An, um, interesting year comes to a close

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times To say that 2017 has been an interesting year is something of an understatement. From that standpoint, it has been one of the most amazing years to be in journalism — a dynamic year with no shortage of compelling stories and subject matter. It has also been one of the most challenging — probably the most challenging year in the 34 years I have been in the business.

Shopping in an age of instant gratification

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times The art of shopping has changed, changed, changed, my friends. Most say for the better, but I’m not convinced. It all seems too easy. There’s no “thrill of the hunt” anymore. Remember when we were kids and you waited, ever so patiently, for your mom to take you for Back to School clothes and how, if you went too late, the store would probably be...

Just the facts, please

By Stephanie McGann, Columnist, The Times It’s the Wild Wild West out there. No I don’t mean politics. Today’s Wild West is the internet, full of great information, supposition, opinion, marketing and malicious intent. As health care providers it’s our job to know when something is based on solid science or just someone’s opinion or anecdotal evidence. Worse yet, when information on the...

Do celebrities impact your fashion choices?

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I subscribe to a rather long list of online resources that I look forward to reading on a regular basis. I have talked about The Skimm (www.theskimm.com) in the past. If you are short on time and don’t want to rely on Twitter or Facebook for an update on current events (that is a joke, peeps), The Skimm actually imparts real facts. It is enjoyable that...

Authorities warn of IRS phone scams

Calls from overseas often ‘spoof’ local numbers in Caller ID By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The phone rings and after a pause and maybe a few clicks, a voice comes on the line claiming to be calling you from the Internal Revenue Service — and that you’re in big trouble and need to pay up right now. Forget for a moment that the voice sounds a bit southern Asian, the sound quality...

Sometimes, the world really is flat

Why I like flat shoes and thoughts on bloggers, the Internet and…BBQ? By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I had a really exciting opportunity this week! I was featured on a blog called La Petite Pear! Check it out here. Sam does a fun article each Wednesday called “Fashionistas In Flats” where a different woman is photographed in her favorite flat shoe. I had to describe why I...

Verizon reports phone/Internet outages

WEST CHESTER — Can you hear me now? If you’re a Verizon phone or Internet customer user Voice over IP, you might not even be able to hear a dial tone on your home phone — or only be able to intermittently. According to the Chester County Department of Emergency Services, Verizon is battling an equipment failure near Wayne that is sporadically disabling Verizon phone service throughout...

Column: Tweet this

Bad Karma, Volume 2 By P.J. D’Annunzio, Staff Writer, KennettTimes.com Let’s get one thing straight: I’m not here to be your friend. That is unless you want to Facebook me…yeah that’s okay. Or maybe Google Plus; I hear that’s a good one too. You’ll just have to get your request in before I post my daily Twitter feed. I do it every morning before I add videos to my You Tube channel...