State Police: Shots needed to stop suspected drunk driver

Brian Touchton The Chester County District Attorney’s Office and the Pennsylvania State Police announced that there was a trooper-involved shooting in Avondale, Pennsylvania at approximately 11:30 p.m. on May 23, 2018. Three Troopers discharged their weapons, authorities said. Nobody was struck or injured in the shooting.  At 11:21 p.m., the State Police  received a call for an erratic driver...

County shifting into flood-recovery mode

5.5 inches of rain prompts evacuations, more than 60 water rescues The water is receding, and now the necessary mop-up will begin. And if county officials had their way, no one would be on the roads right now since many sections remain closed and the recovery will take some time. The storm left these giant sink holes at Colonial Hyundai in Thorndale. Although the waters had largely receded amongst...

D.A.: Convicted sex offender back behind bars

He allegedly returned to U.S. after being deported but was spotted by county detective By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Bolivar Barrios, 25, is behind bars again after a Chester County detective recognized the former Avondale resident as a convicted felon who had been deported, authorities said. A convicted sex offender who had been deported after serving prison time is back in...

School board applauds effort of KAU team

Group’s impressive performance provided win for community By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Sue Natale, who retired as an assistant in the district’s technology department, listens as Josh Boughner, the network administrator, discusses the ways in which she will be missed. Behind her are board members Jeff Leiser (from left) and Victor Dupuis and Superintendent John Sanville. Excitement...

KAU team returns home to rousing reception

Kennett Kings earn fans – and memories – with series of achievements By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Members of the KAU team – the U.S. Senior League Baseball champs –  line up for an appreciative crowd at their field on Leslie Road in Kennett Square. Sandwiched between nearly a dozen emergency vehicles with lights flashing and sirens blaring in downtown...

New Garden supervisor faces child-porn charges

D.A. says Warren Reynolds resigned following state police investigation Updated at 4 p.m. to add defense attorneys’ statement, preliminary hearing date, township comment By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Warren E. Reynolds, 51, a former New Garden Township supervisor, faces multiple child-pornography charges. An ailing computer allegedly led to child-pornography charges against...

Shared interests spawn unlikely artistic alliance

Despite diverse backgrounds, two area painters enjoy collaborating By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times “Alpaca” by William Basciani was painted at the Chenoa Manor Animal Sanctuary, a rescue facility in Avondale. After meeting several years ago at a cold, blustery art event, two Chester County painters developed a warm friendship and are teaming up for a show at the Chadds...

Upland students spread holiday cheer

Students from various grade levels worked to make for happier holidays for the families of the Tick Tock Early Learning Center in Avondale, delivering food, supplies and gifts to the needy families served by the center. EAST MARLBOROUGH – During the weeks before Christmas, students, staff and families at Upland Country Day School participated in an Adopt-a-Family program to provide gifts and necessities...

Hero Plaque program honors fallen trooper

A ceremony marked the ninth county law-enforcement officer to be memorialized By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times The widow of a state trooper killed in the line of duty in 1985 already had compelling evidence that members of the Avondale barracks A bronze plaque commemorates the service of Pennsylvania State Trooper John J. Brown, who worked in the Avondale barracks. had not forgotten...

Decade-long investment in county’s urban-centers celebrated

Kennett Square gets additional $3 million for Gateway Project By Kathleen Brady Shea Managing Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Flanked by the county commissioners - Kathi Cozzone (from left), Ryan A. Costello and Terence Farrell - Kennett Square Manager Brant Kucera displays the borough's $676,000 grant award. The fact that a large portion of more than $48 million in county funds went underground did...