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Girl Scouts celebrate holidays by square dancing |Dec 11, 2017

Local Girl Scouts celebrate the Holidays with Square Dancing Event , as well as, collecting and wrapping new presents for the Doris Haley Charity that serves the children of those who are residents at the Chester County Correctional facility.

Volunteers plant 300 trees, 80 shrubs in East Marlborough |Dec 9, 2017

Recently, volunteers from many local organizations teamed up to plant over 300 trees and 80 shrubs along 1,600 feet of the upper east branch Red Clay Creek in East Marlborough Township. About 60 volunteers came from Boy Scout Troops 6 and 22, the Kennett High School Earth Club, the West Chester University Ecology Club, Victory Brewing Company, the Chester County Master Watershed Stewards, and Brandywine Red Clay Alliance.

Growing police force in Kennett Township necessitates substantial tax hike |Dec 8, 2017

Kennett Township >> A substantial rise in taxes to pay for the municipal police force will be part of Kennett Township’s 2018 budget.

Kennett Area Community Service wins prestigious Barra Award |Dec 8, 2017

Wayne >> The Barra Foundation has announced that Kennett Area Community Service (KACS) is a recipient of a 2018-2019 Barra Award. KACS joins 43 exceptional nonprofit organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region that will each receive $50,000 in grant funding.

Tree lighting hosted by West Grove Garage kids |Dec 8, 2017

WEST GROVE >> The annual lighting of the West Grove Christmas tree is rather modest compared with those of the nearby communities.

Two county men arrested in connection with deaths of infants |Dec 7, 2017

West Chester >> A Coatesville man and a Downingtown man were arrested Thursday on murder charges in connection with two separate cases for the deaths of infants.

State store coming to Shoppes at Longwood in East Marlborough |Dec 7, 2017

East Marlborough >> A super-sized state store will be coming soon to the Shoppes at Longwood Shopping Center off of Route 1.

DCNR grants to enhance open space in Chester County |Dec 6, 2017

Avondale >> The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County has received two Pennsylvania Community Conservation Partnerships Program grants from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources which will greatly enhance open space.

Two long-time supervisors, Eddie Caudill and Robert Weer, honored in East Marlborough |Dec 6, 2017

East Marlborough >> Reagan was President and cell phones were brick-sized playthings of the rich when Robert Weer and Eddie Caudill came on the East Marlborough Township Board of Supervisors.

Deminski announces candidacy for Comitta’s seat |Dec 6, 2017

West Chester >> Nick Deminski, a West Chester native and a lifelong Republican, announced his candidacy Wednesday for the state House seat currently held by Democrat Rep. Carolyn Comitta.

No tax hike in Kennett Square; funding OK’d for parking garage expansion |Dec 5, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett Square council Monday night unanimously adopted a budget that calls for no increase in taxes, no increase in water and sewer fees, and a decrease in solid waste fees.

Kennett Square approves 33 percent increase for parking meters |Dec 5, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett Square council Monday night agreed to increase parking meter fees by 33 percent beginning in January.

Kennett Symphony concert enthusiastically received |Dec 4, 2017

On Saturday night Music Director Michael Hall executed a fun-filled and enthusiastically received holiday concert entitled “Pops Goes the Holidays” to a full house at Unionville High School.

Dogs meet up with Santa and the Missus in Pocopson |Dec 4, 2017

POCOPSON >> Candy canes and sugar plums might go through the heads of children at Christmas, but no one really knows what the dogs have in mind. Fortunately for the canines, Ace Hardware in Pocopson and its sister stores, Oxford Feed and Lumber and Pets and Friends in Jennersville, are bringing the same Christmas joy to dogs that children are receiving at numerous occasions all over the region.

The town turns out to celebrate on Third Street |Dec 4, 2017

OXFORD >> State Sen. Andy Dinniman said recently that he likes Oxford because it’s the kind of place where people know each other, and those friendships often go back to generations that came before.

Kitty Cafe welcomes preschool story fans |Dec 4, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> It’s a lucky cat that ends up at the Tree Tops Kitty Cafe in Kennett Square.

What happens if you are injured by an Uber driver in Pennsylvania? |Dec 4, 2017

The Uber and Lyft ridesharing services have become immensely popular and have turned the world of transportation nearly upside down. I was in Washington D.C. earlier this year and suggested to my daughter that we get a taxi to dinner after a long day of walking the monuments.

Torelli, Burton earn mayoral commendations in Kennett Square |Dec 4, 2017

Kennett Square >> Two long-time businesses were honored by Kennett Square Mayor Matt Fetick Monday night.

Kennett man arrested after he exposes himself in car |Dec 2, 2017

Jon C. Ragon, 59, of Kennett Square was arrested and charged with indecent exposure and open lewdness, in connection with an incident that occurred on Nov. 9 at 4:30 p.m. A female victim contacted police and reported that, while she was stopped in traffic on Gap Newport Pike, at the intersection with Newark Road, in New Garden Township, a burgundy SUV pulled up next to her and stopped at the traffic light.

Local ‘Nutcracker’ wows large audiences |Dec 2, 2017

EAST NOTTINGHAM >> The staff and dancers from the Oxford Center for Dance pulled a glorious spectacle out of their hats with the performance of “The Nutcracker” ballet on Saturday.

Kids elated with annual Christmas gift trip |Dec 2, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> For kids from the Chester County Family Academy, the annual “Shopping with the Sheriff” is something they look forward to for weeks or, for many, months.

Chester County doctor indicted on health care, opioid diversion charges |Dec 1, 2017

Harrisburg >> A Chester County doctor has been indicted on health care fraud and opioid diversion charges, officials said.

Does too much screen time have an effect on mental health? |Dec 1, 2017

My daughter would stay in her room for hours and sometimes days at a time. I’d slip food under the door and supply her with water to keep her hydrated. I’d poke my head in every so often to make sure she was still in there and offer a trip for ice cream.

My two cents: We sure could use a little good news |Dec 1, 2017

Anne Murray sang a song which was released in her then-newest album back on September 1983. The title song of the album “A Little Good News” became another major hit, in her large collection of hit songs.

#GivingTuesday: Anonymous donor pays off lunch debt for underprivileged students at two local schools |Nov 30, 2017

London Grove >> The saying goes there is never a free lunch, but for underprivileged children at Avon Grove School District, there certainly is, and it came on #GivingTuesday.

40,000 expected for Friday’s Christmas Parade in West Chester |Nov 30, 2017

The QVC West Chester Christmas parade, hosted by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce, will take place Friday, Dec. 1 in West Chester at 7:15 p.m. About 40,000 people are expected.

Ex-aide at Unionville High convicted in student sex case |Nov 30, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> A Common Pleas Court jury has convicted a former teacher’s aide at Unionville High School of having inappropriate sexual contact with two youths who were students at the school.

Santa coming on fire truck for visits to East Marlborough, Pennsbury, Kennett, Pocopson |Nov 29, 2017

Longwood >> Santa has scheduled his yearly arrival trips on a Longwood Fire Company truck.

Man gets 3-6 years in jail for sucker-punching disabled man |Nov 29, 2017

west chester >> In tears, Barry Robert Baker Jr. asked the Common Pleas Court judge who was to sentence him for throwing a “sucker punch” at a disabled man outside a West Chester convenience store for leniency.

Genesis HealthCare in danger of losing listing on NYSE |Nov 29, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Genesis HealthCare said Wednesday it has been informed it is in danger of losing its listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

Bell-ringers helping to make holidays bright for less fortunate in Chesco |Nov 28, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> Looks can be deceiving, especially for bell ringers for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Program.

400 Girl Scouts collect food for veterans and the homeless |Nov 27, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> More than 400 Brownie and Daisy Girl Scouts attended the Brownie Bash led by Ambassador Girl Scout Troop 41865. The Ambassador troop of 15+ High School Girls led workshops on Oceanography, Roots and Shoots, Team Tactics, Native Americans, Lighthouses, Playing Fair and more for the 400 visitors to Kennett Square.

Unionville senior flying high with new drone business |Nov 27, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> He’s only a senior in high school, but Tom Padula has started a unique business that he feels will take him to new heights.

New book reflects on the life of Al Boscov |Nov 27, 2017

A newly released book celebrates the late Albert Boscov, who was chairman of the department store chain that bears his family’s name.

Trial set to open in Unionville teacher’s aide sex case |Nov 26, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> The former teacher’s aide at Unionville High School accused of having sex with two students is scheduled to go on trial today, one of the rare occasions when an adult in her position chooses to contest the charges against them.

Cougars can’t hurdle another district final challenge |Nov 25, 2017

Springfield >> A few minutes after Unionville’s 35-25 victory against top-seeded Springfield in the District 1 Class 5A championship final, senior Joe Zubillaga reflected on the meaning of his team’s win.

Woman killed in 3-car crash on Route 41 on Thanksgiving Day |Nov 24, 2017

A woman from Reading was killed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, in a three-car accident on Route 41 in Atglen.

Police arrest West Chester man for sex assault on underage girl over four-year period |Nov 23, 2017

Police have arrested a West Chester man who allegedly sexually assaulted an underage girl over a period of four years. West Chester Police Department received an anonymous report that a juvenile female was the victim of sexual assault and launched an investigation.

Chester County Hospital earns elite status in prediabetes prevention |Nov 23, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> If you’re over 45, a bit overweight, and are physically active less than three times a week, there’s more than a one-out-of-three chance that you have prediabetes.

UPDATED: 3 cats, 2 dogs die in massive Thanksgiving Day fire; community rallies to help |Nov 23, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH>> Three cats and two dogs perished in a fast-moving, two-alarm fire Thursday night in the Cedarcroft development in East Marlborough Township.

Philadelphia region revs up for Thanksgiving travel |Nov 21, 2017

Nothing says economic security like jammed roads around Thanksgiving.

Kennett Township homeowners call for action after rash of flooded basements |Nov 21, 2017

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> Evidently there’s no one cause or simple solution for a rash of flooded basements in the Kennett Township village of Hamorton. Michael Kissinger, an engineer with Pennoni Associates, told a group of village residents gathered at the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors meeting that the firm had studied the drainage system in the area to find the source of the problems.

Moorhead earns excellence award for service |Nov 21, 2017

Kennett Square >> The Awards for Primary Care Excellence (APEX Awards) are given annually to community health centers across the state of Pennsylvania. This year, southern Chester County resident Alice K.

Royal Farms opens first Chester County store in Downingtown |Nov 21, 2017

Downingtown >> Baltimore-based convenience store chain Royal Farms, known for its “world-famous chicken,” opened its first Chester County store located at 5031 Horseshoe Pike, Downingtown, this week.

Triple Fresh in East Fallowfield marks 30 years of adapting to market |Nov 21, 2017

EAST FALLOWFIELD >> At a little under 10,000 square feet, Triple Fresh Market shouldn’t be able to succeed in a grocery store industry where bigger is seen as better.

Local coat drive means winter warmth for hundreds |Nov 20, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Organizers of a local coat collection drive that met with overwhelming success celebrated the effort at a Thanksgiving service on Sunday evening at Unionville Presbyterian Church.

Hammaker is employee of the month at Kennett Area YMCA |Nov 14, 2017

Kennett Square >> Sharon Hammaker, assistant teacher at the Montessori School at the Kennett Area YMCA, has been named employee of the month

Police probe report of indecent exposure on Route 41 in New Garden Township |Nov 14, 2017

The Southern Chester County Regional Police Department is investigating an indecent exposure which occurred Nov. 9, on Rt. 41 at Newark Road in New Garden Township, Chester Co. just north of the Delaware state line at approximately 4:30 p.

Kennett Consolidated school directors say goodbyes |Nov 14, 2017

Kennett Square >> In an otherwise routine meeting, the Kennett Consolidated School District’s Board of Directors took time on Monday night to say their goodbyes. It was the first meeting since the recent election, and several members took some time at the end to express their appreciation to those who were leaving, who included President Kendra LaCosta, Heather Schaen, Janis Reynolds, and Robert Norris.

Police say boy, 11, showed sexually explicit images of 15-year-old girl to his friends at Marsh Creek Sixth Grade Center |Nov 13, 2017

An 11-year-old male from Honey Brook allegedly exhibited sexually explicit images of a 15-year-old female from Honey Brook to other students at the Marsh Creek Sixth Grade Center on Dorlan Mill Road in Uwchlan Township, police said.