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May 14, 2009 | By Joelle Farrell INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In Delaware County, where Republicans have had a lock on the county council for 30 years, the Republican Party's stamp of approval seems to go far with voters. Yet this year, one Republican candidate is wearing her "un-endorsement" proudly. Barbara Murray, 53, of Upper Darby, hopes to defeat the endorsed candidates - a council incumbent and a 29-year veteran of the state House - in Tuesday's primary for two council seats. Democrats also have a race, with three candidates in the primary.
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January 29, 1987 | By David Lieber, Inquirer Staff Writer
What makes the people of Middletown tick? Photographs of families and their homes. A year-end issue of Time magazine. An Acme supermarket sales receipt. Diaries. A National Football League schedule. Wedding invitations. Newspaper clippings. Calendars. Family trees. A Frisbee. These items are stacking up at the Middletown Free Library as families and businesses in the community prepare to cap off their 1986 tricentennial celebration by placing a burial vault - a township time capsule - six feet underground.
NEWS
October 22, 2010
An unidentified man was shot in the chest Friday night in Chester Township, Delaware County police reported. The shooting occurred shortly before 10 p.m. in the 1000 block of Powell Road near a 7-Eleven store, police said. A person answering the telephone at the 7-Eleven said the shooting did not involve anybody from the convenience store. A police dispatcher did not have immediate information on the condition of the shooting victim. No arrest was reported. The assailant reportedly fled in the direction of Toby Farms School.
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September 28, 1993 | By Robert Moran, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Joan L. Murray, a registered nurse who has served as Delaware County's top health officer for nearly 12 years, will resign her position effective at the end of this week, it was disclosed yesterday. A replacement has not been selected, said County Council Chairwoman Mary Ann Arty. Murray, 51, said she would be moving to Hilton Head, S.C., where she will live with her husband, William A. Murray. As director of Intercommunity Health, Murray oversees a staff of six, including a staff nurse who treats the on-the-job ailments of county employees.
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November 18, 2011 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
It happened again. There has been another big-cat sighting in Delaware County. On Monday, Folcroft Borough police received a call about a bobcat running through a neighborhood. "Upon arrival, the animal was gone," Folcroft Police Chief Robert Ruskowski said. Is it the power of suggestion that keeps the calls coming? Or could there be a bobcat? "It is very, very possible," said Gary Stolz, manager at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. "They are native here.
NEWS
June 18, 2012
A young boy was found drowned Sunday afternoon in the swimming pool at a Brookhaven apartment complex, the Delaware County Medical Examiner's Office said. An official said the death occurred about 3:25 p.m. at the Camelot Court complex on West Brookhaven Road. The boy was transported to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where he was pronounded dead. The Medical Examiner's Office said he is believed to be approximately 7. Brookhaven Police were investigating. - Staff report
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September 30, 1989 | By Nathan Gorenstein, Inquirer Staff Writer
An offer of about $1 million a year and a promise to address pollution and truck traffic worries has ended the Berks County Commissioners' opposition to Delaware County's controversial Colebrookdale landfill. "It's making the best of a bad situation," said Glenn B. Reber, a Berks County commissioner. In a preliminary agreement signed Thursday and announced by Delaware County officials yesterday, the Berks commissioners agreed to drop their opposition to Delaware County's landfill expansion plans.
NEWS
March 3, 2013 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
A public briefing on the progress of Delaware County's still-forming local economic development strategy will be held Wednesday by the County Council. Once complete, the strategy will be a 10-year plan to promote job growth, opportunity, and community vitality, according to county spokeswoman Trish Cofiell. The Redevelopment Authority of the Delaware County Commerce Center has been working with the Delta Development Group Inc., a Mechanicsburg, Pa.-based planning firm hired for about $107,000, to conduct the study to form the strategy.
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April 8, 2015 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Culture Writer
Loren Robert Craft, 86, of Middletown, Del., a retired newspaper editor, died Sunday April 5, at Christiana Hospital in Delaware. Mr. Craft's family moved around during World War II before settling in Delaware County, and he attended Temple University and Hunter College. His first newspaper job was in the composing room at the Bulletin, where he was taken under the wing of the highly regarded editor Walter Lister. "At one point, he was Lister's personal copyboy," said Sylvia Craft, Mr. Craft's wife.
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April 1, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
YOU MIGHT think that a woman who devoted much of her life to protesting the violence in the world would have a grim outlook on life. Then you didn't know Mary Ann Geers. Whenever there was a demonstration against war and those who supplied the necessary armaments, she was there, possibly decked out in her signature hat. But Mary Ann, called Annie by family and friends, was anything but grim. She had an irrepressibly cheerful attitude that carried over into all aspects of a life that was marked by service to others.
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March 29, 2015 | By Caitlin McCabe, Inquirer Staff Writer
Years of protest by Concord Township residents wasn't enough to save one of the final undeveloped tracts of open space in the community last week. So now they are turning to their next best option: Buying back the land. On Friday, it became clear that even that plan may be longer - and more uncertain - than they originally thought. Pennsylvania Rep. Steve Barrar (R., Delaware) hosted a meeting Friday with preservation groups, local and state politicians, and several residents to discuss how to save the Beaver Valley, a tract of land along the Delaware border.
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March 20, 2015 | By Caitlin McCabe, Inquirer Staff Writer
Against the protests of residents in one of the region's most rapidly growing municipalities, the Concord Township Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday night to approve a plan to build 160 homes on an undeveloped tract on the Delaware border. The vote was a climax of a pitched battle between residents and Woodlawn Trustees Inc., the Delaware company that owns the disputed 230 acres, now the site of horse and bicycle trails, stands of trees, and open fields. The parcel abuts more than 1,000 acres in Delaware and Pennsylvania that are federally protected from development.
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March 9, 2015 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
  HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf wants to do what no governor has done since President Lyndon B. Johnson was in the White House: Raise the Pennsylvania sales tax. Former Gov. Ed Rendell tried it twice. In 2010, he couldn't even get the state's Democratic-controlled House to go along. Wolf's plan - presented in his budget address last week - goes even farther. Higher sales and income taxes would raise almost $4 billion toward property-tax relief. The proposal calls for hiking the income tax from 3.07 percent to 3.7 percent and increasing the sales tax from 6 percent to 6.6 percent.
NEWS
March 9, 2015 | By Mari Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Family, friends, and complete strangers have joined in the search for a missing Delaware County teen, combing the region on foot, by car, and in the air, their movements tracked electronically to ensure no spot is missed. More than 200 volunteers showed up at Episcopal Academy on Saturday as the search for Cayman Naib, 13, of Newtown Square, entered a third day. The Civil Air Patrol joined in the effort and the FBI was analyzing the youth's cellphone and computer to see whether he had contacted anyone before disappearing.
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March 6, 2015 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
THE ELECTION is 20 months away, but retired Navy Admiral Joe Sestak is already clocking miles. Sestak, a former Delaware County Democratic congressman who ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in 2010, kicked off his 2016 Senate campaign yesterday vowing to close the "trust deficit" between middle-class Pennsylvanians and the politicians they send to Washington. Wearing his trademark bomber jacket and a pair of vintage Reeboks worthy of their own mix tape, Sestak took the stage at Independence Mall as the Proclaimers' 1988 hit "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"
NEWS
March 4, 2015 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - Joe Sestak will formally launch his Senate campaign Wednesday at Independence Hall, he announced in a news release Monday. Sestak, a former admiral and Delaware County congressman, has long made clear that he intended to run for Senate in a bid to unseat Republican Pat Toomey in 2016. He has been fund-raising and making appearances across the state in hope of a rematch from their race in 2010. Sestak "is running to restore Americans' lost trust in their political leaders by being accountable to the people," said the announcement.
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February 23, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
"BLACK MADAM'S" boyfriend took the witness stand yesterday, not appearing too happy to be there. Nikolaus Banks, a tall man, said he knew Padge Victoria Windslowe, who is on trial for murder, since 2004. Assistant District Attorney Carlos Vega questioned him about three statements he gave to police on Feb. 10, 2011, two days after a 20-year-old British woman who received silicone butt injections from Windslowe died at a Delaware County hospital. Claudia Aderotimi was pronounced dead at 1:32 a.m. Feb. 8, 2011.
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February 2, 2015 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Alphabetical order landed Rowland Bennett in the seat in front of Linda Brady in Mrs. Murphy's eighth-grade social studies class in Rochester, N.Y., in 1953. "I remember turning around to talk to her a lot," he said. "She was a girl. She was pretty. She was a good conversationalist. " "We became friends," Linda said. "I invited him to join a citywide Christian youth group I belonged to. " They spent that summer riding their bikes from store to store, trying to sell ads in that youth group's camp songbook.
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