Dog wardens to canvass for licenses this week

The Chester County Treasurers Office is issuing a courtesy notice that dog wardens will canvass homes in Chester County the week of April 22nd to ensure all dog owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs.  All dogs three months or older must be licensed by January 1 of each year.  The fee is $6.50 for each spayed or neutered dog and $8.50 for other dogs. Seniors who are...

Chester County to celebrate 30 years of open space preservation

Chester County residents are invited to attend a celebration that will mark the 30th anniversary of the open space preservation program in this county and recognize the economic benefits of these efforts. The Chester County Open Space Summit will take place from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the Lenfest Center at ChesLen Preserve, 1199 Cannery Road, Coatesville.

DA candidate Ryan backs bills to support abuse victims

Deb Ryan Deb Ryan, Democratic candidate for Chester County District Attorney, fully supports the Pennsylvania legislature’s efforts to support domestic abuse and sexual abuse survivors. Ryan states, “PA House Bill 962, the PA House proposed Pennsylvania Constitutional Amendment, and Act 79 are three very important pieces of legislation to protect our commonwealth’s citizens.” House bill...

Commissioners file suit against Sunoco over pipeline construction

WEST CHESTER — Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell, and the County of Chester have filed a civil lawsuit against Sunoco Pipeline LP regarding the Mariner East pipeline project.  The Commissioners and the County are seeking a permanent injunction against Sunoco relating to the company’s disregard of the language of supplemental permanent easements...

Mooney named President of Jennersville Hospital

Claire Mooney Claire Mooney, DNP, MBA, RN, CCRN, NEA-BC has been named President and CEO, Jennersville Hospital, effective April 1, 2019; a role she has been serving as interim since November 19, 2018. Dr. Mooney previously served as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Jennersville Hospital, overseeing the nursing department, improving clinical quality outcomes and patient experience. She joined Tower...

Nearly 800 volunteer to clean up Red Creek Valley area

Nearly 800 local volunteers gathered for a clean up along the Red Clay Creek, March 30. Early on Saturday morning, March 30, almost 800 volunteers assembled to help with the Annual Red Clay Valley Clean Up. At 8 AM volunteers lined up at the Ashland Nature Center in Delaware, Kennett Square’s Anson B. Nixon Park and the Kennett YMCA Outdoor Pool to receive clean up supplies, route assignments...

What To Do: April means Cherry Blossom time

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Sakura Week at Shofuso If you want to see hundreds of lovely trees showing off their pink blossoms, you can find what you want at the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival (http://subarucherryblossom.org), which is known in Japanese as Sakura Matsuri. The event is running April 6-14 at a variety of locations around the Philadelphia area.

Commissioners slate 2 ‘Coffee and Conversation’ events

The Chester County Commissioners announce plans for the next two Coffee and Conversation evenings, being held in locations throughout Chester County over the coming months.  The informal open forum gatherings will be held in cafés and coffee houses and residents of all ages are encouraged to attend.

Zambrano named new Kennett YMCA Director

Francisco Zambrano KENNETT SQUARE — On Monday, the Kennett Area YMCA announced Francisco Zambrano as its new Executive Director. Zambrano comes to Chester County after 12 years at the YMCA-Peru, where he moved through the ranks of Camp Program Coordinator, Camp Director, Branch Executive Director, and finally, Chief Operating Officer. He has a global understanding of the impact and responsibilities...

Red Cross & Firefighters install smoke alarms for those in need

A city firefighter installs a smoke alarm in a city home, Saturday. COATESVILLE — On Saturday March 23, 2019 Coatesville City Firefighters and volunteers from the American Red Cross teamed up to promote their “Sound the Alarm – Save a Life” event in homes throughout the City. “On a crisp 30 degree early spring morning these American Red Cross volunteers left the warmth and comfort of...