Knauss resigns from school board

Keith Knauss is no longer a member of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board. Knauss announced his resignation in an email to the administration and fellow school board directors in an email over the weekend. The resignation was effective immediately. In the email, Knauss said there were several reasons, some personal some not. One issue was the recent contract with the teachers’ union. He said, “Some…

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At Tyler Arboretum, pumpkins will prevail

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A young girl shows her enthusiasm during the 2014 Pumpkin Days at Tyler Arboretum. This year's family-friendly festivities are scheduled for Oct. 17 and 18. Photo courtesy of Tyler Arboretum

As many area residents already know, Tyler Arboretum’s Pumpkin Days represents a beloved fall ritual at one of the oldest and largest arboreta in the northeastern U.S. Now in its 37th year, Pumpkin Days will welcome attendees who once came as children and are now bringing their own kids to the family-friendly festival. It will be held rain or shine on Saturday and Sunday, Oct.…

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La Comunidad Hispana team wins state award

The social assistance team at La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) recently received the 2015 Coverage Champion Award for Primary Care Excellence (APEX) from the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers (PACHC), an LCH press release said. “LCH’s award reflects the true impact that we make in Southern Chester County,” said Paul Huberty, chairman of the board of directors, said in the release. “The work of LCH’s…

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Op/Ed: Vote for Hoffman in Kennett Twp.

As Southern Chester County continues to grow, public safety concerns in Kennett Township are understandably growing as well. Township crime and traffic violations are still at relatively low levels, but they are increasing.  Fire and emergency services are also concerns. Until a few years ago, Kennett Township relied almost entirely on the state police for first-response enforcement. But the state police have themselves become increasingly…

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William C. DuRoss “Bill” “Chub” of Wilmington

William C. DuRoss “Bill” “Chub”, 74, of Wilmington, died Thursday, Oct. 8, at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, DE.  He was the husband of Margaret “Peg” Teague DuRoss, with whom he shared 35 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Joseph and the late Mary (Fanning) DuRoss. Mr. DuRoss served our country from November 1958 to February 1962…

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