Bokovitz to lead Chesco Dept. of Human Services

WEST CHESTER — Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline announce the appointment of Patrick Bokovitz as Director of the Chester County Department of Human Services, effective July 31. Bokovitz, who has served as the Director of Chester County’s Department of Community Development and the Workforce Development Board for 14 years, will be responsible for the...

Brandywine Hospital shares plans to battle opioid overdoses

CALN — Brandywine Hospital shared with the community its plans to address the Opioid Overdose issue in Chester County at an event on June 23, 2021. Event speakers included Claire Mooney, DNP, MBA, RN, CCRN, NEA-BC, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brandywine Hospital, Marian D Moskowitz, Chair, Board of Commissioners, County of Chester Commissioners’ Office, and Wei Du, MD, Chair of Psychiatry...

Chester County Color 5K run to return, Oct 9

WEST CHESTER — Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline and District Attorney Deb Ryan announce details of the fifth annual Chester County Color 5K run and walk, raising funds to combat the opioid and heroin epidemic in the county. This year’s Color 5K will take place at Everhart Park in West Chester, on Saturday October 9, 2021.  Pre-race registration...

As cases dwindle, Chesco to step down as health lead for Delco’s COVID response, Aug. 1

WEST CHESTER – As the COVID-19 crisis unfolded across southeast Pennsylvania in March, 2020, Chester County was willing to stand up to help a neighbor — Delaware County, which lacked its own Health Department — to assist in the management of the pandemic. With cases now in steep decline — largely because of high vaccination rates in the two counties — that neighborly help is no longer needed...

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...

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...

Thomas tapped to lead Coatesville Grand Prix

Lisa Thomas COATESVILLE — As community events re-emerge after year-long shutdowns, the City of Coatesville’s biggest attraction, the Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix, will return Saturday, September 18, and the City has engaged event and sports marketing professional Lisa Thomas as Event & Sponsorship Director to manage its growth. “As the region is opening up after COVID-19, the...

What To Do: Chester County set to celebrate Juneteenth

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  This weekend features a trio of significant “holidays” – Juneteenth, Father’s Day and Summer Solstice. Kennett Square’s Juneteenth Celebration (historickennettsquare.com) will be held this weekend along with other Juneteenth events at locations around Chester County. Juneteenth is an African American tradition that commemorates the June 19,...

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...