6 county watershed projects win state grants

Nearly $1 million will help fund initiatives to protect area creeks The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will invest more than $20.65 million in watershed protection projects, the state announced on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Six watershed protection projects in Chester County will receive $980,828 of the state funding through the Growing Greener Program, State Sen. Andy Dinniman in a news...

D.A.: Collaboration needed to end heroin threat

‘We can’t arrest this problem away,’ he said By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Andy Rumford, a grieving father who founded Kacie’s Cause in memory of his daughter, urges an audience in New Garden Township not to ignore the warning signs of heroin abuse. The county’s chief law-enforcement officer had positive and negative updates on the heroin epidemic that has infiltrated...

PennDOT: Vegetation-removal to continue on U.S. 1

Area roadwork has been scheduled this week, said an announcement from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), which wants motorists to be mindful of possible delays. Crews will continue removing vegetation along U.S. 1 in both directions in New Garden and East Marlborough Townships Monday through Thursday. Crews are scheduled to work from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and lane closures will occur...

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...

Time to ditch unwanted electronics safely

Countywide collection being hosted on Saturday in New Garden Seventy-three Chester County municipalities are hosting a Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Event for county residents on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the New Garden Township Maintenance Garage on Rt. 41 near Newark Road. For the first time, electronics will be collected at this event, said a news release from the...

PennDOT: Roadwork may cause traffic delays

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) wants motorists to be aware of  roadwork in the area that may cause traffic delays. On Monday and Tuesday, crews from Peco Energy will be working on utility installation on Baltimore Pike between Reese Street and Penn Green Road in New Garden Township. The work, which will be done from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will result in lane restrictions. Lenape...

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...

Police: Spate of storm-grate thefts solved

Two Delaware men face multiple charges for alleged months-long crime spree By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Christopher Jennings, 25, of New Castle, De., faces charges connected to a series of storm-grate thefts, police said. Months after a series of storm-grate thefts rankled investigators, endangered the public, and cost area municipalities thousands of dollars, police said two...

New Garden Flying Field Open House, June 1

NEW GARDEN — The New Garden Flying Field will hold an open house, Saturday June 1, featuring food, fun, live music, and of course, airplanes. The event is free and open to the general public. The general aviation airport, owned and operated by the township, will show off its facilities during a fun-filled event, running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date is June 2.    Send article...

Renewal of tax incentive fueled conservation

Natural Lands Trust announces preservation of 134 acres in region at end of 2012 A high point of the “fiscal cliff” deal? The renewal of a tax incentive for private landowners—especially working family farmers and ranchers—who preserve their land with a voluntary conservation agreement, preservation officials said. That incentive, which had expired at the end of 2011, led to the preservation...