English Language Learners in the West Chester Area School District were able to attend a free, three-week camp that featured guests, including an Aquarium on Wheels from the Camden Adventure Aquarium. (Tracey Dukert)

English language learners get ahead with Jump Start camp in West Chester area

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WESTTOWN — During the school year, it may not always be easy for the students who do not ...

West Chester Borough Council is looking to pass a busking ordinance, which will allow street performances, but under certain regulations, including during certain times and at certain locations. (Lisa Suckstorf)

Will a busking ordinance in West Chester restrict First Amendment rights?

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — West Chester is toying with the idea of passing a busking ordinance, which would allow ...

The West Chester Area School District’s school board approves the purchase of a new administration building in Exton, leaving behind the 92-year-old Spellman Administration Building along Paoli Pike. (Candice Monhollan)

WCASD moves forward on purchase of new admin building

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — After announcing in June that the West Chester Area School District will look to sell ...

2016 Democratic National Convention Coverage

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Local Democrats bask in the historic glow as Hillary Clinton starts run for president

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“Voices of Voting,” written by David Bradley, focuses on the activism of the 1960s and the Voting Rights Act, while also weaving in today’s political scene with the youth. The play was performed during three days of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (Candice Monhollan)

Group attempts to get youth out to voting booths

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West Chester mayor Carolyn Comitta, left, is interviewed by the BBC’s James Coomarasamy during the convention. (Carolyn Comitta)

Conventioneers enjoying being a part of history

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Donna Brazile, the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, speaks during the Women’s Caucus on Tuesday morning at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. (Candice Monhollan)

DNC interim chair recognizes women breaking barriers during caucus

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The Liberty Bell Center is displaying a history on political conventions during the Democratic National Convention for visitors and delegates. (Candice Monhollan)

Ever want to see an ex-president’s hair? Philly museums host special exhibits for DNC

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Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, speaks at breakfast for the Pennsylvania Delegation and warns them about Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, who is governor of his state. (Candice Monhollan)

Indiana mayor tells Pennsylvania delegates that GOP VP pick Pence is ‘extreme’

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Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell,speaks at a gathering of gun control supporters at The National Museum of American Jewish History Monday.To his left is PA State Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-153, of Montgomery County. "This is a fight worth fighting for," Rendell said. (Pete Bannan)

Calling for an end to gun violence before another tragedy at DNC

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives with Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., at a rally at Florida International University Panther Arena in Miami Saturday. Clinton has chosen Kaine to be her running mate. (Daily Local News/Associated Press)

Is a choice no choice at all? Many voters believe it

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English Language Learners in the West Chester Area School District were able to attend a free, three-week camp that featured guests, including an Aquarium on Wheels from the Camden Adventure Aquarium. (Tracey Dukert)

English language learners get ahead with Jump Start camp in West Chester area

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WESTTOWN — During the school year, it may not always be easy for the students who do not speak English as their first language, either for themselves or with their family at home. To help with that, the West Chester Area School District […]

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West Chester Borough Council is looking to pass a busking ordinance, which will allow street performances, but under certain regulations, including during certain times and at certain locations. (Lisa Suckstorf)

Will a busking ordinance in West Chester restrict First Amendment rights?

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — West Chester is toying with the idea of passing a busking ordinance, which would allow street performances, but will implement regulations on the performers, or buskers, in the borough. But would the passage of the ordinance with its specific regulations […]

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The West Chester Area School District’s school board approves the purchase of a new administration building in Exton, leaving behind the 92-year-old Spellman Administration Building along Paoli Pike. (Candice Monhollan)

WCASD moves forward on purchase of new admin building

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — After announcing in June that the West Chester Area School District will look to sell its administration building located along Paoli Pike, the school board unanimously approved an agreement of sale for a new building in Exton on July 25. […]

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Local Democrats bask in the historic glow as Hillary Clinton starts run for president

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website, the The Mercury‘s website, The Times Herald‘s website and The Reporter‘s website. By Kathleen E. Carey and Candice Monhollan PHILADELPHIA — On a historic night in South Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to accept the major party nomination for president at […]

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“Voices of Voting,” written by David Bradley, focuses on the activism of the 1960s and the Voting Rights Act, while also weaving in today’s political scene with the youth. The play was performed during three days of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (Candice Monhollan)

Group attempts to get youth out to voting booths

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website, the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website, The Trentonian‘s website, The Mercury‘s website, The Times Herald‘s website and The Reporter‘s website. PHILADELPHIA — For the first time in 112 years, the Committee of Seventy, a nonpartisan advocacy group for better government, has produced a […]

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West Chester mayor Carolyn Comitta, left, is interviewed by the BBC’s James Coomarasamy during the convention. (Carolyn Comitta)

Conventioneers enjoying being a part of history

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website, the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website, The Mercury‘s website, The Times Herald‘s website and The Reporter‘s website. PHILADELPHIA — It is one thing to watch history unfold before your eyes, but for two well-known Chester County residents, they have been fortunate enough to […]

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Donna Brazile, the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, speaks during the Women’s Caucus on Tuesday morning at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. (Candice Monhollan)

DNC interim chair recognizes women breaking barriers during caucus

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website, the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website, The Trentonian‘s website, The Mercury‘s website, The Times Herald‘s website, The Reporter‘s website and the Main Line Media News‘ website. PHILADELPHIA — The chant of “Hillary! Hillary! Hillary!” could be heard ringing through the halls of the […]

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The Liberty Bell Center is displaying a history on political conventions during the Democratic National Convention for visitors and delegates. (Candice Monhollan)

Ever want to see an ex-president’s hair? Philly museums host special exhibits for DNC

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website, the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website, The Trentonian‘s website, The Mercury‘s website, The Times Herald‘s website and The Reporter‘s website. PHILADELPHIA — As delegates flood in the City of Brotherly Love, many museums in Philadelphia are hosting special exhibits, hours or having special […]

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Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, speaks at breakfast for the Pennsylvania Delegation and warns them about Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, who is governor of his state. (Candice Monhollan)

Indiana mayor tells Pennsylvania delegates that GOP VP pick Pence is ‘extreme’

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website, the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website, The Mercury‘s, The Times Herald‘s website, The Reporter‘s website and the Main Line Media News‘ website. PHILADELPHIA — The Pennsylvania Delegation breakfast Tuesday morning saved the most impactful guest speaker for last as an mayor from Indiana […]

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Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell,speaks at a gathering of gun control supporters at The National Museum of American Jewish History Monday.To his left is PA State Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-153, of Montgomery County. "This is a fight worth fighting for," Rendell said. (Pete Bannan)

Calling for an end to gun violence before another tragedy at DNC

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website, the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website, The Mercury‘s website, The Times Herald‘s website, The Reporter‘s website and the Main Line Media News‘ website. PHILADELPHIA — All around Pennsylvania, the common sight of the American flag at half-mast can be seen all over due […]

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives with Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., at a rally at Florida International University Panther Arena in Miami Saturday. Clinton has chosen Kaine to be her running mate. (Daily Local News/Associated Press)

Is a choice no choice at all? Many voters believe it

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website, the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website, The Mercury‘s website, The Times Herald‘s website and The Reporter‘s website. Presidential politics is dominating the news, whether it be on Facebook, Twitter, TV or newspapers. Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have many people debating […]

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QVC partners with Chester County Food Bank, Fresh2You

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — The Chester County Food Bank and QVC has had a long-standing relationship and it has only grown stronger thanks to QVC signing on as the premier corporate sponsor of the food bank’s Fresh2You Mobile Market. To celebrate the partnership, the […]

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This is a February 2014 file photo of West Chester Borough Council at that time. Borough Councilman Brian Abbott, who recently announced his resignation, is pictured in the far right of the standing row behind Mayor Carolyn Comitta. (Daily Local News)

West Chester councilman resigns leaving a vacancy

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — West Chester Borough Council is one member short after the July 15 resignation of Brian Abbott. Abbott, who had represented Ward 3 in the borough since 2014, is relocating to Lower Merion, Montgomery County, for personal and professional reasons, leaving […]

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The Criterions Reunion concert will take place July 21. (West Chester University)

WCU Criterions annual Reunion Concert slated for Thursday night

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — Once someone makes the Criterions at West Chester University, they are counted as a member for life, and even get to continue playing as part of them with the Criterions Alumni. Annually, a group of the former members come together […]

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The West Nile virus has been found in a mosquito sampling from Tredyffrin Township. (WebMD)

County Health Department identifies West Nile virus in mosquito sample from Tredyffrin

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — While the Zika virus hasn’t been found in any mosquitoes in Chester County, the same can’t be said for the West Nile virus, which was identified in a mosquito sample collected in Tredyffrin July 7. The Chester County Health Department […]

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The Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center in West Chester is trying to raise $250,000 to renovate and repair its pool that has been closed for 15 years. (Pete Bannan)

Melton Center fundraising to restore closed pool in West Chester

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — Summers in West Chester can provide delicious outdoor dining, live music at multiple venues, a great selection of shopping and soon a live performance theater. The one thing it is missing for those “dog days” of summer is a community […]

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Science teachers from local school districts participated in the Science Teacher Program. The participating teachers were Susie Jackson (Starkweather Elementary), Erin Melanson (Starkweather Elementary), Jennifer Wojs-Robbins (Rosa International Middle), Susan Wellens-Young (Rosa International Middle), Jaclyn Neubauer (Scott Middle) and Jesseka Freeman-Petersen (Scott Middle). (Roberta Showell)

Sartomer holds second annual Science Teachers Program

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — Six science teachers already have a head start to the 2016-17 school year, thanks to Sartomer’s Science Teacher Program, held from July 5 through 7. This is the second year Sartomer has held the program and once again, teachers from […]

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Friday Night Lights at ChesLen Preserve draws largest crowd to date

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. NEWLIN — It was a night of good drinks, good music and good company at the sixth annual Friday Night Lights, held at the ChesLen Preserve on Friday night. The event, hosted by the Natural Lands Trust, invites the public out to the […]

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Berks County Court of Common Appeals Judge Jeffrey Sprecher speaks at the annual luncheon for the League of Women Voters of Chester County about criminal justice reform on Tuesday in West Chester. (Candice Monhollan)

Berks County judge calls for criminal justice, prison reform

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. This is the second story in a series looking at prison reform in the United States, especially in Pennsylvania and local counties, and the impact of Norway’s Correctional System. WEST CHESTER — Judge Jeffrey Sprecher knows something has to change in the criminal […]

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West Chester Borough passed a Stream Protection Fee ordinance to help make repair and clean local streams, including Goose Creek. (Candice Monhollan)

West Chester adopts Stream Protection Fee ordinance

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — The borough is attempting to improve the quality of the streams in the area in an effort to be in line with state and federal mandates. As a result, borough council unanimously adopted the Stream Protection Fee ordinance Monday night […]

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Students were able to take apart old household appliances, such as radios, alarm clocks and more, to help come up with a new invention as part of Camp Invention. (Candice Monhollan)

Camp Invention in West Chester Area School District encourages kids to create and invent

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — Just because it’s officially summertime doesn’t mean it’s time for children to stop exercising their brain, and that’s where Camp Invention comes in handy in the West Chester Area School District. The weeklong camp, held once in June and again […]

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The West Chester Area School District’s school board approves the purchase of a new administration building in Exton, leaving behind the 92-year-old Spellman Administration Building along Paoli Pike. (Candice Monhollan)

West Chester Area Schoool District looking to sell administration building

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — Walking along the hallways of the Spellman Administration Building, it’s impossible to not see how old the administrative home of the West Chester Area School District is. The building, located along Paoli Pike, is 92 years old – and shows […]

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West Chester University professor Sami Abdel-Salam and Deputy Warden Jan Strømnes spoke at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum on June 6. From left: Lisa Miller, graduate student, criminal justice, WCU; Petter Wilhelmsen, American College of Norway; Jona Pedersen, American College of Norway; Brenna Turner, undergraduate student, criminal justice, WCU; Abdel-Salam, WCU Department of Criminal Justice; and Strømnes, Halden Prison. (Sami Abdel-Salam)

WCU professor speaks at Nobel Peace Prize Forum

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website, the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website, The Mercury‘s website, The Times Herald‘s website and The Reporter‘s website. This is the first story in a series looking at prison reform in the United States, especially in Pennsylvania and local counties, and the impact of […]

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Representatives from West Chester Borough and West Chester University gathered together as advisors for West Chester Together, a project to promote shared community values and positive community norms. (Candice Monhollan)

West Chester Borough, West Chester University unite for West Chester Together

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — A group of representatives from both the West Chester Borough and West Chester University has been referred to as a “legacy project” by Mayor Carolyn Comitta. These advisors from both contingents came together Tuesday morning at the Sykes Student Union […]

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