Officials: Have fun, but stay safe for 4th weekend

While the Fourth of July means fireworks, fun, outdoor grilling and more, state and local officials are reminding everyone not to ignore safety in preparing for their celebrations — or travel – this long holiday weekend. Although long a staple of holiday weekend celebrations, fireworks can be deadly, state officials warn, and should only be used in legal manner by responsible adults.

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...

Roads hazardous, as storm blankets Chester County

Many area roads hazardous, officials ask folks to stay home Snow continued to fall throughout all of Chester County with as much as 30 inches now forecast before the storm ends Early Sunday. It’s a bit of a good news, bad news scenario. The bad news — it looks like a lot more snow than the originally forecast 12 to 18 inches of snow will fall over much of Chester County. By late Saturday afternoon,...

Caln to take action on road deterioration in 2014

Humpton, Fisherville Roads, GO Carlson Blvd. among top priorities By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times CALN – The Caln Township Board of Commissioners discussed a number of different road repair projects that the township will undertake this year at its meeting Thursday night. Township Engineer Jeffrey McClintock presented plans to work on Humpton Road drainage, GO Carlson Boulevard drainage...

Sandy poised for direct hit on Chester County

Virtually all schools and public offices closed, residents advised to stay home Updated: 3:21p.m. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Make no mistake, Hurricane Sandy is coming — headed directly at Chester County, sometime late Monday. The short form is this: if you can stay home, stay home. Travel is expected to become extremely hazardous as the day wears on, as winds rise and objects become airborne. The...