DCCC names L. Joy Gates Black new president

Dr. L. Joy Gates Black Dr. L. Joy Gates Black, currently vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and Student Success at Tarrant County College District (TCC) in Fort Worth, Texas, was unanimously selected last night by Delaware County Community College’s Board of Trustees to become the school’s next president. Gates Black will succeed Dr. Jerry Parker, who will retire on June 30, after 40 years of...

Respect to mark local ‘Hate Has No Home Here’ events

While some (although based on problematic ticket sales, less than usual) local folks will be in Washington D.C. celebrating the inauguration of Donald Trump as the nation’s 45th president, other local residents will be expressing an affirmation against hatred in our community on Friday — an event that started as a local one, but is now spreading county-wide. According to Kennett Square Borough...

David’s Drive buys out Army Navy store, donates to VA, CYI and CASD

Thousands of items of clothing purchased for those in need By Lauren Parker, News Editor, The Times Volunteers with David’s Drive were on hand last week to deliver clothing to the Coatesville Youth Initiative to be distributed to local youth. Photo courtesy of David’s Drive COATESVILLE – Though the iconic Army Navy store in the center of town has permanently closed its doors, storeowner...

Dinniman: Downingtown to get $900K for trails, sidewalks

State Senator Andy Dinniman announced last week that Downingtown Borough will receive $916,600 in federal funding to install a new trail and sidewalks.  The Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) grant will be used to install a 10-foot-wide multi-use trail along Woodbine Avenue and 6-foot-wide sidewalk along a portion of Lincoln Highway. 

Chesco Democrats to hold candidate seminar, Jan. 19

WEST GOSHEN — The Chester County Democratic Committee will be sponsoring a panel discussion with election campaign experts on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 from 7-9 pm at the West Goshen Township Building. Those interested in or considering running for office will hear from three nationally known election campaign experts, a successful Chester County campaign manager, and a recent candidate for office.

PennDOT offering video help with roundabouts

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today launched a video to assist Pennsylvanians in navigating roundabouts. The video instructs viewers how to use both single and multi-lane roundabouts whether in a vehicle, on a bicycle or on foot. The video can be accessed by visiting the roundabout page on www.penndot.gov or by visiting the department’s YouTube channel.  “Data shows that...

Maxwell attends White House summit on ending sexual violence

Downingtown Mayor Josh Maxwell (Times’ file photo). WASHINGTON, D.C. — On January 5th, Vice President Joe Biden along with the It’s On Us Campaign hosted a summit at the White House to discuss how 200 nonprofits, elected officials and influencers can work together to end sexual violence in our communities, and our country. One of the participants was Downingtown Mayor Josh Maxwell.

Chester Co. farmers, producers star again at Pa. Farm Show

The The Farm at Doe Run again was honored at the Pennsylvania Farm Show for its exceptional cheese. HARRISBURG — Chester County farmers and producers received high marks from Pennsylvania Farm Show judges in Harrisburg this past weekend, resulting in an impressive array of ribbons in the show’s 101st year of operation. 

Chesco Detectives add three investigators

The three newest Chester County Detectives: from left, John O’Donnell, Keith Cowdright and Ben Martin. WEST CHESTER — It seems the loss for three local police departments will be the gain for the Chester County Detectives as the office formally announced the hiring of three veteran police officers to its staff, Monday. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the hiring of John...

TCHS Pickering student honored as good citizens

TCHS Pickering students pose with their DAR Good Citizen’s Award certification of recognition. Left to right: Pablo Gonzalez and Cassandra Tiburcio. PHOENIXVILLE — Two students from the Technical College High School (TCHS) Pickering Campus demonstrated that good citizenship always pays dividends. Full-time TCHS Pickering student Pablo Gonzalez received the Daughters of the American Revolution(DAR)...