Rivera announces run for Chesco Court of Common Pleas bench

Leonard Rivera Leonard Rivera, Latino, trial lawyer from Kennett Square, is among the top candidates vying for five open seats on the Chester County Court of Common Pleas. In this tight race, Rivera stands out as the most experienced litigator currently running for County Judge and the only candidate with a master’s degree in Trial Advocacy. His breadth and depth of legal accomplishments and thousands...

Say it ain’t so Phil: Groundhog predicts six more weeks of winter

Punxsutawney Phil, right, got to meet Gov. Josh Shapiro Thursday, but still predicted six more weeks of Winter. Pennsylvania’s very own world-famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicted more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow this morning at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney. This marks the 108th time Phil has not seen his shadow, calling for a few more weeks of winter, during the 137-year-old...

DCCC to merge Exton campus into Downingtown site

Delaware County Community College announced Tuesday that it will close the College’s Exton Center location and consolidate the staff and resources with the Downingtown Center, located at 100 Bond Drive in Downingtown. The Exton Center is closing effective June 30, 2023. All staff are being reassigned to the Downingtown Center.   “The College enjoyed 26 successful years in Exton, and the decision...

Avondale gets $150K funds for parks and playgrounds

The Mayor of Avondale Borough, Susan Rzucidlo, announced Monday that the borough has been awarded $150,000 of funding to help improve its parks and playgrounds. This funding came through U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. and will be used to rehabilitate Avondale’s parks and playgrounds – making them more accessible for all. Currently, no parks in the borough have accessible accommodations, making this a...

County makes push for outdoor activities

Chester County announced the launch of “Fresh Air, Self-Care Chesco,” a campaign that encourages residents to practice effective self-care for better health and wellness through easy outdoor activity. Introduced at today’s Commissioners’ Meeting, “Fresh Air, Self-Care Chesco” brings together the knowledge and services of the County’s Mental Health/Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities...

County to take over operation of Rover transit service

From April 1, 2023, responsibility for the majority of paratransit services currently provided by Rover in Chester County will transition to a County-run operation, overseen by the Chester County Department of Human Services. The Rover community transportation service was introduced in 1984 to offer diversified transportation for Chester County residents, especially those who cannot drive or have no...

On Stage: ‘A Soldier’s Play’ Comes to Kimmel

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  A Soldier’s Play Some plays are light and fluffy, some are outrageous, some are filled with humorous scenes, some have delightful music and almost all have a plot. And some are brutally intense. The Kimmel Cultural Campus, in partnership with The Shubert Organization, is presenting the Philadelphia premiere of Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2020...

Messerschmidt named new county Emergency Services Director

Warren W. “Bill” Messerschmidt III Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline announced Wednesday the appointment of Warren W. “Bill” Messerschmidt III as the County’s new Director of the Department of Emergency Services (DES). Messerschmidt will take the lead at DES from Monday, February 13, following his most recent role as Assistant Director of Emergency...

New Garden golf course to be preserved as public park

Loch Nairn Golf Club Natural Lands announced today the preservation of approximately 106 acres in New Garden Township, Chester County. The land, formerly the site of the Loch Nairn Golf Club, was purchased by the Township for use as a passive-recreation park, which is slated to open to the public in 2024. Conversion of the land from a golf course to a park will help improve water quality, absorb floodwaters,...

Cronin named new DCCC president

Dr. Marta Yera Cronin Marta Yera Cronin, EdD, currently president of Columbia Gorge Community College in The Dalles, Oregon, has been selected by Delaware County Community College’s Board of Trustees to become the College’s next president. Dr. Cronin will succeed L. Joy Gates Black, EdD, who will retire on June 30 of this year after six years of service to the College. Dr. Cronin will be the College’s...