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  • General news

    Robert Kennedy Jr. honored for environmental efforts

    EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Robert Kennedy Jr. received a standing ovation by about 300 enthusiastic admirers at the Stroud Water Research Center’s annual gala on Thursday at Longwood Gardens.

    Chris Barber
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  • General news

    West Grove Fire Company teaches kids safety

    NEW LONDON >> The West Grove Fire Company went all out this year to mark Fire Prevention Month and teach kids what to do if they meet a crisis. On Oct.22, firefighters Lisa Glass and Mike Miller drove over to yet another southern Chester County school — the New London Christian Preschool — to demonstrate what they do when they fight the flames and what the trucks are equipped with.

    Chris Barber
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  • Sports

    Boys Soccer: Top-seeded Unionville upended in semifinal

    Souderton >> Thursday night’s District 1 Class AAA boys soccer semifinal between top-seeded Unionville and No. 4 Central Bucks East appeared to be close in the beginning. However, that all changed when the Patriots’ Evan Vare exploded for four goals in the second half, en route to a 4-1 upset over the Indians at Souderton High School Oct. 30.

    By Kieran McCauley kmccauley@dailylocal.com @k_mac_14 on Twitter |

  • Sports

    Field Hockey: Freshman puts Unionville in district final

    WEST CHESTER >> The seniors on Unionville’s field hockey team know what it’s like to play in a District 1 final. Unfortunately, they don’t yet know the feeling of winning one, having fallen in the championship game twice when they were freshmen and sophomores.

    By Bill Rudick brudick55@gmail.com |

  • General news

    Bancroft students collect 2,300 cans of food for local needy

    KENNETT SQUARE >> Nearly 9 percent of families and 1,903 children ages 5 to 17 live in poverty in the Kennett Consolidated, Avon Grove, Unionville-Chadds Ford and Oxford Area school districts, according to a recent report on the poor and homeless. More startling, those figures represent a 65 percent increase in childhood poverty in southern Chester County in the past five years.

    Fran Maye
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  • Opinion

    From the Ground Up: Hickory harvest is a no-show this year

    Having lived in Kimberton for 30 years, last October I finally opened my eyes to the fact that each fall the local streets and lawn edges are strewn with fallen hickory nuts. I also discovered that the hard-to-get-at nut-meat is delicious, so I was looking forward to gathering another stash this fall. But although I’ve been looking for them, I’ve seen very few this year.

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  • General news

    NOPE urges action on drug overdoses

    PENN >> It was a sad evening in Penn Township Park on Sunday when friends and relatives gathered to remember loved ones who had died from drug abuse and overdoses.

    Chris Barber
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  • General news

    BVA and RCVA announce merger

    KENNETT >> The Brandywine Valley Association and Red Clay Valley Association members formally voted to merge the two organizations during the BVA annual meeting at the Mendenhall Inn on Oct. 22.

    Chris Barber
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  • General news

    Seventh-grade Kennett Middle student charged in bomb threats

    NEW GARDEN >> Criminal charges have been filed against a seventh-grade Kennett Middle School student who police say made two separate bomb threats at the school in the past several weeks. Because she is a juvenile, her name is not being released.

    Fran Maye
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  • General news

    Live round found in Kennett Middle School classroom

    NEW GARDEN >> A live rifle round was discovered in a sixth-grade classroom at Kennett Middle School by the cleaning crew early Wednesday morning, prompting a soft lockdown as a safety precaution.

    Fran Maye
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