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, 05 May 2015 06:56:26 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Unionville clarifies its stance with teachers]]> Editor's Note: The folowing was issued as a follow-up to negotiations between the Unionville-Chadds Ford school board of directors and the teachers' union. This statement is also posted on the district's web site:

The Board will address all issues related to the teacher contract in an open and honest manner.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:41:04 -0400 2015-04-17T10:41:04-04:00 2015-04-17T10:41:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Square officials must manage growth responsibly]]> In case you haven't noticed, Kennett Square is in the midst of an economic boom.

Victory Brewing Co. will open sometime this month, and sales of luxury apartment buildings above Victory are going at a brisk pace. The three stories above Victory Brewing Co. will feature 33 apartments -- 16 single bedroom, 16 two-bedroom and one loft apartment.

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:41:33 -0400 2015-04-14T12:41:33-04:00 2015-04-14T13:05:58-04:00
<![CDATA[Atlanta educators stuck between two bad choices]]> Last week 11 Atlanta, Georgia, teachers, administrators and test coordinators were taken to jail in handcuffs after having been convicted of racketeering. These individuals, who faced the same penalties as the folks who carry out organized crime, could be in jail for up to 20 years.

This is what they did: They altered the answers on their students' standardized tests so the kids would get higher scores.

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 11:28:07 -0400 2015-04-09T11:28:07-04:00 2015-04-09T11:28:07-04:00
<![CDATA[Joan Holliday a deserving recipient of chamber award]]> The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet where it names an outstanding citizen of the year is a signature event held each spring. Since 1968, a notable person from the community gets the award and the recognition that goes with it.

W. Robert Scott got the first honor in 1968.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:22:18 -0400 2015-03-27T13:22:18-04:00 2015-03-27T13:22:18-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Library should address programs instead of name]]> The public outcry against the name change of the Bayard Taylor Library is merely the surface reaction to questions about the future of this old and formerly revered local institution.

The idea that an organization which offers access to the public gets named for the municipality in which it sits is not bad.

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:10:08 -0400 2015-03-24T14:10:08-04:00 2015-03-24T14:10:08-04:00
<![CDATA[Is Unionville-Chadds Ford School District going backward?]]> Editor:

Unionville-Chadds ford High School is ranked 7th in Pennsylvania and is a top 500 school nationally, according to US News and World Reports. More than 50 percent of UCF students take AP courses and more than 92% of students score proficient on benchmark exams. If parents are looking for a place to settle down and raise their kids, you can't go wrong with UCFSD.

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:44:16 -0400 2015-03-16T13:44:16-04:00 2015-03-16T13:44:16-04:00
<![CDATA[The key to a better night's sleep]]> Do you ever find that no matter how hard you try, you can't seem to get comfortable sleeping? Perhaps you have bought countless sleep aids and you still find that you are waking up with a stiff neck, lower back pain, numbness in your hands or legs, headaches, or even sinus congestion? Since we spend close to a third of our lives sleeping, and another ten percent of our lives lying in bed, that is a staggering number of time not to feel comfortable.

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:04:40 -0400 2015-03-12T10:04:40-04:00 2015-03-12T10:04:40-04:00