Commissioners OK commercial clean energy finance program

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County commissioners recently approved a resolution calling for the county to participate in C-PACE, a clean energy financing program for commercial properties. C-PACE, which stands for Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy, is a financial tool for commercial property owners to obtain low-cost, long-term financing for energy efficiency, renewable energy and water...

Op/Ed: Trump budget cuts will be devastating to Chester County

By Kathi Cozzone, Chester County Commissioner Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone It’s déjà vu all over again.  The numbers and the analyses are out and President Trump’s FY 2020 budget contains brutal cuts even more drastic than his 2018 budget.  This budget targets key federal programs that are vital to Pennsylvania counties which provide necessary human services, emergency services...

FOP to hold annual memorial service for law enforcement, May 9

WEST CHESTER — The Fraternal Order of Police, Chester County Lodge #11 will be holding its annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service on Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. at FOP Headquarters, 218 N. Church Street, West Chester, PA. “Kicking of National Police Week which begins on Sunday, FOP Lodge #11 will pay tribute to not only those law enforcement officers from Chester County who have lost their...

Commissioners celebrate 30 years of open space preservation

Chester County Commissioners Kathi Cozzone, Michelle Kichline and Terence Farrell at the Chester County Open Space Preservation 30th anniversary celebration on Thursday. NEWLIN — Surrounded by the rolling fields and wildlife of ChesLen Preserve, Chester County officials—along with the region’s leading land conservation and economic development partners—unveiled the first study on the economic...

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. ...

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,...

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.   ...

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...

Letter: Add these ‘Stars’ to your list of friends

To the Editor, When you spend decades in the same community, you realize who your friends are. Not the friends in your social circle. The friends whose work makes your community work. There is a group of real ‘Stars’ – in every community – hundreds of them across the County. They’re the elected and appointed officials who guide land use in every Township and Borough, backed up by...