Archive for June, 2012

Splendora “Dora” Malchione of Kennett Square

Splendora “Dora” Malchione, 92, of Kennett Square, died Friday, June 22, , surrounded by her children, at the Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. She was the wife of Mario R. Malchione who died in 2006, and with whom she shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, she was the daughter of the late Colombo and Esther Caruso DiBattista. Dora worked for many ...

 
 

Patricia Carrington of Landenberg

Patricia Carrington,65, of Landenberg died Saturday, June 23, at Neighborhood Hospice, West Chester, after a battle with Parkinson’s. She was the caring mother of Steve Carrington and Aundria Hicks. Born in San Luis Obispo, Calif., she was the loving daughter of James and Mary Donovan Mackey. She graduated from West Chester University in 1996 at the age of 49. ...

 

Joan R. Schaupp of Kennett Square

Joan R. Schaupp, 80, of Kennett Square, died Saturday, June 23, 2012, at her residence. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Leonard F. and Anna Terry Carr. She was a licensed practical nurse retiring in 1995. She had worked for various nursing homes and hospitals. Mrs. Schaupp was an avid reader and she enjoyed all types of canvas paintings, and ...

 

A waning drug war

Those among us who want to see an end to the war on drugs should not hold their breath, but there are some indications that the tide may be turning in the decades-long failure. According to a June 10 AP story by David Klepper, “[M]arijuana policy is appearing on legislative agendas around the country thanks to an energized base of supporters and an increasingly ...

 

U-CF budget raises taxes in Chester, not Delaware County

As anticipated, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District budget for 2012-2013 will raise taxes for the district’s Chester County residents. At the same time, however, the school tax will drop for residents in Chadds Ford Township, the sole Delaware County township in the district. School Board members voted 8-1 for the budget during their June 18 meeting. The plan ...

 

Police log June 21

• State police from Troop K, Media barracks, are investigating a burglary in the 400 block of Featherbed Lane in Concord Township. Police said entry was gained by forcing a back door at the home. Electronics and jewelry were reported stolen. The incident happened on June 18 sometime between 8 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. • A 65-year-old man from Wilmington was transported to ...

 

Longwood offers ambulance club

Longwood offers ambulance club Pennsbury Township residents will soon be getting a letter from the Longwood Fire Co. regarding a new ambulance subscription service designed to reduce ambulance costs to members. Tammy Whiteman of the fire company made a brief presentation about the service during the June 20 meeting of the Pennsbury Board of Supervisors. Whiteman said ...

 

Birmingham supervisors hear Whelihan’s conditional use application

The clock has started for Birmingham Township supervisors to decide whether or not to approve outdoor seating for P.J. Whelihan’s in the Shoppes at Dilworthtown Crossing. The board held a conditional use hearing for the seating application on June 18 prior to the start of their regular meeting, and has 45 days in which to render a decision. Testimony included that ...

 

Around Town June 21

• The Rev. Dr. William H. Scott, of Brandywine Baptist Church in Chadds Ford Township is retiring on June 30 and he will be preaching his last sermon on Sunday, June 24. The congregation will celebrate his ministry of 24 years at the church in a program following the 10 a.m. service. A banquet will be held in the Fellowship Hall immediately after the program. • On ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet June 21

Meet Jupiter. Jupiter is an adult neutered male domestic short hair cat. This sweet and laid back guy was once lost before coming to our shelter. He is looking for a new indoor home where he can sit back and relax. He cannot wait to go home with you. Since Jupiter has been with us since April 2, he is available for a $25 adoption fee. If you wait until this weekend ...

 

Photo of the Week June 21

Sunbathing Snake. A black snake basks on the limb of a tree on a Webb Road property in Chadds Ford Township. Lou D’Iorio, the property resident, said there are two snakes living in the tree. He estimated this one to be about six feet long.