Chester County Democrats enjoy local Tsunami

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Chester County’s  Democrats made strong gains in legislative races Tuesday, winning a clear majority of State House seats and picking up a pair of state Senate seats — not to mention electing a Democrat to represent the entire county in 2019 as well as electing another Democrat to serve the southern part of the county almost immediately. While the “Blue Wave”...

Letter: Are we ‘safe’ with John Lawrence?

To the editor: My name is Sue Walker, and I am the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania House District 13. I read your editorial assessment of the upcoming election on November 6th  (Chescotimes 7/28/18) with great interest.  You encapsulated a number of issues regarding our nation and state, and you predicted how the election will ultimately hurt the Republican party.  Your piece was quite generous...

Schott, Lawrence trade barbs over outreach spending

Democrat cites excessive event spending, Republican says numbers ‘cherry picked’ By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times 13th District State House candidates Ann Schott (left) and John Lawrence are sparring over how much Lawrence spent on community outreach events such as senior expos and paper shredding events. The two candidates for State Representative in the 13th District are sparring over...

Dansko hosts Meehan, Lawrence for tour

Elected officials get close up look at high tech Chester County business By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan, Dansko’s Co-Founder & COEE -Peter Kjellerup along with Sal Agati – Executive Vice President of Design & Global Sourcing discuss Dansko quality and design inside headquarters, during a recent tour of Dansko’s West grove facility. WEST GROVE –...

A tough week for Corbett, but an interesting tax idea

While the Fraternal Order of Police endorse Wolf, Corbett goes after Amish Mafia By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Gov. Tom Corbett’s struggling gubernatorial campaign took another hit this week when the state’s Fraternal Order of Police endorsed Democrat Tom Wolf, while the governor made headlines calling for the cancellation of the popular Amish Mafia TV show. Yup. Really. First on the FOP endorsement:...

Roundtable on poverty a start, but more is needed

Until there is a collective will to really address poverty, things won’t get better By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times COATESVILLE — With wealth bordering on abundance at times in Chester County, it can be difficult to confront the truth that for many here — arguably far too many — poverty remains a stark reality and a reality that in recent years has gotten worse. This past week, six state...

Local officials deliver meals to needy

Local officials and staff team up with Meals on Wheels for Mayors for Meals Day Meals on Wheels of Chester County held its annual Mayors For Meals Day on March 20 as a part of its March For Meals campaign. Mayors and other elected officials participated in the event to show their support for our community’s home-bound and hungry seniors. “We are excited about having so many county officials participate...