Chester County to take part in International Overdose Awareness Day with ‘Night of Light’

The HOPE luminary display, part of Chester County’s recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day in 2021. Each luminary honored loved ones lost to accidental drug overdose or a loved one working toward recovery. As part of Chester County’s commitment to tackle the opioid epidemic, the County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services announces participation in International Overdose Awareness...

Officials: Sunoco failed to meet Marsh Creek cleanup deadline

Drilling mud from the Mariner East II pipeline contaminated Marsh Creek Park in August, 2020. Times File image. Nearly two years since Sunoco Pipeline L.P. spilled drilling mud into Marsh Creek Lake and its tributaries, and more than one month past the company’s agreed-upon remediation and restoration deadline, state Sen. Katie Muth, D-44, Berks, Montgomery, and state Rep.Danielle Friel Otten, D-155,...

6th annual Chester County Color 5K moving to Exton Park

Chester County Color 5K 2022 Banner 2. Participants of the 2021 Chester County Color 5K running through a color station. Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline and District Attorney Deb Ryan announce details of the sixth annual Chester County Color 5K run and walk, raising funds to combat the opioid and heroin epidemic in the county. This year’s Color 5K...

County Health: 1st Monkey Pox case found in Chester County

The Monkey Pox virus. Courtesy, CDC. The Chester County Health Department has identified a Chester County resident who has tested positive for monkeypox. The Health Department has conducted the case investigation with the cooperation of the resident, and contact tracing has been completed by the Health Department, identifying a few individuals who are close contacts – to provide guidance and precaution...

On Stage: ‘Sweet Charity’ at The Candlelight

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Many of you are familiar with timeless standards such as “Big Spender” and “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” but how many know the origin of these songs? They are two of the standout tunes in the award-winning musical, “Sweet Charity.” The Candlelight Theatre (2208 Millers Road, Arden, Delaware, www.candlelighttheatredelaware.org) is...

Houlahan’s bipartisan STEM bill passes House

U.S Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-16) Last night, the bipartisan Mathematical and Statistical Modeling Education Act, introduced by Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-16), passed the House by a vote of 323 to 92. The bill aims to improve K-12 STEM education by directing the National Science Foundation to provide competitive grants to schools to help modernize the teaching of STEM courses. A bipartisan companion...

Officials laud planned Coatesville sports/entertainment complex

Pictured (from left to right): Michael Grigalonis, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of the Chester County Economic Development Council; Coatesville City Council President Linda Lavender-Norris; Coatesville City Councilman Ed Simpson; Sonia Huntzinger, Executive Director of the Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance; Patrick Kinzeler of IDG Development; David Chauner, Managing Partner,...

Local leaders discuss opioid epidemic at Naloxone training session

: Pictured (from left to right) Denise Wroten, Board Treasurer for the West Chester Business Improvement District; state Senator Carolyn Comitta; Miss Pennsylvania Alysa Bainbridge, Chester County Commissioner’s Chair Marian Moskowitz; and Steve Ross, Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs (DDAP). State Senator Carolyn Comitta was recently...

Health care information made available for greater Coatesville community

The Alliance for Health Equity, in collaboration with the Greater Coatesville Hospital Closure Group and partial funding from the Chester County Health Department releases health educational materials to Greater Coatesville residents on where to get care, where to find a doctor or medical home, and where to find free or low-cost health insurance and discounts. The purpose is to distribute information...

On Stage: The Claudettes excited to be back playing live

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Claudettes The Claudettes do wonderful work in the recording studio. But, more than anything, the Claudettes are a great live band. Unfortunately, COVID-19 robbed the Chicago-based band of that aspect for more than two years. Late last year, the Claudettes returned to playing live concerts – including a powerful show at the Arden Gild Hall just...