$5k presented to local hospitals to help overdose victims

As part of Chester County’s team effort to fight the opioid and heroin crisis, the County Commissioners, District Attorney Tom Hogan and members of the Chester County Overdose Prevention Task Force presented checks for $5,000 to representatives from all five of the county’s hospitals at this week’s public sunshine meeting. The funds, earmarked to support each hospital’s warm hand-off program,...

Costello, Meehan dodge bullet on health care bill failure

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times In the end — for at least two of Chester County’s members of Congress — the decision to withdraw the American Health Care Act, the Republican’s much touted replacement for the Affordable Care Act (known more commonly as Obamacare) may have ended up as the best of a lot of bad possible outcomes. Both Ryan Costello (R-6) and Pat Meehan (R-7) said following the...

Hogan to chair regional drug strike force

From left to right: Sam Rabadi, Special Agent in Charge, from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, the outgoing Chair of HIDTA; District Attorney Tom Hogan; SAC Gary Tuggle; and HIDTA Executive Director Jerry Daley . Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan has been named Chair of the region’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (“HIDTA”) Program Executive Board. Gary...

Nor’Easter appears headed for Chester County area

Path will determine snowfalls; models say foot-plus of snow likely Update 4 p.m.: Adds NWS Blizzard Warning. Updated: 2:30 p.m. With additional information, updated forecast. Okay, let’s get this out of the way: it’s going to snow Tuesday. Probably a lot. Possibly as much as two feet in some places, if the storm path is right — and later forecast models suggest a dead aim for the county.  As...

Art Watch: ‘Marching’ into a busy local art schedule

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Three great shows are opening this Friday, March 10th, and it might be a difficult choice for art lovers! The 8th Annual Radley Run Art Show start this Friday night, from 6-10pm and continues Saturday from 10am-3pm at the beautiful Radley Run Country Club in West Chester. Church Street Gallery in West Chester opens a new solo show with phenomenal landscape painter...

Wild game dinner raises funds for Sheriff’s K-9 unit

Chester County deputy sheriffs work their magic in the kitchen for the 2017 Wild Game Dinner.Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh poses with some of the deputies who make the event happen.Welsh (right) listens Chester County Lt. Harry McKinney addresses the crowd. For the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, “game on” conveys a message that extends beyond the phrase’s familiar use:...

County school of government announces spring session

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County School of Government, a free course open to all county residents, is scheduled to begin on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Chester County Library in Exton. This year’s “school” includes an overview of Chester County government’s services and responsibilities, followed by three further evenings that include panel discussions on topics affecting all county...

Art Watch: When myth is most becoming

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times March kicks off with first Friday art gallery openings all over Chester County, and my favorite pick is at Mala Galleria in Kennett Square where allegorical painter Rachel Romano has a solo show “True North” throughout March, with an opening artist reception this Friday March 3 from 6-9pm at the gallery at 206 East State Street in Kennett Square. The...

P.J. Whelihan’s introduces new menu

The new menu at PJ Whelihan’s Local eatery P.J. Whelihan’s unveiled a new menu now available at all 14 locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey — including its locations in Chester County in Dilworthtown and Downingtown. With a refreshed new look, the sleek and sharp menu is studded with additions chosen specifically in reaction to the demands and purchasing history of loyal P.J. Whelihan’s...

GOP, Dems endorse county-wide, judicial slates

The focus on county elections in 2017 has already begun with both county party committees announcing slates of endorsed candidates for county-wide races, judicial retention and district justice races. The Democrats met Wednesday and issued the following endorsements: