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...

What To Do: You won’t have to ‘Labor’ to find fun this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The clues have been showing up all week – kids are back in school, evening temperatures have been cool, a change is in the air. In case you haven’t noticed, summer is sneaking out the back door. And, in case you haven’t noticed, we’re already into September. Today is September 1 — the first Friday of the month.    Send...

Home Sweet Home: Chesco Dems buy long-time office

CCDC Secretary David Rhoads, Executive Committee Member Jim Salvas, Vice Chair Lani Frank, Chair Brian J. McGinnis, Treasurer Lisa Longo. WEST CHESTER — For decades, the Chester County Democratic Committee longed to buy a permanent home — and now they don’t even have to pack up to get it done. The county committee announced Saturday that it had reached agreement to purchase its long-time...

What To Do: First Friday fun for everyone

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The first Friday of the month is a good time to spend an evening in Kennett Square, West Chester or Lancaster – a time to enjoy special First Friday activities. Kennett Square will celebrate First Friday with its Art Stroll (downtown Kennett Square, http://historickennettsquare.com) from 6-9 p.m. on August 4. The event celebrates the local art scene with...

National Night Out events slated around county

Begun more than three decades ago by the National Association of Town Watches (NATW), National Night Out, an annual event observed by a multitude of police departments in Chester County, is designed to promote police-citizen partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Its goal: making communities safer and better connected. The National Night Out campaign involves citizens, law-enforcement agencies,...

Verwey joins Gawthrop Greenwood as partner

Anthony T. Verwey WEST CHESTER — Gawthrop Greenwood, a full-service law firm with offices in West Chester and Wilmington, DE, announced that Anthony T. Verwey has joined the firm as a partner. Verwey will focus his practice in the firm’s Municipal and Land Use Department, where he will represent municipalities, appointed officials, school districts, developers and private clients as the firm...

Sheriffs, U.S. Marshalls apprehend ‘sucker punch’ suspect

Barry Baker WEST CHESTER — The former East Fallowfield man charged with sucker punching a man with cerebral palsy in front of a borough 7-11 has been taken into custody, Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh announced Monday morning. According to authorities, the Chester County Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the Chester County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, working with...

‘Sucker Punch’ suspect now wanted on unrelated warrants

Barry Baker The hits just keep on coming for Barry Baker, the former East Fallowfield man accused of sucker punching a disabled man in front of a West Chester 7-11 earlier this month: now he’s wanted for alleged violation of his probation/parole on a previous theft charge as well other warrants. To add to the misery for Baker, who quickly has gotten infamy around the world after video of...

Man charged with taunting, punching disabled man in W. Chester

An East Fallowfield man is charged with punching a disabled man in front of a West Chester 7-11. The Times has blurred the image of the victim’s face to protect his identity. Updated, 5/23, 2:30 p.m.: Corrects suspect’s town of residence, based on new information from his arraignment, Tuesday. WEST CHESTER — A Delaware man faces charges that he taunted and then sucker punched a man...

Volunteers needed for Benchmark Cycling Classic

The final moments of the 2016 Benchmark Cycling Classic — and the 2017 event looks to be even more exciting. But the event needs local volunteers to help put it on. WEST CHESTER — When the Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic hits the streets of downtown West Chester on Saturday, August 12, hundreds of volunteers will form the backbone of the event. Over its 12-year history, the event has...