Chesco honored for digital tech advances

Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell (second right) and Chester County Chief Information Officer Glenn Angstadt (right) accept the 2018 Digital Counties Award at last week’s National Association of Counties Conference in Nashville. Also pictured are (from left): Alan Cox, Executive Vice President, Center for Digital Government; Danielle Balmelle, Business Development Executive for award sponsors...

Two injured in Coatesville early morning house fire

COATESVILLE — The Bureau of Fire was alerted to a reported house fire in the 500 block of Coates Street, early Monday morning. The initial call was issued at 3:44 a.m, according to the Bureau.  Within minutes Ladder Company 41 arrived and confirmed an active house fire.  Heavy smoke was evident in and around the home with one person trapped.  One victim was located hanging out a third floor window...

Azalta, Eagles and Stroud celebrate area All-Pro teachers with day in White Clay

From left to right: Axalta All-Pro teachers Eric Turnbull, Brooks Twilley, Joe Dell’Arciprete, Heather Handler, Colleen Mooney, Robin McClean, the Stroud Center’s Dr. Steve Kerlin, Philadelphia Eagles Safety Chris Maragos, Dr. Javier Dominguez, Ross Cruz, Paul VanHouten, Anne Klein, and Michelle Fogel got hands on with macroinvertebrates in White Clay Creek. Axalta, a leading global supplier...

State to fund $1.1M for traffic safety upgrades in Chesco

State Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced that three municipalities in Chester County will receive more than $1.1 million in total funding for traffic control system safety upgrades. The grants come through PennDOT’s Green Light-Go Program, which reimburses municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals. “Ensuring that our traffic lights are...

Gawthrop Greenwood named W. Bradford solicitor

  (l to r) Gawthrop Greenwood attorneys Anthony T. Verwey, Stacey L. Fuller and Patrick M. McKenna, of the firm’s Government & Education Law Department Gawthrop Greenwood, PC announced Tuesday it has been appointed solicitor of West Bradford Township, Pennsylvania. “Since 1904, our firm has had a long and well-regarded history of serving as trusted solicitors for government entities,”...

Dinniman details continued fight against animal cruelty

Senator Dinniman and rescue poodle, Jagger, with Melissa Falvo, mother of the late Justin Hayes, for whom Justin’s Foundation for Kindness is named. WEST BRANDYWINE –  State Senator Andy Dinniman recently discussed his efforts to strengthen animal welfare laws and end puppy mills in Pennsylvania at the 3rd Annual Kindness Festival at West Brandywine Park. The festival, organized by Justin’s...

Sheriff’s office K-9 Nero truly becomes a ‘rock’ star

Chester County Sheriffs Deputy Matthew ‘Jamie’ Mendenhall is shown on duty with K-9 Nero. WEST CHESTER — Anyone familiar with K-9 Nero, a stately, bomb-sniffing German shepherd, regarded him as a rock star long before he expanded that definition. In early May, Nero and his partner, Chester County Deputy Sheriff Matthew “Jamie” Mendenhall, were participating in a routine training exercise...

County donates $7,500 to Volunteer English Program

County Commissioner Terence Farrell; John Rafferty, VEP Board Member; VEP alumni and ambassador Janice Guenot; Commissioner Michelle Kichline; Dr. Margaret Pearsall, VEP Development Associate; VEP Board President Valerie Rozek; and VEP 2nd Vice President Fred Crotchfelt. The Chester County Commissioners recently presented a check for $7,500 to representatives from the Chester County-based non-profit...

DCCC Trustees pick new leadership team

Donald L. Heller Delaware County Community College’s 13-member Board of Trustees unanimously elected new trustee leaders on June 20 including Donald L. Heller, chairman; Kevin B. Scott, vice chairman; and Stephen F. Gambescia, re-elected secretary. Heller, who was previously vice chairman, succeeds former chairman Michael L. Ranck, president and chief executive officer of the Community YMCA of Eastern...

Happy Fourth of July!

With much of the area either off or on vacation (so many folks are at the Jersey, Delaware or Maryland shore, that its like a seaside reunion), we too are enjoying some downtime this week, scattered to various parts of the globe. As great weather is forecast — if you couldn’t get away — get outside, away from your screens (even smartphones), fire up the grill, enjoy a cold beverage and maybe...