Kennett Library shares data for allocation of Pocopson’s donation

Supervisors approve support to stop gerrymandering By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times A rendering of the proposed new Kennett Library. POCOPSON – A presentation by Kennett Library board representatives, Brad Piper and Chris Larsen (via teleconference), was given to the Pocopson supervisors on Monday night. The focus was on considerations for future allocations of library donations and the...

Democrats see massive turnout boost in primaries

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Tuesday’s primaries settled a handful of races, while setting the stage for the fall election battles, as Democratic turnout was noticeably higher than seen in the same primary four years ago — in part because of high profile primaries for the West Chester Mayoral seat, as well as a hotly contested District Justice race in the Kennett/Unionville area. While...

County kicks off survey for Landscapes3

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Board of Commissioners announced the kickoff of a public opinion survey for Chester County at Tuesday’s Commissioners’ public meeting. The survey, which will help to identify citizen priorities for the future of Chester County, will contribute to the vision for Landscapes3, the county’s long-range comprehensive plan.    Send article...

Obituaries: Edward Zunino

Edward Zunino The long-time and much beloved Kennett Square police chief, Ed Zunino, died Friday, less than a year after retiring from running the borough police. Zunino, 67, of West Grove, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on May 12, 2017. He was the husband of Lois McGinnis-Zunino, with whom he shared 22 wonderful years of marriage.    Send...

Dissinger picked as new Patton MS prinicipal

Steve Dissinger Patton Middle School in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District has a new pick for principal — longtime Hillendale Elementary School Prinicipal Steve Dissinger. Superintendent of Schools John Sanville made the announcement Wednesday to the school community. Dissinger will replace Tim Hoffman, who was promoted to Director of Curriculum earlier this year. the district Board of...

Downingtown teen wins safe driving competition

Kaleigh Krakower from Downingtown West High School (left) won the Southeastern Pennsylvania Teen Safe Driving Competition. Taking first place, she also won a $2,000 scholarship. Tara Klepacki of Chichester High School (center) finished second and Hunter Watterson of Coatesville High School (right) finished third. On May 3, 2017, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Teen Safe Driving Competition was held...

KCSD Board defends actions in response to Latino concerns

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Rosendo Villafuerte-Vega and Maja Murphy address the school board about issues affecting Latino immigrant students and their families. KENNETT SQUARE – On Monday night, members of the Latino community asked the Kennett Consolidated School District Board of Education to consider implementing additional measures to address the issues of racism and immigrant...

Chesco Ass’t DA to join Army JAG Corps

Jonathan Harrar One local prosecutor has decided to trade in appearances at thecourthouse of Chester County to potentially serving in some of the world’s hot spots, by serving our country. Assistant District Attorney Jonathan Harrar has enlisted in the United States Army and will be serving as an officer in the Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps (“Army JAG”). Army JAG handles...

County’s 1st Crisis Intervention Team class graduates

All 28 graduates from Chester County’s first Crisis Intervention Team training class, along with trainers and supporters. WEST CHESTER — Twenty-eight local law enforcement officers graduated from Chester County’s first Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training class on Friday, April 28 at the West Goshen municipal building. The officers completed the intensive, 40-hour training, which has...

Chesco Congress members split on ACA repeal vote

Updated 5:10 p.m.: Adds comment from Patrick Meehan By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Chester County’s Congressional delegation split Thursday in a closely contested vote to pass the American Health Care Act — the controversial bill that would repeal some sections of the Affordable Care Act, a vote that will likely turn the 2018 Congressional Elections into a referendum on healthcare, much...