Kennett Paper

Route 52 bridge to close for 4 days next week |May 19, 2016

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that travel restrictions will occur next week on Route 52 (Lenape Road), U.S. 30, U.S. 1 and U.S. 202 in Chester County, for bridge repairs, median stabilization and patching operations.

Kennett Run another reason Kennett Square is prospering |May 19, 2016

This is all you need to know about the Kennett Run: In the past 26 years, nearly $600,000 has been donated to local charities.

In Kennett Square, Latinos will finally get a real say |May 19, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Since Latinos constitute more than 50 percent of the population, borough officials have agreed to set up an Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs, which will ultimately enable Latinos to have more of a say in borough matters.

Route 52 bridge to close for 4 days next week |May 19, 2016

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that travel restrictions will occur next week on Route 52 (Lenape Road), U.S. 30, U.S. 1 and U.S. 202 in Chester County, for bridge repairs, median stabilization and patching operations.

Armed robbery suspect still at large in New Garden |May 19, 2016

A man who robbed a New Garden business Tuesday afternoon is still at large, police said.

We must protect best teachers from layoffs |May 19, 2016

Editor: Governor Wolf and Senator Dinniman failed students, teachers and taxpayers this past week. House Bill 805 would ensure that the best teachers are protected from layoffs and not simply the ones who are there the longest.

27 local programs to benefit from United Way of Southern Chester County funding |May 19, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> The DuPont merger with Dow Chemical, changes at AstraZeneca, leadership turnover at local companies and minimal corporate giving all contributed to a decline in donations to United Way of Southern Chester County last year, continuing a downward trend in donations that began in 2012.

Kennett Square doles out historic preservation awards |May 18, 2016

Borough officials honored homeowners this week for improving the quality of their homes located in the historic district. May is Historic Preservation Month.

Kennett Township, Chadds Ford get funds to upgrade traffic signals |May 17, 2016

State Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced that nine municipalities in Chester County will receive more than $1.2 million in total funding for traffic control system safety upgrades.

Rash of home invasion burglaries in Kennett Township prompts beefed-up police force |May 17, 2016

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> With a median household income of more than $110,00, it’s no wonder criminals have been targeting homes in Kennett Township for the past couple of years.

Police reports |May 17, 2016

State Police avondale barracks Left Turn >> Job Martinez, 19, of Kennett Square was traveling east on Baltimore Pike just east of Route 41 in Avondale on May 7 at 6:40 p.m. He was behind a vehicle that was slowing to let the car ahead turn left.

Kennett High student earns Eagle Scout |May 17, 2016

Cody Brown, a junior at Kennett High School, earned the coveted rank of Eagle Scout in February 2016. He was only 16 years old at the time of his achievement. Cody and his family, including his parents Donna and Gary Brown, are enthusiastic members of the community, and his parents are very proud of the impact Cody has had with his Eagle Project.

Kennett female wrestler wins eighth straight championship title |May 17, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Wrestling may be a male-dominated sport, but don’t tell that to Mary Nichols.

Kennett Rotary Pet Fest schedule |May 16, 2016

The Kennett Rotary Club’s PetFest schedule, which takes place this Saturday, May 21 from noon to 4 p.m. There is free admission and it will be held rain or Shine.

Ideal weather attracts 1,300 for Kennett Run; best in past 5 years |May 14, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> A really good indicator of the success of the Kennett Run is the attendance at the post-run party at Anson B. Nixon Park.

West Grove man guilty in string of robberies in Kennett area |May 13, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> A Common Pleas Court jury has convicted a West Grove man of committing a string of robberies in the Kennett Square area, including an incident that led to a high speed chase through southern Chester County into downtown Wilmington, Del.

Kennett High artists win big at art show |May 13, 2016

Two Kennett High School seniors, Olivia Avedisian and Bailey Reigel, were recognized for their exceptional talent at the 42nd annual Area High School Show. The juried exhibition was held at the Chester County Art Association in West Chester from April 23 to 30.

Major rail improvement project coming to Kennett Square |May 13, 2016

State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that $665,000 in state funding has been awarded for a major rail improvement project in Chester County that will create new jobs and retain existing ones.

Kennett team finishes among top 10 in OWLmpiad |May 13, 2016

On Monday, May 9, Kennett High School’s team finished tenth out of the seventy-eight teams competing at the Temple University 7th Annual OWLympiad. Hosted by the Department of Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management and the Sigma Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma at the university, the event is Philadelphia’s largest math competition for high school students and is designed to promote mathematics and introduce students to career paths in applied mathematics.

Free breakfast June 4 at Unionville High cafeteria |May 13, 2016

The administrators of UCFSD would like to invite the entire community to come out for a free breakfast on Saturday morning, June 4 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Unionville’s depth proves crucial as girls’ track team wins championship |May 12, 2016

COATESVILLE >> There was no shortage of suspense on Wednesday at the Ches-Mont Girls Track and Field Championship. That’s because there was a wild, three-way team battle to the finish.

Officials pay tribute to police officers who died in the line of duty |May 12, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> Lawmakers, county commissioners, municipal leaders and scores of officers from police departments all over Chester County paid tribute Thursday night to nine law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Police Reports |May 11, 2016

State Police Avondale Barracks Criminal Mischief >> Someone smashed the passenger side window of a car in the 300 block of Village Drive in Upper Oxford Township overnight on April 22, police said.

West Grove man pleads after supplying cocaine to fiance’s daughter, who then took it to Penn London Elementary School |May 11, 2016

west chester>> The southern Chester County man who unwittingly supplied cocaine to his fiancé’s daughter, which she then took to school with her lunch money, has pleaded guilty to drug possession charges in the case.

Chesco DA: Man murders girlfriend; crime is recorded by the victim |May 11, 2016

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the filing of charges against defendant Keith Smith for shooting and killing his girlfriend Wesley Webb on May 2, 2016 at their residence in Schuylkill Township, Chester County.

Kennett School District OKs personnel moves |May 10, 2016

Kennett Consolidated School District approved the following:

Police investigate alleged sexting at Fred S. Engle Middle School in London Grove |May 10, 2016

LONDON GROVE >> Pennsylvania State Police confirmed on Tuesday that there is an ongoing investigation into an alleged sexting incident at a local middle school.

Kennett female wrestler wins eighth straight state championship title |May 10, 2016

Kennett High School senior Mary Nichols continues to make waves in a male-dominated sport, winning her eighth wrestling state championship title.

‘Criminal’ on trial for robberies in Kennett, New Garden |May 10, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> Testimony in the trial of a West Grove man known as “Criminal” who is accused of participating in a string of robberies of Latino men in Kennett and New Garden began Tuesday in Common Pleas Court.

Kennett Square, Oxford, Avon Grove, prepare for Memorial Day parades |May 10, 2016

Three boroughs in southern Chester County have announced plans for marking Memorial Day.

Texting a person you know is driving? You could be in a heap of trouble |May 10, 2016

People acting together in a Criminal Conspiracy can be held equally culpable regardless of who drives the getaway car and who pulls the trigger killing the bank security guard. The same can be true in a joint act resulting in Personal Injury.

Another Willowdale Winner’s Circle takes root |May 9, 2016

The Willowdale Steeplechase is going to have another gorgeous Winners Circle this year. Dan Burt and Nathan Tuno of Roots Landscape Design/Build are returning with their team to come up with another spectacular creation.

For some, racing is in their blood |May 9, 2016

Nancy Swayne has been going to steeplechases for over fifty five years. You might say that racing is in her blood. She started as a young girl going to the Maryland Hunt Cup with her father, race horse owner and trainer Bob Tindle.

Willowdale helps make Quest a winner! |May 9, 2016

Quest provides specialized pediatric physical, occupational and speech therapy for children with disabilities in our outpatient clinic as well as through early intervention in the home or community.

New Bolton Center gets new equine ambulance |May 9, 2016

Applestone Farm, EBY Horse Trailers, and The Willowdale Steeplechase all made it possible for New Bolton to purchase the new ambulance. New Bolton Center’s previous equine ambulance, 20-plus years old, was retired at the end of the 2015 eventing season.

Advancing the science of freshwater research for 45 years |May 9, 2016

A simple fence installation can reduce pollution by keeping animals (and their waste) out of streams. But how effective is it? Photo: Stephanie Eisenbise

Willowdale Steeplechase benefits the community |May 9, 2016

On race day over 10,000 spectators enjoy a casual yet sophisticated day in Chester County’s horse country. Sponsors, parking patrons and general admission ticket holders all help fund this event for the benefit of the following charities: The Stroud Water Research Center, The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine New Bolton Center and Quest Therapeutic Services, Inc.

Willowdale Steeplechase tickets on sale now |May 9, 2016

Spring is here and patrons and fans are gearing up for The Willowdale Steeplechase, one of Chester County’s most significant community events.

To work at Willowdale, yoga is a must |May 9, 2016

Things are getting kind of hectic around here. Well, maybe they’re always that way but it’s becoming more apparent, because the 24th Running of The Willowdale Steeplechase is only a week away.

What is your ‘Steeplechase Style? |May 9, 2016

To celebrate the launch of the inaugural Today Media Steeplechase Lookbook, the Willowdale Steeplechase is inviting all of our May 15th, 2016 race goers to show us your own Steeplechase Style!

Haute to Trot: The 24th running of the Willowdale Steeplechase Races |May 9, 2016

It’s time to go hat shopping! The 24th Running of The Willowdale Steeplechase will take place this spring on Sunday, May 15 2016. This Chester County tradition is a spectacular rite of spring for people from all over the Philadelphia area and beyond.

Fashionbable and functional shoes, and other things to wear |May 9, 2016

Spring has finally sprung in the Brandywine Valley so put away those Ugg boots and break out some fashion-forward footwear. The annual Mother’s Day Races at The Willowdale Steeplechase in Kennett Square are the perfect place to enjoy the warming weather while socializing and watching world-class horse racing.

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What to bring to Willowdale |May 9, 2016

Everyone likes to be prepared and be organized. So here’s a check list to help you get to Willowdale with everything you’ll need to enjoy the day.

Ten years later, remembering the great Barbaro |May 9, 2016

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years.

Mushroom Cook-off winner will get shot at stardom |May 9, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> The Mushroom Festival is pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s Amateur Mushroom Cook-Off will win a Golden Ticket to compete in the World Food Championships.

Steeplechase water jump rebuilt after 24 years |May 9, 2016

The Willowdale Water Jump was built in 1993 by Hugh Morshead a transplanted to Canada Irishman and a true professional. That the jump has lasted so many years is a testament to his craft. Sure, and it is! After he built the Water Jump and every other fence on the course, Hugh took the mickey out of it.

DA: New Garden student sold LSD from his dorm room; got it through Dark Web |May 6, 2016

A Landenberg man, a student an East Sroudsburg University’s campus in East Stroudsburg, Monroe County, has been arrested after investigators received a tip he ordered LSD on the dark web and sold it to other students out of his dorm room.

Thousands expected for Kennett Run May 14 |May 6, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> The 27th annual Kennett Run will take place Saturday May 14, and race organizers are expecting more than 1,000 runners.

Three arrested for operating illegal gambling machines in Kennett Square, Oxford |May 6, 2016

The Chester County District Attorney’s Office announced the arrest of three individuals in Southern Chester County for the operation of illegal gambling machines. During the execution of search warrants, Chester County Detectives seized five illegal gambling machines, gambling ledgers, and over $37,000 in illegal cash proceeds from two business locations.