Mind Matters — Measles and Madam Secretary

The TV series “Madam Secretary” tackled the topic of vaccinations recently. In this episode, a young child, whose parents had not gotten her vaccinated, contracted measles and as a result, suffered cognitive impairment. As a child, I remember being very ill with the measles. I also remember being ecstatic to join all the children lined up at the firehouse a few years later to receive…

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Roadwork for March 30-April 5

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 March 30-April 5. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Merion Drive— between Marlborough Lane and the Conchester in Concord Township — will be…

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Suspects sought in thefts from cars

The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating an incident where an unknown black male broke into a locked vehicle by shattering the passenger side window. He then stole two purses located inside the vehicle, according to the report. Shortly after, an accomplice — identified as Tara Stanley, of New Jersey — used the victim’s credit cards at multiple locations to obtain approximately $3,150 worth of gift…

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Walter J. Forsyth of Avondale

Walter J. Forsyth, 74, of Avondale, died Tuesday, March 26, at Sunrise of Westtown. He was the husband of Regina “Jean” Marie Neely Forsyth, with whom he shared 52 years of marriage. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Nancy Hafstad and her husband Glenn of Reston, Va. and Maureen Buckley and her husband Joseph of Ardmore; two grandchildren, Gavin Hafstad…

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Parking, property damage problems addressed

Issues over parking and property damage for some Chadds Ford residents has abated. Residents on Longview and Summit Road have been inconvenienced for months by construction vehicles involved in building the Residences at Chadds Ford. In addition to vehicles parked improperly, roadways being blocked and dirt spread along the streets, there was also a hydraulic fluid leak. According to township Supervisors’ Chairman Frank Murphy, the…

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Around Town March 28

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Chanticleer to perform at Unionville High School on Wednesday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m.

• Unionville High School presents Chanticleer in concert on Wednesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. Hailed as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, the San Francisco-based Grammy Award-winning ensemble Chanticleer celebrates its 40th anniversary this season. • Iron Butterfly, the band behind the record-breaking song “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,” will perform at The Kennett Flash on Thursday, April 4, 2019. All tickets are $50. Tickets are available at www.kennettflash.org. Doors open at 7 p.m.;…

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Award-winning Yukon retires

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Deputy Sheriff Brian Bolt and K-9 Yukon shared hundreds of assignments and multiple awards.

Retirement of award-winning K-9 team prompts gratitude. Left to his own decision-making, K-9 Yukon would have doggedly continued to sniff out explosives, track missing children, and provide security to the public. Instead, the regal black and tan German shepherd, currently recovering from surgery, has been retired from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit after nearly nine years of service. “I could tell; it was…

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Police Log March 27: DUIs, drug possession, stolen car recovered

Pennsylvania State Police • Police said they arrested two women on DUI and drug-related charges in Pennsbury Township on March 17. According to the report, troopers made an unrelated traffic stop on Cossart Road when Kasey Taylor Henitz, 21, of Glenolden, approached them to ask a question. During the conversation, troopers determined she had smoked marijuana earlier, and she handed them a bag of weed.…

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Unionville alum signs contract with NHL team

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Ryan Lohin of Pennsbury Township signs a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

A Unionville High alum and ice hockey superstar made headlines in January when he became a candidate for the prestigious Hobey Baker award, the hockey equivalent of football’s Heisman trophy. Despite a strong showing, Ryan Lohin, 22, of Pennsbury Township, didn’t get enough votes to make the top 10, but he had no time for disappointment. Instead, with what could be described as lightning speed,…

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DUI fatalities down in region

While some Pennsylvania counties have seen a rise in DUI fatalities, that’s not the case in Chester and Delaware counties. In this area, DUI fatalities have decreased. That’s the word from ValuePenguin.com, a Lending Tree company. According to the company’s report, the five worst large counties for DUI fatalities are Monroe, Butler, Dauphin, Centre and Luzerne counties. Monroe County leads the list with 4.51 DUI…

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