Officials denounce Neo-Nazi graffiti in Coatesville, Valley

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Police are looking for information about who tagged walls, signs, pavement and a car with racist graffiti in Coatesville’s West End and neighboring Valley Township, late Tuesday evening. According to police, a person or persons spray painted swastikas and racial epithets on walls garage doors and a Mercedes Benz, along with Neo-Nazi/White Supremacists codes....

Dinniman gets $5K grant for WC Food Cupboard

State Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-19) meets with volunteers and members of the West Chester Food Cupboard’s Board of Directors at the cupboards new location on Bolmar Street in West Chester. Pictured (from left to right): Fiona Allison, WCFC Secretary; John McCarthy, Senator Dinniman; WCFC Vice President; Joe Fratinardo WCFC President; Sam Wolfgong, WCFC Treasurer; and volunteers Julie Scott and Adean...

Dinniman: DCNR to grant $3.8 million for open space in Chester County

State Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-19) announced this week that ten outdoor recreation and environmental conservation projects in Chester County will receive nearly $3.8 million in total state funding through the Pennsylvania Community Conservation Partnerships Grant Program (CCPP). The projects are as follows: $50,000 to Chester County to prepare a trail study for the development approximately 15 miles...

Dinniman: PennDOT getting outside help to fix potholes

WEST CHESTER – Anyone driving the region’s roadways knows that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is struggling with keeping up with potholes on the roadways of Chester County. But now a state senator announced Thursday that the beleaguered agency will be brining in outside helpto smooth the ride. State Sen, Andy Dinniman (D-19) issued a statement saying that PennDOT...

Senate committee backs local graduation requirements

WEST CHESTER – State Sen. Andy Dinniman announced that the Senate Education Committee voted 8-2 Friday to return control of high school graduation requirements to local school districts. “This is a victory for so many students, parents, teachers and education advocates throughout the Commonwealth and especially here in Chester County, which has become the epicenter of the movement against make-or-break...

Dinniman highlights summer road projects in Chesco

WEST CHESTER — State Senator Andy Dinniman spoke Friday about plans for several major Chester County projects that are slated to break ground this spring and summer. “In the coming weeks some of the Commonwealth’s most important transportation construction and improvement projects will begin right here in Chester County in large part due to November’s passage of the new $2.1 billion transportation...

Ceremony honors county’s fallen heroes

Nine who paid ultimate sacrifice continue to generate appreciation By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times The Chester County Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard stands at attention during the memorial ceremony. For nearly an hour on Wednesday, May 7, nine members of law enforcement inspired a somber convocation of more than a hundred colleagues, lawmakers, jurists, public officials...

Deputy sheriff gets dual commendations

His compassion, restraint during dog attack praised by boss, state Senate Chester County Chief Deputy George P. March (from left), Patty Hansen, Cpl. Kurt Hansen, Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh, and State Sen. Andy Dinniman appear at the ceremony honored Hansen. As promised, Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh honored one of her deputies last week at a ceremony during morning...

Exhibit to raise awareness of human trafficking

It will rotate through 11 libraries, thanks to a multi-agency partnership Joe Sherwood (from left), executive director of the Chester County Library System; Sen. Andy Dinniman; Olympia Mitchell of Alpha Kappa Alpha; Shelia Sawyer, first vice president of Alpha Kappa Alpha; Dr. Cerise James, president of Alpha Kappa Alpha; Annabelle Jackson of Alpha Kapp Alpha; and Carol Jerrehian of the Chester...

Working to perpetuate Rebecca Lukens’ legacy

Annual award goes to former BVA intern and longtime open-space advocate  By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Molly K. Morrison chats with Susannah Brody, playing the role of Rebecca Lukens, at the Eighth Annual Rebecca Lukens Award ceremony in Coatesville. Attired in 19th-century Quaker garb, Susannah Brody provided the voice of Rebecca Lukens, and the elegant Graystone Mansion,...