Kennett Paper

Scenic landscape preserved in London Britain |Aug 25, 2016

On July 18, 2016, Natural Lands Trust protected a scenic 55.7- acre property in London Britain Township, Chester County, preserving woodlands, rare plant species, and a valued part of the rural landscape.

Facility for special-needs children prospers after being rescued by community |Aug 25, 2016

POCOPSON >> Two years ago, the Barn at Spring Brook Farm, a facility that provides animal-assisted activities for children with disabilities, was all set to close. Codes officers found violations at the facility that would cost upward of $100,000 after a neighbor complained of noise.

Kennett first-grader battling cancer will be honorary captain at Kennett’s first home football game |Aug 25, 2016

NEW GARDEN >> Grayson Savery, who will soon begin first grade at New Garden Elementary School, will never play football. But when Kennett High’s varsity football team takes the field for its first home game of the season on Sept.

Police Reports |Aug 24, 2016

West Grove Police Drug arrest >> Eric Brodhead, of Nottingham, was arrested on Aug. 12 and charged with violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act (Act 64), as well as with Vehicle Code violations, stemming from a traffic stop on 08/12/2016.

Local school supply lists now available online |Aug 24, 2016

Parents from local schools have a new tool in their back-to-school bag of tricks this year, as all of their schools supply lists are now posted on TeacherLists.

PennDOT starts major road work tomorrow in Kennett Square |Aug 24, 2016

Work will begin tomorrow on a $2.2 million project to resurface and repair almost 10 miles of roadway on four state highways in Chester County, including one in Kennett Square.

Unionville High Marching Band Camp wraps up |Aug 24, 2016

The 82 dedicated musicians and color guard of the Unionville High School Marching Band spent the last days of their summer vacation transforming themselves into a precise, professional and

Kennett Square economic development plan to be made public Sept. 8 |Aug 24, 2016

Historic Kennett Square will sponsor a public forum to present an Economic Development Strategy and Implementation Plan. All are invited to attend the forum on Sept. 8 at 6:30pm in the American Legion Hall on the corner of Broad and State Street (use Broad Street entrance).

New program helps families to help themselves out of poverty |Aug 23, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> A new initiative that helps people to cut the chains of poverty -- something that has worked in other parts of the country -- is coming to southern Chester County this fall. And local officials feel it could have a dramatic impact.

More than 100,000 expected for 31st annual Mushroom Festival |Aug 23, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> The 31st Annual Mushroom Festival brings back the fungi celebration for another year of fun as mushrooms take center stage in Kennett Square, the Mushroom Capital of the World, More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the two-day event, on Sept.

Register now for Mushroom Festival events |Aug 22, 2016

Take your Mushroom Festival experience to the next level by registering for one of its special events such as the Antique and Classic Car Show, the Mushroom Run and Fun Walk, or the Cute-As-A-Button (Mushroom) Baby Photo Contest, or the Community Parade.

51st annual Chadds Ford Days set Sept. 10 and Sept. 11 |Aug 22, 2016

Chadds Ford Days will take place Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Family Promise receives car for needy local family |Aug 22, 2016

The loss of a car can lead to the loss of a job which will lead to the loss of a home. That is exactly what happened to one family who is participating in the Family Promise of Southern Chester County program.

Carla Pedicone named Kennett YMCA employee of month |Aug 22, 2016

Carla Pedicone has been selected employee of the month at the Kennett Area YMCA.

Kennett Library needs new facility now |Aug 22, 2016

Editor: Here we go again. After over two decades of announcing the need for a new library facility, the current library board and earlier library boards have failed to provide a new facility. Instead, the current board is forming another new committee to conduct additional study.

Proposed soils ordinance in Kennett Township appears washed out |Aug 18, 2016

An ongoing effort to persuade Kennett Township to adopt its own soils ordinance appears to be losing ground, if the township’s latest response is any indicator.

Route 322 widening from Route 1 to I-95 to start in 2017 |Aug 15, 2016

UPPER CHICHESTER >> After all this time — and we’re talking decades, not just days or weeks — state Rep. Stephen Barrar, R-160, of Upper Chichester, says the folks in his district may have to be careful about getting what they asked for when it comes to the Conchester Highway.

Restroom at West Grove park hit by vandals |Aug 11, 2016

During the overnight hours Sunday Aug. 7 into Monday Aug. 8, someone spray painted graffiti on the exterior of the public restroom building, at the West Grove Memorial Park.

Townsend joins West Grove police force |Aug 11, 2016

The West Grove Borough Police Department announces the hiring of a new part-time police officer, Richard Townsend. While new to municipal policing, Rich is no stranger to law enforcement. He spent 28 years with the Pennsylvania State Police, Troop J, Avondale and retired as a Corporal in 2014.

Tick Tock Early Learning Center plans charity golf event at Hartefeld |Aug 10, 2016

Tick Tock Early Learning Center is hosting their 2016 Annual Golf Classic on Monday, Sept. 19 at award-winning Hartefeld National in Avondale.

Land Conservancy steps in to help protect Barnard’s Orchard |Aug 10, 2016

POCOPSON >> The 74-acre Barnard’s Orchard off Route 842, which has been in the Barnard family for four generations since 1862, will never see a developer’s shovel.

Chester County should not continue to subsidize Philadelphia |Aug 9, 2016

Most municipalities in Pennsylvania have wage or earned income taxes. If you work in a municipality that has an earned income tax but live somewhere else that also charges an earned income tax, the municipality where you work sends the money it takes out of your paycheck back to the municipality where you reside.

Local author pens book about Chadds Ford |Aug 9, 2016

Phyllis Recca is pleased to announce the availability of her second Then and Now book covering historic properties and popular sites in the Chadds Ford area. A group of prominent families helped establish Chadds Ford, including the Brintons, Gilpins and Painters.

Police Reports |Aug 9, 2016

State Police Avondale Barracks Didn’t slow down >> Shirish Junagade, 49, of Bear, Delaware, was traveling southbound on Route 41 in West Fallowfield Township on July 28 at 2:28 p.m. and didn’t slow down for a car that was stopped ahead of him at the intersection with Highland Road, police said.

Valerie Lopez selected employee of the month at Kennett YMCA |Aug 8, 2016

Valerie Lopez has been selected as employee of the month at the Kennett Area YMCA.

Underprivileged students in three school districts getting free school supplies |Aug 6, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> About 300 underprivileged students in three southern Chester County school districts will not go to school unprepared this year thanks to a Longwood Rotary Club book bag project.

Brown Derby opens; features fine dining and top-notch service |Aug 6, 2016

NEW GARDEN >> The Brown Derby is back, and it’s better than ever.

Police Reports |Aug 5, 2016

State Police Avondale Barracks Strikeforce III >> The Pennsylvania State Police conducted a sobriety checkpoint from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. on July 23 on Route 1 at route 52 North in Kennett Township.

LCH celebrates National Health Center Week |Aug 5, 2016

The week of August 7 – 13 is dedicated to celebrating the work of the 1,300 health centers in the United States that provide care in 9,000 sites to 24 million patients (Health Resources and Services Administration).

New Kennett Township park opens this fall; will feature trails |Aug 4, 2016

for Kennett Township supervisors and residents got a look a conceptual master plan Wednesday night meant to give everyone a better idea of what Barkingfield Park will be like when it opens this fall and evolves over the years.

Fetick: Zunino did much to improve quality of life in Kennett Square |Aug 3, 2016

Editor: Last month, after more than 40 years of service Chief Edward Zunino submitted his letter of resignation in order to retire from the Borough’s Police Department. Today, the Borough Council officially accepted his resignation.

Largest gun store in tri-state area opens this month in Avondale at site of former Boomers |Aug 3, 2016

AVONDALE >> The largest gun store in the tri-state area, Target Shooting Solutions, will open early August at the site of the former Boomer’s Entertainment Center off Route 41.

Inmate smuggles heroin into Chester County Prison |Aug 2, 2016

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the arrest of Jarrett Mason for smuggling heroin into Chester County Prison and distributing the heroin to another inmate.

National Night Out: Kennett Square lauded as a model for community policing |Aug 2, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Police officers may be on the attack nationwide, but in Kennett Square, children and young adults put the police on a pedestal.

Zunino retires as Kennett Square police chief |Aug 1, 2016

Ed Zunino, who has been in police service for 40 years, retired as Kennett Square Police Chief Monday night. Borough council unanimously accepted his resignation and agreed to form a committee to search for a new police chief.

10 tips for becoming a knowledgeable renter |Aug 1, 2016

On the hunt for a new apartment? A move can be an exciting opportunity to explore a new area or meet new people. However, competitive rental markets can make it difficult to find a desirable place on a budget.

Genesis agrees to settle allegations for $53M |Aug 1, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Genesis Healthcare Inc. said Monday it has agreed to pay $52.7 million to resolve a number of allegations brought against it by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Final year for Camp Curious; $27,600 raised in past 10 years |Jul 31, 2016

NEW GARDEN >> Pancreatic cancer is expected to surpass breast cancer to become the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, according to the latest Cancer Statistics 2016 report, published by the American Cancer Society.

London Grove man gets probation for drugs in school case |Jul 28, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> A southern Chester County man who unwittingly supplied cocaine to his fiancé’s daughter, which she then took to school with her lunch money, was sentenced Tuesday to one year of probation.

Millenials here have hard time finding affordable housing |Jul 28, 2016

MALVERN >> More than 50 percent of millenials make less than $50,000 per year, and they are finding it exceedingly difficult to find affordable housing in Chester County.

Kennett Square shouldn’t go after non-profits for money |Jul 28, 2016

Editor: I read with dismay Kennett Square Borough’s discussion on taxing nonprofits due to the “burden” they are on Borough resources by not carrying their fair share in taxes; July 21 edition of The Kennett Paper.

Too expensive to live in Chester County? Officials seek ways to retain millenials |Jul 28, 2016

MALVERN >> Because Chester County is so expensive to live, and because housing is so expensive there, millenials are starting to leave, and officials must find a way to keep them because they are a driving force behind the economy.

Kennett grad sentenced for murder of girlfriend at Millersville dorm |Jul 27, 2016

A Kennett Square man was sentenced Wednesday to 20 to 40 years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend in her dorm room at Millersville University.

Alexander Hamilton: Creating a more perfect union, Part 3 |Jul 26, 2016

As part of General Washington’s ‘family’ during the American Revolution, the commander immediately recognized not only Alexander Hamilton’s bravery, but his diverse talents in writing, organization and management.

Pitching in to repair homes |Jul 26, 2016

AVONDALE >> Three families in southern Chester County are now living in homes that are warmer, dryer and safer thanks to the work of Good Neighbors Home Repair and its high school summer camp.

Police Log |Jul 26, 2016

State Police Avondale Barracks Speeding >> William Gould, 64, of Oxford was traveling on Route 896 in Upper Oxford Township on July 8 at 4:16 p.m. with a load of fence posts in his trailer.

Regional police force a great fit for New Garden, West Grove |Jul 26, 2016

There’s a new regional police force that will form Jan. 1, 2017 in southern Chester County, but will it be a good thing?

After 40 years, Laslo retires at East Marlborough, but bikeways are still elusive |Jul 25, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> She’s been able to keep taxes in check, help to preserve land as open space and even helped to bring public sewers to historic Unionville. But one thing Jane Laslo wishes she could have done was to bring bikeways to the township.

New Garden, West Grove form regional police department |Jul 21, 2016

NEW GARDEN >> The second regional police force in Chester County, the Southern Chester County Regional Police Department, will form Jan. 1, 2017.

Living History Part 2: Hamilton and Washington were brothers-in-arms |Jul 21, 2016

The Continental Army during the Revolutionary War faced long odds against the most powerful military machine in the western world. England’s Army and Navy dwarfed those of America. Alexander Hamilton joined an artillery unit in New York to fight the British and was later made Captain of a group of about 60 troops.