Community event to battle homelessness, Aug. 22

WEST CHESTER — Decade to Doorways, Chester County’s initiative to end homelessness, is hosting a free community event on the front lawn of Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N. High Street in West Chester, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22nd.  Held as part of Decade to Doorways Week of Advocacy and Awareness, the free event will include food, live music, the Humanizing Homelessness...

Sheriff under fire over ‘like’ of FB post defending KKK, neo-Nazi groups

Updated, 4:00 p.m. With expanded comments from Caln Commissioner Josh Young By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh The Sheriff of Chester County is under fire from county Democrats, local elected officials and social media users after liking a Facebook post that suggested Klan members, Neo-Nazi’s and White Supremacists offer less of threat to...

Art Watch: The place for what’s new – The Delaware Contemporary

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This week’s Art Watch is all about an important center for the arts that most of you have never been to. The Delaware Contemporary, or DCCA, is a fascinating art center with ever-changing art installations that is located just 24 minutes from Longwood Gardens, and is free to the public and open every day except Monday. DCCA has a large parking lot, is easy...

Poll: local businesses see boost in county’s biz outlook

The Chester County Commissioners announced the results of the annual business survey, Tuesday. (l-r) Terence Farrell, Chester County Commissioner; Mike Grigalonis, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC); MaryFrances McGarrity, Senior Vice President of Business Development Services, Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC);...

The shame of silence

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Sunday night people in West Chester, Kennett Square and numerous other locations around Chester County came together to do what our president could not bring himself to do: condemn the terrorism of White Nationalists, including the attack on demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday. Instead, President Donald Trump has a new ad out attacking the media as...

Friends Association for children announces new trustees

Left to right: Matt Holliday, Serita Spadoni, Lee Bohs and Brian Boreman, all of West Chester. WEST CHESTER— Friends Association for Care & Protection of Children announces the appointment of the Executive Committee Board of Trustees, as well as the full slate of officers for 2018. Leading the Board of Trustees are Brian Boreman, Matt Holliday, Lee Bohs and Serita Spadoni. “All four of...

Man shoots neighbor to death after dispute

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Carter Clayton III WEST GOSHEN — A dispute between neighbors turned deadly when a man shot his next door neighbor on Box Elder Drive in the head twice, killing him immediately in the early morning hours, Tuesday. Carter Clayton III, 51, was charged with the killing of G. Brooks Jennings, after a dispute over headlights shining into Clayton’s home, just...

Art Watch: Late summer offers lots of cool arts options

By Caroline Roosevelt, Guest Columnist, The Times August tends to be one of the more languid months for art goers, however there’s plenty to see and do as the Chester County region transitions into its steady fall schedule. There have been plenty of positive shake ups including the address change of Karen D’Allairds’ Willowdale Art Academy to Union St in Kennett Square, as well as Mala Galleria...

County to hold pipeline safety meeting, Aug. 2

The Chester County Commissioners and County Director of Emergency Services will host a public meeting to present the County’s comprehensive preparedness plans in the event of a pipeline-related emergency incident. The public meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 and will be held in the auditorium of Lionville Middle School, 550 W. Uwchlan Avenue in Exton.   ...

Chesco welcomes Chinese Junior Journalists

The 40 China Blue Junior Journalists and their leaders with Chester County government, business, education and tourism representatives, on the steps of the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau. KENNETT SQUARE — Chester County’s cultural, business and education ties with China strengthened this week with the arrival of 40 “junior” Chinese representatives to the county. The China...