Archive for February 3rd, 2016

Local students hoping to spell s-u-c-c-e-s-s

Four local students are among a prestigious group of 55 who earned congratulations from the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) for advancing to the Chester County Spelling Bee, which will be held on Monday, Feb. 8. The Chester County Spelling Bee, which is coordinated by the CCIU, is open to all students enrolled in a Chester County public, private, parochial or ...

 
 

Concord, Wawa now agree on beer

When Concord Township supervisors agreed to a liquor license transfer and beer sales for Wawa, Wawa appealed the decision because of certain restrictions. The original approval came in August of 2015, and the appeal came one month later. Attorney John Jaros said at the time that Wawa was appealing several conditions of the approval. One item concerned the hours of ...

 

PECO: Work to reduce outages paid off in 2015

On average, less than three-quarters of PECO’s more than 1.6 million electric customers experienced an outage in 2015, the second lowest number in company history. And when service was interrupted, crews were able to safely restore service in, on average, 84 minutes – 7 minutes faster than ever before, according to a PECO press release. “We are extremely proud of our ...

 

Chester County SPCA changing its identity

The Chester County SPCA announced that from now on it will be known as the Brandywine Valley SPCA. The Board of Directors determined unanimously that the organization’s name needed to change to reflect its expanding geographic reach. The CCSPCA has been providing animal welfare services for Chester and Delaware Counties, but since the first of January, is now ...

 

Public invited to savor all that jazz at UHS

The sounds of booming brass, toe-tapping percussion and sultry solos will fill Unionville High School’s auditorium when 10 outstanding high school jazz bands gather to perform a variety of styles from soul to swing to samba on Friday, Feb. 19. This year’s Cavalcade of Bands competition will include more than 200 students in jazz bands from Chichester, Garnet Valley, ...

 

Police Log Feb. 3: Thefts, DUIs, forgeries

• State police said Efrain Agular-Espinoza, 25, of Claymont, faces DUI and charges following a traffic stop in Chadds Ford Township on Jan. 30. A report said the accused was stopped for traffic violations at the intersection of Routes 1 and 202 shortly before 1 a.m. In addition to being found DUI, the report said Agular-Espinoza was also found to be in possession of ...