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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:41:39 -0400 2014-07-23T14:41:39-04:00 2014-07-23T14:41:43-04:00

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.

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

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.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:31:04 -0400 2014-07-22T09:31:04-04:00 2014-07-22T09:31:12-04:00
<![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.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:12:47 -0400 2014-07-21T11:12:47-04:00 2014-07-21T11:45:10-04:00
<![CDATA[Wegmans to be completed by Sept., 2015; 1,000 new jobs coming to area]]> By FRAN MAYE

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.

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.

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.

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:33:00 -0400 2014-07-17T11:33:00-04:00 2014-07-17T11:33:24-04:00
<![CDATA[Camp Curious 2.0 brings in older children]]> LANDENBERG - It's one thing to pass down clothes between sisters, but in the Lustig family, older sister Shoshanna has given Camp Curious to her younger sister Rebecca to take over and run.

After their grandmother's death from pancreatic cancer, Shoshanna Lustig wanted to do something in honor of her and came up with the idea of running a summer camp for children ages 2 1/2 to 5 1/2 nine years ago.

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:42:30 -0400 2014-07-16T10:42:30-04:00 2014-07-16T15:50:42-04:00
<![CDATA[Kucera: Kennett Square is on the upswing]]> By FRAN MAYE

Kennett Square may have the second highest tax rate in southern Chester County, but residents get good value for their money.

That was the message from Brant Kucera, Kennett Square borough manager, in response to a resident's complaint that taxes in the borough were too high.

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:38:37 -0400 2014-07-15T11:38:37-04:00 2014-07-15T12:07:56-04:00
<![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[Battle of the Bands attracts youth to Kennett Flash]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:29:41 -0400 2014-07-10T11:29:41-04:00 2014-07-11T09:50:55-04:00 <![CDATA[Neilson Carlin to be featured at World Meeing of Families]]>

It may be over a year away, but Neilson Carlin has already been chosen for the opportunity to show off his work at the eighth World Meeting of Families to be held in Philadelphia Sept. 22 to 27, 2015.

Carlin was contacted by Bishop John MacIntyre of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to create a painting of the Holy Family.

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:00:10 -0400 2014-07-10T12:00:10-04:00 2014-07-10T12:00:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Proposed legislation would freeze school property taxes for seniors]]> By FRAN MAYE

Proposed legislation sponsored by state Sen. Dominic Pileggi (R-9) to freeze school property taxes for senior citizens will be one of the first bills to be debated when state lawmakers return from summer recess later this year.

Pileggi, of Chadds Ford, the state Senate majority leader, wants to freeze property taxes for homeowners age 65 and older.

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:32:35 -0400 2014-07-10T11:32:35-04:00 2014-07-10T11:32:40-04:00
<![CDATA[Best representing country in Nova Scotia]]> @CMonhollanDLN

It has been a whirlwind of a year for Unionville High School's Justin Best.

He was an integral part in getting the school's rowing club off the ground and was able to participate, alongside his brother, in the SRAA National Championship in May in the same inaugural season.

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:45:33 -0400 2014-07-10T10:45:33-04:00 2014-07-10T10:45:38-04:00
<![CDATA[Longwood Gardens' Main fountain garden to be demolished, rebuilt]]> BY MATT FREEMAN

For 21st-centurymedia.

The typical municipal government matter involves something the neighbors might be aware of, or a neighborhood. Rarely does it set in motion something people around the globe will notice.

But that's what the East Marlborough Township Board of Supervisors did Monday night in issuing a demolition permit for the Main Fountain Garden at Longwood Gardens, for generations a destination for tourists from around the world.

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:40:35 -0400 2014-07-08T12:40:35-04:00 2014-07-08T12:40:39-04:00