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Roadwork for April 21 through April 27

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 April 21 through April 27 Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, ...

 
 

Adopt-a-Pet April 19

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Romeo Oh Romeo, Romeo. This dreamy 2-year old isn’t much like the one in the play, but that doesn’t mean we’re not head over heels for him. Romeo is shy to start but warms up quickly to be a sweet, snuggly, playful, and slightly clumsy lovebug. He is also very curious, ...

 

Around Town April 19

• Chadds Ford Township is hosting the annual recycle event this Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  There will be free gifts for the first 50 residents. State Rep. Stephen Barrar is also hosting a recycling event at his office at One Beaver Valley Road, from 9 a.m. until noon. Both events will be held rain or shine. • Seven branches of the YMCA of Greater ...

 

Dolores Ann Nobile Keating of Kennett Square

Dolores Ann Nobile Keating, 87, of Kennett Square, died Sunday, April 15, at the Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, N.C. She was the wife of the late Donald Francis Keating, who died in 2000 and with whom she shared 43 years of marriage. Born in Columbia, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Michael and the late Carmella (Russo) Nobile. Dolores graduated from ...

 

Frances Ferranto of Kennett Square

Frances Ferranto, 73, of Kennett Square, died Monday April 16, at the Pocopson Home in West Chester, after a long illness. Born in West Chester, she was a daughter of the late Pietro Ferranto and the late Anna Rita (Macellaro) Ferranto. Frances was a longtime resident of Kennett Square and a life-long parishioner of St. Patrick Church. She graduated Kennett High ...

 

Police Log April 18: DUIs, drug drop offs

Pennsylvania State Police • A traffic stop for a violation led to a 24-year-old male from Delaware being popped for drug possession in Kennett Township. A state police report said the man, unnamed in the report, had a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. The incident happened at 2:52 p.m. on April 15. • On April 12, at 6:35 p.m., police made a traffic stop in ...

 

Chesco preserved space acres doubles

The Chester County Commissioners announced that an estimated 4,240 acres of open space were protected during 2017—more than double the amount preserved the previous year. “We are pleased to announce that the county continued to preserve open space in 2017,” said Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Michelle Kichline. “This is one of the largest annual increases in ...

 

Ruth Ann Crampton of Kennett Square

Ruth Ann Crampton, 75, of Kennett Square, died Sunday, April 15, at her residence. She was the wife of Clifford B. Crampton who died in 2000, and with whom she shared over 30 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late John N. Jackson and the late Margaret Snowden. She was a program technician at Agilent Technology (Hewlett-Packard), ...

 

Photo of the Week: Archie’s Corner

Mother Archie’s Church at Ring and Bullock roads in Chadds Ford Township. The structure was originally built as a school in the 1800s but became a church for Chadds Ford’s black population in the early part of the 20thcentury. The site was officially designated as “Chadds Ford Historical Site” during a ceremony in September 2003. Mother Archie refers to Lydia Archie, ...

 

Op/Ed: We should protect children

The statistics about child sexual abuse are alarming. In the United States alone, one in 10 children will be sexually abused before the age of 18, making this one of the most prevalent health problems children face, with the most serious array of consequences. Child sexual abuse survivors are three to four times more likely to abuse drugs or alcohol, and twice as ...

 

Mildred W. Herr of Avondale

Mildred W. Herr, 92, of Avondale, died Saturday, April 14, at the Christiana Hospital. She was the wife of John H. Herr who died in 2014, and with whom she shared 67 years of marriage. Born in Newark, she was the daughter of the late Philip Wilson and the late Ethel Lovett Wilson. Mrs. Herr was a homemaker. In her early years, she worked as a bookkeeper for the ...