Have you voted for Longwood Gardens today?

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Longwood Gardens' officials hope area residents will cast daily ballots until Monday, March 28, to help them secure the top spot in a national survey to determine the best U.S. botanical garden.

What does the New York Botanical Garden have that Longwood Gardens lacks? Perhaps its surrounding neighbors. The New York site’s 250 acres lie within the Bronx, one of the nation’s densest, greenery-starved locales. How else to explain the fact that the New York attraction keeps grabbing the lead from Longwood in the 2016 USA Today Readers’ Choice Travel Awards? Certainly, it’s not a question of…

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Roadwork for week of March 26

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of March 26 through April 2. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Route 202 in both directions in Birmingham, East Goshen, West Goshen, Westtown, East Whiteland and West Whiteland townships between…

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Chesco municipalities eligible for blizzard aid

The federal government has granted disaster assistance to reimburse Chester County and Chester County municipalities for costs associated with the response to the winter storm of Jan. 22 and 23, according to a county press release. Chester County submitted a request for $3,553,431, which included the cost estimated to deal with the snow removal from municipalities and other government agencies. The federal disaster assistance will…

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Working to give the homeless shelter, faces

Days after the January blizzard, teams of volunteers spread out across affluent Chester County, searching for residents who often operate below the radar: the homeless. The effort, part of a national initiative called the Point in Time Count, found that 682 people lacked permanent shelter on the evening of Jan. 27 into the early morning of Jan. 28, according to a report compiled by the…

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CCAA ‘Lunch and Learn’ to spotlight Matisse

“Lunch and Learn,” a program of the Chester County Art Association (CCAA), will feature a brief overview of the life and work of artist Henri Matisse, on Wednesday, April 13. the Chester County Art Association. The presenter will be Lele Galer, a local painter and sculptor who has taught art for over 19 years. She will pay particular attention to Matisse’s works at the Baltimore…

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