Academic Achievement July 11

• Dana Murphy Soika, of Chadds Ford, was named to the Dean's List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2019 Spring Semester. Murphy Soika is in the biotechnology and molecular bioscience program. • Madison Caccese, of Chadds Ford, has been placed on the Gettysburg College Dean's Honor list for outstanding academic achievement in the Spring 2019 semester. ...

 

Police Log July 10: DUIs

Southern Chester County Regional Police • A police report said Charles B. Clark, 59, of Ephrata, was arrested and charged with DUI after he fell off of his motorcycle on the grounds of the New Garden Airport during an event on June 22. Police said Clark exhibited indications of being intoxicated and field sobriety tests showed impairment. A chemical breath test ...

Sewer obstruction in Birmingham

A sewer line along Route 202 in Birmingham Township is partly obstructed and supervisors want to fix it as soon as possible. To that end, supervisors voted 3-0 Monday night to spend up to $64,000 for the repair project. Former Supervisor Bill Kirkpatrick, who’s now on the sewer authority, said the obstruction is between two manholes between the Acura dealership on ...

Sidewalk sale celebrates “independents”

The sidewalk sale is a great American summer tradition. At the annual sidewalk sale on July 12th and 13th, Kennett Square shops are celebrating our nation’s independence as well as their own independence as locally owned small businesses. These “independents” will offer some of the best sales of the season on accessories, apparel, gifts, books, kids’ toys and ...

NASA ambassador helps WCU celebrate Apollo 11

Let your children explore an imaginary lunar surface after they make space helmets (or bring them already dressed as astronauts) at West Chester University’s free Apollo 50th anniversary celebration. On Saturday, July 13, the University will host a family-friendly recognition of the milestone anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with events that begin at 5 p.m. ...

Photo of the Week: Summer Cruise

The Brandywine Creek is the place to be on a hot summer morning.

Deputy’s overtime payments questioned

Chester County Auditor Margaret Reif has filed a personal surcharge of more than $67,000 against County Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh for overtime payments paid to a sheriff’s deputy who lives with Welsh. The auditor raised similar questions of impropriety last year. Welsh’s only comment was: "For the second time in less than a year, the controller is making unfounded ...

Adopt-a-Pet July 8

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Calista Calista spent her time at the BVSPCA Mega Adoption event watching hundreds of dogs around her go home. With her head down in her crate, Calista seemed resigned to be overlooked. She’s been in the care of the BVSPCA for a year, and all her friends there want to know ...

Mind Matters: Do you fear others?

Ever get on a subway? Or any mode of public transit, especially in a city? Recently, I rode the T, the subway system of Boston and wondered about how we conjure up the “fear of others.” Encapsulated in a tunneled tube, people mostly are respectful of this anonymous intimacy of bodies without intrusion into another’s tiny piece of personal space. Jostled next to one ...

Excessive heat warning in effect until 7 p.m. Saturday

The national weather service in Mount Holly has issued an excessive heat warning, which is in effect until 7:00 p.m. Saturday. Heat index values will be around 100 into early this evening, and again on Saturday afternoon. Temperatures highs today and Saturday will be near 90 degrees. Lows tonight in the middle and upper 70s. The heat and humidity will create a hazard ...

Roadwork for July 6-July 12

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of July 6-July 12. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Motorists should expect lane restrictions due to ...