Archive for February 17th, 2016

Library hires adviser; name change in play

An energized Kennett Public Library Board of Trustees acknowledged that to avoid making past mistakes, some of them must be revisited. At its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Market at Liberty Place in Kennett Square, the board faced several thorny issues – ranging from what it should be called to how it can avoid deficit spending – and it voted on a strategy to ...

 
 

Susie DaBundo of Toughkenamon

Susie DaBundo,  91, of  Toughkenamon, died Monday,  February  15,  at the Jennersville Regional Hospital.  She was the wife of Vincent A. DaBundo, who died in 1978, and with whom she shared 30 years of marriage. Born in  Toughkenamon, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Rosa DeFalcio Mattoscio. Susie was an assembler at Hewlett-Packard in Avondale, retiring ...

 

Prison for Delco straw purchase gun dealer

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan announced Ronald Eli Williams, 26, of Chester, was sentenced five to 10 years in a state correctional facility after he pled guilty to the “straw purchase” illegal transfer of six guns all of which he reported as stolen to the Chester Police Department in case the guns were used in a crime. Williams was sentenced under ...

 

CFHS’s ‘Tavern Talks’ makes sweet debut

The Chadds Ford Historical Society’s first "Tavern Talks" on Thursday, Feb. 11, was a sold-out event that enabled attendees to step back in time to enjoy Colonial food, drink and activities throughout the 300-year-old Barns-Brinton House. All the senses were engaged as time-travelers watched demonstrators make chocolate to eat and drink, tried their hand at writing ...

 

DA: Police interrupt Valentine’s Day violence

A surreptitious phone call that prompted the arrival of state police likely prevented a Valentine’s Day massacre in West Nottingham Township, according to Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan. The criminal complaint filed against William A. Brown, 45, of Nottingham, alleges that he kicked in the front door of his wife’s home two days after she obtained a ...

 

Kennett Y launches Annual Giving Campaign

In 2015, 2,087 children whose parents couldn’t afford to send them to camp at the Kennett Area YMCA got the experience anyway. During the same time period, more than $600,000 was awarded in financial assistance to 2,540 families so that they could take advantage of the Y’s mission to nurture healthy spirits, minds and bodies, said Doug Nakashima, its executive ...

 

Police Log Feb. 17: Stolen eyeglasses, DUIs and accidents

• On Feb. 14, someone broke into a parked car and stole a purple Coach purse containing $500 and assorted credit and debit cards. The incident happened sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. in the parking lot at 1810 Wilmington Pike in Concord Township, state police said. • State police said a 43-year-old man admitted to stealing a pair of eyeglasses belonging to a ...