Fellow commissioners surprise Cozzone with service pup named in her honor

Commissioners Terence Farrell, Kathi Cozzone and Michelle Kichline, with Kathi the Canine Partners for Life service puppy, named by Commissioners Kichline and Farrell in honor of her colleague Commissioner Cozzone. WEST CHESTER — A traditional charity check presentation at today’s Chester County Commissioners’ public sunshine meeting included an element of surprise for one Commissioner.  ...

Mariner East II ‘Backfire’ startles W. Goshen residents, minor home damage reported

Hundreds of West Goshen residents reported Monday night being startled by a loud, house shaking boom from the Mariner East pipeline. While Energy Transfer, the company building and operating Mariner East and Mariner East II, claimed it was little more than the sound of a car backfire: “During routine maintenance at our Boot Station in West Goshen Twp., there was a backfire on a flare at approximately...

Conversation with Commissioners — and ice cream in August

Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell announce the location of the next “Conversations with the Commissioners” evening, part of a series of informal open-forum gatherings held throughout Chester County during the year.  Moving from the usual “coffee and conversation” theme, the Commissioners are offering “ice cream and conversation” during...

County Health earns national accreditation from Public Health Board

The Chester County Commissioners announced Tuesday the significant achievement of the County’s Health Department in earning national accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).  To earn this accolade, the health department underwent a rigorous, multi-faceted, peer-reviewed assessment process to ensure it met or exceeded a set of public health quality standards and measures. ...

Chester County begins implementation of Clean Slate legislation

WEST CHESTER — Chester County has joined all other counties across the state of Pennsylvania in automatically sealing non-violent criminal records and non-convictions for anyone who has remained crime-free for 10 years. The sealing of the records is part of the “Clean Slate” legislation, and Pennsylvania is the first state in the nation to enact it. Because of the Clean Slate legislation,...

Chesco residents demand action on Trump’s detention camps

Protestors gather outside of U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan’s office, Tuesday. By Lisa Longo, Special to The Times Approximately 150 rallied Tuesday at the office of Representative Chrissy Houlahan stating a need for urgent and immediate action and to ask for the support of the Congresswoman to close the Trump detention camps amid reports of deplorable conditions for children and adults. Lack...

Sunday Quiz: Are you a damn, dirty Socialist?

Created by the Crack Quiz Team at The Times of Chester County (Pa.), Copyright 2019. All Rights Reserved. No reproduction without express, written permission. In order to help the right thinking citizens of Chester County, we wanted to offer this helpful quiz to find out if you are a victim of creeping socialism or a good upstanding American Capitalist. For each “Yes,” give yourself one point....

DiGiorgio out as state GOP chair after texting scandal

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Val DiGiorgio HARRISBURG — Former Chester County GOP Chair and row office holder Val DiGiorgio abruptly resigned Tuesday as Chairman of the state Republican Party, just hours after a series of stories in The Philadelphia Inquirer detailed a series of sexually-charged and graphic texts he reportedly shared with a female candidate for Philadelphia City Council. DiGiorgio,...

County State Reps announce $1.2M in grants for safety, crime victims

Chester County’s Democratic state Reps. Carolyn Comitta, Melissa Shusterman, Kristine Howard, Danielle Friel Otten, Dan Williams and Christina Sappey announced that $1.2 million worth of grant funds from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency will be distributed across the county to increase safety and help crime victims. Within Comitta’s legislative district, Domestic Violence...

Commissioners OK commercial clean energy finance program

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County commissioners recently approved a resolution calling for the county to participate in C-PACE, a clean energy financing program for commercial properties. C-PACE, which stands for Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy, is a financial tool for commercial property owners to obtain low-cost, long-term financing for energy efficiency, renewable energy and water...