Law-enforcement teamwork applauded

Surrounded by her children, Jacob and Rebecca, Deputy District Attorney Deborah S. Ryan listens as First Assistant District Attorney Michael G. Noone explains her selection as Prosecutor of the Year.

Murder, assault, and fraud surrendered to tenacity, justice and teamwork on Friday afternoon in Courtroom One of the Justice Center. Dozens of members of law enforcement were recognized for contributions toward prosecuting some of the county’s most heinous criminals – a litany that ranged from sex abusers to assassins. Amid the mayhem, the county’s law […]


Storm prompts Super Bowl warning

With another snowstorm threatening on Super Bowl Sunday, PennDOT is warning football revelers to avoid mixing alcohol and travel. PennDOT data shows that last year in Pennsylvania on Super Bowl Sunday there were 287 crashes, with two fatalities in those crashes. Seventeen of the crashes were alcohol-related. “Many people celebrate with friends and family for […]

Concord group learns about home rule

Marita Kelley, program manager for the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, gave members of Concord Township’s Government Study Commission a brief rundown on home rule charters. Kelley’s presentation came during the GSC’s Jan. 29 meeting. Attendance was light with one supervisor — John Gillespie — and only four other residents in the audience. […]

Roadwork for week of Feb. 1

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 Feb. 1 through Feb. 8. The department recommends that motorists allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Motorists on Route 1 in both directions between […]

Veterans invited to free breakfast

All Chester County veterans and veterans’ organizations are invited to attend a free breakfast, hosted by the Chester County Department of Veterans Affairs and Chester County Recorder of Deeds Rick Loughery, on Thursday, Feb. 5. The program, which will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the West Chester University Alumni and Foundation Center, […]

Autopsy report filed in shooting death

(Updated on Jan. 30 at 1 p.m. with cause of death) The Chester County Coroner’s Office said on Friday, Jan. 30, that  a 64-year-old male from Newtown Square died Wednesday morning, Jan. 28, at the Southern Chester County Sportsmen’s & Farmers’ Association in West Marlborough Township from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. A […]

Hive of activity for new, veteran beekeepers

If you want to experience the buzz of learning about an integral part of horticulture, the 2015 Chester County Beekeeping Association’s Conference on March 14 at West Chester University will offer that opportunity. A one-day Beekeeping Basics Course will be taught by Dr. Dewey Caron, emeritus professor of entomology and wildlife at the University of […]

Dogfish to get jump on Point-to-Point

Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats is hosting a kick-off celebration for Winterthur’s Point-to-Point on Feb. 12 at its Rehoboth Beach restaurant. “Point-to-Point may not be until May 3, but we’re ready to start celebrating now,” says a promo on the Dogfish website. “We’ll be serving up some snacks, offering a raffle, and we’ll have some guest […]

Contract promises ChesCo energy savings

On Thursday, Jan. 29, the Chester County Commissioners approved a $5.9 million contract that guarantees lower energy and water use at county buildings – reductions that will produce savings that ultimately exceed the contract’s cost, officials said. The contract, outlined by Steve Fromnick, the county’s director of facilities and parks, includes conservation measures guaranteed to […]

Brewpub crews hoppin’ as opening nears

The sign is up, and officials are hopeful that Victiory at Magnolia will open on March 16.

The sign is up, and officials are hopeful that Victory at Magnolia will open on March 16.

As long as the weather cooperates, craft beer fans will be doing a Victory lap around the interior of Kennett Square’s new brewpub in approximately six weeks. With fingers crossed, Bill Covaleski, co-owner of Victory Brewing Company, said a tentative opening date of March 16 has been set for Victory at Magnolia, a 250-seat upscale […]

Concord First files against Donaghue

Members of Concord First, the citizens’ group that wants Concord Township to become a township of the first class, have filed a formal complaint against township solicitor Hugh Donaghue. Concord First’s Colette Brown said several members have filed complaints with the state Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Review Board in connection with papers filed on behalf of […]