Second pipe bomb detonated in Caln, no injuries, no damage

The explosive devices found by Caln Police on Jan. 21. CALN — A day before township police found an unexploded pipe bomb, apparently a similar device was detonated near a railroad underpass. No injuries or property damage were reported, but police are warning residents to be on the lookout for similar devices — and report them immediately and keep away from them. On Jan. 22, a caller reported...

Caln Police say pipe bomb found at 14th and Olive

CALN – The Township Police Department is investigating the discovery of a pipe bomb at 2:40PM today near the southwest corner of the intersection of 14th Avenue and Olive Street in the west end of the township. A postal carrier reportedly observed the device and contacted police. Officers, with the assistance of fire police, established a containment zone pending arrival of the Montgomery County...

New Sheriff’s K-9 makes courthouse debut

Sheriff Fredda Maddox (right) introduces K-9 Marley, who is partnered with Sgt. Janis Pickell. WEST CHESTER — Meet K-9 Marley. Chester County Sheriff Fredda Maddox introduced the newest member of the office on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Following a training period, the 18-month-old Labrador retriever will replace the recently retired K-9 Melody as the courthouse comfort dog. K-9 Marley, who is partnered...

Wright new Exec. Dir. for Historic Kennett Square

Bo Wright KENNETT SQUARE — Historic Kennett Square announced the appointment of Bo Wright as its new Executive Director, effective January 27. Wright brings a wealth of experience and insight in the areas of town planning, place-making, communications, and economic development from his position as Development Director for Strong Towns, a national media and advocacy organization leading a movement...

County offers Fresh Start to juveniles when they turn 18

Chester County offers a fresh start for diversion program juveniles upon reaching the age of 18. Pictured left to right are: Yolanda Van de Krol, Chester County Clerk of Courts; Renee Merion, Deputy District Attorney in charge of the Juvenile Unit; and Don Corry, Chester County Chief Juvenile Probation Officer. WEST CHESTER — Thanks to a new service offered through the Chester County Court system,...

CCIU students help more than 800 needy Chesco families for holidays

TCHS Pickering volunteers help wrap gifts chosen by shoppers as part of Holiday Hope Chest 2019. DOWNINGTOWN — Students from all three Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) Technical College High School (TCHS) campuses and the Child and Career Development Center (CCDC) brought an abundance of hope to Chester County families in need this year through the Holiday Hope Chest program. Holiday Hope...

Sappey to host town hall, Jan. 16

State Rep. Christina Sappey (D-158) State Rep. Christina Sappey invites residents of the 158th Legislative District to attend her town hall meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 at Unionville-Chadds Ford School District office, 740 Unionville Road. Those interested in attending are asked to register in advance by contacting Sappey’s district office at 484-200-8264 or email RepSappey@pahouse.net. ...

Otten, Muth urge residents to voice opinion on proposed pipeline route changes

State Rep. Danielle Friel Otten, D-Chester, and state Sen. Katie Muth are taking steps this week to ensure that residents affected by a proposed route modification to the Mariner East Pipeline in Upper Uwchlan Township have every opportunity to make their voices heard. In the Dec. 14, 2019, PA Bulletin, DEP published notice of a 30-day public comment period on Energy Transfer/Sunoco’s proposed...

Ryan announces new leadership team for DA’s office

Michael R. Barry WEST CHESTER — District Attorney Deb Ryan recently announced her appointment of Michael R. Barry as First Assistant District Attorney, Andrea Cardamone as Chief of Staff, and David M. Sassa as Chief of the Chester County Detectives. “This is an outstanding team of highly experienced, ethical, and hardworking people who have dedicated their careers to public service,” Ryan...

Hennessey announces reelection bid in 26th District

State Rep. Tim Hennessey (R-26) Tim Hennessey (R-26) has announced his candidacy for re-election as State Representative in Pennsylvania House District 26. First elected in 1992, Hennessey has served as Representative for 27 years.  After serving as Chairman of the House Aging & Older Adult Services Committee for twelve years, Hennessey was appointed one year ago to Chair the powerful and very...