3 WCU students to sign pledge to teach in their home districts

Dr. Desha Williams (center), dean of West Chester University’s College of Education and Social Work, is pictured at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School with recent WCU education graduates/former PRIZE Ambassadors Devin Davis (back row/left), Imere Williams (back row/middle), and Equity and Advancement Officer for Colonial School District Melissa Figueroa-Douglas (back row/right). For West Chester University’s...

County Sheriff announces new hires, promotions

The Chester County Sheriff’s Office announced new hires and a promotion this week. The Chester County Sheriff’s Office announced the hiring of five new deputies and the promotion of a Deputy to Corporal The office welcomes Deputy Nicholas Fernandez (recipient of the Police Academy’s Physical Conditioning Award), Deputy Angel Chimal Rodrigues (recipient of the Police Academy’s Academic Achievement...

DCCC graduates 44 cadets from police academy

DCCC’s Municipal Police Academy graduated a class of 44 on June 13. Forty-four new police officers graduated from Delaware County Community College’s Municipal Police Academy on Thursday, June 13 during a ceremony held at Ridley High School in Folsom. The graduation class included 14 newly hired officers for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, seven female cadets, three Chester...

Chesco celebrates graduation of project RECONNECT students

One year after the introduction of Project RECONNECT, 97 students have celebrated or will be celebrating their graduation – an achievement they thought might never be completed were it not for support from this first-of-its-kind workforce development program. Administered by the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC), Project RECONNECT assists individuals from southeastern Pennsylvania...

Houlahan calls for removal of Perry, Jackson from Intel Committee

U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-6) U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-6), a third-generation veteran and member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Armed Services Committee, Tuesday called on Speaker of the House Mike Johnson to rescind his appointments of Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX) and Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Perry...

County: point-in-time count shows decrease in homelessness

Rob Henry (left), Administrator for Chester County’s Partnership to End Homelessness, reveals the County’s 2024 Point-In-Time results at this week’s State of Housing Affordability and Homelessness event. The Chester County Department of Community Development (DCD) and the Chester County Partnership to End Homelessness released the 2024 Point-In-Time (PIT) count results this week at the County’s...

WCU announces transfer, scholarship info for Academy of the Arts students

West Chester University has announced transfer and scholarship information for students who have been displaced by the sudden closing of the University of the Arts (UArts) in Philadelphia. Executive Vice President and Provost (interim) Jeff Osgood says, “West Chester University is saddened to hear about the closing of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. As more arts institutions are closing...

355 volunteer first responders qualify for county property tax rebate

Chester County first responder leadership, lauded the volunteer first responder county real estate tax rebate program: Matt Eick, President, Chester County EMS Council. Six months after the Chester County Commissioners enacted a County Real Estate Tax Rebate ordinance for volunteer fire company and EMS agency members, 355 qualified volunteer first responders and administrative members have successfully...

Coatesville, city firefighters reach deal on new three-year contract

Linda Lavender Norris (City Council President) and Michael Boub (Union President and City Firefighter) The City of Coatesville and Coatesville Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 3790 reached terms for a three-year agreement covering the period from January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2026. The contract, which was signed during the May 13, 2024 City Council meeting, comes on the heels of a recent...

Town Tours and Village Walks to kickoff June 6

Chester County Commissioners Josh Maxwell, Marian Moskowitz and Eric Roe have announced details of the 2024 Town Tours & Village Walks program, kicking-off at the Chester County History Center in West Chester on Thursday evening, June 6. Celebrating its 30th year, the Chester County Town Tours & Village Walks program is a highly anticipated series that attracts residents and visitors from around...