Study: Barnard House unsuitable for Pocopson’s township building

Updated to note that the study is not complete as yet, nor available for public inspection. By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times The Barnard House. Times file photo. POCOPSON – The Township Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday, Oct. 30, had the Barnard House and the “feasibility study” as a regular agenda item as it has for a long time but it will now be listed as “facilities update.” ...

1,000-plus turn out for Chesco Color Run

: A countdown and color blasters marked the start of the Chester County Color 5K with more than 900 participants. Chester County residents of all ages came out to Everhart Park, and ran and walked the streets of West Chester Borough to raise funds to help fight the opioid and heroin crisis in the county. Photo by Benni Grigoli. WEST CHESTER — More than 1,000 race participants and supporters of...

County seeks input from residents at meeting on Landscapes3

Chester County residents attended a Landscapes3 public meeting at the West Whiteland Township Building on Oct. 26. WEST WHITELAND – When it comes to planning Chester County’s future, there are many voices and viewpoints about ways to balance preservation with growth. That’s why the Chester County Planning Commission recently conducted a public meeting about Landscapes3, the county’s next...

Commissioners add funds to opioid fight

Commissioner Terence Farrell, Commissioner Michelle Kichline and Commissioner Kathi Cozzone (far right) present a check for $20,000 to Vince Brown, Director of the Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners presented a check for $20,000 to Vince Brown, Director of the County’s Department of Drug and Alcohol Services as further endorsement...

The Times’ Magazine: A sit down with Carolyn Comitta

Editor’s note: this is the first of what we hope will be a regular, magazine style feature on either a subject or personality of interest to Chester County. Like a true magazine feature, it is long-form and written from the author’s perspective. We welcome your comments, suggestions for future such pieces and input. State Rep. Carolyn Comitta (D-156) By Emily Pisano, Special to The...

Chesco donations to hurricane victims top 160,000 pounds

Damage as captured by Chester County Sheriff’s deputies in Port Aransas, Texas — a small community on Mustang Island, across from Corpus Christi, where Hurricane Harvey made landfall. Days after area first-responders returned from delivering 68,000 pounds of donations to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, they began setting up a similar effort for Hurricane Irma’s Florida victims –...

St. Michael’s rises against hunger

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times Some of the many volunteers who gathered at St. Michael’s Sunday to prepare meals, including Asst. Pastor Adrienne Meier, on the right. EAST MARLBOROUGH — October 22 was a picture-perfect day; 70 degrees, sunny, low humidity with a clear blue sky.  Many spent what could be the last Indian summer Sunday of the year enjoying the outdoors. But instead,...

Chester County to participate in drug takeback day, Oct. 28

WEST CHESTER — Chester County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services is spreading community awareness for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day taking place this Saturday, October 28th. Organized nationwide by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), National Prescription Drug Take Back Day provides temporary local sites for safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription...

UCF seeks to balance safety and students free speech rights

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — In this world of the internet and technology, how does a school district strike a balance between protecting itself and the responsibility to create safe learning environments with students’ right to free speech?  That was the issue raised by a first reading of policy 815, “Acceptable Use of the Electronic Communication System”...

Dinniman: Equine industry helps drive local economy

Dr. Barbara Dallap-Schaer, Medical Director of the New Bolton Center (right) with Senator Dinniman (center) and Pa. Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding (left) during a tour of the New Bolton Center. EAST MARLBOROUGH — The equine industry spends $546 million annually on goods, services, wages and salaries in Southeastern Pennsylvania, according to a new study conducted by Delaware Valley...