County: 40,000 farm acres preserved since 1990

Chester County preserved farmland in West Nantmeal Township. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners announced Thursday an important agricultural land preservation milestone in the County: some 40,000 acres of farmland have been preserved as part of the county’s open space efforts. Since October of 1990, when the first farm successfully went into the program, Chester County’s...

Commissioner present check to Mill at Anselma

Chester County Commissioners present a check for $1,000 to representatives from The Mill at Anselma in Chester Springs. Pictured from left are: Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell and Kathi Cozzone; Mill at Anselma Board Member Ernie Holling; Will Caverly, Executive Director Designate for the Mill at Anselma; and Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Michelle Kichline. The Chester County...

Commissioners present $35K check to Community Volunteers in Medicine

Dr. Peter Thompson, CVIM Vice President Dental Affairs; Alberta Landis, CVIM Vice President Dental Services; Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell and Kathi Cozzone. (Seated left to right): Maureen Tomoschuk, President and CEO, CVIM; and Chester County Commissioner Michelle Kichline. The Chester County Commissioners presented a check for $35,000 to representatives from Community Volunteers...

Commissioners honor WCU for mental health efforts

Terence Farrell, Commissioner; Tracy Behringer, Outreach, County Mental Health/Intellectual & Development Disabilities (MH/IDD) Office; Candy Craig, Deputy Administrator, MH; Leanne Valentine, WCU, Mental Health Services; Michelle Kichline, Commissioner; Amanda Blue, Outreach Manager, WCU, College of Health Sciences; Linda Cox, Administrator, MH/IDD; Kathi Cozzone, Commissioner. WEST CHESTER...

Mixed Media: Art coming up everywhere for spring

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times Did you get out for the May First Friday last weekend? I made it down to Carspecken and Scott on Thursday night for the opening of Frances Roosevelt’s solo exhibit of recent work. The gallery was bustling! A work by Olga Nelson In addition to that, the Square Pear Fine Art Gallery (formerly Mala Galleria) made its debut with its new name last week....

Joseph Kennedy III to speak in West Chester, May 30

U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III. Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) will visit Chester County on Wednesday, May 30 to present keynote remarks at “Vision of the Future”, being held at West Chester University at 5:00pm. He is the first premier guest the Chester County Young Democrats welcome to encourage political awareness and involvement ahead of the 2018 midterms.   ...

County: when in doubt, throw it out

Please, please throw it out! That may not be the message you want to hear near Earth Day, but the truth is “too zealous recyclers have contaminated the recyclables with trash.”  They are ruining the ability to market the material nationwide. Chester County residents are great recyclers, but shouldn’t be tempted to be too passionate putting items in the bin that do not belong and “trashing”...

Dog licenses are past due for 2018

WEST CHESTER – The Chester County Treasurer’s Office is issuing a notice that all dog owners in the county should, by now, have purchased licenses for their pets for 2018.  The notice comes in anticipation of canvassing in the county by the Dog Warden during the month of May. All dogs age three months or older must be licensed by January 1 of each year. The fee is $6.50 for each spayed or...

Chesco opens tactical firing range for first responders

Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell, Michelle Kichline and Kathi Cozzone with President of the Chester County Police Chiefs Association, Chief Shane Clark, and Director of the Chester County Department of Emergency Services, Bobby Kagel. SOUTH COATESVILLE — Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell were joined by more representatives of the first...

Mixed Media: The School exhibition edition

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times Summer vacation hasn’t started yet, but several art locations are hosting collections of student art from the 2017-2018 school year and you should make your way over to check them out. Here’s a listing of the local offerings, as well as a few other upcoming events. First off, because it’s happening TODAY, I should mention that the Delaware College...