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   

Letter: Rep. Lewis touts his record

To the Editor, As the state representative for the 74th district, it has been my honor to fight in Harrisburg for taxpayers.  For the second year in a row, I joined a bipartisan coalition in Harrisburg against excessive income and sales tax hikes that would have penalized hard-working Pennsylvanians.  Democrats and Republicans voted together to hold the line on taxes, while funding our schools...

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.   ...

Obit: William Henry Lotter, Jr.

William Henry Lotter, Jr. William Henry Lotter, Jr. , age 80, of Oxford, and formerly of Kennett Square and Newark, DE, passed away on Monday, January 26, 2015. Mr. Lotter was born in Springfield, PA on August 10, 1934, son of the late William Henry Lotter, Sr. and Lydia Baxter Lotter.  He was a graduate of Springfield High School where he was an all-star athlete in football, basketball and baseball...

Coatesville honors Dr. King with community improvement

Students, volunteers, city officials cleanup, educate on Martin Luther King Day By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times Coatesville City Council Vice President Marie Lawson paints at City Gate. COATESVILLE – From painting at the library to cleaning up Ash Park to delivering speeches that examined how we can better shape our ideals, groups from around the city and school district came together...

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...

Young want to fight for the American Dream

Says he worries opportunity is slipping away By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Joshua Young In the end, for Joshua Young, it’s about preserving that basic American Dream: starting with almost nothing and working one’s way into prosperity. Sitting outside the example of the auto service facility owned by his family he manages, Young, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for State Representative...

Maxwell puts focus on educational opportunities

74th district candidate wants better funding, better ideas for students By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Josh Maxwell When you ask Josh Maxwell why, for a second time, he’s decided to run for State Representative, it comes down to a couple of words: public education. The Downingtown native is among two Democrats — he is running against Caln Commissioner Joshua Young — seeking the nomination...