RSS Feed from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: The latest news from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: website: all stories The Southern Chester County Weeklies Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:29:03 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Unionville High grad, 22, going to prison in bicyclist's death]]> 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.

On Monday, Allen Michael Medina-Barajas of Pocopson will arrive at the Chester County Justice Center for formal sentencing on the charge of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, a charge stemming from an August 2014 crash that killed a popular young Kennett man who was bicycling to work.

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<![CDATA[Paying by credit card? Be prepared to pay more next year in Kennett Square]]> 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 2.45 percentage rate, whichever is higher.

"We have to cover the cost of the card," said Councilman Geoff Bosley.

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<![CDATA[Kennett Square considers eliminating funding to non-profits]]> 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.

The move would save the borough about $120,000 per year. Among non-profits that would be affected include Historic Kennett Square, the Kennett Public Library and Kennett Area Parks and Recreation.

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<![CDATA[Dear Santa, young Southern Chester County News readers share all they want for Christmas]]> We're asking our littlest readers to share their hand-written (or drawn) letters to Santa and send them to us for delivery to the North Pole! The newspaper will quickly deliver your letter to the big man himself who will respond with a letter for your child.

Parents, simply snap a picture of your child's letter to Santa and email the picture to our special North Pole email address, <![CDATA[Schoolyard turkeys]]> A trio of turkeys, apparently looking for food or a safe zone at Thanksgiving, have been visiting the grounds of the Penn London Elementatry School in Penn for several weeks. School offcials said the birds appear unfazed by people and vehicles passing by.

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<![CDATA[Cousteau granddaughter receives Stroud award]]> East Marlborough >> The granddaughter of famed French conservationist Jacques Cousteau received the Stroud Water Research Freshwater Excellence Award on Thursday night.

Alexandra Cousteau, 39, greeted a crowd of about 300 guests at the 13th annual "Water's Edge Banquet" and talked about her efforts to spread the word of keeping the world's oceans and fresh water sources clean and abundant.

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<![CDATA[Rally in Kennett Square raises awareness of homelessness]]> 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. And even though the county is the nation's 24th wealthiest, homelessness is increasing rapidly.

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<![CDATA[Cries of immoral and unethical council put to rest in Kennett Square]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Last month, Kennett Square councilors were poised to appoint two new people to council to fill seats vacated by two who resigned.

Council was to select among three people--LaToya Myers, Christopher Lafferty, and Lenda Carrillo --to fill the vacancies created by D. Lynn Sinclair and Patrick Taylor.

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<![CDATA[Kennett Township adopts strict curfew ordinace]]> If you're a kid out at night, a loiterer, or a noisy animal, Kennett Township has a message for you: Knock it off.

The Kennett Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a number of new and revised ordinances addressing a variety of quality-of-life issues in the area at their regular monthly meeting Wednesday night.

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<![CDATA[East Bradford man gets jail sentence for assault of ex-wife]]> WEST CHESTER >> An East Bradford man who had been accused of choking and sexually assaulting his ex-wife in their former home has begun serving a brief prison sentence for his crimes, according to Common Pleas Court documents.

The man, a 51-year-old self-employed electrical engineer, pleaded guilty on Oct.

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<![CDATA[New high-tech parking meters coming to Kennett Square; no tax hike]]> 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.

According to a preliminary, $14.5 million budget council presented Monday night, the millage rate will stay at 6.

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<![CDATA[Attorney scolded in West Chester rape case]]> WEST CHESTER >> An attorney who apparently tried to wiggle out of trying a complex rape case in Common Pleas Court by having her license to practice temporarily suspended received a harsh lecture and the threat of contempt of court charges by the judge who had been prepared to pick a jury in the case Monday.

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<![CDATA[Chester County urges awareness on hunger]]> Chester County government and non-profit agencies are urging residents to become aware of the problems facing the county when it comes to hunger and homelessness as the holidays approach.

Events are scheduled for this week to highlight the problem as Thanksgiving approaches. This week has been designated as Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week by the county commissioners.

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<![CDATA['You Can't Take It With You' a fun production at Unionville]]> 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. It is the story of a misguided a family named Sycamore where everyone goes his own way in life, never settling down to serious work or following through in any endeavor.

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<![CDATA['I Hate Shakespeare' funny, fast-paced at Kennett High]]> 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. How wrong I was. This tongue in cheek comedy has both the cast and the audiences having a glorious time as characters from Shakespeare appear, mostly saying all the wrong things.

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