WMCA offers support to government workers impacted by shutdown

WEST CHESTER — As the federal government shutdown continues, the seven branches of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine are extending support to those impacted. Any federal government employee who is not being paid due to the government shutdown is welcome to use the YMCA’s facilities free of charge during this time. If the individual is already a member of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine, their next...

Murphy named new director for Chesco Emergency Services

Michael Murphy, Jr. The Chester County Commissioners today announce the appointment of Michael Murphy, Jr. as Director of the Department of Emergency Services. Murphy was formerly Platoon Leader for the County’s 9-1-1 operations. “The safety of Chester County residents is one of our top priorities and our Director of Emergency Services plays a pivotal role in ensuring that safety,” said Chester...

LCH moves to Team-Based to better serve community

Members of the LCH Blue Team left to right: Monserrat Balbuena, Medical Assistant, Dr. Federico Ceppa, M.D., Director of Primary Care, Clark Davis, Caseworker and Workforce Development Program Coordinator, Johana Guzman, Registered Nurse. KENNETT — La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) has a rich history of serving the southern Chester County community.  Now, it has more resources than ever to be able...

Two CCIU supervisors honored with Patriot Award

Charlot Barker (left) receives the Department of Defense Patriot Award from retired Pennsylvania National Guard Col. Patrick Heron (right). DOWNINGTOWN – One of the best ways to help men and women in the military is to support them in the workplace, and the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) is doing its part. Two supervisors from the CCIU recently received the Patriot Award in recognition...

Giving back: Henderson students prepare meals for Safe Harbor

Students from Henderson High School’s Kids “4” Kids Club gathered at The Kitchen Studio at Pine Street on Sunday to prepare meals for Safe Harbor of Chester County. Students from the Kids “4” Kids club at Henderson High School turned into chefs and bakers on Sunday afternoon as they gathered at The Kitchen Studio at Pine Street in West Chester to prepare meals for Safe Harbor of Chester...

Chester County celebrates preservation of 500th farm

: Chester County Commissioners visit 500th preserved farm. From left to right: Commissioner Terence Farrell; Commissioner Michelle Kichline; farm owner Gerald Rohrer; Commissioner Kathi Cozzone; and Cindy Rohrer. Chester County signed contracts on the preservation of its 500th farm this week, bringing the total number of farm acres preserved in the county to just under 40,000.  In total, more...

Lopez named Director of Friends Association for the Care & Protection of Children

Jennifer Lopez WEST CHESTER – Friends Association for the Care & Protection of Children announced Jennifer Lopez as its new Executive Director, Friday. As Executive Director, Lopez will be responsible for managing the organization and providing strategic planning to enhance the agency’s mission of ending homelessness in Chester County.  Lopez most recently served as Chester County’s...

County wins award for financial reporting

County Controller Margaret Reif (seated center) and staff in the Chester County Controller’s Office, who were awarded the Certificate for Excellence in Financial Reporting. Seated, left and right: Carol Pollitz and Anitha Rajagopal Rao; Back row, left to right: Tacie Himelright, Jenny Suryani, Catherine Advincula and Bob Park. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Controller’s Office received...

DA adds three to prosecution staff

Three new Assistant District Attorneys have joined the Chester County District Attorney’s Office. Stefanie Friedman, Kaitlyn Macaulay, and Scott Werner were sworn in before the Honorable Allison Bell Royer. District Attorney Hogan stated, “Chester County is fortunate to add these three prosecutors to our team. We seek the best and brightest prosecutors, and then try to make them even...

Henry’s Helping Paws Program delivers to additional senior centers

State Senator Andy Dinniman (center) and Dr. Tom Garg of Hope Veterinary Specialists (left) deliver pet food to the Coatesville Area Senior Center as part of the Henry’s Helping Paws Program. Also, pictured is Nancy Althouse (right) of Caln who frequents the Coatesville Area Senior Center. COATESVILLE — Henry’s Helping Paws Program, the initiative founded by state Senator Andy Dinniman and...