Officials celebrate opening of Gordon Early Literacy Center

The Gordon Early Literacy Center celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. COATESVILLE – Standing at the podium during the September 21 dedication ceremony of the Gordon Early Literacy Center in Coatesville, State Representative Harry Lewis Jr. (R-74) spoke with pride.  “This building has been involved in so many levels of education,” said Representative Lewis, a Coatesville...

County HS students attend Youth Leadership Summit

Nearly 75 Chester County high school students attended the first Youth Leadership Summit last weekend. The students, as seen here, spent part of the day working in groups discussing everyday problems including bullying and media perceptions. CALN — Nearly 75 students from school districts across Chester County attended the First Annual Chester County Youth Leadership Summit this past Saturday,...

CASD – Board addresses curriculum, audit and equality

Eyes a future of positive change for students, staff and community   By Lauren Parker- Gill, Staff Writer, The Times CALN – The October meeting agenda for the Coatesville Area School District board, (CASD) was an especially busy one.  Highlights included Superintendent Dr. Cathy Taschner providing a presentation outlining the district’s accomplishments of the past 15 months, the board voting...

American Water grant to benefit BVA, Coatesville students

HERSHEY – Pennsylvania American Water announced today that seven watershed initiatives across the state have earned financial support through the company’s 2015 Environmental Grant Program. The recipients will receive a share of grant funds totaling nearly $35,000 for their community-based projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds. A panel of judges selected the grant recipients...

Como, Donato face charges for ‘skimming’

Grand jury report slams Coatesville Area Board of Education for mismanagement, cover-up By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan details charges against former Coatesville Superintendent Richard Como and former Coatesville High School Athletic Director James Donato, as the new Coatesville Superintendent, Dr. Cathy Taschner looks on. WEST CHESTER — Following...

Ellison is out and so is the Tea Party

One — the former Democratic power-broker — knows he’s done, the other is oblivious By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times As we head into the holiday season — and hopefully, a couple of weeks of relative quiet — a few notes and thoughts on local political stuff and other news items. Maybe the topline item this morning is that James Ellison is out at Rhoads & Sinon — meaning he will...

Civil-rights icon to headline free program

 Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, a Freedom Rider, to speak Feb. 22 in Coatesville By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, a Freedom Rider and celebrated civil rights advocate, will speak at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the auditorium of Coatesville Area Senior High School. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – himself a renowned orator – reportedly called the Rev. Dr....