2022-11-09 E-Edition

State health officials shutter DCMH for ‘serious violations’

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On a normal Monday at Delaware County Memorial Hospital (DCMH), the parking garage would be full and the front desk occupied. This Monday was different. At 7a. m. the hospital’s Emergency Room was officially shut down by Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) officials due to inadequate staffing. The parking garage was completely empty as was the receptionist desk. The […]

Several honored at Chamber annual event

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The banquet room at the Drexelbrook Event Center was packed last week as the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce held its 2022 annual Awards Ceremony. The event was originally scheduled to be a dinner, but organizers did a hasty switch to accommodate for Game 2 of the World Series that started at 8 p.m. Honorees this year included Aqua Pennsylvania, […]

EA dropped one game; looking forward

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A fter two overtimes, the score was deadlocked, 1-1, when the Episcopal Academy (EA) Churchmen soccer team hosted the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCHA) Devils in round one of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association (PAISAA) playoffs last Friday (Nov. 4). Penalty kicks were needed to decide the outcome and the Churchmen ultimately dropped a 3-2 decision. “When you go […]

Lead poisoning ranks high in Delco; activists have a plan to attack it

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Delaware County ranks fifth in the state for childhood lead poisoning. More than 300 babies and children residing in the county are poisoned every year, and 80 percent of homes are likely to have lead-based paint. In response, a forum was held last week on the campus of Widener University where solutions were discussed and a five-year action plan unveiled. […]

Upland Councilman Richard McClintock dead at 93

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The Upland community is mourning the death of longtime borough official and Councilman Richard McClintock, who died on Sunday. McClintock, 93, spent the better part of his life serving the borough he loved. At the time of his death, he was a sitting councilman. McClintock was past commander of the Upland American Legion Post 871; a member of the Upland […]

Community Spirit in Action CSA

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People, places and events in our region of Delwaware County

Friday, November 11, 2022 PennDOT license, photo centers closed for Veterans Day The PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT) says all driver license and photo centers will be closed Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day. Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services, including all forms, publications and driver training manuals, online through PennDOT’s Driver […]

Interboro Education Foundation enjoys successful rollout

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Due to the worldwide pandemic, it took three years to formally get off the ground, but the Interboro Education Foundation (IEF) experienced a successful rollout last week. From local and state leaders, business owners and current and past administrators, to donors and union leaders, the evening was considered a great success. “We are grateful to everyone who made tonight’s event […]

Historians mark 340th anniversary of Penn’s ‘landing’ in Chester

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The 340th anniversary of the landing of William Penn on the banks of the Delaware River in Chester was celebrated at the end of last month. Hosted by the Chester Historical Preservation Committee (CHPC), the afternoon’s events included an introduction by Tom Smith (portraying William Penn); a letter to the Lenape Indians read by CHPC Vice President Carol Fireng, who […]

County Council recognizes Nether Prov police chief

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During its monthly meeting last week, County Council formally recognized Nether Providence Police Chief David Splain for being elected president of the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association last month. “We are extremely proud to have Chief Splain serve in this role,” said County Council Vice Chair Elaine Paul Schaefer. “Chief Splain is an exemplary member and leader in the law […]