Participants will receive certification to operate paddle crafts
Want to ensure you know what you’re doing the next time you decide to paddle down the Brandywine? The Chester County Library and District Center is offering an educational opportunity to help accomplish that.
Partnering with the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the library is offering Paddlesports America, an introductory course [...]
Police: Robert Landis had blood-alcohol level more than triple the legal limit
Updated at 1 p.m. with arraignment information
Authorities said a West Chester man was driving with a blood-alcohol level of more than three times the legal limit and a suspended license when he caused a fatal crash on April 26.
On Tuesday, Chester County District Attorney [...]
Both sides must ratify new pact, after ‘quiet’ talks net two-year deal
UPDATED, 11:07 a.m.: Corrects detail on negotiation representation.
By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times
EAST MARLBOROUGH — The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District and its teachers union have reached tentative agreement Monday on a two-year contract, potentially avoiding a repeat of the contentious 2010-11 wrangling over the [...]
Joseph Viscuso said he’s “honored to be a part of this great organization’
The YMCA of the Brandywine Valley, which has a branch in Kennett Square, announced a new board chairman on Monday, according to a news release.
Joseph Viscuso, vice president of Pennoni Associates in West Chester, was elected by the Brandywine Valley Board of Directors [...]
East Marlborough supervisor, CCATO president, faces primary battle
By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times
EAST MARLBOROUGH — Richard Hicks say he knows it is, if you’ll excuse the pun, the elephant in the room: why did local Republican Committee members unanimously decide not to endorse the two-term incumbent in his bid to remain on the township’s Board [...]
Brainstorming session attracts government officials, concerned citizens
By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times
Think your child is too smart, athletic, or well-adjusted to become addicted to heroin? That’s a dangerously inaccurate view, said participants in a forum on Saturday.
Organized by Andy Rumford, a Kennett Square resident whose 23-year-old daughter, Kacie Erin Rumford, died of a [...]
34 juniors will receive some level of recognition in fall
A “record-breaking” number of Unionville High students will be recognized by the 2014 National Merit Scholarship program next fall, Principal Paula Massanari announced Friday.
Massanari said the list includes a school record of 34 students, one of whom has since moved, who will be named ”commended,” ”semi-finalist” or “finalist.” She [...]
Human services director retires but will stay on until replacement is found
A retirement send-off for a longtime county administrator on Thursday came off good-naturedly a bit half-baked. That’s because Ruth E. Kranz-Carl, who has spent more than three decades in human services, only had one foot out the door.
“I had a real good roast set up, [...]
POCOPSON — Did you know that Pennsylvania townships were established to keep residents healthy and safe? Are you familiar with the roles and responsibilities of your township? On May 19, from 2 to 4 p.m., the township will open its doors to residents and the community.
The goal of the open house is to show what [...]
Aspiring rocket scientist and USC sophomore wins astronaut foundation’s scholarship
Jason Silverman, a 2011 graduate of Unionville High and aspiring rocket scientist, has won the University of Southern California’s 2013-2014 Astronaut Scholarship Foundation award.
Silverman, one of 28 students selected nationwide, was cited by the foundation for his “unique aptitude for research and ingenuity in science and [...]