COVID-19 Update, May 22: All of Pa. to go ‘Yellow’ June 5; 17 counties go ‘Green’ on May 29

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday afternoon that the entire state of Pennsylvania would move out of lockdown into Yellow status, effective June 5, with eight counties moving to Yellow and 17 additional counties moving to the fully open Green status on May 29. “We know not only that we succeeded in slowing case growth, but that our actions, our collective...

Chesco Commissioners celebrate 50th anniversary of 911 system

Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Terence Farrell and Kathi Cozzone with Chester County 9-1-1 Telecommunicator Lisa Gray. When one of your priorities is public safety, you recognize the importance of the nation’s 9-1-1 system – and celebrate the fact that it has been saving lives for half a century. Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell...

Royer gets Common Pleas nod from GOP

DiGiorgio stresses unity, DA Hogan promises to ‘crush’ opponent By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Allison Bell Royer thanks members of the Chester County Republican Committee following her endorsement for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas Thursday night as committee solicitor Joel Frank and party Chair Val DiGiorgio look on. WESTTOWN — Although there were early concerns that a couple...

Don’t expect much political change in 2015

Although new approaches seem badly needed, expect the ‘same old, same old’ this year By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times New year, same old politics. As 2015 dawns, even with new majorities in state and federal legislatures, as well as a brand new governor and a new county commissioner, things are arguably more the same than different. In terms of the federal government, it’s not just...

Kichline sworn in as County Commissioner

Replaces Ryan Costello, who was elected to U.S. Congress By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times WEST CHESTER – A large gathering of family, friends and dignitaries came to witness the swearing in of Chester County’s newly appointed Commissioner, Michelle Haris Kichline, Tuesday afternoon. Court of Common Pleas President Judge James P. MacElree II (left) administers the Oath of Office for...