Chester County students help kick butts

Essay contest sponsored by Health Department, Tobacco-Free Coalition WEST CHESTER -The Chester County Tobacco-Free Coalition (CCTFC) and Chester County Health Department hosted the Seventh Annual Kick Butts Day youth essay contest public reading event this week at the Chester County Government Services Center. In front of a crowd of family, friends, school personnel, community members, and State Rep....

Symbolic wreaths will pay tribute to veterans

Ceremony will take place at Oxford Cemetery on Saturday  By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times On Saturday, Dec. 14, wreaths will be placed on veterans’ graves in more than 850 communities across the country as part of the Wreaths Across America project. In Chester County, a ceremony will be held at Oxford Cemetery. Ask yourself what your life would be like were it not for the many...

Designation paves way for tech hub at Lincoln U.

Proposed R&D park approved as Keystone Opportunity Expansion Zone The proposed Keystone Opportunity Expansion Zone is located on a section of Lincoln University-owned property off Baltimore Pike between Elkdale and University Roads, opposite the main campus. Lincoln University may soon be the new home for technology companies in southern Chester County, the Chester County Economic Development Council...

It’s a bird, it’s a plane: No, it’s a giant mushroom

700-pound spore to descend on Kennett Square for New Year’s Eve By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times A sketch shows the mushroom that is being fabricated for Kennett Square’s New Year’s Eve celebration. Move over, Manhattan: Kennett Square is poised to supplant Times Square as the go-to destination for New Year’s Eve. After all, who wants to watch a boring ball when the sky...

Lies, damn lies and talk about Common Core

Kennett event drifted into propaganda, rather than a clear-eyed look at the facts By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times KENNETT — I came, I saw, and frankly, I left scratching my head. Setting aside the oddity of complaining about the teaching of global warming on a day that four-plus inches of rain fell on the southern part of the county, closing roads and bridges, it was a complicated night of facts,...

Fire-police couple recognized for decades of service

Pair can be seen directing traffic together at all hours Ron Miller, president of the Chester County Fire Police Association, congratulates Louise and Bob Massey, the Fire Police Officers of the Year for 2012. At all hours of the day and night, this duo has teamed up to serve the community as fire police, logging a combined 89 years of directing traffic at both emergency and non-emergency events in...