Coroner says 7 deaths due to cold weather

The Chester County Coroner’s Office has investigated seven winter weather-related fatalities so far this year. Hypothermia caused or contributed to the deaths of six Chester County residents. Four persons were found outdoors and two died inside homes with inadequate or no heat. Ages of these decedents ranged from 59 to 87, and all but one were male. Alcohol intoxication played a role in one death,...

County officials push state on vaccine numbers, explain guidance for schools reopening

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Chester County Commissioners’ chair Marian Moskowitz updates the public on the current status of COVID-19 vaccine in the county, Thursday. WESTTOWN — The leaders of Chester County’s government expressed frustration at low supplies of COVID-19 vaccine — and pledged to keep pushing state officials to boost supplies locally, specifically...

VA holds on the spot enrollment event, March 6

CALN — The Coatesville VA Medical Center will host a health care enrollment event for Veterans on Saturday March 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. Veterans have the opportunity to enroll for health care on-the-spot through VA and are encouraged to bring a copy of their DD-214 if available. Veterans may: –  Enroll on-the-spot for VA health care –  Schedule a Primary Care Appointment – ...

WCU clinic demonstrates potential model for large county vaccine events

Chester County residents in Phase 1A received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Saturday, at the large-scale clinic established through a partnership between Chester County Hospital and the Chester County Health Department. WEST CHESTER — Two of Chester County’s leading COVID-19 vaccine providers came together on Saturday for a one-day clinic that vaccinated close to 1,500 individuals...

Avon Grove SD wins award for budget prep excellence

Back row from left: Daniel Carsley, Elizabeth Julian, Donna Bollinger, Lisa Dosenbach, Barbara Wallace, Amanda Trauger and Dennis Pagan. Front row from left: Amy Seamon, Cindy Bhan, Eric Willey, Marcia O’Hara and Christine Marsala. WEST GROVE — For the second consecutive year, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) has recognized Avon Grove School District (AGSD)...

County Health, Chester Co. Hospital partner for one-day vaccine clinic to help appointment backlog

The vaccine clinic site at West Chester University WEST CHESTER — Two of Chester County’s leading COVID-19 vaccine providers have come together to create a one-day mass vaccination clinic this Saturday, Feb. 20, for 1,500 individuals in Phase 1A who live and work in Chester County. The clinic is by appointment only, and the Chester County Health Department has contacted individuals who are...

Houlahan calls for ouster of Post Office leadership

U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-6) has seen enough. Wednesday, she called for the ouster of of the entire leadership of the United State Postal Service (USPS), including its board of directors and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. DeJoy has been increasingly under fire for operating changes he made to the USPS, which has lead to slower mail delivery and a higher percentage of mail and packages being...

County Democrats announce endorsements for 2021

WEST CHESTER – Chester County Democrats say they are on the verge of a fifth consecutive year of historic wins as they gathered virtually Tuesday night to endorse their slate for the May 18 Primary. Superior Court Judge Maria McLaughlin accepted the first of 18 races on the docket, five of which were contested. Alita Ravito won the 65% endorsement threshold for Chester County Court of Common...

Stern announces run for U.S. Senate

Everett Stern WEST CHESTER — Everett Stern, a whistleblower who has spent a career exposing fraud and corruption and bringing to light the presence of dangerous fringe groups in America, announced today that he is a candidate for the United States Senate. Stern, 36, a Republican, is running for the seat being vacated by Senator Pat Toomey in 2022.   “Protecting and defending the...

County officials hit state DOH over vaccine distribution

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Graphic courtesy Chester County Chester County officials addressed public frustration with the COVID-19 vaccine roll out, issuing a statement Friday afternoon, expressing frustration with the state Department of Health’s (DOH) inability to meet the county’s needs. The statement makes clear that Chester County officials feel the county is not getting...