KHS Robotics team makes winning pitch for Kennett funding

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Kennett High School Demon Robotics team member Molly Hunter and mentor Christina Gorman gave a presentation about the team to request funding from Kennett Township for competition support. KENNETT TOWNSHIP – Kennett High School’s Demons Robotics team were big winners at Wednesday night’s meeting of the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors, securing...

E. Marlborough honors Mellinger for 40 years of service

Removal of trees in question for new home construction By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times East Marlborough Board of Supervisors chair Richard Hannum reads a citation from State Rep. Eric Roe (R-158) honoring Roadmaster Dennis Mellinger him for 40 years of service to the township at Monday night’s board meeting. Photo courtesy, East Marlborough Township. EAST MARLBOROUGH – The township’s Board...

Kennett Sq. swears Holdsworth in as new PD Chief

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Mayor Matthew Fetick swears William Holdsworth in as Kennett Square’s new chief of police as Holdsworth’s wife Debbie looks on. KENNETT – Kennett Square’s finest turned out in full force on Monday night to support William Holdsworth as he was officially sworn in as the new chief of police at the Borough Council meeting. Retired chief Ed...

Great Valley edges Unionville to win county academic competition

Will represent Chester Co. in state competition later this month Great Valley High School will advance to the Pennsylvania State Academic Competition in Harrisburg on April 28. DOWNINGTOWN — Lord Alfred Tennyson, Pinocchio and the American Civil Liberties Union were just a few of the answers tossed around as Chester County’s top academic teams competed for the title of county champion. The...

Gov. Wolf fires up county Democrats

Gov. Tom Wolf addresses the Chester County Democratic Committee Annual Dinner — in front of a packed house of more than 325 people, Sunday night. Photo: Jim Salvas. COATESVILLE — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf addressed a packed Coatesville Country Club Sunday night, asking the 325 Chester County Democrats in attendance to do more than just resist the current Republican attacks on human rights...

Parker named to Chester Co. Hall of Fame

From left: Bill Bogle, Chester County Economic Development Council Board Chair, Dr. Jerry Parker, Chester County Hall of Fame award winner and President of Delaware County Community College and Gary Smith, Chester County Economic Development Council President and CEO. EXTON – Dr. Jerry Parker helped lead the charge to bring a community college to Chester County when none existed. Now the institution...

Longwood previews new tech, new features from fountain renovation

Visitors, starting in late May, to see familiar but improved complex  By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Workmen at Longwood Gardens put the finishing touches on some of the thousands of limestone elements that have been rehabbed or replaced as part of the fountain renovation project. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Imagine combining the elegance of the past with state of the art technology. That’s exactly...

$5k presented to local hospitals to help overdose victims

As part of Chester County’s team effort to fight the opioid and heroin crisis, the County Commissioners, District Attorney Tom Hogan and members of the Chester County Overdose Prevention Task Force presented checks for $5,000 to representatives from all five of the county’s hospitals at this week’s public sunshine meeting. The funds, earmarked to support each hospital’s warm hand-off program,...

CCIU partners with teachers on shoe contest

The 2016 winning designer, Hannah Williams from Coatesville Area School District 9-10 Center. DOWNINGTOWN — More than a quarter of a century has passed since March was established as Disability Awareness Month. The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) is not only committed to supporting the accomplishments of the past, but also to shift the mindset to “all abilities” as opposed to “disabilities.” In...

Wayne students raise fund for county K-9 program

Second grade students at General Wayne Elementary presented Deputy Sheriff Dan McCole and his canine partner Nero with $252. The students created and sold a cookbook to raise money for the county Sheriff’s K-9 program. K-9 teams from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office will reap the benefits of a class of second-graders’ culinary success – ranging from “PB & Bones” to “Apple...