Comitta announced $2M in additional funding for Coatesville train station project

Senator Comitta speaks at the groundbreaking of the new Coatesville Train Station earlier this year. She secured $2 million in state funding for the parking and transportation facility that is planned to support the new train station. State Senator Carolyn Comitta (d-19) announced Monday an additional $2 million in state funding for the parking and transportation facility adjacent to the site of the...

Houlahan promotes Medicare Open Enrollment in Phoneixville

Rep. Houlahan holds roundtable with Phoenixville Area Senior Center and PA MEDI representatives. On Monday, U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-6) held a roundtable discussion with members of the Phoenixville Area Senior Center (PASC) and Pennsylvania Medicare Education and Decision Insight (PA MEDI) to answer Medicare questions and continue her efforts encouraging area seniors to take advantage of the open...

Support health care heroes when you sip, shop & dine in West Chester this weekend

WEST CHESTER — 100% of QR code donations will go to local fire departments, police departments, EMS and health care workers when you sip, shop and dine in West Chester this weekend. It’s all part of First Responders & Health Care Heroes Weekend coming up December 10-12 during Chester County Hospital Lights Up Holiday Weekends in West Chester. “This is an initiative we’re promoting all month...

County seeks volunteers for authorities, boards and commissions

Bill Covaleski Several of Chester County’s 26 Authorities, Boards and Commissions are looking for more residents to volunteer to fill current vacancies and serve. “We are very fortunate in Chester County to have engaged citizens who care about the vitality and future of their community, and their neighbors,” said Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline....

Coatesville police officers earn national certification

Coatesville Police Sergeant Brenden Boyle, Lieutenant Rodger Ollis, and Detective Kirt Guyer. COATESVILLE — Coatesville Police Sergeant Brenden Boyle and Detective Kirt Guyer recently undertook training in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), a science that explores common-area design and aesthetics and applies tactics to mitigate criminal and vagrant activity. The training was...

County completes safety exercise at Limerick

The Chester County Department of Emergency Services (DES) has successfully completed its bi-annual federally evaluated, full-scale exercise at the Limerick Generating Station. The nuclear power plant in Montgomery County has been producing zero-emissions electricity since 1986 without incident, but these exercises are necessary to ensure full preparedness in the event of a radiation emergency. Chester...

Saved! Tower finds buyer for Jennersville, Brandywine hospitals — both to remain open

Beleaguered local hospital operator Tower Health announced Monday that it has secured a new owner for Brandywine and Jennersville Hospitals, and that both facilities will remain open as acute care hospitals in Chester County. As Tower worked through a reorganization plan, Jennersville had been slated to close — leaving southwest Chester County without a hospital. The fate of Brandywine — which...

Chester County launches Partnership to End Homelessness

Chester County Commissioners present a proclamation recognizing National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week to Rob Henry, Administrator, Chester County Partnership to End Homelessness. Pictured left to right: Dolores Colligan, Acting Director, Chester County Department of Community Development; Commissioner Michelle Kichline; Rob Henry; Commissioners’ Chair Marian Moskowitz; and Commissioner...

Technical glitches, misplaced ballots delay final county vote count; GOP leader calls for audit

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Although more than week has passed since Election Day, Chester County Voter Services continues to count votes — as a technical issue caused an apparent miscount and a batch of mail in votes dropped off at the Downingtown Library had not been counted. While Voter Services worked to correct the counts on Wednesday, the chair of the county’s Republican...

DA’s Office announces major boost in size of ‘Net child safety task force

Standing, left to right: Chesco Det. Sgt. Joe Walton, First Asst. Mike Barry, N. Coventry Det. Tim Prouty,Kennett Square Boro Det. Chris Gravina, Phoenixville Det. Nick Natale, Chesco Det. Ben Martin,Oxford Det. Chris Coverly, W. Whiteland Det. Michael Buchman, Chesco Det. Jerry Davis, ChescoChief of Det. David Sassa. Sitting, left to right: ADA Christine Abatemarco, DA Deb Ryan, Chief of StaffAndrea...