County shifting into flood-recovery mode

5.5 inches of rain prompts evacuations, more than 60 water rescues The water is receding, and now the necessary mop-up will begin. And if county officials had their way, no one would be on the roads right now since many sections remain closed and the recovery will take some time. The storm left these giant sink holes at Colonial Hyundai in Thorndale. Although the waters had largely receded amongst...

Getting teens fired up about public service

County course offers opportunity for hands-on experience By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times As her colleagues watch, Hayleigh Hunter, 17, of Avon Grove High, drains the fire hydrant so that the hose can be attached. While many of their peers lounged at home or hung out at the mall this past weekend, a group of county teens took turns wrestling with hoses, matching wits with ladders,...

Swearing-in a homecoming for county resident

Former trooper, criminal supervisor, chief detective now chief deputy sheriff By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Chester County Court Judge Anthony A. Sarcione (from left) congratulates c and Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh, who held the Bible during March’s swearing-in. In a Chester County courtroom packed with supporters at the Justice Center, a veteran member of local...