Kennett supervisors salute township police

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New firetruck highlighted along with multiple projects  By Kelly O’Hara, Staff Writer, The Times Kennett Township’s Board of Supervisors discuss a potential zoning change during Wednesday night’s meeting. KENNETT — Township officials took time during the Chief of Police report to express their thanks and pledge their support to the Kennett Township Police Department during Wednesday...

National Night Out, Aug. 2 in Kennett Sq.

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The Carter Community Development Corporation along with the police forces of The Borough of Kennett Square and Kennett Township will celebrate the 6th National Night Out Celebration on Tuesday August 2nd from 5:00 – 7:00 pm in the 200 & 300 Block of East Linden Street in Kennett Square. For five years, the Kennett Square Police Department and school age members of the community have gathered...

Obama expected to sign four Meehan bills

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Congressman Pat Meehan looks on as Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) signs the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act to send it to the President’s desk on Thursday. President Barack Obama was expected to sign four bills authored by Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-7.) after all received broad bipartisan support in both the House and the Senate this week. Three of the measures were included in landmark legislation...

Barrar rips DePasquale over VA audit report

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A local State Representative is taking state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale to task over his audit of care for the commonwealth’s military veterans. DePasquale’s office audited the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and cited various issues with waiting lists, admissions and other issues preventing Pennsylvania’s veterans from getting the medical care they need.

Truitt bill to encourage IT, computer students signed into law

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State Rep. Dan Truitt (R-156) Careers in computer science and information technology usually pay good wages while offering excellent benefits. Unfortunately, courses in these fields often don’t count toward high school graduation requirements, leaving Pennsylvania’s students at a disadvantage when competing for jobs or applying for college to major in these areas. That’s about to change,...

Prysock slated to replace retiring Laslo in E. Marlborough

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Safety Committee suggests new crosswalks in Village of Unionville By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times Left to Right: Supervisor Bob Weer, Township Manager Jane Laslo, Supervisor Christine Kimmel, Asst. Township Manager Laurie Prysock, Supervisor John Sarro, and Supervisors’ chair Richard Hannum (Supervisor Eddie Caudill was not present ) celebrate the retirement of Laslo — after nearly...

KCSD OKs new transportation software system

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District gets head start on hiring for 2016-17 school year By Kelly O’Hara, Staff Writer, The Times Dr. Michael Barber, Assistant Superintendent for the Kennett Consolidated School District talks about new hires during his Personnel report to the board of education, Monday. KENNETT SQUARE — The Kennett Consolidated School District Board of Education voted Monday to approve a new Transportation...

The Wall That heals comes to Chester Co., July 28

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The Wall That Heals, a half-size, mobile version of the VietNam Veterans Memorial, will come to Chester County on July 28. EAST BRANDYWINE — The Wall That Heals, a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be on display in Chester County from July 28th to 31st at East Brandywine Community Park. Part of a national tour, the replica memorial wall and accompanying mobile education...

Keystone FCU honors county’s ‘Shining Stars’

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Avery Fink of Lionville Elementary. WEST CHESTER — Keystone Federal Credit Union announces the winners in the Ninth Annual “Shining Star” Awards. The award was created to recognize students who have shown a noticeable improvement in academic performance, extra-curricular involvement, attendance, and classroom conduct throughout the school year.

LCH to open dental clinic in So. Chester Co.

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KENNETT SQUARE — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) granted Kennett Square’s La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) a $350,000 award to open a new dental center to serve southern Chester County. This fall, low-income residents of southern Chester County will now have access to dental care—a service that is a crucial need in this part of the county. Many uninsured clients, who must...