Houlahan calls for removal of Perry, Jackson from Intel Committee

U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-6) U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-6), a third-generation veteran and member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Armed Services Committee, Tuesday called on Speaker of the House Mike Johnson to rescind his appointments of Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX) and Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Perry...

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,...

County: point-in-time count shows decrease in homelessness

Rob Henry (left), Administrator for Chester County’s Partnership to End Homelessness, reveals the County’s 2024 Point-In-Time results at this week’s State of Housing Affordability and Homelessness event. The Chester County Department of Community Development (DCD) and the Chester County Partnership to End Homelessness released the 2024 Point-In-Time (PIT) count results this week at the County’s...

On Stage: Slambovian Circus of Dreams celebrating 25 years with show at Sellersville

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Slambovian Circus of Dreams The Slambovian Circus of Dreams has an annual schedule that includes a variety of traditional events — the “Slambovian Circus of Dreams Halloween Show,” the “Fairport’s Copredy Convention,” “Kingston Earth Fair,” “A Very Slambovian Christmas” show and the “Slambovian Circus of Dreams New Year’s...

Becoming the Best U: Lessons cancer taught me

By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times I am one of the lone survivors of ovarian cancer stage 4 and metastatic brain cancer. As we all just celebrated World Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day and Brain Cancer Awareness Month, I thought it best to bring more attention to it and do what I could to help others learn more about this deadly disease. I recognize that ovarian cancer is hard to diagnose since its...

What To Do: Music fests kick off Summer outdoor season

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Tom Wang will kick off the Turks Head Music Festival. Summer arrived unofficially last weekend and will officially get underway three weeks from now. The weather is warm (or hot), school is almost done for the year and municipal and private pools are open. This means that it’s time for outdoor music events. Kennett Flash will begin its rooftop series...

On Stage: Copely brings multimedia harp show to Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Kirsten Agresta Copely The show on May 30 at the World Café Live (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, www.worldcafelive.com) will be a little different than usual – in several ways. The headliner will be a solo artist. The main instrument will be a harp — which is more common with a classical concert and less common on the stage of a rock music...

Middle schoolers compete in county Knowledge Bowl

Sixth grade Knowledge Bowl winners, Peirce Middle School’s 6B Team, pose with their award ribbons. Pictured from left to right: Bruce Laster, Kira Rodriguez, Mustafa Topiwala, and Siri Chodapaneedi. On Tuesday, May 21, 2024, middle school students from across Chester County gathered at the Technical College High School (TCHS) Brandywine Campus to test their academic prowess in the 2024 Chester County...

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...

Coatesville, city firefighters reach deal on new three-year contract

Linda Lavender Norris (City Council President) and Michael Boub (Union President and City Firefighter) The City of Coatesville and Coatesville Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 3790 reached terms for a three-year agreement covering the period from January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2026. The contract, which was signed during the May 13, 2024 City Council meeting, comes on the heels of a recent...