Kennett Paper

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.

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.

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.

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.

#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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Families plant 50 trees at Anson Nixon Park |Nov 13, 2017

Kennett Square >> The Longwood Rotary Club partnered with the Kennett Area Park Authority (KAPA) to sponsor a family “Plant-A-Tree” day this past weekend at the Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square.

Chesco Dems mourn ‘hero among activists’ killed in fiery Route 202 crash |Nov 12, 2017

West Goshen >> Adam Harrison Swope, 38, of Malvern, chair of the Willistown-Malvern Democrats and executive assistant to Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone, died in a fiery accident on Route 202 Saturday afternoon.

Plenty of freebies for active and retired veterans on Saturday |Nov 10, 2017

Staff Report The following restaurants and retail establishments are offering local veterans, active and retired, free of deeply discounted food and merchandise. In some cases, veterans must be in uniform, and in all cases, veterans must present proof of service (includes: permanent or temporary US military ID cards, a DD 214, veteran’s card).

TE teachers get new 3-year pact |Nov 9, 2017

Tredyffrin Township >> The Tredyffrin/Easttown Board of School Directors approved a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the Tredyffrin/Easttown Education Association (TEEA) Wednesday night that calls for salary increases in each year and no overall change in health care.

Police officers, firefighters, retirement community partner for coat drive |Nov 7, 2017

Kennett Square >> Kennett Township Police Department and Longwood Fire Company embarked on its first ever Warm Coat Drive. The coat drive turned out to be great success with the help from the local townships and multiple nonprofit organizations in the area.

Online used auto sales plan stalls out in East Marlborough |Nov 7, 2017

East Marlborough >> The East Marlborough supervisors called John Jaros “an extremely gifted and imaginative lawyer” even as they made his life harder Monday night.

Replogle named Brandywine Red Clay Alliance Teacher of the Year |Nov 7, 2017

Kennett Square >> Kennett Consolidated School District science teacher Michael Replogle has been named the 2017 Brandywine Red Clay Alliance Teacher of the Year. Replogle, who teaches both Earth and Space Science and Advanced Placement Environmental Science, has been on the high school faculty for twenty-two years.

Kennett High fall play ‘Almost, Maine’ set Nov. 17, 18 |Nov 7, 2017

Kennett Square >> Kennett High School proudly presents Almost, Maine on Friday and Saturday, November 17 and 18.

Chester County CONTESTED School Board Races |Nov 6, 2017

Avon Grove Avon Grove School Board, Region 1

Chester County CONTESTED DJ, mayoral and municipal races |Nov 6, 2017

District Judge Races District Judge 15-1-01

Downingtown West senior earns Eagle rank |Nov 4, 2017

Jesse E Cook III, a member of Hopewell Troop 8 in Downingtown, recently received his Eagle Scout rank. As an Eagle scout, Cook has earned 21 merit badges and has served his troop in a variety of leadership roles.

Mother Nature brings perfect race weather |Nov 4, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> If love is lovelier the second time around, the same can be said for year two of the Mushroom Cap Half Marathon on Saturday.

Kennett seniors named National Merit Commended Students |Nov 2, 2017

Kennett Square >> Kennett High School has announced that seniors Jake A. Kalscheur, Nicole C. Huff, Nathan E. Dight (sitting, from back), Ryley W. Harris, Abigail D. Duckworth, Kathleen M. Schuetz, and Claire M.

Downingtown woman to face alleged eighth DUI charge |Nov 2, 2017

WEST WHITELAND >> Police asked a Downingtown woman to turn herself in because she had a warrant for a DUI charge, but a week later she was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence again.