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MEDIA — As members of Delaware County Council aired some of their opinions on the recently released Phoenix Management Services report that attempted to evaluate the costs between operating a prison publicly versus privately, some labeled it basically "worthless."

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The 27-page long-awaited Phoenix Management Services report was released by the Delaware County Prison Board of Inspectors last week and while it highlights strengths of the current model such as cost savings, it also presents questions about the process itself.

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MEDIA — The centennial of the First Korean Congress is being celebrated this weekend by Koreans around the world. Many may not have known it took place in Philadelphia, making it among the most important sites for events. Even more would wonder why the opening of the weekend’s observances took place in a very small corner where Media and Upper Providence converge on Lincoln Street.

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MEDIA — As part of National Crime Victims Week, the Delaware County Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children held its Annual Candlelight Vigil Wednesday evening in Courtroom One, at the Delaware County Courthouse.

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SWARTHMORE — The Washington Post journalist who was the first to report on files stolen from a Delaware County FBI office almost 50 years ago donated her book research on the topic to Swarthmore College.

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MEDIA —  Forty-five years ago, there wasn’t much support or help out there for victims of sexual assault who had likely experienced the worst event of their lives. Fortunately, Delaware County Women Against Rape has changed that over the past four and a half decades.

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MIDDLETOWN — This primary election, township voters will decide whether to add an average $8.47 a month to their tax bill so the 81-acre Sleighton Farms property can be saved as open space for a passive park.

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MEDIA — “Beehive, The 60’s Musical,” playing until March 31 at the Media Theatre, captures the music, culture, politics and flower-power innocence of the 1960s when beehive hairdos, mini skirts and go-go boots were all the rage, and popular songs by the Shirelles, the Supremes, Connie Francis, Tina Turner, Dusty Springfield and other female singers ruled the AM dial airwaves.

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MEDIA—  At present, there appears to be a new story each year that identifies government secrets and/or the publication of supposed private communications and information that draws rapturous attention.

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MEDIA — Mayor Bob McMahon announced a proclamation for the centennial anniversary of the March First Movement and the formation of the First Korean Congress (FKC). For those who might ponder the Media connection, the proclamation provided explanation.

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WEST CHESTER — The new Sterling Pig Public House on Market Street represents a philosophy Loic Barnieu has developed over the last two decades in the restaurant racket. With this fifth enterprise up and running, it is clear Barnieu has come far from his start with La Belle Epoque in Media.

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MORTON— The Delaware County Science Fair, which is now in its 60th year of providing students in Delaware County an opportunity to apply the scientific method in conducting independent research and design, and a means to display an intelligent and meaningful experiment, held its presentation of awards on March 14.

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March Madness has come to Swarthmore College. The men’s basketball team (28-3) defeated Nichols 69-65 Saturday in the Elite Eight on the campus of Amherst College, which put the six ranked Garnets in the NCAA Division 3 Final Four. This is the first time in the history of Swarthmore College Men's Basketball that they have reached the NCAA Division 3 Final Four.

A bipartisan cadre of local lawmakers is pressing state officials, including Gov. Tom Wolf, to put a moratorium on moving natural gas liquids through Energy Transfer Partners’ Mariner East pipeline system until the company provides an emergency plan to first responders.

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NETHER PROVIDENCE — Change appears to be on the way for a currently undeveloped tract on Wallingford Avenue in the South Media section of the township, but the exact shape of the development is still to be decided.

PHILADELPHIA – A Nether Providence attorney was charged in an indictment unsealed Friday with four counts of wire fraud, one count of Social Security fraud and one count of theft from an employee benefit fund, U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced.

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NETHER PROVIDENCE — An advocate for a special needs student who was allegedly sexually assaulted by another student during an extracurricular activity is pressing the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District to alter its policy on how discipline in such cases is meted out.

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SPRINGFIELD — Delaware County Republican Party leaders selected Thornbury Supervisors Chairman Jim Raith, non-profit board member Mike Morgan of Newtown and activist Kelly Colvin of Drexel Hill as its endorsed county council candidates for 2019 Monday.

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MEDIA — This is a love story of sorts. Yes, people love other people, but also have deep feelings for pets, nature, treasured possessions and even buildings. In the case of 116 W. Baltimore Ave. it is a matter of love, respect and commitment to past and future.

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SWARTHMORE — In a rare coincidence, council’s February work and legislative sessions each featured the installation of a highly placed public official. The newly appointed mayor, Marty Spiegel, and Chief of Police Raymond C. Stufflet, both took the oath of their office.

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MIDDLETOWN — Township officials announced their intent to purchase more than 80 acres of Sleighton Farms property from Elwyn and will seek township voters' opinion on it in the May 21 election.