Fair Districts PA seeks support from Pocopson to stop gerrymandering

Historical Committee announces a new virtual tour mobile app By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – The bulk of Monday night’s township meeting was spent on presentations. The first of two presentations from Fair Districts PA sought support from Supervisors Elaine DiMonte and Ricki Stumpo. (Alice Balsama was not present). The second included a new mobile application providing historical...

Shapiro announces settlement with Chesco firm on Kickstarter suit

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro has announced the office’s Bureau of Consumer Protection is settling a case against a suburban Philadelphia sports apparel business that raised $579,000 online from more than 8,500 consumers to create athletic shirts that purportedly changed colors in response to body temperatures – but failed to deliver the shirts as promised to many consumers. Kenneth...

UCF to shift school start times

EAST MARLBOROUGH — The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Board of Education voted Monday night to approve a change in school start times, delaying the start of the school day by 25 minutes, beginning with the 2017-18 school year. The move comes after years of study of the impact on sleep on teenagers — the changes were drive by a desire to allow teens to get more sleep, officials said....

Chesco: Drug Take Back Day is Sat.

Chester County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services is raising community awareness for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day taking place on Saturday, April 29th. Organized nationwide by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), National Prescription Drug Take Back Day provides local sites for safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while educating...

New clinic hours for Chester Co. Health Dept.

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Health Department is changing the days and times it offers many of its clinical services to the public, effective May 1. Personal health services include immunizations and testing for tuberculosis, HIV and sexually transmitted infections. According to Jeanne Casner, County Health Director, “The Health Department is an important community partner to offer these...

Kennett backs fight against Gerrymandering

Township swears in two new police officers By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Governor Tom Wolf presents Kennett Township staff with the 2017 Local Government Excellence in Building Community Partnerships award, in recognition of the creation of Barkingfield Park. Courtesy: Kennett Township. KENNETT  – The room was packed during Wednesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting as dozens of citizens...

Bayard Taylor to return to library name, sort of

Members of Kennett Square Borough Council listen to a report on updates regarding the Kennett Library, Monday night. By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times KENNETT SQUARE – Somehow, it seemed inevitable that Bayard Taylor would get back into the picture. At Monday night’s meeting of the Kennett Borough Council, it was announced that the new Kennett Library building will be renamed as the...

CCDC’s Rocker honored as School Nurse of the Year

Sandy Rocker, RN, MSN, certified school nurse at the Child and Career Development Center, was chosen as the recipient of the School Nurse Excellence Award for the South East Region of Pennsylvania. DOWNINGTOWN — The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) announced that Sandy Rocker, certified school nurse at the Child and Career Development Center (CCDC) in Coatesville, was chosen as the recipient...

Car chase ends in crash, arrest

COATESVILLE – City police found themselves in an early morning car chase, Thursday, after reportedly seeing a car reported stolen in neighboring Valley — a chase that ran almost completely across the city and into neighboring Caln township before ending in a two-car crash. Police said that a city man, Eric Maucher, 28, was seen driving a 2011 Lexus RX 350 that had been reported stolen in Valley...

Coatesville teachers reject fact finding report

Talks to continue, after health care, work rules prevent deal By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times CALN — Close, but no cigar. While the Coatesville Area School District Board of Education moved quickly to approve a fact finder’s report Tuesday night to resolve a long-standing contract dispute with its teachers, the district’s teachers — who had requested the report — while saying they largely...