Op/Ed: State violations

Elected officials in Pennsylvania start their terms by taking an oath of office wherein they pledge to uphold, obey, and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the Commonwealth. This is important because these documents set the boundaries for elected officials. Unfortunately, once elected officials take their hands off their bibles, many quickly forget that oath and proceed with doing whatever…

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Adopt-a-Pet Jan. 31

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Elf Handsome Elf is very affectionate and will purr up a storm when he gets loved on. Every once in a while, he will stick his tongue out at you for additional cuteness. You can name your fee for Elf through the first half of the week, and then…

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Blizzard conditions possible

The entire northeast corridor is in the path of a winter nor’easter tonight and into tomorrow morning. Blizzard conditions — with heavy snow and strong winds – are possible, weather services are reporting. Gusts could reach 50 mph. Snow accumulation of 4-7 inches is expected in Philadelphia’s western suburbs.

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Road Report for Jan. 29 to Feb. 4

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Jan. 29 to Feb. 4. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Utility installation will cause daytime lane closures on Gay Street, between Church…

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Academic Achievement Jan. 28

• Charles Bukovacz, of Chadds Ford, was named to Susquehanna University's Dean's List for the fall 2021 semester. Bukovacz, who is majoring in creative writing, is a member of the Class of 2023. The dean's list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for the semester. • Katharine A. Murray, of Chadds Ford, was named…

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Kennett Symphony back on stage

For the first time in more than two years, the Kennett Symphony is fulfilling its raison d'être by performing live and in person on Jan. 30. The performance is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Unionville High School. After two years of being shut down because of COVID, the orchestra is coming out of the gate this Sunday with Aaron Copeland’s Fanfare for the Common Man,…

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Around Town Jan. 27

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Take a warm look at winter at Longwood Gardens.

• It might be cold, but Longwood Gardens is offering a warm look at winter. Experience a warm, colorful oasis in Longwood’s grand Conservatory. Vibrant Streptocarpus ‘Concord Blue’ baskets float above, Saintpaulia (African-violets) delight, and tal Clerodendrum schmidtii (chains-of-glory) stun. From Cymbidium to highlights from our vast collection, find hundreds of orchids in beautiful bloom. If braving the outside temperatures, stroll through 400 acres and explore the beauty…

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Praise for PAWS

Christmas came early last month for PAWS founder and Executive Director Lynne Robinson. Throughout the month of December, staff members from the Delaware Office of Volunteerism worked with nominators to surprise honorees with the news of their selection for the 2021 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Award. A “SurPRIZE Patrol” delivered a custom cake and certificate to Robinson early in December at the PAWS office. The names…

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Police Log Jan 26: Weapons at school, DUI, self-pleasuring

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • State police said they arrested Anthony Clemmons, 40, of Wilmington, on DUI charges following a traffic stop in Chadds Ford on Jan. 23. The report said police stopped Clemmons in a 2015 Honda Accord for vehicle violations on Route 202 south of Dilworthtown Road at 12:33 a.m. After contacting Clemmons, police determined he was driving under the influence. •…

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Nancy L. Savage of West Grove

Nancy L. Savage, 79, of West Grove, died Sunday, Jan. 23, at Twin Pines Health Care. She was the wife of the late Floyd Savage. Nancy was also previously married to the late Harvey George Allaband Sr. Born on June 5, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Paul S. Godshall and Dorothy Kelly. Nancy worked as a licensed practical nurse working at Jennersville…

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Fareed “Fred” Paul Barakat

Fareed "Fred" Paul Barakat died Saturday, Jan. 22 at the age of 72. He unexpectedly died of natural causes with his devoted girlfriend, Blanca Wulbrecht, by his side while vacationing in Mexico. Fred was born to Adele and Joseph Barakat on June 17, 1949, and grew up in Havertown. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of Pennsylvania. Fred was then accepted into…

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