‘March on the Brandywine’ hits winning notes

The Kennett High School band performs its show, "What If?" during the March on the Brandywine at Unionville High.

From the quirky vibe of Kennett High’s “What If?” to the romantic sounds of Downingtown West’s “Romeo and Juliet: Undead,” a plethora of bands presented the ultimate half-time show to an appreciative crowd at Unionville High’s March on the Brandywine on Friday night. The musical extravaganza, now in its sixth year, featured the shows of [...]

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PA high court to hear Concord First appeal

***This story has been updated*** The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of Concord First regarding that group’s desire for a question to be placed on the November ballot. In July, the citizens’ group filed a petition with more than 900 signatures — more than the 582 needed — that asked whether [...]

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Ebola information

The Chester County Health Department now has a Web page — http://chesco.org/index.aspx?NID=2837 — regarding the Ebola virus. The site provides information on symptoms, transmission and precautions. People may also sign up to receive Chester County updates on Ebola.

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At Longwood, mums to offer shout-out to color

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Visitors to Longwood Gardens early this week will see an uncommon sight: lots of buds. However, by Saturday, Oct. 25 – as if on cue – they will become a profusion of vibrant hues as more than 80,000 chrysanthemums take center stage. The annual Chrysanthemum Festival at the gardens will run through Nov. 23, transforming the [...]

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Bomb threat at school proves unfounded

A bomb threat prompted Kennett Township Police to evacuate an elementary school on Friday morning, Oct, 17, a threat that ultimately proved unfounded. Police said they responded to Greenwood Elementary at 10:38 a.m. after a school employee found a note in a restroom. The written note implied a threat to “blow” up the school, a [...]

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Chadds Ford sisters score big in ballet

Clockwise from top left: Anastasia, Azelie, Philomena and Catherine Faia.

Clockwise from top left: Anastasia, Azelie, Philomena and Catherine Faia.

Dancing might not be the end-all-be-all for four sisters in Chadds Ford Township, but they’re apparently good at it. Sisters Anastasia, Azelie, and Catherine Faia took a variety of top 10 finishes in the World Ballet Art Competition last month. Philomena Faia, 19, also won a traineeship with the Colorado Ballet in an American Ballet [...]

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Pocopson woman accused of scam

In a 2009 news report, a Pocopson Township woman attributed her success in starting a real estate company in 2006 to her ability to rebound from a bad divorce and identify theft. By 2011, the Philadelphia Inquirer listed her company, EXIT Realty “Tri-State Group,” as one of the top 20 small companies as ranked by [...]

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Roadwork for the week of Oct. 19

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Oct. 19 through Oct. 26. PennDOT recommends that motorists allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. The Delaware River Port Authority [...]

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Pennsbury poised for $4M open-space deal

For more than a decade, three parcels of land adjacent to the Pennsbury Township building have maintained an uncertain future, spawning litigation and raising fears of congestion. On Oct. 15, the supervisors capped an unusally lengthy meeting fraught with zoning issues with news that prompted applause: The township intends to preserve the long-disputed land and [...]

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Politics on the menu at chamber luncheon

In addition to salad, an entrée and dessert, the menu at the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce fall lunch at Hartfeld Country Club included six helpings of politicians. There were three incumbent Republicans currently representing the 13th, 158th and 160th Legislative Districts as well as their three Democratic Party challengers. The theme for the [...]

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Tax increase questioned in Birmingham

When Birmingham Township supervisors began their public discussion of the 2015 general fund budget, they started with the assumption that the current 1.6 mill property tax would remain the same. But that became questionable by the end of the Oct. 15 discussion. As board members added to the anticipated expense side of the budget, Supervisor [...]

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