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School board looks for new member

The formal process is underway to replace Michael Rock on the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board. Rock resigned from the board earlier this month, citing a lack of diversity and tolerance toward minorities in the district. Board members publicly interviewed four people during their Jan. 23 meeting. Those four included Scott Bosch, Robert Smith, Lisa Tascione and Tom ...

 
 

Donze announces candidacy for district judge

The field of candidates seeking to fill the district judgeship created by the retirement of Judge Daniel Maisano has now grown to three. East Marlborough resident and attorney Jane Donze has officially announced her candidacy. She joins Lorraine Ramunno, of Pennsbury, and Sean Rafferty, of Pocopson, in a bid for District Court 15-3-04 that serves Birmingham, ...

 

Ramunno running for judge

Pennsbury Township resident Lorraine Ramunno has announced her candidacy for district judge. She now joins Pocopson resident Sean Rafferty in seeking the position formerly held by retired Magisterial District Judge Daniel Maisano. That court district covers Kennett Square and Kennett Township, Newlin, East Marlborough, Pennsbury, Pocopson and Birmingham townships. ...

 

Route 202 backup

Traffic is backed up on northbound Route 202 on Jan. 12 as work crews replace a traffic light that was damaged Saturday when a sand truck snagged overhead power lines. PennDOT was uncertain how long the work would take.

 

Rock quits school board, cites lack of diversity

Citing the lack of a diversity plan, among related issues, Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Director Michael Rock has resigned from the board. Rock’s resignation came during his comments at the beginning of the Jan. 9 work session. “I remain stunned and dumbfounded by our continuing unwillingness to honor the heart-felt requests from several of our minority ...

 

Supervisors hear reaction to Crebilly plan

A plan for the development of Crebilly Farm is still under review by the Westtown Township Planning Commission, but the Board of Supervisors heard reaction to the plan from some residents during its Dec. 5 meeting. Crebilly is a 325-acre farm at Routes 926 and 202. Toll Bros. has an agreement of sale with the owner to build 300 or more homes on the site, with 190 ...

 

‘Shop with Sheriff’ elicits mix of smiles, tears

With flashing lights and wailing sirens, the law-enforcement caravan followed a lead motorcycle driven by a deputy sheriff decked out as a reindeer; it also included Mrs. Claus in a prison van as it pulled up to the Walmart in East Marlborough Township on Saturday morning, Dec. 3. Such unconventional touches added a twist to the “Third Annual Shop with the Sheriff, ...

 

Award reinforces legacy of child advocacy

When the prosecutor tried to speak to the young child about the abuse she had suffered, the girl quickly crawled under a table. Undaunted, the assistant district attorney followed suit, ultimately gaining her trust. Peggy Gusz, executive director of the Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc., (CVC) said that image represented one of her earliest memories of ...

 

PennDOT: Holiday crashes dip; DUI arrests rise

Although Thanksgiving holiday crashes handled by state police decreased this year, DUI arrests saw an increase from 2015. The Pennsylvania State Police investigated 931 crashes during the five-day Thanksgiving holiday driving period from Nov. 23 through Nov. 27. The total represented a decrease of 8.1 percent compared to the 1,013 crashes investigated during the ...

 

PennDOT offers tips to improve holiday travel

With increased traffic expected for the upcoming Thanksgiving travel period, PennDOT and Pennsylvania State Police outlined measures they will take and tools available to drivers to make holiday travel as safe and smooth as possible. Thanksgiving travelers are encouraged to visit the “Historic Holiday Traffic” page at www.511PA.com, which allows users to see how ...

 

Conservation agreement saves Beaver Valley

It’s going to be a happy Thanksgiving for some area conservationists: Bulldozers won’t be tearing up the fields along Beaver Valley Road in Concord Township to make way for new homes because a conservation agreement has been reached that will keep the valley from development. Full details are not yet available, but the Beaver Valley Preservation Alliance and Save the ...