Poor weather cancels Memorial Day parades

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The poor weather — the remnants of Tropical Storm Betsy — have disrupted plans for local Memorial Day parades in Downingtown and Kennett Square today.

County offers safety tips for Memorial Day weekend

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WEST CHESTER — Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer. Whether you are traveling or enjoying your backyard barbecue, here are some tips to keep you and your family safe this weekend and all during the summer season. Drive Safely. When you are traveling it’s important to drive safely. Be well rested and alert, and everyone use seat belts. If your plans include drinking alcohol,...

CCDC prom makes for sweet dreams

D.J. Proctor, a CCDC student, and his guest, Melanie Serrano of Coatesville, pose for their official prom photograph.
Special needs students enjoy a night to shine By Bob Ludwig, Special To The Times D.J. Proctor, a CCDC student, and his guest, Melanie Serrano of Coatesville, pose for their official prom photograph. COATESVILLE — “Sweet Dreams,” the theme of the 10th annual prom at the Chester County Intermediate Unit’s Child and Career Development Center (CCDC) became sweet memories for the nearly 150...

Woodland named VA Police Officer of the Year

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Officer honored as tops at mid-size VA facility Paul Woodland CALN — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that Officer Paul Woodland with the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center Police Department (VAPD) is VA Police Officer of the Year of a medium-sized VA medical center.   “Each of you and your teams are doing an outstanding job every day protecting our Veterans,...

Man wanted in police run-over attempt

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Tyrell Winchester Local police are asking for the public’s help in apprehending a Philadelphia man charged with attempting to run over a Willistown police officer Thursday night. Tyrell Winchester is wanted for attempted murder and related charges after reportedly trying to run over a police officer in an allegedly stolen vehicle. Winchester was last seen in Ridley Creek State Park in Delaware...

PennDOT plans road, lane closures next week

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that travel restrictions will occur next week on Route 52 (Lenape Road), U.S. 30, U.S. 1 and U.S. 202 in Chester County, for bridge repairs, median stabilization and patching operations.  The work schedule, which is weather dependent, is:

Taylor No More: it’s Kennett Library

The Bayard Taylor Memorial Library will officially become the Kennett Library on June 7.
But Bayard Taylor name to live on at future, new library location The Bayard Taylor Memorial Library will officially become the Kennett Library on June 7. KENNETT SQUARE — After many months of debate, discussion and major changes to the regional composition of the library board, the trustees of the Bayard Taylor Memorial Library voted Tuesday to formally rename the facility The Kennett Library,...

Pocopson Founders Day in jeopardy, needs volunteers

The Pocopson Board of Supervisors agreed Monday night to designate Penelope the goat — a pygmy goat — as a family pet, not livestock, of a Bragg Hill Road family.
Penelope the goat gets an approved ‘pet’ status By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times The Pocopson Board of Supervisors agreed Monday night to designate Penelope the goat — a pygmy goat — as a family pet, not livestock, of a Bragg Hill Road family. POCOPSON – The township’s Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday night focused on some celebrations and some tribulations. The tenth...

County HS students attend Youth Leadership Summit

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Nearly 75 Chester County high school students attended the first Youth Leadership Summit last weekend. The students, as seen here, spent part of the day working in groups discussing everyday problems including bullying and media perceptions. CALN — Nearly 75 students from school districts across Chester County attended the First Annual Chester County Youth Leadership Summit this past Saturday,...

Survey: Business owners bullish on Chesco economy

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WEST CHESTER — It appears that small business in Chester County is pretty bullish on the economic future of the county, based on a new survey released Tuesday by the county commissioners and a county economic development group. The Chester County Board of Commissioners and the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC), announced at Tuesday’s Commissioners’ Sunshine Meeting, the...