June 11, 2012 |
You don't have to know much baseball to understand a strikeout. For your team, it's good - plain and simple. Except when it's not simple, when the best possible scenario leads to mass confusion, and mass confusion leads to a mistake, and a mistake breaks open a tie game. In the top of the ninth inning of a first-round Carpenter Cup Classic game Sunday afternoon, Scott Bochus of the Philadelphia Catholic League fired a third strike past Chester County's Tyler Hall. Then what proved to be the winning run stomped across the plate, uncontested - and confused.
April 12, 2012 |
The diversity and volume of high-quality cheeses being produced in Chester County are downright impressive. Here is a sample of what local chefs are featuring on cheese plates, and in risottos and salads. Find more information on the makers (and where to get their goods) at chestercountycheese.org. Cloud Nine from Yellow Springs Farm: Aptly named, this cotton-ball-esque goat cheese has a pure-white bloomy rind that hides a smooth, subtly tangy, addictive bite inside. Birchrun Blue from Birchrun Hills: This raw cow's-milk cheese is aged for at least 60 days, has a sweet and tangy true blue taste, and a texture between crumbly and spreadable.
August 10, 2010 |
Details of the novel's plot remain unknown, but a Kennett Square caterer thought a Chester County billionaire would pay handsomely to block its publication, authorities said. The reason? The author allegedly promised thinly veiled and unflattering portraits of Mary Alice Malone, a Campbell Soup heiress, and her family. Although federal authorities did not name Malone, details in the indictment against Agnes O'Brien, 54, offered clues to Malone's identity. Calls Monday to Iron Spring Farm, Malone's renowned 1,000-acre horse-breeding operation in the Coatesville area, then generated a response from one of Malone's attorneys in New York City.
April 16, 1997 |
Chester County will pay a contractor $30,000 more to set up addresses for 911 calls, and commissioners yesterday accused one another of grandstanding and largesse in arguing whether the money was merited. Commissioner Andrew Dinniman, a Democrat, said the county was giving in too easily to the contractor, RCC Consultants Inc. of Woodbridge, N.J. His Republican colleagues, Commissioners Chairwoman Karen Martynick and Colin Hanna, said the county had to pay a price to keep the project moving or face court action and long delays.
June 11, 2012 |
WHEN ASKED TO pronounce his surname, Corey Baiada sounds it out, bye-ah-duh, and then adds, "Like Bayada nurses. " Hey, he could have used one of those folks last Wednesday. Or even a doctor. Baiada, a 5-11, 195-pound senior catcher at La Salle High, and the coaches' choice for MVP in Catholic Red, was felled by something or another a day before the Explorers were to participate in a PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinal. He never did seek a medical opinion and/or comfort. But a 24-hour virus would be one good guess.
August 5, 2013 |
There's a traffic jam in Oxford. Men in bright-yellow jumpsuits are waving long lines of cars along Third Street, the main drag in this small borough in far-southern Chester County. Behind rows of orange cones, construction crews are hard at work on the second phase of a downtown streetscape project. This would be standard stuff anywhere else. But in once-sleepy Oxford, it's a symbol of a town coming back to life. Ten years ago, Oxford was "like many small towns - we were becoming empty and vacant," said Borough Manager Betsy Brantner.
August 14, 2013 |
CHESTER COUNTY health officials are investigating three reported cases of a rare, sometimes fatal tick-borne disease, including one person in serious condition. The disease is called babesiosis, an infection caused by microscopic parasites that infect red blood cells. Last year, 11 cases were confirmed in Pennsylvania, none fatal. There have been no confirmed cases this year. One of the reported cases this year is at Brandywine Hospital, according to a physician who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of privacy laws.
April 4, 1993 |
Last year, Chester County wrote out a check to SEPTA for $1.8 million. The money went to maintain and improve the public transit system in the Philadelphia region. But not everyone thinks the $1.8 million was well-spent. That's because when it comes to receiving rail and bus service from SEPTA, Chester County ranks last among its suburban neighbors. Chester County holds the dubious distinction of being the only Philadelphia area county without train service to its county seat.
November 30, 2012 |
SEAN O'NEILL JR. has gotten into a lifetime's worth of legal trouble in his 23 years, and now authorities confirm that he's skipped probation and fled to the Emerald Isle to join his dear deported dad. The younger O'Neill first made headlines in 2006, when he killed his friend while drunkenly playing with a gun at age 17. Then his father, a Northern Ireland native, was found guilty of citizenship, firearms and tax crimes, and deported to...
June 29, 2002 |
Billy Muldowney is finished pitching at the Carpenter Cup, but that isn't because of a lack of production. The junior righthander from West Chester East pitched three shutout innings yesterday to earn the win as Chester County defeated Burlington County, 5-1, in a Carpenter Cup semifinal at Veterans Stadium. Chester County will meet Jersey Shore of Ocean and Monmouth Counties today at 10 a.m. in the championship game of the 17th annual all-star baseball tournament. Jersey Shore advanced with a 6-3 win over the Suburban One National in yesterday's other semifinal.