Chadds Ford co-pilot arrested before takeoff

Updated on March 30 with arraignment information An American Airlines co-pilot and Chadds Ford resident has been charged in Michigan with operating an aircraft under the influence, a misdemeanor. John Francis Maguire, 50, was arrested on Saturday, March 26, at approximately 6:45 a.m. at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, said Maria Miller, director of communications for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office in Detroit. Prosecutors allege that Maguire…

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Hadley Fund to feature piano soloist

The latest free entertainment offering from the Hadley Fund is “Piano Solo in Spring,” featuring Rollin Wilber. In his salon-styled concerts and workshops, Wilber focuses on creative programming and an emphasis on a deeper level of listening and musical understanding of performance. It is his intent to promote insight to the music that more actively involves the audience in each piece. For this performance, he…

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Longtime teacher waives hearing on sex charge

Updated at 9:45 p.m. with employment status A longtime Ridley High School physics teacher and track coach waived his preliminary hearing on Monday, March 28, on a charge of institutional sexual assault, said Delaware County Deputy District Attorney Michael R. Galantino. Gregory A. Stanczuk, 52, of Birmingham Township, appeared before Magisterial District Judge Jack D. Lippart, who set a formal arraignment date of April 27.…

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William “Bill” Paul Rhodes III of Kennett Square

William “Bill” Paul Rhodes III, 61, of Kennett Square, died Friday March 25, at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. He was the loving husband of Kathleen Root Rhodes, with whom he shared 19 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, and raised in New Castle, he was a son of the late William and the late Jane (Marshall) Rhodes. Bill worked for Stonegates retirement community in…

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Library’s literacy program seen as lifeline

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Kennett Public Library Assistant ALP director Lupe Ruiz (from left) gets computer assistance from Milly Caez, the library's tech services guru, as Filomena Elliott, the ALP director, looks on.

Most area residents can only imagine the disadvantages of being unable to speak, read, and write in English; however, for many, that inability threatens their chance to live a productive, independent life. Nearly half of the Kennett Square Borough population is Hispanic or Latino with the vast majority having emigrated from Mexico, according the 2010 U.S. census. And many have struggled with the language barrier.…

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