Kennett Paper

Frank and Hazel Troilo mark 70th anniversary |Jun 23, 2016

Frank and Hazel (Weller) Troilo of West Chester renewed their wedding vows at the Solana of Willistown after 70 years of marriage. In attendance were two of the original wedding party, bridesmaid Emma Latanzio and flower girl, Marie Voytilla, both of Landenberg.

LCH to open dental center in southern Chester County |Jun 23, 2016

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) granted Kennett Square’s La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) a $350,000 award to open a new dental center to serve southern Chester County.

Genesis Healthcare revitalizes its image |Jun 23, 2016

Genesis HealthCare, one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute rehabilitation, announced today that it has revitalized it brand through the development of a new logo and image.

Police Log |Jun 23, 2016

West Grove Police Defiant trespass >> Benjamin Lopez-Almanza, 22, of Tulip Lane, West Grove, was cited for Defiant Trespassing, after he was found on private property for which notice against trespassing had previoulsy been given.

Pay by phone parking coming to Kennett Square |Jun 22, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Parking is about to become much more convenient in the borough.

Photo of gun-toting Kennett pastor strikes a chord with community |Jun 21, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> When Doug Stirling changed his social media profile this week to one of him holding an assault rifle -- similar to the one used in the Orlando massacre -- he had no idea he would touch a very sensitive nerve in the community.

Lily’s cause of death: A broken neck |Jun 21, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Lily, the horse who gained national attention after getting shot up with a paintball gun, apparently died from a fall, causing her neck to break.

Kennett High School celebrates 125th commencement |Jun 20, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Under sunny skies, 305 seniors graduated Friday from Kennett Area High School during its 125th commencement exercises.

Angela Cruz named YMCA employee of the month |Jun 20, 2016

Angela Cruz, wellness attendant at the Kennett Area YMCA, has been named employee of the month.

Lily, the horse shot 130 times by paintballs, dies |Jun 20, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Lily, the horse that earlier this year was pelted 130 times at close range with a paintball gun, has died.

New KACS resource center to aid those living in poverty |Jun 17, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> The quality of life for thousands of people living in poverty in southern Chester County just got better.

Upland County Day School holds commencement |Jun 16, 2016

Upland Country Day School celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2016 on Friday, June 10, 2016. Among the graduates: Alex Kiviniemi, Daniel Dai, Ville Wilpola, Griffin Dolata, Carson Davis-Tinnell, Heidi Marttila, Ceci Fralick, Rachel Hyzny and Alix Gow.

Kennett firefighter aims to become Catholic priest |Jun 16, 2016

Austin Robuck is making progress on attaining one of his life goals, becoming a Catholic priest.

East Marlborough drug kingpin gets 27 years in jail |Jun 16, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> Whether he is or is not the drug-dealing kingpin that authorities made him out to be when announcing his arrest, Salvador “Sal” Lemus-Lopez will still serve a sentence in state prison worthy of a big player in the cocaine trade.

Kaolin farmworkers win legal victory upholding decision to eject union |Jun 16, 2016

Thanks to the efforts of National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys, Kaolin Mushroom Farms employees have won a decision upholding their vote to remove the Kaolin Workers Union (KWU). The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court unanimously ratified the results of a March 2015 union decertification election that evicted the KWU.

Local grad to compete on ABC’s hit series ‘BattleBots’ |Jun 16, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Since he was 15 years old, Alex Horne has been fascinated with building robots and now, six years later, he will be starring in ABC’s hit summer series “BattleBots.

Police Log |Jun 15, 2016

State Police Avondale Barracks Careless Driving >> Patricia Buonocore, 48, of West Grove struck a light poles while trying to enter a parking spot at the Acme n the 800 block of Gap-Newport Pike in London Grove Township on June 6 at 11:44 a.

Kennett man narrowly escapes close encounter with black bear |Jun 14, 2016

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> A man planting flowers at the front of his house narrowly escaped into his home after an encounter with a black bear.

After drowning at park, Kennett second-graders get water safety skills |Jun 13, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> When 17-year-old Raziel Mireles drowned in the Anson Nixon Park pond nearly two years ago, administrators at the Kennett Consolidated School District agreed students should be given basic water safety survival lessons.

Sam Pancoast adds fire school graduation to high school graduation |Jun 10, 2016

Samantha Pancoast of Pocopson Township has celebrated graduating from both Unionville High School and fire school.

The truth about genetically modified foods |Jun 9, 2016

GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals created through genetic engineering, which merges and alters DNA from different species, creating different types of foods not found in nature.

Six arrested for setting off fire extinguishers at Kennett Square Parking Garage. |Jun 9, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Six juveniles, ranging from 12 years old to 14 years old, were arrested in connection with breaking and setting off fire extinguishers at the borough’s parking garage on State and Union streets.

Kennett Township ranked as safest municipality in Pennsylvania |Jun 9, 2016

Kennett Township is the safest municipality in Pennsylvania, according to the web site Safewise.

Kennett High seniors inspire students at first annual stroll |Jun 9, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> On Tuesday, June 7, members of the 2016 graduating class from Kennett High School participated in Kennett Consolidated School District’s first-ever Senior Stroll.

Unionville graduates told to ‘listen’ |Jun 9, 2016

NEWARK, DE. >> Listening is a crucial skill for success.

Kennett Consolidated School District teachers get new, 5-year contract |Jun 7, 2016

The Kennett Consolidated School District’s Board of School Directors have approved a 5-year collective bargaining agreement with the Kennett Education Association, with salary ranging from 4 percent in the first year to 2.

There’s a lot to be excited about in Kennett Square |Jun 7, 2016

The adage “you can never please everyone” is especially true in Kennett Square

Kennett Square and Kennett Library explore sharing facilities in new building |Jun 7, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Construction of a multi-use, state-of-the-art community center that includes borough offices and the Kennett Public Library could soon be a reality.

Police Reports |Jun 6, 2016

State Police Avondale Barracks In the Garage >> Someone entered a detached garage in the 1900 block of Schoff Road in West Fallowfield on May 22, 23 or 324 and took tools, police said.

New pop-up beer garden in Kennett Square embraced by community |Jun 4, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Birch Street, a largely blighted area for more than a decade due to the vacancy of the old Eastern Condensed Milk Co., got new life Friday night with grand opening of The Creamery, a unique pop-up beer garden.

Public hearing is Aug. 3 for plan to build 1,100 homes and apartments in Embreeville |Jun 4, 2016

A public hearing for a development that could change the character of the Unionville area will take place Wednesday, Aug. 3 at the West Bradford Township Building.

Soon, there could be another attraction crashing into town |Jun 3, 2016

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> Mike Chambers is convinced his new project will attract visitors from miles around. All he needs is a zoning variance.

$1.3 million West Cypress Street Project finished, adding trees and even an island |Jun 3, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> The West Cypress Street Reconstruction Project was finished this week, and borough officials say it makes the town much more attractive.

Girl Scouts do some comparison shopping |Jun 2, 2016

Girl Scouts from Senior Troop 41865 (Kennett Square and Unioville) diligently took on the requirements of the Buying Power Badge by engaging in the skills of comparison shopping, understanding the power of earning and saving money, planning for short and long term goals, the ins and outs of earning income and its tax consequences, understanding the pros and cons of debt and introducing the career of a Certified Public Accountant.

Two hurt in plane crash at New Garden Flying Field |Jun 1, 2016

NEW GARDEN >> A 1940s-era airplane crashed after losing altitude at New Garden Flying Field Wednesday morning, colliding with a hangar and injuring two men inside the aircraft.

Police Reports |May 31, 2016

State Police Avondale Barracks One car accident >> Erin Moore, 21, of West Chester was not injured when she spun off the roadway on Lenape Road in Pocopson Township on May 21 at 12:19 p.m. Her car landed in a ditch, police said.

Delightful locations await for the Home and Garden tour |May 31, 2016

Louise and Fred Dawson of Hockessin have different interests, but they make a winning combination. When you enter the house into the high ceilinged living room, it is hard not to be entranced by the fragrance of lavender from a tree in the corner.

New Garden Brownies aid community with cookie sale proceeds |May 31, 2016

New Garden Elementary Brownie Troop 4780 had a very successful cookie sales season with over 2,500 boxes sold, with 60 percent of the girls selling more than 200 each.

Unionville considers tax hike of weighted 2.77 percent |May 31, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> By a 6-3 vote, Unionville-Chadds Ford school directors have approved a proposed $82.4 million budget for the 2016-17 school year, which calls for a tax hike of 2.7 percent for Chester County homeowners, and a 3.

Dire weather forecast forces cancellation of Kennett Square Memorial Day Parade |May 30, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> For the first time in recent memory, the annual Kennett Square Memorial Day parade was cancelled Monday due to an impending rainstorm.

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.

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.

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.