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Conviction in machete attack

Sebastian Garro, 39, Lester, Tinicum Township, was convicted Friday, Dec. 14, of aggravated assault on his roommate who he attacked with a machete and metal pipe in January 2017. Following a jury trial before Delaware County Court of Common Pleas Judge George A. Pagano, Sebastian Garro was found guilty of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, endangering ...

 
 

Deputies cross paths years after naval service

Two Chester County deputy sheriffs recently upended the “six degrees of separation” concept. In 1990, playwright John Guare popularized the theory in a play of the same name. The premise: Any two people could be connected through a chain of up to six “friend of a friend” introductions. For Deputy Sheriff Keith Neiswender and Deputy Sheriff Howard “Larry” Sipple, the ...

 

DiGiorgio resigns as ChesCo GOP chair

Chester County Republican Party Chairman Val DiGiorgio has submitted his resignation from the position of Chairman of the Republican Committee of Chester County. DiGiorgio served as chairman of the RCCC since he was first elected in October 2011. During his tenure as chairman, he led Chester County Republicans to countless electoral victories. Chester County ...

 

Decade to Doorways honors those ending  homelessness

Administrators and staff of Decade to Doorways, Chester County’s initiative to end homelessness, honored a number of organizations recently that are working to prevent – and eventually eradicate – chronic homelessness in the county. Representatives from nearly 40 groups attended the event and ten “hometown heroes” were nominated by their peers for their dedication to ...

 

Welsh not seeking reelection

 After nearly two decades, the first female sheriff elected in Chester County has announced that she will retire from the Sheriff’s Office and therefore won’t be seeking re-election. Her term ends in early 2020. Chester County Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh, the longest-serving sheriff in county history, said she plans to pursue one of several opportunities that have ...

 

New director at Uptown!

The Board of Directors of Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center in West Chester is pleased to welcome Catherine Friedman as the next executive director. "We were overwhelmed with the quality of the candidates from our nationwide search,” said founding board member Tom McEvoy, “and very pleased that our top choice lives right here in our own backyard. Catherine's ...

 

Chiropractor busted writing illegal scripts

Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland announced the arrest of Marc Steven Persson, 40, who is charged with writing fraudulent prescriptions for addictive painkillers, such as Percocet and Oxycodone, to his chiropractor patients. The announcement comes at the conclusion of an undercover investigation by members of the Delaware County Criminal ...

 

Operation ‘Teddy Bear’ brings comfort to child victims

Working hand-in-hand, police agencies from across Delaware County joined District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland and victim advocates to accept a donation of stuffed animals and teddy bears for child victims from Andrew J. Edelberg, Esquire, in front of the Delaware County Courthouse in Media. Bringing both happiness and comfort to children, these stuffed animals are ...

 

PSP Sobriety checkpoint

The Pennsylvania State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint November 21 through November 25, 2018. A sobriety checkpoint is a traffic safety checkpoint wherein the Pennsylvania State Troopers systematically stop vehicles at selected locations to briefly observe drivers for articulable facts and/or behaviors normally associated with alcohol or drug impaired ...

 

Historical society hosts Candlelight Christmas

The Chadds Ford Historical Society is hosting a traditional Candlelight Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 1. This event highlights the society’s historic buildings, decorated with symbols of the season. Join the Heritage Dancers as they make merry with traditional colonial dances amongst trees trimmed in dried flowers, bird’s nests and natural materials at the Visitor ...

 

‘A Longwood Christmas’ opens Thanksgiving day

This year A Longwood Christmas pays homage to the Christmas tree with an imaginative display featuring traditional favorites and inspiring new twists to the iconic holiday symbol. From festive firs suspended from above to towering tannenbaums adorned in unique ways, uncover the magic of the Christmas tree re-imagined November 22–January 6. Tickets are available now ...