County: 40,000 farm acres preserved since 1990

Chester County preserved farmland in West Nantmeal Township. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners announced Thursday an important agricultural land preservation milestone in the County: some 40,000 acres of farmland have been preserved as part of the county’s open space efforts. Since October of 1990, when the first farm successfully went into the program, Chester County’s Agricultural...

Bingham elected as new chair of Chesco’s Democrats

Outgoing Chester County Democratic Committee Chair hands off the gavel to newly elected Chair Dick Bingham, Wednesday night. WESTTOWN —  Dick Bingham of East Marlborough outpolled Lani Frank Wednesday night to become the new Chair of the Chester County Democratic Committee (CCDC) with the goal of turning the county “blue” on November 6 and beyond, despite a 15,000 Republican voter registration...

Dinniman presents flag to Special Olympics athletes

Senator Dinniman meets with athletes and officials from the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania outside his West Chester District Office. Dinniman presented the team with a Pennsylvania State Flag that they will carry with them at the 2018 SO USA Games Opening Ceremonies on July 1 in Seattle.Pictured (from left to right): SOPA Athlete Celine Heffron-Pero (Soccer), SOPA Team PA Tennis Coach Sally Kinsey,...

Bingham seeks to lead Chesco’s Democrats

Dick Bingham (left) and Marsha Peltz (right) are running to lead the Chester County Democratic Committee. A PhD in Organic Chemistry with years of community service, Dick Bingham is one of two candidates vying to lead Chester County Democrats through the 2018 Midterms and into the Blue Wave of the next four years. Bingham, a retired DuPont chemist Kennett Square and Chair of the Chester County Democratic...

Frank formally announces bid to lead Chesco’s Democrats

Lani Frank, front, is running for chair of the Chester County Democratic Committee, flanked by running mates Bill Phifer, who is running for Vice Chair, and Nick Allen, who is running for secretary. Chester County Democratic Committee Vice Chair Lani Frank, announced her candidacy Sunday for the office of CCDC Chair, vowing to bring a spirit of collaboration and strong leadership to Chester County...

Commissioner present check to Mill at Anselma

Chester County Commissioners present a check for $1,000 to representatives from The Mill at Anselma in Chester Springs. Pictured from left are: Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell and Kathi Cozzone; Mill at Anselma Board Member Ernie Holling; Will Caverly, Executive Director Designate for the Mill at Anselma; and Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Michelle Kichline. The Chester County Commissioners...

Commissioners push PUC to keep Mariner East II shut down

WEST CHESTER — On Tuesday, The Chester County Commissioners issued a letter to  Rosemary Chiavetta, Secretary Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission asking that the commission uphold the current suspension of the Mariner East pipeline project Here is a copy of the letter the commissioners sent Tuesday to the PUC:

Fire companies use new commercials to recruit

Lights, camera, action! Cameras were rolling as Chester County volunteer firefighters sharpened the skills they’ll need to battle a blaze. And the incredible footage yielded two great new commercials now in Chester County movie theaters. The Western Chester County Fire Chiefs hosted a Day in the Life of a Firefighter training session at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus May 5. This...

Red Cross reminds all of CPR and AED Awareness Week

June 1-7 is designated as National CPR and AED Awareness Week. The American Red Cross, along with other National Cardiac Arrest Collaborative members, is stressing that every second counts in cardiac arrest and people can save lives by knowing how to perform CPR and use an AED. Sudden cardiac arrest claims the lives of thousands of people in this country every year. If someone goes into sudden cardiac...

Commissioners present $35K check to Community Volunteers in Medicine

Dr. Peter Thompson, CVIM Vice President Dental Affairs; Alberta Landis, CVIM Vice President Dental Services; Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell and Kathi Cozzone. (Seated left to right): Maureen Tomoschuk, President and CEO, CVIM; and Chester County Commissioner Michelle Kichline. The Chester County Commissioners presented a check for $35,000 to representatives from Community Volunteers in...