In Other News

Rogers family, owners of Grandview Speedway, injured in car crash in Daytona Beach

By Jeff Stover @MercuryXStover on Twitter |

Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane has August trial date for alleged perjury charge

NORRISTOWN >> Embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s trial on perjury-related charges will get under way with jury selection on Aug. 8, a judge ruled on Friday. ...

By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |


  • News

    Sen. Dinniman visits Kennett Middle to speak out against standardized tests

    NEW GARDEN >> When students in Kate Madigan’s English class at Kennett Middle School wrote to Sen. Andy Dinniman telling him how unfair Keystone Exams are, and suggesting alternatives, Dinniman decided to pay a visit to the class to get their input in person.

    Fran Maye

  • Sports

    McCaffery: For Openers, Phils’ gloves will be mightier than their bats

    PHILADELPHIA >> From the manager to the general manager to the personnel development director to the players themselves, the Phillies expect a volatile couple of months in Clearwater.

    By Jack McCaffery @JackMcCaffery on Twitter |

  • News

    Report indicates Kennett area well poised for economic development

    KENNETT SQUARE >> In the next decade, the number of office buildings and office spaces will decline as more and more businesses rely on telecommuting. And the Latino population will continue to grow and have a huge impact on the economy in the Kennett area.

    Fran Maye

  • News

    Tie vote means no all-day kindergarten at Avon Grove

    Penn >> Parents will have to wait at least one more year for full-day kindergarten to come to the Avon Grove School District. Several school board members seeking more information before committing to the change resulted in a tie vote at the Thurs. Jan. 28 school board meeting, defeating a motion to go from half-day to full-day kindergarten for the 2016-17 school year.

    By Marcella Peyre-Ferry For 21st-century media |

  • News

    Unionville takes two from Kennett

    Boys Basketball: Unionville 45, Kennett 42 >> In Ches-Mont American action, the Indians outscored the Blue Demons 14-4 in the final quarter to stage a come-from-behind victory on Thursday, Jan. 21. Austin Fullington scored 13 points and Kyle Goodier chipped in 11 for Unionville (2-8). Matt Kelly led all scorers with 17 but didn’t get much help for Kennett (2-7).

    Staff report |

  • News

    West Grove adds new full-time police officer

    West Grove >> The borough doubled the size of its full-time police department with the hiring of Justin Fonock at its January meeting.

    Chris Barber

  • News

    Finally: Affordable Health Care

    I don’t know about you, but I’ve watched my health care insurance premiums and deductibles rise year after year after year. My deductible for 2016 doubled from last year. According to President Obama, the Affordable Care Act [ACA] is saving lots of money. Obamacare may be saving some folks money, but it sure isn’t saving me any. There are many people like me who are paying more and more and getting less and less health care coverage for their money.


  • Entertainment

    PHS, Park Service continue long partnership

    PHILADELPHIA >> The partnership between the Philadelphia Horticultural Society and the National Park Service has been germinating for more than a decade and has come full bloom with the 2016 Flower Show.

    By Dan Sokil @dansokil on Twitter |

  • Crime

    Police reports

    State Police Avondale Barracks Tree struck >> Jose Perez-Rosa, 25, of Wilmington traveled off the shoulder and hit a tree on Lenape-Unionvklle Road in Pocopson Township on Jan. 13 at 1:20 p.m. He was not injured, police said.


  • News

    Signal 88 of Octorara earns award

    Last week at Signal 88 Security’s Annual Convention in Tampa, Florida, a local franchisee was recognized for attaining $2.5M in sales in 2015, and having more contracted security hours than any other Signal 88 Security franchise in 2015. Signal 88 Security of Octorara is owned by Jeannette and Peter Mango of Parkesburg. Pete is a retired police chief, who bought his franchise in September of 2009. Their franchise provides healthcare security officers, school security officers, event...


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