Frances Abbot Laws Gilbert of Kennett Square

Frances Abbot Laws Gilbert (Fran), 90, of Kennett Square, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, at home from the natural consequences of old age. Fran led a very ordinary life. Loved to cook.  Played bridge.  Did needlework.  A green-thumb gardener.  Avid reader. Loved to travel.  Ran a nice card shop in Kennett Square for several years during the 90s called Papier. She was preceded in death by…

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Conservancy celebrates milestone

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View into the Starr Farm in East Bradford Township. (Courtesy image)

The Brandywine Conservancy recently celebrated milestone achievements in land conservation as it ended 2022 with more than 500 total conservation easements held by the organization, while also exceeding 70,000 acres of land that have been permanently preserved through both direct and facilitated easements. Staff completed a total of 32 conservation projects throughout the year, resulting in the protection of 1,033 additional acres of land in…

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Police Log Jan. 18: DUIs, crash, theft

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • Patrick A. Doherty, 20, of Phoenixville, was charged with following too closely following a rear-ender accident on Route 202 south of Oakland Road near Garnet Ford in Chadds Ford Township on Jan. 4, according to police. According to the report, Doherty was southbound on 202 when he could not stop in time for upcoming traffic congestion, and struck one…

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