Archive for October, 2016

Aaron Taylor Mason of Lincoln University

Aaron Taylor Mason, age 25, of Lincoln University, died suddenly Monday, Oct. 24. Born in Hartford, Conn., Aaron was the son of Dennis and Sharyl (Bailey) Mason, and brother to Kathryn Mason of Bear, and Christopher Mason of Newark. He graduated from Avon Grove High School and the Technical College High School in 2010. He was a talented ASE certified auto mechanic ...

 
 

Mind Matters: Give our children a future

It has always amazed me how people manage to bear children in the most horrid circumstances. Babies have been born all over the world with bombs bursting in air from hither and yon. Poverty, famine, war—all sorts of violence does not stop procreation. Ever wonder why? Maybe it’s the very word: pro-creation. Having children is for rather than against creation. ...

 

Anti-anxiety pills spur smuggling charges at jail

An alleged, pill-smuggling attempt in the visitation room at the George W. Hill Correctional Facility has led to criminal charges, authorities said. Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan announced that Frank J. Cipriotti, 67, of Broomall, is charged with criminal conspiracy, furnishing controlled substance contraband to an inmate, and possession charges. ...

 

Roadwork for week of Oct. 29

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Oct. 29 through Nov. 5. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Route 202 in both directions in Thornbury, Westtown, West Goshen, West Whiteland, East ...

 

Woodlawn decisions remanded to Concord

See Update Below It’s back to the drawing board regarding Concord Township land use decisions. Two Delaware County judges remanded both decisions to the supervisor. Common Pleas Court Judge G. Michael Green issued his ruling Oct. 24 in response to an appeal of the March 18, 2015 decision that gave preliminary approval for Vineyard Commons, a proposed development of ...

 

Speed limit changes in Chadds Ford

Speed limits are being lowered on five state roadways in Chadds Ford Township. The speed limit on Harvey Road is dropping drop from 35 to 25 mph; limits on Webb, Ring and Ridge roads will be lowered from 40 to 35 mph; and the limit on Smithbridge Road will drop from 45 to 40 mph. Township Manager Amanda Serock made the announcement during the Oct. 26 supervisors’ ...

 

Eye-popping mums anchor Longwood display

An impressive display that features 200,000 chrysanthemum blooms on 17,700 plants dominates Longwood Gardens right now. Longwood’s annual Chrysanthemum Festival, which runs through Sunday, Nov. 20, also features the largest chrysanthemum ever grown outside of Asia: the Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum. This year, the name understates the plant’s prowess since 1,523 ...

 

The Human Resource: No politics in the office

As the presidential debates ended, the two nominees escalated the harsh attacks and derogatory comments against one another. With election day closing in, people are getting more passionate about who they are supporting. Political opinions are often deep rooted in an individual’s personal, moral, and ethical beliefs. Individuals may have very specific alignment with ...

 

Glen Mills child-abuser, 34, gets 35 years

A Glen Mills man will spend 35 years behind bars for crimes related to child pornography and the sexual abuse of a toddler. Jose Gonzalez, 34, was sentenced on Thursday, Oct. 27, in federal court on two counts of manufacturing child pornography, one count of distribution of child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography, said U.S. Attorney Zane ...

 

Law upgrades most strangulations to felonies

A bill that makes strangulation, a violent form of assault seen frequently in domestic-abuse cases, a free-standing criminal offense is now the law in Pennsylvania. State Rep. Becky Corbin, R-155, who introduced the bill, was joined by Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan; Deputy District Attorney Michelle Frei, who leads domestic violence prosecutions in ...

 

Chesco residents’ tax break poised to end

After a four-year respite, Chester County taxpayers will see their county taxes increase if a preliminary budget remains unchanged. At the Chester County Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 26, the commissioners reviewed figures that showed that the owner of a $166,630 home — the median assessed value in the county — would pay a projected bill of ...