Bancroft Elementary hosts DEA Youth Dance Program

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Program seeks to provide alternative outlet to ‘at risk’ behaviors By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times Bancroft students enjoying the DEA Youth Dance Program kickoff assembly NEW GARDEN – Third, fourth and fifth grade Bancroft students were treated to a sampling of dance styles including samba, salsa, step, ballet and hip-hop as a part of a celebratory and very energized kick-off...

New Garden police seek info on CVS theft

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New Garden police are seeking information about these two men, linked to a theft of $3,000 in cosmetics from a CVS store, Wednesday. NEW GARDEN — Township police are looking for help from the public to apprehend two men who allegedly robbed a CVS of some some $3,000 in products, Wednesday. Police said the two entered and left the store, located at the intersection of Gap Newport Pike and Newark...

Kennett Sq.: focus on new police officer, National Night Out

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Winterfest to be held Feb. 28, 12:30 to 4 p.m. By Rick Marts, Correspondent, The Times At Monday’s Council meeting, Kennett Square Borough Mayor Matthew Fetick (left) administers the oath of office to new Kennett Square Police Department officer Donald Matthew (Matt) Creighton (right), a former state trooper and U.S. armed services veteran. Creighton’s wife, Leslie, holds the Bible as...

KCSD board won’t ban Picoult book from Kennett High

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District also welcomes new math/science supervisor, approves 3-year district level plan  By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times A large but civil crowd attended Monday night’s Kennett Consolidated School District Board of Education meeting to offer input as to whether the board should ban Jodi Picoult’s Nineteen Minutes from the Kennett High School library. Board voted 7-1 to keep...

Kennett Sq. gets group home code in compliance with feds

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Codes Department Chief predicts up to $30 million in new development within 5 years By Rick Marts, Correspondent, The Times Joe Scalise, acting Kennett Square Borough manager; Leon Spenser, Council president; and Matthew Fetick, Borough Mayor, discuss enacting amendments to the Borough’s zoning ordinance regarding group homes, Monday night. KENNETT— At its Monday night public meeting,...

Kennett school evacuated after bomb threat

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600 students and faculty displaced while authorities searched building By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Greenwood Elementary School students return to the building Friday, as State Police and other law enforcement officials look on, after a bomb threat led to the evacuation of the building, Friday. KENNETT — Students were evacuated from Greenwood Elementary School Friday morning after a “very...

Updated: Kennett Square’s water gets OK after tests

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Many residents did not get the ‘boil water’ notice; some may still be without full pressure By Rick Marts, Correspondent, The Times Kennett Square Borough Manager Brant Kucera provides the Council with the timeline and status of the water main break that occurred late Saturday, September 13 KENNETT SQUARE — After the pledge of allegiance at Monday night’s meeting of Kennett Square...

Police seeking speedy return of radar sign

It was reportedly stolen in East Goshen Twp. last month The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department wants the public to put this thief on its radar. The department said it is seeking assistance from the community to locate a Safepace 100 Speed Radar Sign that was stolen from a signpost in East Goshen Township sometime between April 22 and April 30. The yellow sign, with a digital speed...

Police officer finds two golf bags in E. Goshen

Duffers at loss without their clubs should contact department After discovering two golf bags lying in the parking lot of the Goshen Valley Condominiums in the 3300 block of Valley Drive in East Goshen on Tuesday, May 13, an officer with the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department swung into recovery mode, seeking the owner. If you lost these items and can provide a detailed description,...

Man accused of fatally clubbing pet rooster

Police say West Bradford resident, 63, charged with animal cruelty A 63-year-old West Bradford Township man who allegedly disliked a woman’s pet rooster decided to take matters into his own hands when she declined to remove it from her property in the 1300 block of Cresmont Drive, said state police from the Embreeville barracks. Police said Telford E. Blevins grabbed his metal baseball bat...