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ASTON — Donning traditional blue and gold caps and gowns, the 256 members of the Sun Valley High School Class of 2019 marched proudly into the Neumann University Mirenda Center Tuesday evening for the school's 58th annual commencement ceremony.

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ASTON — Family and friends packed the Mirenda Center at Neumann University to see 345 graduates receive their diplomas Friday at the 61st Penncrest High School graduation.

SPRINGFIELD >> A detective with the Upper Chichester Township Police Department facing felony charges connected to an alleged off-duty drunk driving crash in which he reportedly struck a pedestrian, seriously injuring the man, and then left the scene, waived a preliminary hearing Thursday, according to online court records.

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MIDDLETOWN — Seventy-five years ago, on June 6, 1944, more than 150,000 soldiers from the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada stormed the Nazi-occupied beaches of Normandy, France, in a bold strategy to push the Nazis out of Western Europe.

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MEDIA — Less than 24 hours after 12 people were shot and killed in a Virginia Beach mass shooting, hundreds took to the streets in Media to remember all those whose lives were lost to gun violence while advocating for more legislative reform.

Springfield Police Chief Joseph Daly is warning residents in Springfield and surrounding towns to beware of numerous scams now playing out throughout the country, putting individuals everywhere including here in Delaware County at risk.

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MARPLE — A 13-member committee, composed mostly of state representatives, heard from several experts concerning pipeline safety Thursday at Delaware County Community College.

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MEDIA — Perhaps it was the perfect spring weather; maybe it was the atmosphere of the community; or possibly the meaning of day itself—to honor those who gave what Abraham Lincoln called in the Gettysburg Address, “the last full measure of devotion.”

Memorial Day Monday, originally called Decoration Day, became a national holiday in 1971. This year, Memorial Day officially falls on May 27. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season, but also a time to remember those who gave their lives for our democracy and freedom. Local observances this weekend include:

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MEDIA — When the Media Memorial Day Parade kicks off at State and Edgmont Streets Monday morning, a very special guest will be among the parade’s honorees. World War II Veteran Ed Hess, who will turn 100 less than a week later on June 3, will be given special recognition at this year’s parade. The honor comes on the coattails of a month long of special celebrations for Hess.

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UPPER PROVIDENCE — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., came to Delco Friday to talk about issues near and dear to her heart – but impeachment wasn't one of them.

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MEDIA — Town Talk Newspapers will sponsor an antique appraisal event, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 9, on State Street, near Brick and Brew, during the Media Arts and Craft Show. People can bring their antique treasures for appraisals.

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MEDIA — Questions posed by residents related to parking remain a frequent subject. Council had definitive action which addressed the issues and the Olive Street municipal garage in particular.

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Three Delaware County towns could be raising a glass to toast the end of their traditional 'dry' status in Tuesday's primary election as voters weigh whether they want their burgs to grant liquor licenses for the sale of booze.

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UPPER PROVIDENCE — Seven years after his son was killed when his helicopter was struck by a grenade in Afghanistan, Charlie Strange of Philadelphia looked out at the crowds at the Walk for the Wounded and said they helped make a small dent into his grief.

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Although primary elections are not famed for their voter participation, they are important to the party faithful, other voters and the contested candidates  in the spots where there are battles, such as Delaware County Court of Common Pleas judges, some Magisterial District Judges and in the Springfield and Upper Chichester commissioner races.

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PHILADELPHIA — More than 1,000 students walked across the stage at the Mann Center Friday afternoon to mark the completion of their studies at Widener University. The university awarded diplomas to 690 undergraduate and 400 graduate students during the commencement exercises, which saw a change of location from their traditional spot behind Old Main on the university's Chester campus.

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A resolution from Delaware County Community College seeking approval from sponsoring school districts to a $55 million investment into the former Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School building is not receiving unanimous support.

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UPPER PROVIDENCE — Just when you thought the traffic complications on Route 252 were annoying enough, up popped another one. PennDOT and Aqua PA had already launched a project, estimated at $13 million, to expand the bridge and dam at Springton Reservoir. AQUA has now begun another infrastructure improvement a short distance away.

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UPPER DARBY — Seventy Delaware County residents who are turning 100 years old or older this year were treated to a jumbo birthday bash at the Drexelbrook Catering & Special Events Center on Thursday, thanks to Delaware County Council, the County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA), and a variety of generous sponsors.

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MARPLE — A forecast for another Sunday of inclement weather has forced the second cancellation of the giant Delaware County News Network flea market at Delaware County Community College. The rain date is next Sunday, May 19.

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UPPER PROVIDENCE — Dozens of police officers who died in the line of duty were honored for their service Wednesday morning, with some being recognized over 100 years after their end of watch.

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The partisan divide continues to widen in Delaware County, voter registration numbers show. Democratic and Republican leaders point to an unpopular president and desire for inclusion as motivators.

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MIDDLETOWN — Speaking at Penn State Brandywine’s spring commencement ceremony Saturday, an accomplished human resources leader shared her journey from “farm girl” to corporate executive and the lessons she learned along the way.

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MEDIA COURTHOUSE — Mummers and lawyers might not seem to have much in common, but on Friday they did as the Delaware County Bar Association celebrated the 62nd Annual Law Day.

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MIDDLETOWN — Approximately two dozen residents of Chester and Delaware counties, joined by state Rep. Chris Quinn, R-168 of Middletown, and a representative of U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-5 of Swarthmore, met Friday morning at the site of Sunoco’s latest known sinkhole along Route 1 in Middletown.

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SWARTHMORE — The only two fraternities at Swarthmore College have disbanded amid a scandal that has drawn attention to the unsafe environments their respective houses allegedly perpetuated over the years.