Kennett Paper

Police searching for missing 15-year-old girl |Sep 20, 2017

West Whiteland >> The West Whiteland Police Department is attempting to locate a 15-year-old juvenile, who was last seen Sept. 20, at West Chester Henderson High School in West Chester. Police said Victoria Lynn Grimaldi is currently being treated for depression and bi-polar disorder.

Leslie Brennan named Employee of the Month at Kennett YMCA |Sep 20, 2017

Kennett Square >> Leslie Brennan, who heads up Group Exercise at the Kennett Area YMCA, has been named Employee of the Month.

Thousands expected for Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix this Saturday |Sep 19, 2017

Coatesville >> Thousands of people are expected for the Second Annual Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix this Saturday, Sept. 23 beginning at 7 a.m.

Kennett school directors approve new hires, resignations |Sep 19, 2017

Kennett Consolidated School District board members approved the following

Piano concerts celebrate life of Ann Wyeth McCoy |Sep 19, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Few people know that Ann Wyeth McCoy -- sister of world-famous painter Andrew Wyeth, daughter of American painter N. C. Wyeth, and wife of painter John McCoy -- was a composer and accomplished pianist in addition to being a gifted painter.

Why is the Creamery in Kennett Square still operating on a temporary permit? |Sep 17, 2017

Editor’s Note: The following letter was addressed to Kennett Square Borough Council and was received for publication:

Register now for 12th annual Kennett Square Halloween Parade |Sep 17, 2017

Kennett Square >> Kennett Square’s 12th Annual Halloween Parade will take place Sunday Oct. 29, at 3 p.m

Aldi Supermarket scores huge victory; gets conditional use to open store in East Marlborough |Sep 17, 2017

East Marlborough >> A proposed new supermarket for East Marlborough just scored its first win in the approval process.

UHS aide’s sex trial put on hold |Sep 12, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> The attorney for a former teacher’s aide at Unionville High School accused of having sex with two students there on Monday asked the Common Pleas Court judge overseeing her upcoming trial to keep the prosecution from presenting evidence that she allegedly smoked marijuana with one of teenagers.

After The Bell plans Block Party |Sep 9, 2017

Staff Report Kennett Square >> The local Kennett Square community is invited to join in the fun of After-The-Bell at the After-The-Bell Block Party on Thursday, Sept. 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.

Kennett Square inks deal selling land to Kennett Library at below-market rate |Sep 8, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett Square officials on Sept. 6 officially sold a parcel of land it owns in the center of its business district to the Kennett Library, setting the stage for construction of a state-of-the-art library that could house an auditorium.

Hyatt hotel plan for Kennett Square shot down |Sep 8, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Council unanimously shot down a proposal to build a seven-story, 105-room hotel in the heart of Kennett Square, after hearing from more than a dozen residents that the proposed location was ill-suited to the character of the borough.

Kennett Township drafts ordinance regulating marijuana facilities |Sep 8, 2017

Kennett Township >> Nobody wants to grow, distribute, or sell medical marijuana in Kennett Township. Yet.

Parade ushers in a weekend of festivities in Kennett Square |Sep 8, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Ushering in a weekend of food, rides, demonstrations, craft vendors and music, the Mushroom Parade marched up State Street on Friday evening in honor of the festival to follow.

Unionville partners with Texas school district in lesson on kindness |Sep 7, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Unionville High School Principal Jimmy Conley’s is using the disaster in Houston caused by Hurricane Harvey to teach his students a lesson in kindness.

DACA decision could devastate local economy, officials claim |Sep 6, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Rosedo Billafuerte, a laboratory technician from Avondale who graduated with honors last year from Immaculata University, broke out in tears in front of his boss when he learned the news that he may soon be deported to Mexico.

Kennett Square bursting at the seams with unpredecented growth |Sep 6, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> It seems everybody wants to live or own a business in Kennett Square.

Holliday honored for 20 years of service as Kennett Square’s finance director |Sep 6, 2017

Kathy M. Holliday, who has worked as finance director in Kennett Square for the past 20 years, was honored at the Sept.5 council meeting for her dedicated service. She recently announced her retirement.

Community pitches in to send RV to family in Houston |Sep 4, 2017

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> A local family is raised more than $5,000 in one day to get their recreational vehicle up and running, and it’ll be making a journey to Houston, Texas this week to aid a family of three who lost their home during the recent floods there.

PennDOT plans $835 million project to reconstruct Route 30 Bypass, including widening to 6 lanes on eastern side |Sep 1, 2017

DOWNINGTOWN >> Rush hour on the Route 30 bypass can be brutal, especially eastbound from the Reeceville Road interchange in Caln to Route 322 in Downingtown. On some mornings, it’s a parking lot.

Route 162 to close for utility improvements in West Chester |Sep 1, 2017

West Chester >> Aqua Pennsylvania is scheduled to close Strasburg Road weekdays between Bradford Avenue and Everhart Avenue in West Chester Borough, Chester County, on Tuesday, September 5, through Friday, September 22, from 9 a.

Habitat to hold dinner event at Portabellos in Kennett Square |Sep 1, 2017

Kennett Square >> On Wednesday, Oct. 4, Portabellos of Kennett Square will host a chef’s progressive dinner to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Chester County, called Harvest for Homes.

Hotel would be nice in Kennett Square, but at a better location |Sep 1, 2017

Today we witnessed soil testing at the two properties, 116 & 120 South Broad Street. This seems to be preliminary work on the feasibility of building the proposed Hyatt Hotel at S Broad and Cypress.

Chesco first responders team up for Harvey relief effort |Aug 31, 2017

West Chester >> Heart‐wrenching images of the devastation in Texas have struck a nationwide chord of compassion while prompting a recurring question: What can people do from afar to help?

West Chester native flies Navy’s newest, most advanced helicopter |Aug 31, 2017

Mayport, FL >> A 2011 Devon Preparatory School graduate and West Chester, Pennsylvania native is serving with a U.S. Navy helicopter squadron that flies the Navy’s newest and most technologically-advanced helicopter.

Leach reintroduces bill for $15 minimum wage |Aug 31, 2017

Harrisburg >> State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today reintroduced his bill to raise the state’s minimum hourly wage to $15. The bill would also index the minimum wage to inflation and eliminate the tipped minimum wage.

Attorney General visits Kennett to wage war on opioid crisis |Aug 31, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Determined to curb an opioid epidemic that is now the leading cause of death for all Americans under age 50, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro came to Kennett Square to discuss the crisis with state lawmakers, municipal officials and law enforcement officers.

Kennett Square officials put priority on pedestrian safety |Aug 30, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Known and celebrated for its wide variety of festivals throughout the year, Kennett Square officials are developing plans to make it safer for pedestrians.

Katlyn Hicks named employee of the month at Kennett YMCA |Aug 30, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Katlyn Hicks has been named employee of the month at the Kennett Area YMCA.

Don’t demolish buildings to build new hotel in Kennett Square |Aug 29, 2017

I am all in favor of having an upscale hotel in the Borough but not at the expense of the integrity of our National Register Historic District. In the Borough’s one square mile, there are other sites, outside the historic District, for a hotel that would still be within walking distance of the shopping/dining district.

Clydesdales coming to downtown West Chester this Thursday |Aug 29, 2017

West Chester >> The fuzzy-footed giants are back!

Avon Grove school official charged with domestic abuse |Aug 28, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> An administrator with the Avon Grove School District is facing criminal charges stemming from an alleged domestic assault on his wife at their home, according to court documents.

Opioid crisis: It’s killing young people at an alarming rate |Aug 26, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> Last week, a West Goshen police officer saved the life of a 26-year-old woman by using Narcan, an FDA-approved nasal spray used to treat opioid overdose. For police departments in Chester County, it’s a common occurrence.

Downingtown woman to celebrate her 105th birthday |Aug 26, 2017

Downingtown >> Justina Sue Payne was born the same year as Julia Child, Gene Kelly, Perry Como, Lady Bird Johnson. Karl Malden, Pope John Paul 1, Pat Nixon, Art Linkletter, Danny Thomas and Minnie Pearl.

A place where everyone can find peace in Kennett Square |Aug 26, 2017

Kennett Square >> The specter of nuclear war between the United States and North Korea. The aftermath of a deadly gathering in Charlottesville of neo-Nazis and white separatists and the people protesting them.

Daytime lane closures set all week on Route 1 |Aug 26, 2017

New Garden >> Right lane closures are scheduled on northbound and southbound U.S. 1 between the Route 10 (Limestone Road) and Route 896 (Newark Road) interchanges in Upper Oxford Township, Chester County, on Monday, August 28, through Thursday, August 31, from 7 a.

Backpacks and heavy purses: Not your spine’s best friend |Aug 24, 2017

Backpacks and purses share one thing in common: they’re detrimental to the health of your spine. According to the prestigious scientific journal Spine, when a young adult has completed high school, they have experienced at least one episode of back pain, due partly to improper use of backpacks.

LCH earns top award for quality health care; rates among best in PA |Aug 23, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) in Southern Chester County is proud to announce that LCH has been recognized this year as Health Center Quality Leader by the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA).

West Chester man travels 600 miles to see total eclipse |Aug 22, 2017

Columbia, S.C. >> Eric Lorgus of West Chester traveled 600 miles to Columbia, S.C. just to view a total solar eclipse and he said the hype was definitely worth it.

KAU: What a run, what a celebration! |Aug 22, 2017

After an amazing six- week run, the KAU team returned as National Champions and had their first chance to soak things in, now that they were back in their hometown.

Kennett Square famous after ‘catch heard around the world’ |Aug 22, 2017

Kennett Square >> The catch that KAU centerfield Jack Regenye made in the Junior League Baseball World Championship game on Sunday will live on TV sports highlight reels for years go come.

Powerball frenzy ramps up as jackpot soars past $650 million |Aug 21, 2017

Middletown, PA >> The Powerball® jackpot has rolled to a $650 million annuity value for Wednesday, August 23, the game’s second-largest jackpot on record.

Kitty Cafe opening draws animal lovers and the curious in Kennett Square |Aug 21, 2017

Kennett Square >> Last Sunday afternoon, a couple of young guys walked into Kennett Square’s newest business while the owner and manager were momentarily away from the front desk.

VIDEO: National Champ KAU falls to Taipei, but everybody’s talking about Jack Regenye’s catch |Aug 20, 2017

Taylor, MICH >> While most of us were taking advantage of enjoying our leisure time since the end of June through the summer, the KAU team led by Coach Matt Patterson, demonstrated immense teamwork, drive, determination, and execution of the fundamentals, that translated into an undefeated run into the Junior League World Series in Taylor, Michigan.

KAU wins national title; play for world championship today; game televised on ESPN 2 |Aug 20, 2017

Taylor, MICH. >> There’s no better Little League team than KAU in America.


KAU Little League team is playing for the title tonight in Michigan.

Powerball jackpot boosted to $535 million on brisk sales; drawing is Saturday |Aug 18, 2017

Harrisburg >> In response to brisk ticket sales, the Powerball® jackpot for the Saturday, August 19, drawing was increased today to a $535 million annuity value or a $340.1 million cash prize.

Richard Taylor earns Honor of Life Membership in Lions Club International |Aug 18, 2017

Kennett Square >> The honor of Life Membership in Lions Club International was recently bestowed upon Richard Taylor. This distinction can be awarded to any member of a Lions Club who has maintained active membership for twenty or more years and who has rendered outstanding service to his/her club, his/her community, or Lions Club International.

No one hits Powerball; jackpot soars to $510 million |Aug 17, 2017

Brace yourself for a serious dose of Powerball mania!

KAU only US undefeated team in World Series; play for championship Saturday |Aug 17, 2017

Taylor, MI >> Dan Kane’s two-run double in the first inning and solo homer in the sixth led the KAU Little League junior stars from Kennett Square, Pennsylvania to a 5-2 win over Rutherford County, North Carolina.