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Investigation continues into Kennett finances

A forensic accounting firm and the Chester County District Attorney’s office are almost finished collecting the records and documents they will need to analyze in their investigation into suspicious transactions in Kennett Township’s financial accounts. Meanwhile, the supervisors are continuing the search for a full-time township manager, posting an ad for the ...

 
 

Kennett Twp. hires interim manager

Kennett Township’s new interim manager will begin work Tuesday. The supervisors announced Friday that they have hired Alison Rudolf, a former township manager in Lower Moreland Township. They sent a notification to Kennett Township residents and businesses and posted it on the township website. “The hiring of Alison Rudolf, a professional with the highest integrity, ...

 

Kennett supervisors fire township manager

Kennett Township supervisors today announced they have fired Township Manager Lisa Moore. Moore, who was township manager since 2010 but had been with the township a lot longer, was first placed on paid administrative leave after the supervisors were notified by a financial institution April 25 of suspicious transactions in their bank accounts. According to an email ...

 

Questions unanswered in Kennett’s fiscal irregularities

Kennett Township supervisors continue working to resolve the current financial irregularities in the township’s bank accounts and prevent others from happening. And two separate investigations into the matter have begun. It’s still unknown how much money was involved and how long the irregularities were going on. Also still to be answered is how the suspicious ...

 

Township manager on leave over finances

Kennett Township Supervisor Whitney Hoffman has confirmed that Lisa Moore, the township manager has been placed on administrative leave following the weekend announcement of financial irregularities. Hoffman could say little else other than the township’s forensic auditors, as well as the Chester County District Attorney’s office, are investigating the situation. ...

 

Canine ‘wedding’ benefitting PAWS

There is a certain link between humans and their animals that benefits both. Sometimes that relationship goes well beyond the routine. One such relationship is leading to a “wedding” between Frangelica Meloni and Shaggydog Stark. Frangelica Meloni is the four-legged daughter of Chadds Ford’s Kathryn Meloni. Frangelica has been a therapy dog for the past several years ...

 

Kennett Square to host Memorial Day parade

Kennett Square’s biggest parade, held each year on Memorial Day, is a fun, family-friendly event. Up to 1,500 participants and 100 veterans march in the parade, which has grown to include more and more organizations, historic re-enactors, and pieces of vintage military equipment each year. This year’s parade, on Monday, May 27, begins at Kennett High School at 10 ...

 

‘Suspicious transactions’ in Kennett Twp. bank account

The Kennett Township Board of Supervisors posted a letter to its website Saturday about possible fraud in the township’s bank accounts. In the letter, Supervisors Scudder Stevens, Richard Leff, and Whitney Hoffman write that the bank’s fraud department notified them on April 25 that “they had found a number of suspicious transactions on township accounts.” The matter ...

 

Westtown, Toll face off again over Crebilly Farm

No decision was issued today in an appeal hearing on Toll Brothers' application to develop Crebilly Farm, a historic 300-plus-acre tract that abuts Routes 202 and 926 in Westtown Township. A three-judge Commonwealth Court panel sitting in Pittsburgh  heard arguments from Gregg Adelman, one of Toll’s attorneys, and Patrick McKenna, the Westtown Township solicitor. ...

 

Grant approved for open space preservation

The Chester County Commissioners marked Earth Day today with the announcement of $3.8 million in open space preservation grants.  The grants, approved unanimously at the County’s public meeting earlier this month, are made available through the Conservancy and Municipal Grant Programs. This commitment of County funds will help leverage an additional $5.7 million of ...

 

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I'm so happy to be back in India again for the 11th time. This is my home away from home where I feel a passion and purpose in the work done here. There is so much going on here each and every day. I start each morning, sitting on the balcony, drinking coffee (brought from the US, as this is still Nescafé country). It is peaceful and calm, looking out over the wheat ...