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Killion introduces ‘red flag’ gun bill

State Sen. Killion speaking at the state Capitol about gun safety legislation with Moms Demand Action PA and legislators on Sept. 24.

Saying Pennsylvania must do more to end gun violence, state Sen. Tom Killion, R-9, has introduced legislation that would temporarily remove guns from individuals who are a danger to themselves or others. Killion officially introduced his red flag legislation, Senate Bill 90, Feb. 14, on the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High ...

 
 

Hockessin mother in cancer campaign

Hockessin resident Marisa Maddox will be one of the 29 people featured in a new PSA in Times Square this March for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Maddox a colorectal cancer survivor, is an awareness ambassador for Fight Colorectal Cancer the country’s leading advocacy organization focused on colorectal cancer policy and research. The PSA will launch during the ...

 

Man gets 13 to 40 years for abusing 4-year-old

Michael Adam Kaminsky, 47, of Haverford Township, was sentenced to 13 to 40 years in prison yesterday and was also sentenced to lifetime registration as a sex offender under Megan's Law, for repeatedly sexually assaulting a child in 2017, who was 4-year-old at the time of the abuse. Kaminsky was convicted in November 2018 following a jury trial before Delaware ...

 

Kennett contest solicits love for local business

Kennett Square is launching its “Love it! Like a Local” campaign and social media contest to celebrate its dynamic community spirit. All who participate in the #loveitlikealocal contest by midnight on Feb. 14 will have a chance to win a $100 prize. Some Kennett Square regulars love a quiet café with coffee, a croissant, and a book, and some love a night out enjoying ...

 

CFES Art Show set for March 22

Chadds Ford Elementary School will present the 70thannual Art Show & Sale March 22 and 23. The historic event, held at the school, will showcase more than 65 local and regional artists and will include a visit from Karl J. Kuerner, whose family’s farm was the inspiration for many of the late Andrew Wyeth’s paintings. Exhibiting artists display and sell their work ...

 

Kennett Square to debut Restaurant Week

Kennett Square’s first-ever Restaurant Week – Feb. 24 to March 3 – will feature a wide variety of dining options at over a dozen participating restaurants. Also on tap: 15 nights of music at various venues, including restaurants and the Kennett Flash, “Food, Wine, and Good Times,” a culinary-themed art exhibit showing the work of Jeff Schaller, Dane Tilghman, Al ...

 

Photos on display at Darlington

Live music and an art gallery opening at Darlington Arts Center in Garnet Valley pick up the entertainment pace this Saturday, Feb. 9. Enjoyment begins with a gallery opening for area photographer Linda Braceland and purrs invitingly late into the evening with the enchanting vocals of Heidi Hayes. At  6:30 p.m., Darlington unveils Braceland’s retrospective display, ...

 

Sprinkler valve off during Barclay fire

Investigators now say a sprinkler valve was likely in the off position during the Nov. 16, 2017 fire at the Barclay Friends Senior Center in West Chester that killed four people. It has still not been determined what caused the fire, but there is no indication of arson. Those were the findings given in a press release the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and ...

 

American Beauty comes to BRM in March

This spring the Brandywine River Museum of Art will present American Beauty: Highlights from the Richard M. Scaife Bequest, featuring the finest works from the bequest of Mr. Scaife — who left his impressive art collection to the Brandywine and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art following his death in 2014. Co-organized by the Brandywine and Westmoreland, ...

 

Wintry mix precipitation predicted

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, NJ has issued the following weather statement for a wintry mix precipitation on Tuesday and gusty winds with snow showers/snow squalls are possible in the afternoon and evening on Wednesday: Chester County Forecasted Conditions: Precipitation may begin as a wintry mix before changing to rain on Tuesday Rain is expected to ...

 

Pocopson Home gets 5-star rating

Pocopson Home, Chester County’s long-term healthcare facility, has received a 5-star rating from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. “We are thrilled with this endorsement of Pocopson Home, as it is an achievement that reviews many aspects of service and care,” said Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Michelle Kichline. “We know that all staff members ...