Clifford P. Hemphill of Kennett Square

Clifford P. Hemphill, 66, of Kennett Square, died Thursday, June 8, at his home. He is survived by his mother, Pauline Blake, and three siblings, Mark, Michael, and Dorian Lelli. Clifford grew up in, Kennett Square, and attended Kennett High School. After graduating in, 1968, he then went onto, West Chester University, where he left after his junior year. Cliff lived in, Miami Beach, Fla. in…

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Suit challenges gerrymandering in PA

While there's been movement on the township level to get local governments on board with an effort to end gerrymandering in Pennsylvania, the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania has now filed a suit claiming the 2011 redistricting maps were drawn unconstitutionally. The 42-page complaint was filed this morning in Commonwealth Court. According to a press release, individual voters have joined the League in its…

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Newlin drops vote on gerrymandering

Newlin Township residents who packed the board of supervisors meeting Monday night expressed their displeasure when two-thirds of the supervisors failed to support a motion that would put an anti-gerrymandering resolution to a vote. “Isn’t it important the township support this?” asked Newlin resident Marilyn Tully asked after board Chairwoman Janie Baird made a motion that was not seconded. Gerrymandering is a term used to describe how…

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Adopt-a-Pet June 15

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Porto Porto was found on an airport runway about to be shot by authorities before a rescuer intervened. He truly got a second chance but needs a family to make it complete. He loves people and other dogs.  Porto’s adoption fee is “name your price” through Friday, June 16, then,…

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Around Town June 15

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Enchanted Summer Day at Winterthur is Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• It’s Enchanted Summer Day at Winterthur on Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Little ones are encouraged to dress up as pixies and fairies for dancing, singing, and playing games in Winterthur’s award-winning children’s garden Enchanted Woods. Children can make their own flying Bee Buzzer, Colorful Critter necklace, Silly Spider ring, or decorate a Fluttering Frisbee. They’ll even learn how to germinate…

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