Battle continues to protect Revolutionary sites

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A series of maps shows significant landmarks, including troop movements and encampments, related to the Battle of the Brandywine on Sept. 11, 1777.

For area residents, it has become increasingly difficult to avoid treading on hallowed ground – mainly because the footprint of the Brandywine Battlefield continues to grow. That increase has occurred in large part from the efforts of the Brandywine Battlefield Task Force. Formed in1993 with municipal, state, and federal representatives along with nonprofit institutions, it has been working to ensure that this integral part of…

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New animal control policy in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township now has a new animal control policy. Brandywine Veterinary Hospital — on Route 1 in Chadds Ford — now has an agreement with several Delaware County municipalities to house stray dogs that are picked up by the township animal control officer. Township Manager Amanda Serock said township residents who have lost a dog should make a series of phone calls. The first,…

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Adopt-a-Pet June 30

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, July 4. Not yet 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. MAXINE Maxine? Don't you mean cutest dog…

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Around Town June 30

• The Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors meeting scheduled Wednesday, July 6, has been cancelled. The public hearing scheduled to consider the adoption of Ordinance 143, Solid Waste Authority Agreement, is also cancelled. Regular township business will be addressed at the Wednesday, July 27 workshop at 7 p.m., and the public hearing to consider the adoption of the Solid Waste Authority Agreement, will be held then. • “Get The Picture! Contemporary Children’s Book…

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Academic Achievement

• Michael Gomella, of Chadds Ford, graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in biological science during commencement ceremonies on May 22, 2016 at the University of Vermont. • Caroline Earnest, of Chadds Ford, was named to the University of Scranton Dean's List, which recognizes students for academic excellence during the 2016 spring semester. A student must have a grade point average of…

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Unionville grad a 7th-round NHL draft pick

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Ryan Lohin, 20, of Pennsbury Township, who has been skating since age 5, is thrilled to be a 7th-round NHL draft pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

A 2014 Unionville High graduate resident celebrated his birthday a bit early this year. The day before Ryan Lohin of Pennsbury Township turned 20, he got the gift of his dreams: On Saturday, June 25, he was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the seventh round of the National Hockey League draft, the 208th overall prospect. “It was amazing and very, very exciting,” said…

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Bernard (Bernie) Joseph Dougherty Jr. of Kennett Square

Bernard (Bernie) Joseph Dougherty Jr., 59, of Kennett Square, died Monday, June 27, at the Abington Hospital. Born in Upper Darby, he was the son of the late Bernard Joseph Dougherty Sr. and Anne Marie Feeney Dougherty. Bernie retired from Kendell and Crosslands in 2009. Before that he was owner of Birch Street Automotive. Bernie proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy 1976 –…

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Joseph E. Nearey of West Chester

Joseph E. Nearey, 69, of West Chester, formerly of Darby, died on June 26. He was the son of the late Thomas and Mary (nee Dolan) Nearey. Joe was the beloved husband of Diane G. Nearey (nee Charbonnier); the loving father of Heather M. Meyer (nee Nearey) and Joseph P. Nearey; the loving grandfather of Colton Meyer and Lia Nearey. Joe served in the U.S. Army…

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Pair pleads guilty to falsifying Delco deeds

Two Chester residents pleaded guilty on Wednesday, June 29, to all charges against them relating to a multi-year conspiracy to file false deeds on homes throughout Delaware County. Steven Hameed, 57, and Darnell Young, 48, also admitted filing false tax forms against judges, law enforcement, and other government employees to try to intimidate and harass them in the course of their official duties, said U.S.…

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Living History: Pondering America’s 240th

While many Americans take it for granted that our nation will always be strong as we approach the July 4th celebration, the Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence felt otherwise. They recognized that the struggle for independence would be tortuous and the outcome was highly uncertain. Benjamin Franklin even joked about it: “We must all hang together, or we will surely hang separately.”…

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Former CCHS leader moving to Stroud center

The Chester County Historical Society has announced the departure of its former acting president. David Reinfeld, who served six years as the vice president for development, a year as interim president, and 1½ years as acting president, has accepted a position as director of campaign programs/major gifts for the Stroud Water Research Center in Avondale, said a CCHS press release. “David has thoroughly enjoyed his time…

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