More changes in Kennett government

Kennett Township Manager Eden Ratliff on Monday addressed the absence of the township police chief and the restructuring of township staff. Chief Lydell Nolt is “part of an ongoing personnel investigation,” Ratliff said in an email to news outlets Monday afternoon. Ratliff also announced that three administrative employees were let go Friday as part of a restructuring move. More information will come out at the…

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12,500 trees planted to improve water quality

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Natural Lands announces tree planting

Natural Lands announced a massive tree-planting effort was completed recently at the organization’s Bryn Coed Preserve in Chester Springs, Chester County. Twelve thousand five hundred native species have been planted along a 3.5-mile stretch of streams, creating more than 64 forested acres of riparian buffer. “It’s really quite remarkable how much of a positive impact planting trees along streams has on water quality,” said Oliver…

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Julia C. Becker, formerly of Chadds Ford

Julia Catherine Becker, 86, formerly of Chadds Ford and beloved wife, mom, grandmother and great-grandmother, died Dec. 5, after a brief illness. One of three sisters, Julia was born in York, Pa. in 1933 to J. Oscar Bollinger and Catherine (Miller) Bollinger. After graduating from William Penn High School in York, Julia attended the School of Nursing of Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia, graduated as an…

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Adopt-a-Pet Jan. 27

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Carla Carla is a sweet and gentle girl who showed in her foster sleepover what a snuggle bug she is. She's housetrained and also quite mannerly. Carla looks forward to meeting any other dogs in the home. To top off all her amazing attributes to fit in a family,…

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