DA adds three to prosecution staff

Three new Assistant District Attorneys have joined the Chester County District Attorney’s Office. Stefanie Friedman, Kaitlyn Macaulay, and Scott Werner were sworn in before the Honorable Allison Bell Royer. District Attorney Hogan stated, “Chester County is fortunate to add these three prosecutors to our team. We seek the best and brightest prosecutors, and then try to make them even...

Henry’s Helping Paws Program delivers to additional senior centers

State Senator Andy Dinniman (center) and Dr. Tom Garg of Hope Veterinary Specialists (left) deliver pet food to the Coatesville Area Senior Center as part of the Henry’s Helping Paws Program. Also, pictured is Nancy Althouse (right) of Caln who frequents the Coatesville Area Senior Center. COATESVILLE — Henry’s Helping Paws Program, the initiative founded by state Senator Andy Dinniman and...

UCF named to College Boards AP Honor Roll

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Unionville-Chadds Ford is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll.  To be included on the 9th Annual Honor Roll, Unionville-Chadds Ford had to, since 2016, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students...

Chester Co. students take on the lanternfly in competition

1st place winners Chriaag Chakravarthy, Udit Subramanya and William Liao of Downingtown STEM Academy. DOWNINGTOWN  – This November, intermediate units in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties collaborated to hold the first Spotted Lanternfly Hackathon, inviting high school students to design unique platforms or applications capable of identifying, detecting and tracking the spotted...

County plans Naloxone giveaway, Dec. 13

WEST CHESTER — On Thursday, December 13th, Chester County’s Health Department and Department of Drug & Alcohol Services are hosting a free Naloxone Day, with doses of the medication being given away to anyone who cannot or does not wish to obtain it from a pharmacy.  The event is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s “Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now” campaign and the...

Coatesville residents forced to light street themselves

By Tony Buck, Coatesville Resident Tony Buck hanging shop-light from front of home (Editor’s Note: As part of our evolution toward citizen journalism, we offer this submission from a Coatesville resident about an issue in his neighborhood. It is written entirely from his perspective and does not reflect input from city officials on this issue. They, of course, are welcome to respond.) It...

UCFSD plans Community Conversation on facilities plan, Dec. 10

Strategic planning is a hallmark of the district’s approach to effective governance, responsible stewardship, and excellence in education. The district develops long-range strategic plans in many areas including curriculum, technology, facilities/grounds, and our comprehensive plan.    Send article as PDF   

Welsh will not seek reelection as Sheriff

Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh After nearly two decades, the first female sheriff elected in Chester County has announced that she will retire from the Sheriff’s Office and therefore won’t be seeking re-election. Her term ends in early 2020. Chester County Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh, the longest-serving sheriff in county history, said she plans to pursue one of several opportunities that...

Unionville’s Wu named to national choir

Margaret Wu EAST MARLBOROUGH — Unionville High School Junior Margaret Wu has been selected for the prestigious ACDA National Honor Choir. Last year, Margaret was selected to participate in the PMEA District and Regional Choir Festivals. Following her participation in these festivals, Unionville High School Choral Director,  Jason Throne, recorded and submitted Margaret’s audition, which led...

Chester County 2020 breakfast to discuss affordable housing, Dec. 13

MALVERN  — Our workforce has seen little to no growth in the buying power of wages, in decades. Meanwhile the cost of housing has increased dramatically. A serious question exists as to whether the next generation can afford to live in Chester County. A two-hour Citizen Planners’ Breakfast is being sponsored by Chester County 2020 and the Chester County Planning Commission on Thursday, December...