Lewis announces $5M redevelopment grant for Coatesville

State Rep. Harry Lewis, Jr. (R-74) To attract both businesses and people to the city of Coatesville, Rep. Harry Lewis Jr. (R-74) announced that a $5 million grant through the Commonwealth’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) had been obtained to offset the costs of a mixed-use redevelopment project. The project will create 215 construction jobs and 90 new, permanent jobs.  “Having...

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...

County to hike property taxes 4.95% for 2017

First increase since 2014 WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners unanimously approved the 2017 budget this week. The budget calls for $460,094,845 in operating expenses and $87,504,129 for its capital budget. “Led by our strategic priorities, including public safety and balanced growth, Chester County continues to invest in projects, programs and services that will benefit our residents...

‘Shop With a Sheriff’ to be held Saturday

A cart chauffeured by Deputy Sheriff Mike Sarro delights a young shopper. EAST MARLBOROUGH — A rarity: the sounds of real joy might just be heard in the aisles of the local Wal-Mart on Saturday, Dec. 3. More than 100 children from the Chester County Family Academy, a K-2 charter school in West Chester, will receive a law-enforcement escort to the store — highlighted by wailing sirens and flashing...

Coatesville promotes two police officers to corporal

Will be front line shift supervisors By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times Detective Shannon Miller and Officer Paul Antonucci were each promoted to Corporals Monday at the Coatesville City Council meeting. COATESVILLE – Two city police officers were promoted at Monday’s City Council meeting, in front of their colleagues, family and friends. Detective Shannon Miller and Officer Paul...

CASD questioned over IT bids

Lower bidder calls foul, but district says security, training, specs a factor By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times A Cisco Catalyst 4500-X Series Switch, which forms the backbone of a winning bid for the Coatesville Area School District’s Information Technology upgrade plan. CALN — The Coatesville Area School District is coming under public scrutiny for awarding an Information Technology (IT)...

Give extra ‘thanks’ for safety this holiday

With the Thanksgiving holiday, folks around the Chester County area will be indulging in two activities: travel to be with friends and family and, of course cooking. While both are cornerstones of the holiday season, both can offer hazards if folks don’t exercise appropriate caution.

Lewis enjoys time as ‘Brewer for a Day’ at Victory

Rep. Lewis and Victory’s Brewing Manager, Kenneth Thorpe discuss the various aromatic qualities in select hops. DOWNINGTOWN – The Brewers of Pennsylvania (BOP), the state’s official beer guild, has launched its fourth Brewer For A Day program, an initiative designed to give state legislators a hands-on insider’s perspective on the brewing process, as well as further educate Pennsylvania Senators...

Caln Elementary faculty, Girl Scouts donate dinners for Thanksgiving

BethAnn Hackmeister and Marcy Knecht seated in front of donated items for one family. CALN — As folks around the area prepare for the holiday season, the Girl Scout Troops and faculty from Caln Elementary School continued their traditions of supplying Thanksgiving dinners for some local families on Monday. In the spirit of giving, all items were donated in order to ensure that Caln families felt...

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....