Delco DA launches community-law enforcement camera program

In an effort to proactively address crime and also keep residents safe in Delaware County, District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland launched a countywide community camera partnership program for homeowners and businesses to register their camera systems. Joined by Delaware County Council Chairman John P. McBlain and police chiefs from Delaware County, the announcement ...

 

Police Log Sept. 12: Theft, DUI

Pennsylvania State Police, Media Station • A 50-year-old woman believed she was ripped off at Duffers Pub on Aug. 30. A police report said the woman was at Duffers in Concord Township between 9 and 11:30 p.m. with her husband and a friend. The next morning, she discovered her debit card was missing. She contacted her bank to discover several unauthorized charges. ...

Battlefield site preserved

Re-enactors fire a musket volley near a replica of gen. George Washington's tent to begin the ceremony marking the preservation of the Odell property in Birmingham Township.

After almost 20 years of effort, the Brandywine Conservancy has purchased and now preserved all of the 113 acres of the Odell property in Birmingham Township. The property, along the Meetinghouse and Wylie Road corridor known as Birmingham Hill, saw the brunt of the fighting  during 1777 Battle of Brandywine. During a brief ceremony to celebrate the acquisition of ...

Longwood ‘From the Top’ on NPR

Longwood Gardens hosted a live recording of National Public Radio’s “From The Top” on Sunday night. It can be heard the week of Nov. 5 on FM station WRTI (90.1). The appearance by the “From The Top” show was part of Longwood’s summer concert series and was moved inside to the ballroom because of rainy weather. The sold-out ballroom, built in 1929 and renovated more ...

Photo of the Week: Floating Foursome

Floating Foursome

Ducks swim between sunlight and shadow looking for a tasty morsel or two.

Birmingham in brief: 2 hires, updated ordinance

Birmingham Township supervisors last night made two new hires for the township and updated the solicitation code. The first hire was a new police officer, Tyler Devoe. Supervisors’ Chairman Scott Boorse administered the oath of office during the Sept. 10 meeting. With Devoe’s training completed, his salary is $21 per hour. During training, he received $19 per hour. ...

Adopt-a-Pet Sept. 10

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Omree Omree is 90 pounds of love. This 4-year-old is a sweet, gentle soul who loves just about everyone he meets. He’s especially a fan of hugs, and oddly enough he loves being pampered with a bath. Omree is friendly with other dogs and children, and he would prefer a ...

Prostate cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in American men, other than skin cancer. Who Is at Risk of Prostate Cancer? One man in six will get prostate cancer during his lifetime, but some men are at a higher risk than others for developing the disease, based on factors such as age, race and family history. Men ...

Latest Wyeth exhibit a must-see for fans

Francis Di Fronzo (left) and Victoria Wyeth, paired in the ‘Storytellers’ exhibit, stand in front of one of his paintings at the Stanek Gallery in Philadelphia.

The youngest member of the Wyeth dynasty experienced a moment of disbelief as she entered the Stanek Gallery in Philadelphia last week to see more than 20 of her photographs on display. “It seems like this should be an opening for one of my relatives,” said Victoria Browning Wyeth, 39, whose famous kin include her grandfather, Andrew Wyeth; great-grandfather, N.C. ...

Rabbinic Reflections: It’s your call

Let’s reschedule Rosh HaShanah. I know the calendars all say that it begins tonight and will stretch through Tuesday; after all, it is also known as yoma arichta (the long day). Rosh HaShanah is too early this year; it is too hot still, and school has barely started. We should reschedule it. To be clear, the ancient rabbis said we can. In fact, in one infamous case, ...

Andrew looks to topple Barrar

He might be a longshot, but Anton Andrew thinks he has a chance to oust Steve Barrar from the state House. Andrew is the Democrat running against Barrar, a 22-year state representative for Pennsylvania’s 160th Legislative District. The Democrats think Barrar is vulnerable. “Every day I become more convinced,” Andrew said Thursday night as the Kennett Area Democrats ...