Chester County students to participate in Climate Strike, Friday

Chester County students of all ages are joining with the International Climate Strike on September 20th – right before the UN Climate Week in New York City. And the youth leaders are calling on adults to join mass climate strikes. The size of the strikes is expected to be unprecedented. These strikes have the potential to be the largest mass mobilization on climate in world history. The youth...

Plankinton names to W. Brandywine Trails Commission

  Mary Ann Plankinton Mary Ann Plankinton, an attorney and partner with the law firm Gawthrop Greenwood, PC, has been named by the West Brandywine Township Board of Supervisors to the community’s Trails Commission, a three-year term tasked with developing local trail networks and connections to regional trail networks. “With almost 2,700 acres of woodlands comprising more than one-third...

Mexican national charged with selling kilo of meth, half kilo of fentanyl-laced heroin

Jose Uriel Arreola-Ortiz Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Thursday the arrest of  Jose Uriel Arreola–Ortiz for drug trafficking. The defendant reportedly supplied a confidential informant with a kilogram of crystal methamphetamine and a half kilogram of fentanyl-laced heroin. Arreola–Ortiz allegedly ran a drug operation out of Mexico and California, supplying drugs...

Emmons announces run for Congress

John Emmons Businessman John Emmons announced his candidacy for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District, Wednesday. Speaking to a group of more than 100 supporters at the VFW Hall in Parkesburg, Emmons kicked off his campaign: “The 2020 election will be a fight for the soul of our country, and as most of you know, I’m not afraid of a fight. We need strong, unwavering...

Kennett Sq. Council to vote on resolution condemning Trump over racial comments

KENNETT SQUARE — The Kennett Square Borough Council will take up a resolution, Tuesday night, to condemn President Donald Trump for racially inflammatory comments. The meeting, at Monroe Nute Room of the Kennett Volunteer Fire Building, starts at 7 p.m. The resolution reads as follows:

On Stage: Hamilton storms into Philadelphia

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Hamilton This is the week for big stage productions to arrive in the area in a variety of genres – musical theater, international ballet and modern circus. First and foremost is the eagerly awaited arrival of the mega-hit musical “Hamilton,” the show that took Broadway by storm a few years ago and never let up.

Commissioners seek threat assessment on pipeline safety

WEST CHESTER — Energy Transfer — the company managing the construction and operation of the controversial Mariner East II pipeline — might be selling a public image of safety, economic growth and such, but after a number of incidents, extreme secrecy, alleged deception and open questions whether the project is a clear and present danger to the people of Chester County, the county commissioners...

Dunlap named as interim CASD superintendent

Dr. Richard Dunlap The Coatesville Area School District has a new leader — at least on an interim basis — Dr. Richard Dunlap has been tapped to take over the district after the resignation earlier this summer of Dr. Cathy Taschner. The CASD board voted this week to hire Dunlap at a rate of $17,000 per month while the search for a new superintendent is conducted.

State Police seeks horse donations for mounted patrol unit

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania State Police is asking the community for donations of horses to support its mounted patrol unit. The department maintains a stable at the Academy in Hershey and relies on donations to fill a complement of 28 horses. The animals are deployed statewide for searches, crowd control, security, and patrol of remote areas. They also participate in parades, demonstrations...

Volunteer to tutor an adult student

By Mimi Burstein, Special to The Times Chin Wei Huang (left) with tutor Laura Jenkins. Library users may have noticed several pairs of adults in the Reference section, deep in quiet conversation, poring over books, laptops, and papers together. In many cases, they are student-tutor pairs, working with the Adult Tutoring program based in the Chester County Library.  The program is a partnership...