Roadwork for April 1 through April 6

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 April 1 through April 6. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • There will be lane closures on East Marshal Street between N. Franklin Street and Montgomery Avenue in West…

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Brandywine Coach Works earns recognition

Brandywine Coach Works of Chadds Ford has been officially certified by Assured Performance, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training, and facility necessary to repair the participating automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer's specifications. In achieving their certification, Brandywine Coach Works is now an integral part of the most advanced repair capable and efficient auto body repair network in…

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Charles ‘Chuck’ Gawthrop Shoemaker of Kennett Township

Charles ‘Chuck’ Gawthrop Shoemaker, 93, of Kennett Township, died Feb. 24, at Kendal at Longwood. He was born to William MacClean Shoemaker, Jr. and Mary Hickman Gawthrop on Dec. 26, 1923 in Kennett Square, the youngest of three children. At the age of 6, he moved with his parents to Wilmington, where he attended Alexis I. duPont School then Wilmington Friends School. In the late 1930s,…

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WCASD wants $645K from Toll

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Jeff Madden, far right, testifies that there would be nine stormwater basins on the Crebilly Farm site that would be owned and maintained by the future homeowners' association.

Toll Bros. proposed development of Crebilly Farms in Westtown Township has now led the West Chester Area School District to seek $645,000 per year from Toll. The money would be used to help offset added expense to the district should the 317-new home development go forward. WCASD directors approved a resolution to ask for the money during its March 27 meeting. The resolution said the…

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Around Town March 30

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Mr. and Mrs. Bunny coming to Brandywine Ace hardware.

• On Saturday, April 1, the Mill at Anselma will open for the 2017 season. Hours are Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Memorial Day. Expanded hours Thursday through Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. from June 1 through Labor Day. Weekends only after Labor Day through Dec. 9. New this year: tours of the Mill will also include the Spring House…

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Adopt-a-Pet March 30

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, April 3. 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. POLO Hi, my name is Polo and I…

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Vivian “Mert” M. Brison, of Coatesville

Vivian “Mert” M. Brison, 50, of Coatesville, died Saturday, Mach 25, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She was the proud mother of Christian Brison whom she adored and he was her everything and biggest hero. Born in West Chester, on Nov. 15, 1966, she was the daughter of the late Joel M. Brown Sr. and the late Audrey Brison Fountain, she grew…

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Therese M. Pattinson of West Chester

Therese M. Pattinson (nee McGillian), 54, of West Chester, died Saturday, March 25, 2017. Born in 1962 in Darby, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Cargan) McGillian. Therese was a second-grade school teacher at St. Irenaeus, Archdiocese of Philadelphia for 10 years. She retired to become a full-time mother to her dear children. She was an avid Eagles fan and season…

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Dana James Tauber of West Chester

Dana James Tauber, 69, of West Chester, formerly of Dover, N.J. died Monday, March 27. Born in Morristown, N.J. in 1947, he was the son of the late Alfred and Virginia (nee Riker) Tauber. Dana was the beloved husband of Pilar (nee Cobo) Tauber; loving father of Erica Stott (Craig), Jessica Tauber, and Brian Calixto Tauber; dear brother of Douglas Tauber and Dennis Tauber (Maria…

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Ethyleen M. McCool of West Grove

Ethyleen M. McCool, 95, of West Grove, died Sunda, March 26, at Twin Pines Health Care Center in West Grove. She was the wife of the late Frederick Sylvina who died in 1972. Born in West Grove, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and the late Esther (Weller) McCue. Ethyleen was a store manager for Sheldon’s Department Store in Kennett Square for many…

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Police Log March 29: Counterfeiting, DUI, drug possession

• One unknown suspect, described only as a black male, used a counterfeit $100 bill to buy merchandise at the Walgreens on Route 1 in East Marlborough Township on March 20. This is the second such case at that location this month. Last week state police from the Avondale barracks reported three men used three counterfeit $100 bills to buy a $295 Visa gift card…

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