Ex-YMCA worker gets probationary sentence

A former Kennett YMCA employee who pleaded guilty in December to corruption of a minor and marijuana possession narrowly averted jail time on Thursday, Feb. 4, in Chester County Court. Chester County Court Judge David F. Bortner imposed a sentence of five years’ probation, including three months of electronic home confinement, on Tyrone A. Rochester, 24, of Kennett Square. Before issuing his decision, the judge…

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Kennett Twp. OKs more open-space spending

The Kennett Township Board of Supervisors voted to authorize funding for two possible real-estate acquisitions at its meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 3. The first motion to spend up to $265,000 on one property passed unanimously. The second – for up to $500,000 with a 50 percent match in state and county money – was approved by Supervisors Whitney S. Hoffman and Richard L. Leff. Supervisors’…

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Businesses get six months for signage

Following up on comments made in January, Chadds Ford Township supervisors voted 3-0 in February to extend a temporary sign provision for six months. The extension allows shopkeepers to display extra signage — small A-frame signs no more than 10 square feet per face — during business hours only. A permit for the signs costs $150 for six months. Previously, business owners could have the…

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UHS athletes off to college

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Congratulations to (left to right) Olivia Zubillaga (Longwood U.-Lacrosse), Devon Godek (Montclair State-Field Hockey), Elan Nash (US Naval Academy-Football), Kate Evanko (Georgetown-Golf) and Brendan Boyle (Denison U.(Ohio)-Football) as they continue their athletic careers in college next year. Joining them in the picture (Left to Right) Courtney Hill, Michael Zubillaga, Julie Straub, Lisa Aikman (UHS Lacrosse Coach), Erin Curtis (UHS Field Hockey Coach), Joe and Sandra Godek, Randi Raskin Nash, Kevin Nash, Pat Clark (UHS Football Coach), Molly, Mike and Barb Evanko, Greg Kanaskie (UHS Golf Coach), Tom, Quintan, Declan and Aidan Boyle, and James Conley (UHS Principal). (Courtesy photo)

Unionville High School unveil student athletes who are heading to college.

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End of fair, pageant? Queen delivers plea

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Reigning Unionville Community Fair Queen Shannon White (left) poses with Lindsey Townsend, who wore the crown in 2009. Photos courtesy of Danielle Chamberlain

With a monstrous storm threatening the state, an excited Unionville High School senior arrived in Hershey on Thursday, Jan. 21, to represent the region at the 30th Annual State Fair Queen competition. Fortunately for Shannon White, neither the weather nor the disappointing news she received ahead of it offset what she called an amazing opportunity. White said the support she received from the Unionville Community…

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Adopt-a-Pet Feb. 4

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Come meet all the wonderful animals available now for adoption at the Brandywine Valley SPCA. All featured pets are “Name Your Price” adoption fee until Monday, Feb. 8. Not ready to adopt? Then sponsor a pet and provide a safe place for our companions to rest until they find their forever homes. Help us give them a second chance at a fresh start. Sylvester You can call me Sly. I'm 6 years…

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Around Town Feb 4

• Darlington Arts Center invites all preschool-aged children to attend a free Valentine’s party on Friday, Feb. 12 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Enjoy free arts activities, refreshments, and fun with new friends. RSVP online at www.darlingtonarts.org/preschool. • Anastasia Faia, of Chadds Ford and a senior honor student at Kolbe Academy, will be performing the role of Elfie in the romantic ballet La Sylphide on…

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