Numbers, both in polls and finance reports tell a story

While Corbett’s numbers suggest a Democratic opportunity, can they raise enough $$ to take advantage? By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Not to beat a dead horse, but there are even more bad poll numbers this week to make even the stoutest of Republicans more than a tad worried about not just the fate of Gov. Tom Corbett, but whether an electoral tsunami could hurt down-ballot candidates, but...

OP/Ed.: Wrong for state and Rafferty to back drilling on parkland

By Kathi Cozzone, Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone On Tuesday afternoon, we saw over twenty committed citizens standing outside my opponent’s office protesting the Senator’s vote to lease state-owned parkland to drilling companies. In addition to being harmful to our forests and parks, this vote was part of a larger problem happening in Harrisburg right now. The vote to lease state parkland...

Op/Ed: An irresponsible budget

By Kathi Cozzone, Chester County Commissioner Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone I worked in the private sector at large and small companies, in various financial management roles, for about two decades before becoming a Chester County Commissioner.  During the Corbett administration, I have watched from afar as legislators and the Governor concocted one bad budget after another.  Previous...

A journey from Rocky Mountains to Brandywine Valley

New head of Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau announced Susan Hamley The region’s snow-filled winter should make the new executive director of the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau feel right at home. The CCCVB board announced on Thursday, Jan. 30, that Susan Hamley would take the reins of the organization, replacing Blair Mahoney, who retired. Hamley has held several...

County commissioners retain leadership structure

With unanimous votes, Costello reelected chair, Cozzone, vice-chair By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times County Commissioners Kathi Cozzone (from left) ,Terence Farrell, and Ryan Costello voted Tuesday to retain last year’s leadership structure. During the first sunshine meeting of 2014, the Chester County Commissioners voted to continue last year’s leadership structure. With...

New detective could crack county’s hiring freeze

Commissioners favorable to D.A.’s plea to bolster overburdened child-abuse unit By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Tredyffrin Township Police Superintendent Anthony Giaimo (left) and Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan discuss the need for another county detective who specializes in child-abuse investigations. Widespread publicity about serial child molestation – both...

Stars align to spotlight preserve’s latest addition

Lenfest Center opens in Newlin Township with praise, gratitude for its benefactors By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Marquerite (from left) and Gerry Lenfest take a few moments to sit on Saturday evening with Penny Watkins, a Natural Lands Trust board member. NEWLIN — Stars of all sizes and persuasions – celestial to earthbound – shone Saturday night at the dedication gala...

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...

Lesson in thrift, nutrition benefits Food Bank

Students learn to stretch their dollars while assisting needy    Participants in the third Food Check-Out, sponsored by the Chester Delaware County Farm Bureau, get recognition from County Commissioners Ryan Costello (left), Kathi Cozzone (third from right), and Terence Farrell (right). Susan Rzucidlo, who organized the project, is second from right. The Life Skills Advanced Placement class at...

Lance Armstong and the Pa. GOP: soul brothers?

If winning is all that matters, who cares about a little a lot of cheating? By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Lots to discuss this frosty weekend in January, so instead of the more typical main subject matter, indulge me and try to follow a thread of complicated technology, overt party politics, acoustics and just about a little bit of everything people are talking about in the Unionville area this...