NWS: Aim to prevent frozen pipes, fingers

The National Weather Service (NWS) has renewed its warning about the Arctic blast poised to grip the region this coming weekend, and added a new development: the possibility of a major storm on Monday night, Feb. 15. The most dangerous cold weather is expected on Saturday, Feb. 13, and Sunday, Feb. 14. Temperatures will be dropping during the daytime on Saturday with ...

 

Chesco hits triple with bond ratings again

The Chester County Commissioners are celebrating another financial trifecta – the reaffirmation of three separate triple-A bond ratings – an accomplishment that carries an added distinction this year. The latest recognition marks the 10th year that Chester County has earned – and maintained – the highest possible rating status. It is the only county in Pennsylvania ...

Worker at V.A. hospital accused of tax fraud

An employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Hospital in Coatesville was indicted on Thursday, Feb. 11, by federal officials. Martin W. Kennedy, 68, is accused of preparing false tax returns and theft of government property, said U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger in a press release. According to an indictment filed on Tuesday, Feb. 9, Kennedy prepared ...

Chesco fee seen as bridge to safer travel

With a unanimous vote, the Chester County Commissioners gave new meaning to the concept of bridging financial gaps at their meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11. The commissioners voted to charge an additional $5 fee for vehicle registrations, a move that has already been adopted in seven other Pennsylvania counties, including Bucks and Philadelphia. The commissioners said ...

Plans for 38 Chadds Ford homes unveiled

An idea that could lead to the development of 38 new homes along Oakland Road, has finally reached the Chadds Ford Planning Commission as an engineered plan. Wonderland Farms, a planned residential development proposed by Harrier LLC, a Grace family business entity, if approved, would lead to the construction of 23 new single-family dwellings on the west side of ...

Preparing to bid adieu to registration stickers

At the invitation of PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards, legislators and law enforcement officers received a demonstration on Wednesday, Feb. 10, of Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) technology that provides law enforcement a better tool to verify expired vehicle registrations. “License plate reader technology allows a single law enforcement officer to ...

Around Town Feb. 11

• The Kennett Area Senior Center sponsors free tax assistance to middle and low-income taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older. AARP volunteers will be available for appointments on Tuesdays, Feb. 16 and 23; and Fridays, Feb. 12, 19 and 26. The times are from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and are by appointment only. Please contact the KASC at 610-444-4819 to ...

Academic Acknowledgment

• Kayla Rebecca Jurchak, of Chadds Ford, a sophomore majoring in psychology, was named a presidential scholar for the fall 2015 semester at Clarkson University. Presidential scholars must achieve a minimum 3.80 grade-point average and carry at least 14 credit hours. • Shannon Dalle Pazze, of Chadds Ford, was named to the dean’s list at Widener University Delaware Law ...

Adopt-a-Pet Feb. 11

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Come meet all the wonderful animals available now for adoption at the Brandywine Valley SPCA. All featured pets are “Name Your Price” adoption fee until Monday, Feb. 16. For those not ready to adopt, they can sponsor a pet and provide a safe place for our companions to rest until they find their forever homes. Help us give them a second chance at a fresh start.  Gus ...

NWS: Brace for bitterly cold temperatures

A bitterly cold air mass will settle over much of the central and eastern part of the country over the next several days. Well below normal temperatures and cold wind chills will be common, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Though temperatures will be turning colder over the next two days, the worst of the frigid air will occur on Saturday and Sunday. ...

U-CF seeks input on UHS ranking system

This topic should rank high for parents of high school students as the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District moves toward eliminating a longstanding practice of reporting students’ decile rankings to colleges. The public is invited to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the high school LGI room. Attendees will hear about the ...