Massage therapist a ‘classic sexual predator’

A Chadds Ford massage therapist was determined to be a sexually violent predator and ordered to spend 7 to 14 years in state prison. On Monday, July 28, Chester County Court Judge David Bortner imposed the sentence on William Eric Webb, 42, of Pennsbury Township, following testimony during a nearly four-hour hearing. A jury found [...]


Methods clash to change Concord government

Two different movements to change the structure of Concord Township government bumped heads during a special supervisors’ meeting on July 28. Supervisors voted to send a ballot question to the Delaware County Election Board that would ask voters in November whether they want a commission established to study possible changes. The same day, a citizens’ [...]

PennDOT road report for the week of July 28

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 July 28 through August 3. PennDOT recommends that motorists allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Lane closures will occur on [...]

Chadds Ford Vietnam Memorial stolen


The Chadds Ford Vietnam Memorial was stolen sometime in the overnight hours between Wednesday, July 23 to Thursday, July 24. Pennsylvania State Police are investigating, but there’s been no official word from the police as yet. The memorial, a cannon on a stone base, was dedicated on Nov. 11, 1966 and is believed to be [...]

CCIU: U-CF admin faultless in residency controversy

The Chester County Intermediate Unit has found no fault with any current Unionville-Chadds Ford School District administrator or board member with regard to a residency issue that led to the early resignation of a board member in October. On July 22, the unit issued a report on its nearly five-month investigation of the matter, saying [...]

Remembering Charles F. Patton


When Charles F. Patton retired in 1992 after 35 years in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, officials concluded that the man who had served as principal of Unionville Middle School since its inception in 1973 deserved to have his name on the building. Thus, Patton became the first and only educator in the district to [...]

Wine boutique brandyWINES opens in Barn Shoppes


There is a place where yoga and wine come together, almost literally, in the Barn Shoppes of Chadds Ford. On the second floor of Transcend Yoga is the new wine boutique, brandyWINES. It’s the idea of Dorothy O’Connell, a 30-plus-year federal employee who loves the Chadds Ford area and wanted to sell wine. The little [...]

Cooking up some history at Brandywine


History comes alive during the summer camp at the Brandywine Battlefield Park. Former battlefields turn into theaters of spirited reenactment and the museums double as classrooms. It’s all in the name of preserving, teaching, and understanding American history as America fought to become a unified nation. The result is that campers between the grades of [...]

KAU 18-year-olds in World Series again


Mike Robinson’s been coaching baseball for 20 years, 15 at KAU Little League.  It’s taken him that long to reach his first World Series. Last year his District 28 All-Stars—comprised of the best 18-years-old and under baseball players from Chester County—fell one game short. But some of the young men he’s coaching on the 2014 [...]

Adopt-a-Pet: Hope


My name is Hope and I’m a 4-year-old spayed female domestic shorthair. I was brought to the Chester County SPCA in February and it’s hard to believe that a lovely girl like me has not been adopted yet. You can’t help but fall in love with me as soon as you see me. I have [...]

Photo of the Week: On a Clear Day


On a clear day, details come alive.

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