GOP, Dems spar over campaign materials

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Margaret Reif (left) and Norman MacQueen The county’s Democrats are taking Controller Norman MacQueen to task for citing achievements on Republican Party campaign literature that Democrats say are “outrageous” and “imagined” while GOP officials say challenger Margaret Reif is being dishonest about her background and qualifications. Democratic County Chair...

On Stage (Spotlight): Ramirez brings tour to Boot and Saddle

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times David Ramirez Sometimes you have to go places, even when you’re not going anywhere — like David Ramirez. On October 15, Ramirez will bring his “We’re Not Going Anywhere Tour” to Boot and Saddle (1131 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, 215-639-4528, www.bootandsaddlephilly.com). The tour shares its name with Ramirez’ new album.   ...

Downingtown East’s second half overpowers Unionville, 45-21

Downingtown East’s Nicolas Hesel closes in on Unionville’s Alex Gorgone as he loses the handle on a first-quarter fumble. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times DOWNINGTOWN — For a half, it was truly epic, but the second half proved that depth and school size matters in high school football. Undefeated Unionville was giving undefeated Downingtown East all it could handle for two quarters...

What To Do: Kennett Symphony opens 2017-18 season

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times On October 14, it will be time for “Opening Night” for the 2017-2018 season of the Kennett Symphony of Chester County (610-444-6363m, http://www.kennettsymphony.org). The show, which will get underway at 7:30 p.m., is being held at Unionville High School on Route 82 in Kennett Square. The KSCC concert will feature Michael Hall as Conductor and Andrew...

OnStage (Bonus): Keifer is coming home

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Tom Keifer Tom Keifer is going home again – again. Keifer is a local boy who rose to international fame as the lead vocalist of the glam-rock band Cinderella. He is a Philadelphia area native who relocated to southern New Jersey during the Cinderella days and then moved to Nashville around 20 years ago. More specifically, Keifer grew up in Delaware County...

On Stage: Pa. Ballet opens with Sleeping Beauty

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Pennsylvania Ballet’s opening production of its 2017-2018 season is “The Sleeping Beauty,” which is a bit ironic considering that the company has been anything but sleeping in recent years under the guidance of Artistic Director Angel Corella. “The Sleeping Beauty” opens on October 12 and runs through October 22 at the Academy of Music (Broad...

Kennett Borough Council talks trash

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Borough Council member LaToya Myers discusses her proposal for a personnel committee with Council President Danilo Maffei as Mayor Matt Fetick listens. KENNETT – At last Monday’s meeting of the Kennett Square Borough Council, Borough Manager Joe Scalise gave an update on the proposed tiered-trash removal system. The new plan will allow residents to choose...

On Stage (Spotlight): Andrew W.K. keeps the party going

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times It would seem natural if Andrew W.K. had a tattoo of Dionysius somewhere on his body. Dionysus was the Olympian god of wine, vegetation, pleasure, festivity, madness and wild frenzy. He was depicted as either an older, bearded god or an effeminate, long-haired youth. He was usually accompanied by a troop of Satyrs and Mainades (wild female devotees). ...

Your rights and responsibilities as a patient

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times In just a few days I will be representing the state of Pennsylvania at the annual meeting of the American Dental Association.  As a member dentist I subscribe to a code of ethics. Whatever the future of our healthcare holds, we cannot lose sight of ethical care.  The American Dental Association also has a patient’s bill of rights. This...

UCF audit shows $2.2M surplus from 2016-17

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Director of Business and Operations Bob Cochran discussion finace options with the school board, Monday night. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Much of Monday night’s Unionville Chadds-Ford School Board work session was spent discussing district finances. Director of Business and Operations Bob Cochran explained that a preliminary...