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On April 8, at 11:45 p.m,. an officer observed a vehicle travelling westbound on Baltimore Pike in the eastbound lane of travel. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle in the 1700 block of Baltimore Pike. The officer contacted the driver, Juan Garcia-Posada, 23 of Wilmington.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:32:15 -0400 2014-04-22T15:32:15-04:00 2014-04-22T15:32:23-04:00
<![CDATA[Chadds Ford Principal retires amid PSSA testing rules violations]]>

CHADDS FORD - Mark Ransford, principal at Chadds Ford Elementary School, was placed on administrative leave Monday night after an investigation revealed some students got extra time to complete PSSA tests. The controversy comes just over a week after the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District was honored by being named the No.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:15:56 -0400 2014-04-22T10:15:56-04:00 2014-04-22T13:47:11-04:00
<![CDATA[KHS spring musical fundraising for more than themselves]]>

Instead of just the typical candy bar or Joe Corbi's pizza sales as fundraisers, Kennett High's spring musical Director Tom Burke decided to bring more meaning to it.

The musicals are funded through ticket sales and student activity fees and with the success the program has had over the last six years, Burke decided to have the students find a theme in the show and put it toward a fundraiser.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:18:53 -0400 2014-04-18T11:18:53-04:00 2014-04-18T11:19:00-04:00

Kennett Square Police Department received a request from a family member to do a wellbeing check on Robert T. Pfeifle on April 8 at 8:30 p.m. Police officers did not locate him at his residence but learned later that state police took him into custody at about 11:30 p.m.

Police received additional information giving reason to believe that Pfeifle had a stolen 38 caliber revolver at his residence.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:58:15 -0400 2014-04-18T10:58:15-04:00 2014-04-18T10:58:22-04:00
<![CDATA[Full-time police officer hired in Kennett Square]]> By FRAN MAYE

Jeremiah Boyer was sworn in last week as Kennett Square's newest full-time police officer. But getting that job proved to be tougher than Boyer ever imagined.

Boyer was a part-time officer for the department, and when a full-time position opened, he really wanted it, especially since he has strong ties to the community.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:56:31 -0400 2014-04-18T10:56:31-04:00 2014-04-18T10:56:46-04:00
<![CDATA[Avon Grove 14, Great Valley 5]]> Tanner Peck's three goals and three assists helped lift Avon Grove (3-0, 6-1) to a Ches-Mont victory on Thursday night at Avon Grove. Ryan Cook chipped in with two goals and three assists, while Stephen Cyron had two goals and one assist.

Jack Waite led Great Valley (2-3 league) with three goals.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:49:08 -0400 2014-04-17T10:49:08-04:00 2014-04-17T11:44:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Serving up squash from the garden]]> About a month ago, I invited readers to share favorite recipes that make use of the fresh produce from their gardens. In response, Judith Cousins, of West Chester, wrote, "One vegetable I always grow is Neck Pumpkin, which tastes like butternut squash, but has more usable flesh and seems more resistant to squash bugs and borers.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:10:27 -0400 2014-04-17T11:10:27-04:00 2014-04-17T11:10:33-04:00
<![CDATA[What is unconditional love?]]> This Sunday Christians around the world will celebrate Easter Sunday, aka Resurrection Sunday, the day Jesus Christ rose from the dead, three days after being crucified by the Romans. This is the most important day on the Christian calendar. One important aspect of Jesus' teaching was loving unconditionally.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:07:46 -0400 2014-04-17T11:07:46-04:00 2014-04-17T11:07:53-04:00
<![CDATA[Cruz cleared in brutality case]]> By MICHAEL P. RELLAHAN

PHILADELPHIA - State Trooper Kelly Cruz, who more than four years ago had a violent confrontation with a handcuffed suspect during a drug lab raid in West Whiteland, on Monday was found not guilty of violating the man's civil rights.

A jury of seven women and five men deliberated about three hours before returning with its verdict on the single count against Cruz, a veteran of the state police who investigated narcotics trafficking in southern Chester County and elsewhere.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:02:18 -0400 2014-04-17T11:02:18-04:00 2014-04-17T11:02:24-04:00
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:58:58 -0400 2014-04-17T10:58:58-04:00 2014-04-17T10:59:05-04:00
<![CDATA[Avon Grove plans room configuration change]]> By MARCELLA PEYRE-FERRY

For 21st Century media

PENN - One of the ways the Avon Grove School District is proposing to help shore up test scores in the elementary grades is a change in the configuration of classrooms within the Penn London Elementary and Avon Grove Intermediate (AGIS) schools.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:52:52 -0400 2014-04-17T10:52:52-04:00 2014-04-17T10:52:57-04:00
<![CDATA[Agreement reached between KCSD board and education association]]>

A resounding round of applause from each school board member erupted after the ratification of the contract agreement between the Kennett Consolidated School District board and the Kennett Education Association was unanimously approved at the April meeting.

"(I thank both sides for) the patience, diligence and professionalism throughout the whole process," said Board President Heather Schaen.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:57:53 -0400 2014-04-15T13:57:53-04:00 2014-04-17T11:38:41-04:00
<![CDATA[Unionville-Chadds Ford ranked best school district in state]]> By FRAN MAYE

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District is the top school district in Pennsylvania, according to rankings released by the Pittsburgh Business Times this week. It's the latest in a number of rankings that puts Unionville at or near the top in academic excellence statewide.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:54:34 -0400 2014-04-15T14:54:34-04:00 2014-04-15T14:55:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Hundreds come out in support of Run For Our Sons]]>

Now in its fifth year, the annual Unionville Run for Our Sons has grown into a bigger event than Joanna Johnson could have ever imagined, with the latest run on April 5.

"It was record-breaking," Johnson said. "It was our biggest yet. We had 900 participants and unofficial totals are bringing us in at $52,000 raised thus far.

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:18:00 -0400 2014-04-14T17:18:00-04:00 2014-04-15T17:12:15-04:00
<![CDATA[Crowds turn out for the Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point]]> By MARCELLA PEYRE-FERRY

For 21st-century media

POCOPSON -- After such a long cold winter, a beautiful Sunday drew people out of their houses to enjoy the countryside and a day of racing at the Brandywine Valley Association's Myrick Conservation Center. This was the 72nd running of the Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point races.

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:27:39 -0400 2014-04-11T09:27:39-04:00 2014-04-11T09:27:53-04:00