Students arrived at the Spellman Administration Building in West Chester to sign out a laptop for use in the high schools’ new blended courses. (Candice Monhollan)

West Chester Area School District blending together physical and digital classrooms

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — In an effort to continue to better prepare students moving for postsecondary education, the three ...

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Chester County Book Company holds Teacher’s Tea for local teachers and librarians

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — It was almost like a scene out of “Alice in Wonderland” with tea cups and ...

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan presents West Goshen Detective Darren Sedlak (second from right) and West Goshen Chief Joe Gleason with the Chester County District Attorney’s Commendation for the West Goshen Police Department and their work on the fraud conviction of Stephanie Matusky and Edward Sharsha. (Candice Monhollan)

West Goshen Police commended by DA

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — It has been six months since the arrests and over two months since a guilty ...

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This is the inside of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, where Pope Francis will visit first once he arrives in Philadelphia in September. (Candice Monhollan)

What you can try and see during Pope’s visit

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Neilson Carlin, who owns Studio Rilievo School of Classical Painting in Kennett Square, will create an oil painting for the upcoming World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in 2015. (Neilson Carlin)

Neilson Carlin to be featured at World Meeting of Families

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Students arrived at the Spellman Administration Building in West Chester to sign out a laptop for use in the high schools’ new blended courses. (Candice Monhollan)

West Chester Area School District blending together physical and digital classrooms

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — In an effort to continue to better prepare students moving for postsecondary education, the three West Chester high schools — East, Henderson and Rustin — are offering “blended” classes, giving the students the chance to take a course that involves […]

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Chester County Book Company holds Teacher’s Tea for local teachers and librarians

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — It was almost like a scene out of “Alice in Wonderland” with tea cups and teapots, with little finger foods set up as well, all set-up in the middle of tables strewn with information on educational books. But it wasn’t […]

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Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan presents West Goshen Detective Darren Sedlak (second from right) and West Goshen Chief Joe Gleason with the Chester County District Attorney’s Commendation for the West Goshen Police Department and their work on the fraud conviction of Stephanie Matusky and Edward Sharsha. (Candice Monhollan)

West Goshen Police commended by DA

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — It has been six months since the arrests and over two months since a guilty conviction, but Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan hasn’t forgotten all the hard work the West Goshen Police Department put into the investigation of Stephanie […]

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Tree to honor late Dr. Robert White

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — A year almost to the day after a freak accident killed West Goshen Township Supervisor Dr. Robert “Doc” White, the West Goshen Republican Committee unveiled a tree and plaque in his honor in front of the township building Wednesday night. […]

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P.J. Jantaev and Ivan Gertsen of H & G Sign Company raise a reproduction of ‘Two Dragons (in clouds)’ by Kano Hogai on E. Gay Street at the Wells Fargo Parking lot. The work is part of The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the West Chester Park & Recreation Department exhibiting replica art throughout the borough as part of Inside/Out. The work began to go up on Thursday. (Pete Bannan)

Pop-up art comes to West Chester

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — Residents can play a new type of treasure hunt as they scour West Chester Borough for 13 different works of art scattered about. In conjunction with the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the borough’s Park & Recreation Department, Inside/Out brings […]

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In a 3-2 vote, the supervisors approved a new ordinance limiting the number of dogs in a household to four and allowing an additional dog per each additional acre of lot area in excess of two acres for single family detached dwellings on three-plus acres of land. (Candice Monhollan)

East Goshen supervisors uphold dog limit

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. EAST GOSHEN — As East Goshen Township Supervisor Marty Shane said, it’s not often that the Board of Supervisors disagree so much. But that has been the case over the ordinance which limits the number of dogs within a dwelling. The board has […]

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West Chester borough parking garages will now have the gates operational 24 hours a day every single day, though Sundays will still be free. (Candice Monhollan)

Automated gates in borough garages in effect Monday

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — Starting today, parking garages in the borough will have automated gates working 24 hours of a day, seven days of the week. “We’re going to an automated system, which means instead of patrons paying a cashier, they will be paying […]

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The budget impasse in Harrisburg is affecting local social services in Chester County. ((Candice Monhollan)

Local worries mount as state budget stalemate continues

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — Chester County social service agencies are beginning to feel the strain to their operations as politicians in Harrisburg continue their state budget stalemate. With the services relying on the state to supply part of their funding, workers are beginning to […]

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Two school representatives from Chester County spoke in front of the state's House of Representatives' Education Committee regarding state assessments. (Politics PA)

Local school representatives speak out against state assessments

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and The Mercury‘s website. It’s no secret that Pennsylvania State Assessments have become a controversial topic in the educational field with teachers, administrators, students and parents. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ Education Committee gathered July 29 to hold a public hearing and two […]

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Bournelyf Special Camp’s sixth annual Hand-to-Hand 5K run and two-mile walk will be held Aug. 6 at West Chester Rustin High School. Money raised through registrations and sponsorships goes back to the camp. (Leigh Photography)

Bournelyf Camp to host 5K run Thursday

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WESTTOWN — The Bournelyf Special Camp in West Chester has been providing a fun, rich environment for youth with special needs since 1980. But in order to keep providing for the campers and to keep tuitions a reasonable cost for them, the camp […]

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West Chester University's DNA Discussion Project is trying to connect people together through learning their ethnic makeup with DNA testing. (DNA Discussion Project)

West Chester DNA project to show one community, ancestry

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — In a time when racial tension is at a high in the country, West Chester University is out to show residents everyone may have more in common than previously believed. Encouraging the West Chester community to discuss diversity in a […]

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Bournelyf Special Camp participants get to cool off from the summer heat in an Olympic-sized pool. (Leigh Photography)

Youth flourishing at Bournelyf Special Camp

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WESTTOWN — After nine months of school, those summer months can sometimes have a negative effect on children with intellectual and related disabilities when they lose that consistent, daily learning. But those children across Chester County have had a place to go since […]

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A blockage in a West Goshen sewer line caused untreated sewage to leak into a stormwater pipe that discharges into Goose Creek, contaminating the water for the second time in less than four months. (Candice Monhollan)

Sewer pipe leak, Goose Creek contaminated

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — A sewer force main, a pressurized pipe, on Bolmar Street in West Goshen was blocked, causing a leak of untreated sewage into a stormwater pipe and into Goose Creek Thursday. This comes almost […]

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Children receive book bundles for summer reading

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website. WESTTOWN — Carol Baker enjoys the moment when children have that “ah ha” moment — when their face lights up once they understand something. She lives for “turning on the light.” After all, that’s the whole […]

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Kennett ‘base ball’ team celebrates 140 years

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. WEST MARLBOROUGH — If you build it, the living historians and athletes will come. Like out of a scene from “Field of Dreams,” vintage base ball players put on a doubleheader on a diamond surrounded by […]

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The West Chester History Train took a trip from West Chester to Glen Mills on Sunday to educate the passengers on the history of the train, the tracks and some sites along the eight-mile stretch. (Candice Monhollan)

History train tours through West Chester

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Main Line Media News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — There hasn’t been a commuter rail service to West Chester since SEPTA last ran a train in 1986, but that doesn’t mean residents can’t take an historic journey down the tracks. Back by […]

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The Pennsylvania House of Representative’s Local Government Committee met in West Chester to listen to residents of the Commonwealth — from realtors to commissioners and mayors —testify either in favor or against House Bill 809. (Candice Monhollan)

Locals react to House Bill 809

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website, the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website and The Mercury‘s website. WEST CHESTER — Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania House of Representative’s Local Government Committee met in West Chester to listen to residents of the Commonwealth — from realtors to commissioners and mayors —testify […]

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Poets converge in East Goshen Park

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. EAST GOSHEN — Tucked away under a pavilion in East Goshen Park, residents of Chester County gathered to share their poetry Thursday evening. In a tradition started last year, East Goshen’s Poet Laureate, Virginia Newlin, called upon local poets to create their own […]

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The East Goshen Township Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to make short-term repairs to the Locksley Covered Bridge to stabilize it for the time being. (Candice Monhollan)

Locksley Bridge to be stabilized

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. EAST GOSHEN — Just over a month ago, residents of Glenbrook Lane rallied together at the East Goshen Township’s Board of Supervisors meeting to save their beloved Locksley Covered Bridge. After hearing from the residents at that meeting, they decided to look into […]

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State College Borough Manager Tom Fountaine, West Chester Mayor Carolyn Comitta and Millersville Mayor Richard Moriarty give testimonies in front of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ Local Government Committee regarding House Bill 809 on Monday. (Candice Monhollan)

Bill would end towns’ rights to regulate off-campus student housing

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Main Line Media News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — The Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ Local Government Committee gathered in West Chester’s municipal building to hear divergent opinions about House Bill 809 on Monday morning. The bill, if passed, will end all municipal […]

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A camper holds a kitten to help it get used to human interactions to become a more adoptable pet at the Chester County SPCA’s new Kitten Room. (Candice Monhollan)

Chester County SPCA giving dogs, cats a better chance of finding a home

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — It’s not just about giving the dogs and cats the best day they can have while at the Chester County SPCA. Of course, that’s still a big thing, but now the staff and […]

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This is the inside of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, where Pope Francis will visit first once he arrives in Philadelphia in September. (Candice Monhollan)

What you can try and see during Pope’s visit

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website, the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website, The Mercury‘s website and The Times Herald‘s website and featured on Wopular. PHILADELPHIA — With the release of Pope Francis’ official itinerary at the end of July, the excitement has built even more in Philadelphia over the […]

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West Chester borough parking garages will now have the gates operational 24 hours a day every single day, though Sundays will still be free. (Candice Monhollan)

Parking garage gates to be closed 24 hours a day

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — No longer will people finding a spot in parking garages in West Chester and expect to see the gates up on Sundays. After a discussion by the West Chester Borough Council Tuesday night in its work session, and with over […]

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The Caln Nether Company has held meetings with residents to discuss development plans of a car dealership or apartment complex on land next to Route 202 and Greentree Drive in Thornbury Township. (Candice Monhollan)

Car dealership, apartment complex plans reignited along Route 202

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website. THORNBURY — It seemed to Thornbury Estates residents that the Caln Nether Company had quietly disappeared into the shadows after all the commotion over two little lots roughly 15 years ago. But now, it looks like […]

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