Sheriff announces promotions, new security measures

The Chester County Sheriff’s Office announces a significant boost in security measures that is strengthening the safety and security of County facilities, courts, and the community. Last week, six Chester County Sheriff’s Office individuals were promoted, taking their ceremonial oath in Courtroom 1 of the County’s Justice Center. Those promoted include Daniel Clifton, Martin Lawson, and Robert...

West Chester East wins state academic competition

Pictured from left to right are Alex Chen, Dr. Brent Jones, Ethan Altshul, Ricky He, Luke Eynon, Owen Lyons, Nathan Schlamb, Brian Schiele, and Eliot Rufe, the 2023-24 academic competition team for West Chester East High School and the 2024 Pennsylvania State Academic Champions. Chester County’s West Chester East High School took the victory at the 2024 Pennsylvania State Academic Competition on...

Holland named permanent Warden for Chester County Prison

Howard Holland At Tuesday’s public meeting, the Chester County Prison Board of Inspectors unanimously approved the appointment of Howard Holland as Warden of Chester County Prison. Commenting on the appointment, Chair of the Chester County Prison Board of Inspectors Josh Maxwell said, “In the eight months that Howard Holland has served as Acting Warden, Chester County Prison has seen improvements...

AGSD to hire Director of School Safety and Security, school police officer

At its April 25 meeting, the Avon Grove School District (AGSD) Board of Directors approved a $115,146,393 million proposed final budget for the 2024-25 school year that includes $1.62 million in numerous capital safety and security enhancements and an increased investment in mental health supports for students. The budget includes a 0% tax increase for district property owners. Over the last year,...

11 Area HS students earn Associate Degrees prior to receiving high school diplomas

In an era of escalating four-year college costs, 11 local high school students have a lot to celebrate this spring. They have earned Associate in Arts, Liberal Arts degrees from Delaware County Community College prior to completing their high school graduation requirements. Nine students from Coatesville Area School District and two students from Downingtown Area School District took advantage of Delaware...

KAPA announces deal with Chester County Disc Golf for Anson Nixon Park

The Kennett Area Park Authority (KAPA) announced Tuesday that Chester County Disc Golf (CCDG) will assume responsibility in collaboration with KAPA and its staff to maintain and promote events for the disc golf course located in Anson B. Nixon Park. CCDG club is a registered 501(c)(3) organization in the state, with a mission to help grow the sport of disc golf through community outreach, course development,...

Coatesville announces return of ‘First Fridays’

Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance announces the return of Downtown Coatesville’s highly anticipated monthly event, First Fridays, beginning May 3rd and continuing through October 2024. In partnership with City Hall, the Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance is committed to aligning resources to help drive economic growth that enables healthy community development. On the first Friday of each month...

Earth Day: County celebrates transformation of Loch Nairn into park

Meeting at the former Loch Nairn Golf Club, which has been preserved and will become a public park, are the representatives who are investing in its environmental transformation. From left to right: Chester County Commissioner Eric Roe; Drew Gilchrist, Regional Advisor for the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources; Kate Raman, Project Manager for Natural Lands; David Unger, Chair, New...

Persick named new Director for Chester County Library

Jenna Persick The Chester County Library Board of Trustees has recently announced the promotion of Jenna Persick as the next Library Director for Chester County Library and its Henrietta Hankin Branch. Ms. Persick’s appointment was made effective on April 8, 2024. Mike Skay, Chairman of the Board of Trustees says “We are thrilled to have Jenna take on the role of our new Library Director....

County introduces Human Needs Network

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz (left), Josh Maxwell (center) and Eric Roe (right) with Bridget Brown, Behavioral Health Crisis Response Program Director, and Joshua Bitler, Information & Referral Director for the new Human Needs Network of Chester County. This week, the Chester County Commissioners and the Department of Human Services unveiled the Human Needs Network of Chester County,...