Newly sanitized salons are open for business

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A pedicure with partner Kimly Chum at Nailish.

"The first day we opened was busy, with our regular customers coming in," said Nita Say, co-owner of Nailish, a nail salon in downtown Kennett Square. Her voice is a bit muffled through her mask. Hygienic practices have been stepped up in response to COVID-19 and include a mask policy for all, clear Plexiglas shields between the technician and the customer, curtains between customers and…

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Kennett recoups $1 million

The Kennett Township manager announced Wednesday that the township has recovered roughly one-third of the money allegedly embezzled by Lisa Moore. In a press release issued about an hour and a half before the virtual supervisors’ meeting was scheduled to start, current township Manager Eden Ratliff said the township was paid $1 million from a surety bond that covered Moore, the former township manager who…

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Another round of COVID restrictions in Pa.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced today new restrictions in light of an increase in Coronavirus cases, a situation he called “unsettling,” according to some reports. The restrictions go into effect tomorrow, Thursday, July 16. According to a Tweet from Wolf, all indoor dining must be reduced to 25 percent of capacity, and bar service by itself is prohibited, but diners may order drinks at the…

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Concord opens pickleball courts

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Betty Alcorn, of the Garnet valley Gherkins, returns a ball to Concord Township Council Vice President John Gillespie in a ceremonial one-point pickleball match at the grand opening of the new pickleball courts.

It took a few years, but pickleball payers in Concord Township now have a home of their own. The six courts in the Concord municipal complex at 43 S. Thornton Road officially opened on July 15, much to the delight of Betty Alcorn of the Garnet Valley Gherkins Pickleball Club. Club members — more than 400 on the email list — had been playing at…

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Police Log July 15: Drug possession, DUI, crash

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks •Police said they cited Markes D. Barrett, 34, of New Castle, Del., following a two-vehicle crash on Route 202 on June 23. A report said Barrett was driving southbound in the left lane, approaching Naaman’s Creek Road when he attempted to pass a truck that was also in the left lane. Police said he moved into the right lane, failing…

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