Chesco joins regional renewable power effort

WEST CHESTER — Imagine a renewable energy facility that could produce enough electricity for Chester, Bucks, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties. The Chester County Commissioners brought that possibility a step closer by signing a memorandum of understanding to participate in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Power Agreement Partnership. The Commissioners are joining their neighboring counterparts...

Coatesville hosting open interview day for manufacturing job seekers, Aug. 28

Exton-based United Safety & Survivability Corporation is teaming up with the City of Coatesville to host an open interview day for manufacturing job seekers on Saturday, August 28, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Coatesville City Hall, One City Hall Place, Coatesville, PA. There is a $750 signing bonus awarded to eligible hired candidates. Candidates will interview directly with Human Resources...

Sikorsky to close Coatesville helicopter plant, 240 jobs to be lost

Lockheed Martin announced Thursday that it would close the Sikorsky helicopter plant in the Coatesville area — near Chester County Airport in Valley — with the loss of some 240 local jobs. Not surprisingly, many of the elected officials who brokered a deal to keep the plant open in 2019 expressed anger and frustration at the decision — including U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-6), who fought to...

County: Community support has made all the difference in year since Ashwood Apartments fire

On Tuesday, Chester County issued the following statement, thanking many members of the local community for their support in assisting the victims of the Ashwood Apartment fire a little more than a year ago: On Thursday, July 30 2020, fire devastated the Ashwood Apartment building in North Coventry Township, Chester County, completely destroying 45 homes, displacing 50 families and leaving 100 men,...

Chesco seeks consultant to develop specialized pipeline hazard emergency plan

WEST CHESTER — At the request of the Chester County Commissioners, the Chester County Department of Emergency Services has prepared a Request for Proposal (RFP) to specialist contractors, for the development of a natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline hazard-specific addition to the Chester County Emergency Operations Plan.  The RFP also calls for the development of tools to better prepare the public...

Leight named as new Hillendale principal

Joshua Leight The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District announced the appointment of  Joshua Leight as the new Hillendale Elementary School Principal. The UCF Board approved Leight at the August 9 School Board Work Session. Leight is currently the principal of Pennell Elementary School in the Penn-Delco School District. Prior to becoming a principal in 2018, Leight was a 4th grade teacher at Parkside...

Coatesville Grand Prix returning for 2021

Images from the 2019 Coatesville Grand Prix. COATESVILLE — The City of Coatesville is eagerly preparing to welcome visitors back to one of the country’s few remaining vintage motor sport events. The iconic Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix returns for its fifth year on Saturday, September 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. www.coatesvillegrandprix.com Spectators...

DCCC moves to wipe out past-due tuition bills for students

To remove financial barriers that may hinder students from completing their education or training, Delaware County Community College is using U.S. pandemic relief funds to eliminate the outstanding balances of current students with past-due tuition bills. The College devoted $1.2 million it received in U.S. Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) to pay off the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 debt...

Aug. 12 is Career Link Day

The PA Department of Labor and Industry has declared August 12th as “PA CareerLink Day – Join the Workforce PA” and Chester County is joining in this state-wide recognition.  A Chester County Partner Resource Fair, held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on August 12, will highlight the services that Chester County residents can take advantage of, if they are looking to join, or re-enter the workforce. The...

CDC to Chesco residents: time to wear masks in public, indoor settings again

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Vector color chalk drawn illustration of medical mask on black chalkboard background. Well, it was nice while it lasted — it is time to break out the masks again, thanks to the rapid spread of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus.  As of Thursday afternoon, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is now recommending that all residents of Chester County...