Henry’s Helping Paws Program delivers to additional senior centers

State Senator Andy Dinniman (center) and Dr. Tom Garg of Hope Veterinary Specialists (left) deliver pet food to the Coatesville Area Senior Center as part of the Henry’s Helping Paws Program. Also, pictured is Nancy Althouse (right) of Caln who frequents the Coatesville Area Senior Center. COATESVILLE — Henry’s Helping Paws Program, the initiative founded by state Senator Andy Dinniman and his...

Chester Co. students take on the lanternfly in competition

1st place winners Chriaag Chakravarthy, Udit Subramanya and William Liao of Downingtown STEM Academy. DOWNINGTOWN  – This November, intermediate units in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties collaborated to hold the first Spotted Lanternfly Hackathon, inviting high school students to design unique platforms or applications capable of identifying, detecting and tracking the spotted lanternfly....

County plans Naloxone giveaway, Dec. 13

WEST CHESTER — On Thursday, December 13th, Chester County’s Health Department and Department of Drug & Alcohol Services are hosting a free Naloxone Day, with doses of the medication being given away to anyone who cannot or does not wish to obtain it from a pharmacy.  The event is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s “Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now” campaign and the goal...

Coatesville residents forced to light street themselves

By Tony Buck, Coatesville Resident Tony Buck hanging shop-light from front of home (Editor’s Note: As part of our evolution toward citizen journalism, we offer this submission from a Coatesville resident about an issue in his neighborhood. It is written entirely from his perspective and does not reflect input from city officials on this issue. They, of course, are welcome to respond.) It is four...

Welsh will not seek reelection as Sheriff

Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh After nearly two decades, the first female sheriff elected in Chester County has announced that she will retire from the Sheriff’s Office and therefore won’t be seeking re-election. Her term ends in early 2020. Chester County Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh, the longest-serving sheriff in county history, said she plans to pursue one of several opportunities that have...

Chester County 2020 breakfast to discuss affordable housing, Dec. 13

MALVERN  — Our workforce has seen little to no growth in the buying power of wages, in decades. Meanwhile the cost of housing has increased dramatically. A serious question exists as to whether the next generation can afford to live in Chester County. A two-hour Citizen Planners’ Breakfast is being sponsored by Chester County 2020 and the Chester County Planning Commission on Thursday, December...

Happy Thanksgiving, but take care on the roadways

The Thanksgiving holiday week is one of the busiest times of the year on Chester County’s highways. State officials and safety experts are offering a tips on how you can get “over the river and through the woods” to spend time with friends and family this week, safely. State Police kicked off their annual “Click it or Ticket” enforcement drive Monday — strongly encouraging...

Commissioners schedule public hearing on Landscapes3

Chester County residents encouraged to attend and take part in a public hearing on Landscapes3, the plan that will update Chester County’s priorities for how the county will balance growth and preservation over the next 10 years. The Chester County Commissioners will hold the hearing on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 7 p.m. at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N. High St., West Chester.

Emergency Response Team honored by DA

The Chester County Regional Emergency Response Team (the “CCRERT”), one of Chester County’s SWAT teams, received a District Attorney’s Commendation for bravery and outstanding teamwork. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan presented the award to the team on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Fittingly, the SWAT team was presented the award in the middle of a long training day, as they...

Crime Victims’ Center honors Fegley, Ciliberto

[1] John Slauch (CVC Board President); Mike Noone (First Deputy District Attorney); Jim Ciliberto (Chester County Detectives); and Christine Zaccarelli, Esquire (CEO of CVC) pose with Ciliberto who won the Inaugural Peggy Gusz Victims’ Advocacy Legacy Award for his advocacy efforts over the years.WEST CHESTER —The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc. celebrated its 45th anniversary...