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Op/Ed: Red Flag laws needed

The numbers are beyond horrific. Every day in the United States 100 people are killed with guns and hundreds more are shot and injured. Nearly two-thirds of all yearly gun deaths in this country are suicides, including over 1,000 children and teens. In Pennsylvania gun violence claims over 1,500 lives every year, with gun suicides comprising 63 percent of firearm ...

 
 

Kennett to announce new manager

The Kennett Township Board of Supervisors will introduce the new Township Manager during their regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. Kennett Township residents are invited to attend the meeting where the new Township Manager will be introduced and officially hired. The start date for the new manager has been set for late ...

 

Heat and humidity to continue

AccuWeather and the National Weather Service are both reporting continued heat and humidity through tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 20. Along with that are the chance of thunderstorms and a heat advisory. According to an email from AccuWeather, "The overall pattern Monday and Tuesday will be quite similar [to that over the weekend], with waves of showers and thunderstorms ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Aug 19

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Giavanna Giavanna is a sweet mama who came to the shelter as a stray with a smile on her face that she still carries today. She is a social girl and has done well with other calm dogs in playgroups. Giavanna loves attention and rolling on her back for belly rubs. This ...

 

Roadwork for Aug. 17-Aug. 23

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Aug. 17-Aug. 23. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Asphalt restoration will cause lane closures on ...

 

Around Town Aug 15

• It’s Longwood Gardens’ pop-up Luminary Nights this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening. Thousands of luminaries adorn the Cow Lot and along the Large Lake, creating a series of concentric arcs that transition from subtle gold to luminous white. Stroll the Gardens, enjoy live music and alfresco dining in the Beer Garden, and experience an Illuminated Fountain ...

 

UHS junior competes at National American Miss Pageant 

Lauren Chamberlain, a Kennett Square resident and Unionville High School junior competed and won awards at the National American Miss pageant on Monday night at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, NJ.   Lauren placed 4th in the photogenic and actress competitions in the Teen catagory.   She was also selected in the Top 10.  Julia Snyder of Sugarloaf, PA was crowned ...

 

Conservancy accreditation renewed

The Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art achieved renewal of its accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. The prestigious land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national high-quality standards for protecting important natural places and working ...

 

Police Log Aug. 14: Theft, statutory sexual assault

Pennsylvania State Police • State police from the Avondale barracks are investigating a reported theft in Pennsbury Township from a resident of Crossland Drive. Investigation revealed the victim’s niece, who has power of attorney, removed $500,000 from the victim’s brokerage account, police said. The victim contacted police on Aug. 6. • A 46-year-old male, unnamed ...

 

T-storms, flooding, tornado possible

A threat of summer storms is generating another flash flood watch, this one According to the National Weather Service, the watch could continue into the overnight hours into early Wednesday morning. Severe thunderstorms are expected with damaging winds and may produce torrential downpours. Total rainfall could be 1-2 inches with up to 5 inches possible in some areas. ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 12

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Vada Vada lost her home when her original owner had to move without her, and she is longing for another chance at forever. This nine-year old has successfully lived with other cats and would love companionship in her older years. Vada is adoptable for a fee you name ...