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NWS: Aim to prevent frozen pipes, fingers

The National Weather Service (NWS) has renewed its warning about the Arctic blast poised to grip the region this coming weekend, and added a new development: the possibility of a major storm on Monday night, Feb. 15. The most dangerous cold weather is expected on Saturday, Feb. 13, and Sunday, Feb. 14. Temperatures will be dropping during the daytime on Saturday with ...

 
 

Chesco hits triple with bond ratings again

The Chester County Commissioners are celebrating another financial trifecta – the reaffirmation of three separate triple-A bond ratings – an accomplishment that carries an added distinction this year. The latest recognition marks the 10th year that Chester County has earned – and maintained – the highest possible rating status. It is the only county in Pennsylvania ...

 

Worker at V.A. hospital accused of tax fraud

An employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Hospital in Coatesville was indicted on Thursday, Feb. 11, by federal officials. Martin W. Kennedy, 68, is accused of preparing false tax returns and theft of government property, said U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger in a press release. According to an indictment filed on Tuesday, Feb. 9, Kennedy prepared ...

 

Chesco fee seen as bridge to safer travel

With a unanimous vote, the Chester County Commissioners gave new meaning to the concept of bridging financial gaps at their meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11. The commissioners voted to charge an additional $5 fee for vehicle registrations, a move that has already been adopted in seven other Pennsylvania counties, including Bucks and Philadelphia. The commissioners said ...

 

Plans for 38 Chadds Ford homes unveiled

An idea that could lead to the development of 38 new homes along Oakland Road, has finally reached the Chadds Ford Planning Commission as an engineered plan. Wonderland Farms, a planned residential development proposed by Harrier LLC, a Grace family business entity, if approved, would lead to the construction of 23 new single-family dwellings on the west side of ...

 

Preparing to bid adieu to registration stickers

At the invitation of PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards, legislators and law enforcement officers received a demonstration on Wednesday, Feb. 10, of Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) technology that provides law enforcement a better tool to verify expired vehicle registrations. “License plate reader technology allows a single law enforcement officer to ...

 

NWS: Brace for bitterly cold temperatures

A bitterly cold air mass will settle over much of the central and eastern part of the country over the next several days. Well below normal temperatures and cold wind chills will be common, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Though temperatures will be turning colder over the next two days, the worst of the frigid air will occur on Saturday and Sunday. ...

 

U-CF seeks input on UHS ranking system

This topic should rank high for parents of high school students as the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District moves toward eliminating a longstanding practice of reporting students’ decile rankings to colleges. The public is invited to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the high school LGI room. Attendees will hear about the ...

 

Library welcomes new officers, members

The Board of the Kennett Public Library is pleased to announce the election of new executive officers. Thomas C. Swett was elected president, Jeff Yetter, vice-president, and William (Bill) McLachlan, secretary-treasurer, according to a library press release. This marks Tom Swett’s second tour with the library board as he served on the board from 1982 to 1994 and was ...

 

Pocopson stresses need for volunteers

The Pocopson Township Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday, Feb. 8, featured a lengthy agenda, ranging from computer service to code enforcement to library usage. Following some discussion, the supervisors voted to authorize information-gathering on the possible purchase of cellphones and tablets for the supervisors so that they do not have to commingle township ...

 

Garage is seeking creative mural makeover

Every Saturday during the school year and every day for seven weeks in the summer, the Garage Community & Youth Center in Kennett Square offers free drop-in art classes, a partnership with the Chester County Art Association (CCAA). Since 2006, the classes, supported by donors, serve a population in Kennett Square and the surrounding area who, without this ...