Archive for December 16th, 2015

Library addresses red ink, relocation plans

At its meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 15, the Kennett Public Library Board heard reports that the library is making progress in its quest to relocate to a larger property in the borough – and to rid itself of red ink. Ten board members, including Tom Swett, the newest addition to the 13-member group, and a handful of residents attended the hour-long meeting. Board ...

 
 

Repairs begin on historic covered bridge

More than four years after a tractor-trailer disabled the historic Speakman Covered Bridge in West Marlborough and East Fallowfield townships, PennDOT said repairs are beginning this week. In a press release, the department said the contractor, Eastern Highway Specialists, Inc. of Wilmington, will work for the next nine months to rehabilitate the historic covered ...

 

Police: IRS scam costs elderly man $10,000

The New Garden Township Police Department issued a warning on Wednesday, Dec. 16, about an IRS scam that cost an elderly township resident more than $10,000. The department said the victim contacted police on Monday, Dec. 14, after becoming suspicious of a phone call received earlier that day, reportedly from the IRS, a press release said. The victim told police he ...

 

Dolores C. Yanni of West Chester

Dolores C. Yanni (nee Brien), 79, of West Chester, formerly of Berwyn, died Dec. 9. Born in 1936 in Brockton, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Claire B. (nee Deslaurier) and Thomas E. Brien. Dolores enjoyed gardening, traveling, cooking, decorating, and visiting the beaches of Cape Cod and Pelican Bay, FL. During her lifetime, she traveled all over the world ...

 

Marian J. Litwinko of West Chester

Marian J. Litwinko (nee Marano),  73,  of West Chester, formerly of Broomall, died Dec. 13. Beloved wife of the late Vincent S. Litwinko; dear mother of Kevin M. (Lisa) Litwinko, Christopher M. (Debbie) Litwinko, and the late Scott Litwinko; loving grandmother of Drew, Lily, Logan, and Jason Litwinko, and Gary and Eric Speller; sister of Robert Marano and David ...

 

Police Log Dec. 17: Thefts, accidents, DUIs

• Sometime between 10 p.m. on Dec. 6 and 5:30 a.m. on Dec. 7, someone entered an unlocked vehicle parked on Constitution Drive in Pennsbury Township and stole various items, a state police report said. Anyone with information is asked to phone police at 610-268-2022. • Police reported no injuries stemming from a Dec. 8 rear-ender accident in Pennsbury Township. The ...