We’re winning the war on COVD — but we haven’t won yet

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa The announcement that the Centers for Disease Control said that those of us who have been fully vaccinated may now pretty much do without masks everywhere but on public transportation and medical facilities means one thing: We’re winning the war on COVID-19 — but we haven’t won yet. And we may not win for quite some time. In places like Chester...

Journey toward freedom with 2021 Town Tours

WEST CHESTER — Join Chester County this summer in “Journeying Toward Freedom” during the 2021 Town Tours and Village Walks program! This year’s program will kick off on Thursday, June 17, with a virtual ceremony and Juneteenth Commemoration starting at 5:00 pm, followed by optional in-person walking tours at 6:45 pm at the Chester County History Center. Much like last year, the virtual...

Compass Mark comes to Chester County, seeks help on survey of local needs

Compass Mark is a local non-profit new to Chester County but with over 50 years of service in Lancaster County — and we are excited to be here!  Our mission is to prevent addiction through education, skill-building, and community mobilization.  We are asking for your input so that we may better serve you alongside our community partners. We are a team of prevention specialists that offer...

County starts COVID vaccinations for kids as young as 12 today

Following the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) recommendation of the Pfizer vaccine for those ages 12-15,  Chester County Health Department officials will offer the Pfizer vaccine at its walk-in or drive-thru clinic locations, with or without an appointment, from Thursday morning, May 13. From Thursday, May 13, the Pfizer vaccine will be available without the need for...

Chester County opens walk-in sites for COVID vaccine

Chester County Health Department officials announced a number of COVID-19 vaccine clinics now offer walk-in vaccinations.   County health officials encourage everyone who is eligible, but has not yet received the vaccine, to take advantage of this free, convenient option. From Friday, May 7, the Health Department’s walk-in vaccine clinic at the Exton Square Mall (former Sears store) will offer...

Small open space acquisition could have big impact, officials say

Natural Lands announced the permanent protection of a vulnerable section of East Branch Brandywine Creek. The acquisition and immediate transfer of the 12- acre property to East Brandywine Township ensures access to the creek for recreation and protects the scenic view along Route 282 in Downingtown, Chester County. “While it may seem like a small property, its conservation is quite significant,”...

Chesco Commissioners recognize Envirothon winners

Academy at West Fallowfield Christian School seniors earned the title of first place winners and champions of the 2021 Chester County Envirothon student competition. Pictured here, from left to right, seniors Jacob Hershey, Bryce Engle, Rose Rowe, Dustin Kauffman and Joey DellaPenna will represent Chester County at the Pennsylvania State Envirothon on May 10 and 11. Chester County Commissioners...

Ground broken on extension of Schuylkill River Trail

Chester County Commissioners and partners mark the official ground breaking of four more miles of the County’s Schuylkill River Trail. Pictured (left to right) are: Dave Stauffer, Chester County Parks + Preservation; Seyi Akinlotan, PennDOT; Commissioner Marian Moskowitz; Ryan Gallagher, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission; Elaine Schaefer, Schuylkill River Greenways; Commissioner Josh...

Letter: A vote for Lou Mincarelli

To the Editor, On May 18th, Republicans and Democrats will go to the polls for the primary election. I urge members of both parties to vote for Lou Mincarelli for the Chester County Court of Common Pleas. Yes, you read that correctly. Since judges must be fair and neutral, they may file for both parties’ primaries, so long as they find several hundred voters in each party to vouch for them. Lou...

County officials outline primary election plan

Chester County will place 13 secure ballot drop boxes at locations throughout Chester County for the May 18 Primary Election absentee and mail-in ballots. For information www.chesco.org/elections. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Board of Elections has approved measures to ensure the eligible ballots of all county voters are counted in the May 18 Primary Election.  Those measures include the...