Local News Pocopson

Moro withdraws from 6th CD race

Elizabeth Moro has withdrawn from the Democratic Party primary race for the 6th Congressional District. She had hoped to challenge the party’s endorsed candidate Chrissy Houlahan in the May primary but released a statement today saying she is withdrawing. Moro originally sought to run for U.S. House in the 7th CD, but when the districts were redrawn, she and the rest ...

 
 

PennDOT Reduces Speed Limits

Due to the severity of the winter storm, PennDOT is temporarily reducing the speed limit on several roadways in the region. PennDOT is urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel but those who must head out will see speeds reduced to 45 mph on the following highways: • Interstates 76, 95, 476, 676; • U.S. Routes 1, 30, 202, 422; and • State Routes 63, 100 Spur and ...

 

Operation Warm seeks volunteers nationwide

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 ...

 

Kennett Square resolution on guns

Kennett Square Borough Council Monday night unanimously approved a resolution asking the state and federal legislators to take stronger action against gun violence. While the vote was unanimous, some residents disagreed. According to Wayne Braffman, council member and chairman of the Kennett Area Democrats, he got the resolution from Downingtown. He then shared it ...

 

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 ...

 

Democrat to challenge Barrar for 160th

Anton Andrew announced in a press release today that he will seek election to the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives. Andrew will be seeking to unseat Republican incumbent Stephen Barrar representing the 160th district, which covers parts of Chester and Delaware counties. The district includes Kennett Square, Pennsbury, and Pocopson Townships in Chester ...

 

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 ...

 

‘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, ...

 

Longwood Fire Company celebrates the holidays

Longwood Fire Company is celebrating the holiday season by participating with organization in numerous events benefiting members of the community. Longwood escorts Santa through townships served, collects toys and warm coats for needy children as well as runs a blood drive. “The holiday season is a special time of year to assist those having specific needs,” said ...

 

Pocopson holds line on taxes

Taxes in Pocopson Township will not increase in 2018. The supervisors approved the 2018 budget Monday night and again set the tax rate at 2.2 mills. A mil is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed valuation. And while the millage rate is the same as 2017, the distribution is different. The tax rate resolution that supervisors approved sets the following rates. The dollar ...