Dinniman gets $5K grant for WC Food Cupboard

State Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-19) meets with volunteers and members of the West Chester Food Cupboard’s Board of Directors at the cupboards new location on Bolmar Street in West Chester. Pictured (from left to right): Fiona Allison, WCFC Secretary; John McCarthy, Senator Dinniman; WCFC Vice President; Joe Fratinardo WCFC President; Sam Wolfgong, WCFC Treasurer; and volunteers Julie Scott and Adean...

National Night Out events slated around county

Begun more than three decades ago by the National Association of Town Watches (NATW), National Night Out, an annual event observed by a multitude of police departments in Chester County, is designed to promote police-citizen partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Its goal: making communities safer and better connected. The National Night Out campaign involves citizens, law-enforcement agencies,...

Costello, Smucker appear to buck Trump, back bipartisan healthcare plan

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Two local congressman — Lloyd Smucker and Ryan Costello — say a moderate, bipartisan group of House members they belong to, the Problem Solvers Caucus, have reached an agreement on a package of fixes for the Affordable Care Act, a package that could provide a framework for a true bipartisan fix for the healthcare marketplace. After the U.S. Senate rejected...

County to hold pipeline safety meeting, Aug. 2

The Chester County Commissioners and County Director of Emergency Services will host a public meeting to present the County’s comprehensive preparedness plans in the event of a pipeline-related emergency incident. The public meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 and will be held in the auditorium of Lionville Middle School, 550 W. Uwchlan Avenue in Exton.

BVSPCA New Castle site to reopen after fire

The Vet Clinic lobby immediately after the fire and now as repair and construction continues. NEW CASTLE, DEL. — The Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) is re-opening the New Castle Campus Wednesday for all services following the fire that destroyed the veterinary clinic and damaged the adoption areas. A car crashed into the building early the morning of July 9, sparking a fire that took the life...

Chesco welcomes Chinese Junior Journalists

The 40 China Blue Junior Journalists and their leaders with Chester County government, business, education and tourism representatives, on the steps of the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau. KENNETT SQUARE — Chester County’s cultural, business and education ties with China strengthened this week with the arrival of 40 “junior” Chinese representatives to the county. The China...

KSQ Council won’t rush into library land deal

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Mayor Matthew Fetick gives an update on public safety during the July 17 Borough Council meeting. KENNETT SQUARE – Kennett Library tried to play let’s make a deal at last Monday night’s Borough Council meeting, but they didn’t get the prize behind door number two….yet. In order to build a new $10 million facility, library officials need the 22,000-square-foot...

Coatesville redevelopment kicks off — for real

By Mike McGann, Editor, the Times DEPG CEO Jim DePetris and a bevy of state, county and local officials celebrate a ceremonial start to demolition for the Coatesville Gateway project, Tuesday. COATESVILLE — For nearly a generation, plans to begin to revitalize the city have appeared on the horizon, only to disappear like a distant mirage, leaving city residents thirsty, time and again, for real...

So. Chesco Police promote Ward to Corporal

Cpl. Jason Ward NEW GARDEN — The Southern Chester County Police Department announced the promotion of one of its patrolmen, Jason Ward, to Corporal, Monday. Ward will be formally promoted at a ceremony during the regular meeting of the Southern Chester County Regional Public Safety Commission on Thursday, August 10, at 7:30 pm. As a respectful gesture to the origins of Cpl. Ward’s law enforcement...

Chesco to be honored for WRAP program

Chester County’s Department of Probation, Parole and Pretrial Services has garnered two more national awards for the Women’s Reentry Assessment and Programming (WRAP) initiative. The National Association of Counties (NACo) has recognized Chester County for the WRAP program as part of its 2017 achievement awards under the category of Criminal Justice and Public Safety. This award will be presented...