County adds 80 acres to Nottingham Park

Chester County’s Nottingham County Park has increased in size with the acquisition of 80 acres of preserved land donated by The Nature Conservancy. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners announced Monday the acquisition of 80 acres of preserved land which are attached to Nottingham County Park, and will extend the size of the park by more than 10 percent.  The additional acres were conveyed...

Ex-DA Carroll backs Ryan’s bid for Chesco DA

Former Chester County District Attorney Joe Carroll with DA candidate Deb Ryan. WEST CHESTER – Last Thursday, Deb Ryan officially announced that she will seek a historic election for Chester County District Attorney. When elected in November, Ryan will be the first woman and the first Democrat to hold this office. A seasoned prosecutor with 15 years of experience, and a former Deputy District Attorney...

Paying tribute to couples who love — and fight fires together

Amanda and Tom Keesey Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and in fire stations across Chester County love is in the air. To help celebrate the holiday, the Chester County Fire Chiefs Association is paying special tribute to couples who keep the spark of romance alive by saving lives together as volunteer firefighters. The Association also encourages anyone looking to show their love for their...

American Mushroom Institute hires Roberts as new director

Rachel Roberts AVONDALE — The American Mushroom Institute (AMI) has hired Rachel Roberts as Executive Director, the association announced today. Roberts comes to the association with 20 years of experience in policy consulting, government and nonprofit management and enjoys connecting business leaders, elected officials and community leaders. “We are very excited to bring Rachel onboard,” said...

WalkWorks Chesco! gets to four billion steps

Chester County clocks up four billion steps towards healthier living. Pictured (left to right): Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell; Ashley Orr, Chester County Health Department; Jeanne Casner, Director, Chester County Health Department; Commissioners Michelle Kichline and Kathi Cozzone; Erin Brown, Chester County Health Department. At their Sunshine Meeting public work session last week, the...

Zanin named Chesco Open Space Director

Brianne Zanin Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell announce the appointment of Brianne Zanin as Director of Chester County’s Department of Open Space Preservation, effective February 4, 2019.  Zanin, 34, moves to this new role following six years as Deputy Director of the County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation. As Director of Open Space Preservation...

Deep freeze means folks should take, look out for those in need of help

With an artic deep freeze expected Wednesday night into Thursday morning, Chester County residents are being cautioned to take care and be on the lookout for homeless folks and those who may need assistance. The overnight temperature is expected to approach 0 degrees Fahrenheit, with winds chills expected to around -15 in the overnight period, according to the National Weather Service. While less drastic...

Bookman announces run for Prothonotary

Debbie Bookman Debbie Bookman, current Coatesville City Council Member, has announced that she will seek election for Chester County Prothonotary. The office of the Prothonotary processes all civil litigation filings for the Court of Common Plea. Debbie has over 20 years experience in strategic planning and administrative operations. Currently employed by ECRI Institute in Plymouth Meeting, PA as a...

Ryan announces race for Chester County DA

Deb Ryan Deb Ryan, former Deputy District Attorney at the Chester County District Attorney’s Office and current County Coordinator for the Safe and Healthy Communities Initiative at the Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc., has announced that she will seek election for District Attorney in 2019. “I have spent the past 15 years working as a prosecutor dedicated to fighting for justice...

Pocopson Home gets 5-star rating from CMS

Pocopson Home residents and staff celebrate the facility’s 5-star rating with five gold star balloons. Front row (l to r): Resident Diane Graham; Alicia Cellucci, Director of Nursing; residents Allan Schwartz and Jack McCullough; Back row (l to r): Resident Richard Dilworth; Sandy Bassick, Director of Social Services; Tony Lobb, Resident Assessment Coordinator; resident Betty Allen; Pocopson Administrator...