MEDIA COURTHOUSE — Delaware County Council will hold a public presentation of the Pipeline Risk Assessment on Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. in the County Council Public Meeting Room, located on the first floor of the Government Center, 201 W. Front St., Media.

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SWARTHMORE — A group of Swarthmore College students Wednesday presented college President Valerie Smith with more than 1,000 signatures on a petition asking for the higher education institution to divest from seven companies that have contributed to what they claim is the Israeli Apartheid.

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court declined to consider a challenge from the Clean Air Council and local landowners concerning Sunoco’s use of eminent domain to acquire land for their controversial Mariner East 2 pipeline.

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MEDIA — On Friday, dozens of Delaware County employees braved chilly temperatures to unload trucks behind First United Methodist Church to help get thousands of pounds of food into the hands of those who need it.

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NETHER PROVIDENCE — A developer who hopes to construct homes on a currently wooded tract adjacent to Sapovits Park is working with the community to arrive at an approach that neighbors can support.

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Delaware County's risk assessment on the Mariner East 2 and Adelphia pipelines is complete and it found that people are more likely to die from fatal traffic accidents, house fires or stair falls than from a pipeline accident.

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UPPER PROVIDENCE  >> It’s not hard to tell county folks take Wawa seriously. Those in the township breathed a sigh of relief yesterday when their new Wawa opened its door.

MIDDLETOWN — Seven petitioners from both Chester and Delaware counties are preparing for the Public Utility Commission to hear their Nov. 20 Petition for Emergency Relief, Thursday, and possibly Friday in Harrisburg.

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MEDIA >> At the traditional beginning of the holiday season, downtown Media takes on a special glow … literally. The buildings along State Street are outlined with lights and, while they are on at other times, they shine from Thanksgiving to New Year, creating an atmosphere of warmth and welcoming.

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ASTON — On the gridiron, it was daughter against father, with 17-year-old Emily Egan serving as honoree captain for officers from the Aston, Upper Chichester and Lower Chichester police departments, while Crozer-Keystone Emergency Medical Services Assistant Chief Bruce Egan was captain for Crozer EMS and the Aston, Chester and Parkside fire departments.

ASTON— This fall, Neumann University biology professor Mac Given and 11 students helped harvest American chestnuts at Tyler Arboretum in Media. However, these nuts will not find their way to the roasting pit. The harvest is done in an attempt to save the American Chestnut trees from disease and extinction.

Updated election totals released Tuesday indicate Democrat Jenn O’Mara has won her race in the 165th Legislative District to unseat freshman Republican Alex Charlton, while incumbent Republican state Rep. Chris Quinn appears to have fended off a challenge from Democrat Kristin Seale in the 168th District.

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PHILADELPHIA — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Tuesday rolled out the details on their plan to set up a compensation fund for victims of sexual abuse - sending letters to more than 300 credible victims who reported being abused.

PHILADELPHIA — An Aston man was indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with five counts of manufacturing child pornography, two counts of receipt of child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced Thursday.

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As Democrats won the Delco seat in U.S. Congress, one state Senate seat and four state representative positions, leaders on both sides of the aisle analyzed the phenomena that motivated thousands of voters to hit the polls Tuesday.

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As Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives, a former Wallingford-Swarthmore School Board president and pro-bono attorney has become Delaware County's first female U.S. representative in the wake of a voter backlash against President Donald Trump.

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Democratic Swarthmore Mayor Tim Kearney pulled an upset against state Sen. Tom McGarrigle, R-26 of Springfield, in Tuesday's election. Unofficial results showed Kearney with 54,027 votes and McGarrigle with 46,963 with a majority of the polling places accounted for.

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Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-161, of Swarthmore won a second term by fending off a challenge from Republican Patti Rodgers Morrisette in a rematch of their battle from two years ago. 

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SWARTHMORE — People from all walks of life and different faiths converged at the Swarthmore Friends Meeting House Sunday afternoon with a unified message to stop gun violence.

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WEST CHESTER— Three local school superintendents - including the boss of the Rose Tree Media School District - are questioning Sunoco's latest plan to get the Mariner East 2 pipeline project online, citing safety concerns.

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MEDIA — At 1.76 acres, the lot referred to at Eighth and Jackson streets in the borough remains one of the largest in a residential area with development prospects. That opportunity has now been unanimously approved by council for seven single-family homes.

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MARPLE — The two candidates for the 5th U.S. Congressional District – and the 7th – exchanged civil barbs while outlining positions on a variety of issues from gun control to the deficit to universal health care, sharing similar views at a packed debate Thursday night.

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SPRINGFIELD — Mid-term elections will be robust for Delaware County,  including the race for Pennsylvania Senate for the 26th District which includes much of Delaware County and two Chester County townships. Incumbent Republican Tom McGarrigle and Democratic challenger Tim Kearney met in the Springfield Township Municipal Building in a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Central Delaware County and Media Area NAACP.

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The Keystone Exams were implemented in 2012-13 as an end-of-course state test to asses a student’s proficiency in a certain testing subject. Algebra I, biology and literature were the first three tests that were administered, and are the only subjects being tested on date. The number of testing subjects was set to increase over the years to include algebra II, chemistry, world history and four other areas, marking 10 total Keystone Exams students were expected to take.