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LANDENBERG - With the new firing range for the New Garden police close to opening, supervisors gave permission to Kennett, Oxford and Parkesburg for their officers to also use it.

There was some concern from the crowd at a recent township meeting about liability since the range is located within New Garden.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:05:22 -0400 2014-07-28T11:05:22-04:00 2014-07-28T11:05:25-04:00
<![CDATA[Six from Willowdale Chapel journeying to Africa]]>

In order to truly appreciate life, sometimes you need to step out of your comfort zone and for six Chester County men, they will be leaping far beyond those boundaries when they travel to Burundi and Rwanda in August.

The men come from various backgrounds and careers. One is an attorney, another a surgeon and even a "data geek," but all of them come together as members of the Willowdale Chapel, which has two campuses located in Kennett Square and Jennersville.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:59:12 -0400 2014-07-28T10:59:12-04:00 2014-07-28T10:59:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Cosby wows 'em at Lincoln]]>

LOWER OXFORD -- Actor, comedian and philanthropist Bill Cosby had his audience in laughter for more than an hour on Saturday as made a pitch for academic fund-raising at The Lincoln University. Sitting by himself in a chair onstage at the International Cultural Center, he presented his views of poverty, God, family and human achievement, throwing in the suggestion that alumni reach in the pockets for contributions.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:56:14 -0400 2014-07-25T10:56:14-04:00 2014-07-25T11:39:54-04:00
<![CDATA[Bottom line for GOP: Don't lose the election]]> Apparently I greatly upset one of my readers with my last column. His letter to the editor [07-17-14] made no doubt that in his opinion I don't know what I'm talking about and that I am essentially the "village idiot". I wouldn't normally respond to a letter to the editor, but this was so over the top that I believe, you my readers, deserve a response.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:40:42 -0400 2014-07-25T10:40:42-04:00 2014-07-25T11:18:54-04:00
<![CDATA[Stoltzfus pushes on for Wounded Warriors]]> MUD LAKE, Idaho -- Southern Chester County bade Ivan Stoltzfus fond Bon Voyage as he led a huge parade of tractors through Kennett Square on April 26 on his way westward.

So how are things going?

Stoltzfus, 67, and an RV big enough to accommodate overnights, were on their way across America to raise money for Wounded Warriors in a journey call "Across America for Wounded Heroes.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:54:17 -0400 2014-07-25T10:54:17-04:00 2014-07-25T11:13:36-04:00
<![CDATA[District 28 All-Stars head to Big League World Series]]> When the KAU Kings won the Eastern Regional Championship last season and advanced to the Senior League World Series, parents, coaches, and friends told them to be happy just to be there.

Apparently Unionville High School senior Ryan Barrett thought a twice-in-a-lifetime trip to a World Series would be better.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:49:35 -0400 2014-07-25T10:49:35-04:00 2014-07-25T10:49:40-04:00
<![CDATA[InBrief]]> Charles Patton

Charles Patton, the principal of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District middle school that later bore his name, died Saturday, July 19. He was 85. A popular and respected member of the district's community, he was described in these words by folks who posted in the school's online newsletter:

"He was a great man and administrator, always approachable and beloved by staff and students.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:45:44 -0400 2014-07-25T10:45:44-04:00 2014-07-25T10:45:47-04:00
<![CDATA[Some light but useful reading for the summer]]> Looking for a little light reading to take with you on vacation this summer? I'd like to recommend the new book, "Coffee for Roses . . . and 70 Other Misleading Myths About Backyard Gardening." In it, author C. L. Fornari deconstructs some of the most time-honored tips for getting the most out of a garden.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:42:33 -0400 2014-07-25T10:42:33-04:00 2014-07-25T10:42:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Symphony will present 'Under the Stars']]> The Kennett Symphony of Chester County will present a summer concert "Under the Stars" on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. (Rain date, Saturday, Aug. 10). The concert will have guest conductor Markand Thakar, music director of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. The new conductor, Michael Hall, for the Kennett Symphony will begin his duties this fall.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:38:48 -0400 2014-07-25T10:38:48-04:00 2014-07-25T10:38:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Homeless relief advocates gather in Oxford]]>

OXFORD -- Advocates for overcoming homelessness in Chester County continue to tackle their task, although the solutions are often elusive.

On July 16, workers and volunteers who serve the homeless gathered in Oxford to discuss their progress.

Michael Hackman, administrator for the Decade To Doorways program of the Chester County Department of Community Development, chaired the event, although others had plenty to contribute concerning the efforts they have made.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:36:43 -0400 2014-07-25T10:36:43-04:00 2014-07-25T10:36:47-04:00
<![CDATA[District 28 18-year-olds win]]>

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:02:45 -0400 2014-07-18T13:02:45-04:00 2014-07-25T11:20:31-04:00
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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.

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