Changes for deer licenses

Hunters statewide may begin applying for antlerless deer licenses by mail beginning Monday, July 12. Chester County Treasurer Patricia Maisano, whose office processes state hunting licenses and permits, noted changes made to the 2021 licensing year, including an increase in the fee for the antlerless license, and an increase in the personal license limits. “Some hunters who have come into the Treasurer’s Office to purchase…

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U-CF teacher earns Heart of Learning Award

Charles F. Patton Middle School English teacher Lauren Owsley has received the Citadel Heart of Learning Award. This is a very special award in any year, but especially meaningful and well-deserved after the challenges last year presented. Students and UCF leadership only have positive things to say about Owsley. In her award nominations, one student wrote: “I always look forward to her class. I feel…

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Couple charged in child’s murder

District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer announced that Kandie Meinhart, 31, and her paramour Maurice Davis, 29, both of Chester, were arrested and charged with homicide for the brutal beating and murder of Meinhart’s 18-month-old daughter Li’Aziah Thomas on Jan. 20. “The facts of this case are truly horrific: a mother and her boyfriend are literally responsible for beating to death this defenseless baby. Our investigation found…

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Birmingham student wins essay contest

Birmingham Township high school student Natalie Gildea is the winner of the first-ever Future of Freedom essay contest sponsored by the Libertarian Party of Chester County. Christopher Goodrich and Shivam Shetye were the second and third place winners, respectively. The Future of Freedom Essay Contest was open to all Chester County high school students, including public, private, charter, and homeschooled students. Winners were awarded certificates…

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Police Log June 30: Accidents, scam thwarted

Pennsylvania State Police Media barracks • William Copes, 49, of Philadelphia, was arrested for DUI in Chadds Ford Township on June 10, police said. According to the report, police responded to a call of a vehicle “driving all over the roadway” near Routes 1 and 202. They found the car, a 2004 Ford, stopped in the right lane of 202 at Hillman Drive with the…

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Art Live: Museum summer openings

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Work from Art Addiction 2021 at DAM

Museums across the country have had to seriously contemplate how they move forward as we slowly come out from under the pandemic. In an article for Hyperallergic written last summer, writer Michael Press stated what many have confirmed since then, “In reality, museums merely reflect the massive inequalities in society at large. After the pandemic, museums may represent an even greater concentration of wealth in…

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Excessive heat through tomorrow

The National weather service is predicting excessive heat for the tri-state area through tomorrow. “The next two days will feature the worst of this excessive heat episode, with widespread heat indices exceeding 100 degrees for several hours each afternoon. Heat indices will likely exceed 105 degrees in the urban corridor this afternoon, with forecast values very similar on Wednesday afternoon.” Cooler air is expected to move…

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Rt. 1 Bridgework underway

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The rehabilitation of the Route 1 Bridge over the Brandywine between Pennsbury and Chadds Ford townships is underway. and traffic lanes are expected to reopen in a few weeks before more work is done.

Work to rehabilitate the Route 1 Bridge over the Brandywine Creek between Pennsbury and Chadds Ford townships is underway. While PennDOT's website still says the work will continue until further notice, PennDOT's Brad Rudolph said the lanes might reopen within a couple of weeks but close again in September for more work. The inside lanes of the bridge were closed following a May 27 inspection.…

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Adopt-a-Pet June 28

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Adopt-a-Pet June 28

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Brody Brody is a very sweet and loving boy who likes car rides, toys, water, running, and playing tug. Brody doesn't let his size stop him from climbing in your lap to snuggle and you will earn his eternal devotion if you also give him a rub behind his…

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Grant keeps pets with families

Brandywine Valley SPCA has received a $60,000 grant investment from the newly named Petco Love to support their lifesaving work for animals across the state of Delaware and in Chester and Delaware counties in Pennsylvania. The grant scope focuses on pet retention. The BVSPCA will apply the funding to help families keep the dogs and cats they love when faced with financial circumstances that could…

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