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Powerball jackpot boosted to $535 million on brisk sales; drawing is Saturday |Aug 18, 2017

Harrisburg >> In response to brisk ticket sales, the Powerball® jackpot for the Saturday, August 19, drawing was increased today to a $535 million annuity value or a $340.1 million cash prize.

No one hits Powerball; jackpot soars to $510 million |Aug 17, 2017

Brace yourself for a serious dose of Powerball mania!

KMC Gymnastics Team earns wins at states, regionals and world |Aug 16, 2017

Kennett Square>> The KMC USAIGC girls’gymnastics team from Kennett Square finished up their 2017 season with a number of impressive wins at the State, Regional, and World Championships.

Sidewalk installation that connects Kennett Square to shopping center begins |Aug 16, 2017

Kennett Township >> Construction has started on new sidewalks that are being installed from the western edge of Kennett Square all the way to the New Garden shopping center.

Underprivileged local students receive new backpacks to start school year |Aug 16, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Underprivileged students in several local school districts will get a great start to the school year, thanks to a local service organization and many community volunteers.

LOCAL MUSIC: Royersford rock band Rofo Audio involves local businesses in their music videos |Aug 16, 2017

Power trio Rofo Audio are like unofficial ambassadors for the Spring-Ford Chamber of Commerce.

Proposed new eight-story hotel doesn’t belong in Kennett Square |Aug 16, 2017

Editor’s Note: The following letter was addressed to Kennett Square Matt Fetick, Borough Manager Joey Scalise, and members of borough council and was received for publication:

Festival of Flight this weekend features air show, antique planes, parachuting team |Aug 16, 2017

New Garden >> If you like entertainment, you won’t want to miss the 46th annual Festival of Flight that will be held this weekend, Aug.19 and Aug. 20, at the New Garden Flying Field in Toughkenamon.

At 21, Ethan Healey is a local authority on fighting opioid crisis |Aug 16, 2017

West Chester >> Ethan Healey is just 21 years old, but he is already known throughout Chester County as an authority figure on drug abuse and education.

Breweries of the Philadelphia suburbs |Aug 15, 2017

Everybody loves a good beer, and the Philadelphia suburbs is home to many breweries that could be the creator of your next favorite. The list below features a range of breweries across the suburbs.

Herr’s teams up with Chickie & Pete’s to create new snack |Aug 15, 2017

NOTTINGHAM >> What do you get when you combine a signature Philly flavor with a popular summer snack? You get a crabby stroke of snacking genius.

Bill Cosby seeks more time to find new lawyer for sex assault trial |Aug 15, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> Entertainer Bill Cosby has asked a judge for more time to find a new lawyer for his sex assault trial as another member of his legal team requests to withdraw from the case, according to court papers.

Replacement of playground equipment makes it accessible to all |Aug 14, 2017

OXFORD >> It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood on Sunday as scores of residents and even volunteers from outside the area joined to install new playground equipment suited for children of all physical abilities in the borough’s Memorial Park.

Hosting sunflower and eclipse events for the public |Aug 13, 2017

POCOPSON >> For those who are wondering where the sunflowers are this year, the answer is at the Myrick Center along Route 842 in Pocopson. Brandywine Red Clay Alliance Executive Director Jim Jordan said they are coming a little early this year, but he wants to share the pleasure of viewing them with the public.

Hundreds rally in Kennett, West Chester to ‘Stand Against Hate’ |Aug 13, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE>> More than 100 people held hands, sang and marched for unity at a “Stand Against Hate” rally Sunday night to support people protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Environmental issues will extend repair time |Aug 12, 2017

AVONDALE >> The replacement of the State Street Bridge that collapsed into Indian Run on Thursday at noon will not be a quick fix, said Borough Council President Bill Shore. Among other things, the bridge sits right beside the borough sewer and water plants and has utility lines running alongside, which prompts caution and takes time to accommodate.

Kennett Square residents getting tiered trash collection |Aug 11, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett Square council agreed this week to adopt a tiered trash collection system that could save residents money by switching to smaller toters.

Longwood Gardens on target to shatter attendance record following completion of $90 million Main Fountain Garden |Aug 11, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Attendance at Longwood Gardens has seen a huge spike since the reopening of the Main Fountain Gardens in late May, and chances are good that by year’s end, more visitors will pass through the gates than in any other year.

Prosecutor in Bill Cosby trial leaving Montgomery County D.A.’s Office |Aug 11, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Kristen Feden, who is part of the team that is prosecuting entertainer Bill Cosby on sex assault charges, is leaving the district attorney’s office effective Aug.

State Street Bridge collapses in Avondale |Aug 10, 2017

AVONDALE >> Sections of the State Street Bridge, which had been already been closed for repairs for several weeks, collapsed under the weight of a front end loader and the driver who was controlling it on Thursday afternoon.

Chadds Ford in an uproar over new shopping center |Aug 10, 2017

CONCORD >> When Pettinaro Construction Co. attorney John Jaros approached council earlier this year about his client’s proposed Shops at Ridge Road, he indicated “several” Chadds Ford residents had expressed concern about the improvements and impact on local neighborhoods.

The nation awaits the Great American Solar Eclipse |Aug 10, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> The odds are good that on Aug. 21 most Americans are going to duck out of their workplaces and look up at the sky. That’s the date the moon will pass in front of the sun and create a total eclipse, which is being called “The Great American Eclipse.

KAU Junior Little League headed to World Series in Michigan |Aug 9, 2017

Kennett Square>>The KAU Kennett Square 13-14 year old baseball team has just won the East Region Championship and will head now to Taylor, Michigan to participate in the Junior League World Series featuring teams from 4 other US regions and 6 other countries.

Intersection improvement coming to Route 896 and Appleton Road |Aug 9, 2017

Kemblesville>>The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will install a high-friction surface treatment at the intersection of state Route 896 and Appleton Road in Franklin Township, Chester County, reported Rep.

Volunteers to assemble huge new community playground in Oxford |Aug 8, 2017

Oxford>>After more than two years of planning and fundraising, construction for a new community playground in Oxford will begin this Saturday with the help of scores of volunteers.

Kennett Square planning to sell land, setting stage for construction of state-of-the-art library |Aug 8, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett Square officials plan to sell property it owns to the Kennett Library at a below-market price, paving the way for construction of a new state-of-the-art library, which could begin as early as late next year.

Second phase of Strode’s Barn restoration completed |Aug 8, 2017

EAST BRADFORD >> East Bradford Township, with support from the Friends of Strode’s Mill, has recently completed the second phase of a multi-year effort to preserve and restore the historic Strode’s Barn, a contributing resource to the Strode’s Mill National Register Listed Historic District, located at the intersection of Lenape and Birmingham Roads, along the Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway.

Jackie ‘Joke Man’ Martling, a former sidekick on Howard Stern Show, coming to Kennett Flash; |Aug 8, 2017

Kennett Square >> Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling, a former sidekick on the Howard Stern Show and a true master of comedy, will be coming to Kennett Square at the Kennett Flash on Saturday Aug.

Toll Brothers plan worries some Route 82 neighbors in East Marlborough |Aug 8, 2017

East Marlborough >> A new development proposed by Toll Brothers in East Marlborough Township has some neighbors uneasy.

Kennett couple author book on nurturing marriage |Aug 7, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Aaron and April Jacob believe that a marriage should last a lifetime.

Ward promoted at Southern Chester County Regional Police Department |Aug 7, 2017

New Garden>>Southern Chester County Regional Police Department Police Chief Jerry Simpson announced that Jason Lee Ward will earn a promotion to the rank of corporal. The ceremony will be held at the regular meeting of the Southern Chester County Regional Public Safety Commission on Thursday, Aug.

Rock painting craze hits the borough and beyond |Aug 6, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Usually, a rock is just a rock. But in Kennett Square and many other communities throughout the nation, those pesky little bumps in the road have taken on a new life: Children are decorating them, hiding them, sharing their images on Facebook and engaging in a social media game.

A night of fun and fellowship in West Grove |Aug 3, 2017

WEST GROVE >> National Night Out in West Grove on Tuesday was an evening of entertainment, food trucks and schmoozing with first responders.

Kennett Township purchases 63 acres of open space for $1.9 million |Aug 3, 2017

Kennett Townshhip>>For a long time, the hints kept coming about a potential new piece of open space in Kennett Township.

National Night Out in Kennett: ‘Kids interact with police, it’s just phenominal’ |Aug 1, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> About 75 people, including county officials, state lawmakers and municipal officials, Kennett Square and Kennett Township celebrated National Night Out Tuesday night, celebrating the late, beloved Kennett Square Police Chief Ed Zunino, who died recently.

Mattresses dumped on parking lot at Ollie’s in Kennett Square |Jul 31, 2017

Michael Gunslinger Ruoss Sr. Someone dumped all these mattresses near a book drop bin on the parkign lot of Ollie’s Discount Outlet in Kennett Square sometime Sunday afternoon. The Chester County landfill charges $20 for mattress disposal, and $20 for box spring disposal.

Mattresses dumped on parking lot at Ollie’s in Kennett Square |Jul 31, 2017

Michael Gunslinger Ruoss Sr. Someone dumped all these mattresses near a book drop bin on the parkign lot of Ollie’s Discount Outlet in Kennett Square sometime Sunday afternoon. The Chester County landfill charges $20 for mattress disposal, and $20 for box spring disposal.

Young director produces show with special needs cast |Jul 30, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> A recent Unionville High School graduate who has been enthralled with theater for most of her life, last week presented her second show with a cast of special needs individuals.

It’s ‘All Aboard’ at Ware Presbyterian Village |Jul 29, 2017

OXFORD >> A group of Ware Presbyterian Village men are reliving the joys of their youth in the community’s Model Railroad Club.

Vacation doesn’t stop kids’ learning at local libraries |Jul 29, 2017

WEST GROVE >> School may be out, learning doesn’t stop during the hot weather, especially for the kids who register for Glaxosmithkline’s “Science in the Summer” at their local library.

Kennett Resale Book Shop to hold Teacher Appreciation Sale |Jul 28, 2017

Kennett Square>>The Kennett Square Resale Book Shop at 113 S. Union Street is holding its annual Teacher Appreciation Sale on Saturday, August 19, from 10 – 5 to thank teachers for all the work they do.

Kennett, Unionville grads awarded Cumberland Farms scholarships |Jul 28, 2017

Kennett Square >>Cumberland Farms announced that a Kennett High and Unionville High school senior have been awarded “Believe & Achieve” Scholarships to help him attend college in the fall of 2017.

Fugitive makes his bed and gets caught in it |Jul 27, 2017

West Chester>>A Chester County fugitive allegedly made his bed and then got caught in it.

A tree falls in Oxford |Jul 27, 2017

OXFORD >> A huge branch from a 90-year-old tree fell on the roof of the mayor’s home, signaling the end of its long and appreciated life.

Growing Up Social: Don’t let children get too much screen time |Jul 25, 2017

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Kennett grad, 29, fights for independent life after heart operations |Jul 25, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Zach Carson’s main goal right now is to live independently.

Closed for most of year, new Route 926 bridge will reopen Sept. 1 |Jul 24, 2017

POCOPSON>> Four more weeks. That’s how long motorists will have to wait until they can cross the new, state-of-the-art, $8.6 million Route 926 bridge that has been closed for most of the year.

Demographics breakdown: Pocopson, East Marlborough wealthiest, Pennsbury has most senior citizens |Jul 22, 2017

Demographics of six municipalities in Southern Chester County: East Marlborough, Kennett Square, Kennett Township, Newlin Township, Pennsbury Township and Pocopson Township. Of those, Pocopson residents are the wealthiest, Kennett Square has a younger population, and Pennsbury Township has the most senior citizens.

National Night Out honors former police chief Ed Zunino |Jul 21, 2017

Kennett Square>>The Carter Community Development Corporation and the police forces of Kennett Square and Kennett Township will observe their seventh annual community policing celebration by celebrating the life of former Police Chief Ed Zunino.

New Veterans War Memorial to be dedicated in Uwchlan Township |Jul 20, 2017

Uwchlan Township>>Uwchlan Township Board of Supervisors announced its latest addition to Baird Park and the Township Campus with a memorial honoring all veterans and their families. The memorial proudly sits alongside the historic Uwchlan trail, and will serve as a place of tranquility and remembrance where families, friends, and individuals can pause to remember not only their loved ones, but all veterans who have served their country.