Henry’s Helping Paws Program delivers to additional senior centers

State Senator Andy Dinniman (center) and Dr. Tom Garg of Hope Veterinary Specialists (left) deliver pet food to the Coatesville Area Senior Center as part of the Henry’s Helping Paws Program. Also, pictured is Nancy Althouse (right) of Caln who frequents the Coatesville Area Senior Center. COATESVILLE — Henry’s Helping Paws Program, the initiative founded by state Senator Andy Dinniman and his...

Dinniman pushes for dog protection bills

Sen. Andy Dinniman with bipartisan lawmakers and animal advocates at a rally in Harrisburg to pass legislation to end puppy mills and prohibit leaving dogs in hot cars. The dog days of summer may be behind us but a group of rescue dogs, animal advocates and bipartisan lawmakers joined state Senator Andy Dinniman in Harrisburg this week to rally for two important bills to better protect our pet animals. “Every...

Dinniman recognizes National Juvenile Justice Week

Laurie Shannon-Bailey, Founder & CEO of the Coatesville Area Juvenile Justice Alliance; Lieutenant Nicole Palmer, Commander of the Staff Services Section Pennsylvania State Police Troop J; and state Senator Andy Dinniman at the recent National Juvenile Justice Week event held at the Chester County Public Training Safety Campus. COATESVILLE — State Senator Andy Dinniman recently joined officials...

State to fund $1.1M for traffic safety upgrades in Chesco

State Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced that three municipalities in Chester County will receive more than $1.1 million in total funding for traffic control system safety upgrades. The grants come through PennDOT’s Green Light-Go Program, which reimburses municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals. “Ensuring that our traffic lights are...

Dinniman details continued fight against animal cruelty

Senator Dinniman and rescue poodle, Jagger, with Melissa Falvo, mother of the late Justin Hayes, for whom Justin’s Foundation for Kindness is named. WEST BRANDYWINE –  State Senator Andy Dinniman recently discussed his efforts to strengthen animal welfare laws and end puppy mills in Pennsylvania at the 3rd Annual Kindness Festival at West Brandywine Park. The festival, organized by Justin’s...

Dinniman presents flag to Special Olympics athletes

Senator Dinniman meets with athletes and officials from the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania outside his West Chester District Office. Dinniman presented the team with a Pennsylvania State Flag that they will carry with them at the 2018 SO USA Games Opening Ceremonies on July 1 in Seattle.Pictured (from left to right): SOPA Athlete Celine Heffron-Pero (Soccer), SOPA Team PA Tennis Coach Sally Kinsey,...

PUC court shuts down Mariner East 1 & 2

A Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission judge Thursday approved state Sen. Andy Dinniman’s (D-19) petition to halt operation of the Mariner East 1 (ME1) pipeline and prohibit construction of the Mariner East 2 (ME2) and Mariner East 2X (ME2X) pipelines in West Whiteland Township. Reacting to the decision, a local group fighting the pipeline project, Del-Chesco United for Pipeline Safety, called...

Wolf, DEP under fire for Mariner East 2 construction restart

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) moved Thursday to fine Sunoco Logistics — but also allow construction work on the controversial Mariner East 2 pipeline to resume, drawing fire to both DEP and Gov. Tom Wolf from local environmental groups and elected officials. DEP hit Sunoco with a $12.6 million civil penalty for permit violations related...

Dinniman: Equine industry helps drive local economy

Dr. Barbara Dallap-Schaer, Medical Director of the New Bolton Center (right) with Senator Dinniman (center) and Pa. Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding (left) during a tour of the New Bolton Center. EAST MARLBOROUGH — The equine industry spends $546 million annually on goods, services, wages and salaries in Southeastern Pennsylvania, according to a new study conducted by Delaware Valley University. The...

Dinniman critical of PSSA changes, Ed. department conduct

State Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-19) WEST CHESTER – State Senator Andy Dinniman, Minority Chair of the Senate Education Committee, released the following statement in response to Governor Tom Wolf’s announcement Monday on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) and the administration’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated State Plan: “While I’d be the first to welcome any...