County announces changes to antlerless deer licenses

WEST CHESTER — Hunters statewide may begin applying for antlerless deer licenses by mail beginning Monday, July 12. Chester County Treasurer Patricia Maisano, whose office processes state hunting license and permits, noted changes made to the 2021 licensing year, including an increase in the fee for the antlerless license, and an increase in the personal license limits. “Some hunters who have come...

Coatesville announces Pop Up & Shop

Coatesville’s Pop Up & Shop outdoor markets return to the City on Saturday, July 10, at 3rd Avenue and Lincoln Highway (near Rite Aid) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Launched in September 2020 to provide entrepreneurs the opportunity to take their new and emerging small businesses to the next level, Coatesville’s Pop Up & Shop markets are free and open to the public and will feature custom clothing...

State lifts masking mandate

Vector color chalk drawn illustration of medical mask on black chalkboard background. Although Pennsylvania did not make the 70% full vaccination rate (just under 75% have had at least one shot), the commonwealth lifted most mask mandates, effective Monday — although there many locations where Chester Countians will still be asked to wear a mask to battle COVID. “We are continuing to make progress...

Commissioners honor Dinniman with naming of garden

2. Senator Dinniman Garden Dedication – “The unveiling of the new sign dedicating Springton Manor Farm’s garden as the Senator Andrew Dinniman Garden. Pictured left to right are: Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline and Marian Moskowitz; former Senator Andy Dinniman; Bob McNeil, founding and current Board Chair of the Chester County Food Bank; and Commissioner Josh Maxwell.” GLENMOORE...

Chester County’s Nassib comes out as first openly gay NFL player

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Carl Nassib Chester County native Carl Nassib became the first active NFL player to come out as gay, making the announcement on his Instagram, Monday. The former Malvern Prep and Penn State star — who is now a defensive lineman for the Las Vegas Raiders — made the announcement in a video recorded in his West Chester-area home. “What’s...

County gets $34.5M in rent/utility assistance funds

WEST CHESTER — Individuals and families in Chester County who are facing challenges in paying rent and utility bills brought on by the pandemic, can receive help through the Chester County Emergency Rent & Utility Assistance Program. Earlier this year, Chester County received $34.5 million from the U.S. Department of Treasury and the PA Department of Human Services, to help cover emergency rental...

Chesco Sheriff’s Office Comfort/K-9 1st in nation to achieve national police canine therapy certification

Sgt. Janis Pickell and Comfort K-9 Marley WEST CHESTER — On June 4, Comfort K-9 Marley and his handler Sgt. Janis Pickell of the Chester County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) became the nation’s first canine team to achieve Police Service Therapy/Comfort K-9 certification through the United States Police Canine Association, Inc. (USPCA). The accreditation incorporates the first national standards and...

County: high vaccination rates have COVID case numbers falling

Chester County Health Officials announced Thursday that 83 percent of all eligible Chester County residents (age 12 and above) are partially or fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Taking it one step further, of those age 18 and over (which follows the Governor’s benchmark), 92 percent are partially or fully vaccinated.  According to county health officials, these figures indicate that Chester County...

Woodard receives scholarship for PA Act 120 Municipal Police Academy Training

Brian Woodard WEST CHESTER — In the year following the march by 4,000 people to the Historic Chester County Courthouse for a June 4, 2020 Black Lives Matter rally, positive changes continue. Brian Woodard is experiencing that change, as the second recipient of a Municipal Police Academy scholarship – a program created as a result of the march and that focuses on diversifying law enforcement in...

DCCC staff joins police cadets on final run

College staff members Darren Lipscomb (in suit & tie) Director of Outreach, Recruitment and Enrollment Services; Sara Steinman (far left in gray t-shirt), Director of Wellness, Athletics and Recreation; Mitch Murtha, Vice President, Recruitment and Enrollment Management (right in blue t-shirt behind instructors in yellow t-shirts); and Simuelle Myers, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (right,...