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Military group honors Barrar

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) inducted the former state Rep. Stephen E. Barrar, into its prestigious Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame recognizes citizens for their exceptional service to the department, the Pennsylvania National Guard, and Pennsylvania’s veterans. “The DMVA Hall of Fame enshrines exceptional people, like Steve ...

 
 

Harry R. Schofield of Kennett Square

Harry R (Randy) Schofield, 92, of Kennett Square, died Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Kendall Crosslands Community. Born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia, Randy is survived by his children, Christopher and Carolyn Schofield, his daughter-in-law Cindy, grandsons Anthony and Robert, granddaughters Emily and Vanessa, and five great-grandchildren. He was the beloved ...

 

Op/ed: Keep U.S./France friendship

One brief, vivid and unforgettable comment, at least one that should not be forgotten, was boldly stated. A French military officer told a gathering in Yorktown that in today’s dangerous and unstable world, we must retain our staunch and long-lasting friendships. Without strong alliances, both France and the United States are in peril. His words were heard and ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Oct. 25

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Rodeo Rodeo is a rootin' tootin' good time. This very friendly boy loves people and can keep himself entertained with a good chew toy. He looks forward to meeting the family and other dogs in the home at the shelter before saying yes to forever with you. Given Rodeo is ...

 

Letter: Democrat for Gamble

I’ve been an active Democrat since JFK ran for president. More recently I worked to elect all three Democratic Kennett Township supervisors and served under them for almost five years as the township’s director of Sustainable Development. So why am I now voting for Republican Geoff Gamble rather than Democrat Whitney Hoffman? Our township’s own forensic auditors ...

 

Op/Ed: Township and principle over party

For generations, every member of my family, on both sides, has voted for Democrats. I have been left with no choice but to break with that tradition in this year’s election and vote for the Republican running for Kennett Township Supervisor, Geoffrey Gamble. My entire immediate family, and an increasing number of other loyal Kennett Democrats, are doing the same. I ...

 

Road Report for Oct. 23 to Oct. 29

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 Oct. 23 to Oct. 29. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Pole replacement will cause daytime lane closures on ...

 

Academic Achievement Oct. 22

Madalynne Burford and Diane Torregrossa, both of Chadds Ford, were among the 140 students who received their white coats during a Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at University of the Sciences ceremony in September. The school refers to the ceremony as “an annual rite of passage for students in their first professional year (third year) of USciences' six-year ...

 

Around Town Oct. 21

• Longwood Gardens’ Chrysanthemum Festival continues through Nov. 14. Big, bold colors and thousands of carefully nurtured and trained chrysanthemums abound during this imaginative display serving as the largest and oldest of its kind in North America. Timed admission tickets are required. For tickets, go here. • Concord Township’s Harvest Festival is this Saturday, ...

 

Eileen Pennock of Coatesville

Eileen Pennock, 59, of Coatesville, died Oct. 14 at her residence. Born on Oct. 4, 1962, in Upper Darby, she is the daughter of Clara (DiSantis) Marella and the late Charles Marella. Eileen graduated from Enfield High School, Enfield, Conn., in the class of 1980. She worked in sales for the hearing aid industry. In her free time, she loved watching shows and movies, ...

 

Daniel T. O’Brien

Daniel T. O’Brien, 59 passed away on Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Chester County Hospital.  He was the loving husband for over 36 years of Joyce (Owen) O’Brien.  Born on March 21, 1962, in Escondido, Calif., he was the son of the late James Eugene and Marlene Joan (Ross) O’Brien. Daniel was a graduate of Kennett High School in the class of 1976.  He earned a bachelor’s ...