UCF formally moves to investigate school start times

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Timeline, study process formally adopted in district goals By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — The framework of a process to look at potentially changing the start time for high school and middle school students in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District as soon as the 2017-18 school year was more formally laid out during Monday night’s Board of Education meeting. The investigation...

Tempers flare over Pocopson’s Barnard House

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Debate over building gets ‘personal’ By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times The fate of Pocopson’s Barnard House sparked a heated debate during Monday night’s Board of Supervisors meeting. Times’ file photo. POCOPSON – “I’m leaving. This is starting to get personal…,” said former township supervisor and former member of the disbanded Barnard House Steering...

Chester County turns to business community to find poll workers

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: Chester County Commissioners, Voter Services staff and county chambers of commerce members meet to launch the county’s Professional Civic Partnership program. Front left to right: Commissioners Terence Farrell, Kathi Cozzone and Michelle Kichline; second row left to right, Mark Yoder, Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce; Guy Ciarrocchi, Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry;...

‘Brexit’ could mean bond savings for UCF

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Refi plan for UHS bonds could net $450K annually By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — While the pending departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union may be sewing chaos in world financial markets, it appears that the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District may be able to benefit from “Brexit” by refinancing the bonds that paid for the renovation of Unionville High...

Mariner East II pipeline hearing, Wednesday

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The path of the proposed Mariner East II pipeline. WEST CHESTER — Area residents will be able to testify about the proposed Mariner East II pipeline during a public hearing put on by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection, Wednesday night at West Chester University. Among local various other elected officials, state Sen. Andy Dinniman said Tuesday it was important that local...

Local company builds doghouses for LaMancha Animal Rescue

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LaMancha now considering additional corporate sponsorships By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times Volunteers from Evolve IP raised funds to purchase for eco-friendly, maintenance free doghouses for LaMancha Animal Rescue. EAST FALLOWFIELD – Rescue dogs at LaMancha Animal Rescue got a special treat last week when volunteers from Evolve IP in Wayne built four doghouses for the outdoor...

Authorities warn of IRS phone scams

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Calls from overseas often ‘spoof’ local numbers in Caller ID By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The phone rings and after a pause and maybe a few clicks, a voice comes on the line claiming to be calling you from the Internal Revenue Service — and that you’re in big trouble and need to pay up right now. Forget for a moment that the voice sounds a bit southern Asian, the sound quality...

Questions raised over school board retreats

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Unionville-Chadds Ford challenged on private gatherings By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times When the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Board of Education meets for a work session tonight, one of the main topics will be establishing the long-term goals for the district, but while it will be the first time the board discusses the issue in public, it won’t be the first such discussion by the...

Kennett unveils proposed community park

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New park would be built in five phases, supervisors OK concept By Kelly O’Hara, Staff Writer, The Times Erin Gross, landscape designer, presenting plans for Barkingfield Farm Community Park during Wednesday night’s Kennett Township Board of Supervisors meeting. KENNETT — The plans for Barkingfield Farm Community Park, the first community park in Kennett Township, were front and center...

E. Marlborough honors Laslo for her 39 years of service

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On her retirement as Twp. Manager, supervisors honor her  By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times East Marlborough Supervisors Chair Richard Hannum reads a proclamation honoring the retiring Township Manager, Jane Laslo, Monday night. EAST MARLBOROUGH – Jane Laslo, the Township Manager of 39 years, received a standing ovation at her last Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Monday night –...