For East Linden St., historic new beginnings

Unionville students among volunteers who are helping grassroots group grow By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Fifth-grade Study Buddies participants Johnnette Boddy (from left), Jalayshia Allen and Aalana Vasquez gleefully surround their helper, Unionville High senior Clark Bingol. On a typical school day, a passel of beaming elementary students file into the basement of the Bethel...

Tractor trek a benefit for wounded veterans

Cross-country journey to include Kennett Square parade on Sunday A parade of classic, antique tractors of all colors, models, and makes will be led through Kennett Square on Sunday by a Honey Brook man in a specially modified 1948 John Deere, dubbed the “Johnabilt” for its retrofitted 1984 Peterbilt cab. C. Ivan Stoltzfus, a retired farmer and auctioneer, plans to drive his tractor across...

Raising awareness about regional heroin abuse

Brainstorming session attracts government officials, concerned citizens By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Andy Rumford (center) discusses the heroin problem with New Garden Township Police Chief Gerald Simpson (left) and Kennett Square Police Chief Edward A. Zunino. Think your child is too smart, athletic, or well-adjusted to become addicted to heroin? That’s a dangerously inaccurate...

Police: Prevent abuse by safely disposing of drugs

Area departments participating in Take Back Initiative on Saturday This week is the ideal time to clean out your medicine cabinets:  Several area police departments are participating Saturday in the National Drug Take Back Initiative. Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the program provides a safe opportunity for disposing of unwanted medication, an option that helps prevent...