UCF board opts to pull funds from reserve, cut tax hike to 2.66%

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Lindner: colleagues are ‘kicking the can down the road’ By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — Apparently, appearances matter. At the end of the day, it seemed that the optics of having a tax increase higher than 3% in Delaware County outstripped concerns over long-term finances and the state of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District’s balance reserve, as the...

First case of Zika reported in Chester County

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The Chester County Health Department has been notified of the County’s first confirmed case of Zika Virus by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This case involves a Chester County woman (not pregnant) who had recently traveled to an area affected by mosquitos carrying the Zika Virus. The patient was not hospitalized and has recovered. Upon confirmation, the Chester County Health...

Donato enters guilty plea, pays back $15K to CASD

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James Donato in an undated file photo. The first chapter to close in the Coatesville Area School District’s texting/fund diversion scandal came Monday when former Coatesville Area High School Athletic Director James Donato pleaded guilty to charges of diverting district funds and violating the state ethics law and agreed to make some $15,000 in restitution to the school district. Appearing before...

Laurent selected as new Historical Society President

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Elizabeth Laurent WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Historical Society has appointed Elizabeth M. Laurent to be its new president, effective July 25, 2016.  After a national search, her selection was unanimously approved by the board of Trustees in June, said Chairman George C. Zumbano, Esq. “We are delighted to have selected from a national field of candidates a history-museum leader with...

County earns Distinguished Budget Presentation award for 25 years

Mark Rupsis, Chester County Chief Operating Officer, and Julie Bookheimer, Chester County Finance Director, with the latest in the collection of Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards that the County has earned consecutively over the past 25 years.
Mark Rupsis, Chester County Chief Operating Officer, and Julie Bookheimer, Chester County Finance Director, with the latest in the collection of Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards that the County has earned consecutively over the past 25 years. WEST CHESTER — The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada has named...

Kennett Sq. Council adds to Civil Service Board

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Newly-formed Advisory Commission for Latino Affairs adds 12 By Kelly O’Hara, Staff Writer, The Times Kennett Square Mayor Matt Fetick swearing in Anthony J. DeFazio as regular member of the Civil Service Commission, Monday night. KENNETT — A typically light early summer agenda saw the Kennett Square Borough Council approve Anthony J. DeFazio as a new regular member on the Civil Service...

Kennett High School graduates Class of 2016

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A fond farewell to a class remembered as ‘family’ Kennett Consolidate School District Board of Education President Kendra LaCosta presents diplomas to graduates of Kennett High School, Friday night. By Kelly O’Hara, Correspondent, The Times KENNETT SQUARE — In keeping with the honored tradition, Kennett High School held it’s 125th graduation on the front steps of the school. Class...

Pocopson delays action on day care, Barnard House

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Supervisors again reject road dedication from The Preserve By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times Pocopson officials are awaiting clarification from the county on uses allowed for the Bernard House before taking further action. POCOPSON – Two voting items that have been consistently postponed were again put on hold at Monday night’s board of supervisors’ meeting in hopes of gathering more...

CCIU’s Early Intervention making a big difference

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Hunter and his parents together at home. If you are concerned about your child’s development contact the CCIU to set up an Early Intervention appointment today. DOWNINGTOWN — At age four, Hunter Graham did not speak. He was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and was non-verbal. Now, two years later, he will attend kindergarten at Fern Hill Elementary School in West Chester thanks...

Kennett swears in new part-time police officer

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Southridge residents argue against emergency entrance By Kelly O’Hara, Correspondent, The Times New Kennett Township Police Officer Brandi McCoy is sworn in by District Justice Gwenn Knapp, Wednesday night, during the Board of Supervisors meeting. KENNETT — The  township welcomed a new part-time police officer to the force at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Wednesday. Officer Brandi McCoy,...