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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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Dozens gather to remember Orlando victims in West Chester

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website. WEST CHESTER — The tragedy in Orlando on June 12 sent shockwaves across the nation. Those ripples of sorrow, anger and cries for change have even reached West Chester. On Wednesday night, people of all religious […]

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Zika virus confirmed in Chester County

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 Main Line Media News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — The Zika virus has officially reached Chester County as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notified the Chester […]

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Two West Chester elementaries celebrate 50 years

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. Known as the “Golden Jubilee,” celebrating 50 years can be a significant milestone. It wasn’t a marriage anniversary, but a birthday for two elementary schools in the West Chester Area School District. On June 2, both Glen Acres Elementary and Penn Wood Elementary […]

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Chester County Food Bank going mobile with produce truck

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. COATESVILLE — Summer is the time of the year to see gardens and farms flourishing and farmer’s markets springing all over the county. Even with the greenery growing in abundance, not everyone in Chester County has access to affordable, nutritious food such as […]

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Food bank, United Way gather PB&J donations

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. UWCHLAN — There is no easier lunch to make, whether an adult or a child, than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. For many children in Chester County, though, they don’t have access to the ingredients of the sandwich, or lunch in general. […]

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West Chester residents rally for gun violence protection

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — People in orange were marching around the streets of West Chester Thursday morning as part of the national Gun Violence Awareness Day. Even more so because, as of a proclamation unanimously approved by the borough council and read aloud by […]

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Philly Union’s Washington visits St. Agnes School in West Chester

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — Just in case Philadelphia 76er Robert Covington didn’t get the point across about staying healthy and fit last week, the students at the St. Agnes School were able to learn similar lessons Tuesday with a different athlete. As part of […]

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West Chester seniors, second graders share robots

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — High school seniors and second graders mixed together in the gymnasium of Fern Hill Elementary School on Friday for a unique experience. Both sets of students programmed robots this year and, as a fun end-of-the-year get-together, they shared what they […]

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West Chester Area School District passes final budget with 2.7-percent tax increase

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — It has seemed like a more arduous road than usual for the West Chester Area School District when figuring out the budget for the 2016-17 school year. The guessing game of a state budget did no favors, but with it […]

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Philly 76er keeps St. Agnes students fit

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — Teaching young students to stay fit may sometimes result with an in-one-ear-and-out-the-other, but that can be where a professional athlete steps in. Robert Covington, a small forward for the Philadelphia 76ers, spent Tuesday morning with sixth- graders from the St. […]

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West Chester agrees to settle litigation with Wyeth, Pfizer

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — It has been a long process, but West Chester ended the long battle with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Pfizer in a draw after the borough council voted to approve a settlement agreement on May 18. “While the borough has full faith […]

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‘Old Glory’ salutes local law enforcement

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — Dave Pawlewicz’s American flag may have started off as just a simple, store-bought flag in 1999, but almost 20 years later, that flag, named Old Glory, has become well-known and has flown over historic and significant locations across the globe. […]

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West Chester officials conduct special meeting about burglaries

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — A string of home burglaries over the last two months in West Chester led borough police and Mayor Carolyn Comitta to conduct a special meeting for residents on Thursday night. “The No. 1 thing everyone wants in our community is […]

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Construction starts this week to turn Armory building in West Chester into a theater

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — Uptown! Entertainment Alliance has been working to bring a theater to West Chester for over five years, but during that time, it has all been coming together either in drawings and writing. Now, the reality is here as Uptown! (UEA) […]

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Malvern Prep students try to find solutions to social impacts

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. MALVERN — Teenagers are always faced with problems of growing into an adult, but some students at Malvern Preparatory School were asked to take a look at a larger problem — one that doesn’t necessarily affect them. Twenty-one students, guided by faculty and […]

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Four Westtown residents receive commendations

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WESTTOWN — With the mounting snow in a short period of time during the blizzard this past winter, a Westtown resident collapsed from a heart attack while shoveling his driveway on Jan. 23 with no way for first responders to reach him. That’s […]

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