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DelCo police first to carry life-saving drug

A new state law set to go into effect on Nov. 29 allows police to carry the drug Narcan, also known as nasal naloxone, and Delaware County police will be the first in the state to do so. According to the Delaware County District Attorney’s office, the drug reverses an opiate overdose — from heroin […]


PennDOT: Be ready to alter travel plans

With weather forecasts calling for potential wintry mixes or accumulating snow on Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is urging drivers to be prepared and change travel plans if necessary. The National Weather Service has extended the winter storm watch for Wednesday, Nov. 26, and it now includes all of southeastern Pennsylvania and the […]


Nonprofit warms small bodies, big hearts

In 1998 — after learning that some area schoolchildren were shivering at bus stops — a Pennsbury Township man bought up the entire stock of children’s coats at Sheldon’s, a now-defunct Kennett Square department store. Not surprisingly, the request prompted inquiries from the store’s skeptical staff, but once Dick Sanford explained his intentions, he completed […]


Opening doors to end homelessness

In January 2012, a Chester County team conducting an annual homeless count found Gabriel in a makeshift shanty outside Kennett Square. In addition to his deplorable living conditions, he was battling alcoholism, diabetes, frostbite and gangrene. The 48-year-old agreed to accept help, and for several months, he appeared to be rebounding. Then he abruptly returned […]


Police seeking alleged child-pornographer

State police are seeking the public’s help to locate a 45-year-old East Marlborough Township resident facing hundreds of child-pornography charges. Police said after determining that Jeffrey M. Ball was sharing images of child pornography on the Internet, investigators executed a search warrant on Sept. 16 at Ball’s residence, seizing several computers. A forensic examination resulted […]


Effort to cut holiday traffic deaths gears up

The holiday season continues to be the leading time period for traffic crashes, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. In an effort to reduce fatalities, PennDOT, state and municipal police, elected officials, Crozer-Keystone personnel, the Delaware County Transportation Management Association and SEPTA held a regional impaired and aggressive-driving event at Crozer-Chester Medical Center to […]


Pennsbury land acquisition moves forward

More than 10 years of controversy, bitterness and lawsuits are coming to not just a quiet end but also one that is almost joyous, at least for some people. Pennsbury Township Supervisors voted Nov. 19 to move forward with their plans to buy three parcels of land that were once part of the hotly contested […]


Republican joins Democrats on school board ticket

Longtime Pennsbury Township Republican Beverly Brookes has teamed up with Democrats Gregg Linder and Kathy Do to run as a ticket in next year’s Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board election. The announcement was made during a breakfast press conference at Hank’s Place on Tuesday, Nov. 18. According to Brookes, she was first asked to form a […]


Chadds Ford woman fights for retiree benefits

Chadds Ford’s Pat Wells is fighting for retiree benefits. And she’s doing so by taking part in a series of videos for the Association of BellTell Retirees Inc. “I am very upset about the way the retirees are being treated…It’s supposed to be the golden years, and they are kind of making it the ghoulish […]


PennDOT seeks input on long-range plan

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation  is inviting the public to comment on the state’s draft Long Range Transportation Plan, which will help guide future 12-Year Programs and regional plans, by visiting www.PAOnTrack.com. “Our Long Range Transportation Plan provides a vision for Pennsylvania’s future by focusing on system preservation, safety, stewardship and personal and freight mobility,” […]


Hearing for land purchase planned in Pennsbury

Pennsbury Township’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 19, will start with a hearing that supervisors hope will lead to the purchase of three parcels of land for open space. At least $5 million will be used, maybe more. The board voted in October to borrow $4 million to buy parcels on either side […]