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Battle continues to protect Revolutionary sites

A series of maps shows significant landmarks, including troop movements and encampments, related to the Battle of the Brandywine on Sept. 11, 1777.

A series of maps shows significant landmarks, including troop movements and encampments, related to the Battle of the Brandywine on Sept. 11, 1777.

For area residents, it has become increasingly difficult to avoid treading on hallowed ground – mainly because the footprint of the Brandywine Battlefield continues to grow. That increase has occurred in large part from the efforts of the Brandywine Battlefield Task Force. Formed in1993 with municipal, state, and federal representatives along with nonprofit ...

 
 

New animal control policy in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township now has a new animal control policy. Brandywine Veterinary Hospital — on Route 1 in Chadds Ford — now has an agreement with several Delaware County municipalities to house stray dogs that are picked up by the township animal control officer. Township Manager Amanda Serock said township residents who have lost a dog should make a series of phone ...

 

Unionville grad a 7th-round NHL draft pick

Ryan Lohin, 20, of Pennsbury Township, who has been skating since age 5, is thrilled to be a 7th-round NHL draft pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

A 2014 Unionville High graduate resident celebrated his birthday a bit early this year. The day before Ryan Lohin of Pennsbury Township turned 20, he got the gift of his dreams: On Saturday, June 25, he was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the seventh round of the National Hockey League draft, the 208th overall prospect. “It was amazing and very, very ...

 

Pair pleads guilty to falsifying Delco deeds

Two Chester residents pleaded guilty on Wednesday, June 29, to all charges against them relating to a multi-year conspiracy to file false deeds on homes throughout Delaware County. Steven Hameed, 57, and Darnell Young, 48, also admitted filing false tax forms against judges, law enforcement, and other government employees to try to intimidate and harass them in the ...

 

Former CCHS leader moving to Stroud center

The Chester County Historical Society has announced the departure of its former acting president. David Reinfeld, who served six years as the vice president for development, a year as interim president, and 1½ years as acting president, has accepted a position as director of campaign programs/major gifts for the Stroud Water Research Center in Avondale, said a CCHS ...

 

Lenape Bridge stretch of Rt. 52 closing – again

The area’s saga of troubled bridges will continue on Friday, July 8, when a section of Route 52 containing the Lenape Bridge closes – yet again – between Creek and Pocopson roads in Pocopson Township. East Penn Railroad LLC is scheduled to do resurfacing from 6 p.m. on Friday, July 8, through 5 a.m. on Monday, July 11, according to Brad E. Rudolph, a PennDOT ...

 

Child-care center, security system get OKs

Two agenda items that prompted delays at previous meetings of the Pocopson Township Board of Supervisors received unanimous approval on Monday, June 27. The supervisors first approved a preliminary land development plan for the Riverside Daycare Partnership’s proposal for a Ducklings Early Learning Center on Winston Lane in the Riverside at Chadds Ford community. ...

 

Valley Forge chapel seeking repair funds

The Washington Memorial Chapel – built as a tribute to General George Washington and the Continental soldiers who survived the brutal winter encampment at Valley Forge in 1778-1779 – is now fighting its own battle. The chapel in Valley Forge Park, a place of worship and an iconic tribute to America’s patriots, is in need of immediate restoration and preservation, ...

 

Teen driving miscues prompt personal letter

PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards is using a personal approach in a new program aimed at delivering an important safety message to young drivers who are convicted of moving traffic violations. Recently, drivers age 16 through 20 cited for driving infractions received a personal letter from Richards reminding them of the importance of obeying the law and the ...

 

DA thanks Cigna for naloxone replenishment

If naloxone had been available to rock star Prince the day he died in April, he might have been revived – just as he had been days earlier, according to published reports. His death, another casualty of the epidemic of opioid addiction, continues to focus attention on the importance of naloxone, which reverses the effects of overdoses caused by heroin and ...

 

Taking aim against hidden wounds of crisis

Accompanied by County Commissioners Terence Farrell (from left, front row), Michelle Kichline and Kathi Cozzone (right), Chaplain Jerry Schwartz holds a proclamation for National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month. Behind them are members of the county's Critical Incident Stress Management Team.

For the many hundreds of first responders operating daily in Chester County, the possibility of injury accompanies every call. But sometimes it’s “the invisible wounds that can be more devastating,” the county commissioners were told at their Sunshine meeting on Tuesday, June 21. The speaker was Chaplain Jerry Schwartz, the coordinator of Chester County’s Critical ...