Have a happy — and safe — Thanksgiving

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Whether you’re hitting the road to be home with family, or hosting the brood at your place, there’s a few simple tips from local and state experts to make your travel and holiday safer and happier. First, of course, I’ll throw in one of my own: don’t talk about politics. No, seriously. Don’t. I’d suggest other, less explosive topics such as “how...

Questions about Rt. 82 safety plan don’t make sense

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The good news is that East Marlborough Township and the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District have developed a plan to make the Route 82 corridor slower — and more importantly — safer. The $1 million project – which would largely be paid for by a federal grant, plus a smaller grant from the Longwood Foundation – would make the area near Unionville High...

County to hold pipeline safety meeting, Aug. 2

The Chester County Commissioners and County Director of Emergency Services will host a public meeting to present the County’s comprehensive preparedness plans in the event of a pipeline-related emergency incident. The public meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 and will be held in the auditorium of Lionville Middle School, 550 W. Uwchlan Avenue in Exton.

Sports dental safety: it’s always an option

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times While summer has just begun it’s time to think about mouth guards for dental safety. Athletic mouth guards are not just for football and hockey. Many sports such as gymnastics, skating, martial arts, basketball just to name a few can put a smile in harm’s way. Mouth protectors can cushion a blow and help protect the teeth as well as...

Officials: Have fun, but stay safe for 4th weekend

While the Fourth of July means fireworks, fun, outdoor grilling and more, state and local officials are reminding everyone not to ignore safety in preparing for their celebrations — or travel – this long holiday weekend. Although long a staple of holiday weekend celebrations, fireworks can be deadly, state officials warn, and should only be used in legal manner by responsible adults.

Give extra ‘thanks’ for safety this holiday

With the Thanksgiving holiday, folks around the Chester County area will be indulging in two activities: travel to be with friends and family and, of course cooking. While both are cornerstones of the holiday season, both can offer hazards if folks don’t exercise appropriate caution.

Turn clocks back, replace smoke detector batteries

While it’s always welcome to get an extra hour of sleep, local firefighters remind area residents that the end of Daylight Savings Time early Sunday doesn’t just mean extra shuteye, but the time to replace batteries in their smoke detectors. Two-thirds of home fire deaths result from fires in homes without a working smoking alarm, according to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA)....

Prysock slated to replace retiring Laslo in E. Marlborough

Safety Committee suggests new crosswalks in Village of Unionville By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times Left to Right: Supervisor Bob Weer, Township Manager Jane Laslo, Supervisor Christine Kimmel, Asst. Township Manager Laurie Prysock, Supervisor John Sarro, and Supervisors’ chair Richard Hannum (Supervisor Eddie Caudill was not present ) celebrate the retirement of Laslo — after nearly...

Protecting yourself from online dating scams

Be wary if someone seems to be too good to be true By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times You’ve found the perfect man: he’s sweet, he’s sexy and he has a way with words that makes you swoon. But when you ask to see him does he shy away and reschedule again and again? Does he always ask about you and ignore your questions about him? Does he want to talk about your financials and your personal...

Have a great Fourth of July weekend, but be smart and be safe

With mostly good weather forecast (the lone concern is a chance of serious thunderstorms Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service) most area residents who haven’t opted to head out of town are likely ready for fun with friends and family over the long holiday weekend. But — as state and local officials advise — a little bit of caution and common sense can keep the holiday...