Chesco donations to hurricane victims top 160,000 pounds

Damage as captured by Chester County Sheriff’s deputies in Port Aransas, Texas — a small community on Mustang Island, across from Corpus Christi, where Hurricane Harvey made landfall. Days after area first-responders returned from delivering 68,000 pounds of donations to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, they began setting up a similar effort for Hurricane Irma’s Florida victims –...

CASD board approves 5-year contract for Taschner

Members of the public questioned, ‘why now?’ By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times Teachers, parents and taxpayers filled the auditorium at Coatesville Area Senior High School as the school board of directors voted to renew superintendent Dr. Cathy Taschner’s contract for five years. CALN – Last week, teachers, parents and taxpayers packed the auditorium at Coatesville...

Man wanted in police run-over attempt

Tyrell Winchester Local police are asking for the public’s help in apprehending a Philadelphia man charged with attempting to run over a Willistown police officer Thursday night. Tyrell Winchester is wanted for attempted murder and related charges after reportedly trying to run over a police officer in an allegedly stolen vehicle. Winchester was last seen in Ridley Creek State Park in Delaware...

What To Do: Chester County Studio Tour keeps on growing

Also: Food truck fest in Kennett Square, Sunday By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Nancy Swope is just one of the many Chester County artists featured during this weekend’s Chester county Studio Tour. With a weather forecast that indicates a very good chance for conditions ranging from unpleasant to downright dismal (high of 57 degrees and 100 per cent chance of rain), it might not...

PennDOT plans road, lane closures next week

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that travel restrictions will occur next week on Route 52 (Lenape Road), U.S. 30, U.S. 1 and U.S. 202 in Chester County, for bridge repairs, median stabilization and patching operations.  The work schedule, which is weather dependent, is:    Send article as PDF   

United Way kicks off PB&J drive

United Way of Chester County and the Chester County Food Bank are teaming up again this year for the second annual Community PB&J For United Way Drive. Last year’s friendly competition between competing groups helped raise over 2.5 tons of needed peanut butter and jelly items for local food pantries. The Matt Gorham Team of Keller Williams (Pictured) reigned as the 2015 PB&J King, singlehandedly...

Caln man charged with sexually abusing children

Christopher Guiseppe A Caln man faces charges that he sexually abused three children under age 10 and authorities say they worry that he might have abused more children and are asking the public to come forward if they have additional information. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the arrest of Christopher Guiseppe Thursday on charges that he sexually abused multiple children. ...

Finding good borne out of a profound loss

Memorial 5K for Jacinda Miller keeps her legacy alive By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times This past Sunday, I had the honor of wearing two hats at the Chester County Half-Marathon and Memorial 5K – volunteer and journalist. Jacinda Miller was my friend. We were neighbors and birthday buddies, our sons went to school together, we saw each other every day at the bus stop, we also carpooled...

On Stage: The Atomic Bitchwax rocks it old school

Everybody Panic! among hard rocking acts hitting the area this weekend By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Atomic Bitchwax brings their old-school, driving rock sound to Kung Fu Necktie, Friday. The Atomic Bitchwax is a band without any pretensions. The hard-rocking trio doesn’t use any gimmicks, never subscribes to the flavor-of-the-month and refuses to give less than its best —...

Taylor No More: it’s Kennett Library

But Bayard Taylor name to live on at future, new library location The Bayard Taylor Memorial Library will officially become the Kennett Library on June 7. KENNETT SQUARE — After many months of debate, discussion and major changes to the regional composition of the library board, the trustees of the Bayard Taylor Memorial Library voted Tuesday to formally rename the facility The Kennett Library,...