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Blizzard warning

Last Map Update: Mon, Mar. 13, 2017 at 4:22:28 pm EDT - National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for Chester County from 8 p.m. tonight until 6 p.m. Tues. We are encouraging residents to stay off the roads during the storm. Do NOT call 911 to report power outages. Please call your energy provider directly. For more info on the storm go to: http://www.weather.gov/phi/ As of 5:00pm today all Chester County ...

 
 

12-18 inches of snow predicted for Chesco

****Update: Anticipated Timing: Snow starting Monday mainly after 11 p.m. Snow will continue during the day on Tuesday.  Snow is forecasted mainly before 7 pm on Tuesday and will taper off Tuesday night into Wednesday.  Hazards with this storm include accumulating snow, coastal flooding, and strong winds. At the current time we are forecasting 12-18 inches of snow ...

 

Leon R. Spencer, Jr. named Outstanding Citizen of the Year

The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce has named Leon R. Spencer, Jr. its 2016 Outstanding Citizen of the Year. The Chamber will honor Spencer at its 50th Annual Dinner on Friday, March 24, at Longwood Gardens at 6:30 pm. In the picturesque setting of Longwood’s Conservatory, the annual dinner attracts business and community leaders for an evening of live ...

 

Significant snow storm predicted

Significant snow storm is predicted for later tonight and tomorrow morning with a high impact for travel the Thursday morning commute. Snow will quickly develop from west to east after Midnight tonight. However, it will start as rain from about the I-95 corridor eastward, with a transition to snow from northwest to southeast early Thursday morning. The change over to ...

 

Birmingham ready for bridge closure

Birmingham Township police are prepped and ready for the upcoming closure of the Route 926 bridge between Birmingham and Pocopson. Work to replace the bridge is scheduled to begin next Monday, Feb. 13 at 7 a.m., and Police Chief Thomas Nelling told Birmingham supervisors during their Feb. 6 meeting that his department plans extra patrols in the area, especially near ...

 

Crowded field for district judge race

There are now six candidates in the race for district judge in the Kennett Square area. Attorney and East Marlborough Township resident Al Iacocca has announced his bid for the seat vacated when Judge Daniel Maisano retired from the bench last year. District Court 15-3-04 serves the residents of Birmingham, East Marlborough, Kennett, Newlin, Pennsbury, and Pocopson ...

 

Chesco child-abuse reports continue upsurge

Child-abuse reports are continuing an upsurge in Chester County that dates back to 2015, said Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan. “With the change in Pennsylvania laws regarding mandatory reporting of child abuse after the [Jerry] Sandusky case, we expected to see an increase in child- abuse reports,” Hogan said in a press release.  “This spike mirrors ...

 

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. ...

 

Democrats plan inauguration day protest 

Kennet Area Democrats are planning a yard sign protest for Jan. 20, the inauguration day for President-elect Donald Trump. The protest will feature lawn signs saying ”Hate Has No Home Here” in five languages. According to Wayne Braffman, vice chairman of the Kennett Area Democrats, the protest is designed  to remind people of the need to be  “vigilant and vocal”  ...

 

Kennett Township gets state grant for trails

Kennett Township has been awarded a $1,200,000 grant through the Multimodal Transportation Fund for the improvements and development of trail segments as part of the Kennett Greenway Trail, according to a press release issued by state. Tom Killion, R-9. The grant will be used to improve and develop multi-use trails for pedestrians and bicyclists so that they may ...