Applied Belief: God doesn’t need you

Merry Christmas! Yes, it is that time of year again. It is truly amazing that we are less than 30 days from a new year. It has been a long year and many are excited to celebrate Christmas and move on to 2017. With a new year comes new challenges, but also the opportunity once more to try to keep and achieve some resolutions that you have tried every new year. As we ...

 

Award reinforces legacy of child advocacy

Allie Pless (from left), Karyn Pless and Will Pless display the the John J. Crane Allied Professional Award.

Allie Pless (from left), Karyn Pless and Will Pless display the the John J. Crane Allied Professional Award.

When the prosecutor tried to speak to the young child about the abuse she had suffered, the girl quickly crawled under a table. Undaunted, the assistant district attorney followed suit, ultimately gaining her trust. Peggy Gusz, executive director of the Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc., (CVC) said that image represented one of her earliest memories of ...

Council names new DelCo emergency director

Delaware County Council formally announced a new emergency services director during its weekly meeting on Nov. 30. Veteran career firefighter and homeland security professional Timothy Boyce will take over as director of emergency services and emergency management, replacing Edwin Truitt who retired after 40 years of dedicated service to the county. Boyce, whose ...

Chester County taxes up for 2017

The Chester County Commissioners unanimously approved the 2017 budget this week, reflecting an increase of 4.95 percent. The budget calls for $460,094,845 in operating expenses and $87,504,129 for its capital budget. The 4.95 percent increase in county real estate taxes comes to an additional $34.44 for a median assessed property value of $166,630. “The County has ...

Roadwork for week of Dec. 3

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Dec. 3 through Dec. 9. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Route 322 West — Conchester Highway — will be closed for fiber optic installation ...

Straw gun buy leads to 10 years in jail

District Attorney Jack Whelan announced yesterday James Cimabue, 26, of Chester Heights, was sentenced five-to-10 years in a state correctional facility for the illegal transfer and straw purchase of firearms. Cimabue was sentenced under the Brad Fox Law, which mandates a minimum sentence of five years in state prison for the offense. The arrest comes at the ...

Development gets preliminary approval

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday gave preliminary approval for Wonderland Farms, a proposed planned residential development along Oakland Road. The vote was 2-0 with Supervisor Noelle Barbone abstaining. The development — proposed by Harrier LLC, a Grace Family development company — calls for 22 new single-family homes on the west side of Oakland Road and ...

Around Town Dec. 1

• The Center for the Creative Arts presents “Landscapes and Birds in Multimedia” by artist, Emily A. Reed as part of its Corridor 410 Gallery monthly art exhibits. The exhibit runs from Dec. 5, through Jan. 27. Artists reception is Thursday, Dec. 15, 7-9 p.m. at the Center for the Creative Arts at 410 Snuff Mill Row, Yorklyn, DE 19736. Work may be viewed during ...

UHS Sports Shorts Dec. 1

Cross Country: On Saturday, Nov. 26, senior Anna Juul placed second in the eight-state Northeast regional race in Bowdoin Park, N.Y. to qualify for this Saturday's National Championship Race in Portland Oregon.  Sophomore Madison McGovern finished 31st to end a terrific sophomore cross-country season. Girls Varsity Ice Hockey: The girls ice hockey team beat Radnor on ...

Blood bank looking for holiday heroes

The holiday season is a joyous time for most, but for those facing life threatening illnesses and unexpected emergency situations, it’s anything but joyous. This season, Blood Bank of Delmarva is reminding everyone in our community that the need for blood never takes a holiday and that incidences where massive amounts of blood are needed to save lives can happen in ...

PennDOT: Holiday crashes dip; DUI arrests rise

Although Thanksgiving holiday crashes handled by state police decreased this year, DUI arrests saw an increase from 2015. The Pennsylvania State Police investigated 931 crashes during the five-day Thanksgiving holiday driving period from Nov. 23 through Nov. 27. The total represented a decrease of 8.1 percent compared to the 1,013 crashes investigated during the ...