Archive for August 3rd, 2016

Widened Route 202 makes long-awaited debut

Starting at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, commuters got to enjoy the debut of 2.5 miles of Route 202, widened to six lanes. PennDOT said crews worked Tuesday night, Aug. 2, into the morning to complete line-striping and other operations for opening the rebuilt highway between the Routes 401 and 30 interchanges in East Whiteland Township, according to a PennDOT press ...

 
 

Musings: Gary Johnson thanked me

I’ve never hidden my political leanings, quite the contrary. When I started covering the Chadds Ford area 15 years ago next month, I was upfront. People were naturally curious about this new guy reporting on local government and politics, and I spelled it out in two simple sentences: “I’m a Libertarian. Republicans and Democrats are the same to me.” Some people got ...

 

Kennett’s National Night Out wins kudos

Anyone waking from a nap in the 200 or 300 block of East Linden Street on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 2, might have rubbed their eyes in wonder at the crowded scene on the streets. Police officers from Kennett Township, the borough, and Pennsylvania State Police appeared everywhere, joking with smiling children while parents kicked back and chatted amiably with ...

 

Former constable now Concord supervisor

Thomas Mahoney was appointed to the Concord Township Board of Supervisors Tuesday night. Mahoney, a former constable in Concord, replaces Kevin O’Donoghue, who stepped down last month for business reasons. Mahoney, one of seven applicants, has lived in the township for 15 years with his wife and two sons, spent seven years as a constable, and owns a construction and ...

 

Art Watch: Art abounds in August

This Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Mala Galleria at 206 East State Street will hold the opening reception for "New Leaf" paintings by local artist Joanne Mark. The exhibit debuts her recent exploration of new techniques to increase the textural complexity of her works as she turns over a new artistic leaf and incorporates metal leaf into her works. Joanne explains, ...

 

Murder Mystery Art Stroll returns

The Kennett Square Murder Mystery Art Stroll is back Friday, August 5th starting at 6:45 p.m. Visitors will embark on a "Clue" like hunt through stores and galleries to try to solve this year's Art Stroll Mystery. The Murder Mystery Art Stroll starts at the Genesis Walkway, where visitors are introduced to the detective on the case, played by a local celebrity. Every ...

 

Police Log Aug. 3: Missing person, sex assault

• Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the disappearance of a 61-year-old Concord Township man. According to a report, Arthur McClaskey suffers from dementia. He was last seen at his home on Concord Road at approximately 9:30 p.m. on July 29. He is described as a white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 200 pounds and has gray/brown eyes, is missing teeth and ...