Unionville track primed for district meet

By Hannah Christopher, Running Editor, The Times Unionville’s Kacie Breeding and coach Mark Lacianca (file photo, courtesy milesplit.com) head into this week’s District One track meet at Coatesville with high hopes after winning the Ches-Mont League meet last week. This week, the Unionville boys and girls track team head to Coatesville for the district 1 track meet (Friday and Saturday...

Grab a No. 2 pencil and underline this: the Keystones are unfair

While the legislature fiddles, teachers and students suffer By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The good news is that the kids got to sleep in a bit on a school day. And while it’s becoming increasingly clear that our teens don’t get enough sleep — and a movement to delay the start time in Chester County high schools is slowly gaining momentum — that my twins, freshmen at Unionville High...

Survey: Business owners bullish on Chesco economy

WEST CHESTER — It appears that small business in Chester County is pretty bullish on the economic future of the county, based on a new survey released Tuesday by the county commissioners and a county economic development group. The Chester County Board of Commissioners and the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC), announced at Tuesday’s Commissioners’ Sunshine Meeting, the...

Art Watch: A Chester County Tour de Force!

The Chester County Studio Tour is here! By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times No art show this year matches the excitement and breadth of this year’s Chester County Studio Tour this weekend May 21 and May 22. With 127 artists showing and selling their work at 53 art studios spread across Chester County, this is the largest Studio Tour to date. The Studio Tour offers a thrilling opportunity...

UCF looks at cuts to proposed tax hike

Discussion focused on whether to maintain or spend reserves By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Pocopson Elementary School Principal Clif Beaver offers congratulations to retiring teacher Dennis Nelms during Monday night’s Board of Education meeting. POCOPSON — It appears that the final tax increase for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District will drop some from its initial estimate, after...

Twins charged in Chesco/Lancaster bombing spree

Alleged to have built IEDs, blown up sheds in Dec., 2015 Daniel Tate Twin brothers from Cochranville are facing charges that they spent their holiday break from college a bit differently than most students: engaging in a bombing spree in Western Chester County and in eastern Lancaster County, following a joint investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, State Police...

The hardest part about parenting: letting go

My oldest will be off to college in a few short months, hard to believe By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times You know what is so hard about being a parent? It’s that you can’t possibly know how difficult it is until you are already knee­-deep in it. There is nothing that can prepare you for the amount of blood, sweat, tears, and unimaginable joy you will experience as a result of bringing...

On Stage (Extra): Whitechapel hits road to promote new album

Veteran rockers The Zombies rise again By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Whitechapel Whitechapel has a new album ready to be released this summer and has plans for a massive tour to accompany the release of the disc, which is titled “Mark of the Blade.” But, that doesn’t mean the metal band from Knoxville, Tennessee is sitting home waiting. Instead, Whitechapel — Phil Bozeman...

Question over conflict on Poplar Tree home in E. Marlborough

Board of Supervisors approves new paving, commercial signs By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH – The township’s Board of Supervisors’ held a short meeting on Monday night at the East Marlborough Township building. It did not break the record of the shortest meeting but it lasted about a half an hour with most of that time spent on the controversial property at 101...

What To Do: Saddle Up For Willowdale

Also: 74th annual Dogwood Festival in Phoenixville By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The 24th annual Willowdale Steeplechase is Sunday, races, tailgating competition and, of course, those hats. The Brandywine Valley is horse country and the 2016 equestrian season is already underway. The 24th Annual Willowdale Steeplechase (Steeplechase grounds, routes 82 and 926, Unionville, 610-444-1582,...