UHS rugby begins 2016 with a win

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Unionville senior center Brandon Boon breaks away vs. Cumberland Valley, supported by Asger Hansen, Zach Nance, Zak Vandenbraak, Glen Brown, Sean Green and Joey Hagen. UHS rugby teams opened the 2016 season with wins.

Unionville High School Boys Varsity and JV rugby teams secured hard fought wins in their opening games against reigning two-time state champion Cumberland Valley High School last weekend. The varsity ground out three scores to overcome a late 1 point deficit to win the game 17 to 13 in the opening weekend of Rugby PA’s White Division play.  The varsity team will host North Bay…

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Herbert Toliver of Cochranville

Herbert Toliver,  81, of Cochranville, died Wednesday, March 23, at his residence. He was the husband of Charleen Peirson Toliver, who died in 2013, and with whom he shared 46 years of marriage. Born in Ashe Co., N.C., he was the son of the late Calvin E. Sr. and Biddie Perkins Toliver. He was a general foreman at Lukens Steel Co., retiring in 1991 after more than 30 years of…

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Walter J. Winther

Walter J. Winther died peacefully of natural causes on Monday, March 14. He was 89 years old and predeceased by Shirley, his wife of 68 years. Walt was born in Philadelphia, and after graduation from Frankford High he joined the Navy and was trained as a gunner in the TBF Avenger. He attended the Wharton School and became the comptroller of Matlack Trucking prior to…

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Chesco man admits role in telemarketing scam

A Chester County man pleaded guilty on Thursday, March 24, to one count of wire fraud and two counts of money laundering in connection with a telemarketing scheme that bilked tens of thousands of senior citizens out of more than $13 million, federal prosecutors said. U.S. District Court Judge Gerald A. McHugh Jr. scheduled a sentencing hearing for Marc Roy Ferry, 35, of Downingtown, on…

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PECO: Tree-trimming initiative underway

Residents in southeastern Chester and southwestern Delaware counties will benefit from a $2.4 million vegetation management investment to trim trees and remove vegetation along 310 miles of aerial electric lines, said a PECO press release. The work is underway in Bethel, Birmingham, Chadds Ford, Concord, East Marlborough, Kennett, London Britain, New Garden, Pennsbury and Thornbury townships, and the Borough of Kennett Square. It will be…

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Pace in Pennsbury a matter of perspective

At its meeting on Wednesday, March 23, the Pennsbury Township Board of Supervisors heard differing views on whether township business is relaxed or hectic. Codes Enforcement Officer Russell Drumheller reported minimal activity for the month. “It’s slowed up a lot,” he said. But that lull is likely to be short-lived, based on the presentation from Planning Commission Chairman Dennis Smith. Smith described “a big month”…

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Becoming your own first responder to active shooter

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Former Delaware County Sheriff Joe McGinn addresses a Chadds Ford Township audience on what to do if confronted with an active shooter situation. The order of action, he said, is to run, hide, fight.

People have three options when confronted with an active shooter situation: run, hide or fight. That was the word from former Delaware County Sheriff and current county liaison to Homeland Security Joe McGinn. McGinn’s comments came during a March 23 presentation hosted by the Chadds Ford Township Community Emergency Response Team. McGinn said an active shooter situation could happen anywhere or at anytime. It can…

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Around Town March 24

• Poseidon Ponds and Gardens is celebrating its grand opening with an open house this Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at its location at 1301 Brinton’s Bridge Road — next to The Gables. Come see what is going on for the spring of 2016 and sign-up for garden workshops throughout the season. We will also have all your garden supplies available…

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Adopt-a-Pet March 24

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, March 28. 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. Colby Hi world, Colby here. I’m a 6-year-old domestic…

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