Archive for May 12th, 2015

Judge dismisses murder charge against son

A magisterial district judge dismissed more than half of the charges lodged against a 61-year-old West Chester man in connection with his father’s death. On Monday, May 11, following a four-hour preliminary hearing, Magisterial District Judge John R. Bailey ruled that sufficient evidence existed to hold Edward J. O’Brien III for trial on charges of involuntary ...

 
 

Pocopson sewer plant, Barnard House on hold

A couple of Pocopson Township agenda items did not materialize on Monday, May 11, shortening the supervisors’ meeting to about 45 minutes. The supervisors said Toll Brothers postponed the closing on the wastewater treatment facility at the Preserve at Chadds Ford subdivision. Supervisors’ Chairman Barney Leonard said he expected the township would take possession of ...

 

State officials stress motorcycle safety

With the promise of warmer weather and increased motorcycle riding on Pennsylvania roadways, Governor Tom Wolf has chosen May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, stressing the importance of all motorists sharing the road and riders practicing motorcycle safety, a PennDOT press release said. “The safety of all Pennsylvania motorists is an issue of the highest ...

 

James “JJ” Boyd of West Grove

James "JJ" Boyd, 72, of West Grove, died Saturday May 9, at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford. He was the husband of Rosemarie Morini Boyd with whom he shared 29 years of marriage. Born in Darby, he was a son of the late Albert and the late Marie (Booth) Boyd. JJ served our country in the Army. He was a Pennsylvania State Trooper for more than 25 years and most ...

 

Tax rate change in school budget

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors now have a proposed final budget to vote on in June. Property taxes will rise, but not quite as much as anticipated. Instead of a proposal to bring about a weighted tax increase of 2.85 mills for Chester and Delaware County residents, the increase currently on the table for next month’s vote is 2.01 mills. That increase ...

 

Public is invited to Elder Justice Day

The Chester County Elder Abuse Task Force would like to invite the public to attend its second annual Elder Justice Day on Wednesday, May 13. Designed to be a day of education directed to the older adult or their caregivers, the event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 W. Pleasant Grove Rd., West Chester, Pa., 19382, a ...

 

Area disc jockey’s hearing postponed

The preliminary hearing scheduled for a 27-year-old area disc jockey accused of sex, pornography, and drug offenses was postponed in West Chester district court. Daniel J. Milowicki, who has residences in Westtown and West Bradford townships, appeared before Magisterial District Judge Mark Bruno on Tuesday, May 12. After conferencing with defense attorney Alexander ...

 

‘Delaware Rocks!’ exhibit truly down-to-earth

Halsey Spruance (right), executive director of the Delaware Museum of Natural History, is joined by those who played a role in the new exhibit, 'Delaware Rocks!'

Ever wonder how the Blue Rocks baseball team got its name or what rock was once used as an ingredient to make chocolate? The Delaware Museum of Natural History has those answers and more in a new outdoor display aptly titled “Delaware Rocks!” Located under a canopy of oaks between the upper and middle parking lots, the exhibit gives new meaning to the concept of a ...