UCF board takes first look at new discipline policy

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — The Monday night meeting of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board held at Unionville Elementary included routine voting items and the official “first read” of the District’s redesigned discipline policy.  This policy was reworked extensively over the summer and could be voted on as soon as next month. Recent UHS graduate and...

Dinniman pushes for dog protection bills

Sen. Andy Dinniman with bipartisan lawmakers and animal advocates at a rally in Harrisburg to pass legislation to end puppy mills and prohibit leaving dogs in hot cars. The dog days of summer may be behind us but a group of rescue dogs, animal advocates and bipartisan lawmakers joined state Senator Andy Dinniman in Harrisburg this week to rally for two important bills to better protect our pet...

Dinniman recognizes National Juvenile Justice Week

Laurie Shannon-Bailey, Founder & CEO of the Coatesville Area Juvenile Justice Alliance; Lieutenant Nicole Palmer, Commander of the Staff Services Section Pennsylvania State Police Troop J; and state Senator Andy Dinniman at the recent National Juvenile Justice Week event held at the Chester County Public Training Safety Campus. COATESVILLE — State Senator Andy Dinniman recently joined officials...

Commissioners celebrate National Farmers Day

Ag Council Director Hillary Krummrich, Charles Graydus, Commissioner Michelle Kichline, Marilyn Hershey, Duane Hershey, Commissioner Terence Farrell, Commissioner Kathi Cozzone, Penn State Extension Client Relations Manager Stephanie Shirk. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners, along with the Agricultural Development Council (Ag Council), presented two agricultural awards today at...

Nancy Pelosi to speak at Democratic Women’s dinner, Friday

U.S. Rep. (and Minority Leader) Nancy Pelosi. The Chester County Democratic Women’s Leadership Initiative (CCDWLI) is pleased to welcome House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, to Chester County for their Fall Gala on Friday, October 12.” Michele Vaughn, CCDWLI Chair and Co-Founder, made the following statement about the event:    Send article as PDF   ...

Hihg School Democrats organize voter registration drives

Over the past two weeks, chapters of the High School Democrats of Pennsylvania (HSDPA),  in partnership with the organization New Voters, have been holding voter registration drives at schools across the state. This initiative is meant to target the chronic problem of low youth voter participation by utilizing a more hands-on and comprehensive method of high school voter registration. 18-24 year...

The battle for the 160th: meet the candidates

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times PA HOUSE DISTRICT 160 – With less than a month until Election Day, the race in the 160th district is shaping up to be a battle for the ages: The Son of Darby vs. The Kid from Kennett. The veteran vs. the rookie. Goliath vs. David. Incumbent Stephen Barrar (R), who became the representative for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ 160th...

DCCC unveils new STEM wing in Downingtown

Trustee Raymond Toto, former President Dr. Richard DeCosmo, Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell, PA State Representative Becky Corbin, President Dr. L. Joy Gates Black, Trustee Robert McCauley, Trustees Vice-Chair Kevin Scott, Provost Dr. Monica Parrish Trent, Trustee Dr. Corrinne Caldwell and Trustee James Gaffney at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Under an overcast sky, about 80 people gathered...

Casey to headline Democrats’ Fall Fundraiser, Oct. 14

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. WEST CHESTER — The phrase October Surprise in political circles is usually greeted with apprehension but in Chester County, several surprises await residents ready to get involved in the upcoming Midterms. On Sunday, October 14, Senator Bob Casey, Jr., headlines the Chester County Democratic Committee (CCDC) annual Fall Fundraiser. With a theme of Casino Night, area Democrats...

Anti-Trump, Kavanaugh protesters make their voices heard

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Local protestors gathered at the intersection of Routes 82 and 926 in Willowdale to protest the expected confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, after allegations were made against him involving sexual misconduct and/or assault. The number of protestors nearly doubled from the time this image was shot within less than an hour. EAST MARLBOROUGH...