Op/ed: School board needs more sunshine

In the last 16 months, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board has held at least three closed meetings — members call them retreats — to discuss items of district business. In response to my query about these meeting, both the superintendent and board president have written that no deliberation occurs and that therefore the Sunshine Act does not apply. The Superintendent cites an exception for meetings…

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Longwood Gardens Fellows Program opens

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Alumni of the Longwood Gardens Fellows Program the prestigious Society of Fellows, a global network of public horticulture professionals.

Applications and nominations are now being accepted for the Longwood Fellows Program, a 13-month residential learning experience focused on building the leadership capacity of high-potential public horticulture professionals. Applications are due November 1.  The program is open to global professionals who hold a bachelor's degree and possess a strong desire to lead in a public horticulture environment. Masters and doctoral candidates from domestic and international…

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Alan Sinton of Kennett Square

Alan Sinton, 88, of Kennett Square, died peacefully with his family by his side Friday, July 29, at the Pocopson Home, in West Chester. He was the husband of Mary Elizabeth (Willis) Sinton, with whom he shared 68 years of marriage. After his parents, the late Frederick William and the late Josephine (Williamson) Sinton emigrated to America from Northern Ireland, Alan was born in 1928…

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Nonprofit has designs on Centreville home

An extraordinary contemporary home in Centreville is expected to draw thousands of visitors next month as the setting for the Delaware Designer Showhouse. The inspirational show house will feature the creativity and talents of nearly 20 local interior designers and landscapers, with proceeds benefitting its principal sponsor, the Junior League of Wilmington, as well as four other nonprofits. The show house will be open Thursdays…

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Marie B. Busillo of West Grove

Marie B. Busillo, 85, of West Grove, died Friday, July 29, at her residence.  She was the wife of Matthew J. Busillo who died in 2002, and with whom she shared 49 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Duffy Hinkle. Mrs. Busillo was a member of Assumption BVM Church in West Grove, where she was…

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