Chesco government awarded top honor for employee well-being

The Chester County Commissioners presented an American Heart Month proclamation at last week’s public meeting to Chester County’s Human Resources Director Michelle Gallo (second left) and Employee Learning and Development Manager Marcy Curth (center), who oversees Chester County Government’s staff wellness program. For the second consecutive year, the American Heart Association (AHA) awarded...

Commissioners demonstrate CPR in honor of American Heart Month

(Left to right) Chester County Commissioners Eric Roe, Chair Josh Maxwell and Marian Moskowitz demonstrate Hands-Only CPR under the instruction of Chester County EMS Operations Coordinator Larry Smythe (right) at the Commissioners’ February 14th Public Meeting. At the Valentine’s Day meeting, the Commissioners Proclaimed February as American Heart Month. When a Valentine’s Day public meeting...

County’s 9-1-1 Center moves to New emergency call infrastructure

Chester County Telecommunicator Mike Arganetto in the Chester County 9-1-1 Center. Chester County has transitioned to the new Next Generation 9-1-1 Statewide Emergency Services Internet Protocol Network, a faster and more efficient way for the 9-1-1 call center to receive emergency calls. The Chester County Department of Emergency Services (DES) transitioned today its Emergency Communications Center...

Penn Medicine opts out of deal to acquire Brandywine Hospital site

Brandywine Hospital. File photo. Citing construction costs and building issues, Penn Medicine has opted out of an agreement to purchase the old Brandywine Hospital, Friday. Penn is expected to look for another facility in the area, which would be used for VA medical services and potentially emergency and acute care for the Coatesville area. Tower Health, which owns the facility an operated it until...

County Democrats announce 2024 endorsements

Chester County’s Democratic Party incumbents for state Senate and House seats were all endorsed at Wednesday night’s endorsement convention leading up to the April 23 Primary Election. Only two of the General Assembly races were contested, with the 155th District’s incumbent Danielle Friel Otten receiving endorsement, and Elizabeth Moro receiving endorsement for the 160th...

Commissioners OK new water resource plan

Chambers Lake, a water supply reservoir and regional flood control facility of the Chester County Water Resources Authority, features in the County’s new Watersheds 2045 water resources plan. Following a public hearing this week, Chester County Commissioners Josh Maxwell, Marian Moskowitz, and Eric Roe approved the Chester County Water Resources Authority’s (CCWRA) Watersheds 2045, a plan that...

Sheriff adds four new deputies

Chester County Deputy Sheriff Frank Imparato (center) with Chester County Sheriff Kevin Dykes (right), and Chief Deputy Jason Suydam (left). Chester County Sheriff Kevin Dykes announced the addition of Frank Imparato as the newest Deputy sworn into the Chester County Sheriff’s Office. “Deputy Imparato brings a profound dedication to community service and a firm commitment to upholding the values...

Maxwell elected Commissioners’ chair; Roe sworn in

Chester County Commissioner Josh Maxwell was elected Chair of the Chester County Board of Commissioners during Tuesday morning’s Board of Commissioners organizational meeting. Commissioner Marian Moskowitz was elected Vice-Chair. Commissioner Maxwell said, “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity over the next few years to work alongside terrific county employees in the interest of improving...

DA honors local law enforcement for Cavalcante capture and more

Chester County District Attorney Deb Ryan (second from left) honors various members of law enforcement for their work to keep the people of Chester County safe. The Chester County District Attorney’s Office held its annual awards ceremony to honor law enforcement, first responders, and others for their contributions and sacrifices in keeping Chester County a safer place for all. Among others,...

Op/Ed: Rapid industrialization is ruining the Chester County rural character

By Kaitlyn Toth, Special to The Times Kaitlyn Toth Growing up, a core memory of mine was walking to elementary school with my siblings and my mom by my side. The luscious green grass, tall corn stalks, and smell of the fresh morning air, it was the highlight of my day. My childhood is flooded with memories of running through open fields, exploring forests, and riding my bike down trail paths. However,...