Dinniman presents flag to Special Olympics athletes

Senator Dinniman meets with athletes and officials from the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania outside his West Chester District Office. Dinniman presented the team with a Pennsylvania State Flag that they will carry with them at the 2018 SO USA Games Opening Ceremonies on July 1 in Seattle.Pictured (from left to right): SOPA Athlete Celine Heffron-Pero (Soccer), SOPA Team PA Tennis Coach Sally Kinsey,...

PUC court shuts down Mariner East 1 & 2

A Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission judge Thursday approved state Sen. Andy Dinniman’s (D-19) petition to halt operation of the Mariner East 1 (ME1) pipeline and prohibit construction of the Mariner East 2 (ME2) and Mariner East 2X (ME2X) pipelines in West Whiteland Township. Reacting to the decision, a local group fighting the pipeline project, Del-Chesco United for Pipeline Safety, called...

Wolf, DEP under fire for Mariner East 2 construction restart

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) moved Thursday to fine Sunoco Logistics — but also allow construction work on the controversial Mariner East 2 pipeline to resume, drawing fire to both DEP and Gov. Tom Wolf from local environmental groups and elected officials. DEP hit Sunoco with a $12.6 million civil penalty for permit violations...

Dinniman: Equine industry helps drive local economy

Dr. Barbara Dallap-Schaer, Medical Director of the New Bolton Center (right) with Senator Dinniman (center) and Pa. Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding (left) during a tour of the New Bolton Center. EAST MARLBOROUGH — The equine industry spends $546 million annually on goods, services, wages and salaries in Southeastern Pennsylvania, according to a new study conducted by Delaware Valley...

Dinniman announces $970K in education grants for Chesco

State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that two early childhood education organizations were awarded more than $970,000 in total state funding to expand pre-kindergarten programs in Chester County. “Quality early learning programs can help ensure that kids stay on the right track in school, their careers, and life,” said Dinniman, who serves as minority chair of the Senate Education Committee....

County historical society gets $80K grant from state

WEST CHESTER — State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that the Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) will receive $80,000 in state funding for facility and roofing repairs. “Chester County is home to a rich history dating back to the days of William Penn, and that history has been meticulously documented and preserved thanks to the efforts of so many patrons, supporters, staff members,...

Dinniman, Killion announce traffic signal grants

Municipalities across Chester County have been granted state funds for upgrades of traffic signals at various locations through the Green Light-Go Program, state Senators Andy Dinniman (D-19) and Tom Killion (R-9) announced Tuesday. Nine municipalities in Chester County qualified for some $1.2 million in state funds to improve intersections and traffic signals.

Dinniman lauds signing of Keystone delay into law

Gov. Wolf  signed into law Wednesday legislation to put a two-year hold on the high school graduation requirement associated with the Keystone Exams in order to give the legislature and the Department of Education time to explore more effective methods of student assessment. Senate Bill 880, championed by state Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-19) and unanimously passed by the legislature in January, was...

Dinniman to hold open house, collect food and clothing for the needy

State Sen. Andy Dinniman WEST CHESTER — State Senator Andy Dinniman (D-19) is inviting residents to stop by his West Chester District Office for a Holiday Open House during the 36th Annual West Chester Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade on Friday and encouraged them to bring canned goods or coats to benefit those in need. “We continue to collect canned goods and nonperishable food items year-round...

Four Chesco organizations get environmental grants

WEST CHESTER  –  Four Chester County organizations will receive a total of $17,873 in state Environmental Education Grants, State Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-19) announced Friday. “These grants will be used to develop hands-on environmental education programs and community workshops,” Dinniman said. “It is crucial that we prepare the next generation of Pennsylvanians to value and safeguard...