Mr.

Celebrate spring at Point to Point horse races |Mar 21, 2017

POCOPSON >> Just as there were hints of a very early spring – temperatures in the 60s, flowers popping up and birds everywhere, reality hit us with a mid-March snow storm. But don’t despair, a sure sign of spring in Chester County is a big racing event.

REVIEW: Kennett High students shine in “Drowsy Chaperone” |Mar 20, 2017

The sardonic Broadway hit “The Drowsy Chaperone” that is full of wise cracks so dearly beloved by teenagers was a true smash hit this past week. The auditorium was well filled for three performances, and the cast moved with precision under the direction of Cindy Albertini and Music Director Katie Soukup.

Holdsworth to be named only the third police chief in Kennett Square in past 45 years |Mar 20, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Lt. William Holdsworth will be sworn in next month as only the third police chief in the past 45 years in the borough.

REVIEW: Mary Poppins and friends fly high at Unionville High School |Mar 20, 2017

Last weekend Unionville High School presented a beautiful production of the beloved story of Mary Poppins. With a very talented cast and all the bells and whistles of a modern stage set up, they not only flew the magical Mary Poppins but also two of her friends.

Local man finds extremely rare coin hidden in antique table |Mar 18, 2017

COATESVILLE >> As a driver for ROVER, Danny Johnson gets to know a lot of people. Most are friendly. But one person he developed a close bond with was an elderly man who had never driven a vehicle.

Work begins Monday to widen Route 322 to four lanes |Mar 18, 2017

UPPER CHICHESTER > After nearly a half-century of planning, the work to widen Route 322 to four lanes will begin on Monday. But the project, which will feature grassy medians and left and right turning lanes at certain intersections, won’t be completed for at least six years.

Bayard Taylor’s gift to Kennett Square: An old cannon |Mar 18, 2017

The 19th century was a period of dramatic developments in science, technology and ways of thinking. It was also a changeover from the era of the Enlightenment to one more focused on expression in the age of Romanticism.

Unionville officials debating whether students should be permitted to give teachers expensive gifts |Mar 17, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> At the end of the school year, many teachers often receive gifts from their students. Now, Unionville-Chadds Ford school directors want to make sure those gifts aren’t too expensive.

Crash on Route 41 closed the road in both directions |Mar 17, 2017

AVONDALE >> A three-vehicle crash on Friday morning closed Route 41 for several hours, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Kennett officials approve new hires, summer school agenda |Mar 17, 2017

Kennett Consolidated school directors approved the following:

Storm creates dire need for blood donations |Mar 16, 2017

For many in Chester County, the recent storm was an inconvenience, but to some, it is a far more serious matter. Due to the storm, more than 100 blood drives were cancelled across the East Coast on March 14.

Kennett High raises more than $45,000 in second Mini-THON |Mar 16, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> On Feb.24, approximately 300 Kennett High School students stayed 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.

Kennett Township trails plan advances |Mar 16, 2017

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> The burgeoning system of trails and sidewalks in Kennett Township took another step forward on Monday night.

Kennett parents tell school officials they fear bullying of Latino students |Mar 15, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Concern about politically inspired bullying of Latino students has emerged in the Kennett Consolidated School District.

KMC gym team off to a strong start |Mar 15, 2017

The Girls KMC USAIGC Gymnastics team is one-third through their season with a very promising and strong start. The team started the season off the first weekend in December in Lancaster, PA at the Miracle on the Square Meet where they faced two other PA teams and two DE teams.

Sciscione named YMCA employee of the month |Mar 15, 2017

Steve Sciscione, Kennett Area YMCA coach, has been named employee of the month.

Politicians abusing redistricting; don’t miss March 28 meeting on gerrymandering |Mar 15, 2017

I can’t count the number of social media posts and news articles that focus on the political divide of this country – and even our small area of Chester County. What I can count is how often parts of Chester County are sliced and diced to create election districts, from state representatives and senators to our Congressional representatives.

Kennett Square man killed in Route 1 crash; snow, ice cited as a factor |Mar 15, 2017

CHADDS FORD >> A Kennett Square man was killed early Wednesday morning in a violent two-vehicle crash on Route 1 at the intersection of Creek Road. The accident forced the cancellation of every school in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District.

New book gives unique insight into how Kennett has prospered |Mar 11, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett Square.

Kennett Area Democrats donate to La Comunidad Hispana |Mar 10, 2017

Kennett Area Democrats last week raised more than $1,250 to support La Comunidad Hispana. Dennett Area Democrats also sponsor various events throughout the year. In 2017, the organization sponsored the MLK CommUNITY Breakfast and the KACS Empty Bowls dinner.

Kennett Area YMCA annual campaign begins |Mar 10, 2017

At the Kennett Area YMCA, you may have noticed an unusually high level of energy with four food truck vendors and 13 local vendors to celebrate the kick-off of the 2017 Annual Campaign. In spite of all the fun, there is a serious mission taking place.

Pitts honored for his work to bring affordable health care to senior citizens |Mar 10, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> State lawmakers, county officials and municipal leaders honored former Congressman Joseph Pitts Tuesday for his efforts to protect senior citizens during his 44-year tenure in office.

Rudi Steinberger, Kennett Square activist, dies at age 92 |Mar 9, 2017

Rudolph Steinberger, 36-year veteran of Hercules Incorporated (1950-1986) and longtime Kennett Square community activist, died on Thursday, March 2nd at the venerable age of 92.

Police seek missing 15-year-old; last seen at Kennett High School |Mar 8, 2017

NEW GARDEN >> The Southern Chester County Regional Police Department is investigating a report of missing juvenile who is a voluntary runaway.

Bayard Taylor: A world traveler who loved Kennett Square |Mar 8, 2017

By 1850 at the age of 25, Bayard Taylor was already well known to thousands of people in his native Chester County and all across America. Although his family had modest Quaker roots in Pennsylvania, his eyes were focused across the sea, intent on traveling the world to explore new places and share the experiences through his writings.

Don’t miss Wheel of Fortune tonight as local woman competes for big prize money |Mar 8, 2017

Christine Viggiano of West Chester, will be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune tonight, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. She is a lawyer who enjoys spending time with family and friends in her free time. A huge fan of “Wheel,” she grew up watching the show with her mother and continues to tune in every night with her boyfriend.

Genesis HealthCare raises $254,000 for Alzheimer’s |Mar 8, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> More than 280 teams from Genesis HealthCare joined the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s® and united in a movement to reclaim the future for millions.

Fireworks returning to Longwood Gardens with 6 shows this year |Mar 8, 2017

PA. Lottery marks 45th anniversary; annual sales top $4 billion |Mar 7, 2017

The Pennsylvania Lottery today marked the 45th anniversary of its very first game, which went on sale March 7, 1972. Since then, the Lottery has paid nearly $45 billion in prizes and generated approximately $27 billion to benefit older Pennsylvanians.

East Marlborough to crack down on speeders traveling on Route 82 |Mar 7, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Supervisors voted Monday night to buy another radar speed sign to help rein in speeding drivers going through the village of Unionville on Route 82.

Hundreds applaud as Kennett Square adopts sweeping new anti-discrimination law |Mar 7, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Council on Monday night unanimously adopted an anti-discrimination ordinance that will provide broader protection than the federal 1964 Civil Rights Act, including safeguards for the LGBTQ community.

Parkesburg area firefighters save life of horse |Mar 7, 2017

PARKESBURG >> Firefighters on Tuesday saved the life of a horse.

New marriage enrichment program targets Latino community |Mar 3, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> A marriage enrichment program aimed at curbing divorce in the Latino community will launch March 8.

Tick Tock to host a tasting tour of local wineries |Mar 3, 2017

New this year, on April 1, 2017, Tick Tock Early Learning Center will host a wine tasting tour featuring four of Southern Chester County’s premier wineries. The tour will include Paradocx Vineyard and Patone Cellars of Landenberg, PA and Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery in Kennett Square, PA.

County officials, local lawmakers, municipal leaders, praise Family Promise of Southern Chester County |Mar 3, 2017

NEW GARDEN >> The county’s newest initiative to end family homelessness has been such a huge success in the past year because of assistance of the more than 600 volunteers and dozens of area churches.

Yelton should take a chill pill |Mar 2, 2017

The only reason I could divine Congressman Pat Meehan (7th District-Berks and Delaware Counties) was “Standing Pat”, was so the Editorial (Kennett Paper, Feb. 23) could demean his individualistic Conservatism: “wearing a target on his back (he was very verbally against Trump candidacy) thanks to the gentleman who now in habits the White House”.

Hhgregg closing area stores, including Downingtown |Mar 2, 2017

Hhgregg Inc., a seller of appliances and electronics, said Thursday it is closing stores, including ones in the greater Philadelphia region, as part of a restructuring.

Kennett High School to stage ‘Drowsy Chaperone’ |Mar 2, 2017

Staff Report Kennett High School will present its annual musical March 16 to March 18. This year’s production of the show The Drowsy Chaperone includes a cast of nearly sixty Kennett High School singers, actors, and dancers.

Police Reports |Mar 2, 2017

State Police Avondale Barracks Identity theft >> On Jan. 23 it was reported that a woman from the 600 block of State Road in London Grove Township had multiple accounts opened in her name and multiple charges were incurred before they were closed, police said.

Kennett area man named one of best 100 golf coaches in the nation |Mar 2, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> A Chester County golf instructor was named to GOLF Magazine’s best 100 golf coaches in the nation. He is featured in this month’s issue.

New Kennett group seeks to provide help for immigrants |Feb 27, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> In the mid-1800s many southern Chester County homes was a safe haven for slaves seeking freedom. The Underground Railroad, as it was known, became the safety net for slaves and their families made possible by the presence of a large Quaker population opposed to slavery.

Kennett’s After The Bell should be a model for other schools |Feb 27, 2017

Last week, Kennett Middle’s After The Bell program served its 5,000 student. That’s amazing considering the program began in 1988 serving only 45 students.

Tedesco named Student of Quarter at Unionville |Feb 27, 2017

Lea Tedesco, a student at Unionville High School, has been selected Longwood Rotary Club Student of the Quarter. She is focused on developing her language skills as the base for her career. She has been studying French and Spanish four and six years respectively, and started learning Italian a couple of year ago.

Short-sleeves in February? Locals soak up the sun |Feb 24, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> Was that groundhog ever wrong.

Nobody did more for Kennett Square than Bayard Taylor |Feb 24, 2017

Editor’s Note: The following is the first in a three-part series looking at the life and times of Bayard Taylor