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(Members of the science department faculty at Springside Academy -- Dirk Parker, Carie Szalay, Marianne Maloy, and Ellen Kruger -- pose amid the school's second solar array installation.  Photo provided)

Schools in Radnor, Egg Harbor, and Chestnut Hill Win Environmentalism Awards

Three local schools have been named “Green Ribbon” schools by the US Department of Education, in a program that honors the best in environmental education and conservation.

04/23/2012

(Valley Forge Elementary School, in Wayne, Pa.   File photo provided)

A Chester County School Vaccinates Adults After Whooping Cough Outbreak

Valley Forge Elementary School has had two confirmed cases of pertussis, and that is enough to constitute an “outbreak,” according to Betsy Walls, bureau director for personal health services at the Chester County Health Department.

02/27/2012

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Former VFMA Staffer Surrenders On Underage Sex and Booze Charges

Thirty-year-old Symantha Hicks of Horsham, Pa., was fired by Valley Forge Military Academy last month after three 17-year-old cadets alleged she gave them alcohol. Now, a cadet says she made sexual advances to him.

01/05/2012

(File photo: the campus of VFMA.)

Staffer At Valley Forge Military Academy Fired For Serving Booze To Cadets

The school terminated Symantha Hicks, a guidance counselor at the school, after she allegedly provided alcohol to two cadets last Saturday.

12/08/2011

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Chester County Man Charged With Electronic Stalking of Estranged Wife

Police say 39-year-old Jay Ciccarone of Wayne, Pa. is charged with interception of electronic communications, accessing stored communications, and unlawful use of a computer.

09/27/2011

(The Benjamin Franklin Post Office, near 3rd and Market Streets in Old City Philadelphia.   Credit: Ed Fischer)

Several Philadelphia-Area Post Offices Being Studied For Closure

Among the best known local post offices on the list are the Benjamin Franklin post office in Old City, and ones in Manayunk, Roxborough, East Germantown, 30th Street train station, Overbrook, and St. Davids.

07/26/2011

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