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‘Shop with the Sheriff’ enchants wide audience

Cpl. Daniel Strathy navigates the toy department` with his shopper.

More than 100 enthralled children from the Chester County Family Academy, a K-2 charter school in West Chester, spilled into the Kennett Square Walmart on Saturday, Dec. 2, to enthusiastic applause and high fives from employees, shoppers and a posse of “Shop with the Sheriff” volunteers. The students, who arrived by bus from the Providence Church in West Chester, ...

 
 

Longwood Fire Company celebrates the holidays

Longwood Fire Company is celebrating the holiday season by participating with organization in numerous events benefiting members of the community. Longwood escorts Santa through townships served, collects toys and warm coats for needy children as well as runs a blood drive. “The holiday season is a special time of year to assist those having specific needs,” said ...

 

Pocopson holds line on taxes

Taxes in Pocopson Township will not increase in 2018. The supervisors approved the 2018 budget Monday night and again set the tax rate at 2.2 mills. A mil is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed valuation. And while the millage rate is the same as 2017, the distribution is different. The tax rate resolution that supervisors approved sets the following rates. The dollar ...

 

Geography miscue continues magical odyssey

Three years ago, a 9-year-old West Chester boy stole hearts when his contest entry -- seeking a hunting and fishing trip with the Chester County Sheriff -- ended up in the wrong state. Fortunately for Alex Collins, Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh, who received the boy’s poignant application, quickly determined that it should have gone to the Chester ...

 

ATF to investigate West Chester fire

The National Response Team (NRT) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), along with Special Agents from the ATF Philadelphia Field Division, and members of the ATF Philadelphia Arson Task Force were activated to respond to the a 5-alarm fire that occurred at the Barclay Friends Senior Assisted Living Center located at 700 N. Franklin Street ...

 

Loop road heads to supervisors

A long journey for a short road has one more stop to make — at a Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors' meeting. Members of the township Planning Commission last night voted 5-0 to recommend approval of the final plan for the Hillman Drive extension, the last leg of the loop road around the intersection of Routes 1 and 202. "This idea has been around since the ...

 

Election results: Status not so quo

While many of yesterday's local election results reflect business as usual, several county races saw Democrats topping Republicans in what had been traditionally strong GOP areas. And one Republican victory could have an impact on what happens to the Toll Bros. plan to develop Crebilly Farm in Westtown Township. Westtown supervisors are holding a conditional use ...

 

Resurrecting The Chadds Ford Tavern

And The Tavern shall rise again. At least that's the hope of Phil Ferro who, partnering with the owners of the Brandywine River Hotel, bought the old restaurant on Route 1 between Heyburn and Harvey roads from Tommy Drane and is now renovating the interior with the hope of opening in January. That hope includes live music, karaoke, DJs, bands and some dancing to ...

 

Nov. 7 is election day

Tomorrow is election day in Pennsylvania. It’s an off-year election with little local competition. In Chadds Ford Township, incumbent Supervisor Noelle Barbone is running unopposed for re-election, as is Wendell Fenton in Pennsbury and Ricki Stumpo in Pocopson. In Birmingham Township, newcomer John Daniel Hill is running for supervisor, also unopposed. There’s also ...

 

Beer, water mix well at annual BRC dinner

The 2017 Dinner & Silent Auction of the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance (BRC) not only tapped into its members’ shared passion for clean water and environmental advocacy, but it also showcased the simpatico efforts of a popular, local beer-maker. The annual dinner, held on Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Mendenhall Inn, attracted a record crowd of 250 and offered ...

 

Chesco donations top 160,000 pounds

Days after area first-responders returned from delivering 68,000 pounds of donations to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, they began setting up a similar effort for Hurricane Irma’s Florida victims – an initiative that also benefitted residents in Puerto Rico reeling from the wrath of Hurricane Maria. Ron Giacinto, a captain with the West Chester Fire Police and ...