Winners honored for Landscapes3 photo contest

Andy Zhang won first place in the youth category of the Landscapes3 photo contest for his photo, “Sunset.” WEST CHESTER — Three adults and three youth from Chester County won awards for their entries in the Chester County Planning Commission’s Landscapes3 photo contest, which focused on the county’s greatest asset: people. The photo contest, “Putting a Face on Chester County,” was...

A tragic loss hits Chester County’s political world

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Just days after their biggest win in more than a century, Chester County’s Democrats are now grieving one of the biggest losses — a life ended far too soon. Adam Swope, 38, who served as County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone’s Administrative Analyst and myriad other roles with the county party died Saturday afternoon in a fiery crash at the intersection of U.S....

Tuesday’s election results were not all about Trump

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Not to mince words, but Tuesday was a bit of a stunner. With the county’s Democrats sweeping the county row office races and making pickups in virtually every category from township supervisor to District Justice, it is clear that Chester County is no longer a one-party county. And yes, to be sure, it was a bit of a referendum on President Donald Trump, as we...

SHOCKER: Democrats sweep row offices, win up and down ballot

Updated: 3 p.m. with Comments from Chesco Dems chair Brian McGinnis By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Democrats (from left) Patricia Maisano for County Treasurer, Christina VandePol, Coroner, Margaret Reif, Controller and Yolanda Van de Krol , Clerk of Courts, swept to historic wins, Tuesday. Photo courtesy Chester County Democratic Committee. Chester County’s Democrats won a stunning victory...

1,000-plus turn out for Chesco Color Run

: A countdown and color blasters marked the start of the Chester County Color 5K with more than 900 participants. Chester County residents of all ages came out to Everhart Park, and ran and walked the streets of West Chester Borough to raise funds to help fight the opioid and heroin crisis in the county. Photo by Benni Grigoli. WEST CHESTER — More than 1,000 race participants and supporters of...

County seeks input from residents at meeting on Landscapes3

Chester County residents attended a Landscapes3 public meeting at the West Whiteland Township Building on Oct. 26. WEST WHITELAND – When it comes to planning Chester County’s future, there are many voices and viewpoints about ways to balance preservation with growth. That’s why the Chester County Planning Commission recently conducted a public meeting about Landscapes3, the county’s next...

Four events to fight homelessness

WEST CHESTER — Chester County’s Decade to Doorways, the community-wide plan to prevent and end homelessness in the county, will host four free community events in West Chester, Coatesville, Kennett Square, and Phoenixville from November 13 to 16 as part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. The events include free screenings of popular movies with a central theme of poverty and...

Commissioners add funds to opioid fight

Commissioner Terence Farrell, Commissioner Michelle Kichline and Commissioner Kathi Cozzone (far right) present a check for $20,000 to Vince Brown, Director of the Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners presented a check for $20,000 to Vince Brown, Director of the County’s Department of Drug and Alcohol Services as further endorsement...

The Times’ Magazine: A sit down with Carolyn Comitta

Editor’s note: this is the first of what we hope will be a regular, magazine style feature on either a subject or personality of interest to Chester County. Like a true magazine feature, it is long-form and written from the author’s perspective. We welcome your comments, suggestions for future such pieces and input. State Rep. Carolyn Comitta (D-156) By Emily Pisano, Special to The...

Chester County to participate in drug takeback day, Oct. 28

WEST CHESTER — Chester County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services is spreading community awareness for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day taking place this Saturday, October 28th. Organized nationwide by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), National Prescription Drug Take Back Day provides temporary local sites for safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription...