Halloween, trick-o-treating a ‘Go’

Local towns allow Trick-or-treating as Sandy cleanup progresses Although New Jersey and New York were forced to delay Halloween and trick-or-treating, local towns have given the green light to those little ghosts and goblins to hit the streets in search of candy in southern Chester County. Typically, hours are limited to some range between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. As an example, Birmingham permits trick or...

Sandy: 30,000 in Chesco without power

Schools, government offices reopen; life slowly returning to normal PECO repair crews at work, Tuesday in Pocopson, working to restore power in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Updated: 3:25 p.m. Slowly, Chester County is returning to normal in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. While the county got off fairly easily compared with parts of New Jersey and New York City, cleanup crews continue to work to remove...

Sandy poised for direct hit on Chester County

Virtually all schools and public offices closed, residents advised to stay home Updated: :5:17 p.m. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Make no mistake, Hurricane Sandy is coming — headed directly at Chester County, sometime late Monday. The short form is this: if you can stay home, stay home. Travel is expected to become extremely hazardous as the day wears on, as winds rise and objects become airborne. At...

Winter storm skirts Unionville, hammers Philly, NYC

Most roads clear; disruptions seen as minimal By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com The Unionville area got off light during Sunday's snowstorm. Roads in Willowdale were open and clear by midday Monday. While New York and Philadelphia ere buried by a severe winter storm, much of the Unionville area appears to have ducked the worst of the storm. Snow totals ranged between 2.5 and four inches...

Storm knocks out power, closes Route 52

Tree nearly falls on motorist, cars, buses rerouted during storm By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Driving rain and wind caused power outages and downed tree closed Route 52 in Pocopson Wednesday as a powerful storm system raced up the east coast. PECO said more than 300 homes were without power for a period Wednesday afternoon when a tree fell, taking down power lines and blocking Route...