Houlahan holds ‘State of the Sixth’ town hall in Phoenixville

U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan addresses the audience at the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville. PHOENIXVILLE – Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-6) reflected on her State of the Sixth Town Hall Tuesday night: “In ‘normal’ circumstances, gathering together in this historic theatre would be special –but last night, it was very special because this gathering and this event marked more than two years...

Marshall named new Phoenixville Police Chief

Brain Marshall On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, Phoenixville Borough Council announced the appointment of Brian Marshall as the Borough’s new police chief effective January 1, 2022. The Borough Council conducted internal interviews of four well-qualified and exemplary candidates within the Police Department. “We are able to promote from within our own organization,” said Councilwoman and Police,...

Phoenixville hires new Fire Chief

Eamon C. Brazunas PHOENIXVILLE — The Borough will have a new, full-time fire chief, starting in early 2022. Borough Council announced the appointment of Eamon C. Brazunas as the Borough’s new full- time fire chief. This selection follows the July 2021 resignation of John Buckwalter who served as the volunteer fire chief since 2012. The borough conducted an extensive national search that resulted...

Chesco Health to do mosquito spraying in parts of Phoenixville, Schuylkill, Aug. 25

The Chester County Health Department will conduct a mosquito control treatment spray in portions of Phoenixville Borough and Schuylkill Township on Wednesday, August 25th from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm. The need to conduct the control treatment follows confirmation of multiple mosquito samples that tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in the area. The rain date is Thursday, August 26th from 7:30pm to...

What To Do: First Fridays offer summer fun

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  If it’s a Friday and the date is 7 or below, you know what that means. It means that it is First Friday The first Friday of the month is a good time to spend an evening in Kennett Square, West Chester or Lancaster – a time to enjoy special First Friday activities. Kennett Square will celebrate First Friday a little more low-key than in pre-pandemic...

What To Do: First Friday fun for everyone

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times If it’s a Friday and the date is 7 or below, you know what that means. It means that it is First Friday The first Friday of the month is a good time to spend an evening in Kennett Square, West Chester or Lancaster – a time to enjoy special First Friday activities. Kennett Square will celebrate First Friday with its First Friday Flea Market (downtown...

What To Do: First Fridays filled with fun in the area

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Amazingly, it’s already July. And, the start of the month means that it’s time for First Friday events. When the first Friday of the month comes around, it’s a good time to spend the evening in West Chester or Lancaster. On July 5, West Chester will host its version of First Friday (downtown West Chester, http://www.downtownwestchester.com). First...

DA announces charges in three Chesco slayings

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the filing of homicide charges for three separate cases in Chester County, Tuesday. In a North Coventry case, three defendants are charged with the murder of 17-year old David Doyle, who was shot while trying to protect three children during the robbery of a drug dealer on September 24, 2017. In a Phoenixville case, defendants Brian Corsey and Robert...

Teen slain at Phoenixville Dunkin Donuts

Authorities shared this image of a car that left a Dunkin’ Donuts in Phoenixville thought to be involved in a deadly shooting Wednesday and are asking the public for help in identifying the shooter. PHOENIXVILLE — A 15-year old was shot to death Wednesday night in an apparent drug deal gone wrong in the parking lot of a Dunkin Donuts. Authorities say that Jayson Ortiz-Cameron, 15 years old,...

National Night Out events slated around county

Begun more than three decades ago by the National Association of Town Watches (NATW), National Night Out, an annual event observed by a multitude of police departments in Chester County, is designed to promote police-citizen partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Its goal: making communities safer and better connected. The National Night Out campaign involves citizens, law-enforcement agencies,...