Letter: Addiction needs healing, not hate

To The Editor, Good Morning , My name is William Thomas and I am a recovering Addict! Although it was April 5, 1984 that I was scared enough and in pain enough to seek real  help. I make no apologies  for my addictions and accept full responsibility for my recovery. My drug of choice was Alcohol, however hundreds of Quaaludes, amphetamines, lines of coke, bottles of codeine cough syrup and an...

Chesco donations to hurricane victims top 160,000 pounds

Damage as captured by Chester County Sheriff’s deputies in Port Aransas, Texas — a small community on Mustang Island, across from Corpus Christi, where Hurricane Harvey made landfall. Days after area first-responders returned from delivering 68,000 pounds of donations to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, they began setting up a similar effort for Hurricane Irma’s Florida victims –...

Brandywine Picnic Park leads collection for Harvey victims

By JP Phillips, Correspondent, The Times People dropping off donations on a rainy Saturday at Brandywine Picnic Park to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey. EAST BRADFORD — The owners of Brandywine Picnic Park and Hickory House Catering are no strangers to dealing with floods. Gripping the banks of Brandywine Creek just outside of West Chester, the park floods at least once per year. A three-inch...

Local mushroom grower to hold Harvey donation collection

KENNETT SQUARE — The area’s mushroom growers are working to give back to the community, especially those impacted by Hurricane Harvey — starting with a pair of community drives next week. South Mill, one of the largest mushroom growers and distributors in the area, has opened their Cypress Street facility for donations going to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. In addition to a financial...

Op/Ed: We can end homeless in Chester County

By Michael Hackman, Administrator, Decade To Doorways Despite Chester County’s wealth about 700 county residents will spend the holidays homeless in the county. During this holiday season many of us will gather with family and friends in warm, safe surroundings to celebrate time honored traditions and the joy of good fortune. For some Chester County residents however, holiday celebrations...

Free tax preparation help

It’s tax season again — but you don’t have to spend valuable time figuring out how to prepare them on your own. The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program is here to help by offering free, confidential services to assist in  preparing your Federal, State and Local tax returns. All tax preparers are volunteers who received extensive training and have successfully passed an IRS certification...