Sheriff’s Office seeking names for new young K-9 recruits

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that it is expecting! Later this month, two young K-9s, destined to become Chester County Deputy Sheriffs, will be “delivered” to Chester County to begin their training regime. But both dogs need names.  And Chester County Sheriff Fredda Maddox and her team are asking the Chester County community for suggestions. “We...

Stauffer named new County Dir. of Parks and Preservation

David Stauffer WEST CHESTER — Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline announce the appointment of David Stauffer as Director of Chester County’s Department of Parks and Preservation.  Stauffer moves to this new role following 12 years as Capital Projects Coordinator within the Chester County Department of Facilities. As Director of Parks and Preservation...

Commissioners OK $2.3M in community grants

WEST CHESTER — Five Chester County communities are now set to receive more than $2.3 million in grants from Chester County’s Community Revitalization Program (CRP) fund. The boroughs of Atglen, Honey Brook, Oxford and Spring City and the City of Coatesville have all been approved by the Chester County Commissioners to receive CRP funding to improve and maintain municipal infrastructure. Since 2002,...

CASA, Sheriff’s Office team up to bring school supplies to kids in need

Quarantine is hard for all of us, but for youth in the child welfare system, it requires new levels of resilience from those who are already coping with the trauma of abuse and neglect. The majority of the children CASA Youth Advocates serves are in placements outside of their homes. The stay-at-home orders have meant not seeing parents or siblings for many months. It often means starting at a new...

County leaders chart next phase for economic recovery

Members of Chester County’s COVID-19 Business Task Force, selected as the Economic Cabinet, met this week with county industry leaders to begin addressing the county’s efforts for economic recovery necessitated by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.   The Task Force’s plan for economic recovery, led by Chester County Planning Commission Executive Director Brian O’Leary and the Chester County...

Commissioners tour restaurants to offer assistance with compliance

2. Chester County Commissioner Josh Maxwell and Bob Rafetto, former restaurant owner and advocate for restaurants across Chester and Delaware Counties, visiting Pomodoro’s restaurant in Downingtown. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners just completed a two-day tour of restaurants in the county, to advise on preparedness for potential restaurant enforcement calls from state officials. ...

Commissioners recognize National Recovery Month and donate $50k for substance abuse treatment

WEST CHESTER — Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline opened their August public meeting Wednesday by recognizing and supporting the County’s efforts to address substance abuse. The Commissioners presented a proclamation recognizing September as National Recovery Month, noted the County’s support for National Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st, and...

Logan appointed as Coatesville City Manager

James Logan COATESVILLE — James Logan was appointed City Manager of Coatesville in a unanimous vote by City Council on Monday night. Logan, who has served as Assistant City Manager since August 2018, has been serving as Acting City Manager since the retirement of former Manager Michael Trio was announced two weeks ago at the close of his five-year contract. Logan has previously held a number of city,...

Chesco to participate in ‘International Overdose Awareness Day’

Last year, 110 pinwheels were displayed at the Chester County Government Services Center on International Overdose Awareness Day – representing the 110 lives lost in 2018 to accidental drug overdose. This year’s display of pinwheels will represent an additional 104 lives lost to accidental drug overdose in 2019. WEST CHESTER — As part of Chester County’s commitment to tackle the opioid and...

Coatesville Christmas Parade canceled due to COVID-19

Mummers march at a previous undated Coatesville Christmas Parade. COATESVILLE – In an effort to safeguard the attendees and participants of one of Coatesville’s most cherished events, the Coatesville Christmas Parade Committee has announced the cancellation of the 2020 parade, Monday. The Parade Committee expressed disappointment for the community that this year’s parade is cancelled, but stressed...