Study: Chester Co. rated as one of healthiest counties in U.S.

Chester County has been recognized as one of the 500 healthiest counties in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in collaboration with CVS Health.  Chester County ranks number 92 overall, based on 10 categories that drive community health, and is a top county in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  There are more than 3,000 counties and county equivalents across America. This accolade follows...

Commissioners join HUD in committing to increasing county’s affordable housing

With 350 homes affordable for low- to moderate-income families planned or recently completed, Chester County has joined a growing number of cities and counties nationwide to sign onto the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) House America program, an all-hands-on-deck effort to address the nation’s homelessness crisis. The Chester County Commissioners presented a proclamation...

Future firefighters complete final exercises towards certification

Firefighter I Training at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus. Nineteen students completing the latest Chester County Firefighter I Training Course conducted final firefighting exercises at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus.  The exercises covered search and rescue, indoor firefighting, fire attack types, auto fires, dumpster fires, and stages of fires. All exercises represent...

Rep. Houlahan hosts U.S. Commerce Secretary on high-tech tour, roundtable in Malvern

L to R: David Valletta, Vishay Executive Vice President – Worldwide Sales; Gina Raimondo, U.S. Secretary of Commerce; and Chrissy Houlahan, U.S. Representative of PA-06 viewing Vishay’s product display cases Yesterday, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-6) hosted U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimondo, and business, government, and student representatives from Chester County for a tour and roundtable...

Op/Ed: Change the tone to dignity and respect for our children’s sake

By Marian Moskowitz, Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Marian Moskowitz All of us are again dealing with our emotions over the latest senseless massacre, this one in Texas where 19 innocent children and two teachers were murdered. If you are like me, your feelings range from sadness and heartache to anger. As invariably happens after every mass shooting, the debate again begins over gun laws and...

Commissioners OK $3.2 million in Open Space Preservation and Park Improvement Grants

The 162-acre Martin Six Associates property in Elk Township is one of the recipients of a 2022 preservation grant through the Chester County Preservation Partnership Program. The Chester County Commissioners today approved the awarding of $3.2 million in open space preservation and park improvement grants. The grants are made available through Chester County’s Preservation Partnership Program, which...

County announces 2022 season of Town Tours & Village Walks

The newly opened Living History Center in the Jones Long Barn in Tredyffrin Township is the meeting location for the July 28 Town Tour & Village Walk event. For its upcoming 28th season, the 2022 Town Tours & Village Walks program offers a unique opportunity for residents and visitors to learn about the “Founding Mothers and Fathers” who played a significant role in Chester County’s history. Town...

County officials: election process running smoothly

Chester County’s Department of Voter Services reports that the vote computation process from Tuesday’s primary election continues to run smoothly with all precincts accounted for and only provisional and military/overseas civilians’ ballots still to be counted. “We prepared for this election for many months to ensure every citizen in our county not only knew their vote would be properly counted...

County officials: new home construction in ’21 hits 20-year high

A new report from the Chester County Planning Commission shows that more homes were built in the county in 2021 than in any year since 2001, and that the growth was largely driven by apartment construction. The report also said that despite soaring prices, more homes were sold than in any year since 2005. “The numbers for units built and sold and the prices for which they were sold are staggering,...

Op/Ed: Consider taking refuge in the highly entertaining films of southern India

By Eric Klein, Special to The Times Eric Klein In the quiet hamlets of southeast Pennsylvania, there’s not a whole lot of action. The former farmlands turned to residential neighborhoods don’t offer much excitement. Fortunately, we do have an IMAX movie theater in Downingtown, PA (population 7,926). I was very pleased to discover that this theater is heavily patronized by a growing Indian population...