Another GOP write-in for the 158th

***UPDATE: Chadds Ford Live has just learned that Lenny Rivera has withdrawn his write-in campaign.*** There will be no regular Republican Party candidates for state representative for the 158th Legislative District on the April 26 primary. But there will be two write-in GOP candidates. Perry Bentley has decided to re-enter the race, joining Lenny Rivera as a write-in candidate hoping to take over for Chris…

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John E. Davidson of London Grove Village

John E. Davidson, 90, of London Grove Village, died Monday, March 28, at his residence. He was the husband of Mildred Ross Davidson, who died in 2004, and with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. Born in Unionville, he was the son of the late James and Beulah Nunemaker Davidson. He was a self-employed farrier, retiring in 1990. After his retirement he worked as…

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Art Watch: Evening art! Encaustic party!

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Painting by Matthew Reinert, on exhibit during Evening of the Arts, Kennett Square

April brings a host of wonderful new art shows to Chester County, with many openings this Friday. Openings are exciting art events full of that fresh energy that comes with the unveiling of newly orchestrated shows. Artists and customers mingle and chat, and food, refreshments and often music heighten the spectacle of an opening reception.  This weekend highlights include "Evening of the Arts" in Kennett…

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For Pocopson board, slate of historic issues

From background on the township’s trail network to an update on the Barnard House to mementos from the Locust Grove Schoolhouse, history in various forms dominated the Pocopson supervisors’ 1 ½-hour meeting on Monday, March 28. The supervisors first heard from Sheila Fleming, a senior planner with the Brandywine Conservancy who provided insight into the township’s open space and trail planning. Fleming said in her…

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Board compromises on decile rankings

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors voted Monday night to change the policy of reporting decile rankings for students applying to college. However, instead of simply not reporting those rankings, the district will report a grade point distribution that proponents say will put a student’s grade point average “in context.” Decile rankings compare students to others in their class on a scale of 1-10. A ranking…

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Samuel Theodore Lewis Edwards of West Grove

Samuel Theodore Lewis Edwards, 88, died Thursday, March 24, after his short battle ALS. He leaves behind his loving wife, Pat, of West Grove. Sam began his long life in Collingswood, New Jersey, the second son of Bob and Louise Edwards. He spent his early years in Collingswood, and honed his skills and passions as a hunter and fisherman with his father and uncles in…

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