No tax increase in Kennett Township

In 2020, Kennett Township supervisors will help support the new library construction — but without the use of a tax increase. But sewer rates are going up. The supervisors unanimously approved the township’s 2020 budgets in a special meeting Monday night. The township will still contribute toward the new library, but the money in 2020 will come from an expected revenue surplus in the general…

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Adopt-a-Pet Dec. 30

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Marley Marley is a big puppy looking for an active family. He loves playing with toys and could fetch for hours. He gets along with well-mannered dogs and prefers a home without cats. Marley loves everyone he meets, and one of his friends was kind enough to sponsor his…

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Catharine Gray of Chadds Ford

Catharine Gray, 97, of Chadds Ford, died on Thursday, Dec. 26. She was predeceased by her husband, William Bruce Gray who died in 1977. She was born in Hartford, Conn., Nov. 15, 1922, the daughter of the late Raymond & Frederika Olcott. Catharine lived in New England for 48 years before moving to Pennsylvania in 1970 where she lived until her death. She was a…

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Roadwork for Dec. 28-Jan. 3

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 Dec. 28-Jan. 3. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Borings will cause lane closures on Smithbridge Road — between Arbor Circle and Palmer…

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Robert Lee Crandell of Pennsbury Township

Robert Lee Crandell, 87, of Pennsbury Township, died surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Dec. 23. Bob was born Sept. 27, 1932, in Buffalo, N.Y. to Guy & Lena Crandell. He is survived by his wife Marjorie of 64 years, children Roberta (Doug) Lottes, Catherine (Joel) Gann, Mark (Barbara) Crandell, Donna (Greg) Grinnell, Rhonda (David) Ekholm, 16 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a sister Joan…

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Edwin A. Schuller Jr. of Chadds Ford

Dr. Edwin A. Schuller Jr., 69, of Chadds Ford, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family in spirit on Monday, Dec. 23. Ed was born on Nov. 12, 1950, to his proud parents, the late Edwin A. Schuller Sr. and Marguerite (nee McCully). Ed was a devoted Catholic, an altar boy throughout his childhood, and sang in a choir as a teenager and young adult,…

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Around Town Dec. 26

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Happy Holidays from the gang at Leaders. For more than 30 years, Jim Leader, second from left, has been hosting a Christmas Eve open house at his gas and service station on Route 1 at Station Way Road. The service bay is transformed into a smorgasbord area with car lifts serving as supports for the food tables.

• The Chester County Arts Association will host an opening reception for its January exhibits on Thursday, Jan. 9 from 5-7 p.m. The exhibits include Thinking in Reverse invitational printmaking exhibit and a non-juried group show, All Things In Motion! • Steve Forbert & The New Renditions Trio will perform two shows at The Kennett Flash on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Tickets are available at…

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Students support families in need

Students and alumni from both Unionville and Kennett High Schools will be joining forces on Saturday, Jan. 4 to present a Unionville-Kennett Holiday Showcase in support of people in need in the Kennett Square area. The showcase will be presented free of charge in the Unionville High School Auditorium, beginning at 7 p.m. and will feature approximately 20 performances by alumni and current students from…

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Police Log Dec. 25: Crash on Route 1

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One person was injured in two-car crash near Pennsbury Township municipal building.

No official report has yet been released, but one person was transported for treatment of injuries following a two-car crash in Pennsbury Township on Dec. 23, according to a state trooper who responded to the scene. The accident happened at 10:57 a.m. on Route 1 and Independence way at the entrance to the Pennsbury Township property. A westbound motorist attempted making a left hand turn…

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Linda M. Vahey of Chadds Ford

Linda M. Vahey, 67, of Chadds Ford, died Sunday, Dec. 22. Born to George and Alberta Gilbert Abbott, Linda was raised and educated in Boothwyn and graduated from Chichester High School, Class of 1970. She has resided the past year in Chadds Ford, previously resided in Upper Chichester, for 38 years. Linda received her associate degree from Delaware County Community College. She held the position…

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