August 12, 2016 |
A large crowd turned out at a public hearing Wednesday night at West Chester University to support and to oppose the contentious Mariner East 2 pipeline project, which Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. wants to build to transport liquid fuels like propane from the Marcellus Shale to a terminal in Marcus Hook. More than 200 people attended a hearing at the Sykes Student Union organized by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. More than 40 people signed up to speak during the public comment section, with testimony evenly divided for and against the project.
July 26, 2016
Because of an error, the above photograph of Steve Downey, 47, a cancer survivor from West Chester, was cropped incorrectly in the Sunday Business section. The photo accompanied an article about health-care sites at shopping centers.
July 23, 2016 |
The crowd watching Donald Trump's speech on the tavern television was spare and subdued. But they liked the message Thursday night, as well as the messenger. Some 15 people who turned out for a "watch party" of Trump supporters at Ryan's Pub in West Chester spoke of a dismay over the nation's trajectory and a belief that the Republican nominee could change that. "I'm worried for my children," said Joe Mottola, 59, an Exton resident who owns an IT company. "I'm worried about my grandchildren, and I see him as a beacon for the future.
July 14, 2016 |
Here's a list of all of the athletes on the United States team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro who hail from the Philadelphia region. Women's Basketball Coach Dawn Staley (Philadelphia) Coach Geno Auriemma (Norristown) Elena Delle Donne (Wilmington) Men's Basketball Kyle Lowry (Philadelphia, Cardinal Dougherty H.S.; Villanova) Fencing Foil fencing Mike Chambley-Watson, foil fencing (Penn State) Women's rowing Lightweight double sculls Kate Bertko (Vesper Boat Club)
July 8, 2016 |
KIDS 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. Pleasant Playground, 6757 Chew Ave., free, 215-685-2230. The lovable - if a bit lethal - little yellow henchmen from the Despicable Me series star in their own film, a prequel that explains how they came to be Gru's helpers. Along the way, there's a plot to steal the crown jewels, a calamitous coronation, and one really big Kevin. The outdoor screening is at 8:30 p.m., but come early for story time and a book swap, plus the gourmet food truck. - Michael Harrington 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Brandywine Zoo , 1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington.
July 7, 2016 |
A former public-works director in Chester County has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years' probation on charges of illegally dumping chemicals, according to a state prosecutor. Scott Cannon, 57, of Glen Mills, Delaware County, pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor violations of the Clean Streams Act for illegally disposing of magnesium chloride in the fall of 2012 while he worked for Tredyffrin Township. Cannon must pay $10,000 to Tredyffrin to reimburse the town for the fine it paid to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, according to a plea agreement a judge accepted Friday at the Chester County Justice Center in West Chester.
July 7, 2016
ISSUE | SEXUAL ABUSE Senate's cowardice It is horrifying that Pennsylvania's Senate Judiciary Committee lacked the courage and wisdom to allow victims of childhood sexual abuse to seek justice retroactively ("Pa. panel dials back sex-abuse measure," June 29) and that the Senate passed an amended bill 49-0 on Thursday. There must be room for the provision to be found constitutional given that Sen. John Rafferty Jr. of Delaware County, who is running for state attorney general, had no issues with it. And the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association and several high-level prosecutors have supported retroactivity for years.
June 11, 2016 |
"Yes, girlfriend," Maggie Balint said as she extended her hand to an Avon Grove softball teammate, Olivia Kunitsky, in foul territory. "Give me some," the senior said, smiling at the freshman in a way that said, "Atta girl. " Kunitsky had just caught a pop-up bunt close to the fence at Twin Valley Middle School after bursting out of her crouch and getting in position to make the play. It was a small interaction - a pitcher wanting to give her catcher a high-five after putting forth some extra effort - and even smaller in the grand scheme of the game.
June 4, 2016 |
Update: Chester County Coroner's Office also has confirmed the identity of the body. The body of a woman found Monday attached to a cinder block in a popular Chester County swimming hole was identified Thursday as that of a 24-year-old teacher, described as "outgoing and sociable. " District Attorney Tom Hogan said that the body of Ryan Stevyn Benjamin, of East Vincent Township, had been thrown into the Pigeon Creek pond in East Coventry Township "like a piece of trash. " The District Attorney's Office said that the woman was a graduate of Juniata College and a prekindergarten teacher.
May 22, 2016 |
West Chester Borough agreed to give up its years-long fight to collect more than $1.7 million in sewer fees from the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer under a court agreement announced Friday. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, which Pfizer bought in 2009, used to operate a plant in West Chester. It agreed in 1984 to pay the borough for the life of the Goose Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. The sewer plant was built in the late 1980s, largely to handle wastewater from the Wyeth plant. Wyeth demolished its plant a decade ago, but continued to pay the borough, based on the agreement.