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:

Art Watch: Beautiful Time Light photography

Also: A rousing fight for Fi By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Two new shows at Chester County Art Association open to the public with artist receptions this Thursday, February 16 from 5-7pm: A non-juried, multi-medium art show all about color, “Color Obsession” as well as the much anticipated “Portraiture” fine photography show by the Time Light Art group. Further afield,...

Officials: 8,000 lbs of prescription drugs collected in 2016

At one of the collection boxes, from left to right: Chief John Narcise, Willistown Supervisor Bill Shoemaker, Paoli Hospital President Jim Paradis, District Attorney Tom Hogan, Willistown Supervisor Bob Lange, and Willistown Township Manager Dave Burman. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced that more than 8,000 pounds of prescription drugs were collected in 2016 through the Chester...

Snow snarls morning commute, closes schools

You can forgive folks in Chester County if they feel a bit like they have whiplash this morning — yesterday afternoon featured highs in the mid to upper 60s and sun, and this morning, residents awoke to closed schools, slushy roads and a deep chill. Forecasters struggled a bit with what today would look like, as the Delaware Valley straddled the line where rain would become sleet and snow. Locally,...

Sheriff announces seven new deputies

Joining Chester County Sheriff Carolyn ‘Bunny’ Welsh (second from right ) are new deputies Peter Gardner (counterclockwise from left), Joel Buccialia, Josue Pifer, Brian Carr, CaTray Parker, Mario Dioguardi and Christian Medina. WEST CHESTER — Following an eight-week training regimen that ended last week, seven new deputy sheriffs will be assuming duties throughout Chester County, and...

Op/Ed: It’s all in the planning

By Michelle Kichline, Chair, Chester County Commissioners   Michelle Kichline Chester County is widely known as a beautiful and happy corner of Pennsylvania. As a matter of fact, we are considered the fourth happiest county in America.  Ours is one of the best counties in which to live, work, and raise a family, and it falls upon our local government to maintain the high quality of life that our...

Art Watch: ‘Art Spirit and Beyond’ with Karl Kuerner

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times West Chester University’s John H. Baker Gallery will be celebrating a lifetime of encouraging the artistic spirit with the exhibition “Art Spirit and Beyond.” The exhibition will include works by artist Karl Kuerner and 50 of his students more than 500 students from over the past 30 years, on display from January 23-February 24 2017. Dr. Kuerner’s...

Art Watch: Longwood Art Gallery changes it up with new owner

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Megan Umbs and her father David recently purchased the iconic Longwood Art Gallery that has been a fixture at 200 E. State Street in Kennett Square for almost 12 years. While the gallery will continue to exhibit the traditional landscape paintings that have been a benchmark for the gallery, owner Megan Umbs wants to shake it up a bit and also bring in a contemporary,...

Letter: The Times, citizens need to be vigilant

To The Editor, I am writing to encourage The Times of Chester County to remain an independent news organization that fact-checks statements made by all politicians (particularly the president-elect) and exposes false statements clearly while reporting on any issue. The president-elect has consistently derogated news sources that disagree with him or his positions. However, our success as a democracy...

Art Watch: Portia Mortensen opens at Church St. Gallery

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This Friday January 13th be prepared for a treat at Church Street Gallery, with the opening of “The Texture of Serenity” paintings by Portia Mortensen. Once a year, Church Street Gallery changes it up and presents an exhibit of purely abstract art, and Portia Mortensen is the abstract painter chosen for 2017. The artist reception is this Friday, January...