Fatal courthouse shooting ruled justified

The fatal shooting of a Coatesville man by a deputy sheriff on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the Chester County Justice Center has been ruled justified, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said on Thursday, Aug. 27. “The deputy sheriffs responded appropriately and professionally to this attack,” said Hogan in a press release. He said it was regrettable that “a man has ...

 

DelCo Council: Storm-damage aid is available

Two months after a severe thunderstorm ripped through Delaware County, causing extensive damage, County Council welcomed news that storm-ravaged areas are now eligible for state assistance. County Council Chairman Mario J. Civera Jr. announced Wednesday, Aug. 26, that Gov. Tom Wolf had issued a Proclamation of Disaster Emergency Aug. 24 that enables the county and ...

‘Mega decorator’ to co-chair Winterthur show

An award-winning interior designer, dubbed a “mega decorator” by the Wall Street Journal, is coming to the area. Thomas Jayne, named to Architectural Digest’s 2014 AD 100 Top Designers, will share his insights on contemporary design and decoration as the keynote speaker and honorary co-chair of Winterthur’s 52nd Annual Delaware Antiques Show, a Winterthur press ...

New photo book on Chadds Ford history

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Phyllis Recca wasn’t quite satisfied with a photo exhibit that had been on display at the Chadds Ford Historical Society. So, she decided to do something about it. The exhibit was a series of photographs that showed scenes from around Chadds Ford during the early and middle parts of the 20th century, but that was as far as it went. Recca, who runs the society’s store ...

Photo of the Week: August Morning

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Colors shine boldly along the Brandywine under a bright August sun.

Adopt-a-Pet: Dolce

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Dolce is a 6-year-old, female, terrier mix Are you looking for the happiest girl in the world? Well, stop looking, you have found me. I was recently surrendered to the shelter through no fault of my own and still manage to be happy and love everyone I meet. The kennel is a little confining for someone like me who has had a home to wander through, so sometimes my cage ...

Police Log Aug. 27: Indecent exposure; stolen car recovered; martial arts theft

• Indecent exposure charges are pending against a 26-year-old West Grove man. Police said the suspect — whom they did not identify — exposed himself to a 33-year-old woman from Media in the Brinton Lake shopping center on Aug. 21, at 5:14 p.m. • Matthew D. Nolt, 21, of Lebanon, Pa., and Danijela S. Podgorski, 28, of Downingtown, were both charged with following too ...

Around Town Aug. 27

• It’s a Picnic in the Park as John Wellington and Dan Foster, Democratic Party candidates for Concord Township supervisor, hold a joint fundraiser at the Newlin Grist Mill on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 1-4 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults, $10 for children. There will be a picnic lunch, live music and games. For tickets, go to https://goo.gl/UfTCUo • Human trafficking ...

Mind Matters: Letter to first time fathers

Consider this an open letter from expectant grandmother to all newly expectant fathers. Sleepless nights lead me to write this. Yes, there is research to confirm what I write but what I write is from my experience and my heart. With the advent of a grandchild, I am reliving my own pregnancies and the early years of child raising. Note that the expectant mother you ...

Free Your Space: Just zip it

The zip-top plastic bag is the best invention ever. There, I said it. Well, it’s at least a close second to ice cream or the Internet. At a conference I attended for professional organizers a few years ago, this was the item most voted for when asked “What organizing tool would you want with you if you were stranded on a desert island.” Zip-top baggies (ZipLocs® are ...

Deputy recovering; courthouse reopens

On June 27, a 34-year-old Coatesville man who died Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the Chester County Justice Center, altered his Facebook page. Curtis Smith changed his profile picture to a roaring lion and his cover photo to a white dove accompanied by the word “shalom.” The apparent contradiction represents one of many lingering questions about Smith’s state of mind ...