Vogel announces run for Congress

Ron Vogel A Chester County Realtor has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 6th District. In a letter, Ron Vogel informed the members of the Republican Committees of Chester and Berks Counties of his intention to seek the seat currently held by Democrat Chrissy Houlahan. Vogel said: “I will not stand idly by while the America we all love...

County announces two new COVID testing sites

With COVID case counts in Chester County at record highs, the county’s Health Department is moving to add testing sites, while asking residents to report positive “at home” test results. They also remind everyone that vaccinations and booster shots remain available for free from the Health Department. Officials with the Chester County Health Department (CCHD) announced the latest...

Blue light to shine at Chesco court house to recognize National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

One of the six pillars of Chester County’s Historic Courthouse will shine in blue light on January nights beginning the evening of January 11, 2022—National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The single lighted pillar represents an estimated one in six children who were reported as endangered runaways and were likely victims of sex trafficking (National Center for Missing & Exploited Children,...

What To Do: Ringing in the new year

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Mushroom Drop in Kennett Square New Year’s Eve is about partying – dining, drinking, welcoming the new year and…partying. The biggest party night of the year is the highlight of the schedule for the next week. Friday night is December 31 – New Year’s Eve. On New Year’s Eve, Kennett Square will be partying in style when the Mushroom Festival...

Houlahan, local officials tout new infrastructure law at Paoli Train Station

From left to right: Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors Chair Murph Wysocki, Chester County Commissioner Josh Maxwell, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, Rep. Madeleine Dean, State Senator Carolyn Comitta. Earlier this month,  U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-6) hosted state and local officials at the Paoli Train Station to celebrate the positive impact of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act recently...

Chester County Commemorates National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day with service remembering 13 who died without a home in 2021

Thirteen candles represent 13 individuals without homes who passed away in 2021 in Chester County. Chester County joined communities across the nation Tuesday in remembering those who died in 2021 without a place to call home. Just before sundown on what would be the longest night of the year, members of the Chester County community gathered in front of the Historic Chester County Courthouse to...

Coroner: Chesco seeing ‘sharp rise’ in COVID deaths

As the saying goes, folks in Chester County may be done with COVID, but COVID and especially the new Omicron variant are not done with Chester County: the county’s Coroner says that deaths are increasing from the virus this month — a majority coming from those who have not been vaccinated. Dr. Christina VandePol, Chester County Coroner, issued a statement Tuesday outlining the spike in...

County renews partnership with Coatesville’s 2nd Century Alliance

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline renewed the County’s partnership with Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance this week, in support of the revitalization and economic development of the City of Coatesville. The Board of Commissioners extended a contract through the Department of Community Development at its final public meeting of 2021, providing funding...

Commissioners OK program for commercial property clean energy loans

The Chester County Commissioners approved a resolution this week to activate the County’s participation in a program that will allow commercial building owners to borrow money for clean energy upgrades to their properties and pay the money back through an assessment on their property tax bill. C-PACE, which stands for Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy, is a financial tool for commercial...

Marshall named new Phoenixville Police Chief

Brain Marshall On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, Phoenixville Borough Council announced the appointment of Brian Marshall as the Borough’s new police chief effective January 1, 2022. The Borough Council conducted internal interviews of four well-qualified and exemplary candidates within the Police Department. “We are able to promote from within our own organization,” said Councilwoman and Police,...