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Chester County PRESS Dec. 24, 2014 Edition

12/24/2014 12:24PM ● By Kevin
Yes, Virginia, there may be a Santa Claus, as well as last­minute shopping and tree decorating, but the Chester County PRESS is still hard at work on several stories that are of vital concern to local residents. In our Dec. 24 issue, read about the announcement by the Unionville­-Chadds Ford School District that it will not be redistricting its schools to ease crowded conditions at the Pocopson Elementary School...We visit Landenberg resident Allan Andrade, whose book about the Leopoldville troopship disaster is now part of a website commemorating the 70 the tragedy, and over in Kennett Township, we learned that its board of supervisors are filing a motion to repeal the township's gun laws in order to prevent the township from potentially being sued by the National Rifle Association, in lieu of a recently­ passed bill that gives additional rights to gun owners in the Commonwealth...

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Study recommends no redistricting in U-CF schools - 12172014 1009AM

Study recommends no redistricting in U-CF schools

Enrollment at Pocopson Elementary School expected to peak in 2018-19, but no immediate action is needed Read More » 


Oxford Area High School auditorium named in honor of James S Herr - 12192014 1252PM

Oxford Area High School auditorium named in honor of James S. Herr

The Oxford School Board made the dedication official on Dec. 16 by unanimously passing a resolution in honor and recognition of Herr. Read More » 


Kennett Township to repeal its gun laws in lieu of potential NRA lawsuit - 12232014 0221PM

Kennett Township to repeal its gun laws in lieu of potential NRA lawsuit

Commonwealth bill gives organizations like the NRA legal standing to bring a lawsuit to challenge township's firearms ordinances in a court of law Read More » 


The Belgian troopship that carried more than 2000 was torpedoed by a German submarine on Dec 24 1944

In remembrance of the Leopoldville

Landenberg resident's research on WW II disaster now part of 70th anniversary commemoration Read More » 


An extra blessing for Project Blessing - 12162014 0333PM

An extra blessing for Project Blessing

During the first week in December, a team of Sherwin-Williams Company employees traveled from all across the U.S. to add one more blessing to Project Blessing. Read More » 


From left Kevin Reynolds Josh Brown Bobby Toole Tom Wehrle Mrs Rebecca Staznik Christine Gerwig Lindsay Saienni Jessica Sobon and Jennifer Sobon

Avon Grove students will march in Tournament of Roses Parade

An audience of millions will be watching on New Year's Day Read More » 


Pop-culture icons and sly wit make Schallers work irresistible - 12112014 0954AM

Pop-culture icons and sly wit make Schaller's work irresistible - 12/11/2014 09:54AM

Witty paintings are on display at Mala Galleria in Kennett Square Read More » 


Traffic is flowing again at the new roundabout on Route 52 in Pocopson Township after nearly a year of construction work

New traffic circle opens in Pocopson

Construction began last January, and the intersection had been closed since April Read More » 


QA Santa Claus - 12232014 1127AM

Q&A: Santa Claus

After his big night, he's looking forward to a nice, long rest Read More » 


Avon Grove finalizes new teachers pact - 12232014 0335PM

Avon Grove finalizes new teachers’ pact

School board president calls the deal ‘fair, sustainable, and economically sound’ Read More » 


Uncle Irv: Teachers' unions rebuked nationally

The Wall Street Journal reported that teachers unions spent $100 million nationwide on the Nov. 4 elections. Was the spending worth it? Read More » 


Unionvilles Atma Bery sinks a free throw during the Indians 52-49 victory over Kennett on Dec 20

Unionville defeats Kennett, 52-49

Hoop rivals go down to the wire


Penn Township approves budget with no tax increase

This is the 18th straight year in which residents saw no tax increase. Read More » 


Editorial: We saw...

In celebration of the holiday season, we share some of the favorite stories we covered in our community this past year Read More »