Kennett Paper

Sam’s Club pulls plug on Exton location |Jun 22, 2017

West Whiteland>>The unexpected announcement from Sam’s Club Wednesday that it is closing its Exton location drew a large but disappointed crowd to the store Thursday.

Sandy Hayes named Employee of Month at Kennett YMCA |Jun 22, 2017

Kennett Square>>Sandy Hayes has been named Employee of the Month at the Kennett Area YMCA. She has been with the Kennett Y since 2007.

Unionville adopts budget with tax hike; average homeowner will pay $191 more per year in taxes |Jun 22, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Unionville-Chadds Ford school directors this week approved a $84.9 million budget that calls for a weighted tax increase of 2.6 percent.

Kennett Square, Kennett Township agree to partner on economic development |Jun 22, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett Square and Kennett Township officials have agreed to partner to hire a new director of economic development, a move that will help guide future growth in both municipalities.

For local nature lovers, more land to enjoy |Jun 22, 2017

Kennett Township>> At the 82-acre Stateline Woods Preserve, there are activities such as hiking trails, biking trails, horseback riding, bird watching and even cross-country skiing. And on Friday afternoon, June 23, there will be three more acres of land for nature lovers to enjoy.

It may soon cost $1 per hour to park in Kennett Square |Jun 20, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE>> It could soon cost a quarter more per hour to park in Kennett Square.

Multiple house fires reported in Chester County after thunderstorms |Jun 20, 2017

POPCOPSON >> Chester County firefighters were kept busy battling three fires after a late afternoon storm passed through the area Monday. The first call was for a home on McCormick Way in New London, which was reported struck by lightning at about 4:20 p.

Dr. Chad: Six effective natural mosquito repellents |Jun 20, 2017

Mosquito Season is here! With so many repellant choices to choose, I am often asked which ones are safe and can be made at home, without harmful chemicals. Here is a list of 6 essential oils that are great for combating mosquitoes and other insects:

BVA free Summer Music Series begins June 29 |Jun 20, 2017

Pocopson>>The Brandywine Red Clay Alliance announces the line-up for the Sounds Under the Stars summer music concerts. Bring your lawn chair, blanket and a picnic dinner to the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance’s Myrick Conservation Center and listen to music under the stars in a beautiful country setting.

Dr. Pete Soraruf, Kennett area family physician, to retire after 40 years |Jun 20, 2017

Kennett Square>>Dr. L. Peter Soraruf is hanging up his stethoscope and retiring from his Kennett Square family medical practice after 40 years this July 4.. He was known just as Pete by his many patients and friends.

Local Girl Scouts help new mothers in Kennett Square |Jun 19, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE>>Local Girl Scouts from Cadette Troop 492, Brandywine Valley Service Unit, volunteered to take on the Baby Bundle Community Service Project. Stationed at Kennett Square CVS and Walgreen stores, the Girl Scouts from Patton Middle School, were overwhelmed with donations from the community.

Luxury apartments for millennials proposed in West Chester |Jun 19, 2017

WEST GOSHEN>>Westrum Development Company plans to build 189 luxury apartments at the site of the Agway hardware store at 956 S. Matlack St.

Kennett Township, East Goshen lauded for improving transportation |Jun 19, 2017

EAST WHITELAND>>Kennett Township and East Goshen Township were among recipients of awards for work officials there did to improve transportation and transportation services, and to include Transportation Demand Management strategies in their communities.

Wawa in Concord held up twice in two days; teen held |Jun 19, 2017

CONCORD >> A local Wawa was held up at gunpoint twice over the weekend, and a teenager is now in custody in connection with the pair of heists.

New Garden residents band together is attempt to eradicate mushroom flies |Jun 18, 2017

NEW GARDEN >> Residents of several housing developments in the southern part of the township are conducting their own scientific research on the pesky flies that have invaded their homes for about three years.

Historic Kennett Square named one of best in Pennsylvania as downtown continues to thrive |Jun 17, 2017

Kennett SQuare>>Historic Kennett Square has placed fourth in Pennsylvania Downtown Center’s list of best performing Main Street Programs of 2016.

Genesis finalizes agreement with Department of Justice |Jun 17, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE>>Genesis HealthCare, one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute care, has finalized its previously reported agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and related government agencies to resolve a legacy Sun Healthcare therapy matter in Georgia, a Skilled Healthcare therapy matter related to certain facilities in the Midwestern United States and a Skilled Healthcare hospice matter related to the Las Vegas Creekside Hospice False Claims Act litigation pending in federal court.

Audevard named new principal at Hillendale Elementary School |Jun 16, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH>>Michael Audevard, who began his career in education at Chadds Ford Elementary will be returning home as he has been named the new Hillendale Elementary School principal, pending school board approval.

Kennett school directors approve resignations, new hires and more |Jun 15, 2017

Kennett Consolidated School Directors approved the following:

GOP baseball shooting: After the carnage, will anything change? |Jun 15, 2017

The shooting at a US Congressional softball practice is the latest mass shooting among many that continue to plague our nation. It is shocking, of course, that an unstable person with a high powered semi-automatic rifle would seemingly target US Congressmen and staff with intent to kill or maim as many as possible-shooting Congressman Steve Scalese, two Congressional Aides and two police officers.

Family Promise gets grant from CCFWG |Jun 15, 2017

Avondale>>Family Promise of Southern Chester County (FPSCC) was recognized and rewarded for its efforts to alleviate family homelessness by the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls (CCFWG).

Dying Kennett mushroom worker gets lifelong dream of becoming a legal U.S. citizen |Jun 14, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> For the longest time -- and especially ever since Donald Trump became president earlier this year -- Joaquin Ayllon Cordova wanted to be an American citizen. He took citizenship classes at South Mill Kaolin Mushroom Farm, the same place that was raided by customs officials a couple of months back.

Local boy, 8, named ‘police chief’ for a day |Jun 14, 2017

Willistown>>Willistown Township Police Department hosted eight-year-old Asher Callan as their “Chief” for a Day on June 6. He was awarded the position through an auction at the Spring Fair benefiting the General Wayne Elementary School PTO.

WCU named one of the safest colleges in America |Jun 14, 2017

West Chester >> West Chester University (WCU) has been named one of the Safest Colleges in America for 2017 by The National Council for Home Safety and Security, a trade association comprised of home security professionals from across the United States with headquarters in Washington, DC.

Kennett school directors create new position |Jun 13, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Amid an unusually technology-oriented agenda, the Kennett Area Consolidated School District created a new position Monday night: director of curriculum in math and science.

First Cat Café in Chester County to open in Kennett Square |Jun 13, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> In the past few years, cat cafes have sprung up in New York, Baltimore, California and in Washington, D.C.

Two local homeless shelters merge |Jun 13, 2017

Phoenixville>>Two established non-profits that serve the homeless population of Chester and Lancaster Counties announced a merger that uniquely positions the organizations to provide emergency shelter, rapid re-housing and permanent housing for homeless men, women and children.

Royal Farms eyes new store at Route 202 and Smithbridge Road |Jun 12, 2017

CONCORD >> Royal Farms’ self-proclaimed “World Famous Chicken” will soon be available close to home.

Kennett students honored for academic achievement |Jun 12, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> The Kennett Education Association (KEA) held its 26th Annual Scholarship and Awards Reception, May 30, to recognize outstanding students for their academic merit and school citizenship.

Baily’s Dairy will start selling soft serve ice cream this weekend |Jun 12, 2017

POCOPSON >> Ever since Dairy Queen moved out of Kennett Square, residents have had to travel quite a distance to get soft-serve ice cream. But starting this weekend, Baily’s Dairy of Pocopson Meadow Farm will start serving soft-serve ice cream in seven flavors.

Funding approved for traffic safety in Chester County |Jun 9, 2017

Governor Tom Wolf announced that three municipalities in Chester County will receive funding for Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) projects. In total, 21 municipalities will receive $6 million in ARLE funding to fund 27 safety projects statewide.

Kennett seniors told to dream big, and make a difference |Jun 9, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> About 300 Kennett High School graduating seniors were told not to wait until mid-life to try to achieve happiness and the American Dream.

New Chaplain for Kennett Square Police |Jun 9, 2017


Ducklings Early Learning Center gets first franchise sale |Jun 9, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> As you walk through the door at Ducklings the giggles of children can be heard from one end of the school to the other. It’s a place founded on decades of developing unique ways to teach children, “through play.

Hogan and local lawmakers advocate stiff penalties for attacks on disabled people |Jun 8, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> In Pennsylvania, it is a misdemeanor of the first degree to assault a baseball umpire, basketball or football referee, as he or she goes about the duties of a sports official. Someone who socks the guy who called his son out at home in the bottom of the ninth can, theoretically, be sent to prison for 2 1/2 to five years.

Kennett Township residents concerned about lighting at proposed 78-unit townhouse development |Jun 8, 2017

KENNETT TOWNSHIP>> Two lengthy discussions and one special session changed nothing about the Sinclair Springs subdivision but the mood of some of its neighbors, but it seemed that was enough.

Unionville graduates told to strive to make right choices |Jun 8, 2017

NEWARK, DE. >> The Unionville High School Class of 2017 was challenged to go forth in life and do the right thing, even though it may not be popular.

Junior Dameron Berardi awarded for courage and leadership |Jun 7, 2017

Kennett square>>Kennett Consolidated School District students are known for their community involvement. Whether it is accepting a leadership role or going the extra mile to make a difference, such dedicated students make the District proud.

Fetick urges residents to email him to give opinion on $15 million civic center plan |Jun 6, 2017

Kennett Square Mayor Matt Fetick is urging borough residents to email him following last night’s council vote that could put a plan to build a $15 million community center in the center of town in jeopardy.

Decision by Kennett Square council on partnering with library could set the town back decades |Jun 6, 2017

In the past few years, Kennett Square council has made decisions to set itself up for success. Its decision a few years ago to craft an ordinance permitting brewpubs, and partnering with Kennett Township on ordinances allowing for planned growth of exciting upcoming development are just two examples of that vision.

Kennett Square officials agree to partner with library on $15 million civic center, but library officials may pull out of deal |Jun 6, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Council unanimously agreed Monday night to partner with the Kennett Library on a $15 million facility that will house the library, the Kennett Square Police Department and the borough offices.

Fetick urges residents to email him to give opinion on $15 million civic center plan |Jun 6, 2017

Kennett Square Mayor Matt Fetick is urging borough residents to email him following last night’s council vote that could put a plan to build a $15 million community center in the center of town in jeopardy.

Senate passes transformative pension reform plan |Jun 5, 2017

Harrisburg>>The state Senate voted 40-9 June 5 to pass historic pension reform that Pew Charitable Trusts has said “would mitigate more risk” than reforms passed in any other state “while maintaining or improving retirement security for workers.

Newlin Township officials to act on gerrymandering |Jun 5, 2017

NEWLIN township>>At its June 12 meeting, the Newlin Township Board of Supervisors will consider again a resolution seeking to end gerrymandering in Pennsylvania by supporting legislation calling for fair, independent, nonpartisan redistricting reform.

Police capture ‘sucker punch’ suspect |Jun 5, 2017

WEST CHESTER >>The hunt for the former East Fallowfield man accused of throwing a sucker punch at a disabled man outside a West Chester convenience store has reportedly ended.

Clover Market coming to Kennett Square June 18 |Jun 5, 2017

kennett square>>The Clover Market, in partnership with Historic Kennett Square, will be popping up for the first time in Kennett Square with a Father’s Day Market on Sunday June 18, from 10 a.

Weather should be perfect for Kennett High graduation this Friday |Jun 4, 2017

Submitted photo Kennett High School graduation is this Friday, June 9 at 6 p.m. on the school grounds. The forecast is calling for a high of 74 degrees with sunny skies and a zero chance of rain.

A true patriot from Newlin Township torches the American flag |Jun 2, 2017

Vietnam veteran O’Neal is indeed a patriot.

She trains at New Garden Flying Field, and hopes to become one of the few female airline pilots |Jun 2, 2017

There are lots of women working in the airline industry, from flight attendants to gate attendants. But finding a woman in the cockpit of a plane is a rare sight indeed.

Kennett Square man admits to raping 13-year-old girl |Jun 2, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >>A borough man is being held on $150,000 cash bail after his arrest Monday on charges that he had sex with a 13-year-old girl who he had given alcohol to.