Maxwell announces run for 74th seat

Josh Maxwell Josh Maxwell of Downingtown announced Thursday that he will seek election as the State Representative for Pennsylvania’s 74th district. Maxwell, who serves as Mayor of Downingtown, has run previously for the position, losing to State Rep. Harry Lewis Jr., who announced his plan to retire late last year.

On Stage: ‘New’ is the key word for Danielle Nicole on return to Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Danielle Nicole Danielle Nicole is coming back to Philly with a new band and a new album – coming back to Philly for a show on February 22 at the World Café Live (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 215-222-1400, www.worldcafelive.com). The show at WCL will be a record release show for her second solo album “Cry No More,” which will officially...

Coatesville man charged with murder of infant daughter

Zion Isaiah Shockley A Coatesville man faces murder charges in the death of his infant daughter earlier this month. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan and the Coatesville Police Department announced murder charges arising from the death of a five-month old infant. Defendant Zion Isaiah Shockley has been charged with first degree murder and related offenses for shaking, throwing, and dropping...

Moro declares run for 6th District

Elizabeth Moro Democratic Congressional candidate Elizabeth Moro has announced that she will seek her party’s nomination and endorsement in the 6th Congressional District. On Monday, February 19th, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court released newly drawn congressional districts after ruling that the previous map ‘clearly, plainly, and palpably’ flouted the state Constitution. Moro, who had formerly...

Chester Co. Dems back Cozzone, Houlahan

After historic electoral wins in 2017, close to 300 Chester County Democratic leaders enthusiastically gathered at Stetson Middle School last night for the annual Nominating Convention. Chester County Democratic Committee Chair Brian McGinnis opened the convention with a recap of the many victories – from PA Supreme Court judges to four County Row Offices — earned over the last two years as...

Op/Ed: Addressing gender inequality in today’s workforce so we won’t need to in the future

By Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell, Chester County Commissioners  Week after week, we are met with more stories of sexual harassment; reports of women who have suffered because of the “power” of predators, but who now have voiced their horrendous experiences because of the courage of women who first shared their stories leading to the strength of the #MeToo movement.  One...

Being smart can save money — and grief — at your dental office

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times Every professional has those moments when they shake their heads at the circumstances facing them. Recently, an acquaintance shared a story of a customer who neglected to follow up on the check engine light in her car. After months of that pesky light on the dash the young woman was shocked that her car wouldn’t start and her mechanic explained...

New Congressional map puts all of Chesco in 6th; GOP to file suit

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The new Sixth Congressional District. It seems like almost everyone has an opinion about the new Congressional map issued Monday by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court — predictably, Democrats generally lauded it as fair, while Republicans, including President Donald Trump blasted the new plan and pledged to fight it in Federal Court. The state court issued the new map...

Hickman brings back Art of Caring event, March 24

On March 24th, The Hickman will bring back the Art of Caring fundraising event at Oakbourne Mansion, 1014 South Concord Road, West Chester, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The tag line for the reimagined event is Passport to Art, because guests will travel throughout the mansion watching artists create pieces live. While enjoying delectable fare by John Serock Catering, guests will have the opportunity to...

Benchmark CU offering scholarships to Chesco area students

Benchmark Federal Credit Union’s Rebecca Worthington presents a scholarship check for $4,000 to Emily O’Brien, who graduated from Perkiomen Valley High School last June and is attending West Chester University. Benchmark Federal Credit Union has opened a call for entries to Chester County-area students as well as existing membership to compete for five college scholarships totaling $15,000. Three...