Kennett Supervisors praise Barrar on bridge project

By Eliza Mohler, Correspondent, The Kennett Times Kennett Township Supervisor Whitney Hoffman cuts the ribbon to celebrate the opening of Burnt Mill Road bridge, last Friday, as Township Manager Lisa Moore, right, looks on. Photo courtesy Kennett Township. KENNETT – Wednesday night’s brief meeting of the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors was a mix of old and new business, including...

DCCC names L. Joy Gates Black new president

Dr. L. Joy Gates Black Dr. L. Joy Gates Black, currently vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and Student Success at Tarrant County College District (TCC) in Fort Worth, Texas, was unanimously selected last night by Delaware County Community College’s Board of Trustees to become the school’s next president. Gates Black will succeed Dr. Jerry Parker, who will retire on June 30, after 40 years...

Respect to mark local ‘Hate Has No Home Here’ events

While some (although based on problematic ticket sales, less than usual) local folks will be in Washington D.C. celebrating the inauguration of Donald Trump as the nation’s 45th president, other local residents will be expressing an affirmation against hatred in our community on Friday — an event that started as a local one, but is now spreading county-wide. According to Kennett Square...

David’s Drive buys out Army Navy store, donates to VA, CYI and CASD

Thousands of items of clothing purchased for those in need By Lauren Parker, News Editor, The Times Volunteers with David’s Drive were on hand last week to deliver clothing to the Coatesville Youth Initiative to be distributed to local youth. Photo courtesy of David’s Drive COATESVILLE – Though the iconic Army Navy store in the center of town has permanently closed its doors, storeowner...

Hickey to be new head of school at Upland

Daniel Hickey EAST MARLBOROUGH — The Board of Trustees at Upland Country Day School has announced the appointment of Dr. Daniel E. Hickey the new Head of School beginning July 1, 2017. Dr. Hickey’s appointment represents the culmination of an intensive, national search process that involved the entire school community over several months.  He will become the 14th Head of School in Upland’s...

La Comunidad celebrates opening of dental clinic

LCH cuts the ribbon with the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce. Left to right: Dr. Robert Kraus DDS Chester County Endonendontics, Paola Rosas LCH Board Member, Steve Castellano LCH Operations Director, Alisa Jones LCH President and CEO, Shelly Tucker LCH Board Member, Margarita Garay Zarco LCH Director of Human Resources Education and Workforce Development, Jeanne Casner LCH Board Vice-Chair,...

Chesco Democrats to hold candidate seminar, Jan. 19

WEST GOSHEN — The Chester County Democratic Committee will be sponsoring a panel discussion with election campaign experts on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 from 7-9 pm at the West Goshen Township Building. Those interested in or considering running for office will hear from three nationally known election campaign experts, a successful Chester County campaign manager, and a recent candidate for...

Donze announces run for District Justice

Jane Donze Kennett/Unionville area attorney Jane Donze declared her candidacy for Magisterial District Judge for court # 15-3-04 – the seat vacated by Hon. Daniel Maisano who retired last year. The court serves Birmingham, Pennsbury, Pocopson, Newlin, Kennett and East Marlborough Townships and Kennett Square Borough. The Magisterial District Court holds preliminary hearings in all felony and...

PennDOT offering video help with roundabouts

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today launched a video to assist Pennsylvanians in navigating roundabouts. The video instructs viewers how to use both single and multi-lane roundabouts whether in a vehicle, on a bicycle or on foot. The video can be accessed by visiting the roundabout page on www.penndot.gov or by visiting the department’s YouTube channel.  “Data shows...

UHS students reach Top 32 in international debate competition

EAST MARLBOROUGH – Students from Unionville High School in have advanced to the “Top 32” round of the International Public Policy Forum (IPPF). Sponsored by the Brewer Foundation and New York University, the IPPF is the first and only debate competition that gives high school students around the world the opportunity to engage in written and oral debates on issues of public policy.