Dinniman: work underway on 3rd Ave. Streetscape

State Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-19) visits Third Avenue and Lincoln Highway in Coatesville where work is underway on a streetscape project related to upcoming plans for the new train station. COATESVILLE — Work is now underway on the Third Avenue Streetscape Project, the first phase of revitalization work related to the new Coatesville Train Station, state Senator Andy Dinniman announced Wednesday. Dinniman...

Dinniman secures funding for Boy Scout facility

Sen.Andy Dinniman (center) meets with members of Cub Scout Pack 637, Boy Scout Troops 619 and 23, and Venture Crew 610. Also pictured are Charles Rogers, Executive Director of the Chester County Council of the Boy Scouts of America (far left) and Craig Sims, Field Director of the Chester County Council of the Boy Scouts of America (far right). WEST CHESTER — State Senator Andy Dinniman recently secured...

Candidate Q&A: Andy Dinniman, 19th Senate District

Andy Dinniman Editor’s Note: Once again, we posed the same nine questions to our legislative candidates and offered to publish them without edits or modification to allow our readers to get an unfiltered view of their positions on some of the top issues of the day in Pennsylvania. We will run the answers of all of the candidates for a given race at the same time — assuming all have responded. 1....

Endorsements: Malloy, Dinniman for state Senate

Although the headlines from the national race have grabbed the headlines, we in Pennsylvania stand at a crossroads: the state’s finances are broken, we continue struggle to manage to pay for road and bridge and repairs, policing and education. Pensions continue to strangle the state budget and boost local property taxes. Our state legislature continues to be exceptionally dysfunctional and overly...

Democrats play their Trump card and hard

Ads start to go negative, too, shockingly By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Last week, in this space I noted that Democratic candidates would be looking to staple their Republican opponents to GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump. Based on a flurry of TV ads and mailers I’ve seen this week, I had it mostly right, except maybe the implement: Democrats are using a nail gun, and one has to wonder...

Welcome to the center of the political universe

National media highlights major role of Chester County in presidential race By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Well, we told you so. For most of the summer in this space, we’ve told you that Chester County figures to be ground zero in the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — and now multiple stories from outside the region, in USA Today, The New York Times and The Harrisburg...

Dinniman: driving permit holders can sign up for driving test in advance

State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that new drivers who have obtained a learner’s permit can now sign up for a driving skills road test up to 30 weeks in advance. “I have heard from numerous individuals who have had difficulty scheduling a driving test due to high demand, especially during the summer months,” Dinniman said. “In response, PennDOT is now allowing those with learner’s permits...

Dinniman rips PECO over poor communication

State Sen. Andy Dinniman WEST CHESTER — In the wake of the sudden storm that knocked out power for thousands of Chester County residents, a state senator is taking them to task for failing to communicate with its customers when things go wrong. State Senator Andy Dinniman said today that PECO officials need to improve the way the energy company communicates with customers in light of the thousands...

Dinniman: West Chester a model in beetle battle

State Senator Andy Dinniman with members of the New Century Club during a tree planting ceremony in Hoopes Park. Pictured (from left to right) are Nancy Berg, Pat Horrocks, John Snook, Dinniman and West Chester Borough Urban Forester Denise Dunn-Kesterson. WEST CHESTER — With an invasive beetle species  threatening ash trees across the state and the nation, West Chester is taking the lead to ensure...

Residents march in protest of CASD decisions

Public, politicians call for action as attorneys continue sparring By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times Protestors gather on the steps of the Benner Administration Building. Many called for the resignation of the entire school board in response to recent events. COATESVILLE – Chanting “the board must go!” a group of about 50 citizens marched from Ash Park to the Benner Administration Building...