Not content with taking your vote away, apparently Republicans also want you to die

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa This was going to be a column about the non-trivial issue of politicians seeking to disenfranchise millions of voters literally because they didn’t like how the election went, but COVID-19, being COVID-19, the virus pushed itself back to front and center in the headlines again Thursday. With cases spiraling — especially in the central part of the...

Wolf flawed but OK on COVID-19, but DOH dropping the ball

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times I don’t want to nitpick, but… Look, let’s be clear: Gov. Tom Wolf has done a solid job in reacting to COVID-19 crisis. Compared to knuckleheads like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, he’s been brilliant. Compared to President Donald Trump….well, he’s a super genius. But, admittedly, that’s been kind of a low bar. Compare Wolf to New...

Wolf expands dining ban statewide, liquor stores close

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The entire commonwealth of Pennsylvania was placed on a virtual lockdown by Gov. Tom Wolf — joining five counties, including Chester County, that saw all non-essential businesses being asked to close for two weeks as part of the battle to fight the COVID-19 virus spread. Additionally, all bars and restaurants can no longer allow dine-in customers. The state is advising...

Snow closes schools, makes slick highways

Both county political parties forced to postpone annual conventions Roughly a half foot of snow blanketed much of Chester County overnight, closing schools and some businesses — and postponing both county political parties’ annual conventions, this after a bout of extreme cold temperatures — some of the coldest in the region in two decades. Although the snow wrapped up Tuesday morning, weather...

Sigh. A foot of snow (or more) blankets county

Schools, county offices closed; hope for warmer weather next week? By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The snow flies Thursday morning in Pocopson, where more than nine inches of snow had fallen by 9 a.m. A mix of snow, sleet and rain is expected to continue throughout the day with additional accumulations of 3 to 5 inches. With more than a foot of snow likely to blanket Chester County, here’s a couple...