Chesco: Drug Take Back Day is Sat.

Chester County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services is raising community awareness for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day taking place on Saturday, April 29th. Organized nationwide by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), National Prescription Drug Take Back Day provides local sites for safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while educating...

New clinic hours for Chester Co. Health Dept.

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Health Department is changing the days and times it offers many of its clinical services to the public, effective May 1. Personal health services include immunizations and testing for tuberculosis, HIV and sexually transmitted infections. According to Jeanne Casner, County Health Director, “The Health Department is an important community partner to offer these...

Kennett backs fight against Gerrymandering

Township swears in two new police officers By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Governor Tom Wolf presents Kennett Township staff with the 2017 Local Government Excellence in Building Community Partnerships award, in recognition of the creation of Barkingfield Park. Courtesy: Kennett Township. KENNETT  – The room was packed during Wednesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting as dozens of citizens...

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...

CCDC’s Rocker honored as School Nurse of the Year

Sandy Rocker, RN, MSN, certified school nurse at the Child and Career Development Center, was chosen as the recipient of the School Nurse Excellence Award for the South East Region of Pennsylvania. DOWNINGTOWN — The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) announced that Sandy Rocker, certified school nurse at the Child and Career Development Center (CCDC) in Coatesville, was chosen as the recipient...

Pocopson supervisors move forward on Barnard House feasibility proposals

Brandywine Red Clay Alliance to include Pocopson roads for Earth Day clean up By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – The Barnard House remains as a permanent agenda item for the township and Monday night’s Board of Supervisors meeting focused on how to move forward with the 19 feasibility study proposals. The feasibility study was advertised several months ago to gather information...

KCSD salutes three long-time, retiring staff members

KHS robotics team to attend World Championships KCSD Board members listen to Kennett High School Demon Robotics team member Rónán Gorman talk about the team’s upcoming trip to the World Championships event in St. Louis. By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, Kennett Times KENNETT SQUARE – At Monday night’s meeting of the Kennett Consolidated School District Board, it was announced that...

BVSPCA rescues 56 animals from Puerto Rico

Volunteers unload dogs rescued from Puerto Rican shelters where they were likely to be euthanized. WEST CHESTER – The Brandywine Valley SPCA received 56 animals from Puerto Rico Monday as part of a national, multi-agency rescue mission.  The 31 dogs and 25 cats arrived via Operation Breathing Room, a 200-animal transport to save the lives of animals at risk of euthanasia while helping the sending...

Sheriff’s Deputy overcomes Iraq wounds to serve public again

Mike Sarro of the Chester County Sheriff’s Department. A former Marine brought an exemplary background with him when he applied for a position as a Chester County deputy sheriff in 2014. Both the credentials and demeanor of Mike Sarro, 37, an award-winning, 2013 graduate of the Delaware County Police Academy, prompted praise that was followed by a dramatic, short-lived pause.

Kennett High closed after legionella found in boiler

KENNETT SQUARE – Kennett High School was closed Friday after school officials found legionella bacteria in the school’s hot water system during routine testing, according to a letter shared with the school community. The legionella bacteria was behind the 1976 outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease during an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. The water-born bacteria can cause...