Sewer upgrades begin in Parkesburg

Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction of more sewer line improvements in Parkesburg Borough to improve service reliability and prevent sewer blockages. The estimated cost of the project is $390,000. Starting this week, the company will install approximately 1,400 feet of new sewer pipe along 6th Avenue between Limestone Road and East and West Bridge Streets. Crews will...

New sewer and water mains for Parkesburg

COATESVILLE — Pennsylvania American Water announced this week the start of construction to install new water and sewer mains in Parkesburg Borough to improve service reliability and increase water flows for firefighting. The approximately $850,000 project will replace nearly 1,400 feet of aging water and sewer pipe, including outdated water main that dates back to the 1920s. Starting this week, crews...

Chester County residents to be first charged under new dog fighting law

A Chester County SPCA Humane Police Officer holds three of the puppies rescued in Parkesburg, Thursday night. WEST CHESTER  – Two Parkesburg Borough residents will be the first to be charged under a new state law that specifically makes it illegal to possess animal fighting paraphernalia. Thursday night at 10:45 pm, Chester County SPCA Humane Police Officers, assisted by local police and State...

American Water to install new water, sewer mains

Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction to install new water and sewer main in the City of Coatesville, South Coatesville, Parkesburg and Caln Township. The pipeline upgrades, with a combined cost of approximately $7.6 million, will replace aging water and sewer lines that date as far back as 1920s. According to Pennsylvania American Water’s Coatesville Operations Superintendant...

Victory looks start canning operation in 2015

DOWNINGTOWN — In response to consumer demand and much online speculation, Victory Brewing Company® (Victory) is pre-announcing installation plans of a canning line in its new Parkesburg facility slated for 2015.  Summer Love Ale is the first beloved Victory brand tentatively scheduled to make its aluminum debut. Victory officials say they believe offering strategic brands in a can format will meet...

New Garden gets report on permanent police station

Supervisors hear array of options, challenges for new facility  By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Former New Garden Township Supervisor Bob Norris (right) addresses the board as Police Chief Gerald R. Simpson, who assisted him in compiling a report on a new police facility, looks on. Whether the provisionally-housed New Garden Township Police Department remains on its own or becomes...

County Commissioners to convene in Parkesburg

 April 16 session is first ‘on the road’ meeting for 2014 WEST CHESTER – The first Chester County Commissioners’ “on the road” public meeting for 2014 will take take place in Parkesburg, on Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in Parkesburg Borough Hall, 315 W. First Ave., Building 1. The meeting will replace the commissioners’ meeting scheduled for Wednesday morning, April 16,,...

Getting teens fired up about public service

County course offers opportunity for hands-on experience By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times As her colleagues watch, Hayleigh Hunter, 17, of Avon Grove High, drains the fire hydrant so that the hose can be attached. While many of their peers lounged at home or hung out at the mall this past weekend, a group of county teens took turns wrestling with hoses, matching wits with ladders,...

Police: Mother sideswipes construction vehicle

Rt. 30 Bypass crash causes non-life-threatening injuries, massive traffic backups A two-vehicle accident, which closed a stretch of the eastbound Rt. 30 Bypass for nearly four hours Monday and caused massive traffic backups, occurred about 12:45 p.m., West Whiteland Township Police said. Police said an eastbound Chevy Tahoe struck a construction vehicle on the shoulder of the bypass.  The construction...