Borough OKs pacts, adds 2 police officers

Memorandums of understanding (MOU) and issues involving police and money dominated a two-hour Kennett Square Borough Council meeting on Monday, Oct. 3. The council voted on two MOUs. One renewed a partnership with Longwood Gardens to run shuttle service into the borough over the holidays. It passed quickly and unanimously. Borough Manager Joseph Scalise said the shuttle would run on Saturdays from Nov. 26 through…

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Letter: Fire prevention a yearlong effort

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, the Chester County Commissioners issued a proclamation recognizing Fire Prevention Week. The commissioners noted that eight people have died in fires in Chester County in the past year and $36 million worth of property was destroyed in county fires. Taking steps to stop fires and save lives is a yearlong endeavor. The commissioners should be congratulated for raising the awareness of…

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Area state police receive commendations

From saving the life of a crash victim to demonstrating a commitment to DUI enforcement, state police in Troop J received awards from Maj. Dante Orlandi and Capt. Maurice Tomlinson during an annual troop drill. On Wednesday, Sept. 28, Trooper Patrick Kilgarif of the Avondale barracks received a Troop J letter of commendation for his life-saving efforts on April 24. Kilgarif responded to a serious…

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Art Watch: Art is everywhere in October

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Good Crows by Philip Jamison

October is a very busy month for art!  It starts off with the exciting biannual "Gallery Walk" Friday October 7th from 5 to 9 p.m. in West Chester, Dozens of businesses downtown become mini-art galleries, and existing galleries have fun, catered openings for their newest shows. Go to the West Chester Chamber of Commerce website for a complete list of participating businesses and a map…

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Birmingham in brief

• Birmingham Township supervisors Monday voted to accept a snow removal bid from Page Excavating for the 2016-2017 snow season. It was the lone bid that came in for the work, but was accepted because Page has taken care of Birmingham’s snow removal before and is known to do a good job, according to Supervisors’ Chairman John Conklin. “Page does a great job,” added Supervisor…

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