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Roadwork for Oct. 20 to Oct. 26

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 Oct. 20 to Oct. 26. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • PECO Energy is planning weekday lane restrictions ...

 
 

Sandra M. Hamilton Urban, formerly of Chadd Ford

The family and friends of Sandy Urban, nee Hamilton, regretfully and sadly announce her passing on Monday, Oct. 15 at the age of 56. She was born March 19, 1962, to James & Geraldine Hamilton (Remington), both predeceased. Sandy was raised in Prospect Park and Chadds Ford. She graduated from Interboro High School 1980, previously worked for the Franklin Mint and ...

 

Around Town Oct. 18

• Unionville High School is hosting a marching band competition, “March on the Brandywine,” this Saturday, Oct. 20 from 6-10 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, free for ages 5 and under. Food, including our famous hand-cut, fresh – never frozen – band fries will be available for purchase, along with programs and music-related items. • ...

 

Jeffrey Riggs of Kennett Square

Jeffrey Riggs, 52, of Kennett Square, died Thursday, Oct. 4. He was the son of Judith E. Miller Pratt and the late Douglas E. Riggs. He is survived by a sister, Sharon Eggers (Steve), half-siblings, Jenny Riggs, Ronnie Riggs (Rebecca), David Riggs and Joseph Coover; stepsisters, Susan Pratt Murphy (Kevin), Sandra Pratt and Martie Shepherd. He is also survived by a ...

 

Deputies help Pocopson ‘Kids with Hearts’

One of the dozens of enthusiastic students at the Chester County Family Academy smiled broadly before delivering his assessment of an outreach by Pocopson Elementary School’s Kids with Heart Club. “This is almost like Christmas, but with food,” he said exuberantly as he surveyed the sea of red grocery bags in the entranceway of the K-2 charter school. The 45 members ...

 

Police Log Oct. 17: Identity theft, bullet found in wall, notary arrested

• A Pennsbury Township man was the victim of identity theft last month. State police said an unknown suspect obtained the victim’s personal information and tried to buy a Mercedes-Benz from a dealership in Columbia, Mo. The suspect also opened a fraudulent auto insurance policy from Progressive. • A Chadds Ford resident also had his identity stolen but is none the ...

 

Anne Hall Savidge of Jennersville

Anne Hall Savidge, 92, of Jennersville, died silently in the early morning hours of Oct. 15. Her husband, Clair predeceased her in 1995. She was the daughter of Fred and Mildred Hall of Paoli. She is survived by her daughter, Diane Albertson of Avondale, her son David Savidge and granddaughter Jennifer Savidge of Wisconsin and one sister, Catherine Sharpless of West ...

 

Joseph M. Pitone of Chadds Ford

Nephrologist Dr. Joseph M. Pitone, 71, of Chadds Ford, died Thursday, Oct. 11, at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia. He was the husband of Gail Chronister Pitone. He is also survived by his daughter, Dr. Melanie Pitone (Jeffrey Press); his son, Michael Pitone (Brooke); his son Matthew Pitone (Eveline); grandchildren, Siena, Roman, Sofia, Oliver, ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Oct. 15

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Sherbert Sherbert is hoping to find a loving home to settle into as she approaches her senior years. This gorgeous girl is a sweet, laid-back, lap cat who prefers to spend most of her day snuggled up somewhere cozy. Sherbert wouldn't mind a home with children, but she does ...

 

Roadwork for Oct. 13 to Oct. 19

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 Oct. 13 to Oct. 19. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Water main improvements will cause lane ...

 

Jack Tobin, formerly of Chadds Ford

Col. John "Jack" Tobin, 88, U.S. Air Force, retired, Opa to his grandsons, died Sept. 27, surrounded by family, in Dunnellon. Jack's mother and father, Gertrude and George Tobin, raised him in New York City. Despite an eye for mischief, Jack was named altar boy of the year at St. Patrick's, earning himself an appearance on Babe Ruth's radio show. He attended Fordham ...