Don’t forget there are important races in 2017, too

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Tanned, rested and ready — amazing what the blue waters of the Caribbean and lots of odd beverages with paper umbrellas will do for the soul — and ready to jump into the burning dumpster fire that is politics, 2017. While Republicans in the U.S. Senate debates various health bills that will likely cost them both their Senate majority and the U.S. House — and...

2017 County Farm Products Guide is available

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Board of Commissioners and the Agricultural Development Council (Ag Council) announced the availability of the 2017 Chester County Local Farm Products Guide. The guide includes a list of over 120 farm producers, a map showing where to find a wide variety of farm-fresh products, and profiles of a local Olympic equestrian, the county’s Farmer of the Year award winners,...

On Your Table: Top 10 food trends for 2017

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times According to the National Restaurant Association, local foods will be a hot choice in 2017. This is no surprise to Aimee Olexey of Talula’s Table in Kennett Square. When asked if this was a new trend or a current way of eating, Aimee said that her mission of serving local food with a focus on seasonal products has been a long-standing tradition....

County to hike property taxes 4.95% for 2017

First increase since 2014 WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners unanimously approved the 2017 budget this week. The budget calls for $460,094,845 in operating expenses and $87,504,129 for its capital budget. “Led by our strategic priorities, including public safety and balanced growth, Chester County continues to invest in projects, programs and services that will benefit our residents...