Archive for March, 2020

County extends essential only policy

Chester County commissioners today announced they're extending the essential-services only policy through the end of April. The move follows Gov. Tom Wolf's extension of the Stay at Home order. County government established the essential services-only policy on Saturday, March 14. Essential services identified by the county range from the 9-1-1 Center, Chester County ...
 
 

Photo of the Week: Reaching New Heights

A turtle climbs for the warmth of sunshine.
 

Schools stay closed, Delaware now closed

The reaction to COVID-19 is getting stronger. Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania has extended his stay at home order, with schools and non-essential businesses remaining closed indefinitely. And Delaware Gov. John Carney has closed that state to out-of-towners. Delaware.gov is reporting that Carney modified his Declaration of Emergency, ordering all out-of-state travelers ...
 

Mrs. Carol Irene Newsom of Chadds Ford

Mrs. Carol Irene Newsom, 74, of Chadds Ford, died Sunday, March 29, at her home. Born Oct. 18, 1945, in Darby, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Irene (Wright) Moyer. Mrs. Newsom was a graduate of Upper Darby High School in the class of 1963.  She was a homemaker, raising her children but then entered the workforce as an administrator working for State ...
 

Charles Joseph Donovan Sr., formerly of Avondale

Charles Joseph Donovan Sr., 81, formerly of Avondale, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 25, at the Pocopson Home after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Charlie, as he was known to all his family and friends, attended Holy Spirit Catholic Grade School and graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School in 1958. Prior to opening Donovan’s ...
 

Adopt-a-Pet March 30

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Deborah Deborah arrived in pretty rough shape as a stray. She is petite, sweet and gentle, so she likely had a home previously. This elder girl is looking for companionship and love in a home matched to her pace. Deborah is estimated at 12 years old and deserves to be ...
 

Military hospital sets up in DelCo

A military-style field hospital is just days away from being operational in Delaware County. That was the word from the county’s Director of Emergency Services Tim Boyce. Saturday afternoon, personnel from the 103rd Brigade Engineer Battalion began offloading beds and other equipment to turn the gymnasium at The Glen Mills School in Thornbury Township into a hospital ...
 

Federal medical facility planned for Delaware County

In the wake of more COVID-19-related deaths, Delaware County Council Chairman Brian Zidek announced the establishment of a federal medical station at the former Glen Mills School. The facility "will help us care for low acuity cases should the need arise," Zidek said and would serve the entire region. The region includes surrounding Pennsylvania counties and parts of ...
 

Concord extends shut down to April 13

Concord Township has extended its office closures to visitors through April 10. A press release said the staff is prepared to return to their offices on April 13 but, until then, all non-essential township business will be handled while employees work remotely from home. Essential functions, such as sewer plant operations, will continue as normal.  Residents are ...
 

Arts trust extends prize deadline

The Decorative Arts Trust announced the extension of the nomination deadline for the Prize for Excellence and Innovation from March 31, 2020, to June 30. “We are sensitive to the demands on our friends in the field as they tackle essential efforts and address changes to institutional priorities,” explains Trust Executive Director Matthew A. Thurlow. “In this ...
 

Neumann offers online networking site

The Center for Leadership at Neumann University has launched a new Facebook group as a central location for small businesses and non-profits who offer essential services — such as restaurants, food providers, retail shops, etc — that are currently offering pick-up or delivery services. Our goal is to connect individuals with those businesses who remain open for ...