Unionville HS gets familiar face as new principal

Dr. Amy Jenkins EAST MARLBOROUGH – A familiar face is returning to Unionville High School this fall, as the school’s new principal: Dr. Amy Jenkins. The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District announced Monday the appointment of Jenkins as the school’s new principal, replacing James Conley, who was hired earlier this year as Assistant Superintendent in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School...

On Stage Extra: John Doe embracing folk at City Winery show

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  The John Doe Trio John Doe, who is headlining a show at City Winery (990 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, citywinery.com) on June 15, is a modern day American Renaissance man. He is a singer, songwriter, actor, poet, guitarist, bass player and author. Born John Nommensen Duchac in Decatur, Illinois, he grew in in Baltimore, Maryland – in the Lochearn...

It’s hard to feel like much will get done on gun safety

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa The mass shootings continue — so many it is hard to keep track. And we do nothing. That’s because the gun lobby has mobilized a fanatic minority of the population to think they have some holy right to own, carry and use guns with no restrictions. “Shall not be infringed” they scream at the slightest suggestion of any common sense gun safety laws. We...

DA, police seek suspects after man shot and killed in Coatesville

Local authorities are looking for two men related to a fatal shooting Friday night in Coatesville. The Chester County District Attorney’s Office and City of Coatesville Police Department announced on Saturday morning a joint investigation into the fatal shooting Friday night in Coatesville. According to authorities, at approximately 9:07 pm, June 10, Coatesville Police responded to a report of gunshots...

On Stage Extra: Sarah Borges rocks, but is hard to define

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Sarah Borges When Sarah Borges performs live, she rocks the house. Borges, is a Boston guitarist/vocalist whose music has been described as “walking that fine line between punk and country.” When Borges straps on her guitar and starts to sing, she rocks out. There is country, blues, punk, and rock in her musical DNA, but it is the rock element...

What To Do: Kennett Summerfest debuts Sunday

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Another area tradition is ready to begin. This weekend, a new special event arrives in Kennett Square this weekend with intentions of becoming a popular annual summer event. The 2022 Kennett Summerfest (100 South Broad Street, Kennett Square, kennettcollaborative.org) will be held on June 12 from 3-7 p.m. Kennett Summerfest, a brand-new wine and spirits...

On Stage: Miranda brings his ‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ to Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Lin-Manuel Miranda Lin-Manuel Miranda has the “Midas Touch.” He is a Pulitzer Prize, Grammy, Emmy and Tony award-winning songwriter, actor, director and producer. Most notably, he is the creator and original star of Broadway’s Tony-winning “Hamilton” and “In the Heights.” Other Broadway honors are “Freestyle Love Supreme” (2020...

Houlahan hosts SBA Admin for roundtable, high-tech tour

L to R: Co-Founder of nth Solutions Susan Springsteen; Administrator Guzman, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan; and Rep. Dan Williams tour additional space in Innovation Hub COATESVILLE – Last week, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) hosted Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman in Coatesville for back-to-back events: a roundtable discussion with Chamber and business...

Future firefighters complete final exercises towards certification

Firefighter I Training at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus. Nineteen students completing the latest Chester County Firefighter I Training Course conducted final firefighting exercises at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus.  The exercises covered search and rescue, indoor firefighting, fire attack types, auto fires, dumpster fires, and stages of fires. All exercises represent...

Op/Ed: Time to promote sensible gun laws

By Chris Pielli, Recorder of Deeds, Chester County Chris Pielli South Street on a Saturday night. How many times have we enjoyed hanging out there?  Now I am calling my son to make sure he is safe.  Meanwhile, extremist Doug Mastriano and his radical Republicans stomp and shout about the sanctity of life while promoting lethal legislation seeking to pass permit less, concealed carry laws that will...