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All aboard for the new Coatesville station – Daily Local

COATESVILLE — Work on the $65 million Amtrak station at Fleetwood Street is underway following an official groundbreaking attended by Governor Tom Wolf. According to a statement released by the 2nd Century Alliance, the new station is being developed to provide ADA accessibility and improve station function and amenities, while …

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Hundreds of Chester County families in need receive support from CCIU students – Daily Local

DOWNINGTOWN—The holidays have been a little brighter for Chester County families thanks to students and staff at Chester County Technical College’s (CCIU) three secondary school campuses, Child Development Center and Career (CCDC) and Holiday Hope Chest Program. The Holiday Hope Chest is a charity event that provides a free day …

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Johnson fills out the stat sheet; leads Rams past Millersville – Daily Local

WEST CHESTER >> Leah Johnson did it all Wednesday at Hollinger Field House. The sophomore guard put West Chester on their backs against PSAC East rival Millersville, and in the process, Johnson got just enough help from her teammates to claim a 59-54 victory in women’s basketball . He snapped …

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James Harrison Obituary (2022) – Rose Valley, PA

Dr. James Pennock Harrison, Jr. of Rose Valley, PA and Seabrook Island, SC, died at the age of 95 on January 14, 2022 of natural causes. Born December 28, 1926, in the old Coatesville Hospital, he lived his last days at Harrison House of Chester County, an assisted living community …

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Djokovic quits Australia after losing deportation appeal – Daily Local

By ROD McGUIRK MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic left Australia on Sunday night after losing his last attempt to avoid expulsion and play at the Australian Open despite not being vaccinated against COVID -19. Earlier, a court unanimously rejected the No.1-ranked tennis player’s challenge to have his visa revoked. …

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Officials tout $1.6 billion in infrastructure funding for PA bridge projects

State and federal officials on Friday highlighted the impacts the $1.2 trillion federal infrastructure bill passed in November will have on Pennsylvania, with a particular focus on bridges. Pennsylvania is set to receive $1.6 billion over the next five years to repair more than 3,000 bridges across the Commonwealth, according …

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Last chance to comment on new legislative constituencies looms

The final opportunity for the public to provide feedback on the proposed new maps of House and Senate districts in the Pennsylvania General Assembly will be Friday and Saturday. Public hearings will take place on Friday, January 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Saturday, January 15, from 9 …

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CP Holiday Train Donates to Local Organizations | News, Sports, Jobs

Photo Submitted The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train did not make its annual visit to communities last month to raise money for food for Americans and Canadians in need, but a virtual concert was held and donations were made. been made to local organizations. The Canadian Pacific Holiday train did not …

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With one hospital closed and another set to close later this month, Chester County Hospital is a major player in healthcare – Daily Local

CHESTER WEST — Despite the increase in positive COVID-19 cases in Chester County and the closure of the Jennersville hospital, the hospital has not been under pressure and even elective surgeries are going on without interruption. But that could change with the upcoming closure of Brandywine Hospital later this month. …

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Chester County Annual Water Condition Report Now Available – Daily Local

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Water Resources Authority (CCWRA) annual report on water conditions, covering the full year of 2020, is now available. The report provides a snapshot of the county’s water resources and highlights long-term trends in water quality over the past 20 years. Maintaining water quality has …

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150 acres of farmland in Oxford, Cochranville permanently preserved – Daily Local

WEST CHESTER — Over 150 acres of farmland in Cochranville and Oxford will be preserved through state and county investments in farmland preservation. “Local farms are already partners in preserving our agricultural heritage, supporting our economy and helping to ensure access to fresh and nutritious food,” said Senator Carolyn Comitta, …

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First West Chester Fire Co. brings holiday magic to three local families

WEST CHESTER – Recently, the First West Chester Fire Company (FWCFC) brought Christmas magic to life for three families at Hillsdale Elementary School. This is the second year in a row that the FWCFC and the West Chester Area School District (WCASD) Hillsdale Elementary have teamed up to brighten the …

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Environment and local development ministers discuss new municipal waste management system

Egyptian Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad and Local Development Minister Mahmoud Shaarawy met on Saturday to review the latest developments in the new solid waste management system and other infrastructure projects underway across the country . The meeting focused on landfills; fixed and mobile intermediate stations; and recycling plants, as well …

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Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup in Latvia | News, Sports, Jobs

SIGULDA, Latvia – Many bobsleigh and skeleton athletes will be celebrating the New Year in Sigulda this week in the sixth World Cup event of the season. The Sigulda track is only suitable for two-man bobsleighs and will therefore offer two two-man races. Two four-man bobsleigh races were held in …

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Purcell: Hi to our everyday local heroes | Opinion

A recent Reddit thread discusses the lack of heroes in modern society, but the truth is, we have a lot of heroes. It is true that in the internet age, historical figures we once considered heroic are reassessed as their past misdeeds and personal peccadilloes come to light. The celebrities …

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New Kennett Library Receives $ 1.9 Million In State Funding As Construction Begins – Daily Local

KENNETT SQUARE – A new, state-of-the-art $ 21 million library in Kennett Square received a major boost last week when lawmakers awarded $ 1.9 million for its construction, which began on Monday. The funds were awarded through a grant from the Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, which is administered by …

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NJ breaks daily record for COVID cases for 3rd day in a row – NBC New York

Omicron’s grip on Garden State continued to deliver a record number of cases over Christmas, when the health department reported a whopping 16,626 positive tests. The latest figures represent a 143% increase from the daily figures reported four days earlier on December 21. New Jersey broke the daily record for …

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John Deisher Obituary (2021) – Pottstown, Pennsylvania

John Carroll Deisher, Jr., 95, of Pottstown, formerly of Royersford and Malvern, died on December 18, 2021 of natural causes while residing at The Landing of Collegeville. Born August 2, 1926 in Royersford, PA, he was the son of the late J. Carroll Deisher, Sr. and Maize (Richmann) Deisher. John …

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Christmas and New Year closures | Local news

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State again extending expiration of driver’s license / ID | Local news

Illinois driver’s license and ID card expiration dates have been extended for an additional three months until March 31, 2022. This will be the last extension, Secretary of State Jesse White said. “This extension is necessary as my office continues to handle the high volume of clients caused by the …

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Victory fire ruled “undetermined” in Kennett Square – Daily Local

KENNETT SQUARE – The cause of a fiery explosion that resulted in a two-alarm fire at the Victory Brewing Company building, which also houses luxury apartments, in the borough last January, the Chester County Fire Marshal ruled “undetermined”. “The current county report says the cause of the fire is still …

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Wilmington retires | News, Sports, Jobs

Wilmington City Council on Tuesday passed local laws banning cannabis dispensaries and on-site consumption licenses in the city. City supervisor Roy Holzer intends to circulate a petition to put the laws to the ballot next November. Recreational marijuana was legalized statewide in March, and local governments had until December 31 …

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Biden visits Kentucky to console tornado victims, provide assistance – Daily Local

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE and ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON (AP) – For the fifth time since taking office less than a year ago, President Joe Biden takes on the grim task of visiting an area ravaged by natural disaster on Wednesday to offer solace and condolences. Biden was heading to Kentucky to …

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Chester County area school districts react to mask decision

DOWNTOWN – Most school districts in Chester County have opted to have students and staff continue to wear masks indoors. On Friday, December 10, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned the PA Health Secretary’s Acting School Masking Order, which required the use of masks inside schools, effective immediately. Most schools are …

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Galveston Christmas Parade brings holiday cheer | Local news

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City awards $ 1.45 million in federal COVID funds | Local news

KANKAKEE – A total of $ 1.45 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds were allocated to three Kankakee organizations or departments during the Kankakee City Council meeting on Monday. In total, the council has now allocated about 33% of its federal funds to COVID relief. The City Council has …

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Chester County Immediate Unit Receives Million Dollar State Grant

CALN – The Chester County Immediate 24 Unit has received $ 1 million in state funding to build a new toddler center in Caln Township. State Representative Dan Williams said the funding, provided under the Capital Retrofit Assistance Program, will help demolish the existing toddler center to build a new, …

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COVID outbreak on cruise ship approaching New Orleans – Daily Local

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Ten people aboard a Norwegian Cruise Line ship as it approaches New Orleans have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Saturday evening. Norwegian Breakaway left New Orleans on November 28 and is expected to return this weekend, the Louisiana Department of Health said in a statement. …

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Parents of Michigan boy accused of Oxford school shooting – Daily Local

By COREY WILLIAMS and ED WHITE PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) – A prosecutor on Friday filed manslaughter charges against the parents of a teenager accused of killing four students at a Michigan high school, saying they did not intervene on the day of the tragedy despite being confronted with a scary …

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Coatesville Police Obtain National Certification – Daily Local

COATESVILLE — Coatesville Police Sgt. Brenden Boyle and Detective Kirt Guyer recently completed Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) training, a science that explores the design and aesthetics of common spaces and applies tactics to mitigate criminal and vagrant activity. The training was funded by the Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance. …

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Chester County businesses hit hard by pandemic receive state funding – Daily Local

Governor Tom Wolf announced Tuesday that 5,860 companies – including hundreds in Chester County – have received financial support this year under the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Relief Program, helping to protect and preserve this vital industry by Pennsylvania. “We developed the CHIRP program to bring immediate relief to restaurants and …

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Warner Hamilton obituary (2021) – Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Warner Jackson Hamilton Jr. – also known as Jack or Jackie, 61, from Kennett Square PA died peacefully in Chester County Hospital due to complications from COVID 19. After 19 days of fighting, he has lost the battle. He was the loving husband of Maria Louise Dibartolomeo Hamilton, with whom …

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player with local ties continues to shine for Duquesne | News, Sports, Jobs

Nathan Dragisich, a graduate of West Allegheny High School with local ties, continues to shine in Division 1 Men’s College Soccer at Duquesne University. He recently finished his junior season at Duquesne and received the Atlantic-10, 2nd All-Conference Team honors. Duquesne qualified for the A-10 final for the first time …

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West Chester officials consider barring mayors from holding two posts – Daily Local

WEST CHESTER — Borough council will likely consider changing the way it fills vacant council positions and also preventing office holders from holding two elected positions simultaneously at the December meeting. City Councilor Nick Allen pitched the ideas at the November meeting. With a straw poll, council unofficially asked the …

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Daily Bread Begins to Prepare for Biggest Thanksgiving Yet | Local News

Kitchen manager Ansley Bean cuts up a turkey at Lynchburg Daily Bread on Tuesday. A bowl full of fresh cut sweet potatoes at Lynchburg Daily Bread on Tuesday. On Tuesday, Tim Tyree of Gerdy Construction works on the kitchen expansion at Lynchburg Daily Bread. The Lynchburg Daily Bread predicts Thanksgiving …

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Winning against the Saints could turn out to be a bit costly – Daily Local

PHILADELPHIA – It was a costly win for the Eagles on Sunday as regulars Darius Slay, Jordan Howard, Davion Taylor and Shaun Bradley were unable to complete a 40-29 win over the New Orleans Saints due to injuries . Slay is in concussion protocol, a cruel twist considering how his …

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When you give thanks, don’t forget your local newspaper

As Thanksgiving approaches, I usually take some time to reflect on who and what I’m grateful for and express my gratitude. That seems to be the point, after all. This year, for various reasons, my thoughts and appreciation are with journalists, newspapers and other news media. Sometimes the people and …

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More aid available for winter heating and utility bills | News, Sports, Jobs

By Josh Boak Associated press The Biden administration is taking action to help distribute billions of dollars in aid for winter heating and utility bills, an unprecedented amount that comes largely from its 1 coronavirus relief program. , $ 9 trillion. The program provided an additional $ 4.5 billion to …

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Chamber works to save Jennersville hospital

PENN TOWNSHIP – Fearing that the closure of the Jennersville Hospital will not only hurt the economy of southern Chester County, but put hardship on thousands of people who need quality medical care close to their homes, an effort is made to call on its owners to keep it open. …

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Phoenixville Green Power Project is one of two to win a national award

PHOENIXVILLE – The borough is one of only two municipalities nationwide to be selected for a $ 250,000 “Water Resource Recovery Award” from the US Department of Energy for its efforts to convert wastewater into energy. The other award-winning project is in Washington state. The Borough of Phoenixville has partnered …

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Democrats slam Chesco’s GOP for ‘racist’ ads

The Chester County Democratic Committee has condemned a newspaper and digital billboard that its leadership described as “racist” that appeared in a local daily and on a digital billboard on Sunday. The full-page ad, which featured an image of a young black child occupying the top half, claiming without evidence …

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Two dead in Tupper motorhome fire | News, Sports, Jobs

TUPPER LAKE – Fatal camper fire at Township 19 Recreation and Game Club on Pitchfork Pond Road is under investigation by state and local authorities, and community mourns the loss of two friends, family, lawyers and colleagues that New York State Police have “provisionally” identified as victims of the fire. …

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Explore the Red Rocks of Utah – Daily Local

Oh, I love the sandstone canyons and mesas of the Utah desert. These carved walls are reddish in color. But stick around for a bit and watch the hues and colors magically change as the days go by. These walls exhibit bursts of brilliant and dramatic kaleidoscopic hues, especially at …

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Weak America threatens everyone’s safety – Daily Local

In August, the British Parliament voted for the first time in history a formal insult to the President of the United States. They called President Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan “shameful”. The dissatisfaction of the British Parliament was not that we had withdrawn from Afghanistan. Britain was not happy with …

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COVID with Charlie – Local Daily

Growing up, my sister and I gave my parents a lot of fear. The road to our pediatrician’s office was often worn out. I reminded them of the peanut themed wallpaper in the waiting room. Broken arms, electric shocks, twisted ankles, trampled horses and measles (a breakthrough) filled the gap …

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Naloxone saves lives in Chester County – Daily Local

West Chester – According to Ethan Healy, Project Naloxone Manager and member of the Good Fellowship Ambulance Training Institute, the wonder drug naloxone, or Nalcan, saves the lives of victims of accidental opioid overdoses. “We are experiencing opioid epidemics nationwide and statewide,” Healy said at a recent borough parliamentary meeting. …

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