Archive for April 20th, 2016

Speed limit to drop on Creek Road

Don’t be surprised to see the speed limit on South Creek Road drop by 5 mph. Pennsbury Township Manager Kathy Howley told the Board of Supervisors on Wednesday, April 20, that she had been contacted by PennDOT, saying speed would be reduced from 40 mph to 35 mph from Route 1 in Chadds Ford Township, through Pennsbury and down to the Delaware state line. She said the ...

 
 

Academic Acknowledgement

• The following area students from the Technical College High School were selected as "Students of the Quarter" for the 3rd marking period for demonstrating leadership, attitude, skills and knowledge: Maireli Murillo-Romero, animal science;  Juan Duran Gonzalez, criminal justice-police science; Kassandra Nava Renteria , early childhood care and education; and Andrew ...

 

Tulips top Longwood’s highlights this week

After hours of painstakingly planting a plethora of bulbs in the fall, the staff at Longwood Gardens can enjoy the delayed gratification as the tulips have reached peak bloom – a profusion of color expected to continue for the next week. For visitors, the gratification is instant along the 600-foot-long Flower Garden Walk, which boasts 100,000 tulips and other ...

 

WCU to host free event on racial healing

As social media captures the reality of race relations today, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has forged a coalition of more than 70 organizations dedicated to supporting community-based healing projects and policy changes designed to dismantle racial hierarchies and structures of inequality. Gail C. Christopher, D.N., senior advisor and vice president of the W.K. ...

 

For now, library name to remain in limbo

For the Kennett Public Library, the name game will continue a bit longer. The board had planned to vote on a new moniker for the facility at its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 19. However, presentations focused on the process the board used to determine the best name have been so well-received that two more sessions are scheduled. In February, the Kennett Public ...

 

Parking, finances dominate borough meeting

A relatively brief agenda for Kennett Square Borough Council on Monday, April 18, portended a short meeting, but it was not to be. The majority of the meeting was devoted to a proposal for 416-418 West State Street. Architect Dennis Melton explained that his client, Chris Sotiropoulos, wants to demolish the existing duplex and construct a new building to accommodate ...

 

Donald C. Taylor, formerly of Kennett Square

Donald C. Taylor, 83, of Altoona, formerly of Kennett Square, died Sunday, April 17, at the Cambria Care Center, Ebensburg, Pa. He was the husband of Ann Wilson Taylor, who died in 2006, and with whom he shared 52 years of marriage. Born in Unionville, he was the son of the late Elisha B. and Elizabeth Fredd Taylor. He was a lab technician at the NVF Co. in Kennett ...

 

Anthony E. Fiorenza Jr. of West Chester

Anthony E. Fiorenza Jr., 86, of West Chester, and formerly of Berwick, died April 17. Born in Berwick, he was the son of the late Mary (Evina) and Anthony Fiorenza, Sr. He was the beloved husband of the late Ann Marie (Carabba) Fiorenza; loving father of Anthony John (Laura) and David (Lisa); dear grandfather of Derek, Victoria, Darian and Gia; brother of John ...

 

William “Bill” Clement of Concord Township

William "Bill" Clement, 82, died April 18, at Maris Grove in Concord Township. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Howard and Ann Clement (nee Finnegan). He was a 1952 graduate of West Catholic Boys High School and was employed for Philadelphia Electric Company until his retirement. Bill was predeceased by his wife Regina Clement and his sister, Lenore. ...

 

John Hooton Jr. of West Chester

John Hooton Jr., 89, of West Chester, formerly of Spring Lake Heights, N.J., died April 18. Born in Elizabeth, N.J., he was the son of the late Mabel and John Hooton Sr. John was a graduate of Linden High School and attended Union County Jr. College. He served in the military during WWII. He was employed as an administrative supervisor for Exxon Research. He was an ...

 

Police Log April 20: Accidents

• State police said Katharine M. Dubow, 33, of West Chester, was cited for following too closely in connection with an April 14 accident on Route 1 at School House Road in East Marlborough Township. A report said the Dubow rear-ended another vehicle at 4:56 p.m. that was stopped at the intersection. No injuries were reported. • Speed is believed the cause of a ...