Letter: Avondale can’t afford Borough Hall upgrades

To The Editor, At a recent Avondale Borough council meeting, I learned that some council members are moving forward with a proposal to renovate and add on to the borough building. As a taxpaying resident of the borough, I am in disagreement with this decision and wish to make other borough residents aware of the situation and how Avondale Borough’s money is being spent.   ...

State Police: Shots needed to stop suspected drunk driver

Brian Touchton The Chester County District Attorney’s Office and the Pennsylvania State Police announced that there was a trooper-involved shooting in Avondale, Pennsylvania at approximately 11:30 p.m. on May 23, 2018. Three Troopers discharged their weapons, authorities said. Nobody was struck or injured in the shooting.  At 11:21 p.m., the State Police  received a call for an erratic driver...

New Garden Police: Arson suspect in custody

56-year-old Avondale man accused of setting his mobile home on fire By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Stacey Lee Lewis Jr. The Avondale man suspected of setting his mobile home ablaze on Tuesday, May 6, in Avondale, was taken into custody later the same day, said New Garden Township Police. Police said at 8:15 p.m., an officer responded to the unit block of Santilli Road for an anonymous...

Chester County shifts into flood-recovery mode

5.5 inches of rain prompts evacuations, more than 60 water rescues The water is receding, and now the necessary mop-up will begin. And if county officials had their way, no one would be on the roads right now since many sections remain closed and the recovery will take some time. The storm left these giant sink holes at Colonial Hyundai in Thorndale. Although the waters had largely receded amongst...

Ex-New Garden Twp. supervisor pleads guilty

Warren E. Reynolds admits to 5 counts of possessing child pornography By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Warren E. Reynolds A former New Garden Township supervisor pleaded guilty on Tuesday, March 4, in Chester County Court to five counts of possession of child pornography. Warren E. Reynolds, 52, of Avondale, who had originally been charged with more than 500 counts, entered the...

7th of 12 defendants in bonfire stabbing sentenced

Former Avon Grove High student will spend 40 to 80 years behind bars By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Graffiti often signals the presence of rival gangs who want to mark their territory, according to police. The seventh of 12 defendants charged in a 2011 Avondale double homicide fueled by gang rancor was sentenced Wednesday in Chester County Court. James L. Jones, 21, of West Grove,...

D.A.: Convicted sex offender back behind bars

He allegedly returned to U.S. after being deported but was spotted by county detective By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Bolivar Barrios, 25, is behind bars again after a Chester County detective recognized the former Avondale resident as a convicted felon who had been deported, authorities said. A convicted sex offender who had been deported after serving prison time is back in...

KAU team returns home to rousing reception

Kennett Kings earn fans – and memories – with series of achievements By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Members of the KAU team – the U.S. Senior League Baseball champs – line up for an appreciative crowd at their field on Leslie Road in Kennett Square. Sandwiched between nearly a dozen emergency vehicles with lights flashing and sirens blaring in downtown Kennett Square,...

New Garden supervisor faces child-porn charges

D.A. says Warren Reynolds resigned following state police investigation Updated at 4 p.m. with defense attorneys’ statement, preliminary hearing date, township comment By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Warren E. Reynolds, 51, a former New Garden Township supervisor, faces multiple child-pornography charges. An ailing computer allegedly led to child-pornography charges against...

Avondale man accused of lewdness pattern

Police said he routinely exposed himself to females near University of Delaware Jason W. Grubbs, 39, of Avondale, is accused of repeatedly exposing himself to women around the University of Delaware campus in Newark, De. For nearly two years, an Avondale man who made a habit of exposing himself to women ranging in age from 16 to 59 near the University of Delaware campus managed to elude authorities,...