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.

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...

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...

Chesco Commissioners celebrate 50th anniversary of 911 system

Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Terence Farrell and Kathi Cozzone with Chester County 9-1-1 Telecommunicator Lisa Gray. When one of your priorities is public safety, you recognize the importance of the nation’s 9-1-1 system – and celebrate the fact that it has been saving lives for half a century. Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell...

Corbin announces work to improve Route 100

Representative Becky Corbin (R-155) today announced PennDOT will begin work to improve traffic flow and safety on State Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) in Chester County next week. The $5.6 million project will encompass 6.3 miles between Garrison Drive and State Route 23 (Ridge Road). It will include resurfacing to increase friction and reduce hydroplaning; constructing two shoulder-widening pull-offs;...

Wolf rejects GOP redistricting plan; court may impose new map, Monday

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times As expected, Gov. Tom Wolf rejected the new Congressional map proposed by the two Republican caucus leaders, which could lead to the state Supreme Court imposing a district map of its own Monday, leading to possible federal litigation. The previous Gerrymandering of Congressional districts hit hardest in the Philadelphia suburbs, including Chester County, where both...

Crime Victims’ Center, DA’s office receive major grant to battle child abuse

The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc. (“CVC”) and the Chester County District Attorney’s Office have partnered to earn a major grant to combat child sexual abuse through education programs. The Safe and Healthy Communities Initiative (the “SHC Initiative”) is a three-year program expected to reduce rates of child sexual abuse.

Wolf, DEP under fire for Mariner East 2 construction restart

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) moved Thursday to fine Sunoco Logistics — but also allow construction work on the controversial Mariner East 2 pipeline to resume, drawing fire to both DEP and Gov. Tom Wolf from local environmental groups and elected officials. DEP hit Sunoco with a $12.6 million civil penalty for permit violations related...