Joseph Kennedy III to speak in West Chester, May 30

U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III. Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) will visit Chester County on Wednesday, May 30 to present keynote remarks at “Vision of the Future”, being held at West Chester University at 5:00pm. He is the first premier guest the Chester County Young Democrats welcome to encourage political awareness and involvement ahead of the 2018 midterms.

Anti-Gerrymandering bill takes hit, but supporters continue fight

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times State Rep. Eric Roe (R-158) speaks at a forum last month on ending Gerrymandering in Pennsylvania. Gerrymandering—what it is, how it’s done, how it disenfranchises voters, and how to end it—was the subject of two April town halls held jointly by State Representative Eric Roe (R-158) and Fair Districts PA Chair Carol Kuniholm. Because of population...

Great Valley wins Pa. Academic Competition title

Great Valley’s academic team participates in 2018 Pennsylvania State Academic Competition awards ceremony. HARRISBURG —Some of the brightest minds from Pennsylvania’s high schools gathered in the Pennsylvania State Capitol building to showcase their academic prowess at the 2018 Pennsylvania State Academic Competition on Friday, April 27. Great Valley High School proved to be the top competitor,...

Killion backs bipartisan severance tax

Sen. Tom Killion speaking Monday in Harrisburg about the severance tax proposal with Governor Tom Wolf and legislators. State Sen. Tom Killion (R-9) yesterday joined Governor Tom Wolf and legislators in calling for a severance tax on natural gas extraction in Pennsylvania. Killion is a co-sponsor of Governor Wolf’s bipartisan severance tax and permit reform plan that is being introduced by Senator...

DA announces charges in three Chesco slayings

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the filing of homicide charges for three separate cases in Chester County, Tuesday. In a North Coventry case, three defendants are charged with the murder of 17-year old David Doyle, who was shot while trying to protect three children during the robbery of a drug dealer on September 24, 2017. In a Phoenixville case, defendants Brian Corsey and...

Meehan resigns, will repay costs of employee settlement

U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-7) U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-7) announced Friday that he would immediately resign from office and repay costs from a severance agreement to a former staffer of his who claimed that Meehan had attempted to initiate a romantic relationship with her, and then, when rebuffed, mistreated her. Meehan — who was facing a House Ethics Committee investigation over the incident...

County: when in doubt, throw it out

Please, please throw it out! That may not be the message you want to hear near Earth Day, but the truth is “too zealous recyclers have contaminated the recyclables with trash.”  They are ruining the ability to market the material nationwide. Chester County residents are great recyclers, but shouldn’t be tempted to be too passionate putting items in the bin that do not belong and “trashing”...

Dog licenses are past due for 2018

WEST CHESTER – The Chester County Treasurer’s Office is issuing a notice that all dog owners in the county should, by now, have purchased licenses for their pets for 2018.  The notice comes in anticipation of canvassing in the county by the Dog Warden during the month of May. All dogs age three months or older must be licensed by January 1 of each year. The fee is $6.50 for each spayed or...

Chester County participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Chester County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services is spreading community awareness for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day set for this Saturday, April 28th. Organized nationwide by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), National Prescription Drug Take Back Day provides temporary local sites for safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while...

Chesco opens tactical firing range for first responders

Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell, Michelle Kichline and Kathi Cozzone with President of the Chester County Police Chiefs Association, Chief Shane Clark, and Director of the Chester County Department of Emergency Services, Bobby Kagel. SOUTH COATESVILLE — Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell were joined by more representatives of the first...