Commissioners announce COVID grants to county school districts

Chester County Commissioners allocate $10 million in CARES funds to support public schools in Chester County impacted by COVID-19. Pictured with a check for $10 million presented to the Chester County Intermediate Unit are (from left to right): Dr. Emilie Lonardi, District Superintendent, Downingtown Area School District; Dr. George Fiore, Executive Director, Chester County Intermediate Unit; Chester...

Commissioners announce $10M for childcare subsidies and $5M for childcare providers hurt by COVID-19

Chester County Commissioners announce $15 million in childcare grants for families and childcare businesses impacted by COVID-19. Pictured left to right are Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline and Josh Maxwell, Downingtown Area School District Superintendent Dr. Emilie Lonardi, Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Marion Moskowitz and Chester County Intermediate Unit Executive Director...

Commissioners OK $3.5M in grants for non-profits

Commissioners and Chester County Community Foundation in front of historic Lincoln Building, West Chester, PA. Left to right: Karen Simmons, President & CEO, CCCF; Beth Harper Briglia, CAP, CPA, Exec V. P. of Philanthropy Services; Commissioner Josh Maxwell; Michael DeHaven, CPA, Chair of the Board; Commissioner Marian Moskowitz; Commissioner Michelle Kichline. WEST CHESTER — Recognizing the...

Commissioners launch ‘Simple Ask: Wear A Mask’ campaign to battle COVID

Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Marian Moskowitz, Chester County Commissioner Josh Maxwell and Chester County Commissioner Michelle Kichline launch the public health campaign called “Simple Ask: Wear a Mask” to support local businesses and protect the public as COVID-19 converges with the start of the flu season. During this most critical time when COVID-19 is converging with the start of...

County to investigate COVID-19 testing program, may seek to recover payments

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners announced this week an investigation would begin into what appear to be failed antibody tests the county rolled out this spring in the battle to contain COVID-19 — and may attempt to claw back some of the $13 million of CARES Act funds the county spent on the tests. In a statement issued this week, the Commissioners explained why they opted for...

Commissioners OK $2.3M in community grants

WEST CHESTER — Five Chester County communities are now set to receive more than $2.3 million in grants from Chester County’s Community Revitalization Program (CRP) fund. The boroughs of Atglen, Honey Brook, Oxford and Spring City and the City of Coatesville have all been approved by the Chester County Commissioners to receive CRP funding to improve and maintain municipal infrastructure. Since 2002,...

County leaders chart next phase for economic recovery

Members of Chester County’s COVID-19 Business Task Force, selected as the Economic Cabinet, met this week with county industry leaders to begin addressing the county’s efforts for economic recovery necessitated by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.   The Task Force’s plan for economic recovery, led by Chester County Planning Commission Executive Director Brian O’Leary and the Chester County...

Commissioners tour restaurants to offer assistance with compliance

2. Chester County Commissioner Josh Maxwell and Bob Rafetto, former restaurant owner and advocate for restaurants across Chester and Delaware Counties, visiting Pomodoro’s restaurant in Downingtown. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners just completed a two-day tour of restaurants in the county, to advise on preparedness for potential restaurant enforcement calls from state officials. ...

Commissioners to hold virtual night meeting, Wednesday

WEST CHESTER — COVID-19 may have temporarily changed the way that Chester County government conducts its public meetings, but County residents are still encouraged to “attend” those meetings to find out, first hand, the role and responsibilities of county government. To provide an evening opportunity to attend – virtually – a Chester County Commissioners’ public meeting live, Commissioners...

Chesco Commissioners to Wolf: shutdown Mariner East II

WEST CHESTER — The County Commissioners Tuesday strongly called on Gov. Tom Wolf to end construction and revoked permits on the Mariner East II pipeline after a series of events, including sinkholes and release of materials into Marsh Creek Lake. The letter making the request said: Dear Governor Wolf: During a telephone conference with Commonwealth officials on Friday, August 14, 2020, regarding...