Gawthrop Greenwood named W. Bradford solicitor

  (l to r) Gawthrop Greenwood attorneys Anthony T. Verwey, Stacey L. Fuller and Patrick M. McKenna, of the firm’s Government & Education Law Department Gawthrop Greenwood, PC announced Tuesday it has been appointed solicitor of West Bradford Township, Pennsylvania. “Since 1904, our firm has had a long and well-regarded history of serving as trusted solicitors for government entities,”...

Dinniman details continued fight against animal cruelty

Senator Dinniman and rescue poodle, Jagger, with Melissa Falvo, mother of the late Justin Hayes, for whom Justin’s Foundation for Kindness is named. WEST BRANDYWINE –  State Senator Andy Dinniman recently discussed his efforts to strengthen animal welfare laws and end puppy mills in Pennsylvania at the 3rd Annual Kindness Festival at West Brandywine Park. The festival, organized by Justin’s...

Sheriff’s office K-9 Nero truly becomes a ‘rock’ star

Chester County Sheriffs Deputy Matthew ‘Jamie’ Mendenhall is shown on duty with K-9 Nero. WEST CHESTER — Anyone familiar with K-9 Nero, a stately, bomb-sniffing German shepherd, regarded him as a rock star long before he expanded that definition. In early May, Nero and his partner, Chester County Deputy Sheriff Matthew “Jamie” Mendenhall, were participating in a routine training exercise...

County donates $7,500 to Volunteer English Program

County Commissioner Terence Farrell; John Rafferty, VEP Board Member; VEP alumni and ambassador Janice Guenot; Commissioner Michelle Kichline; Dr. Margaret Pearsall, VEP Development Associate; VEP Board President Valerie Rozek; and VEP 2nd Vice President Fred Crotchfelt. The Chester County Commissioners recently presented a check for $7,500 to representatives from the Chester County-based non-profit...

DCCC Trustees pick new leadership team

Donald L. Heller Delaware County Community College’s 13-member Board of Trustees unanimously elected new trustee leaders on June 20 including Donald L. Heller, chairman; Kevin B. Scott, vice chairman; and Stephen F. Gambescia, re-elected secretary. Heller, who was previously vice chairman, succeeds former chairman Michael L. Ranck, president and chief executive officer of the Community YMCA of Eastern...

Happy Fourth of July!

With much of the area either off or on vacation (so many folks are at the Jersey, Delaware or Maryland shore, that its like a seaside reunion), we too are enjoying some downtime this week, scattered to various parts of the globe. As great weather is forecast — if you couldn’t get away — get outside, away from your screens (even smartphones), fire up the grill, enjoy a cold beverage and maybe...

AAA: 47 million expected to travel this week for holiday

A record-breaking 46.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Independence Day holiday, an increase of more than five percent compared with last year and the highest number since AAA started tracking 18 years ago. For the 39.7 million Americans planning a Fourth of July road trip, INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, predicts travel times in the most congested...

Officials warn on extreme heat expected this week

After a cooler than normal spring, summer is hitting Chester County this weekend with a vengeance — high heat and humidity that could pose a safety risk for seniors, children and pets, officials warn. Just as the Fourth of July holiday approaches and people head outdoors for summer fun, temperatures are forecast to soar.  The National Weather Service expects a heat wave to build this weekend for...

Parkesburg Councilman charged with bank embezzlement

Anthony Rife A Parkesburg Borough Council Member faces charges that he embezzled more than $100,000 from clients of the Downingtown National Bank branch he managed, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said Tuesday. Hogan’s announced the arrest of Anthony Rife, the branch manager of Downingtown National Bank and a Parkesburg Borough Council member, for allegedly embezzling more than $100,000...

First responders take 148 million steps toward WalkWorks goal

Representatives from Chester County’s Fire Chiefs and Police Chiefs Associations and the EMS Council join Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline and Terence Farrell, County Health Department and Emergency Services Department representatives, and two of the three top walkers in revealing the results of the WalkWorks ChesCo! First Responder Challenge. The Chester County Hero Fund is the true...