Pocopson art students honored; Rt. 82 proposal advances

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times Pocopson Elementary art teacher Sam Hage with students whose artwork is currently decorating the lobby area of the Unionville-Chadds Ford Administration office. Students included: Ava Van Duesan, Trevor Dunne, Brynn Huyler, Eshaan Chanchal, Julien Arrouays, Samantha Greaves, Lilly Smolenski, Timmy Sherman, Logan Grayston, and Nathania Gushurst. EAST MARLBOROUGH...

Federal, county officials celebrate preservation of Dilworth Farm

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times 1st Delaware Infantry Regiment fires musket volley in honor of those who fought on both sides during the Battle of the Brandywine, prior to a ceremony announcing the preservation of the Dilworth Farm, Friday. BIRMINGHAM — More than two centuries ago, the Continental Army fought and lost a major battle here to the British, leaving it — and the Revolutionary...

Ost-Prisco named to national arson investigation group

Pictured from left to right: Elizabeth A. Schew, Assistant Chester County Fire Marshal; John A. Weer, Chester County Chief County Fire Marshal; John DiBuonaventuro, Chester County Sheriff’s Office; K-9 Leo, Chester County Sheriff’s Office; and Tom Ost-Prisco, Chester County Deputy District Attorney. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County District Attorney’s Office announced that Deputy District...

Kennett pledges support for DACA students

By Anne Uhle, Correspondent, The Times KENNETT SQUARE — The Kennett Consolidated School District said it will support students impacted by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) just days after President Trump announced that he would end the program in six months with the hope that Congress would come up with a legislative solution at its Board of Education meeting, Monday. DACA is...

Aldi Supermarket coming to East Marlborough

Several projects approved for Route 82 By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH – The township Board of Supervisors meeting was held on Monday night, Sept. 11. After a moment of silence honoring the victims the infamous terrorist attacks on this day 16 years ago, the board conducted business as usual including the approval of a conditional use order for an Aldi Supermarket –...

Split UCFSD board to vote on Rt. 82 project Monday night

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times A rendering of some of the proposed improvements for Route 82 in front of Charles F. Patton Middle School. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Not all Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Board Members are sold on the school district’s/Township’s proposal to slow traffic and enhance pedestrian safety on Route 82. Although the proposal was presented to the Board last...

Flu vaccine clinics scheduled around Chester County

WEST CHESTER — With the start of flu season already underway, the Chester County Health Department is offering flu vaccinations at schools and community sites from September through November. Clinics are open to the entire community without an appointment. An annual flu vaccine is recommended for everyone aged six months and older. “Because the weather is still warm, it is hard to believe that...

Wolf visits Coatesville redevelopment projects

Gov. Tom Wolf, pictured with James DePetris, CEO of DEPG Associates (left) and City Council member Ed Simpson (right), greeted residents at Fuel City Cafe as he visited Coatesville Friday to tour the revitalization project that is now underway in the city. By Lauren Parker, News Editor, The Times  COATESVILLE – Gov. Tom Wolf paid a surprise visit to the city Friday afternoon to observe the...

Kennett Library signs deal to acquire property for new building

Library Chairman Tom Swett (right) signed an agreement of sale on Wednesday with Borough Council President Dan Maffei for the site ofthe proposed new library. KENNETT SQUARE — After decades of seeking a new home, Kennett Library officials signed a deal Wednesday that could finally lead to the building of a new home for the regional library. A jubilant Kennett Library Chairman Tom Swett signed...

Brandywine Picnic Park leads collection for Harvey victims

By JP Phillips, Correspondent, The Times People dropping off donations on a rainy Saturday at Brandywine Picnic Park to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey. EAST BRADFORD — The owners of Brandywine Picnic Park and Hickory House Catering are no strangers to dealing with floods. Gripping the banks of Brandywine Creek just outside of West Chester, the park floods at least once per year. A three-inch...