Chesco celebrates graduation of project RECONNECT students

One year after the introduction of Project RECONNECT, 97 students have celebrated or will be celebrating their graduation – an achievement they thought might never be completed were it not for support from this first-of-its-kind workforce development program. Administered by the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC), Project RECONNECT assists individuals from southeastern Pennsylvania...

ORJ, Great Valley students win state eSports championships

Students gather for an esports tournament viewing in lecture hall, with participants seated at computer stations. The world of competitive video gaming, known as esports, has been growing rapidly over the last decade. What began as small tournaments has evolved into a multibillion-dollar global industry, attracting millions of viewers. Now, esports is making its mark in schools across Pennsylvania,...

355 volunteer first responders qualify for county property tax rebate

Chester County first responder leadership, lauded the volunteer first responder county real estate tax rebate program: Matt Eick, President, Chester County EMS Council. Six months after the Chester County Commissioners enacted a County Real Estate Tax Rebate ordinance for volunteer fire company and EMS agency members, 355 qualified volunteer first responders and administrative members have successfully...

Town Tours and Village Walks to kickoff June 6

Chester County Commissioners Josh Maxwell, Marian Moskowitz and Eric Roe have announced details of the 2024 Town Tours & Village Walks program, kicking-off at the Chester County History Center in West Chester on Thursday evening, June 6. Celebrating its 30th year, the Chester County Town Tours & Village Walks program is a highly anticipated series that attracts residents and visitors from around...

County Commissioners award nearly $6.7M in open space preservation and park improvement grants

Site of the future Pennsbury Township Park expansion. Chester County Commissioners Josh Maxwell, Marian Moskowitz, and Eric Roe approved the awarding of nearly $6.7 million in open space preservation and park improvement grants today at the public Commissioners’ meeting. The grants are made available through Chester County’s Preservation Partnership Program, which offers funding to municipalities...

County’s Workforce Development Manager wins state workforce award

Workforce Phoenix Award recipient Stephanie Smith (left) is pictured with Chester County Department of Workforce Development Director Jeannette Roman. The Chester County Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announces that one of its team members, Workforce Development Manager Stephanie Smith, was recently honored with the Workforce Phoenix Award presented by the Pennsylvania Workforce Development...

Kennett Summerfest to offer even more food, wines, music for 2024

Kennett Summerfest is back June 9, bigger and better than ever. The beginning of June in Kennett Square is a time to celebrate Summer, relax, and revel in the abundance that the heart of the Brandywine Valley has to offer. Kennett Summerfest Wine + Food Festival on June 9th provides the quintessential opportunity to indulge in a fusion of the finest local wines, culinary delights, floral displays,...

Chesco, local counties award energy contract to WGL

The Sustainable Energy Partnership of Southeast Pennsylvania (SEPSPA) — a group composed of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties — has announced that it is awarding a five-year contract to WGL Energy to coordinate the purchase of retail electricity that will power the four counties’ operations. SEPSPA was established in 2020 to explore pathways to purchase renewable energy operations...

Commissioners adopt Heritage Tourism Plan

Chester County Commissioners Josh Maxwell, Marian Moskowitz and Eric Roe recently adopted a new Heritage Tourism Plan that encourages all communities in the county to share stories that highlight their identity and history – which will support local and regional preservation, conservation, tourism, and quality of life. The resolution to adopt the Heritage Tourism Plan, signed by all three Commissioners,...

Planning meeting set for Chester County 250

US Rep. Chrissy Houlahan with Randall Spackman, Kent Snell and Noah Lewis on Veterans Day in Chester County. With the nation’s 250th anniversary fast approaching, it’s time for Chester County organizations, neighborhoods, and individuals to get ready. CC250 will host a community planning summit on Friday, June 7 at Thornbury Farm in West Chester from 8:30 – 12:30. Attendees will have the opportunity...