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On July 8, 2014 at 11 p.m, police observed a vehicle travelling on Baltimore Pike with an equipment violation. The vehicle was followed and observed to drive over the center lines and off the travel portion of the roadway. A traffic stop was conducted and contact made with the driver, Miguel Martinez-Zavala, 30 of Kennett Square.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:05:53 -0400 2014-07-22T15:05:53-04:00 2014-07-22T15:06:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Square officials allow residents to own chickens]]> By FRAN MAYE

fmaye@21st-centurymedia.com

Kennett Square council Monday night adopted an ordinance amendment allowing property owners to keep a maximum of four chickens on their property, while banning roosters.

The action is in response to complaints earlier this year from residents that chickens were running wild in neighborhoods.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:31:04 -0400 2014-07-22T09:31:04-04:00 2014-07-22T09:31:12-04:00
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:12:43 -0400 2014-07-18T13:12:43-04:00 2014-07-18T13:13:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Galloway offers retirement severance]]>

WEST GROVE -- Veteran borough Police Chief Errol Galloway has offered to retire pending a severance offer from Council.

"I've made and offer to work out a severance package for retirement, and my lawyer is talking to their lawyers," he said.

Galloway, 61, has been with the West Grove police for 26 years and has spent 36 years in law enforcement.

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:11:08 -0400 2014-07-18T13:11:08-04:00 2014-07-18T13:11:12-04:00
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:09:15 -0400 2014-07-18T13:09:15-04:00 2014-07-18T13:09:35-04:00
<![CDATA[Bulletproof vests donated to CCSPCA]]> By KENDAL GAPINSKI

kgapinski@dailylocal.com

WEST GOSHEN - The Chester County SPCA received 12 bulletproof vests from the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department Wednesday to help protect animal control officers.

According to the shelter, the WEGO Police Department donated the 12 expired vests, which cost approximately $800 each.

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:07:30 -0400 2014-07-18T13:07:30-04:00 2014-07-18T13:07:34-04:00
<![CDATA[West Nile Virus found in county trap]]>

UWCHLAN - County health officials on Wednesday announced the West Nile Virus was recently discovered for the first time this year in a mosquito trap placed in the township.

In an advisory released by the Chester County Health Department, officials warned the virus was positively identified on June 24.

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:05:44 -0400 2014-07-18T13:05:44-04:00 2014-07-18T13:05:49-04:00
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:02:45 -0400 2014-07-18T13:02:45-04:00 2014-07-18T13:02:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett merchants take their wares outside]]> This weekend, July 19 and 20, will be the annual Sidewalk Sale by the Kennett merchants in uptown Kennett Square. On Saturday the hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, July 20 it is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and there will be free parking in the garage during the sale.

The borough is now beginning a "Third Thursday" event, the first to be July 17.

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:59:56 -0400 2014-07-18T12:59:56-04:00 2014-07-18T13:00:01-04:00
<![CDATA[Get your kids involved in the National Parks Junior Ranger program]]> Recently my family and I went on vacation and we visited several of the National Parks out west including Grand Canyon and Zion National Park. We had been there before but when the boys were much younger. This time they had more fun and are old enough to participate in the Junior Ranger program at our National Parks.

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:57:47 -0400 2014-07-18T12:57:47-04:00 2014-07-18T12:57:57-04:00
<![CDATA[There's still time for a vegetable garden]]> The idea of a fall vegetable garden can be a bit misleading. It took me an embarrassingly long time to realize that the label "fall" indicated harvest time, not planting time. Granted, in July and August, while we're swimming in 90+-degree heat, it's a challenge to remember that the longest day of the year is long past.

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:55:43 -0400 2014-07-18T12:55:43-04:00 2014-07-18T12:55:48-04:00
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:53:45 -0400 2014-07-18T12:53:45-04:00 2014-07-18T12:53:53-04:00
<![CDATA[Wegmans to be completed by Sept., 2015; 1,000 new jobs coming to area]]> By FRAN MAYE

fmaye@21st-centurymedia.com

Construction of a mega shopping center near the intersection of routes 1 and 202 - which includes a Wegmans store - will begin next week with the razing of many businesses now on the site. When completed in September of 2015, it will bring more than 1,000 jobs to the area.

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:45:27 -0400 2014-07-17T12:45:27-04:00 2014-07-18T08:04:19-04:00
<![CDATA[Sage voted in as member of U-CF school board]]>

After having to push the decision back a month due to deadlock voting, Robert Sage was sworn in as the newest member of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board in a special meeting held July 14.

It took two rounds to decide the fate of the three applicants - Sage, Bennett Baird and Hsinte (James) Yen - but Sage came away with the five votes he needed.

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:33:40 -0400 2014-07-17T11:33:40-04:00 2014-07-17T11:33:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Science in the Summer opens at Bayard Taylor Library]]>

Some children may only just visit the ocean during vacation, but those in attendance of the free Science in the Summer program at the Bayard Taylor Memorial Library are learning all about it.

The week-long camp, sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline, the Franklin Institute and the Chester County libraries, is free, but only a limited number of spots were open.

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:33:00 -0400 2014-07-17T11:33:00-04:00 2014-07-17T11:33:24-04:00