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NEWS
May 5, 2016
Chester County officials have identified the person fatally shot in a domestic dispute Monday night as a 40-year-old woman. Wesley Webb was pronounced dead shortly before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday from a shotgun wound to the chest, according to a report released Wednesday by the Coroner's Office. Another person was hospitalized after the shooting, which occurred at a Schuylkill Township home, said Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan. A 911 call reporting the shooting came in around 11:30 p.m. Monday, he said.
BUSINESS
May 3, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, Staff Writer
For all the popularity of local beers in the Philadelphia region, little is local about those brews beyond the labor it took to make them. The barley malt could be from western Canada, the hops from Germany, and the yeast from England. Two small local companies - Deer Creek Malthouse in Chester County and Double Eagle Malt in Montgomery County - are out to change that equation for barley and other malted grains used to make beer and spirits. They buy grain from farmers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland, turn it into malt by allowing it to partially germinate, and sell it to brewers such as Tröegs Brewing Co. in Hershey, Sly Fox Brewing Co. in Pottstown, and Screamin' Hill Brewery in Cream Ridge, N.J. This week, during the Craft Brewers Conference in Philadelphia, Deer Creek, Double Eagle, and other members of the Craft Maltsters Guild will highlight beers made with their malts at a tap takeover Wednesday at the Fox & Hound in Center City.
NEWS
April 27, 2016
Polls in Pennsylvania are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Need help finding your polling place? Report a problem at the polls? Philadelphia: 215-686-1590 Committee of Seventy 1-855-738-3689 District Attorney's Office, 215-686-9641, 9643, 9644 or 9884 Bucks County: 215-348-6154; elections@co.bucks.pa.us Delaware County: 610-891-4659 Montgomery County: 610-278-3275 Chester County: ...
NEWS
April 24, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
With the cutting of a large red ribbon, a plot of land in West Chester that developers had coveted for decades officially became a borough park Friday, ensuring that the latest battle for its preservation, which lasted three years, would be the residents' last. The 1.4-acre tract is the first new park in more than a decade in the borough, which has experienced explosive development in recent years. A plan to build luxury homes on the property, which was privately owned but served as a public park for decades, spurred the latest preservation effort.
NEWS
April 23, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
If history and logic are indicators, a Delaware County Republican with decades of political experience and a mammoth campaign-funding advantage should have no problem defeating a Democratic newcomer in Tuesday's election. But that is not stopping Marty Molloy. In fact, not much has stopped the 39-year-old Wallingford Democrat in his foray into politics while running against State Rep. Tom Killion in Tuesday's special election for the vacant Ninth Senate District seat, long held by former GOP Senate Majority Leader Dominic F. Pileggi.
FOOD
April 15, 2016 | By Craig LaBan, RESTAURANT CRITIC
Every spring, new cookbooks will bloom like flowers. But this season, two worthy volumes have cropped up from familiar names. From an evocative guide to cooking seasonally with the sustainable meats raised at dreamy Wyebrook Farm in Chester County to a strong book on cocktails (and food pairings) from a coauthor also known as Madame Fromage, this pair of offerings has a decidedly delicious local flavor. Field & Feast, by Dean Carlson with Ian Knauer and Andrew Wood (Burgess Lea Press, $35)
NEWS
April 11, 2016 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Staff Writer
Before the Sheraton moved in across the road, before Home Depot set up shop next door, Loch Aerie was the bewitching summer estate of a gentleman farmer who amassed a great fortune manufacturing paper shirt collars and then lost it. William Lockwood's 1868 Swiss-Gothic manor, a 6,522-square-foot marvel of peaked roofs, arched windows, and Addams Family charm, is now a misfit in the madding suburban landscape. At 1 p.m. April 21, the East Whiteland Township property, on a narrow hillock along Route 30 near Route 202, goes to auction.
NEWS
April 10, 2016
A WOMAN accused of kidnapping a 7-week-old boy from the King of Prussia Mall last week has been released from jail after posting bail. Cherie Amoore, 32, of Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, posted 10 percent of her $500,000 bail Wednesday night and was released from the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office said Friday. Late on the afternoon of March 31, Amoore approached the baby's mother as she shopped in the mall with other family members, and followed them to the food court, prosecutors said.
NEWS
April 9, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Harry Van Gorder Armitage, 99, of Kennett Square, a longtime surgeon in Chester, Delaware County, died Thursday, March 31, of congestive heart failure at Kendal Crosslands. The family produced three surgeons: Dr. Armitage; his father, Harry Marshall Armitage; and an uncle, George L. Armitage. All three were born in Chester, graduated from Chester High School, earned degrees at medical schools in Philadelphia, served internships at Chester Hospital, and became chiefs of surgery at the hospital that is now Crozer-Chester Medical Center.
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