County adds 80 acres to Nottingham Park

Chester County’s Nottingham County Park has increased in size with the acquisition of 80 acres of preserved land donated by The Nature Conservancy. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners announced Monday the acquisition of 80 acres of preserved land which are attached to Nottingham County Park, and will extend the size of the park by more than 10 percent.  The additional acres were...

WalkWorks Chesco! gets to four billion steps

Chester County clocks up four billion steps towards healthier living. Pictured (left to right): Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell; Ashley Orr, Chester County Health Department; Jeanne Casner, Director, Chester County Health Department; Commissioners Michelle Kichline and Kathi Cozzone; Erin Brown, Chester County Health Department. At their Sunshine Meeting public work session last week,...

Zanin named Chesco Open Space Director

Brianne Zanin Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell announce the appointment of Brianne Zanin as Director of Chester County’s Department of Open Space Preservation, effective February 4, 2019.  Zanin, 34, moves to this new role following six years as Deputy Director of the County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation. As Director of Open Space...

Bookman announces run for Prothonotary

Debbie Bookman Debbie Bookman, current Coatesville City Council Member, has announced that she will seek election for Chester County Prothonotary. The office of the Prothonotary processes all civil litigation filings for the Court of Common Plea. Debbie has over 20 years experience in strategic planning and administrative operations. Currently employed by ECRI Institute in Plymouth Meeting, PA...

Pocopson Home gets 5-star rating from CMS

Pocopson Home residents and staff celebrate the facility’s 5-star rating with five gold star balloons. Front row (l to r): Resident Diane Graham; Alicia Cellucci, Director of Nursing; residents Allan Schwartz and Jack McCullough; Back row (l to r): Resident Richard Dilworth; Sandy Bassick, Director of Social Services; Tony Lobb, Resident Assessment Coordinator; resident Betty Allen; Pocopson...

Chester County continues focus on suicide prevention

For more than a decade, suicide rates have been on the rise across the United States, with thousands of lives lost each year. Sadly, Chester County, despite being rated one of the healthiest counties in the Commonwealth, is not immune. The tragedy of suicide was spotlighted in Chester County this month with the death of a local student, one of several persons under age 21 years to die by suicide...

OIC to help establish employee pipeline to area businesses

Pictured from left: Chester County Commissioner, Michelle H. Kichline, Joyce Chester – CCOIC President and CEO, Linda Lavender Norris – Coatesville City Council, Dan Williams – State Representative, CC Commissioner Terrance Farrell center, Gary Hess – CCOIC Board Chair, James Haynes – President, OIC America, CC Commissioner Kathi Cozzone. COATESVILLE — Chester County Opportunities...

Chester County celebrates preservation of 500th farm

: Chester County Commissioners visit 500th preserved farm. From left to right: Commissioner Terence Farrell; Commissioner Michelle Kichline; farm owner Gerald Rohrer; Commissioner Kathi Cozzone; and Cindy Rohrer. Chester County signed contracts on the preservation of its 500th farm this week, bringing the total number of farm acres preserved in the county to just under 40,000.  In total, more...

County wins award for financial reporting

County Controller Margaret Reif (seated center) and staff in the Chester County Controller’s Office, who were awarded the Certificate for Excellence in Financial Reporting. Seated, left and right: Carol Pollitz and Anitha Rajagopal Rao; Back row, left to right: Tacie Himelright, Jenny Suryani, Catherine Advincula and Bob Park. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Controller’s Office received...

DA adds three to prosecution staff

Three new Assistant District Attorneys have joined the Chester County District Attorney’s Office. Stefanie Friedman, Kaitlyn Macaulay, and Scott Werner were sworn in before the Honorable Allison Bell Royer. District Attorney Hogan stated, “Chester County is fortunate to add these three prosecutors to our team. We seek the best and brightest prosecutors, and then try to make them even...