Roadwork for Feb. 16-Feb. 22

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Feb. 16-Feb. 22. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Bridge inspection will cause lane restrictions on ...

 

Killion introduces ‘red flag’ gun bill

State Sen. Killion speaking at the state Capitol about gun safety legislation with Moms Demand Action PA and legislators on Sept. 24.

Saying Pennsylvania must do more to end gun violence, state Sen. Tom Killion, R-9, has introduced legislation that would temporarily remove guns from individuals who are a danger to themselves or others. Killion officially introduced his red flag legislation, Senate Bill 90, Feb. 14, on the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High ...

Boost Your Business: Marketing is entertaining

That’s exactly right, what better way to use your acting and talent than to market your business!  I do it all the time. And I am going to share some of the top tips I use to be entertaining and grow my business at the same time. Tell Stories – We all use stories, both personal and professional, to illustrate a point. Remember, facts can be boring but using stories ...

Mixed Media: Love art

"Looking for Eve" by Henry Bermudez at Delaware Contemporary

Happy Valentine's Day! Enjoy the night in or out with a loved one. If flying solo, I hope today brings you happiness with friends, or on your own. Take some time this Valentine's Day to enjoy something beautiful, like art. This February’s show at The Palette & Page in Elkton, MD centers around artistic collaboration. Now, through the end of February, stop in to ...

Around Town Feb. 14

The Ronstadt Brothers come to the Friends Folk Clubthis April.

• Chadds Ford Township will hold its annual Volunteer Appreciation Night at Turners Mill, the municipal building, at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22. • From now through October, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is offering a series of motorcycle safety clinics focusing on developing operator proficiency free-of-charge to prospective, experienced, and new ...

Hockessin mother in cancer campaign

Hockessin resident Marisa Maddox will be one of the 29 people featured in a new PSA in Times Square this March for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Maddox a colorectal cancer survivor, is an awareness ambassador for Fight Colorectal Cancer the country’s leading advocacy organization focused on colorectal cancer policy and research. The PSA will launch during the ...

Man gets 13 to 40 years for abusing 4-year-old

Michael Adam Kaminsky, 47, of Haverford Township, was sentenced to 13 to 40 years in prison yesterday and was also sentenced to lifetime registration as a sex offender under Megan's Law, for repeatedly sexually assaulting a child in 2017, who was 4-year-old at the time of the abuse. Kaminsky was convicted in November 2018 following a jury trial before Delaware ...

Water trail under consideration

Senior Land Use Planner Rob Daniels discusses the water trail proposal and answers questions.

The Brandywine Conservancy is conducting a feasibility study on establishing a water trail on the Brandywine Creek. The trail would include both the West and East branches of the creek and run from Coatesville and Downingtown and downstream into Delaware. There have been two public meetings on the subject with the first held last week in Downingtown and the second ...

Police Log Feb. 13: Thefts, crashes, fleeing and eluding

Pennsylvania State Police • Police said Jeremiah D. Timmins, 27, of Downingtown, was cited for excessive speed after the 2000 Chevrolet Blazer he was driving left the road as he was trying to negotiate a left-hand curve on Doe Run Road near Covered Bridge Road in West Marlborough Township on Dec. 13. The incident happened shortly before 5 p.m. After failing to ...

Weather closings Tuesday, Feb. 12

The overnight winter storm has caused Unionville-Chadds Ford, Kennett Area and Garnet Valley School Districts to be closed today. Chester County Courthouse is operating on a two-hour delay.

Photo of the Week: A Gentle Thaw

A Gentle Thaw

Buck Run, a tributary of the West Branch of the Brandywine Creek, meanders through a snow-covered field in West Marlborough Township.