Archive for July 23rd, 2015

Kennett Twp. Police: Secure mowers, blowers

The Kennett Township Police Department wants to warn the public about the latest theft trend. In recent weeks, police have been investigating numerous incidents of stolen lawn-care equipment, according to a township press release. Unknown actor or actors are removing lawn-care equipment from unlocked landscaping trailers during daytime hours while other equipment is ...

 
 

State celebrates 25th anniversary of ADA

On Thursday, July 23, PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards joined Labor & Industry executive director for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation David DeNotaris, and the Statewide Independent Living Council to celebrate Pennsylvania’s progress in transportation accessibility in the 25 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted. Richards ...

 

Kennett Twp. sued over ‘secret’ retirement pact

A Kennett Township resident has filed a Sunshine Act lawsuit against the township and its supervisors, alleging that they negotiated a secret retirement agreement with the township’s former police chief. The suit, filed by attorney Mark A. Sereni on behalf of Michael Hammon. accuses the supervisors of violating the Sunshine Act by entering into an agreement on May 7 ...

 

Op/Ed: Firefighters need dedicated funding

Longwood Fire Company has been seeking dedicated funding from governmental entities for many years. I was encouraged to see four companies in our region form a funding coalition to reach that goal and have offered them my support. The Berwyn, Paoli, Radnor and Malvern fire companies formed the T-E Fire Companies Funding Coalition. They are combining efforts to reach ...

 

IBM unveils free app for Papal activities

As Philadelphia prepares to host the 2015 World Meeting of Families and the Papal visit, the World Meeting of Families - Philadelphia 2015 and IBM announced on Wednesday, July 22, that a new mobile app – "Go Philadelphia!" – will help hundreds of thousands of visitors and residents navigate the city. The app will provide information about the region's cultural ...

 

Concord Chiropractor changes name of practice

Eric Balcavage, a Concord Township chiropractor, announced in a press release that he’s changing the name of his practice from Glen Mills Chiropractic Health & Fitness Center to Chronic Condition Recovery Center. In a press release, Balcavage said the name change reflects more of what the practice — located at 17 Regency Plaza — is all about. “We spend more time ...

 

Donald “Huck” Jackson of West Chester

Donald "Huck" Jackson, 78, of West Chester, formerly of Darby, died July 18. Born in Philadelphia in 1936, he was the son of the late Horace and Dorothy (Hughes) Jackson. He served honorably in the U.S. National Guard and worked in the receiving department at Boeing in Ridley. Donald was the beloved husband of Barbara A. (nee Weber); the loving father of John ...

 

Shirley R. Gross of West Chester

Shirley R. Gross (nee Blum), 85, of West Chester, died July 20. Born in Colorado City, Texas in 1930, she was the daughter of the late Estelle (nee Wallace) and Edwin Blum. She was the beloved wife of Thomas E. Gross, with whom she shared 59 years of marriage and devoted mother of Alan C. Gross. Shirley was a longtime resident of West Goshen and she enjoyed ...