Commissioners present $25K check to Food Bank

: Commissioner Kathi Cozzone; Larry Welsh, Executive Director of the Chester County Food Bank; Norm Horn, Director of Development at the Chester County Food Bank; Commissioner Michelle Kichline and Commissioner Terence Farrell. WESTTOWN — The Chester County Commissioners presented a check for $25,000 to representatives from the Chester County Food Bank this week. The funds are part of the County’s...

Briggs named as new CEO of Brandywine Health Foundation

Vanessa Briggs COATESVILLE — The Brandywine Health Foundation Board of Directors today announced that Vanessa Briggs has been named as the foundation’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Briggs will assume her position effective July 17, 2017. She replaces long-time President and CEO Frances Sheehan, who left last year to run an non-profit in Delaware County.

Kennett supervisors OK Sinclair Springs plan

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Chief of Police Lydell Nolt discusses safety issues pertaining to the lighting plan for the Sinclair Springs development project. KENNETT – Wednesday night’s meeting of the township Board of Supervisors was lit up by the Sinclair Springs project team, who came to answer questions about the development’s proposed lighting plan. Developer...

Newlin supervisors to consider anti-Gerrymandering resolution tonight

To make clear to the Newlin Board the broad extent of support for the anti-gerrymandering legislation, volunteers created a pin-board map showing who in Newlin had signed the petition and with what political party they were affiliated. Red represents Republican, blue Democrat, and white Other. NEWLIN – At its June 12th meeting, the Township Board of Supervisors will consider again a resolution...

Residents raise concerns with proposed Kennett Library plans

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times A rendering of the proposed new Kennett Library. KENNETT  – The Kennett Square Borough Council faced a contentious crowd at Monday’s meeting before they unanimously voted to approve a memorandum of understanding with the Kennett Library regarding plans for a community center that will house a new library, police station, and borough offices. The...

PennDOT: Creek Road to close June 15

Although work continues on the Rt. 926 bridge, a new final phase of work to raise Creek Road and Rt. 926 in Birmingham — may mean a couple of months of traffic headaches for southern Chester County. The good news: the work is expected to be fully complete before Labor Day. Creek Road is scheduled to close between Meetinghouse Road and Route 52 (Lenape Road) in Birmingham Township, Chester County,...

Sheriffs, U.S. Marshalls apprehend ‘sucker punch’ suspect

Barry Baker WEST CHESTER — The former East Fallowfield man charged with sucker punching a man with cerebral palsy in front of a borough 7-11 has been taken into custody, Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh announced Monday morning. According to authorities, the Chester County Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the Chester County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, working with...

Costello, Meehan, Casey rip Trump decision on Paris Agreement

Three of Chester County’s federal elected officials, U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello (R-6), U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan (R-7) and U.S. Senator Bob Casey Jr. (D) took strong issue with President Donald Trump’s decision Thursday to withdraw from the Paris Agreement to limit carbon emissions. The county’s other two elected officials — U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-16) and U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey appear...

Arscott new director at Stroud

Stroud Water Research Center’s longtime Director Bern Sweeney (left) is promoted to distinguished research scientist and Dave Arscott is promoted to Executive Director. AVONDALE — Stroud Water Research Center announced Friday that Bernard W. Sweeney, Ph.D., has been promoted from senior research scientist to distinguished research scientist, and David B. Arscott, Ph.D., is the new executive...

MEDIC 94 earns American Heart Association Lifeline Gold Award

Southern Chester County Emergency Medical Services MEDIC 94 has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a...