Robert (Bob) LeRoy Keefe Jr., formerly of Chadds Ford

Robert (Bob) LeRoy Keefe Jr., beloved husband and father, died Oct. 13,  in California at the age of 92. Born in Springfield, Mass., Bob attended the University of Massachusetts, where he received a B.S. in Chemistry. He enlisted in the Army during WWII. During this time he met his wife, Christina, an Army nurse, in Newport News, Va. He continued his military career in the Army Reserves,…

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Op/Ed: Why I endorse Whitney Hoffman

While every election is an important event, an opportunity to renew our individual commitment to our individual and community values, this election in Kennett Township is especially so. This is a year where the electorate nationwide is confused and frustrated. Outsiders with bombastic promises and outlandish charges promise unrealistic and inappropriate change. This approach at the state and federal levels is foolish and dangerous; it…

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In Pocopson, Barnard House divide intensifies

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The transition of the historic Barnard House, once a stop on the Underground Railroad, into a township administration building and the home of the Kennett Underground Railroad Center, continues to spark dissent.

For more than six months, critics of the plan to renovate the historic Barnard House into a Pocopson Township administration building and a home for the Kennett Underground Railroad Center have increased in numbers and intensity. Having cited cost overruns, shoddy workmanship, conflicts of interest, and an unsuitable floor plan for township employees, a group of residents – including a present supervisor and two incoming…

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Police: Driver surrenders in hit-and-run

Updated at 6:45 p.m. After striking a pedestrian near the West Chester University campus a little after midnight on Sunday, Oct. 25, a driver fled but surrendered with his attorney later the same day, said West Goshen Township Police. Police responded at 12:29 a.m. to the crash, which occurred on South High Street near Norfolk and Rosedale Avenues. The pedestrian, identified as Sayid Murphy, 21,…

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Creative collision: Cider, cookies, carving

Inspired by the elaborate, intricate squash artistry on display at the Great Pumpkin Carve in Chadds Ford over the past few days? Want to try your hand at creating a similar object of awe? The Chester County Art Association (CCAA) is ready to help you sharpen your carving skills. The association is offering Art Carve, a night of cider, cookies, carving and creativity on Wednesday,…

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