PennDOT seeks input through online survey

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, (PennDOT) is seeking motorists’ input on highway safety, traffic safety enforcement and driving behaviors through an online survey at “Our top priority continues to be safety,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said. “Public input through this survey allows us to quantify and adjust our safety efforts while gauging participants’ knowledge of the consequences of unsafe behaviors.” The brief survey…

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Man arrested for smuggling heroin into prison

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said today that Jarrett Mason was arrested for smuggling heroin into Chester County Prison and distributing the heroin to another inmate. “Desperate people do dangerous and dumb things,” Hogan said. “The scourge of heroin hits everywhere, from streets to homes to prisons. This defendant just made a bad situation for himself much, much worse.” According to a press release,…

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Toll explores opportunities for Crebilly

Toll Bros. is exploring opportunities — including increased density — for its proposed development of Crebilly Farm in Westtown Township. Crebilly is a 330-acre farm at Routes 926 at 202. Toll’s Division Vice President Andrew Semon said Toll is looking to build 300 to 385 units on the site. Semon reviewed some of the possibilities with Westtown Supervisors during the board’s Aug. 1 workshop. The…

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In borough, taxing issues, murder mystery

During its nearly two-hour meeting on Monday, Aug. 1, Kennett Square Borough Council grappled with diverse issues, ranging from whether to support an effort to redirect Philadelphia wage taxes to how to solve the mystery of the American Mushroom Party to how to fill the void left by the retirement of its police chief. The tax issue generated the most debate. Borough Manager Joseph Scalise explained…

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Police chief’s 40-plus-year career applauded

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Kennett Square Police Chief Edward A. Zunino addresses the audience at the borough's 2013 National Night Out celebration, a community policing initiative.

For more than 40 years, a Kennett High graduate embodied the concept of community policing – a practice that did not even gain public attention until the 1990s. In 1994, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) was established within the Justice Department. It aimed to promote a proactive approach to public safety concerns by building trust and respect between police and the public,…

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