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D.A.: Pocopson Home nurse stole drugs

In 2015, administrators at the Pocopson Home, a county-run nursing home on Route 52 in Pocopson Township, began noticing the disappearance of morphine and other controlled substances, prosecutors said. On Tuesday, July 28, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the arrest of a licensed practical nurse who had worked at the facility. Carolyn A. Howett, ...

 
 

Barnard House project prompts ethics review

The historic Barnard House, once an Underground Railroad refuge, continued to spark spirited debate in Pocopson Township, dominating the agenda at Monday night’s supervisors’ meeting. Amid some impassioned and sometimes rancorous rhetoric, Supervisors’ Chairman Barney Leonard and Supervisor Ricki Stumpo made some key decisions about the project, which involves ...

 

Revolving door swings again for library board

Despite overtures aimed at overcoming past baggage, the Kennett Library board continues to experience obstacles to an expansion plan that has been discussed — but not resolved — for more than a decade. In the past month, both Kennett Township and the Borough of Kennett Square rejected a suggestion — already enacted by Pocopson Township — to cut off funding for the ...

 

Concord resident seeks supervisors’ ouster

Dan Levin, a member of Concord First and a 2013 Democratic Party candidate for supervisor, is calling for the resignation of two supervisors and the township solicitor, alleging conflict of interest and misappropriation of funds. Levin said he would be calling for Dominic Pileggi, Kevin O’Donoghue and solicitor Hugh Donaghue to step down during the Aug. 4 Board of ...

 

ChesCo reaching out to long-term jobless

For the chronically unemployed, life can become an exercise in hopelessness and despair as jobless individuals lose touch with the workplace and experience the erosion of their skills, according to researchers. On Tuesday, July 21, the Chester County Commissioners and the Chester County Workforce Development Board announced what they view as a promising alternative: ...

 

State celebrates 25th anniversary of ADA

On Thursday, July 23, PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards joined Labor & Industry executive director for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation David DeNotaris, and the Statewide Independent Living Council to celebrate Pennsylvania’s progress in transportation accessibility in the 25 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted. Richards ...

 

Kennett Twp. sued over ‘secret’ retirement pact

A Kennett Township resident has filed a Sunshine Act lawsuit against the township and its supervisors, alleging that they negotiated a secret retirement agreement with the township’s former police chief. The suit, filed by attorney Mark A. Sereni on behalf of Michael Hammon. accuses the supervisors of violating the Sunshine Act by entering into an agreement on May 7 ...

 

Library board rebuts criticism, alters course

Amended at 6:30 p.m. to add comment from Scudder G. Stevens During a 2 ½-hour meeting on Tuesday, July 21, the beleaguered Kennett Library board came out swinging – and delivered some surprises. Board President Susan Mackey-Kallis began the meeting by reading a long excerpt from an opinion piece that had been submitted to one local media outlet. It pointedly took ...

 

Concord First looks to November election

The future is uncertain, but Colette Brown and the other members of Concord First are looking ahead to the November election. They’re pleased their referendum question could be on the ballot, even though it is a year late. That question will ask voters whether or not they want Concord to change from a township of the second class to township of the first class. ...

 

New sex charges filed against area deejay

The investigation and subsequent arrest in April of an area disc jockey on sex-assault, drug, and pornography charges suggested that he had access to other potential victims, prosecutors said. On Tuesday, July 21, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced that those fears had been realized, leading to a second set of charges, including rape and ...

 

High court rules for Concord First

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on July 20 overturned lower court decisions that kept a referendum off last November’s ballot in Concord Township. That referendum would have asked Concord voters whether or not they wanted the township to change from township of the second class to township of the first class. Citizens group Concord First held a petition drive last ...