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Operation Warm seeks volunteers nationwide

Volunteer from Operation Warm helps child

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 ...

 

Loop road heads to supervisors

A long journey for a short road has one more stop to make — at a Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors' meeting. Members of the township Planning Commission last night voted 5-0 to recommend approval of the final plan for the Hillman Drive extension, the last leg of the loop road around the intersection of Routes 1 and 202. "This idea has been around since the ...

 

Election results: Status not so quo

While many of yesterday's local election results reflect business as usual, several county races saw Democrats topping Republicans in what had been traditionally strong GOP areas. And one Republican victory could have an impact on what happens to the Toll Bros. plan to develop Crebilly Farm in Westtown Township. Westtown supervisors are holding a conditional use ...