$5k presented to local hospitals to help overdose victims

As part of Chester County’s team effort to fight the opioid and heroin crisis, the County Commissioners, District Attorney Tom Hogan and members of the Chester County Overdose Prevention Task Force presented checks for $5,000 to representatives from all five of the county’s hospitals at this week’s public sunshine meeting. The funds, earmarked to support each hospital’s warm hand-off program,...

CCIU partners with teachers on shoe contest

The 2016 winning designer, Hannah Williams from Coatesville Area School District 9-10 Center. DOWNINGTOWN — More than a quarter of a century has passed since March was established as Disability Awareness Month. The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) is not only committed to supporting the accomplishments of the past, but also to shift the mindset to “all abilities” as opposed to “disabilities.” In...

Wayne students raise fund for county K-9 program

Second grade students at General Wayne Elementary presented Deputy Sheriff Dan McCole and his canine partner Nero with $252. The students created and sold a cookbook to raise money for the county Sheriff’s K-9 program. K-9 teams from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office will reap the benefits of a class of second-graders’ culinary success – ranging from “PB & Bones” to “Apple...

Killion announces new office in West Goshen

State Sen. Thomas Killion WEST GOSHEN — State Sen. Thomas Killion (R-9) announced the opening of his new Chester County district office this week, located in West Goshen Township, 780 East Market Street, Suite 140, West Chester, 19380. This office will offer better access to services for the Chester County residents of the 9th Senatorial District. “I am excited to open my new district office...

Chadds Ford students display STEM projects at school board meeting

By Julianne Besznyak, Correspondent, The Times CHADDS FORD – Monday nights Unionville–Chadds Ford School District Board of Education meeting took place at Chadds Ford Elementary School and featured students display projects related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The meeting started off with School Principal Shawn Dutkiewicz highlighting the STEM activities that are taking...

Chesco Congress members feeling heat on health care vote

At last count, Meehan, Costello and Smucker appear to be yes votes By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The fate of a controversial health care reform bill may end up in the hands of local members of the U.S. Congress — as two of them were seen as being on the fence on the bill but now said to be leaning toward “yes” votes — as the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans scramble...

Cox announces run for District Justice

Dave Cox Dave Cox, a State Constable, has announced he is seeking the District Justice post for the Kennett Square area. “Dedication, loyalty, and availability are what the citizens of our community want,” Cox said in a statement. “A judge that is reachable AND available 24/7. Our community bond will grow stronger, our children will thrive, and our businesses will expand. The 30 years...

Holdsworth new Kennett Sq. Police Chief

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times William Holdsworth was named Monday night as the new Chief of Police in Kennett Square. KENNETT SQUARE – Kennett Square Borough Council voted unanimously on Monday night to conditionally offer the chief of police position to current borough Lieutenant William Holdsworth. He will be sworn in on April 3, succeeding Ed Zunino, who retired in 2016. Mayor Matthew...

Kennett Arts Alliance presents plan to boost local arts

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Abe Hughes presents plans for the proposed Kennett Arts Alliance to the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors. KENNETT  – The Kennett Arts Alliance presented its initial plan to help cultivate the local art scene at Wednesday night’s meeting of the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors. Presenter Abe Hughes said the newly formed group is working closely...

Hogan to chair regional drug strike force

From left to right: Sam Rabadi, Special Agent in Charge, from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, the outgoing Chair of HIDTA; District Attorney Tom Hogan; SAC Gary Tuggle; and HIDTA Executive Director Jerry Daley . Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan has been named Chair of the region’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (“HIDTA”) Program Executive Board....