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Roadwork for Feb. 16-Feb. 22

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 Feb. 16-Feb. 22. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Bridge inspection will cause lane restrictions on ...

 
 

Priscilla Much Elko of Chadds Ford

Priscilla Much Elko, 79, of Chadds Ford, formerly of Media, died Thursday, Feb. 7. Born in Philadelphia in 1939, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Elizabeth (nee Donnelly) Much. Priscilla was active in high school athletics, lettering in field hockey, lacrosse and basketball. She graduated from Swarthmore High School in 1957 and Millersville University in ...

 

Around Town Feb. 14

• Chadds Ford Township will hold its annual Volunteer Appreciation Night at Turners Mill, the municipal building, at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22. • From now through October, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is offering a series of motorcycle safety clinics focusing on developing operator proficiency free-of-charge to prospective, experienced, and new ...

 

Police Log Feb. 13: Thefts, crashes, fleeing and eluding

Pennsylvania State Police • Police said Jeremiah D. Timmins, 27, of Downingtown, was cited for excessive speed after the 2000 Chevrolet Blazer he was driving left the road as he was trying to negotiate a left-hand curve on Doe Run Road near Covered Bridge Road in West Marlborough Township on Dec. 13. The incident happened shortly before 5 p.m. After failing to ...

 

Weather closings Tuesday, Feb. 12

The overnight winter storm has caused Unionville-Chadds Ford, Kennett Area and Garnet Valley School Districts to be closed today. Chester County Courthouse is operating on a two-hour delay.

 

Jane A. Finnen of West Grove

Jane A. Finnen, 87, of West Grove, died peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 7, at her residence. She was the wife of William A. Finnen Jr., with whom she shared 65 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, she was the daughter of the late Reuben F. Abernethy and the late Matilda J. Fuller Abernethy. Jane worked for the DuPont Co., Chester County Voter Registration Services, ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Feb. 11

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Sandy Sandy is a dainty lady. But when she’s not greeting visitors with a calm wiggle, she occasionally lets her hair down and likes to play. Sandy would make a great choice for someone who will treat her like the princess she was born to be, and she’d be happy to meet any ...

 

Roadwork for Feb. 9-Feb. 15

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 Feb. 9-Feb. 15. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • As part of SEPTA’s Elwyn to Wawa Service Restoration ...

 

Eric Robert Duerr of Chadds Ford

Eric Robert Duerr, 22, of Chadds Ford, died Saturday, Feb. 2. Born Nov. 16, 1996, in West Chester, he was the son of Todd Duerr and Susan Hanchak Duerr. Eric attended Unionville High School and graduated from the Sanford School in Hockessin, where he played baseball. He was a student at West Chester University. He stayed involved with the West Chester baseball team ...

 

Man arrested for giving meth to kids

The Chester Cunty District Attorney’s Office today announced the arrest of a Honey Brook man for giving methamphetamines to children. In a press release, District Attorney Tom Hogan said the 43-year-old defendant, Harold Theodore Nuse, was originally arrested for leaving three young children in a running vehicle with a gun while he went shopping. The kids, boys, ...

 

Around Town Feb. 7

• Pocopson Township resident Laura Densmore will share her fascination and photography of birds from 7-9 p.m. at Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church, 101 Old Kennett Road in Wilmington on Feb. 21. Her photography of birds has taken her from Texas to Florida, Alaska, Canada and beyond. The event is free. • Unionville High School presents “Little Shop of Horrors” on ...