Ex-Sheriff Welsh, Deputy McKinney face charges over misuse of funds, deputies

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Former Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh. Times file photo. State criminal charges and arrest warrants were issued Tuesday against former Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh and her boyfriend former Sheriff’s Deputy Harry McKinney alleging misappropriated funds from a charity for the department and alleged misuse...

COVID Update, Nov. 23: Wolf issues stay at home advisory, new limits on schools, gatherings

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Gov. Tom Wolf warned Monday that the COVID-19 pandemic could worsen seriously in commonwealth with today’s peak cases that average more than 6,000 per day could spike to more than 22,000 per day by December and overwhelm the state’s hospital system, asking — but not ordering – residents to stay home as much as possible. Wolf did announce some...

Families urged to apply for COVID-19 childcare grants from county

WEST CHESTER — As families struggle to cover the cost of childcare during COVID-19, the Chester County Commissioners are urging them to apply for financial relief before the December 30, 2020 deadline. The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU), which administers Chester County’s childcare grant program, says as of Wednesday, 639 families representing 1,135 children have been approved for childcare...

Chester County Commissioners present agriculture awards

Commissioner Marian Moskowitz, Commissioner Josh Maxwell, Scott Taylor (spouse of Sonya Beltran), Sonya Beltran, Avril Beltran, Daniel Beltran, Maria Beltran, Commissioner Michelle Kichline, Chester County Ag Council Board Chair Chris Alonzo AVONDALE — The Chester County Commissioners, along with the Chester County Agricultural Development Council (Ag Council), recently presented two annual agriculture...

Kennett Supervisors give preliminary OK to budget with no property tax hike

KENNETT – The Township Board of Supervisors voted to adopt a preliminary budget with no real estate tax increase for 2021. The Township held seven budget hearings beginning on September 16th designed to engage the community in a discussion about priorities for 2021 as it relates to the delivery of government services. The balanced budget is available for public inspection on the Township website...

COVID 19 Update, Nov. 18: State sets records for cases, hospitalizations, state tightens some rules, no changes for Chesco as yet

Editor’s Note: After nearly daily updates from late March through June, the pandemic eased enough for use to reduce coverage. The recent explosion of cases, hospitalizations and deaths nationally and in state have prompted a return to semi-regular reports again. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa The Wolf Administration moved to boost COVID-19 mitigation efforts, as case numbers...

Chester County Prison receives State Best Practices Award

Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline (left), Marian Moskowitz (center right) and Josh Maxwell (right) present the Criminal Justice Systems for the 21st Century Award to Chris Murphy, Chief of Probation, Parole and Pretrial Services for Chester County. WEST CHESTER — Chester County Prison has been selected as state-wide winner, receiving the 21st Century Criminal Justice Best Practices Awards...

Commissioners join Surrey Services for Seniors in delivering lunches and thanking veterans

Chester County Commissioners Josh Maxwell, Marian Moskowitz and Michelle Kichline deliver Grab and Go lunches and thanks to veterans at Surrey Services for Seniors, during one of the weekday drive-through lunch collections by local seniors. DEVON — Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline joined staff, board members and volunteers from Surrey Services for...

Chester County Children’s Advocacy Center receives national recognition

The National Children’s Alliance (NCA) recently reaccredited the Chester County Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC), recognizing the work and commitment of the CAC to the children and families in Chester County. Accreditation means the CAC has met national standards for dealing with child victims of physical and sexual abuse and neglect. Chester County District Attorney Deb Ryan said, “The Children’s...

Election 2020: Biden wins Chesco, Comitta, Kane win st. Senate seats; 2 legislative races too close to call

Updated Monday, 7:30 to better reflect recount status in the 158th District. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa It’s not just the presidential race that continues to be too close to call: a pair of Chester County state legislative races are basically too close to call — both await the last of provisional/military/foreign ballots and may well head to recounts in the coming weeks. While...