On Stage: Marianas Trench gets deep into its work

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Marianas Trench Marianas Trench, an indie-pop band based in British Columbia, broke into the Canadian music scene in 2006, met with immediate success and has been riding high north of the border ever since. The four-piece band from Vancouver — Josh Ramsay (lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, pianist, songwriter), Matt Webb (lead guitarist, backing...

Burke tapped to lead county Voter Services

Sandra Burke WEST CHESTER — Sandra Burke, of Phoenixville, has been appointed by the Chester County Commissioners as the new Director of Chester County’s Department of Voter Services. Burke previously served as Assistant Director and Interim Director of Chester County Voter Services.  She is skilled in the PA Election Code and election programming activities and was instrumental in the certification...

Commissioners OK $3.8M in open space grants

The Chester County Commissioners marked Earth Day today with the announcement of $3.8 million in open space preservation grants.  The grants, approved unanimously at the County’s public meeting earlier this month, are made available through the Conservancy and Municipal Grant Programs. This commitment of County funds will help leverage an additional $5.7 million of non-County funds. ...

Letter: Linn is most qualified person to run for Region 1 AG board

To The Editor, Without question, Dorothy Linn, is the most qualified person to run for Avon Grove Board of Directors, Region 1.  As a lifelong educator, Dorothy has demonstrated a passion and dedication for public education. As a retired teacher, principal, superintendent and mother, Dorothy brings unparalleled perspective and experience to the Avon Grove School Board of Directors. Dorothy is...

County to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

pills Chester County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services is spreading community awareness for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day taking place this Saturday, April 27th. Organized nationwide by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), National Prescription Drug Take Back Day provides temporary local sites for safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs,...

On Stage: No need to ‘Cringe’ at this act

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Cringe There are times when fans head to a show to see one of their favorites as headliner and cringe if they have to sit through an opening act. When fans head to The Keswick Theater (291 N. Keswick Avenue, Glenside, 215-572-7650, www.keswicktheatre.com) on April 23 to attend Tesla’s “Shock USA Tour,” I they get there early, they’ll see...

Dog wardens to canvass for licenses this week

The Chester County Treasurers Office is issuing a courtesy notice that dog wardens will canvass homes in Chester County the week of April 22nd to ensure all dog owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs.  All dogs three months or older must be licensed by January 1 of each year.  The fee is $6.50 for each spayed or neutered dog and $8.50 for other dogs. Seniors who are...

Chester County to celebrate 30 years of open space preservation

Chester County residents are invited to attend a celebration that will mark the 30th anniversary of the open space preservation program in this county and recognize the economic benefits of these efforts. The Chester County Open Space Summit will take place from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the Lenfest Center at ChesLen Preserve, 1199 Cannery Road, Coatesville.   ...

DA candidate Ryan backs bills to support abuse victims

Deb Ryan Deb Ryan, Democratic candidate for Chester County District Attorney, fully supports the Pennsylvania legislature’s efforts to support domestic abuse and sexual abuse survivors. Ryan states, “PA House Bill 962, the PA House proposed Pennsylvania Constitutional Amendment, and Act 79 are three very important pieces of legislation to protect our commonwealth’s citizens.” House bill...

Commissioners file suit against Sunoco over pipeline construction

WEST CHESTER — Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell, and the County of Chester have filed a civil lawsuit against Sunoco Pipeline LP regarding the Mariner East pipeline project.  The Commissioners and the County are seeking a permanent injunction against Sunoco relating to the company’s disregard of the language of supplemental permanent easements...