Kennett Paper

Kennett Square mayor calls for witholding of library funds; cites lack of transparency, lack of representation |Jul 7, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Mayor Matt Fetick Monday night called for the formation of a task force and withholding of donations to the Kennett Public Library until the library’s board of directors appoints a representative from the borough to its board.

New initiative will help local Latinos |Jul 6, 2015

The population of Hispanics in Chester County is growing by unprecedented numbers. In Chester County, nearly 7 percent are Hispanic, and that number grows by the day.

Governor signs new law to help protect volunteers |Jul 2, 2015

State Senator Andy Dinniman and the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee t passed House Bill 1276, legislation that addresses the concerns raised by volunteers who work with children regarding increased background checks under the new Child Protective Services Law.

Local man walking 8,992 miles for disabled veterans |Jul 2, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>> Every night for the past 8 years, Michael Roberts dreams that a 14-year-old boy is taunting him to shoot him in the head. It’s a nightmare, and for Roberts, it’s unavoidable.

Seniors watch flag-raising program in Kennett Square |Jul 2, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Flags don’t last forever, and when it came time for the American Flag to be replaced at the Friends Home in Kennett Square, it was decided it should be done close to Independence Day.

New initiative will help local Hispanics |Jul 1, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Chester County Commissioner Terrance Farrell was in Kennett Square Tuesday night to announce a new initiative aimed to help the county’s 34,000 Hispanics.

Police Log |Jun 30, 2015

State Police Avondale Barracks Stop sign >> Breanna Baldwin, 20, of Avondale was cited for stop sign violation after a collision with another car at the stop sign on Unionville road at its intersection with West Locust Road in East Marlborough Township on June 28 at 8:11 a.

Looking for Fireworks in Southern Chester County? |Jun 30, 2015

Here’s where you can go to see fireworks:

Police Reports |Jun 26, 2015

State Police Avondale Barracks Pizza shop >> Dana Richard Gill, 50, of cochranville allegedly stole a wallet from Pasquale’s Pizz Shop in the 3000 block of Limestone Road in West Fallowfield township on June 6 at 11:35 a.

Program for special needs children thriving in Pocopson |Jun 26, 2015

POCOPSON>>It was about this time last year that the Barn at Spring Book Farm, a facility that provides a barn-type educational setting for special needs children, announced it would be closing.

Kennett Square dentist has the cure for migraine sufferers |Jun 26, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> The last straw for Amy Lewis, 36, (not her last name) came after she was forced to stay in bed all day long with an icepack on her head, unable to play with her two-year-old son or go out with her husband.

Another new development on the fast track in Kennett Square |Jun 25, 2015

A developer’s plan that involves construction of a new complex near Victory Brewing Co. now involves a dog park and a walking trail, and preliminary plans will be submitted this week.

Newlin girl competing for Miss Pre-Teen USA |Jun 25, 2015

Sophia McLaughlin, who resides in Newlin Township, will be travelling to Washington D.C. the weekend of July 4 to participate in the National Miss United States pageant for the title of Miss Pre-Teen United States 2015.

New law could discourage volunteers |Jun 23, 2015

On April 20, 1999, 15 students and one teacher were killed at Columbine High School by two deranged students with a gun. On Oct. 2, 2006, five girls, aged 6 to 13, were killed in an Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster County by a 32-year-old milk truck driver.

Local school districts, churches, even scouts fear new law will deter volunteerism |Jun 22, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Officials at many non-profit organizations are worried that a new law that takes effect July 1 will discourage volunteers so much that it may jeopardize continued operation. And school officials, who already have in place strict security measures, fear school trips and after prom programs may get scrapped because of a lack of volunteers.

Popular program that helps Kennett area seniors on the chopping block |Jun 22, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>A popular program that helps senior citizens in southern Chester County will be eliminated June 30 unless emergency funding is obtained.

Kennett Brewing Co. opens in Kennett Square |Jun 21, 2015

For 21st-centurymedia.com It’s a Thursday afternoon, Kennett Square’s newest brew pub is days from opening, and Mark Osborne, the self-confessed obsessive who’s a big part of the driving force behind the Kennett Brewing Company, is everywhere at once during the final scramble to get everything ready.

Despite high winds, Chester County Balloon Festival flies high |Jun 21, 2015

NEW GARDEN>>Tens of thousands of people attended the Chester County Hot Air Balloon Festival at the New Garden Flying Field over the weekend.

New program aims to alleviate family homelessness in area |Jun 19, 2015

WEST GROVE>>An initiative to end family homelessness in Southern Chester County that involves 23 local churches will begin this fall.

So much history in a small town in France |Jun 18, 2015

And I’m sitting by the Seine… It’s a pleasure to be soakin’ in

Kennett parents tell officials not to shortchange art, music, gym and Spanish classes |Jun 12, 2015

A parent and former teacher insistently asked the Kennett Consolidated School District board members to reconsider the amount of time kindergarten students are taught art, music, gym and other special subjects.

Bancroft, Greenwood students learn about water safety |Jun 12, 2015

Students at Greenwood and Bancroft elementary schools got a head start on learning to swim by participating in a unique SPLASH program at the Kennett Area YMCA Friday.

Kennett students told to cure cancer and change lives |Jun 12, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Dream big, take nothing for granted, live life to the fullest and change lives.

Police Reports |Jun 11, 2015

Correction Car crash >> In the May 28 issue of the police reports in The Kennett Paper and Avon Grove Sun, it was mistakenly reported that Kathleen DeCamillo of Cochranville rear-ended another car and fled.

Unionville students told bigger and better things are ahead |Jun 9, 2015

NEWARK, DE.>>Four years of high school was merely a “stepping stone” to bigger and better things, and it did more than merely prepare students for life in the real world.

Hillendale student running to help kids with vision problems |Jun 8, 2015

Twelve-year-old Nikolas Toocheck, a student at Hillendale Elementary School, is running a marathon in each of the 50 U.S. states to raise money for the Seva Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides critical vision care to people in need around the world.

Kennett Square man arrested for alleged bank robbery spree |Jun 8, 2015

COURTHOUSE >> A Chester County man is being held in Montgomery County jail for allegedly committing a spree of bank robberies in Montgomery, Westmoreland and Lancaster counties.

There are more Del Bittle’s in our community than we realize |Jun 5, 2015

A few weeks ago, East Marlborough supervisors received a request, at a public meeting, to pay $240 for the meals of 20 first responders at the Third Annual Thank You Party, scheduled for later this year.

Eat ice cream, free a child from slavery |Jun 4, 2015

You just can’t beat this: eat delicious soft serve, secure a child’s freedom, and have a chance to win a free summer pool membership to the Kennett YMCA!

Homeowners in East Marlborough won’t be mandated to install sidewalks |Jun 2, 2015

By Matt Freeman The weather outside the crowded meeting room was stormy, and the atmosphere inside was at least threatening a storm, when Cuyler Walker stood up to speak.

Kennett Public Library House Tour set this Saturday |Jun 1, 2015

The annual Home and Garden Day Tour to benefit the Kennett library is always so well planned it is definitely one of my favorite local events. This year it is even more accessible, as the houses are all in the southeastern quadrant of Chester County.

Kennett Middle celebrates being named to Schools to Watch |Jun 1, 2015

For the second time since 2012, Kennett Middle School has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Don Eichhorn Schools: Schools to Watch program. On Friday, local lawmakers, law enforcement officials, municipal leaders, school administrators and staff attended a celebration marking the school’s academic excellence.

Route 52 roundabout in Pocopson wins ASHE ‘Project of the Year’ |May 29, 2015

POCOPSON>>The Route 52 roundabout at the intersection of Lenape Road and Wawaset Road has been awarded the 2014 Project of the Year under $10 million by the American Society of Highway Engineers for the five-county Philadelphia area.

Steeling in Kennett Square, and other great art happenings |May 28, 2015

Any casual strollers through Kennett Square in the past weeks would have been stopped in their tracks at the new public art sign for Philter coffee house in downtown Kennett Square across from Talula’s Table.

Massanari: Parents a big reason Unionville a top school district |May 28, 2015

Paula Massanari retires as principal of Unionville High School in a few weeks, and last week at a Longwood Rotary meeting, she shared why the Unionville School District continues to win accolades as being one of the best in the state.

Kennett student wins state and qualifies to National Technical Competition |May 26, 2015

Gilberto Correa, a senior at Kennett High School, won first place in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) at the 48th Annual SkillsUSA Pennsylvania Competition, held in Hershey in April.

Del Bittle pays bill for volunteers’ meals after supervisors reject it |May 26, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH>>When Del Bittle’s barn burned to the ground 25 years ago, he realized the importance of volunteer firefighters. It took eight fire companies all night to extinguish the blaze.

New Kennett Square borough manager plans to lead Kennett Square to greater prosperity |May 21, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>The borough’s newest manager was born and raised in Kennett Square, doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty, and has plans to make the town even more vibrant.

Albert McCarthy honored for 42 years of police service |May 21, 2015

For 21st-centurymedia.com Friends, family, coworkers, local officials, and other well-wishers formed an overflow crowd at Kennett Township’s headquarters on Wednesday night to thank Albert McCarthy for his 42 years of service to the area as a police officer and longtime chief.

Kimmel handily defeats Hicks for seat in East Marlborough |May 19, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH>>Christine Kimmel easily defeated Richard Hicks for a seat on East Marlborough supervisors by nearly a 3-to-1 margain, according to unofficial returns. If she wins the general election this fall, she will become the first female supervisor on the board.

Kennett Square gets new, refined historic district |May 19, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>By a 4-3 vote, council Monday night adopted an ordinance that creates a new, expanded historic district, disbands the borough’s historic commission, and creates a unified Historic Architectural Review Board.

Keith Knauss stalling U-CF teacher negotiations |May 18, 2015

Editor: In a recent Unionville Chadds-Ford Board meeting, Director Keith Knauss advocated for stalling the negotiations process so that the contract with UCF teachers expires and goes into status quo.

Ideal weather draws record crowd for Kennett Run |May 16, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Under mostly sunny skies, thousands of people attended the 26th annual Kennett Run Saturday in what officials said was a record year for participation.

Unionville students win big in stock market game |May 15, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH>>Investing in the stock market can pay huge dividends, as long as the portfolio is diversified, the companies are researched, and it’s considered a long-term investment.

McCarthy announces plans to retire |May 14, 2015

KENNETT TOWNSHIP>>Police Chief Albert McCarthy, who has been on paid administrative leave since being involved in a car accident April 14 while on duty, has announced his retirement.

Rubinstein’s in Kennett closing after 35 years in business |May 14, 2015

NEW GARDEN>> After 35 years in business in the Kennett Square area, Rubinstein’s, an office supply store, will close June 30.

Kennett High inducts NHS members |May 14, 2015

The Kennett High School Blue and White Chapter of the National Honor Society welcomed 2014-15 inductees at a ceremony and reception this spring.

Kennett Public Library staff member earns national award |May 14, 2015

Ivy Noelle Weir, in charge of adult and young adult programming at Kennett Public Library, has been selected by the American Library Association (ALA) to participate in its 2015 class of Emerging Leaders.

Hicks, Kimmel vie for seat in East Marlborough |May 12, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> An attorney is trying to become the first female supervisor in next week’s Republican primary.

Kennett school directors honor outstanding students, retiring principal |May 12, 2015

The members of the Kennett Consolidated School District School Board took time at their monthly meeting, which was held at Kennett Middle School, to honor students who had achieved at high levels in problem-solving competitions organized by the Math Olympiad, a national organization that stimulates enthusiasm for mathematics.