Delco man arrested for child pornography

Delaware County authorities announced the arrest on Tuesday, Oct. 18, of a 23-year-old man on child pornography charges. Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said in a press release that Robert J.  Parker of Havertown faces charges of child pornography possession, sexual abuse of children, and criminal use of a communications facility, all third-degree felonies. Criminal Investigation Division Det. Kenneth Bellis, a member of Delaware…

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Crebilly Farm dominates Westtown meeting

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Mindy Worth Rhodes rides along the perimeter of Crebilly Farm in Westtown Township. Her horseback crusade to preserve the property drew people to the Westtown supervisors' meeting on Monday, Oct. 17.

A heartfelt letter about the joys of childhood horseback riding on Crebilly Farm generated applause in Westtown Township. Although 330-acre property did not appear on the agenda for the supervisors’ meeting on Monday, Oct. 17, the prospect of a Toll Brothers subdivision dominated the meeting, which was attended by more than 30 people. As announced in late June, Toll Brothers has an agreement of sale…

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Op/ed: Crebilly Farm merits preservation effort

I would like to address something very near and dear to my heart: the potential loss of 330 beautiful acres and historic land known as Crebilly Farm. My name is Mindy Worth Rhodes. I grew up at 809 General Howe Drive in West Chester. I was born at Chester County Hospital; I graduated from Stetson Middle School and Westtown School. I lived in the big…

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Art Watch: ‘Behind The Easel’

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Robert Jackson face to face with painting by Stone Roberts "Grand Central" which will be featured in the show at the Delaware Art Museum

The major art event of the week and perhaps the year is a two-fold celebration of contemporary realism in America that starts with the gallery opening at The Somerville Manning Gallery of "Behind The Easel" October 20-November 19 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Delaware Art Museum's "Truth and Vision" exhibition opens Friday October 21 for members only 6 to 9 p.m., and continues through…

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Katharine M. ‘Kate’ Kendig, 91, of Glen Mills

Katharine M. “Kate” Kendig, 91, of Glen Mills, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016 at her home at Maris Grove.  She was the devoted and loving wife of Nathan Kendig with whom she shared a wonderful 61 years of marriage before his passing on June 13, 2014. Mrs. Kendig was born and raised in Kennett Square, where she graduated from St Patrick’s Grade School…

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Barnard House: persistent Pocopson presence

Even when a Pocopson Township Board of Supervisors’ meeting only lasts half an hour, the Barnard House still looms large. Supervisors Chairman Ricki Stumpo and Supervisor Elaine DiMonte said the board had two recent meetings regarding the early 1800s building, a project that has generated controversy off and on since its purchase from the county for $1 in 2008. Supervisor Alice Balsama did not attend…

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League of Women Voters to host debates

While presidential politics continues to hog the headlines,  the League of Women Voters wants to remind the public of the importance of making informed choices in local races, which often have more impact on individual citizens. Toward that end, the league is hosting two debates for seats that will impact area residents, and it is hoping for a large turnout. On Sunday, Oct. 23, incumbent…

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