Dunlap named as interim CASD superintendent

Dr. Richard Dunlap The Coatesville Area School District has a new leader — at least on an interim basis — Dr. Richard Dunlap has been tapped to take over the district after the resignation earlier this summer of Dr. Cathy Taschner. The CASD board voted this week to hire Dunlap at a rate of $17,000 per month while the search for a new superintendent is conducted.    Send...

State Police seeks horse donations for mounted patrol unit

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania State Police is asking the community for donations of horses to support its mounted patrol unit. The department maintains a stable at the Academy in Hershey and relies on donations to fill a complement of 28 horses. The animals are deployed statewide for searches, crowd control, security, and patrol of remote areas. They also participate in parades, demonstrations...

Volunteer to tutor an adult student

By Mimi Burstein, Special to The Times Chin Wei Huang (left) with tutor Laura Jenkins. Library users may have noticed several pairs of adults in the Reference section, deep in quiet conversation, poring over books, laptops, and papers together. In many cases, they are student-tutor pairs, working with the Adult Tutoring program based in the Chester County Library.  The program is a partnership...

Fellow commissioners surprise Cozzone with service pup named in her honor

Commissioners Terence Farrell, Kathi Cozzone and Michelle Kichline, with Kathi the Canine Partners for Life service puppy, named by Commissioners Kichline and Farrell in honor of her colleague Commissioner Cozzone. WEST CHESTER — A traditional charity check presentation at today’s Chester County Commissioners’ public sunshine meeting included an element of surprise for one Commissioner.  ...

Registration Opens for Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix

COATESVILLE — Start your engines! Registration is now open for drivers and owners of vintage race cars and motorcycles who would like to compete in the Fourth Annual Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix on Saturday, September 21 from 8:30am to 5pm. Registration deadline is August 31, 2019. Vendors and sponsors are also welcome to register. The event is expected to attract 5,000 people...

Jaycees name Urscheler one of 10 Outstanding Young Americans

Phoenixville Mayor Peter Urscheler JCI USA, commonly known as the Jaycees, is pleased to announce Mayor Peter Urscheler has been named as one of the 2019 Ten Outstanding Young Americans. Urscheler is one of only ten individuals nationwide who will be honored at the 81st annual black-tie awards ceremony on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at the Omni Hotel in Corpus Christi, Texas.   ...

DA’s Office announces arrest of two state Constables over pipeline work

Michael Robel (left) and Kareen Johnson. Just days after a loud boom startled pipeline neighbors — an incident now under investigation — county law enforcement authorities arrested two state Constables for misusing their elected positions on behalf of the Mariner East II pipeline. Chester County District Attorney Chief of Staff Charles Gaza announced the arrest of two state constables for illegally...

Shusterman, other legislators call for special session on gun violence

State Rep. Melissa Shusterman In response to the massacres in El Paso and Dayton, State Rep. Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery, is one of several House Democrats urging Gov. Tom Wolf to call a special joint session of the legislature to address gun violence and extremism in the wake of two mass shootings within 13 hours of each other last weekend. Shusterman, accompanied by members of the...

Mariner East II ‘Backfire’ startles W. Goshen residents, minor home damage reported

Hundreds of West Goshen residents reported Monday night being startled by a loud, house shaking boom from the Mariner East pipeline. While Energy Transfer, the company building and operating Mariner East and Mariner East II, claimed it was little more than the sound of a car backfire: “During routine maintenance at our Boot Station in West Goshen Twp., there was a backfire on a flare at approximately...

Conversation with Commissioners — and ice cream in August

Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell announce the location of the next “Conversations with the Commissioners” evening, part of a series of informal open-forum gatherings held throughout Chester County during the year.  Moving from the usual “coffee and conversation” theme, the Commissioners are offering “ice cream and conversation” during...