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Test run for police: lights, sirens, popsicles

Children in the Granite Ridge complex in Kennett Township wait to climb inside a police vehicle. The event was a run-up to the Kennett Square Sixth Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

Children in the Granite Ridge complex in Kennett Township wait to climb inside a police vehicle. The event was a run-up to the Kennett Square Sixth Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

For the uninformed, an Armageddon-style event generated a deafening police response on Friday afternoon at the Granite Ridge apartment complex on McFarlan Road in Kennett Township. Five patrol cars – three from the township and two from the borough –surrounded the playground in the complex, with every flasher ablaze and all sirens blaring. But the only weapons the ...

 
 

Stroud to honor head of National Park Service

On the centennial of one of America’s greatest treasures — national parks — the 2016 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence (the SAFE Water Award) will be presented to the National Park Service and its director, Jonathan B. Jarvis. Jarvis will receive the award during the annual Water’s Edge gala to be held on Nov. 3 at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, according ...

 

Kennett Twp. lauds police, collaborations

Kennett Township Police Chief Lydell Nolt’s monthly report at the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors meeting on Wednesday, July 20, ranged from routine warnings about heat stroke to an invitation for residents to attend National Night Out festivities on Tuesday, Aug. 2, in Kennett Square. When Nolt finished his remarks, Supervisor Whitney S. Hoffman said she felt ...

 

Pennsbury passes resolutions on money

Pennsbury Township supervisors Wednesday night passed two resolutions, one that could lead to the township spending money, the other that could lead to the township getting some. The first resolution authorizes the township to join with Chester County in an attempt to ease 41 acres of land along Hillendale Road, property belonging to the Trammell family, George ...

 

Generous gesture resonates with library board

A fledgling West Chester entrepreneur snagged an impressive bounty recently as the winner of a raffle from the Kennett Library’s Adult Literacy Program. But in rejecting the prize of $350 in donated gift cards, Cornelio Guillen Nuñez was not being ungrateful. Instead, he simply wanted to give back, said Adult Literacy Program Director Filomena Elliott. Addressing ...

 

Kennett Area Dems hosting meet-and-greet

The public is invited to the grand opening of the Kennett Area Democrats' headquarters in Kennett Square on Sunday, July 24, from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Kennett Area Democrats are inviting the public to a “Meet Our Candidates” event at the grand opening of their new campaign headquarters on Sunday, July 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. Stop by the remodeled 1856 home that once served as a stop on the Underground Railroad. It is located at 119 East Linden Street in Kennett Square, across from the entrance to the parking ...

 

Borough meeting spotlights sidewalks, police

As Aalana Vasquez enjoys pizza, Kennett Square Police Officers Johnathan Ortiz (left) and Sarah London converse during the 2015 National Night Out. To Ortiz's right is Borough Councilman Geoffrey R. Bosley.

Community policing and sidewalks dominated the Kennett Square Borough Council meeting on Monday, July 18. Borough Council President Danilo P. Maffei began the meeting with a moment of silence for all of those suffering in the wake of recent incidents of violence directed at the police. During public comment, two residents extended praise to the Kennett Square Police ...

 

Grant to expand reach of water-monitoring

Citizen-science volunteers will soon be monitoring the state of threatened water sources for millions of people under the auspices of the Stroud Water Research Center. Stroud will guide the effort through a $2.5 million grant from the William Penn Foundation. The goal is to enhance citizen-science volunteer monitoring of water quality in eight regional sub-watersheds ...

 

Feds accuse Delco man of $13M fraud scheme

A Newtown Square man is accused of defrauding banks out of nearly $13 million so he could finance a lavish lifestyle that included yacht captains and luxury beach homes, a federal indictment said. The indictment, unsealed on Friday, July 15, charges George Barnard, 45, with 24 counts of wire fraud, four counts of bank fraud, and three counts of filing a false tax ...

 

Balloon Festival delivers uplifting rewards

The Harlan women (clockwise from left), Tricia, Paige, Kylie and Delaney, show off their balloon-landing treasures.

Several weeks after the 10th Annual Chester County Balloon Festival was held at New Garden Township’s Flying Field in Toughkenamon, a handful of area residents are continuing to celebrate. On Thursday, July 14, three sets of homeowners landed prizes that could be considered a windfall. After all, their good fortune was dependent in part on the weather. Because ...

 

State offers tool to avoid convention tie-ups

For those residents already getting queasy about traffic jams from the Democratic National Convention, Gov. Tom Wolf announced on Thursday, July 14, that PennDOT has launched www.511pa.com/DNC, a detailed travelers’ website. It is designed to assist residents and visitors as Philadelphia hosts the convention from Monday, July 25, to Thursday, July 28. The site is ...