County gives $10K to Schuylkill River Heritage Area

Commissioner Terence Farrell; Kurt Zwikl, Executive Director of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area; Commissioner Kathi Cozzone and Commissioners’ Chair Ryan Costello. WEST CHESTER — Chester County Commissioners presented the Schuylkill River Heritage Area with a check for $10,000 at this week’s Commissioners’ meeting, as well as a citation to the organization for its efforts in achieving...

Op/Ed: Commissioners praise county workers for storm efforts

By Ryan Costello, Kathi Cozzone, & Terence Farrell, Chester County Commissioners Chester County Commissioners (from left) Kathi Cozzone, Terence Farrell and Ryan Costello. Chester County’s winter weather certainly qualified as an extreme emergency this year. Residents endured multiple huge snow storms and devastating ice storms that made county roads dangerous. Schools and businesses were...

County: 5 percent of residents still powerless

‘Disaster Help Request’ form will facilitate getting people assistance  Nearly a week after the ice storm, Chester County continues to be focused on life safety issues as 5 percent of homes and businesses throughout the county remain without power.  Gathering information regarding need within the communities is critical, said a news release from the county’s Department of Community...

Getting teens fired up about public service

County course offers opportunity for hands-on experience By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times As her colleagues watch, Hayleigh Hunter, 17, of Avon Grove High, drains the fire hydrant so that the hose can be attached. While many of their peers lounged at home or hung out at the mall this past weekend, a group of county teens took turns wrestling with hoses, matching wits with ladders,...

For public, inside look at emergency backup

County’s Amateur Radio Field Day exercises, equipment on view this weekend By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Members of the Chester County Amateur Radio Emergency Service/Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (ARES/RACES) will participate in the 80th Annual Radio Field Service Day, a 24-hour exercise that begins Saturday at 2 p.m. and is open to the public. Waves of amateur...