County offers Fresh Start to juveniles when they turn 18

Chester County offers a fresh start for diversion program juveniles upon reaching the age of 18. Pictured left to right are: Yolanda Van de Krol, Chester County Clerk of Courts; Renee Merion, Deputy District Attorney in charge of the Juvenile Unit; and Don Corry, Chester County Chief Juvenile Probation Officer. WEST CHESTER — Thanks to a new service offered through the Chester County Court system,...

CCIU students help more than 800 needy Chesco families for holidays

TCHS Pickering volunteers help wrap gifts chosen by shoppers as part of Holiday Hope Chest 2019. DOWNINGTOWN — Students from all three Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) Technical College High School (TCHS) campuses and the Child and Career Development Center (CCDC) brought an abundance of hope to Chester County families in need this year through the Holiday Hope Chest program. Holiday Hope...

Sappey to host town hall, Jan. 16

State Rep. Christina Sappey (D-158) State Rep. Christina Sappey invites residents of the 158th Legislative District to attend her town hall meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 at Unionville-Chadds Ford School District office, 740 Unionville Road. Those interested in attending are asked to register in advance by contacting Sappey’s district office at 484-200-8264 or email RepSappey@pahouse.net. ...

Otten, Muth urge residents to voice opinion on proposed pipeline route changes

State Rep. Danielle Friel Otten, D-Chester, and state Sen. Katie Muth are taking steps this week to ensure that residents affected by a proposed route modification to the Mariner East Pipeline in Upper Uwchlan Township have every opportunity to make their voices heard. In the Dec. 14, 2019, PA Bulletin, DEP published notice of a 30-day public comment period on Energy Transfer/Sunoco’s proposed...

Ryan announces new leadership team for DA’s office

Michael R. Barry WEST CHESTER — District Attorney Deb Ryan recently announced her appointment of Michael R. Barry as First Assistant District Attorney, Andrea Cardamone as Chief of Staff, and David M. Sassa as Chief of the Chester County Detectives. “This is an outstanding team of highly experienced, ethical, and hardworking people who have dedicated their careers to public service,” Ryan...

Hennessey announces reelection bid in 26th District

State Rep. Tim Hennessey (R-26) Tim Hennessey (R-26) has announced his candidacy for re-election as State Representative in Pennsylvania House District 26. First elected in 1992, Hennessey has served as Representative for 27 years.  After serving as Chairman of the House Aging & Older Adult Services Committee for twelve years, Hennessey was appointed one year ago to Chair the powerful and very...

Caln Police seek info on possible attempted abduction

The Caln Township Police Department is investigating the report of an attempted abduction that allegedly occurred in the parking lot of the Reeceville Road Wawa Convenience Store on Wednesday at approximately 12:30PM. The female victim reported that she was seated in her vehicle when she was approached by two black males. A verbal exchange occurred between one of the males and the female victim, and...

Bennett announces run for 160th District

Amber Bennett Amber Bennett of Upper Chichester announced Monday that she will seek the Republican nomination for State Representative in the 160th District, seeking to replace retiring State Rep. Steve Barrar. The 160th is split between the southern tier of Chester County, including Kennett, Kennett Square, Pennsbury, Pocopson, as well as Delaware County, with Chadds Ford, Concord, Bethel and parts...

In wake of pipeline settlement, Dinniman says DEP fails to manage pipeline projects

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has fined a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners more than $30 million, but appears to have green-lit resumption of construction on various ETP pipeline projects including Mariner East II — leaving one local state legislator, state Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-19), expressing anger at the state’s inability...

Mushroom industry highlights sustainability at Pa. Farm Show

AVONDALE — Growing mushrooms is a mystery to most people. Because they are grown in indoor growing houses, you don’t see them in field. But this growing process is just part of what makes mushrooms one of the most sustainable foods. The mushroom growing process – including the mushroom sustainability story – will be on full display at the 2020 PA Farm Show, which opens today and runs through...