New agreement for Kennett disc golf

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Disc golf at Anson B. Nixon Park. (Courtesy image)

The Kennett Area Park Authority announced that Chester County Disc Golf will assume responsibility in collaboration with KAPA and its staff to maintain and promote events for the disc golf course located in Anson B. Nixon Park. CCDG club is a registered organization in the state, with a mission to help grow the sport of disc golf through community outreach, course development, fundraising, membership in…

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New manager in Kennett Twp.

Kennett Township has a new township manager. Alison S. Dobbins, 44, officially begins April 22. Her new responsibilities will also include acting as township secretary and right-to-know officer. She was introduced and formally voted in at the April 17 supervisors’ meeting and told those in attendance that she deeply believes in municipalities' impact on the community. “I believe work at the municipal level is most…

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Kennett native makes Olympic team

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Justin Best, a native of Kennett Square, has made the U.S. Olympics Rowing Team. (Courtesy image)

 Kennett Square native and member of the Newport Rowing Club Justin Best is now on the United States Olympic Rowing Team for the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics. This marks Best's second consecutive Olympic appearance, following his silver medal win in the men's four at the 2023 World Rowing Championships and his performance in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. A graduate of Drexel University, Best has had…

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Library planning fundraiser

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The Kennett Library is planning a Starlight Soirée for May 3.

The Kennett Library which opened last year is planning a May 3 fundraiser from 6-9:30 p.m. The Starlight Soirée will celebrate the new library and the first annual fundraising event for innovative programming and operations. Chris Manna, the executive director of Kennett Library, said in a press release, “The first fundraising soirée in the new library is our way of showing the community our vision…

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Police coverage changes in Kennett Twp.

Beginning March 1, the Pennsylvania State Police will respond to emergency calls in Kennett Township between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. The Kennett Township supervisors voted Wednesday to make that change to the police coverage. That means the township police department, which has been operating 24/7 for several years, will cover the township from 6 a.m. to midnight. There is no charge to…

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New building planned for Greenwood Elementary

Plans for a new Greenwood Elementary School moved a step closer to reality after the Feb. 7 Kennett Township meeting. Township supervisors approved the conditional land development plan to build a new 105,000-square-foot building on the same property as the current school at 420 Greenwood Road. The township’s planning commission voted to recommend approval for the supervisors. Diane Hicks, Kennett Township’s director of planning and…

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Pedestrian safety upgrade in Kennett

Update: In a follow-up email, the deputy borough manager said the project will take longer than two weeks. Schedule updates will be announced as they come in. End update. Kennett Square is making some changes to improve pedestrian safety in the borough. The borough is taking part in a PennDOT Safer Routes project, the Pedestrian Safer Access Project that’s expected to run through Feb. 3.…

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Borough declares snow emergency

A winter storm will impact the area early on Friday, Jan. 19.  The storm will potentially begin in the early morning hours.  The storm is expected to last potentially into Friday evening.  Due to this impending storm, a Snow Emergency is being declared for Kennett Square Borough effective at 8 a.m. on Friday, until lifted. All vehicles must be removed from the Snow Emergency and…

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Kennett embezzlement update

Kennett Township has recovered 82 percent of the money embezzled by the former township manager and will no longer try to recover additional funds. Lisa Moore, whose embezzlement of more than $3.2 million in township funds was discovered in 2019, will be responsible for paying the remainder through restitution, according to the township. Current Kennett Township Manager Eden Ratliff announced that at the Jan. 17…

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Gore settlement in Kennett Township

Kennett Township will recover an additional $56,000 in the embezzlement case involving the former township manager. The supervisors issued a statement Monday announcing that the township and Brian Gore, former township manager Lisa Moore’s significant other, reached a settlement “regarding potential claims arising out of Moore’s embezzlement of township funds. “Without admitting or conceding liability or wrongdoing, the parties have determined that it is in…

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