Kennett Sq. Council checks out new hotel plans

Borough agrees to land sale for new library By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times The Kennett Realty Group gave Borough Council its first look at a proposed hotel, to be built in the historic district of Kennett Square. KENNETT SQUARE – Plans for a new hotel in the borough’s historic district were unveiled at Monday night’s Borough Council meeting. The Kennett Realty Group presented their...

What To Do: First Friday fun for everyone

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The first Friday of the month is a good time to spend an evening in Kennett Square, West Chester or Lancaster – a time to enjoy special First Friday activities. Kennett Square will celebrate First Friday with its Art Stroll (downtown Kennett Square, http://historickennettsquare.com) from 6-9 p.m. on August 4. The event celebrates the local art scene with...

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...

Wings for Success holds successful fundraiser

The event committee for Wine With Wings. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Wings for Success hosted its first fund-raiser in the Kennett Square area on June 1. Wine with Wings, a wine tasting event held at Kennett Square Golf & Country Club was a sold-out event with nearly 150 people attending. The evening offered wines provided by Patone Cellars, a Landenberg area winery, with foods paired specifically...

Kennett truly is a staycation destination

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Who else is excited that the un-official start of Summer 2017 is HERE?! You can be sure that I have my arm raised. I think we live in the coolest town (EVER)…especially when the weather cooperates and we can spend time outside. There are so many fun things to do in our little slice of Chester County. The Creamery of Kennett Square is a 30,000 square...

KSQ Council takes close look at finances

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Borough council members review maps regarding a zoning change request from the Delaware Valley Development Corporation at the former NVF site. KENNETT SQUARE – Monday night’s meeting of the Kennett Square Borough Council was in the money as the finance committee presented a report on reserve funds and account trends over the past six years. “As part...

Letter: Fair’s fair in district justice primary race

To the Editor, It’s important to set the record straight. There are misleading statements and information circulating around town regarding the Kennett Square District Judge race as concerns the professions and party affiliations of the five candidates. It should be known once and for all, that Mr. Iacocca is the one and only Democrat on the Democratic primary ticket, regardless of what has been...

KSQ Council defends library plans

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times A rendering of the proposed new Kennett Library. Image courtesy, Kennett Library. KENNETT SQUARE – The debate about plans for the new Kennett Library and community center building raged on at Monday night’s meeting of the Kennett Square Borough Council. Council President Danilo Maffei responded to comments that local residents have not been adequately...

Bayard Taylor to return to library name, sort of

Members of Kennett Square Borough Council listen to a report on updates regarding the Kennett Library, Monday night. By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times KENNETT SQUARE – Somehow, it seemed inevitable that Bayard Taylor would get back into the picture. At Monday night’s meeting of the Kennett Borough Council, it was announced that the new Kennett Library building will be renamed as the...

Kennett Sq. swears Holdsworth in as new PD Chief

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Mayor Matthew Fetick swears William Holdsworth in as Kennett Square’s new chief of police as Holdsworth’s wife Debbie looks on. KENNETT – Kennett Square’s finest turned out in full force on Monday night to support William Holdsworth as he was officially sworn in as the new chief of police at the Borough Council meeting. Retired chief Ed...