COVID-19 Update, April 2: Cases spike statewide, locally; two deaths reported in Chesco

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The official map of COVID-19 cases in Chester County as provided by the Chester County Health Department on April 2. Case numbers of COVID-19 spiked sharply both statewide and in Chester County yesterday — with the report of two more deaths in the county on Wednesday. Statewide, the state Department of Health jumped by 1,211 to a total of 7,016 with 16 new deaths,...

When it comes to the pipeline, what the heck is Wolf thinking?

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times So here’s the thing: I can’t get a bottle of tequila, but somehow, Energy Transfer/Sunoco (ET/S) can keep on building Mariner East II and — based on numerous photos circulating on social media — is completely ignoring social distancing rules. I get there is a crisis on — so the margaritas can wait for a better day. But building a pipeline? It’s a priority. Wait,...

COVID-19 Update, April 1: Wolf makes ‘Stay at Home’ statewide; positive test results spike in Pa, growth in Chesco

Updated 3:30 p.m.: Gov. Wolf expands stay at home to entire state. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times COVID-19 cases grew sharply in one day in Pennsylvania, spiking to 5,805 cases in 60 counties — an increase of nearly 1,000 in a day — and 14 additional deaths, bringing the statewide total to 74. Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Tom Wolf extended his ‘Stay At Home’ order to the entire commonwealth,...

Coatesville Impact Fund launched

Josh Burrell, Managing Partner, Activated Capital; James Logan, Coatesville Assistant City Manager; Parveen Panwar, Managing Partner, Activated Capital; Scott Turner, White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council Executive Director; and Andrew Willis, Partner, Activated Capital discuss development opportunities in the City of Coatesville at the recent Qualified Opportunity Zone Federal Agency...

COVID-19 Update, March 31: Pa. cases, deaths continue to rise; Devon Horse Show cancelled

Updated 1:35 p.m.: Adds extension of essential services only through April 30 for Chester County. Updated 1:20 p.m.: Includes seven new counties under stay at home order. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Cases of COVID-19 continue to grow in Pennsylvania and Chester County and the death toll in the commonwealth continues to rise. The state Department of Health (DOH) said Tuesday that there are now...

COVID-19 Update, March 30: First death recorded in Chesco; state, local infections continue to rise

Updated, 3 pm: Adds four new counties under “stay at home” orders. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times A map showing the cases of COVID-19 cases in Chester County as of March 30. Courtesy, Chester County Health Department. Chester County suffered its first fatality, Sunday, from the COVID-19 virus, county officials said Monday. The victim was an 89-year-old male who lived in Willistown Township...

COVID-19 Update March 28: Positive cases continue to grow; more counties under ‘stay at home’ order

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times COVID-19 cases continue to grow in Pennsylvania and Chester County, as Gov. Tom Wolf added more counties Saturday to the “stay at home” orders, bringing the statewide total to 22 counties under virtual lockdown to fight the spread of virus. The order now includes these 22 counties: Allegheny, Beaver, Berks, Bucks, Butler, Centre, Chester, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna,...

What To Do: Stuck inside? Visit great museums virtually

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Rembrandt at The Rijksmuseum With the COVID-19 pandemic showing no signs of letting up, it looks like it will be a while until activities such as attending an entertainment event, watching a sports game in person or spending a day appreciating the exhibits in a museum are back on the menu. Last week, I presented options for touring museums locally and...

COVID-19 Update 3-27: Cases continue to climb in Pa.; primary election formally delayed

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The steady growth in cases of COVID-19 and deaths continues in Pennsylvania, while growth in Chester County appears to have slowed for one day, while state government continues to add legislation and programs in order to aid the fight against the deadly virus. The new numbers, as of midday Friday from the state Department of Health said that there are 531 additional...

Music Spotlight: Music artists cope with pause in age of Coronavirus

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Noa When it comes to concerts, shows, annual events and other entertainment and group activities, the coronavirus pandemic has thrown us into an era of “would have” – an era in which virtually everything involving more that three or four people being together has been cancelled. On May 15, it would have been the 42nd annual staging of the Winterthur...