On Stage: Dorothy is seeing a higher profile these days

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Dorothy Dorothy, who recently released her album “28 Days in the Valley,” has been a very busy performer this year. In the last few months, the album and the lead single “Flawless” took off – and so did Dorothy. The talented singer from Los Angeles completed one tour, almost immediately headed out on another tour and has been sprinkling in...

Joseph Kennedy III to speak in West Chester, May 30

U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III. Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) will visit Chester County on Wednesday, May 30 to present keynote remarks at “Vision of the Future”, being held at West Chester University at 5:00pm. He is the first premier guest the Chester County Young Democrats welcome to encourage political awareness and involvement ahead of the 2018 midterms.

Costello to hold Town Hall Meeting, Jan. 4

U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello (R-6) U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello (R-6) announced Friday afternoon that he would hold a public town hall at Downingtown West High School, Thursday, Jan. 4. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. 

On Stage (Bonus): Savoy Brown, 50 years and still rocking

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Savoy Brown A band with a history that dates back more than a half-century will be performing in the area this weekend. On November 18, Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown will have a concert at the Sellersville Theater (24 West Temple Avenue, Sellersville, 215-257-5808, www.st94.com). Savoy Brown is still rocking the blues after more than 50 years and in 2017 is...

Cozzone pledges to continue bipartisan work in bid for Lt. Gov.

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times State Rep. Carolyn Comitta speaks during Tuesday’s formal announcement by County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone that she would run for Lt. Gov. WEST CHESTER — County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone formally announced her candidacy for Lt. Governor, Tuesday, surrounded by supporters, friends and family on the steps of the historic old courthouse. The formal decision...

On Stage (Bonus): Reel Big Fish on a ‘Beer Run’

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Reel Big Fish A hot summer night, live music under the stars and a variety of tasty craft beers on tap is a combination that’s hard to beat. Reel Big Fish, a ska-punk band from California, is older that the legal age to drink in every state. So, it’s more than acceptable for the band from Huntington Beach to launch a national tour in celebration of America’s...

Local resident treats 75 girls from Coatesville to movie

By Lauren Parker, News Editor, The Times The 75 girls and 12 chaperones gathered with Alphonso Newsuan at New Life in Fellowship Church in Coatesville before going to the Movie Tavern in Exton to see Hidden Figures COATESVILLE – As the result of a great idea from local resident, Alphonso Newsuan, 75 African-American girls living in the Coatesville Area School District were recently treated to the...

On Stage (Extra): Sunday night shows to calm the soul

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Soraia Rather than attending a show or watching a movie in a theater, people in this area tend to stay at home on Sunday nights – especially during the winter months. That tendency will increase for the next few Sundays with the added pressure of recovering from weekend holiday shopping. Fortunately, there is a variety of shows and events that could easily...

Dinniman announces $4.5M in state funds for Coatesville econ development

State Sen. Andy Dinniman WEST CHESTER – State Senator Andy Dinniman today announced that two economic development projects in the Coatesville area will receive $4.5 million in total state funding through Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP).  The projects are as follows: • $3 million to DEPG Coatesville Associates for the Coatesville Gateway redevelopment project....

Reward offered for clues on four fatal shootings

COATESVILLE — The Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers and the Chester County District Attorney’s office is offering a combined total reward of $4,000 for information on the arrest and conviction of any one involved in a total of four fatal shootings in the city over the last few weeks. Two men — David Fitzsimmons and  William “Basil” Chance — died from gunshot wounds Sept. 28 in...