Commissioners present annual Ag awards, review draft of new county Ag plan

(l to r) Chester County Ag Council Coordinator Ann Lane, Commissioner Marian Moskowitz, Pam King and Farmer of the Year Darryl King of West Grove, Pa., Chester County Agricultural Programs Coordinator Geoff Shellington, Commissioner Michelle Kichline. Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline, along with members of the Chester County Agricultural Development...

AG Shapiro announces run for Governor

Pennsylvania Attorney General announces his bid for Governor at an event in Pittsburgh, Wednesday. To the surprise virtually no one — The Times has been reporting this for months — Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is running for the Democratic nomination for Governor in 2022. While there are nearly dozen Republican candidates for governor, Shapiro is currently the only Democrat seeking...

Chesco Dems rip Mastriano event falsely claiming 2020 election fraud

On Tuesday, Chester County’s Democrats laced into state Sen. Doug Mastriano, who plans a Chesterbrook event this week built around the Big Lie — that Donald Trump won the 2020 election, which multiple real audits have shown to be untrue — a claim fraudulently pushed by he and others in the state and local Republican Party. Mastriano has pushed for bogus vote “fraudits” in...

Police arrest teen over CASD alleged school shooting threat

Caln Police arrested a local student following a threat — which the student later claimed to be a joke — of a school shooting in the Coatesville Area School District, Thursday. The threat led to an early dismissal of schools in favor of remote learning as local police worked to assess the threat. It started at 7 a.m., when Caln Police Department was made aware of a tip that was submitted to...

Commissioners adopt new climate action plan

The Chester County Board of Commissioners today adopted the county’s new Climate Action Plan with a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% in Chester County by 2050. The plan, developed by the Chester County Planning Commission with input from a series of public meetings, public comments, and partner review, represents a significant update of the county’s 2010 Greenhouse Gas Report,...

Statement from Kennett Twp. on sentencing of Lisa Moore

The following is a statement issued by Kennett Township’s supervisors and Township Manager in the wake of the sentencing of former Township Manager Lisa Moore, who pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $3.24 million from the township. On Monday afternoon, October 4, 2021, former Kennett Township manager Lisa Moore appeared in Chester County Court and admitted she stole $3.249 million from...

Shapiro announces 48 criminal charges against Energy Transfer over ME East II pipeline; officials call for project to be halted

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Pennsylvania Attorney general Josh Shapiro, with Marsh Creek Lake as his background, announces 48 criminal charges against Energy Transfer for alleged misconduct in construction of the Mariner East II Pipeline, as Chester County District Attorney Deb Ryan looks on. DOWNINGTOWN — Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Tuesday 48 criminal...

Coroner: prisoner death was due to natural causes

The Chester County Coroner’s Office is releasing information on the death of Dimitrios Moscharis. Moscharis, 34, died June 18, 2021 in the Chester County Prison. The cause of death is sudden cardiac arrhythmia due to cardiomegaly (enlarged heart), manner natural. Results from two autopsies, one performed by a forensic pathologist for the Coroner’s Office and the other a private autopsy performed...

Coroner to conduct inquest after Chesco Prison death

Chester County Coroner Dr. Christina VandePol will be conducting an inquest into the death of Dimitrios Moscharis on October 21, 2021. Moscharis, 34, died in the Chester County Prison on June 18, 2021. “In-custody deaths demand transparency,” said Dr. VandePol. “The inquest is uniquely suited to that purpose. The decedent was only 34 and had no significant past medical history. We found no...

Struggling Tower Health to close Jennersville Hospital, sell Chestnut Hill

After months of thoughtful exploration and analysis, the Tower Health Board of Directors Tuesday announced a series of actions that will reshape the health system and establish a clear path forward for decades to come. At its meeting last week, the Tower Health Board approved: 1) Signing a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) with Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic to evaluate and plan for the transfer...