Archive for April 21st, 2020

Moore waives hearing on theft charges

The former Kennett Township manager who allegedly embezzled more than $3 million from the township has waived her preliminary hearing. The hearing for Lisa Moore was scheduled for April 21 in district court. The waiver was submitted April 14 by Moore’s attorney, Julia Alexa Rogers, according to the Pennsylvania eDocket. The case now moves to the Chester County Court ...
 
 

The Brandywine mourns loss of Betsy James Wyeth

It is with great sadness that the trustees of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art announce the death of Betsy James Wyeth on April 21. Betsy was a catalyst in the creation and opening of the Brandywine River Museum of Art and was a visionary in the worlds of art and architecture. She was also a published author, art collector and a driving force in the ...
 

Storm warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued severe thunderstorm watch until 5 p.m. today, Tuesday, April 21 for the five counties in southeastern Pennsylvania including Bucks, Chester Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia. Wind gusts may reach 60 m.p.h. Protecting yourself from immediate threats to life and safety shall take priority. Whenever possible, as long as it ...
 

Budget talks go on despite pandemic

Some things need to be addressed regardless of a pandemic. One such matter is the 2020-2021 budget for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. Despite uncertainties about the budget because of COVID-19, the board is still expected to vote on the spending bill in June. A budget hearing is scheduled for May 4. In November, before the pandemic struck and shut down ...
 

Legislators frustrated over stay-at-home

When Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf extended the state's lock-down until May 8, he also said the case numbers for COVID-19 have stabilized and "we have prevented the patient surges that we've all been concerned about and that we've seen in other places." Wolf said Monday that "We are taking small steps toward regaining a degree of normalcy in Pennsylvania." Among those ...
 

Photo of the Week: Tadpole Hunters

Young members of the Hufnal family of Kennett Square look for tadpoles in a stream at Anson Nixon Park on a sunny afternoon. While mom keeps an eye on the kids, Bullen keeps an eye out for strangers.