The lies that kill

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa The lies are killing people. Thankfully, the open deception about COVID-19 has been of limited impact here in Chester County, save the odd spittle-flecked angry email or comment claiming the virus is fake, masking is a plot against freedom, the election was rigged and that Donald Trump would be reinstated on Aug. 13. None of that is true, of course,...

Symbolic wreaths will pay tribute to veterans

Ceremony to take place at Oxford Cemetery on Saturday  By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times On Saturday, Dec. 14, wreaths will be placed on veterans’ graves in more than 850 communities across the country as part of the Wreaths Across America project. In Chester County, a ceremony will be held at Oxford Cemetery. Ask yourself what your life would be like were it not for the...

It’s a bird, it’s a plane: No, it’s a giant mushroom

700-pound spore to descend on borough for New Year’s Eve By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times A sketch shows the mushroom that is being fabricated for Kennett Square’s New Year’s Eve celebration. Move over, Manhattan: Kennett Square is poised to supplant Times Square as the go-to destination for New Year’s Eve. After all, who wants to watch a boring ball when the...

Lies, damn lies and talk about Common Core

Kennett event drifted into propaganda, rather than a clear-eyed look at the facts By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times KENNETT — I came, I saw, and frankly, I left scratching my head. Setting aside the oddity of complaining about the teaching of global warming on a day that four-plus inches of rain fell on the southern part of the county, closing roads and bridges, it was a complicated night of...