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...

County Commissioners award nearly $6.7M in open space preservation and park improvement grants

Site of the future Pennsbury Township Park expansion. Chester County Commissioners Josh Maxwell, Marian Moskowitz, and Eric Roe approved the awarding of nearly $6.7 million in open space preservation and park improvement grants today at the public Commissioners’ meeting. The grants are made available through Chester County’s Preservation Partnership Program, which offers funding to municipalities...

County’s Workforce Development Manager wins state workforce award

Workforce Phoenix Award recipient Stephanie Smith (left) is pictured with Chester County Department of Workforce Development Director Jeannette Roman. The Chester County Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announces that one of its team members, Workforce Development Manager Stephanie Smith, was recently honored with the Workforce Phoenix Award presented by the Pennsylvania Workforce Development...

Kennett Schools to name Rizzo Saunders as new Superintendent

Dr. Kimberly Rizzo Saunders The Kennett Consolidated School District (KCSD) Board of Directors will vote on the appointment of Dr. Kimberly Rizzo Saunders as its next Superintendent of Schools at a Special Meeting scheduled for Monday, May 20 at 6 p.m. Rizzo Saunders brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of educational leadership to the district. Having served as Superintendent of...

County DA announces acquisition of new ballistics tank

Chester County’s new ballistics tank. The Chester County District Attorney’s Office and the Chester County Detectives are pleased announced Wednesday that they have fully implemented Ballistics Tank technology into the investigative process of firearm identification. This will allow firearms recovered by police to be tested almost immediately by a Chester County Detectives Firearms Examiner....

DCCC Receives $25K Gift from Endless Pools® to support Chester Trades Education Project

The Chester Trades Education Project is a tuition-free program that offers Chester residents post-secondary education and training in carpentry at DCCC. Courtesy DCCC. Delaware County Community College is pleased to announce it has received a $25,000 grant from Endless™ Pools, a locally based business unit of Masco Corporation, to support the Chester Trades Education Project (CTEP) at the College. The...

Chesco, local counties award energy contract to WGL

The Sustainable Energy Partnership of Southeast Pennsylvania (SEPSPA) — a group composed of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties — has announced that it is awarding a five-year contract to WGL Energy to coordinate the purchase of retail electricity that will power the four counties’ operations. SEPSPA was established in 2020 to explore pathways to purchase renewable energy operations...

Houlahan, HHS Secretary Becerra visit LCH

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra (center) and U.S. Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan at LCH Kennett Square, Friday. LCH Health and Community Services (LCH) welcomed U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra and U.S. Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan at LCH Kennett Square on May 10, 2024. Secretary Becerra and Congresswoman Houlahan joined LCH staff...