Archive for May 19th, 2016

Police issues dominate Kennett Twp. meeting

From the nefarious tactics of the Felony Lane Gang to the shrewd instincts that reunited an elderly man with his family, police work dominated the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors meeting on Wednesday, May 18. The bulk of the discussion centered on a report from a frustrated resident regarding the theft on Monday, May 16, of his wife’s purse from her vehicle. ...

 
 

Lenape bridge closing for repairs next week

Updated at 4 p.m. with details of Wednesday's crash from police Area residents are about to get an unexpected — and likely unwelcome — preview of what traffic will be like when the Route 926 Bridge is closed for six months, a reconstruction project presently scheduled to begin in February after more than a decade of delays. On Monday, May 23, through Thursday, May ...

 

Health Dept. offers tips for ‘bite-free zone’

Now that the weather is warming up, the Chester County Health Department encourages county residents to “make you and your home a bite-free zone,” reducing the risk of mosquito-borne diseases like the West Nile or Zika viruses. Because mosquito-borne diseases are spread through the bite of an infected mosquito, residents should use insect repellent and other personal ...

 

Anna M. Conte DiAngelis of Avondale

Anna M. Conte DiAngelis, 91, of Avondale, died Monday, May 16, at her home.  She was the wife of the late Thomas J. DiAngelis, who died in 1980, and with whom she shared 29 years of marriage. Anna was born in Boothwyn. She was a daughter of the late Emilio Conte and the late Libera DiCrosta Conte. In her early years, Anna owned and operated her own beauty salon in ...

 

Letter: Dinniman pandering to get re-elected

Gov. Tom Wolf and state Sen. Andy Dinniman, D-19, failed students, teachers and taxpayers this past week.  House Bill 805 would ensure that the best teachers are protected from layoffs and not simply the ones who are there the longest.  Rather than working to improve our education system and provide real accountability, Wolf and Dinniman opposed this legislation to ...

 

Best and worst for United Way

Dave Salomaki, president of the United Way of Southern Chester County, borrowed directly from Charles Dickens when he said the agency’s past year was “the best of times, it was the worst of times.” His comments came during the agency's annual meeting held May 18 at the Genesis Building in Kennett Square. Among the best of times, he said, was the good work partner ...

 

Around Town May 19

• The Kennett Area Senior Center offers a gentle yoga class led by Alexis Donahue on Mondays and Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. The cost is $35 for 10 classes. Call the KASC at 610-444-4819 for more details, or just drop in and check it out for $8. • Visitors to the Brandywine River Museum of Art will discover a treasure trove of decorative and visual art along with ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet May 19

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, May 23. 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. MIMI Please allow ...