Town Tours and Village Walks to kickoff June 6

Chester County Commissioners Josh Maxwell, Marian Moskowitz and Eric Roe have announced details of the 2024 Town Tours & Village Walks program, kicking-off at the Chester County History Center in West Chester on Thursday evening, June 6. Celebrating its 30th year, the Chester County Town Tours & Village Walks program is a highly anticipated series that attracts residents and visitors from...

County Commissioners award nearly $6.7M in open space preservation and park improvement grants

Site of the future Pennsbury Township Park expansion. Chester County Commissioners Josh Maxwell, Marian Moskowitz, and Eric Roe approved the awarding of nearly $6.7 million in open space preservation and park improvement grants today at the public Commissioners’ meeting. The grants are made available through Chester County’s Preservation Partnership Program, which offers funding to municipalities...

County’s Workforce Development Manager wins state workforce award

Workforce Phoenix Award recipient Stephanie Smith (left) is pictured with Chester County Department of Workforce Development Director Jeannette Roman. The Chester County Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announces that one of its team members, Workforce Development Manager Stephanie Smith, was recently honored with the Workforce Phoenix Award presented by the Pennsylvania Workforce Development...

Kennett Schools to name Rizzo Saunders as new Superintendent

Dr. Kimberly Rizzo Saunders The Kennett Consolidated School District (KCSD) Board of Directors will vote on the appointment of Dr. Kimberly Rizzo Saunders as its next Superintendent of Schools at a Special Meeting scheduled for Monday, May 20 at 6 p.m. Rizzo Saunders brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of educational leadership to the district. Having served as Superintendent...

County DA announces acquisition of new ballistics tank

Chester County’s new ballistics tank. The Chester County District Attorney’s Office and the Chester County Detectives are pleased announced Wednesday that they have fully implemented Ballistics Tank technology into the investigative process of firearm identification. This will allow firearms recovered by police to be tested almost immediately by a Chester County Detectives Firearms Examiner....

DCCC Receives $25K Gift from Endless Pools® to support Chester Trades Education Project

The Chester Trades Education Project is a tuition-free program that offers Chester residents post-secondary education and training in carpentry at DCCC. Courtesy DCCC. Delaware County Community College is pleased to announce it has received a $25,000 grant from Endless™ Pools, a locally based business unit of Masco Corporation, to support the Chester Trades Education Project (CTEP) at the College. The...

Chesco, local counties award energy contract to WGL

The Sustainable Energy Partnership of Southeast Pennsylvania (SEPSPA) — a group composed of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties — has announced that it is awarding a five-year contract to WGL Energy to coordinate the purchase of retail electricity that will power the four counties’ operations. SEPSPA was established in 2020 to explore pathways to purchase renewable energy operations...

Houlahan, HHS Secretary Becerra visit LCH

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra (center) and U.S. Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan at LCH Kennett Square, Friday. LCH Health and Community Services (LCH) welcomed U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra and U.S. Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan at LCH Kennett Square on May 10, 2024. Secretary Becerra and Congresswoman Houlahan joined LCH...

Commissioners adopt Heritage Tourism Plan

Chester County Commissioners Josh Maxwell, Marian Moskowitz and Eric Roe recently adopted a new Heritage Tourism Plan that encourages all communities in the county to share stories that highlight their identity and history – which will support local and regional preservation, conservation, tourism, and quality of life. The resolution to adopt the Heritage Tourism Plan, signed by all three Commissioners,...

DASD moves to create full-day kindergarten

The Downingtown Area School District announced Wednesday it would move to full-day kindergarten. After years of extensive research and planning, Downingtown Area School District (DASD) has taken the first step forward toward achieving district-wide full-day kindergarten. On May 8, the DASD School Board voted to adopt full-day kindergarten district-wide for the 2025-26 school year, marking a significant...