YMCA to bring back teen programs this fall

Area students in Harrisburg as part of the Youth and Government program. The YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW) will bring back key programs focused on teens and preteens this fall, helping young people to connect, engage and get involved in their communities. “We know that our youth are struggling, even if they’re unable to voice it. Adolescence is a challenging time in a person’s life, and...

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...

When it comes to the pipeline: who bought Tom Wolf?

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Yes, it was a good thing that Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro came to Chester County this past week and announced 48 criminal charges against Energy Transfer, the company completely botching the construction of the Mariner East II Pipeline. The bad thing: work continued on the project the next day like nothing happened. Even if Energy Transfer...

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,...

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...

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...

CCEDC announces release of survey on COVID-19 on local businesses

Despite significant concerns about revenue and labor shortages, 75% of surveyed Chester County businesses say they plan to return to pre-COVID operations and 77% report no change in the size of their physical workspace and facilities. That’s according to a survey conducted by the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) in partnership with Restore Chester County. Twenty-four survey...

LCH to hold Amigos of LCH event, Oct. 15

LCH Health and Community Services (LCH) will host their fifth annual Amigos LCH event this year on Friday, October 15th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This is the second year that the event will remain virtual.  “At home continues to be the safest place to gather in a large group,” said Ronan W. Gannon, Chief Executive Officer of LCH.  “But as a community, over this past year and a half, we...

Maxwell completes Center for Excellence in County Leadership program

Josh Maxwell WEST CHESTER — Chester County Board of Commissioners’ Vice Chair Josh Maxwell has completed the Center for Excellence in County Leadership (CEL) program, a premier professional development curriculum administered by the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP). The training included intense classes in leadership style, managerial versatility, interpersonal dynamics,...

County issues new Public Preparedness guide

WEST CHESTER — If there is one lesson Hurricane Ida reinforced for Chester County, it is that we all must stay prepared for the unexpected. It is with that in mind that the Chester County Commissioners have proclaimed September as National Preparedness Month and joined with the County’s Department of Emergency Services in issuing a Public Preparedness Guide to help make Chester County families...