Archive for February 11th, 2016

NWS: Aim to prevent frozen pipes, fingers

The National Weather Service (NWS) has renewed its warning about the Arctic blast poised to grip the region this coming weekend, and added a new development: the possibility of a major storm on Monday night, Feb. 15. The most dangerous cold weather is expected on Saturday, Feb. 13, and Sunday, Feb. 14. Temperatures will be dropping during the daytime on Saturday with ...

 
 

Chesco hits triple with bond ratings again

The Chester County Commissioners are celebrating another financial trifecta – the reaffirmation of three separate triple-A bond ratings – an accomplishment that carries an added distinction this year. The latest recognition marks the 10th year that Chester County has earned – and maintained – the highest possible rating status. It is the only county in Pennsylvania ...

 

Worker at V.A. hospital accused of tax fraud

An employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Hospital in Coatesville was indicted on Thursday, Feb. 11, by federal officials. Martin W. Kennedy, 68, is accused of preparing false tax returns and theft of government property, said U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger in a press release. According to an indictment filed on Tuesday, Feb. 9, Kennedy prepared ...

 

Clara Leo Gatti of Kennett Square

Clara Leo Gatti, 89, of Kennett Square, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Brandywine Senior Living at Longwood in Kennett Square.  She was the wife of the late John B. Gatti who died in 1997 and with whom she shared 46 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Gus V. and the late Mabel (Ingelido) Leo. A graduate of Goldey-Beacom, Clara was a ...

 

Chesco fee seen as bridge to safer travel

With a unanimous vote, the Chester County Commissioners gave new meaning to the concept of bridging financial gaps at their meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11. The commissioners voted to charge an additional $5 fee for vehicle registrations, a move that has already been adopted in seven other Pennsylvania counties, including Bucks and Philadelphia. The commissioners said ...

 

Plans for 38 Chadds Ford homes unveiled

An idea that could lead to the development of 38 new homes along Oakland Road, has finally reached the Chadds Ford Planning Commission as an engineered plan. Wonderland Farms, a planned residential development proposed by Harrier LLC, a Grace family business entity, if approved, would lead to the construction of 23 new single-family dwellings on the west side of ...

 

Preparing to bid adieu to registration stickers

At the invitation of PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards, legislators and law enforcement officers received a demonstration on Wednesday, Feb. 10, of Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) technology that provides law enforcement a better tool to verify expired vehicle registrations. “License plate reader technology allows a single law enforcement officer to ...

 

Around Town Feb. 11

• The Kennett Area Senior Center sponsors free tax assistance to middle and low-income taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older. AARP volunteers will be available for appointments on Tuesdays, Feb. 16 and 23; and Fridays, Feb. 12, 19 and 26. The times are from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and are by appointment only. Please contact the KASC at 610-444-4819 to ...

 

Academic Acknowledgment

• Kayla Rebecca Jurchak, of Chadds Ford, a sophomore majoring in psychology, was named a presidential scholar for the fall 2015 semester at Clarkson University. Presidential scholars must achieve a minimum 3.80 grade-point average and carry at least 14 credit hours. • Shannon Dalle Pazze, of Chadds Ford, was named to the dean’s list at Widener University Delaware Law ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Feb. 11

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. 16. For those not ready to adopt, they can 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.  Gus ...