Democrats endorse Sondergaard, Binder, Maxwell & Maddox

WEST CHESTER — Chester County Democrats are on the verge of a third consecutive tear of historic wins as they gathered at Stetson Middle School Tuesday night to endorse countywide judicial and row offices.  Among the 23 candidates presented to the Committee, only two – Deb Ryan for District Attorney and Chris Pielli for Recorder of Deeds — ran unopposed. All came with impeccable resumes...

County granted $3.74 million for farm preservation

At its recent meeting, the Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board awarded Chester County the highest level of funding, $3.74 million, to preserve nearly 150 more acres of farmland on two Chester County farms.  The state board announced an overall spending threshold of $38 million for the purchase of development rights from 38 farm owners state-wide – the highest spending total in over...

Commissioners rip ‘redacted’ Sunoco pipeline emergency plan

Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell view an excerpt from the heavily redacted Sunoco pipeline emergency management plan. WEST CHESTER — After many requests, and eventually demands, the Chester County Commissioners confirmed receipt Thursday by the Department of Emergency Services of the long-awaited Sunoco pipeline emergency management plan.  But the...

County files suit against opioid manufacturers

The Chester County Board of Commissioners announced today that the County has filed an action to combat the devastating effects of the opioid crisis on its residents.  The County has retained the law firm Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP to file a civil lawsuit in the Federal Eastern District of Pennsylvania against drug manufacturers and distributors for their role in the opioid epidemic.

SEPTA trains to return to Coatesville; Commissioners pledge $1M

Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell, Michelle Kichline (front row left and second left) and Kathi Cozzone (second from right) present a check for $1 million to Coatesville City Council and city staff to kick-start a train station parking garage. The presentation was made as SEPTA announced its plan to return regional rail service to the city. Also pictured, is State Representative Dan Williams...

Commissioners celebrate National Ag Day

Chester County Commissioner Michelle Kichline, Richard Hostetter (The Farm at Doe Run), County Commissioner Terence Farrell, Kyle MacCauley (MacCauley Suffolks), David Bell (B&R Angus), Ag Council Director Hillary Krummrich, Kaitlin Bell (B&R Angus), County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners recognized the County’s agricultural economic strength...

Commissioners join lawsuit, revoke easement, taking on pipeline

(Left to right) Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell, Kathi Cozzone and Michelle Kichline on the Chester County Library property where two temporary easements for access to pipeline originally contracted to Sunoco Pipeline LP have been terminated. EXTON — The Chester County Commissioners announced today two key steps in their on-going actions against Sunoco Pipeline LP (Sunoco) regarding...

Peck, Ward to be honored by Chester County 2020

Sarah Peck Chester County 2020 will honor Sarah Peck, principal of Progressive New Homes and David Ward, former assistant director of the Chester County Planning Commission, during the organization’s annual reception on April 25. “Chester County is blessed to have excellent professionals planning for our county’s growth and future,” said John B. Hannum, Jr., Chairman of Chester County 2020....

Downingtown-Thorndale Chamber forms ed. council

Members of the new Downingtown-Thorndale Chamber Business and Education committee. DOWNINGTOWN — Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce announces the formation of a new Business and Education Council. Made up of Chamber business leaders and educators from the Downingtown and Coatesville school districts, and the Chester County Intermediate Unit’s Technical College High School, the Business...

Winter storm, ice could clog evening commute

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times A funny thing happened on the way to pretty much everything in Chester County shutting down on Wednesday: as of 9 a.m. only the first few flakes of what are expected to be a messy Winter storm started falling in the southern portion of the county. Here’s why many businesses and most schools are shut: a storm bringing 3 to 5 inches of snow, followed by sleet and freezing...