Sheriff under fire over ‘like’ of FB post defending KKK, neo-Nazi groups

Updated, 4:00 p.m. With expanded comments from Caln Commissioner Josh Young By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh The Sheriff of Chester County is under fire from county Democrats, local elected officials and social media users after liking a Facebook post that suggested Klan members, Neo-Nazi’s and White Supremacists offer less of threat to...

Dinniman critical of PSSA changes, Ed. department conduct

State Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-19) WEST CHESTER – State Senator Andy Dinniman, Minority Chair of the Senate Education Committee, released the following statement in response to Governor Tom Wolf’s announcement Monday on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) and the administration’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated State Plan: “While I’d be the first to welcome...

Immunization change risks status of 250 UCFSD students

Proposed Safety Changes to Rt. 82 in front of UHS, Patton MS By JP Phillips, Correspondent, The Times Workmen continue work on the roof of the Unionville High School auditorium. EAST MARLBOROUGH — At Monday night’s Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Board Work Session, Sally Palic, the Middle School Nurse and Coordinator of District Nurses, reported that due to changes in state regulations,...

Poll: local businesses see boost in county’s biz outlook

The Chester County Commissioners announced the results of the annual business survey, Tuesday. (l-r) Terence Farrell, Chester County Commissioner; Mike Grigalonis, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC); MaryFrances McGarrity, Senior Vice President of Business Development Services, Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC);...

Questions remain after firing at Kennett Sq. eatery

By Anne Uhle, Correspondent, The Times Lindsey Pedicone KENNETT SQUARE — Is it okay to fire a waitress for needing to take care of an immediate personal hygiene issue – with approval to leave work briefly from an immediate supervisor? Is a local man within his rights to fire her for leaving her post? That’s a question that many regular customers of Fran Keller’s Eatery may be asking in...

Mayor’s 5K will help take on gender-based violence

By Mike McGann, Editor, the Times DOWNINGTOWN — Working to help fight for victims of gender-based violence is something few could argue with, but for some, it is an issue driven by deeply personal experiences, experiences that force one to take action, rather than sit back. Borough Mayor Josh Maxwell certainly falls into that latter category. He has been a tireless advocate for victims of such...

Dinniman: work underway on 3rd Ave. Streetscape

State Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-19) visits Third Avenue and Lincoln Highway in Coatesville where work is underway on a streetscape project related to upcoming plans for the new train station. COATESVILLE — Work is now underway on the Third Avenue Streetscape Project, the first phase of revitalization work related to the new Coatesville Train Station, state Senator Andy Dinniman announced Wednesday. Dinniman...

Kennett Sq. Council checks out new hotel plans

Borough agrees to land sale for new library By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times The Kennett Realty Group gave Borough Council its first look at a proposed hotel, to be built in the historic district of Kennett Square. KENNETT SQUARE – Plans for a new hotel in the borough’s historic district were unveiled at Monday night’s Borough Council meeting. The Kennett Realty Group presented their...

Man shoots neighbor to death after dispute

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Carter Clayton III WEST GOSHEN — A dispute between neighbors turned deadly when a man shot his next door neighbor on Box Elder Drive in the head twice, killing him immediately in the early morning hours, Tuesday. Carter Clayton III, 51, was charged with the killing of G. Brooks Jennings, after a dispute over headlights shining into Clayton’s home, just...

E. Bradford completes 2nd phase of Strode’s Mill preservation

A recent image of Strode’s Mill. Courtesy, East Bradford Township. EAST BRADFORD —The township, with support from the Friends of Strode’s Mill, has recently completed the second phase of a multi-year effort to preserve and restore the historic Strode’s Barn, a contributing resource to the Strode’s Mill National Register Listed Historic District, located at the intersection of Lenape...