Police: Motorcyclist in Rt. 202 crash dies

A two-vehicle accident on southbound Route 202 in Westtown Township on Wednesday, Sept. 14, resulted in the death of a motorcyclist. Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police said the driver of a 2016 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle, Dorian A. Dumas, Jr., 31, succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash. The driver of the 2013 Ford Fusion, Jalmeel Conway, 25, of Trenton, N.J., was released from Paoli Hospital and…

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Chesco accepts challenge to increase walking

Chester County has been selected as one of 50 members of the national HealthyCommunity50 in the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge. With the recognition comes a $10,000 community seed award to undertake projects highlighted within the application process, and by participating in the challenge, the county is in the running to receive further prize awards, up to $500,000, that will support its proposed program, WalkWorks…

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Every child needs a champion

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Every child needs a champion. Courtesy Photo CASA

If Karen Rivera gets her way, every child in the judicial system will have an advocate. When parents cannot or will not take care of their children, CASA or Court-Appointed Special Advocate is an organization that fills the void. CASA provides advocates for thousands of abused and neglected children in Delaware and Chester counties. Judges in family courts assign a CASA volunteer to a youth…

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Around Town Sept. 14

• Brandywine Ballet’s 2016-2017 season steps off with the fall production of “Colour Brillanté” in October, continues with “The Nutcracker” in December, and concludes with “Beauty & the Beast” in May of 2017. Brandywine Ballet continues its performance residency on the historic campus of West Chester University at Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall on 700 S. High Street in West Chester. Season subscriptions are available…

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Adopt-a-Pet Sept. 15

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, Sept. 19. 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. Pumpkin & Turkey Well, what a treat it is…

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Chadds Ford team pilots new therapy program

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Kathryn Meloni and Frangelica, far right, are taking part in a pilot program of using therapy dogs in the waiting areas of Juvenile Court and Juvenile Dependency Court.

The team of Kathryn and Frangelica Meloni are part of a new therapy program at the Delaware County Courthouse. But this is not your typical sister or mother/daughter team. While Kathryn Meloni is a well-known attorney and former judge of elections in the township, Frangelica has four legs. She’s a certified therapy dog. The two are members of a new pilot program aimed at calming…

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