District Attorney honors law enforcement heroes

The Chester County District Attorney’s Office held its annual awards ceremony to recognize and honor law enforcement, first responders, Good Samaritans, and others for their extraordinary contributions in keeping Chester County a better and safer place. District Attorney Deb Ryan spoke about the many accomplishments and successes over the past year. Ryan stated, “Today, we focus on our heroes....

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...

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...

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...

Commissioners Present $25K check to ChesPenn Center for Family Health in Coatesville

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz (right), Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline (left) present ChesPenn President and CEO Susan Harris-McGovern with a $25,000 Chester County Appropriations Fund check. Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline toured the Center for Family Health at Coatesville, part of ChesPenn Health Services, this week, and presented...

Chester County farmers and producers win honors at the Pa. Farm Show

Don and Pam Gable of Conebella Farm (photo credit: PA Farm Show) Chester County farmers and producers received high marks from Pennsylvania Farm Show judges in Harrisburg last week, resulting in an impressive array of medals and ribbons in the show’s 107th year of operation. The Pennsylvania Farm Show, the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the nation, hosts nearly half a million visitors,...

Frens appointed County Solicitor

Colleen Frens The Chester County Commissioners approved this week the appointment of Colleen Frens as Solicitor for the County of Chester.  Frens, the former Deputy County Solicitor, has served as Acting Solicitor since July 2022, following the appointment of former Solicitor, Nicole Forzato, to the bench of the Chester County Court of Common Pleas. “Colleen is an excellent lawyer who will serve...

Commissioners declare January as Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline proclaimed January as Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month at the first public Commissioners’ Meeting in 2023. The proclamation acknowledges the dedicated work of social service agencies, counselors, law enforcement, and modern-day abolitionists for caring for survivors, arresting and prosecuting offenders,...

Rep. Houlahan finally sworn to third term after days of GOP Speaker chaos

Houlahan in front of her new office location (1727 Longworth). The placard next to her reads: “This office belongs to the people of Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District.” Early this morning, U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan was officially sworn in for her third term as the United States Representative for Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District. While the Pennsylvania congressional delegation...