Maxwell completes Center for Excellence in County Leadership program

Josh Maxwell WEST CHESTER — Chester County Board of Commissioners’ Vice Chair Josh Maxwell has completed the Center for Excellence in County Leadership (CEL) program, a premier professional development curriculum administered by the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP). The training included intense classes in leadership style, managerial versatility, interpersonal dynamics,...

FEMA opens disaster recovery center in Downingtown

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania / FEMA Disaster Recovery Center located at Ashbridge Square Shopping Center, 945 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown opened on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. to help those whose homes or personal property were affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida between August 31 -September 5, 2021. The Chester County DRC Location and Hours Are: Ashbridge Square Shopping...

County issues new Public Preparedness guide

WEST CHESTER — If there is one lesson Hurricane Ida reinforced for Chester County, it is that we all must stay prepared for the unexpected. It is with that in mind that the Chester County Commissioners have proclaimed September as National Preparedness Month and joined with the County’s Department of Emergency Services in issuing a Public Preparedness Guide to help make Chester County families...

Downingtown-Thorndale Chamber establishes Ida relief fund for businesses

DOWNINGTOWN  — The Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce (DTRCC) announces the establishment of its Hurricane Ida Business Relief Fund to assist businesses devastated by flooding related to the storm. Donations are being accepted and can be made online at the Chamber website www.dtrcc.com or by check, and mailing to the Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce, 216 E. Lancaster...

County Sheriff’s Office recognizes 9-11 Responder Sgt. Paul Bryant, Jr.

Sgt. Paul Bryant, Jr., Chester County Sheriff’s Office, received recognition as a 9-11 responder at Saturday’s Phillies game.Photo credit: Chanda Jones/Phillies WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) honors Sgt. Paul Bryant, Jr., who travelled with his former K-9 partner Azeem to Ground Zero to search for missing persons shortly after 9-11.  Humble and quiet about his 2001...

Victory Brewing celebrates 25 years of growth, unveils new patio at D’town location

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Victory Brewing General Manager Kyle Solimeo cuts the ribbon as Victory founders Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet hold it, as the Downingtown brewer celebrated its new patio seating — and 25 years in business. DOWNINGTOWN — It was a bit of a beer lover’s paradise Tuesday morning: Victory Brewing was celebrating 25 years in business and the debut of...

County Democrats kick off fall campaign for row offices

Clockwise: United Chesco candidates Alita Rovito, Tony Verwey, Margaret Reif, Yolanda Van de Krol, Sophia Garcia-Jackson, and Patricia Maisano. WEST CHESTER — United Chesco, the Democratic PAC for six countywide candidates for this year’s Court Of Common Pleas and Row Office elections, kick off the final stretch to Election Day with the launch of their new website, unitedchesco.org. The six county...

Chesco’s McSwain announces run for governor

Bill McSwain WEST CHESTER — Bill McSwain announced his candidacy Monday for Governor of Pennsylvania at an event in his hometown of West Chester. Surrounded by supporters and joined by his wife Stephanie and their children, McSwain pointed to his experience as US Attorney and his time in the US Marine Corps to describe himself as a tough-on-crime candidate who will do whatever necessary to ensure...

Chesco officials announce Federal Disaster status following Ida

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners and County Emergency Service officials announced Saturday the confirmation of federal disaster funding assistance for county residents devastated by the impact of Hurricane Ida when the storm hit Chester County on September 1 and 2. The announcement follows the directive to FEMA by President Biden to make federal funding available to affected individuals...

County provides update on donation support for victims of Ida

WEST CHESTER — Chester County Officials have coordinated with key communities in the county impacted by Hurricane Ida, to announce donation opportunities that will meet the most urgent initial, and longer-term needs of the families displaced by Hurricane Ida. “We are so grateful for everyone across the county who are giving time, resources, material goods, and financial donations for those in need,...