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Moro withdraws from 6th CD race

Elizabeth Moro has withdrawn from the Democratic Party primary race for the 6th Congressional District. She had hoped to challenge the party’s endorsed candidate Chrissy Houlahan in the May primary but released a statement today saying she is withdrawing. Moro originally sought to run for U.S. House in the 7th CD, but when the districts were redrawn, she and the rest ...

 
 

PennDOT Reduces Speed Limits

Due to the severity of the winter storm, PennDOT is temporarily reducing the speed limit on several roadways in the region. PennDOT is urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel but those who must head out will see speeds reduced to 45 mph on the following highways: • Interstates 76, 95, 476, 676; • U.S. Routes 1, 30, 202, 422; and • State Routes 63, 100 Spur and ...

 

Operation Warm seeks volunteers nationwide

Since 1998, Operation Warm, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing brand new winter coats to children in need, has gifted more than 2.5 million coats. Due to the expansion of giving efforts across the U.S., Operation Warm has launched its first ever ‘Volunteer Brigade,’ a highly trained force to give more coats to kids in need. This past year, Operation Warm was ...

 

Gov. Wolf gives storm advice

Commonwealth asks drivers to avoid, postpone unnecessary travel. With a new severe weather system forecast to impact wide areas of eastern Pennsylvania Wednesday, Governor Tom Wolf said state agencies have prepared an aggressive plan to reduce disruptions, but he added that postponing any unnecessary travel will help state crews in meeting their missions. “This storm ...

 

Winter storm warning

Winter storm warning in effect from 7 p.m. Tuesday evening until 3 a.m. Thursday. * What...heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 7 to 10 inches, with localized amounts up to 13 inches, are expected, especially near and just west of the interstate 95 corridor and in the hilly areas of southeastern Pennsylvania and northeastern New Jersey. * Where...portions ...

 

Hearing scheduled for Chadds Ford priest

A preliminary hearing for Msgr. Gregory L. Parlante is scheduled for this Thursday, Feb. 1, before Judge Wendy Roberts in district court. Parlante, formerly of St. Cornelius Church in Chadds Ford, was arrested last week and charged with drug possession and stealing from the church collection. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Parlante was stealing money ...

 

Birmingham recognizes Conklin

Birmingham Township Supervisors Scott Boorse and Michael Shiring recognized fellow Supervisor John Conklin during Conklin's final meeting on the board. Conklin served 12 years as a supervisor and chose not to run for a third term. John Daniel Hill will replace him in January. During the Dec. 4 Board of Supervisors' meeting, Boorse reflected on his association with ...

 

‘Shop with the Sheriff’ enchants wide audience

More than 100 enthralled children from the Chester County Family Academy, a K-2 charter school in West Chester, spilled into the Kennett Square Walmart on Saturday, Dec. 2, to enthusiastic applause and high fives from employees, shoppers and a posse of “Shop with the Sheriff” volunteers. The students, who arrived by bus from the Providence Church in West Chester, ...

 

Geography miscue continues magical odyssey

Three years ago, a 9-year-old West Chester boy stole hearts when his contest entry -- seeking a hunting and fishing trip with the Chester County Sheriff -- ended up in the wrong state. Fortunately for Alex Collins, Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh, who received the boy’s poignant application, quickly determined that it should have gone to the Chester ...

 

ATF to investigate West Chester fire

The National Response Team (NRT) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), along with Special Agents from the ATF Philadelphia Field Division, and members of the ATF Philadelphia Arson Task Force were activated to respond to the a 5-alarm fire that occurred at the Barclay Friends Senior Assisted Living Center located at 700 N. Franklin Street ...

 

Grant to preserve trail in Birmingham, Westtown

State Rep. Carolyn Comitta, D-156, announced that Natural Lands Trust Inc. would receive a $250,000 grant through the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program to acquire a conservation and trail easement for a half-mile trail and public parking on the Moore property, located in Birmingham and Westtown townships. The grant comes from the Commonwealth Financing ...