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Kennett Square police officers and Monk honored for saving lives |Nov 25, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> The only reason Thomas Krause is alive today is because of the quick action of two police officers.

Paying by credit card? Be prepared to pay more next year in Kennett Square |Nov 24, 2015

Kennett Square’s preliminary budget calls for a new “administrative” fee for people who use credit cards to pay for things like their sewer or trash bill. If the budget is adopted, the fee calls for a $3 fee on all transactions, or a 2.

Kennett Square considers eliminating funding to non-profits |Nov 24, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Officials are seriously considering eliminating all funding to non-profit organizations in order to stop the financial bleeding from the borough’s general fund.

Unionville High grad, 22, going to prison in bicyclist’s death |Nov 24, 2015

WEST CHESTER >> A Unionville High School graduate will have a somber Thanksgiving weekend, as he prepares himself for a new challenge that will last more than three years: living in state prison.

Cries of immoral and unethical council put to rest in Kennett Square |Nov 19, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Last month, Kennett Square councilors were poised to appoint two new people to council to fill seats vacated by two who resigned.

Rally in Kennett Square raises awareness of homelessness |Nov 19, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> According to the latest census, Chester County is the fastest growing county in the state, and the largest concentration of that growth is in the Route 1 corridor in southern Chester County.

Kennett Township adopts strict curfew ordinace |Nov 19, 2015

If you’re a kid out at night, a loiterer, or a noisy animal, Kennett Township has a message for you: Knock it off.

New high-tech parking meters coming to Kennett Square; no tax hike |Nov 17, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> There’s good news for residents of Kennett Square. There will be no property tax increase in 2016, and new, high-tech parking meters that accepts credit cards will be installed.

‘You Can’t Take It With You’ a fun production at Unionville |Nov 16, 2015

The Unionville Players presented a lively performance last week of the vintage comedy “You Can’t Take It With You “by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman that was first produced in the 1930s and is still popular.

‘I Hate Shakespeare’ funny, fast-paced at Kennett High |Nov 16, 2015

When the students from Kennett High School opened a production of “I Hate Shakespeare” last week, members of the audience were astonished to see the seats filled with students. I assumed the students were there to earn extra points for an English class.

Unionville family hits trifecta of educational excellence |Nov 15, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Recently, Sue Siedenberger, a paraprofessional at Unionville High School, was walking the hallway with another teacher during a fire drill. The school’s principal, Jimmy Conley, saw them and yelled, “congratulations.

Pocopson Home increases short-term rehab services |Nov 13, 2015

Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell, Kathi Cozzone and Michelle Kichline toured Pocopson Home’s renovated and expanded short term rehabilitation facility this week – an eight-bed unit for patients requiring short term rehabilitation care.

Unionville tackles sexting, cyberbullying, drugs and weapons |Nov 13, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Should a student who leaves a knife in his car at school be expelled?

Unionville Marching Band to perform at TaxSlayer Bowl |Nov 13, 2015

WorldStrides OnStage programs has invited the marching band from Unionville HS to perform at the TaxSlayer Bowl. They will join marching bands from across the country in the halftime show finale of this major college bowl game.

Attorney General to Newlin: Rescind equine ordinance or face lawsuit |Nov 12, 2015

NEWLIN >> The township’s recently enacted zoning ordinance which places restrictive regulations on farms, agricultural businesses and equine operations is unlawful and violates the state’s Agricultural Communities and Rural Environment (ACRE) law.

Bove Jewelers in Kennett Square going out of business, liquidating all inventory |Nov 11, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> After 86 years, one of the most iconic businesses in Kennett Square is going out of business.

Second phase of East Marlborough park gets approval |Nov 10, 2015

East Marlborough Township’s supervisors gave the go-ahead for the next phase of construction for Unionville Park at their monthly meeting Monday night.

Pocopson’s Elizabeth Wickersham celebrates 100th birthday in style |Nov 10, 2015

NORTHBROOK >> Pocopson Township’s Elizabeth Mary Wickersham became a member of a very exclusive club on Sunday, Nov. 8, when she celebrated her 100th birthday with the help of more than 160 guests, family, and friends at the West Chester Diner Banquet Room in West Chester, Pa.

Let’s keep schools safe with a zero tolerance policy |Nov 9, 2015

Next week, Unionville Chadds Ford School District will host a community conversation on school safety. The meeting is important because it comes on the heels of two very public incidents in which weapons were discovered on district property.

Police Reports |Nov 9, 2015

State Police Avondale Barracks Following closely >> Drevon Vance, 21, of Clinton, Maryland, was cited for following too closely after he rear-ended a driver who had slowed down for traffic on Newark Road in New London Township on Nov.

Pitts won’t seek re-election |Nov 7, 2015

Congressman Joseph R. Pitts announced that he will not seek re-election to the U.S. Congress in 2016.

UPDATED: DA: No charges in candy story hoax |Nov 6, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> The Chester County District Attorney and Kennett Square Borough police have announced that the reports of tainted Halloween candy in Southern Chester County were false.

Kennett High fall play takes stage Nov. 13, 14 |Nov 5, 2015

The bard will hit the boards as Kennett High School presents its version of I Hate Shakespeare! on Friday and Saturday, November 13 and 14.

Bayard Taylor artifacts from Gettysburg included in book |Nov 5, 2015

A note from famed Kennett Square writer Bayard Taylor and a pipe belonging to Colonel Charles Taylor, Bayard’s brother, will be in a new book being published by Schiffer Publishing of Atglen.

Kennett Square police report 2 IRS scams |Nov 5, 2015

Kennett Square police reported two borough residents were recently contacted by fraudulent callers claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service, or IRS.

Kennett Square council delays accepting resignations of Sinclair, Taylor |Nov 5, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett Square council this week refused to accept the resignations of two councilors, who are moving out of the borough, making them ineligible to serve.

Wegmans workers get a taste of the future |Nov 5, 2015

CONCORD >> A team of Wegmans employees gathered in a circle in the store’s produce department Wednesday to be treated with a taste of what’s to come.

Four arrested in New Garden in drug deal gone bad |Nov 3, 2015

NEW GARDEN >> A 19-year-old man was lured into a building on Thompson Road, attacked and beaten in what police are calling a drug deal gone bad.

New Wegmans in Chadds Ford opens this Sunday |Nov 2, 2015

CONCORD >> No matter how far they travel, Todd Strassner Jr. is certain shoppers will refer to the store at 100 Applied Bank Boulevard as “My Wegmans.”

Kennett candidate who filed for bankruptcy explains why |Oct 30, 2015

Editor In response to Whitney Hoffman’s publication of events from of my past:

New family homelessness initiative opens in southern Chester County |Oct 30, 2015

WEST GROVE >> A new initiative to help homeless families in Chester County begins today, and county officials attending an open house last week at the facility’s resource center said it’s something that has been vitally needed for some time.

Unionville School Board candidates spar on issues |Oct 30, 2015

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> Four of the six candidates running for three seats on the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board talked about a variety of issues during a League of Women Voters’ debate Thursday night at Hillendale Elementary School.

Hoffman: Kennett candidate had filed for bankruptcy |Oct 29, 2015

Ted Moxon, Candidate for Kennett Township Supervisor has stated in all of his candidate literature that he is a business owner with 25 years experience, numerous employees, and millions of dollars in revenue.

Three Kennett students named Merit semifinalists |Oct 29, 2015

Kennett High School is proud to announce that three Kennett High School students have been recognized as National Merit Semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Unionville student council president questions zero tolerance weapons policy |Oct 28, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH>>The president of student council at Unionville High School told school board members this week that a zero tolerance policy on weapons on school grounds is unreasonable and asked the board to consider other options.

Hillendale parents call for reduced class size |Oct 28, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Twenty-two parents of children at Hillendale Elementary School appealed to school directors Monday night to add a new Language Arts class, saying that 26 is too large of a class size for third grade.

Police Log |Oct 27, 2015

New Garden Police Credit cards >> On Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 at 7:45 p.m,, police responded to the 300 block of Scarlett Road for an internal theft investigation. Upon arrival, the asset protection employee advised that he had been investigating a theft for several days involving employees, Deloris Ralph, 42, of Lincoln University and Aaron Bryant, 20, of Avondale.

Nine Kennett seniors named National Merit students |Oct 26, 2015

Courtesy photo This year’s Kennett High School National Merit Commended students: (back row, l-r) Magnus Murray, Andrew Kim, Jacob Saltzberg, Christian Beveridge, Dylan Munson, (front row, l-r) Casey Bruno, Alexander Mark, Erin Dooley, and Tolulope Adetayo.

Kennett Township appoints chaplain to its police force |Oct 22, 2015

The chaplain also can be someone to talk to if for some reason an officer has a problem and is hesitant to speak with a mental-health therapist, Nolt said.

Social media leads to crackdown on bicyclists blowing through stop signs |Oct 22, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>When Alyssa Haley continually saw bicyclists blow through a stop sign near her house at South and Walnut streets in Kennett Square, she put a rant of sorts on Facebook. Little did she know it would go viral, leading to immediate police action.

After years of criminal activity, residents take back neighborhood in Kennett Square |Oct 21, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Kennett Square Police Chief Ed Zunino remembers when crime was so bad along East Linden Street, drugs were dealt out in the open. And when police responded, the police cruisers were pelted with rocks.

Beer being offered at this year’s Mushroom Drop in Kennett Square |Oct 21, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>The Mushroom Drop at Kennett Square’s Midnight in the Square is “mushrooming.”

Police news |Oct 20, 2015

State Police Avondale Barracks Dui >> Alejandro Leon of Kennett Square was arrested for DUI at a traffic stop at routes 1 and 82 in Kennett Township on Oct. 12 at 8:30 p.m., police said.

Local veteran honored 69 years after coming home from World War II |Oct 16, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH>>A Kennett Square man who served in the U.S. Army in World War II under Gen. Douglas MacArthur finally got the recognition he deserved.

UHS Art Gala scheduled Nov. 20-21 |Oct 15, 2015

The 40th Annual Unionville High School Art Gala will take place Friday, Nov. 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Unionville High School.

The Great Pumpkin Carve: A splendid fall ritual |Oct 15, 2015

“There’s something truly noble about a pumpkin patch.”

Survey recommends library board president, vice president resign |Oct 15, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>> The president and vice president of the Kennett Public Library board of directors should resign, and the $6 million capital campaign to raise funds for a new library should be put on hold.

New Garden police looking for missing 15-year-old girl |Oct 13, 2015

NEW GARDEN>>Police are looking for a 15-year-old girl who may have run off with a 29-year-old man. She has been missing for nearly a week.

Knauss resigns from Unionville school board |Oct 13, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH>>Keith Knauss, a Unionville-Chadds Ford school director who fought for transparency and fiscal responsibility, has resigned.

U13 Girls Win Cope Classic Soccer Tourney |Oct 13, 2015

The SCCSA U13 Girls won the Coppa Classic soccer tournament in Harrisburg, recently. They went 4-0 and beat a Premier team (Hotspurs) from Pittsburgh in the finals, 4-3. Pictured, front Row (L-R): Sara Darlington, Riley Glackin, Sarah Hart, Josie Cicchino, Emily Foote, Maddie Sallurday, Mia Gruce, Ashley Andrikanich; Second row (L-R): Alex Wilson, Annika Francke, Emma Schwarz, Madeline Voss, Haydan Wilson, Catherine Clisham, Shannon Garvey, Allie Foote, Julie Raffety; Coaches (L-R): Jay Garvey, Mason Wilson, Alick Foote); Not pictured: Kyla Colgan.