PA18 will tell a lot about this fall’s elections

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The nation’s political junkies have their eyes focused on Western Pennsylvania and it may give us a hint about November, 2018 will look like. Money, media and focus have centered on the 18th District race, up Tuesday in a special election, outside of Pittsburgh, where Democrat Conor Lamb is at least within striking distance of Republican Rick Saccone. This matters...

School start time changes shouldn’t be rushed

Right now, it appears Unionville-Chadds Ford may be only district pushing for change By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times There has been increasing talk about changing the start time for middle and high schools in Chester County — driven largely out of Unionville — part of a larger dialogue going on nationally. While its clear that the science supports such a move — teens seem to have built-in...

60 years of giving: KACS kicks off holiday campaign

Support needed for local 2014 holiday food, coat & toy campaign  By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times The KACS 2014 Toys for Tots Co-Chairs: Mike & Debbi Sears with their children Ben & Maddi. KENNETT — This year, Kennett Area Community Service (KACS) proudly celebrates its 60th anniversary of helping the lesser fortunate within our communities.  Founded in 1954 by the simple,...

Unionville says feds are out to lunch. Good.

It’s high time local government and school boards pushed back on state and federal overreach By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times There’s a little bit of revolution brewing in Unionville. And it’s a good thing. In case you missed it, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Board of Education voted last week to withdraw Unionville High School from the National School Lunch Program. While...

Area mourning loss of Mary Dugan

Teacher, writer, historian left strong mark on Unionville, Kennett areas By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The Unionville and Kennett areas are mourning the loss of a beloved teacher, writer and historian Mary Larkin Dugan — the driving force behind the Kennett Underground Railroad Center —  who died Monday after a long illness. Just two weeks ago, the former long-time Unionville Middle School...

Hundreds hit the frosty Brandywine

Polar Plunge hits new heights for attendance and fun Swimmers hit the frosty Brandywine Creek as part of the Brandywine Valley Association’s Polar Plunge, Saturday. Hundreds of swimmers hit the water to raise money for the BVA, while a giant crowd looked on. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times EAST BRADFORD – It was a fabulous, sunny day: a great opportunity for a nice dip in the Brandywine...