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Three Ponds Farm is a spectacular equestrian property encompassing 13.5 pastoral acres of the Malvern countryside.


Tue Apr 22, 2014

School officials not alerted to drug probe

The investigation into a Main Line high school drug ring began months ago. Police arrested one alleged ringleader in February.


Related Topix: Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Montgomery County, PA

Pocopson says county should pay share of fire protection

Township officials say that local residents should not be asked to pay for the fire-protection cost of residents at county-owned facilities, which now threaten to eat up one-third - or more - of the municipal budget, were the township to comply with funding recommendations.


Related Topix: Pocopson, PA

ABC 27

WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions visit Daybreak

WWE Tag Team champions, The Usos, stopped by the abc27 studio Tuesday morning to chat with James, Ali and Brett.


Related Topix: Cumberland County, PA, Lancaster County, PA, Lancaster, PA

Tredyffrin detective is honored by police association

BERWYN A 17-year veteran of the Tredyffrin Township Police Department has earned an award from the Delaware Valley Association of Professional Police Officers for his investigation last year of a home invasion, kidnapping, and robbery.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Berwyn, PA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

ABC 27

Seven Valleys man charged in murder-for-hire plot

Gregory Allen Hess, 46, of Seven Valleys, was going to pay $30,000 to have someone kill a male acquaintance of his wife, and promised an extra $1,900 if the man was dead by Friday, authorities said.


Related Topix: Seven Valleys, PA, York County, PA


Chester County man dies in Lancaster County crash

A Monday morning crash in Lancaster County involving two vehicles claims the life of a Chester County man.


Related Topix: Lancaster County, PA, Oxford, PA, Brogue, PA, York County, PA

ABC 27

Driver arrested after chase in Lancaster County

Police said they used spike strips and a stun gun to stop a New Providence man who led them on a pursuit in three Lancaster County townships.


Related Topix: Lancaster County, PA, New Providence, PA

County agenda: from beer to discount health care

At their latest "on the road" meeting last week at Parkesburg Borough Hall, the county commissioners learned the importance of the Brandywine for optimal craft-beer production, the value of collaboration for area firefighters, the newest features at two county parks, and updates on a successful youth program, the Parkesburg Point.


Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Parkesburg, PA, Atglen, PA

Art Watch: Kirsten Fischler

Kirsten Fischler is painter with a very unique style of art. Kirsten collects recycled wood building materials, cuts them up, paints them and then reconfigures the elements into a singular work of art.


Related Topix: Watches, West Chester, PA, Pratt Institute, Kennett Square, PA

New Keystone requirements to be discused in Chesco

DOWNINGTOWN The Chester County Intermediate Unit will host an informational session Thursday to discuss new requirements related to the Keystone Exams.


Related Topix: Downingtown, PA

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The York Daily Record

Editorial: Hike penalties for repeat DUI

When Robert Landis, a 50-year-old construction worker from Chester County, drove drunk on April 26, 2013, crashing his pickup truck into a motorcycle and killing a 24-year-old volunteer firefighter, it was not his first DUI offense.


Related Topix: Hereford, PA, Opinion

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Man to visit area during cross-country trip

A Chester County man will stop in Altoona as part of his journey across America to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.


Related Topix: Honey Brook, PA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Travel restrictions scheduled for U.S. 202

Weather permitting , t wo overnight travel restrictions are scheduled on U.S. 202 in Chester County for improvements at the Rt.


Chambersburg Public Opinion

Four area girls to compete in regional pageant

CHESTER COUNTY >> Four area young women were chosen to compete for titles in this year's Miss Junior Teen Harrisburg/Allentown pageant, to take place May 11 in Twin Valley High School, Elverson.


Related Topix: Elverson, PA, Chambersburg, PA, Mercersburg, PA, Greencastle, PA, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Opinion

Residents urged to 'Race Against Violence'

Another sure sign of spring: Preregistration is underway for the Crime Victims' Center of Chester County, Inc.'s 19th Annual Chester County Race Against Violence, to be held Saturday, April 26. The race has become a popular way to support the agency's many direct services, such as counseling and court accompaniment, as well as its ... (more)


Related Topix: West Chester, PA

Dreams continue of developing Flats in Coatesville

In the center of Coatesville, the poorest community in a county flush with wealth, is an overgrown tract where development dreams blossom, then wither.


Related Topix: Coatesville, PA, West Chester, PA

Chesco reforestation to reach 25,000 trees

EAST BRANDYWINE The Brandywine Conservancy plans to plant its 25,000th tree Saturday as part of its five-year tree reforestation campaign in Chester County.


Thu Apr 17, 2014

Downingtown's Klim brings new music home

Things are looking up for Downingtown native singer-songwriter Kate Klim, who boasts a new marriage as well as a new album in the works.


Related Topix: Downingtown, PA, Newtown Square, PA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

York Dispatch

Body found at Holtwood Dam identified as missing Hellam Twp. man

The Lancaster County Coroner has determined that the body found at Holtwood Dam Monday was that of Cody Wilkenson of Hellam Township.


Related Topix: Holtwood, PA, Lancaster County, PA, Thorndale, PA