COVID-19 Update, April 7: Pa. deaths spike; Wolf denounces racism

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Deaths related to COVID-19 spiked sharply Monday, as the state Department of Health reported 78 new fatalities caused by the virus in the state, as additional positive tests grew by 1,579. So, far, according to DOH, 240 Pennsylvanians have died in the pandemic and more than 12,000 Americans have died, according to Centers for Disease Control. DOH reports 14,449...

Kennett Sq. Council to vote on resolution condemning Trump over racial comments

KENNETT SQUARE — The Kennett Square Borough Council will take up a resolution, Tuesday night, to condemn President Donald Trump for racially inflammatory comments. The meeting, at Monroe Nute Room of the Kennett Volunteer Fire Building, starts at 7 p.m. The resolution reads as follows:

The Stupid Kabuki of the statewide political races

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times My daughter is an aspiring musician/singer and as such, she often considers possible future band names — it’s a bit of a running joke between us these days. Which is, of course, why I nominate Stupid Kabuki as both a possible addition to her list and a perfect description of Pennsylvania’s two statewide races this fall. To be clear, Republican Scott Wagner...

Letter: Faults GOP officials for failing to call out racist groups

To The Editor, The silence has been deafening. We are now at the events of Charlottesville + 1 month.  I am represented by 4 Republicans – Representative Barrar and Senator Killion at the state level, and Congressman Smucker and Senator Toomey at the federal level. I get regular e-mail newsletters from all. Only one, Senator Toomey, has spoken out about Charlottesville.  It took him 11 days...

Sheriff under fire over ‘like’ of FB post defending KKK, neo-Nazi groups

Updated, 4:00 p.m. With expanded comments from Caln Commissioner Josh Young By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh The Sheriff of Chester County is under fire from county Democrats, local elected officials and social media users after liking a Facebook post that suggested Klan members, Neo-Nazi’s and White Supremacists offer less of threat to...

The shame of silence

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Sunday night people in West Chester, Kennett Square and numerous other locations around Chester County came together to do what our president could not bring himself to do: condemn the terrorism of White Nationalists, including the attack on demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday. Instead, President Donald Trump has a new ad out attacking the media as...