Charles Theodore Axarlis

Charles Theodore Axarlis, 80 of Chadds Ford, died on Oct. 13, in West Chester, following a lengthy illness. Charlie was born in 1938 in Lebanon, Pa. to Theodore S. and Victoria Kutcher Axarlis. He graduated from Lebanon High School in 1956 and Millersville University in 1960 and received his master's degree in 1963 from Millersville as well. He started his career in education at Northern…

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Fire puts community’s neediest at risk

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Volunteers load a delivery from Chester County Food Bank for storage.

A malfunction in a freezer at 4 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 sparked a fire at the Kennett Food Cupboard. The damage from fire, soot and smoke forced Kennett Area Community Service, who runs the cupboard, to throw out half of their current inventory and close their doors. "We hope to open in 7-10 days,” said Leah Reynolds, executive director of KACS. The cupboard supplies…

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Concord nixes Concord Ventures

The vote was unanimous and the applause strong Tuesday evening when Concord Township Council denied the PRD application of Concord Ventures. Had the application been approved — along with required future land development plans — 29 townhouses in six buildings and 166 apartments in three five-story buildings could have built off of Watkin Avenue near southbound Route 202. Tuesday’s 7-0 vote temporarily put the 2-plus-year…

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DelCo warns of phone scam

The Delaware County Park Police has received reports regarding scam phone calls originating from unknown phone numbers, or possibly a “spoofed” number, appearing to be from the sheriff’s office. The scammers may represent themselves as county employees. In the most recent case the caller used the name, of a park police officer. The scammers tell the targets that there is a warrant for their arrest,…

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Heavy rains possible

AccuWeather and the National Weather Service are each calling for the possibility of heavy rain from today into Thursday. The weather service is calling for 1-2 inches of rain in Chester County, with a chance of up to 3 inches. Localized flooding is possible and fallen leaves may lead to slick roads and reduced storm drain capacity.

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Police Log Oct. 16: Revolver, license plates stolen

Pennsylvania State Police • State police are investigating the theft of a revolver that took place on Pole Cat Road in Concord Township sometime between noon on Sept. 29 and noon on Oct. 3. The victim is reported to be a 92-year-old man. • Police are also investigating the theft of a license plate from the Team Toyota dealership on Route 1 in Concord Township.…

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