Kennett Paper

KAU wins national title; play for world championship today; game televised on ESPN 2 |Aug 20, 2017

Taylor, MICH. >> There’s no better Little League team than KAU in America.


KAU Little League team is playing for the title tonight in Michigan.

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.

Richard Taylor earns Honor of Life Membership in Lions Club International |Aug 18, 2017

Kennett Square >> The honor of Life Membership in Lions Club International was recently bestowed upon Richard Taylor. This distinction can be awarded to any member of a Lions Club who has maintained active membership for twenty or more years and who has rendered outstanding service to his/her club, his/her community, or Lions Club International.

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

Brace yourself for a serious dose of Powerball mania!

KAU only US undefeated team in World Series; play for championship Saturday |Aug 17, 2017

Taylor, MI >> Dan Kane’s two-run double in the first inning and solo homer in the sixth led the KAU Little League junior stars from Kennett Square, Pennsylvania to a 5-2 win over Rutherford County, North Carolina.

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.

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.

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.

Charlottesville inevitable in the age of Trump |Aug 14, 2017

The violence that happened in Charlottesville on Saturday, Aug. 12 at a white nationalist rally is shocking and disturbing, but really not surprising.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Screentime -This is a subject I am very passionate about.

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.

La Comunidad CEO: Here’s the best kept secret for fixing health care access |Jul 20, 2017

This week we watched the effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) fall short of the support needed in the Senate. Now, efforts to repeal the ACA are at a standstill. Why? Because people of all political leanings understand that losing healthcare, either because it becomes too expensive or because there are simply no service providers, will leave millions of Americans without options for care.

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.

Hiking, biking trail network nears reality in Kennett Township |Jul 20, 2017

Kennett Township>> Kennett Township’s longstanding vision of a regional trails network just took another long step off the planning table and into the real world.

Kennett youth to represent Pa. at Children’s Congress |Jul 20, 2017

Kennett Square>>Ryan Baker is one of nearly 160 kids selected from across the U.S. to advocate for type 1 diabetes research in Washington, D.C. --

Strode’s Mill sign may be gone, but it lives on at nearby house |Jul 19, 2017

EAST BRADFORD>>Although motorists traveling along Route 52 at Birmingham Road no longer are able to see the iconic Strode’s Mill sign, a replica of that sign isn’t too far away.

Kelsey Jackson named Employee of the Month at Kennett YMCA |Jul 19, 2017

Kennett SQUARE>>Kelsey Jackson, aquatics director at the Kennett Area YMCA, has been named Employee of the Month.

After 25 years and hundreds of weddings, Kennett Fire Co. discovers it does not own land used by bridal parties |Jul 18, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE>> For 25 years, bridal parties have enjoyed the outdoors on land across the street from the Kennett Fire Co. No. 1. Brides and grooms have gotten their photos taken at the gazebo and the beautiful gardens there.

10,000 Maniacs to play at the 2017 Mushroom Festival in benefit for Kennett Flash |Jul 18, 2017

Kennett Square>>One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the past three and a half decades, the 10,000 Maniacs, will play the 2017 Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square, PA on Saturday September 9th, 2017 at the Special Events Tent.

Kennett Square council considering selling land for new Kennett Library |Jul 18, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE>>Kennett Library officials are determined to begin the process of building a new, state-of-the-art library in downtown Kennett Square but there’s just one hitch -- the borough needs a 22,000-square-foot piece of land owned by the borough.

Kennett Square should give land to library so it can build |Jul 17, 2017

Now that the plan to construct a multi-purpose civic center in Kennett Square is dead, Kennett Square Council is considering a request from officials at the Kennett Library to sell land Kennett Square owns in the center of town “at a reasonable cost.