Roe urges school to apply for safety grants

State Rep. Eric Roe (R-158) Rep. Eric Roe (R-158) is encouraging schools to apply for funding to help with safety equipment and resources from the new School Safety and Security Grant Program by Oct. 12 to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, which is administering the new program. “As a parent myself, I understand the importance of preserving our children’s safety at all times,...

Pocopson, State Police discuss school safety issues

By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – Monday, August 27, was back to school for Unionville Chadds Ford School District (UCFSD) students and school safety was the perfect on-point topic for the Pocopson Township Supervisors. Lt. Michelle Swantner, Station Commander of Avondale State Police Barracks, spoke during the public comment portion of the meeting about security measures in...

UCF seeks public input on grounds & facilities plan

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District is looking for public feedback on the long-term grounds proposal. EAST MARLBOROUGH — This past spring, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board hired a consultant to recommend the best use of roads, parking areas, and athletic facilities located on the high school, middle school and Unionville Elementary campuses. ...

Survey suggests UCF students get more sleep after schedule change

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times Unionville High School is preparing to greet students on the first day of school–Aug. 27. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Unionville-Chadds Ford School District’s “Start Time Initiative,” implemented last year, may be reaping rewards. At Monday night’s School Board Work Session, Assistant Superintendent John Nolen compared two years of student “Cleveland...

The Chester County Intermediate Unit: Supporting education across the county

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times I’ve driven by the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) Boot Road campus dozens of times.  Except for attending a Forensics (Speech and Debate) competition there once and knowing my neighbor provided CCIU-contracted early intervention services in area homes, I knew nothing else. Apparently, I am not alone in my ignorance.    Send...

CCIU celebrating ‘All Abilities’

Pictured here is the Owen J. Roberts Superintendent Dr. Susan Lloyd, Art Teacher Tom Sonnenberg, 2017 Winning Designer Kaylee Uba and CCIU Assistant Director of Student Services Dr. Anita Riccio. 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...

Residents show support for Unionville Indian

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times PENNSBURY — Approximately 70 people attended the Unionville Chadds-Ford School District board meeting, with many showing their support for the current Unionville Indian name and logo.  Most appeared to be part of an organized group called “Save the Indian Coalition of UCFSD Residents.” According to a letter emailed to Superintendent John Sanville and...

Andrew pushes 160th towns to adopt gun control resolutions

Anton Andrew Anton Andrew, a candidate for the Pennsylvania State House, is taking action when our legislators have not. Andrew has sent a letter to each of the municipalities in the 160th Legislative District, calling on those municipalities to pass a resolution to promote sensible gun control legislation. “As a citizen and a parent, my message is clear. We cannot wait. Our children cannot wait....

New Congressional maps are a karma bomb for GOP

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Republicans across the state of Pennsylvania are howling mad and running to the courts seeking assistance. Karma is a bitch, right? It seems like they may have to compete on a fair Congressional map — not the 2011 map that was among the most Gerrymandered maps in the entire country — and they don’t like it one bit.    Send article as...

Students learn history, get tour of county Justice Center

. Retired Capt. Joseph Carbo poses with students from West Chester Christian School. Assault with a ham sandwich has landed some unwitting schoolchildren in the slammer recently – as least figuratively Those unfamiliar with the legal perils of using lunch to mimic fisticuffs probably haven’t experienced the Chester County courthouse tour of Joseph Carbo, a retired captain with the Chester County...