DASD community invited to attend a virtual focus group on January 24

The Downingtown Area School District (DASD) is in the process of reviewing their communication initiatives and is seeking input from school personnel, parents and the community through a series of focus groups. Focus group participants will share their perceptions about the district as well as its communications strategy. Parents, staff and students have been invited to attend focus groups via the...

Blue light to shine at Chesco court house to recognize National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

One of the six pillars of Chester County’s Historic Courthouse will shine in blue light on January nights beginning the evening of January 11, 2022—National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The single lighted pillar represents an estimated one in six children who were reported as endangered runaways and were likely victims of sex trafficking (National Center for Missing & Exploited Children,...

DCCC registration open for new students

Registration for spring classes at Delaware County Community College begins today, November 1 for current students and the following Monday, November 8 for new students. Spring classes will be offered in person and online. Several online learning formats are available in addition to the College’s many traditional classroom options. For new students, Registration Rush (Monday, November 8 through Saturday,...

Chesco Commissioners recognize Envirothon winners

Academy at West Fallowfield Christian School seniors earned the title of first place winners and champions of the 2021 Chester County Envirothon student competition. Pictured here, from left to right, seniors Jacob Hershey, Bryce Engle, Rose Rowe, Dustin Kauffman and Joey DellaPenna will represent Chester County at the Pennsylvania State Envirothon on May 10 and 11. Chester County Commissioners Marian...

Pa., Chesco pause use of J&J COVID vaccine

Following a recommendation from the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), both the state of Pennsylvania and Chester County announced Tuesday that their respective health departments would pause vaccinations using the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, pending a study of a rare but dangerous blood clotting issue that may be related to the...

Obituaries: Lynn Louise Jamieson

Lynn Louise Jamieson Lynn Louise Jamieson, 65, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed peacefully at home with her daughters by her side on February 22, 2021 at 7:33am. Lynn was born in Kennett Square, PA on April 28, 1955 to Barbara and Jerry Donohoe. She was a graduate of Kennett Square High School, class of ’73. She went on to earn a B.S. in Health and Phys. Ed. at West Chester State College, class of...

VA holds on the spot enrollment event, March 6

CALN — The Coatesville VA Medical Center will host a health care enrollment event for Veterans on Saturday March 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. Veterans have the opportunity to enroll for health care on-the-spot through VA and are encouraged to bring a copy of their DD-214 if available. Veterans may: –  Enroll on-the-spot for VA health care –  Schedule a Primary Care Appointment – ...

Obituaries: Joseph Edward Falker

Joseph Edward Falker Joseph Edward Falker, age 76 of Milton, DE, passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Beebe Healthcare, in Lewes, DE. He was born on August 10, 1944 in Queens, NY, son of the late Joseph E. and Dorothy (Maurer) Falker. Mr. Falker formerly of Downingtown, PA, moved to Milton, DE two years ago. He grew up in the St. Margaret’s Parish in Middle Village, NY. Mr. Falker honorably...

Chesco recognized for performance management leadership

Chester County Government has added a consecutive national recognition for performance management leadership to its list of accolades.  The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) last week bestowed a second Certificate of Achievement to the county, recognizing Chester County’s use of performance data in local government management, including training, verification and public reporting...

Caln recognized as certified sustainable municipality

Caln Township announced today it is among a select group of high performing municipalities to become certified through the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification program. Caln Township is recognized at the Silver level of certification for meeting the program’s rigorous performance criteria which track 131 policies and practices that define a sustainable community. The Sustainable Pennsylvania...