Old Man Winter takes a bite out of Chesco

Snow totals lower than forecast in some areas, but ice remains a concern Old Man Winter is throwing a mix of just about everything at Chester County in a late season storm that has paralyzed local roadways and left virtually all local schools and government offices closed — along with a large number of local businesses. It appears the snowfall amounts may end up a bit lower than advertised — the...

On Your Table: Lighten up and deconstruct

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Lightening up familiar favorite dishes is a great way to please the family while serving healthier dishes. If the recent spate of springtime weather (this week’s crazy winter weather notwithstanding) has started you thinking about summertime and bathing suits, now is the time to start lightening up food choices. And, by the way, this doesn’t...

Who enforces the electoral rules?

By Nathaniel Smith, Columnist, The Times Three years ago, a candidate for the 158th district seat in the PA House withdrew from the race more than a month after the deadline to be replaced on the ballot. The court let a replacement candidate get on the ballot anyhow. Now a candidate for West Chester Area School Board files his financial papers late and Voter Services says it is up to the School District...

The AHCA: the perfect bill…to hate

Deeply flawed health-care bill will raise taxes, unemploy local Congress members By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Having read through the new Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act, the — the American Health Care Act — I’m left with just one thought: I guess we’re going to find out how Lloyd Smucker, Pat Meehan and Ryan Costello fare in the private sector if this mess somehow passes...

Spring ahead, but change batteries, be wary on the road

It’s that time again — we lose an hour of sleep, but gain a precious hour of sunlight in the evening, meaning more time outside and the coming prospect of firing up those grills (Tuesday’s snowstorm forecast notwithstanding) — Daylight Savings Time starts early Sunday, so don’t forget to change your clocks. But, as usual, there’s a few more things to remember: State Fire Commissioner Tim...

On Stage (Extra): Get your Irish music fix for St. Patrick’s

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Caladh Nua With St. Patrick’s Day rapidly approaching, a great way to get into the spirit of the holiday that honors Ireland’s patron saint is to attend a concert of authentic Irish music. It doesn’t get much more authentic than Caladh Nua, a band from southern Ireland that will be performing on March 11 at West Chester University’s Emilie K. Asplundh...

What To Do: Kennett Symphony’s annual Children’s concert

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Children of all ages can benefit from being introduced to the joy of listening to classical music. The Kennett Symphony of Chester County (610-444-6363, www.kennettsymphony.org) supports this premise by presenting its “Annual Children’s Concert & Post-Concert Instrument Zoo” every spring to give young children exposure to live classical music. This...

On Stage: Delicate Steve is a man of many talents

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Delicate Steve The weekend’s music schedule will shift into high gear on Friday night but area fans can get ready to rock before the weekend arrives by attending the show by Delicate Steve on March 9 at Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, http://undergroundarts.org). Delicate Steve is the stage name of musician Steve Marion, a multi-instrumentalist...

49 charged in drug dealing enterprise

A late model BMW allegedly used by drug dealers was confiscated by authorities. A multi-year operation has led to the arrests of 49 people associated with an alleged drug trafficking organization (DTO) operating out of southern Chester County. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the charges Tuesday as the result of “Operation Crushed Ice” a joint law enforcement operation...

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...