Pocopson residents push for delay on floodplain ordinance

A map showing much of the flood plain in Pocopson near the Brandywine Creek. Courtesy, Federal Emergency Management Agency. POCOPSON – Many residents from Lenape Cabin Club, Inc., who live along the Brandywine River, attended the public hearing portion of Monday night’s township meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to ultimately adopt floodplain ordinance provisions in accordance to the...

So. Chesco Police seek help in finding missing woman

Erin Leigh Miller Update, 11:10 a.m.: Police found Miller’s car in North Wilmington this morning. The Southern Chester County Regional Police Department is investigating a report of a potentially endangered missing woman. The victim, Erin Leigh Miller, age 36 years was last seen by her parents on Monday, July 10, 2017 at approximately 7:45 a.m. in West Grove.   It is reported that the victim...

Meehan announces $42K federal grant for Longwood Fire Co.

Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-7) announced Tuesday that Longwood Fire Company earned a $42,286 federal grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The grant will support the fire company’s acquisition of lifesaving rescue equipment. “The AFG program provides essential funding for equipment and safety programs for fire departments...

Hogan gives Sheriff’s Office award for Baker apprehension

Chester County Sheriff Carolyn ‘Bunny’ Welsh (second left) holds the commendation presented by Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan (center). She is also joined by (from left to right) Chief Deputy Jason Suydam, Chief Deputy Kevin Dykes and First Assistant District Attorney Michael Noone. WEST CHESTER – Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan issued a commendation to the...

Hartman announces new run for the 16th in 2018

Christina Hartman LANCASTER — After surprising much of the local political world with both her ability to raise funds and attract voter support in a heavily Republican Congressional district in 2016, Christina Hartman announced Tuesday she would again seek the Democratic nomination for the seat in 2018. Hartman lost a competitive race against current freshman U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker in the 16th...

Kennett to discuss Regional EMS proposal, Aug. 2

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Township Supervisors Richard Leff, Whitney Hoffman, and Scudder Stevens discuss plans for a regional EMS commission. KENNETT – Do you want a say in the future of local fire and emergency medical services? The Board of Supervisors is inviting the public to share their thoughts on the proposed EMS Regional Commission at a meeting on Wednesday, August 2 at...

After deadly crash, emergency adoptions needed for displaced animals

Emergency workers treat animals following a deadly night car accident at BVSPCA’s New Caste shelter. Because of the damage to the building, 98 animals are displaced and a call for adoptions — including at the West Chester location, was issued. NEW CASTLE, DE — A deadly car crash that took the life of a Delaware woman overnight did massive damage to a regional animal shelter, displacing...

Library board rules out shared building with Kennett Sq.

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Kennett Square Borough Council President Danilo Maffei reads the council’s response to the Kennett Library’s decision to build a new library on their own, Monday. KENNETT SQUARE –The library is open, but its partnership with Borough officials to build a new multi-purpose community center is closed. Thomas Swett, the chairman of the Kennett...

Happy Fourth of July!

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GOT HIM!

Road rage killing suspect surrenders to police Sunday morning David Desper WEST GOSHEN — The subject of a multi-state manhunt turned himself in early Sunday to face first degree murder charges in the case of a road rage shooting that took the life of a West Chester teenager, Thursday. David Desper, 28, of Trainor, surrendered to authorities at 2 a.m. Sunday, according to Chester County District...