KSQ Council won’t rush into library land deal

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Mayor Matthew Fetick gives an update on public safety during the July 17 Borough Council meeting. KENNETT SQUARE – Kennett Library tried to play let’s make a deal at last Monday night’s Borough Council meeting, but they didn’t get the prize behind door number two….yet. In order to build a new $10 million facility, library officials need the 22,000-square-foot...

Coatesville redevelopment kicks off — for real

By Mike McGann, Editor, the Times DEPG CEO Jim DePetris and a bevy of state, county and local officials celebrate a ceremonial start to demolition for the Coatesville Gateway project, Tuesday. COATESVILLE — For nearly a generation, plans to begin to revitalize the city have appeared on the horizon, only to disappear like a distant mirage, leaving city residents thirsty, time and again, for real...

So. Chesco Police promote Ward to Corporal

Cpl. Jason Ward NEW GARDEN — The Southern Chester County Police Department announced the promotion of one of its patrolmen, Jason Ward, to Corporal, Monday. Ward will be formally promoted at a ceremony during the regular meeting of the Southern Chester County Regional Public Safety Commission on Thursday, August 10, at 7:30 pm. As a respectful gesture to the origins of Cpl. Ward’s law enforcement...

Chesco to be honored for WRAP program

Chester County’s Department of Probation, Parole and Pretrial Services has garnered two more national awards for the Women’s Reentry Assessment and Programming (WRAP) initiative. The National Association of Counties (NACo) has recognized Chester County for the WRAP program as part of its 2017 achievement awards under the category of Criminal Justice and Public Safety. This award will be presented...

So. Chesco Police: missing woman found

The Southern Chester County Regional Police Department along with the City of Newark, University of Delaware Police, New Castle County Police, DNREC Park Police, and the City of Elkton Police Departments announced Friday afternoon thatErin Leigh Miller, reported missing on Monday has been found and is being reunited with her family. Everyone involved would like to thank the public for their assistance...

Cat injured in fatal shelter crash succumbs

Harmony the cat died Friday morning after suffering smoke inhalation and burns to her face and paws, after a Delaware woman crashed into the Brandywine Valley SPCA facility in New Castle, Del. The woman and a number of cats in the shelter died in the incident. Updated, 7-14, 1125 a.m.: Harmony the cat died due to her injuries. WEST CHESTER – Four days after fire broke out at the Brandywine Valley...

‘Sucker Punch’ suspect faces additional charges

Barry Baker The man charged with slugging a disabled man in front of a West Chester 7-11 faces additional charges, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said Thursday. Barry Baker, 29, currently of Georgetown, DE, but a former East Fallowfield resident, now faces additional charges of Flight to Avoid Apprehension, Hogan said. Baker was the subject of a manhunt after videos showed him taunting...

Lane closures on US-1, July 17-21 in Longwood

Single lane closures are scheduled on northbound U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) at Route 52 (Lenape Road) on Monday, July 17, through Friday, July 21, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for signal work related to an $8.8 million project to replace the structurally-deficient Route 926 (Street Road) bridge over the Brandywine Creek in Birmingham and Pocopson townships, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation...

KCSD Board addresses parent concerns over class size

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Parent Lisa Anderson addresses the school board about class sizes on Monday night. KENNETT SQUARE – Three weeks into summer, and some Kennett Consolidated School District parents are already thinking about the next academic year. Lisa Anderson, a parent from New Garden Elementary School, addressed the board about recent and potential future increases in...

Pocopson residents push for delay on floodplain ordinance

A map showing much of the flood plain in Pocopson near the Brandywine Creek. Courtesy, Federal Emergency Management Agency. POCOPSON – Many residents from Lenape Cabin Club, Inc., who live along the Brandywine River, attended the public hearing portion of Monday night’s township meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to ultimately adopt floodplain ordinance provisions in accordance to the...