October 9, 2015 |
Two months after being accused of cutting a secret retirement deal with the police chief, the supervisors in a Chester County township agreed to settle a lawsuit over the deal and comply with transparency laws in the future. At a meeting Wednesday night, Kennett Township supervisors approved a court stipulation to that effect, saying its nondisclosure agreements are subject to the state's Sunshine Act. It effectively ends a lawsuit filed in July by resident Michael Hammon contending Kennett Township supervisors had violated the Sunshine law by signing a retirement pact with former Chief Albert McCarthy without publicly discussing or voting on it. Under the deal made May 7, McCarthy was to continue receiving his salary through Oct. 1 - which the lawsuit alleged would have cost about $45,000 - and agreed that he would not rescind his retirement.
September 18, 2015 |
Jon Jon Roberts has started to put the finishing touches on a record-setting career at West Chester East. If he duplicates last season's performance, the quick-footed and strong-armed quarterback will close with about 6,800 passing yards and 2,300 rushing yards. With 5,770 passing yards, Roberts ranks ninth on the state's all-time passing list. Pat Devlin, who starred at Downingtown East, holds the record with 8,162 yards. Ex-La Salle standout Brett Gordon is second with 6,837. "It'd be nice to pass Devlin's number," said Roberts, a fourth-year starter.
July 31, 2015 |
Residents questioned township supervisors in a Chester County township Wednesday night, at a special meeting called to address allegations that officials made a secret deal to keep paying the longtime police chief after he retired. In a lawsuit filed last week against Kennett Township and the former chief, Albert McCarthy, Michael Hammon contends the supervisors signed a retirement pact with McCarthy on May 7, but never publicly discussed or voted on it, violating Pennsylvania's Sunshine Act. Supervisors and their legal counsel would not answer questions Wednesday about whether the agreement violated the Sunshine Act or why the agreement was not approved at a board meeting.
September 23, 2014 |
Ryan Hubley spent much of the weekend receiving congratulatory texts, phone calls, and Twitter and Facebook messages. All the attention was deserved, as the senior wide receiver from Oxford set a new single-game state record while making seven touchdown catches in a thrilling, 53-47 triumph over host Kennett in a Ches-Mont League American Conference opener Friday night. Five of his seven scores came in the opening 24 minutes. "They started out by putting a linebacker on me and never really changed until they added a safety over the top toward the end of the game," Hubley said.
September 4, 2014 |
Kennett Square, a borough in Chester County known mostly for its mushrooms, will add craft beer to its list of permanent attractions this fall when it welcomes its first brew pubs. One is owned by Victory Brewing Co., a regional craft-beer giant that sells its products in 34 states and several countries. It has a 212,000-square-foot, $38 million brewing facility in Parkesburg and has the appreciation of county officials who hope the brewer can help boost the county's economic image.
June 13, 2014 |
When Larry Bosley and his son Geoff bought the hulking building at 148 W. State St. in Kennett Square in 2010, they knew it had a prestigious past. Most recently, it contained offices; before that, a furniture store. But originally, it had been built out of the steel hull and beams repurposed from the Joshua Alexander, a World War II Liberty cargo ship made in a Baltimore shipyard from Bethlehem steel. The building's future, though, was less clear. The 10,000-square-foot ground floor, vacant since 2008, was prime for retail.
May 4, 2014 |
Brooke Harner's motivation was simple: She did not want to face the top of the West Chester Rustin lineup again. Not Anna Steinmetz. Not Caela Abadie, and not Elaina DiPrimio. Harner had already faced the dangerous trio three times Friday afternoon, so the senior pitcher for the Kennett softball team made sure she took care of business before she saw the three again in the top of the seventh inning. Harner recorded the first out on a ground ball to third and followed that with two strikeouts, retiring the side.
April 14, 2014 |
Mike Cooke wrapped up his breakout week with a career day to lead Sun Valley to a 10-9 win Saturday at Interboro in nonleague boys' lacrosse. Cooke scored his fifth goal with 1 minute, 45 seconds left in the game on a shot from the right side for the game-winner. The tally gave him a career-high nine points in the game and 18 in his last three outings. In other nonleague play: Tom Cain and Cole Miller each scored three times to help Archbishop Wood edge host Unionville, 12-11.
April 12, 2014 |
Brooke Harner's fielders must have been getting bored by the end of Thursday afternoon's game, but second baseman Bailey Reigel was ready when needed. Harner retired the first 20 batters she faced, and 18 by strikeout, when her last pitch was lined to Reigel, sealing the perfect game as host Kennett downed Sun Valley, 6-0, in a Ches-Mont American softball game. It marked the first perfect game of the West Chester University recruit's career. Of the three balls put in play by Sun Valley, Brooke Duplicki was responsible for two of them.
February 17, 2014 |
An early double-digit deficit against the defending state champion didn't deter Philadelphia Electrical on Saturday. Devante Truitt scored all 12 of his points after halftime, and the second-seeded Chargers shocked No. 1 Imhotep Charter, 53-48, to win the Public League Class AA boys' basketball championship at Southern. Jihad Barnes hit a three-pointer with 1 minute, 47 seconds left to cap the comeback for the Chargers, who had trailed by 15-4 in the first. Public AAAA Sammy Foreman had 13 points, five rebounds, and three steals and Jahmir Taylor added 14 rebounds and four blocks as top-seeded Martin Luther King edged No. 2 Central, 50-48, in the title game at Ben Franklin.