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, 22 Nov 2014 16:13:45 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Why did they vote Republican?]]> Anyone who has followed the most recent mid-term election knows that the Republican Party picked up enough votes to gain control of the U.S. Senate and retain control of the House of Representatives.

During the last election, the Democrats had the representation enough to control the Senate, but not the House.

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:25:19 -0500 2014-11-20T11:25:19-05:00 2014-11-20T11:25:21-05:00
<![CDATA[Book ban vote in Kennett: Censorship dies an ugly death]]> The Kennett Consolidated School board made the correct decision Monday night when they voted not to ban Jodi Picoult's best-selling book "Nineteen Minutes" from the Kennett High School library.

The book is about a school shooting and goes into graphic detail of a date rape and bullying using explicit language.

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:44:20 -0500 2014-11-12T16:44:20-05:00 2014-11-12T16:44:24-05:00
<![CDATA[Editorial]]> Several weeks ago we got the announcement that Oxford had received official state certification of the significance of its historic district.

The area covered is a pretty large part -- about 60 percent -- of the downtown and includes houses and storefronts. But in Oxford's case, it's probably well conceived, because the borough has a lot of charming old buildings and homes that could almost serve as scenery for the filming of a movie about the 19th century.

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:40:02 -0500 2014-11-10T15:40:02-05:00 2014-11-10T15:40:06-05:00
<![CDATA[Regional police force plan appears solid]]> There's a plan that would create a regional police force in four municipalities -- Kennett Square, Kennett Township, London Grove Township and New Garden Township. A study has already been completed, and public comment on the plan at each municipality is expected by the end of the year.

Two of those municipalities -- Kennett Square and New Garden -- already have full-time police protection.

Sat, 01 Nov 2014 13:43:08 -0400 2014-11-01T13:43:08-04:00 2014-11-01T13:43:11-04:00
<![CDATA[Take the time to honor firefighters this week]]> When local firefighters stage activities for National Fire Prevention Week this week, they are following a tradition that began with commemorating one of the worst fire disasters of all time.

The Great Chicago Fire of 1871, in which hundreds of people were killed and thousands of buildings destroyed, is far removed from the smoke detector alerts and stop-drop-and-roll drills of today's fire prevention activities, but the focus is the same.

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:29:34 -0400 2014-10-17T10:29:34-04:00 2014-10-17T10:29:38-04:00
<![CDATA[Warm apple pie or the complexities of farming?]]> For 90 years or so (we aren't sure about those war years) Unionville has held an annual farm show.

Early on it was a reflection of the culture of the community -- an actual demonstration by the boys in the agriculture class of their best corn (and there were a lot of those guys back then).

Through the years it has changed from the Farm Show to the Community Fair.

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:27:47 -0400 2014-10-10T16:27:47-04:00 2014-10-10T16:27:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Paul Revere, where were you?]]> On Saturday, Sept. 13, when the residents of Kennett Square were about to brush their teeth and go to bed, a funny thing happened. There was no water.

According to some reports and gossip, a lot of folks wondered right off the bat if their most recent water bill payment checks had bounced or if something was wrong with the pipes leading into their houses.

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:34:40 -0400 2014-09-24T11:34:40-04:00 2014-09-24T11:34:43-04:00