Happy Thanksgiving, but take care on the roadways

The Thanksgiving holiday week is one of the busiest times of the year on Chester County’s highways. State officials and safety experts are offering a tips on how you can get “over the river and through the woods” to spend time with friends and family this week, safely. State Police kicked off their annual “Click it or Ticket” enforcement drive Monday — strongly encouraging...

Phoenixville honored for Commitment to Community

PHOENIXVILLE — At the November Borough Council Meeting, the Borough of Phoenixville accepted a prize check from Dallas Data Systems, Inc. for being the winner of their 2018 Commitment to Community Contest. The Commitment to Community Contest allows municipalities to enroll their community projects or charities, and then encourages their community to vote for their project in hopes of winning...

Commissioners schedule public hearing on Landscapes3

Chester County residents encouraged to attend and take part in a public hearing on Landscapes3, the plan that will update Chester County’s priorities for how the county will balance growth and preservation over the next 10 years. The Chester County Commissioners will hold the hearing on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 7 p.m. at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N. High St., West Chester. ...

Emergency Response Team honored by DA

The Chester County Regional Emergency Response Team (the “CCRERT”), one of Chester County’s SWAT teams, received a District Attorney’s Commendation for bravery and outstanding teamwork. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan presented the award to the team on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Fittingly, the SWAT team was presented the award in the middle of a long training day, as they...

Crime Victims’ Center honors Fegley, Ciliberto

[1] John Slauch (CVC Board President); Mike Noone (First Deputy District Attorney); Jim Ciliberto (Chester County Detectives); and Christine Zaccarelli, Esquire (CEO of CVC) pose with Ciliberto who won the Inaugural Peggy Gusz Victims’ Advocacy Legacy Award for his advocacy efforts over the years.WEST CHESTER —The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc. celebrated its 45th anniversary...

UCF facilities plan starts to take shape

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times A postcard sent to residents about the proposed facilities plan. This past spring, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board hired a consultant to recommend the best use of roads, parking areas, and athletic facilities located on the high school, middle school and Unionville Elementary campuses (the Grounds Plan).   Since then, the proposal has been discussed...

Rahn named Deputy County Administrator

Kara Rahn WEST CHESTER — Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell announce the appointment of Kara Rahn as Deputy County Administrator effective November 26th. Rahn, 41, moves to this new role from the Department of Voter Services, where she has served as Director for nearly three years. As Deputy County Administrator, Rahn will support County Administrator...

Commissioners make $450K investment in Coatesville Library

Chester County Commissioners invest more than $450,000 in Coatesville Area Public Library. From left to right: Pat Bokovitz, Director, Chester County Department of Community Development; County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone; Coatesville Area Public Library Director Penny Williams; County Commissioners Terence Farrell and Michelle Kichline; Nakea Morris, Board President, Coatesville Area Public Library;...

Pulse Point saves a life in Kennett Square

Longwood Fire Company Lieutenant Bas de Vries KENNETT SQUARE — During the evening of November 7 in the heart of downtown Kennett Square a man endured a frightening experience. He found a friend in her car; she looked like she was dead. The man immediately called 911, the first step in the “Chain of Survival” that triggered a complex series of notifications. According to the American Heart...

Chester County Democrats enjoy local Tsunami

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Chester County’s  Democrats made strong gains in legislative races Tuesday, winning a clear majority of State House seats and picking up a pair of state Senate seats — not to mention electing a Democrat to represent the entire county in 2019 as well as electing another Democrat to serve the southern part of the county almost immediately. While the “Blue...