Azalta, Eagles and Stroud celebrate area All-Pro teachers with day in White Clay

From left to right: Axalta All-Pro teachers Eric Turnbull, Brooks Twilley, Joe Dell’Arciprete, Heather Handler, Colleen Mooney, Robin McClean, the Stroud Center’s Dr. Steve Kerlin, Philadelphia Eagles Safety Chris Maragos, Dr. Javier Dominguez, Ross Cruz, Paul VanHouten, Anne Klein, and Michelle Fogel got hands on with macroinvertebrates in White Clay Creek. Axalta, a leading global supplier...

State to fund $1.1M for traffic safety upgrades in Chesco

State Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced that three municipalities in Chester County will receive more than $1.1 million in total funding for traffic control system safety upgrades. The grants come through PennDOT’s Green Light-Go Program, which reimburses municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals. “Ensuring that our traffic lights...

UCFSD approves student handbooks, asks for student conduct policy feedback

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times The cover of the new Unionville High School student handbook. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Monday night’s Unionville Chadds-Ford School Board Meeting was brief, including only the voting items needed to ensure a smooth start to the upcoming school year. Student handbooks for elementary, middle, and high schools were approved.  The updated handbooks better...

Letter: A safe harbor for child-victims of sex trafficking

To The Editor: If you’re sitting in a doctor’s office and see a patient wearing handcuffs and leg shackles, your assumption is that she is a criminal. Probably a dangerous criminal. Most likely, you’ll send glances or the body language of fear, disdain and horror. What if she isn’t a criminal?    Send article as PDF   

Lasko family donates ambulance to Good Fellowship

Vivian Lasko starts the new ambulance that the Lasko family helped donate to Good Fellowship Ambulance in the name of her husband, the late business leader and philanthropist Oscar Lasko. State Senator Andy Dinniman thanked the Lasko Family for donating $184,000 to Good Fellowship Ambulance and EMS Training Institute for the purchase of a new ambulance. “Oscar Lasko and the Lasko family never...

Dinniman details continued fight against animal cruelty

Senator Dinniman and rescue poodle, Jagger, with Melissa Falvo, mother of the late Justin Hayes, for whom Justin’s Foundation for Kindness is named. WEST BRANDYWINE –  State Senator Andy Dinniman recently discussed his efforts to strengthen animal welfare laws and end puppy mills in Pennsylvania at the 3rd Annual Kindness Festival at West Brandywine Park. The festival, organized by Justin’s...

Sheriff’s office K-9 Nero truly becomes a ‘rock’ star

Chester County Sheriffs Deputy Matthew ‘Jamie’ Mendenhall is shown on duty with K-9 Nero. WEST CHESTER — Anyone familiar with K-9 Nero, a stately, bomb-sniffing German shepherd, regarded him as a rock star long before he expanded that definition. In early May, Nero and his partner, Chester County Deputy Sheriff Matthew “Jamie” Mendenhall, were participating in a routine training exercise...

County donates $7,500 to Volunteer English Program

County Commissioner Terence Farrell; John Rafferty, VEP Board Member; VEP alumni and ambassador Janice Guenot; Commissioner Michelle Kichline; Dr. Margaret Pearsall, VEP Development Associate; VEP Board President Valerie Rozek; and VEP 2nd Vice President Fred Crotchfelt. The Chester County Commissioners recently presented a check for $7,500 to representatives from the Chester County-based non-profit...

DCCC Trustees pick new leadership team

Donald L. Heller Delaware County Community College’s 13-member Board of Trustees unanimously elected new trustee leaders on June 20 including Donald L. Heller, chairman; Kevin B. Scott, vice chairman; and Stephen F. Gambescia, re-elected secretary. Heller, who was previously vice chairman, succeeds former chairman Michael L. Ranck, president and chief executive officer of the Community YMCA of...

Longwood unveils three new ambulances

Longwood Fire Company’s three new ambulances. Longwood Fire Company has added three new ambulances to serve the community and now has four vehicles in service. “We examined the needs of the community and our commitments and we were convinced four ambulances were necessary to cover our emergency calls, standby requests and other duties,” said Longwood EMS Captain Matt Eick. “Previously,...