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 Sat, 28 Nov 2015 02:11:07 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Kennett Square police officers and Monk honored for saving lives]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> The only reason Thomas Krause is alive today is because of the quick action of two police officers.

On June 9 of this year, Krause went into cardiac arrest. When Kennett Square police officers Chris Gravina and Pedro Serrano arrived, he was unresponsive. They, along with then Kennett Fire Chief Steve "Monk" Melton, imitated CPR using a portable Automated External Defibrillators that is in every patrol car in the borough.

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:21:45 -0500 20151125092145 2015-11-25T09:21:45-05:00 2015-11-25T09:21:45-05:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Square considers eliminating funding to non-profits]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Officials are seriously considering eliminating all funding to non-profit organizations in order to stop the financial bleeding from the borough's general fund.

The move would save the borough about $120,000 per year. Among non-profits that would be affected include Historic Kennett Square, the Kennett Public Library and Kennett Area Parks and Recreation.

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<![CDATA[Paying by credit card? Be prepared to pay more next year in Kennett Square]]> Kennett Square's preliminary budget calls for a new "administrative" fee for people who use credit cards to pay for things like their sewer or trash bill. If the budget is adopted, the fee calls for a $3 fee on all transactions, or a 2.45 percentage rate, whichever is higher.

"We have to cover the cost of the card," said Councilman Geoff Bosley.

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<![CDATA[Unionville High grad, 22, going to prison in bicyclist's death]]> WEST CHESTER >> A Unionville High School graduate will have a somber Thanksgiving weekend, as he prepares himself for a new challenge that will last more than three years: living in state prison.

On Monday, Allen Michael Medina-Barajas of Pocopson will arrive at the Chester County Justice Center for formal sentencing on the charge of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, a charge stemming from an August 2014 crash that killed a popular young Kennett man who was bicycling to work.

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:52:11 -0500 20151124141538 2015-11-24T12:52:11-05:00 2015-11-24T14:15:38-05:00
<![CDATA[Rally in Kennett Square raises awareness of homelessness]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> According to the latest census, Chester County is the fastest growing county in the state, and the largest concentration of that growth is in the Route 1 corridor in southern Chester County. And even though the county is the nation's 24th wealthiest, homelessness is increasing rapidly.

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<![CDATA[Cries of immoral and unethical council put to rest in Kennett Square]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Last month, Kennett Square councilors were poised to appoint two new people to council to fill seats vacated by two who resigned.

Council was to select among three people--LaToya Myers, Christopher Lafferty, and Lenda Carrillo --to fill the vacancies created by D. Lynn Sinclair and Patrick Taylor.

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 12:05:33 -0500 20151119120533 2015-11-19T12:05:33-05:00 2015-11-19T12:05:33-05:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Township adopts strict curfew ordinace]]> If you're a kid out at night, a loiterer, or a noisy animal, Kennett Township has a message for you: Knock it off.

The Kennett Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a number of new and revised ordinances addressing a variety of quality-of-life issues in the area at their regular monthly meeting Wednesday night.

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<![CDATA[New high-tech parking meters coming to Kennett Square; no tax hike]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> There's good news for residents of Kennett Square. There will be no property tax increase in 2016, and new, high-tech parking meters that accepts credit cards will be installed.

According to a preliminary, $14.5 million budget council presented Monday night, the millage rate will stay at 6.

Tue, 17 Nov 2015 14:30:58 -0500 20151117171816 2015-11-17T14:30:58-05:00 2015-11-17T17:18:16-05:00
<![CDATA['You Can't Take It With You' a fun production at Unionville]]> The Unionville Players presented a lively performance last week of the vintage comedy "You Can't Take It With You "by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman that was first produced in the 1930s and is still popular. It is the story of a misguided a family named Sycamore where everyone goes his own way in life, never settling down to serious work or following through in any endeavor.

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:58:24 -0500 20151116114440 2015-11-16T10:58:24-05:00 2015-11-16T11:44:40-05:00
<![CDATA['I Hate Shakespeare' funny, fast-paced at Kennett High]]> When the students from Kennett High School opened a production of "I Hate Shakespeare" last week, members of the audience were astonished to see the seats filled with students. I assumed the students were there to earn extra points for an English class. How wrong I was. This tongue in cheek comedy has both the cast and the audiences having a glorious time as characters from Shakespeare appear, mostly saying all the wrong things.

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:59:12 -0500 20151116105912 2015-11-16T10:59:12-05:00 2015-11-16T10:59:12-05:00
<![CDATA[Unionville family hits trifecta of educational excellence]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Recently, Sue Siedenberger, a paraprofessional at Unionville High School, was walking the hallway with another teacher during a fire drill. The school's principal, Jimmy Conley, saw them and yelled, "congratulations."

Sue looked at the woman beside her, but Conley said the congratulations was directed at Sue.

Sun, 15 Nov 2015 09:12:18 -0500 20151115091218 2015-11-15T09:12:18-05:00 2015-11-15T09:12:18-05:00
<![CDATA[Unionville tackles sexting, cyberbullying, drugs and weapons]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Should a student who leaves a knife in his car at school be expelled?

At Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, school policy dictates that is grounds for expulsion. But what if the student was cooperative and had no intent?

Deciding how to handle matters like this was the focus of a Community Conversation on School Safety Wednesday night at Unionville High School.

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 12:31:16 -0500 20151113123116 2015-11-13T12:31:16-05:00 2015-11-13T12:31:16-05:00
<![CDATA[Unionville Marching Band to perform at TaxSlayer Bowl]]> WorldStrides OnStage programs has invited the marching band from Unionville HS to perform at the TaxSlayer Bowl. They will join marching bands from across the country in the halftime show finale of this major college bowl game. An invitation to perform at the TaxSlayer Bowl is an honor reserved only for the most talented student performers from across the nation.

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 10:39:40 -0500 20151113103940 2015-11-13T10:39:40-05:00 2015-11-13T10:39:40-05:00
<![CDATA[Pocopson Home increases short-term rehab services]]> Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell, Kathi Cozzone and Michelle Kichline toured Pocopson Home's renovated and expanded short term rehabilitation facility this week - an eight-bed unit for patients requiring short term rehabilitation care. The expanded service, offered in partnership with Apex Rehab Solutions, includes physiatrist care in addition to the expertise of Pocopson's nursing team, physicians and physical, occupational and speech therapists.

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 10:08:42 -0500 20151113100842 2015-11-13T10:08:42-05:00 2015-11-13T10:08:42-05:00
<![CDATA[Attorney General to Newlin: Rescind equine ordinance or face lawsuit]]> NEWLIN >> The township's recently enacted zoning ordinance which places restrictive regulations on farms, agricultural businesses and equine operations is unlawful and violates the state's Agricultural Communities and Rural Environment (ACRE) law.

That was the decision from the state's Attorney General's office, which recommended supervisors amend or rescind the ordinance or face litigation.

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 12:00:04 -0500 20151112145346 2015-11-12T12:00:04-05:00 2015-11-12T14:53:46-05:00