Chesco’s Amer completes FEMA Master Public Information Officer Program

On Left: Michael J. Sharon, FEMA Emergency Management Institute Deputy SuperintendentOn Right: Amy Amer WEST CHESTER — Completing a year-long professional development program, Amy Kate Amer, Community Outreach Coordinator for Chester County Department of Emergency Services joins less than 70 others across the U.S. and the only one in Pennsylvania, as a recognized Master Public Information Officer...

Ryan, Noone tout law enforcement endorsements

Deb Ryan While Democratic District Attorney Candidate Deb Ryan hailed a first-ever endorsement of a Democrat by Chester County Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 11 late last week, the Republican in the race, Mike Noone, sought to do damage control by pointing out his own law enforcement endorsements from the likes of Chester County Police Chiefs Association, the Phoenixville Police Association,...

Commissioners seek threat assessment on pipeline safety

WEST CHESTER — Energy Transfer — the company managing the construction and operation of the controversial Mariner East II pipeline — might be selling a public image of safety, economic growth and such, but after a number of incidents, extreme secrecy, alleged deception and open questions whether the project is a clear and present danger to the people of Chester County, the county commissioners...

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....