Rage machine wants to use ‘CRT’ to whitewash local, national history

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Wednesday night’s Board of Education meeting for the Downingtown Area School District was a bit different than usual — the Fox News-driven Critical Race Theory (CRT) had parents with varying positions expressing their opinion deep into the evening. The problem is this: in Downingtown and every other school district in Chester County, not one teacher...

Chesco school districts poised to resume in-person classes

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Some Chester County school districts moved this week to bring students and teachers back into county classrooms as early as October — with one school district formally approving a plan this week to reopen school buildings next month. Meanwhile, school districts around the county approved a return to interscholastic sports practices this week and games...

DASD board OKs $591,550 in generator repairs

Board approves work for emergency measures, accepts dugouts at West By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times The Downingtown Middle School Future Cities team receives recognition from the school board. DOWNINGTOWN – The school board approved $591,550 in upgrades to generators at various schools at Wednesday night’s meeting. The work, which will take place at Bradford Heights, Lionville, and Shamona...

Marsh Creek to be ready for occupancy this month

Construction on sixth grade center slated for completion at end of July By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times DOWNINGTOWN – At its meeting Wednesday night, the Downingtown Area Board of Education said that the Marsh Creek Sixth Grade Center should be ready for occupancy at the end of the month. The ongoing construction projects is wrapping up as well as filling the building with desks, chairs,...

Groundbreaking held for new Downingtown library

$1 million still needs to be raised to complete project By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Downingtown Library Board President Deborah Miles (left) and State Sen. Andy Dinniman — along with the help of some youthful library patrons — celebrate the groundbreaking for the new library building, Tuesday. DOWNINGTOWN — A dream many years in the making is about to become a reality, as various county,...

State announces environmental education grants

7 Chester County entities will receive funds totaling more than $18,000 HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Corbett announced on Tuesday, April 22, that he is awarding $309,626 in environmental education grants to 111 schools, universities, nonprofit organizations, and conservation districts across Pennsylvania, including seven grants totaling more than $18,000 in Chester County. “Each year, these grants are...

More than a foot of snow, but weather may finally be breaking

We could have run more images of snow and ice, but figured our readers (and us, for that matter) would better enjoy a reminder of warmer climates. And forecasters do say it will be warming up next week. As Chester County digs out — although a small snow event is likely for Saturday — it appears that the cycle of arctic weather may finally have broken, as forecasters expect a warming trend next...