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8 hrs ago | Philly.com

Public urination ignites Chesco pol feud

A festering political feud in Chester County was stoked anew this week with the most unlikely fuel - a ticket for public urination.

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Related Topix: West Chester, PA

15 hrs ago | UnionvilleTimes.com

What To Do: New Garden Festival of Flight takes to local skies

Kennett Square's legendary Matt Chapman is just one of the many stars of this weekend's New Garden Festival of Flight.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Kennett Square, PA, Toughkenamon, PA, Phoenixville, PA

21 hrs ago | The Sanatoga Post

Tri-County Police Benefit From Military Surplus Offer

An unspecified number of law enforcement agencies in Montgomery County, which benefited from a federal program that distributes military surplus hardware free to state and local governments, have at least 12 assault rifles, one mine-resistant vehicle, and one other armored vehicle in their equipment arsenals, The New York Times has reported.

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Related Topix: Montgomery County, PA, Berks County, PA, Philadelphia County, PA

Yesterday | Philly.com

Fate of fine wine in Arthur Goldman's case is uncertain

Police want to destroy the 2,426 bottles they seized in January from Arthur Goldman's Malvern home, the typical fate for bootleg booze.

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Related Topix: Malvern, PA, Pennsylvania, Paoli, PA

Thu Aug 21, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Jay Ansill and Christopher Colucci to Perform at People's Light, 8/28

People's Light & Theatre presents a free one-night only classical concert on Thursday, August 28 at 7:30 pm on the Steinbright Stage.

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Related Topix: Classical, Satie, Bach, Theater, Arts

Fine Woodworking

Esherick Museum is a woodworking mecca

Esherick designed his house to fit in with the barns of Chester County. He developed a method of coloring and spraying concrete in order to give the silo a tie-dyed look.

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Related Topix: Life, Woodworking

WPMT-TV York

PennDOT to Set Beams on New U.S. 11/15 Bridge in West Fairview Aug. 27-28

PennDOT District 8 today announced that Aug. 27-28, weather permitting, construction crews will erect two 500-ton cranes and restrict traffic on U.S. 11/15 in order to set seven bridge beams on the new structure over the Norfolk Southern tracks in the Village of West Fairview in East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland County.This work is part of an ... (more)

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Related Topix: Atglen, PA

Philly.com

Chesco arts programs receive grants

WEST CHESTER The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts will give 12 arts organizations and programs in Chester County $84,516 in grants to help with costs, State Sen. Andy Dinniman announced Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Coatesville, PA, Chester Springs, PA, Symphony, Arts, Malvern, PA

Philly.com

Potters ready to use rebuilt Chesco kiln

These emotions run through Heidi Brett each time she puts her clay art pieces into a wood kiln.

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Related Topix: West Chester, PA, Chester Springs, PA, Downingtown, PA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

UnionvilleTimes.com

Denton Hollow residents get update on traffic

What has the township done on Denton Hollow Road recently? That was the questiona and residents living along the roadway who packed Monday night's Board of Supervisors' meeting wanted to hear answers.

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Related Topix: Unionville, PA

Philly.com

High-end Chester County farms growing food for poor

At the farm at Camphill Village Kimberton Hills in Chester County, the stalks on the chard are a startling fire-truck red.

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Related Topix: Kimberton, PA, Life, Food, Vegetables, Agriculture, Science

Philly.com

Smaller suburbs like Honey Brook work to revitalize

Honey Brook Borough has been busy installing decorative sidewalks and curbs, period-style lighting fixtures, and plants in its downtown for more than a year.

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Related Topix: Honey Brook, PA, West Chester, PA, Phoenixville, PA, West Grove, PA, Montgomery County, PA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Philly.com

Merger will make Genesis publicly traded once more

Genesis HealthCare Corp.'s proposed merger with Skilled Healthcare Group Inc., if completed as expected early next year, will mark the Kennett Square firm's return to the ranks of publicly traded companies after a seven-year absence.

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Related Topix: Kennett Square, PA, Economics News, Bankruptcy

JD Supra

District Court Allows ERISA Section 510 Retaliation Claim to Proceed

A federal district court in Pennsylvania concluded that Irene Najmola, a former employee of Chester County Hospital, sufficiently pled a retaliation claim under ERISA section 510 by alleging that her employment was terminated shortly after returning from short-term disability leave.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law

Mon Aug 18, 2014

UnionvilleTimes.com

Letter: Thanks for support of Freedom Fest

This year's Freedom Fest was one of the most exciting and successful ever, thanks to the many individuals and agencies that contributed to both planning and running the event at Nottingham County Park.

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Related Topix: Taylor, PA

Sun Aug 17, 2014

NBC Philadelphia

Repaving Project on Rt. 202 Set to Begin

The closures are part of a $4.4 million project to improve the pavement on Route 202 and Route 422 where the two expressways connect.

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Related Topix: Montgomery County, PA

Sat Aug 16, 2014

York Dispatch

Pa. governor hopefuls target tax talk at middle class

Pennsylvania's middle class is getting a lot of attention from the gubernatorial candidates, especially on the subject of taxes, but the TV campaign messages are typically vague and sometimes just plain wrong.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Tax, Forest County, PA, Philadelphia, PA

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Business Journal

#IceBucketChallenge: Bucks challenges Philly tourism leaders

Mark Zuckerberg pours ice water on his head as part of the Ice Bucket Challenge, to raise cash and awareness for ALS.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Chris Christie, Montgomery County, PA, Delaware County, PA

UnionvilleTimes.com

Suspect sought after bank robbery in Kennett Sq.

Authorities are seeking a man thought to have robbed a borough bank Friday morning, escaping on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

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CBS Local

Local Artist To Create Icon Of The Holy Family For World Meeting Of Families

Preparations are underway for an "expected" visit from Pope Francis, during the World Meeting of Families next year.

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Related Topix: Kennett Square, PA, Pope Benedict XVI, Painting, Arts

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