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...

County granted $3.74 million for farm preservation

At its recent meeting, the Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board awarded Chester County the highest level of funding, $3.74 million, to preserve nearly 150 more acres of farmland on two Chester County farms.  The state board announced an overall spending threshold of $38 million for the purchase of development rights from 38 farm owners state-wide – the highest spending total in...

Brandywine Hills Point to Point ready to run April 7

Horses vault the stone wall at last year’s Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point. When the warm breezes of spring waft their way into Chester County, the local fox hunting horses and folks who love them sniff the air and know it’s time for the annual point-to-point races. The 2019 Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point — scheduled for Sunday, April 7 — is one of the early ones. It offers a wide...

Commissioners rip ‘redacted’ Sunoco pipeline emergency plan

Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell view an excerpt from the heavily redacted Sunoco pipeline emergency management plan. WEST CHESTER — After many requests, and eventually demands, the Chester County Commissioners confirmed receipt Thursday by the Department of Emergency Services of the long-awaited Sunoco pipeline emergency management plan.  But...

County files suit against opioid manufacturers

The Chester County Board of Commissioners announced today that the County has filed an action to combat the devastating effects of the opioid crisis on its residents.  The County has retained the law firm Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP to file a civil lawsuit in the Federal Eastern District of Pennsylvania against drug manufacturers and distributors for their role in the opioid epidemic. ...

Commissioners celebrate National Ag Day

Chester County Commissioner Michelle Kichline, Richard Hostetter (The Farm at Doe Run), County Commissioner Terence Farrell, Kyle MacCauley (MacCauley Suffolks), David Bell (B&R Angus), Ag Council Director Hillary Krummrich, Kaitlin Bell (B&R Angus), County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners recognized the County’s agricultural economic strength...

Commissioners join lawsuit, revoke easement, taking on pipeline

(Left to right) Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell, Kathi Cozzone and Michelle Kichline on the Chester County Library property where two temporary easements for access to pipeline originally contracted to Sunoco Pipeline LP have been terminated. EXTON — The Chester County Commissioners announced today two key steps in their on-going actions against Sunoco Pipeline LP (Sunoco) regarding...

County adds 80 acres to Nottingham Park

Chester County’s Nottingham County Park has increased in size with the acquisition of 80 acres of preserved land donated by The Nature Conservancy. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners announced Monday the acquisition of 80 acres of preserved land which are attached to Nottingham County Park, and will extend the size of the park by more than 10 percent.  The additional acres were...