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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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[Unionville Quaker organizes meetinghouse tour]]>

NEWLIN - A 95-year-old birthright Quaker from Unionville has taken on the task of organizing a tour of area meetinghouses.

"I really shouldn't be doing this. My hearing is bad and my eyesight is going," Ruth Thompson said of the event she is overseeing on July 19 and 20.

Still, she said she feels it is important to showcase the roots of her home meeting, London Grove, which is celebrating its 300th anniversary this year.

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:47:21 -0400 2014-07-11T12:47:21-04:00 2014-07-11T12:47:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Debt forces college grads to move back home]]>

Brian Mahoney, 24, of Collegeville, has had to bounce around from job to job while his Bachelor's Degree collects dust. It's the only thing he can do to get his life going while he lives at home with his parents and tries to get a handle on his out-of-control student loans.

"I'm kind of in the in-between mode," he said.

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:31:36 -0400 2014-07-10T10:31:36-04:00 2014-07-11T09:51:02-04:00
<![CDATA[Longwood Gardens hosts fireworks extravaganza]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH -- The skies were bright over Longwood Gardens on Friday night as an estimated 6,000 spectators honored the nation's 238th birthday with cheers and applause during the annual Independence Day fireworks display.

Longwood offered a full platter, not only with the show from above, but with refreshments, fountains, a barbecue and patriotic music throughout.

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:43:07 -0400 2014-07-07T10:43:07-04:00 2014-07-07T10:43:50-04:00
<![CDATA[Obama is a Minor Leaguer compared to other presidents.]]> There's been a lot of noise during the past 6 years, especially on Fox News, talk radio, and TEA folks complaining about how many executive orders the Obama administration has issued during his terms as president. Speaker of the House John Boehner announced last week that he's filing a law suit against the Obama administration for its use of executive orders to change laws.

Sun, 06 Jul 2014 10:50:09 -0400 2014-07-06T10:50:09-04:00 2014-07-06T10:50:12-04:00
<![CDATA[East Marlborough resident is the milkman in town]]>

Remember when the milkman would deliver farm fresh milk, butter and eggs to doorsteps early in the morning?

Well, he's back.

Kevin Quinlan of East Marlborough has teamed up with Baily's Dairy at Pocopson Meadow Farm to bring fresh farm products to the doors of residents living in the Kennett, Unionville, Chadds Ford and West Chester areas.

Sun, 06 Jul 2014 09:24:05 -0400 2014-07-06T09:24:05-04:00 2014-07-06T09:24:16-04:00