Commissioners salute County Planning Month

The Chester County Commissioners offered a proclamation during Tuesday’s Sunshine meeting honored County Planning Month. WEST CHESTER — At today’s public Sunshine Meeting, the Chester County Commissioners presented a proclamation for National Community Planning Month, recognizing the efforts of local, county, and regional planners who manage the growth and change of Chester County, providing...

Legislative candidates forums, Oct. 8 & 15

WEST CHESTER — State legislative candidates are slated to appear at a candidate forum at St. Paul’s Baptist Church,. The event on both nights starts at 6:30 p.m. At each forum, 7 candidates for PA Senate and House will field questions from the organizers on issues like education, environment, and firearms, as well as questions from the audience.    Send article as...

United Way’s hellebush to retire at year’s end

Claudia Hellebush United Way of Chester County President & CEO Claudia Hellebush has announced she will retire at the end of this year after working for the community mobilizing organization for 23 years and serving as its President and CEO for the past 15 years. Under Claudia’s leadership, United Way of Chester County transitioned from a traditional fundraising operation to a full-service,...

DA to hold parent discussion on school shootings at WC East, Sept. 25

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County District Attorney’s Office (the “DAO”) is presenting a program on school shootings to parents and teachers throughout Chester County. The Chester County school districts are coordinating with the DAO on this program. The next school shootings presentation is at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at West Chester East High School. The school shootings...

Authorities continue investigation into Bellingham killings

Bruce Rogal A man, after attempting to kill his ex-wife on the day their divorce became final, apparently killed his aged parents at an East Goshen Assisted Living facility, before leading police on a deadly chase, with gunfire exchanged before being found dead, Wednesday night. The man, Bruce Rogal, age 59, allegedly killed his parents in the Bellingham retirement community in East Goshen on Wednesday...

Arrest announced in W. Fallowfield slaying

Hakeem Smith Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the arrest of an Oxford man in the slaying of a man whose body was discovered in West Fallowfield last week. Hogan announced Wednesday morning that Hakeem Smith faces charges  for the murder of Sam Algarin on Sept. 13. Algarin’s lifeless body was found on the side of the road in West Fallowfield Township, dead from a single...

UCF board get closer look at proposed campus improvements and costs

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times Part of the proposal would reconfigure parking at Unionville High School and add new fields and facilities to the campus. EAST MARLBOROUGH — K&W Consultants, the firm hired earlier this year to examine the Unionville Elementary and Patton/High School traffic flow, parking and athletic facilities came back in front of the Unionville-Chadds Ford Board...

15 UHS students named as National Merit Semi Finalists

15 seniors at Unionville High School were named National Merit Semi-Finalists. EAST MARLBOROUGH — A total of 15 Unionville High School students were named today as National Merit Semi-Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented...

Roe urges school to apply for safety grants

State Rep. Eric Roe (R-158) Rep. Eric Roe (R-158) is encouraging schools to apply for funding to help with safety equipment and resources from the new School Safety and Security Grant Program by Oct. 12 to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, which is administering the new program. “As a parent myself, I understand the importance of preserving our children’s safety at all times,...

Phoenixville get $1.5M state grant for community center

On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf approved a $1.5 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant for a new Phoenixville Community Center.  This is one of three projects approved in Chester County under the RACP Program. The new proposed community center will be approximately 34,000 square feet of multi-use space to house the Parks and Recreation Department,...