Obituary: William Brinton Parker, Jr.

William Brinton Parker, Jr. William Brinton Parker, Jr. of Kennent Square passed away peacefully on February 26.  Mr. Parker is survived by his wife Barbara “Bobbie” Collins.  He was 89.  Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late William Brinton Parker, Sr. and Naomi Cecelia Lodge. Mr. Parker graduated from Westtown School in West Chester, PA and received a degree as an Electronic...

Murphy named new director for Chesco Emergency Services

Michael Murphy, Jr. The Chester County Commissioners today announce the appointment of Michael Murphy, Jr. as Director of the Department of Emergency Services. Murphy was formerly Platoon Leader for the County’s 9-1-1 operations. “The safety of Chester County residents is one of our top priorities and our Director of Emergency Services plays a pivotal role in ensuring that safety,” said Chester...

Obituaries: John H. Cameron, Jr

John H. Cameron, Jr John H. Cameron, Jr, age 55, of Kennett Square, PA died suddenly at home Sunday, October 28, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Karen Kayatta Cameron with whom he shared 20 years of marriage. He was the loving son of Marilyn “Bunny” Murphy Cameron of Oxford, PA and John H. Cameron, Sr. and his wife, Glenda, of Palm City, FL.    Send article as PDF...

Comey firing raises the stakes for 2018 elections

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Just when the healthcare mess seemed ready to drown our local Congressvictims in a Jonestown Flood like deluge, President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James B. Comey, Tuesday, swooped in and saved them by changing the subject. And by saving them, I mean sparing them from a looming electoral firing squad by hitting them with a flaming asteroid. While Pennsylvania’s...

Obituaries: Edward Culbertson, Jr.

Edward Culbertson, Jr. Edward Culbertson, Jr. age 84 of Avondale, PA, died Friday October 7, 2016 at his home. He was the husband of Esther Murray Culbertson, with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Edward and the late Agnes (Quinn) Culbertson Sr.     Send article as PDF   

Obituaries: Kenneth Edgar Wilson, Jr.

Kenneth Edgar Wilson, Jr. Kenneth Edgar Wilson, Jr., a retired Navy Rear Admiral, died at age 90 on July 7, 2016 at his Kendal Crosslands retirement community in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Jane Hance Wilson, of Taney Place, Calvert County, Maryland, and Kenneth Edgar Wilson, of Baltimore, Maryland. Ken was born in Philadelphia in 1926, was raised in nearby Narberth, and attended...

Obituaries: Bernard Joseph Dougherty, Jr.

Bernard Joseph Dougherty, Jr. Bernard Joseph Dougherty, Jr. (Bernie) age 59 of Kennett Square, Pa. passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016 at the Abington Hospital. Born in Upper Darby, Pa. He was the son of the late Bernard Joseph Dougherty, Sr. and Anne Marie Feeney Dougherty. Bernie retired from Kendal and Crosslands in 2009. Before that he was owner of Birch Street Automotive.   ...

Upland students get jump on MLK Day of Service

Seventh grade students at Upland Country Day School prepare meals for His Mission in Kennett Square as part of school-wide day of service efforts in memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. Students from kindergarten through ninth grade were involved in various efforts to give back to the greater community. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Upland Country Day School got a jump on Martin Luther King Jr. Day service...

Democrats step up in legislative races

GOP faces opposition in all but two races in Nov. elections By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Petition season is over, and unless there are some write-in candidates, we know who will appear on the May primary ballots. And, although I took the Democrats to task for seeming to have a shortage of candidates, they’ve managed to challenge all but two legislative races in Chester County. Yes, there...

Do petition numbers really matter?

As campaigns trumpet numbers, do they tell us anything? By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Well, they’re everywhere. Media announcements about the number of signatures a given candidate has gotten to get on the ballot as if it means something. For those who don’t know, political candidates must collect signatures from registered voters in their district — they must be of the same political...