New school year, new principal, new focus at CFES

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Chadds Ford Elementary Principal Shawn Dutkiewicz — on his first day as principal — greets students in the first day of school. He said the kids would be taught to be resilient.

It’s a new school year and the students at Chadds Ford Elementary School have a new principal with a new focus. Shawn Dutkiewicz, coming off six years as principal at Pennell Elementary School in the Penn-Delco School District, greeted students as they came off the buses at CFES for the first day of school on Aug. 25. Dutkiewicz said students this year would also get…

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Burchfield connects like Wyeth

For Brandywine Museum of Art Director Tom Padon, there’s a strong similarity between the work of Andrew Wyeth and that of Charles E. Burchfield. Padon said the new Burchfield exhibit, running now through Nov. 16 at the museum, is part of an initiative. “We’re looking at a broader scope of American art and tracing back connections of those artists to our collection,” he said. “With…

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Judge denied petition citing wrong election

Judge James Proud ruled against the petition by Concord First because the petitioners waited too long to request the ballot question. Concord First is the citizens’ group that wants voters in Concord Township to decide whether or not the township should change its status from township of the second class to township of the first class. The group needed 583 signatures on a petition to…

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Daniel Patrick McLaughlin of West Grove

Daniel Patrick McLaughlin, 49, of West Grove, died Thursday, Aug. 21, quietly, peacefully, but very unexpectedly, at his home in West Grove. An Escanaba, Mich. native, Dan lived in the West Grove area for the past 11 years as a beloved and essential member of the Kwietniak family. He proudly served Sunoco Inc. as an award-winning truck driver and irreplaceable friend. Dan was born to…

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