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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[KMC boys win Super Team]]>

The coaches at KMC Gymnastics & Dance knew how good its boys team was, but even they were stunned at the results of the Pennsylvania State Championships when they walked away with just the second super team trophy in its history.

"I'm very proud of the boys," said coach Victor Kolesnikov.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:36:42 -0400 2014-04-17T11:36:42-04:00 2014-04-17T11:36:50-04:00
<![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[Pros and cons of universal life insurance]]> (Do you have a question about your financial affairs? Financial planning consultant, Robert S. Pennartz, CFP® takes calls at 1-302-654-5556, extension 138 or 1-800-366-0632, extension 138. A selection of these questions and Pennartz's responses are published in this column. Anonymity is assured.

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:30:49 -0400 2014-04-14T12:30:49-04:00 2014-04-14T14:17:08-04:00
<![CDATA[Pros and cons of universal life insurance]]> (Do you have a question about your financial affairs? Financial planning consultant, Robert S. Pennartz, CFP® takes calls at 1-302-654-5556, extension 138 or 1-800-366-0632, extension 138. A selection of these questions and Pennartz's responses are published in this column. Anonymity is assured.

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:31:04 -0400 2014-04-14T12:31:04-04:00 2014-04-14T14:16:53-04:00
<![CDATA[Former pro hockey player helping young goaltenders]]>

WEST GOSHEN - The pads were out and masks were on for a free goaltending clinic held by former professional goalie Dave Marlin Sunday afternoon at IceLine.

It may have been a fun-filled day for the students in attendance, but it was a little bittersweet as part of the clinic was awarding three scholarships to Marlin's summer camp in honor of Jon Whitacre, a young goaltender who perished in a plane crash last summer.

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:07:11 -0400 2014-04-11T15:07:11-04:00 2014-04-11T15:07:22-04:00
<![CDATA[HEADstrong Foundation hosts fifth annual lacrosse tournament]]>

WEST GROVE - Sports feature athleticism, competitiveness and exciting games, but sometimes the greatest moments in sports are when a community of athletes come together to support one another.

That's just where the HEADstrong Foundation comes into play.

HEADstrong began on a hospital bed by young Nicholas Colleluori, who endured a 14-month battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a blood cancer, before he passed away.

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:44:29 -0400 2014-04-10T10:44:29-04:00 2014-04-11T15:08:38-04:00

On March 28, 2014 at 12:58 a.m., a New Garden Township police officer observed a vehicle driving erratically in the 9100 block of Gap Newport Pike. The Toyota was observed to cross the center double yellow lines on multiple occasions and the white fog line twice. A traffic stop was conducted in the 8700 block of Gap Newport Pike and contact made with the driver, Newell Everett, 55, of New Holland.

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:54:02 -0400 2014-04-10T08:54:02-04:00 2014-04-10T08:54:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Foxy Loxy in Unionville aims to be community gathering spot]]> By FRAN MAYE

From the outside, it looks nothing like an ice cream parlor or coffee shop. The two-story brick structure dates back to the early 1800s and sits in the middle of historic Unionville.

And inside, it resembles a home rather than a business.

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:46:50 -0400 2014-04-08T13:46:50-04:00 2014-04-08T14:08:05-04:00