Kennett Paper

Volunteers pack book bags for underprivileged students in Avon Grove, Oxford, Unionville and Kennett school districts |Aug 12, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> Hundreds of underprivileged students in three southern Chester County school districts will not go to school unprepared this year thanks to a Longwood Rotary Club book bag project.

Patriot Day Concert continues tradition of grassroots giving |Aug 10, 2018

Oxford >> On Sept. 9, at 3 p.m., a Patriot Day Remembrance will be held in Oxford.

Police quell two situations in which guns displayed on Coatesville street |Aug 10, 2018

Coatesville >> Coatesville police quickly controlled two situations involving two different men who waived handguns openly on the same street.

Man arrested in connection with West Chester robbery |Aug 10, 2018

West Chester >> A Cheyney man was arrested in connected with a robbery of a West Chester residence on Dec. 18, 2017.

West Chester resident first Hispanic to lead Philly federal court |Aug 9, 2018

West Chester >> Juan R. Sánchez, a West Chester resident, was sworn in earlier this month as Chief Judge of the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is the first Hispanic to lead the court in its 229-year history.

Police officers in West Goshen get free pizzas as token of support |Aug 8, 2018

WEST GOSHEN >> West Goshen police officers found out just how much the community cares about the service they provide when a local business stopped by to deliver pizzas to them for lunch.

Free vision screenings, face painting, Zumba at LCH Aug. 10 |Aug 8, 2018

Kennett Square >> In honor of National Health Center Week, La Comunidad Hispana and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health will host the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Journey on Friday, Aug.

Two Chester County Catholic elementary schools to remain open, board rules |Aug 8, 2018

West Grove >> Both Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary School in Oxford and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Elementary School in West Grove will remain open, the Office of Catholic Education announced Wednesday.

Police seek missing Coatesville teen |Aug 8, 2018

Coatesville >> Madison Anderson of Coatesville is missing, police say, but is still in contact with her parents. The 17-year-old who goes by the nickname “Madi” was last seen early Monday morning near her home in Coatesville.

Kimmel to resign as East Marlborough supervisor |Aug 7, 2018

East Marlborough >> Christine Kimmel, the first female supervisor ever elected in East Marlborough Township, will resign effective Sept. 7.

Royal Farms has sight set on East Marlborough location |Aug 7, 2018

East Marlborough >> A Royal Farms convenience store as well as a medical office and possibly retail space is being considered for a 9-acre site on the south side of Route 1, opposite of Applebee’s Restaurant and where a Citgo gas station once operated.

Parkesburg couple pleads guilty in hanging deaths of dogs at kennel |Aug 6, 2018

Parkesburg >> A Chester County couple pleaded guilty to numerous charges surrounding the hanging deaths of two female dogs at a kennel they operated in Parkesburg, according to the Pennsylvania SPCA.

Rock The Park set Aug. 18 in Kennett Square |Aug 6, 2018

Kennett Square >> The Anson B. Nixon Park is hosting Rock the Park, a ticketed live music concert by local sensation Love Seed Mama Jump on Saturday, August 18. Concert gates open at 3 p.m. and the show runs from 4 p.

Police seek burglar who breaks into West Chester homes to steal undergarments |Aug 6, 2018

West Chester >> West Chester police are looking for the person who has been breaking into homes and stealing female undergarments.

Troop 22 Unionville scouts earn Eagle rank |Aug 5, 2018

East Marlborough >> Boy Scout Troop 22 in Unionville honored two new Eagle Scouts, Kerry Blecher and Lazarus Bradley, at a special Court of Honor held at the Unionville Elementary School. Kerry, the son of Craig Blecher and Angela Bond –Blecher, is a recent graduate of Unionville High School where he was an active member of the Unionville Speech and Debate Club.

Kindergarten readiness project in Kennett has mushroomed! |Aug 4, 2018

It is amazing when a community gathers as a systemic network what can be accomplished. The Kindergarten Readiness Project, which came together last fall has built a force that is providing a stream of interventions towards meeting the need of families and children, who turn five-year olds by September 30th and will be starting school.

West Marlborough man claims road rager responsible for racist attack |Aug 4, 2018

west chester >> John Rodgers wants you to know that he is not a racist.

Dinniman calls for animal protection legislation at Kindness Festival |Aug 3, 2018

West Brandywine >> State Senator Andy Dinniman recently discussed his efforts to strengthen animal welfare laws and end puppy mills in Pennsylvania at the third Annual Kindness Festival at West Brandywine Park.

Column: Why are so many people unable to have intimate relationships? |Aug 3, 2018

How many of us walk around this planet with a closed heart—unable to feel love and connection? We say “I love you”—but don’t really know what it is.

COLUMN: Climate change is real, it’s time to do something about it |Aug 3, 2018

Over eight years ago, my third grade teacher at Unionville Elementary School, Mrs. Oldenski, assigned my class to write a persuasive piece of writing. My eight year old self wrote an outstanding exposé about why carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions were pushing polar bears to extinction.

From broken family to U.S. Marine, the Kennett Garage is the difference for this man |Aug 2, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> Like many children of immigrant families, Tony Gomez Bustos had it rough early in life.But things started to change when he enlisted while in sixth-grade at the Garage Youth Center in Kennett Square, a facility staffed with community volunteers that empowers youth to pursue their dreams.

Soliciting just got a lot easier in Kennett Township |Aug 2, 2018

Kennett Township >> Door-to-door salespeople got what they wanted in Kennett Township, but maybe they should have been careful what they wished for.

Applications for Longwood Gardens Fellows program now open |Aug 2, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> Applications are now available for the Longwood Gardens Fellows Program, a 13-month residential learning experience focused on building the leadership capacity of high-potential public horticulture professionals.

Charges reduced for New Garden dentist charged in sex assault |Aug 1, 2018

WEST CHESTER >> A southern Chester County dentist who had been accused of sexually assaulting a woman who had come to his New Garden office for a job interview pleaded guilty on Wednesday to reduced charges and was given probation as part of a plea agreement.

Coroner: Fatal drug overdoses a problem in Chester County |Jul 31, 2018

West Chester >> Last year, an estimated 62,000 people died from opioid related overdoses -- about 170 every day in the United States -- up 48 percent from 42,000 deaths in 2016. Drug overdoses now represent the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50 and life expectancy has fallen.

Woman, 21, arrested after assaulting police officer |Jul 31, 2018

West Chester >> A Lincoln University woman was arrested following a high-speed pursuit during which she allegedly assaulted a police officer.

Angelo Delvalle named Employee of the Month at Kennett YMCA |Jul 30, 2018

Kennett Square >> Angelo Delvalle, custodian at the Kennett Area YMCA, has been named Employee of the Month

Unionville grad earns Eagle Scout honor |Jul 29, 2018

West Goshen >> Boy Scout Troop 22 in Unionville recently honored its 194th Eagle Scout, Troy Macie, at a special Court of Honor held at the Coopersmith Park in West Goshen Township. Troy is the son of Rene Macie and Sheila Ryan-Macie, and is a recent graduate of the Unionville High School.

Mother of woman slain in road rage incident fights against gun violence |Jul 28, 2018

WEST GOSHEN>>While the mother of road rage victim Bianca Nikol Roberson is experiencing emptiness, she is making the best of a terrible situation and fighting back against gun violence.

Study: West Chester bike race provides strong economic impact |Jul 27, 2018

West Chester >> From pumping money into the economies of small towns to revitalizing disinvested areas in large cities, bike racing and cycling in general are breathing economic life into many communities throughout the United States.

Pop-up Biergarten coming to Malvern Aug. 30 |Jul 27, 2018

Malvern >> Thanks to the overwhelming community response to its first Biergarten, Historic Sugartown has once again teamed up with Malvern-based Locust Lane Craft Brewery and Chaddsford Winery to offer another Pop-Up Biergarten on Thursday, Aug.

Unionville teacher receives Fulbright Award |Jul 27, 2018

Washington D.C. >> The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced that Sandra Litvin of Unionville High School in Kennett Square, has been offered a Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms grant.

Local legislators join fight to bring clean energy solutions |Jul 26, 2018

West Chester >> On Wednesday night, PennEnvironment was joined by state Sen. Andy Dinniman, D-19, state Rep. Carolyn Comitta, D-156, Mayor Dianne Herrin, and West Chester University Director of Sustainability, Bradley Flamm, to hold a clean energy forum promoting clean energy solutions and calling on Pennsylvania to transition to 100 percent renewable energy as quickly as possible.

Man arrested after police observe drug transaction in New Garden |Jul 26, 2018

New GArden >> Kenneth A. Taylor, age 26, of Newark, Del. was arrested and charged with violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act (Act 64) and with Criminal Attempt to possess a controlled substance, following an incident that occurred on July 6 at 10:30 a.

LCH opens new Women’s Health Center in Jennersville |Jul 26, 2018

JENNERSVILLE >> For women who are pregnant, or those with health issues and no ability to pay for quality health care, there’s now somewhere to turn.

Community shows support for Chesco deputy battling cancer |Jul 25, 2018

West Chester >> Mother Nature, the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, police departments from one end of Pennsylvania to the other, and members of the public successfully collaborated on Sunday, July 22, to stage a massive fundraiser.

Chesco maintains rating one of top digital counties in nation |Jul 25, 2018

West Chester >> Chester County’s increased advancement in digital technology has earned a top 10 ranking among America’s 3,000-plus counties. The Center for Digital Government (CDG) and National Association of Counties (NACo) have placed Chester County as ninth in the nation for best technology practices, including initiatives that save tax dollars, boost transparency, focus on cyber security and citizen engagement.

Kennett Library offering free community calendar |Jul 25, 2018

Kennett Square >> The Kennett Library unveiled its new online Community Calendar, a dynamic searchable listing of local events that can be posted for free by local organizations wishing to publicize their activities.

Family Game Night coming to Kennett Square |Jul 25, 2018

Kennett Square >> The Market at Liberty Place has teamed up with “What We Do Events” to present Family Game Night on Thursday August 2nd at The Market at Liberty Place in downtown Kennett Square.

Rump Roasters now open at Market at Liberty Place in Kennett |Jul 25, 2018

Kennett Square >> Rump Roasters, a sandwich shop, is now open at The Market at Liberty Place in Kennett Square. Owner and operator, Carlos E. Vargas, also owns Kaboburritos which is located within The Market at Liberty Place as well.

Rudy Karkosak: The gift that keeps on giving |Jul 25, 2018

Early in our friendship, Dr. Rudy Karkosak told me his story of Happy Harry, who tried to give Wilmington High School a significant amount of money in memory of his wonderful experience there when Clarence Fulmer, my Sunday School Teacher, was the Principal.

EXCLUSIVE: West Chester-based cab service ending Aug. 1; 18 to lose jobs |Jul 25, 2018

WEST CHESTER >> Rainbow Cab Co. in West Chester, which provides tens of roughly 56,000 rides annually to people,Share especially senior citizens, will discontinue cab service permanently Aug. 1 after 34 years in business.

PennDOT wins award for Route 926 bridge construction |Jul 23, 2018

Pocopson Township >> The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is this year’s winner of the Transportation Demand Management Award for Connectivity from the Transportation Management Association of Chester County (TMACC) for its work to improve and reconstruct the bridge carrying Route 926 over Brandywine Creek in Birmingham and Pocopson townships, Chester County.

West Bradford woman, 67, swindled out of $328,000 |Jul 23, 2018

West Bradford >> A 67-year-old West Bradford was swindled out of more than $328,000, police said.

Coatesville man killed in three-vehicle crash in Kennett |Jul 22, 2018

Kennett Township >> A Coatesville man was killed in a violent three-vehicle crash Saturday on Kennett Pike.

Why are there so many hateful people in the world? |Jul 22, 2018

In a report released by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University there was a 12 1/2 percent increase in incidents of hate crimes, as reported by police in 2017 in Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, and San Jose California.

Kennett Township’s soliciting ordinance will be downgraded |Jul 22, 2018

Kennett Townshhip >> Kennett Township will have to weaken its soliciting ordinance in the face of an unwinnable legal challenge.

Special needs theatre group readies ‘The Lion King’ in Unionville |Jul 22, 2018

East Marlborough >> A group of young people with special needs who do not ordinarily perform on stage will show their talents in the production of “The Lion King” next weekend.

Largest mushroom farm in the Mushroom Capital |Jul 22, 2018

In the book, “The Story of Kennett: Shaping Our Future One Child at a Time,” Bob George and Joan Holliday interviewed Michael Pia, Co-CEO of South Mill. Following is an excerpt from his interview: