Chesco to participate in ‘International Overdose Awareness Day’

Last year, 110 pinwheels were displayed at the Chester County Government Services Center on International Overdose Awareness Day – representing the 110 lives lost in 2018 to accidental drug overdose. This year’s display of pinwheels will represent an additional 104 lives lost to accidental drug overdose in 2019. WEST CHESTER — As part of Chester County’s commitment to tackle the opioid and...

Coatesville Christmas Parade canceled due to COVID-19

Mummers march at a previous undated Coatesville Christmas Parade. COATESVILLE – In an effort to safeguard the attendees and participants of one of Coatesville’s most cherished events, the Coatesville Christmas Parade Committee has announced the cancellation of the 2020 parade, Monday. The Parade Committee expressed disappointment for the community that this year’s parade is cancelled, but stressed...

Commissioners to hold virtual night meeting, Wednesday

WEST CHESTER — COVID-19 may have temporarily changed the way that Chester County government conducts its public meetings, but County residents are still encouraged to “attend” those meetings to find out, first hand, the role and responsibilities of county government. To provide an evening opportunity to attend – virtually – a Chester County Commissioners’ public meeting live, Commissioners...

Commissioners name new Water Resources Authority Exec. Dir.

Seung Ah Byun WEST CHESTER — Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline announce the appointment of Seung Ah Byun, PhD, PE as Executive Director of the Chester County Water Resources Authority (CCWRA). Dr. Byun brings to Chester County more than 20 years of extensive water resources experience in nonprofit, government, academia and private consulting.  She...

Chesco Commissioners to Wolf: shutdown Mariner East II

WEST CHESTER — The County Commissioners Tuesday strongly called on Gov. Tom Wolf to end construction and revoked permits on the Mariner East II pipeline after a series of events, including sinkholes and release of materials into Marsh Creek Lake. The letter making the request said: Dear Governor Wolf: During a telephone conference with Commonwealth officials on Friday, August 14, 2020, regarding...

State legislators call for revoking Energy Transfer’s pipeline permits, after leaks, spills

State legislators representing five House districts and three Senatorial districts in Chester County have signed a letter to secretary Patrick McDonnell of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, secretary Dr. Rachel Levine of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and Chairwoman Gladys Brown Dutrieuille of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission calling for an immediate halt to...

Recorder of Deeds office to bring facemasks to SE Veterans Center

Recorder of Deeds Chris Pielli SPRING CITY  – Officials from the Recorder of Deeds office of Chester County will deliver face masks to residents at the Southeastern Veterans’ Center (SEVC) branded with their respective branch of military. The masks were handmade in the United States and gifted by an anonymous donor. They vary in size and are printed with designs relating to the US Army,...

Friends Assoc. to pilot an Eviction Prevention Court

The Associated Press projects that 28 million renters are at risk of eviction because of the financial impact of COVID-19. Tenant advocates expect numbers to increase significantly unless protections are put in place. The moratorium on evictions is set to be lifted in Pennsylvania on August 31, 2020.  Based on high unemployment rates, Chester County will be facing a wave of evictions, placing an enormous...

Logan named interim City Manager as Trio announces retirement

COATESVILLE  — James Logan has been named Acting City Manager after City Manager Michael Trio announced his retirement from his role at the end of his five-year contract.  The change was announced by City Council members on Monday. Logan, who has served as Assistant City Manager since August 2018, will assume the new role effective immediately.  Logan previously held a number of city, workforce...

Don’t Retire, ReFire: Older and wiser, my birthday edition.

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times There are two major milestones in each year where we often, reflect on our life and assess where we are, where we were and where we’re headed. The next question is, does it align with where we want to go? For me, those two milestones are the week leading up to the first day of the New Year and my birthday. On both occasions, I ask what have I learned this...