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MEDIA — Delaware County's most senior medical official issued recommendations pertaining to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which has killed more than 100 people and sickened thousands in China.

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NORRISTOWN — More than 30 superintendents from districts in five counties across the greater Philadelphia area announced their intentions to tackle charter school reform during a press conference Monday at the start of National School Choice Week. 

By Barbara OrmsbyTimes CorrespondentRIDLEY TOWNSHIP >> The commissioners honored two township residents at their January meeting who have given much to many.The honorees were Matt Tyson and Merrit V. Herr-Neckar, each of whom received resolutions from commissioners Tom Donahue and Steve Bidoli,

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MEDIA — Changes keep a'coming to Delaware County as county council hired a human resources specialist to revamp hiring practices and as it prepares to host an ethics reform hearing next month.

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RIDLEY TOWNSHIP — Ridley High School's acclaimed Drama Group rose to new heights when its recent production of the Broadway musical "The Drowsy Chaperone" was performed on the stage of The Strand Theatre in downtown York during the Pennsylvania State Thespian Festival held at York College earlier this month.

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EDDYSTONE — Hearts have been opened wide to help two families burned out of their homes in an apartment building blaze last Friday night in the 1000 of Ashland Avenue with an organized drive unveiled by former council member Mandy Hall at council's recent meeting.

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MEDIA — The solid Democratic Delaware County Council met for more than two hours Wednesday and already began making changes by scheduling nightly meetings, live streaming meetings and setting hours during the week to make themselves available to the public and to county employees.

MEDIA COURTHOUSE — Democrats officially took control of county government Monday morning with the swearing in of Dr. Monica Taylor, Christine Reuther and Elaine Paul Schaefer, who joined incumbent Democrats Kevin Madden and Brian Zidek on the five-member county council.

MEDIA COURTHOUSE — It was standing room only Friday morning in the John V. Diggins Ceremonial Courtroom, where four new faces joined the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas in a historic swearing-in ceremony often fraught with emotion and never lacking for applause.

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MEDIA — Delaware County Council unanimously approved hiring McGrath Human Resources Group for $102,452 to perform a compensation study of county and court employees with a goal to begin implementing parts of that study by the end of 2020.

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RIDLEY TOWNSHIP — For the first time in five years township real estate taxes are going up in 2020, according to the final budget approved recently by the board of commissioners. Also scheduled for increases are trash and sewer fees.

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RIDLEY PARK — Council approved the final 2020 budget at its December meeting. It calls for a real estate millage rate of 9.54 mills, up from the

By Barbara OrmsbyTimes CorrespondentRIDLEY TOWNSHIP >> The Ridley and Interboro school districts, in conjunction with the U.S. Army, will host the U.S. Army March on Hunger on Jan. 20, with students from both high schools accepting canned goods and other non-perishable food items January 2-20.

MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A 23-year-old Essington man arrested with nine others in a coordinated Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force sting operation earlier this year was sentenced to seven years of sex offender probation Monday.

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Wawa is taking a proactive approach to help customers who may have been affected by a months-long data breach this year that may have compromised credit card information used at any of the convenience store chain’s 850 locations up and down the East Coast.

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U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-5 of Swarthmore, pointed out some appropriations in the budget that would have direct impact here in Delco, including approval of the Chinook Block II and support for Cheyney University.

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RIDLEY PARK — Council approved the final 2020 budget at its December meeting, calling for a real estate millage rate of 9.54 mills, up from the current millage rate of 9.04 mills. The increase means about a $50 increase for a property assessed at $100,000. The general fund expenditures total $5,036,320.

The Democratic-controlled U.S. House was expected to vote Wednesday night on the final version of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes $28 million in additional funding for the CH-47 Chinook Block II upgrade program.

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EDDYSTONE — The borough's preliminary presentation of the 2020 budget at its regular December meeting shows a possible 1 1/2- to 2-mill increase to meet estimated general fund expenditures of $4,289,586. The current millage rate is 9.1 mill. The sewer fee presented is $345 per unit. The borough does not have a separate trash collection fee. Final adoption of the budget will be 6 p.m. Dec. 30.

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PROSPECT PARK- A Delaware County man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with a January shooting in Prospect Park resulting from what authorities call a drug deal gone bad.

MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A Delaware County woman who was a special education teacher in the Philadelphia School District was sentenced to 23 months of intermediary punishment Tuesday after entering an open guilty plea to five instances of delivering cocaine to an undercover police officer.