RSS Feed from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: The latest news from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: website: all stories The Southern Chester County Weeklies Tue, 26 May 2015 03:03:38 -0400 60 <![CDATA[New Kennett Square borough manager plans to lead Kennett Square to greater prosperity]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>The borough's newest manager was born and raised in Kennett Square, doesn't mind getting his hands dirty, and has plans to make the town even more vibrant.

Joe Scalise was hired at an annual salary of $92,500. He replaces former borough manager Brant Kucera, who resigned late last year to take a position as the manager for Cannon Beach, Or.

Thu, 21 May 2015 11:29:57 -0400 20150522065432 2015-05-21T11:29:57-04:00 2015-05-22T06:54:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Albert McCarthy honored for 42 years of police service]]> For Friends, family, coworkers, local officials, and other well-wishers formed an overflow crowd at Kennett Township's headquarters on Wednesday night to thank Albert McCarthy for his 42 years of service to the area as a police officer and longtime chief.

The crowd listened patiently as the supervisors went quickly through their normal monthly meeting business.

Thu, 21 May 2015 10:04:43 -0400 20150521102805 2015-05-21T10:04:43-04:00 2015-05-21T10:28:05-04:00
<![CDATA[Kimmel handily defeats Hicks for seat in East Marlborough]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH>>Christine Kimmel easily defeated Richard Hicks for a seat on East Marlborough supervisors by nearly a 3-to-1 margain, according to unofficial returns. If she wins the general election this fall, she will become the first female supervisor on the board.

With 729 ballots cast from the three precincts, Kimmel garnered 374 votes to Hicks' 129.

Tue, 19 May 2015 23:14:16 -0400 20150520153008 2015-05-19T23:14:16-04:00 2015-05-20T15:30:08-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Square gets new, refined historic district]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>By a 4-3 vote, council Monday night adopted an ordinance that creates a new, expanded historic district, disbands the borough's historic commission, and creates a unified Historic Architectural Review Board. The measure will affect every structure in the new and refined historic district.

Tue, 19 May 2015 14:45:08 -0400 20150519164643 2015-05-19T14:45:08-04:00 2015-05-19T16:46:43-04:00
<![CDATA[Keith Knauss stalling U-CF teacher negotiations]]> Editor:

In a recent Unionville Chadds-Ford Board meeting, Director Keith Knauss advocated for stalling the negotiations process so that the contract with UCF teachers expires and goes into status quo.

By entering status quo, the teachers would not receive any salary increases thereby, in Mr.

Mon, 18 May 2015 10:29:21 -0400 20150518102921 2015-05-18T10:29:21-04:00 2015-05-18T10:29:21-04:00
<![CDATA[Ideal weather draws record crowd for Kennett Run]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>Under mostly sunny skies, thousands of people attended the 26th annual Kennett Run Saturday in what officials said was a record year for participation.

"It was outstanding, and the folks were upbeat," said Leon Spencer, Kennett Square council president who assisted as a volunteer.

Sat, 16 May 2015 17:24:49 -0400 20150516172449 2015-05-16T17:24:49-04:00 2015-05-16T17:24:49-04:00
<![CDATA[Unionville students win big in stock market game]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH>>Investing in the stock market can pay huge dividends, as long as the portfolio is diversified, the companies are researched, and it's considered a long-term investment.

That's what two Unionville Elementary fifth-graders learned after placing second in an online stock market trading game in a competition with students in grades 4 to 6 in Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties.

Fri, 15 May 2015 13:18:09 -0400 20150515133649 2015-05-15T13:18:09-04:00 2015-05-15T13:36:49-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Public Library staff member earns national award]]> Ivy Noelle Weir, in charge of adult and young adult programming at Kennett Public Library, has been selected by the American Library Association (ALA) to participate in its 2015 class of Emerging Leaders. The program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning workgroups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity early in their careers.

Thu, 14 May 2015 14:17:29 -0400 20150514141729 2015-05-14T14:17:29-04:00 2015-05-14T14:17:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett High inducts NHS members]]> The Kennett High School Blue and White Chapter of the National Honor Society welcomed 2014-15 inductees at a ceremony and reception this spring.

Chapter adviser Dr. Alicia Tamargo opened the program. NHS members from the Class of 2015 highlighted the qualities expected of members: Kevin Godzik (Character), Nichol Brown (Scholarship), Aimee Armitage (Leadership), Kirsten Sharp (Service).

Thu, 14 May 2015 14:11:07 -0400 20150514141107 2015-05-14T14:11:07-04:00 2015-05-14T14:11:07-04:00
<![CDATA[McCarthy announces plans to retire]]> KENNETT TOWNSHIP>>Police Chief Albert McCarthy, who has been on paid administrative leave since being involved in a car accident April 14 while on duty, has announced his retirement.

McCarthy, 64, will officially retire on May 20 at the Kennett Township supervisors meeting, where he will be presented with a badge for 42 years of service in law enforcement.

Thu, 14 May 2015 13:45:11 -0400 20150514134511 2015-05-14T13:45:11-04:00 2015-05-14T13:45:11-04:00
<![CDATA[Rubinstein's in Kennett closing after 35 years in business]]> NEW GARDEN>> After 35 years in business in the Kennett Square area, Rubinstein's, an office supply store, will close June 30.

Rhonda Thorpe, office manager of the store for 30 of the past 35 years, said many customers have told her they will miss coming to the store.

"A lot of people who come in here are local business owners, so they support businesses like us because they don't like the Big Box stores like Staples," she said.

Thu, 14 May 2015 13:17:12 -0400 20150514131712 2015-05-14T13:17:12-04:00 2015-05-14T13:17:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Hicks, Kimmel vie for seat in East Marlborough]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH >> An attorney is trying to become the first female supervisor in next week's Republican primary.

Chris Kimmel, the party's endorsed candidate for supervisor, has lived in East Marlborough for the past 18 years. She is a member of East Marlborough's planning commission. She works as an attorney with the West Chester law firm of Buckley, Brion, McGuire and Morris.

Tue, 12 May 2015 12:44:07 -0400 20150515142528 2015-05-12T12:44:07-04:00 2015-05-15T14:25:28-04:00
<![CDATA[Police Reports]]> New Garden

Marijuana >> On April 27, 2015 at 2:19pm, police observed a vehicle with an expired registration on W. Cypress Street. A traffic stop was conducted in the 700 block and contact made with the occupants. An extremely strong odor of marijuana was detected and loose pieces were observed on both the driver and passenger side front floor.

Tue, 12 May 2015 19:11:16 -0400 20150512191116 2015-05-12T19:11:16-04:00 2015-05-12T19:11:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett school directors honor outstanding students, retiring principal]]> The members of the Kennett Consolidated School District School Board took time at their monthly meeting, which was held at Kennett Middle School, to honor students who had achieved at high levels in problem-solving competitions organized by the Math Olympiad, a national organization that stimulates enthusiasm for mathematics.

Tue, 12 May 2015 11:22:48 -0400 20150512112248 2015-05-12T11:22:48-04:00 2015-05-12T11:22:48-04:00
<![CDATA[It's official - it's now Kennett Public Library]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>It's official. The Bayard Taylor Memorial Library in Kennett Square is now the Kennett Public Library.

Library officials celebrated a grand reopening last week, and showcased improvements, including new carpeting, new furniture and a new tech bar.

The library has been embroiled in controversy ever since it announced the name change a couple of months ago.

Fri, 08 May 2015 12:29:33 -0400 20150509094054 2015-05-08T12:29:33-04:00 2015-05-09T09:40:54-04:00