Chesco school districts honored for fiscal management

: (From left to right): Shawn Ryan, John Scully, Jennifer Matthews, and Justin Matys from WCASD’S business office. Five Chester County school districts were recognized by the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) with prestigious awards for outstanding business office operations and the management of fiscal affairs. The Association of School Business Officials International...

Health Dept. announces ‘Chesco On The Move’

The Chester County Health Department announces the introduction of “Chesco On The Move” – its renewed focus on movement as a benefit for both our bodies and minds. The need to increase movement among Chester County residents motivated the launch of Chesco On The Move to promote that movement is for all abilities, fitness levels, and ranges of mobility. From yard work to kayaking to dancing, all...

Bokovitz elected to Board of PA Association of County Human Services Administrators

Pat Bokovitz Pat Bokovitz, Director of Chester County’s Department of Human Services, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the PA Association of County Human Services Administrators (PACHSA). The mission of PACHSA – a statewide organization representing human services administrators, directors, and their counterparts across Pennsylvania – is to improve human services through coordinated...

On Stage: Grammy winners come to The Keswick

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Sarah Jarosz Rounder Records is known for its roster of super-talented singer/songwriters including Billy Strings, Dawes, Dr. John, Mipso and the duo of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. It also includes many topflight female singer-songwriters such as Samantha Fish, Sarah Jarosz, Katie Pruitt, Sierra Ferrell and the Indigo Girls. Many of these acts are...

County earns praise from HUD for boost in stable housing options

In this November 2022 photo the County Commissioners and staff from the County’s Department of Community Development joined developer Hankin Group at the ground breaking of Phoenixville Commons, a 50-unit affordable senior housing project. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently lauded Chester County’s House America efforts to rehouse individuals experiencing homelessness...

Caln police officer shoots and wounds man after alleged car theft

A Caln police officer shot and wounded a man early Wednesday, after the man allegedly crashed an apparently stolen car into a police cruiser at high speed. Neither the suspect or the officer was identified by the Chester County District Attorney’s Office, but the suspect is reported to have suffered a gunshot wound to the thigh and a broken elbow and was treated for his injuries at Paoli Hospital. According...

Rep. Sappey and UPenn professor join Chester County Consortium for Mental Health

State Representative Christina Sappey (D-158)delivers remarks to the consortium participants. On February 10, the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) hosted the fourth session of the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) Chester County Consortium for Mental Health and Optimal Development, featuring guest speakers State Representative Christina Sappey and UPenn Professor of Urban Education and Africana...

Democrats, Republicans announce party endorsements

The Democratic Committee and Chester County as well as the Republican Committee of Chester County held their annual nominating conventions this past week, endorsing a number of candidates for the May primary. Democrats announced a number of endorsements. Chairwoman Charlotte Valyo stressed the importance of the endorsement process, especially given cross-filing Republicans expected on the May...

CCIU, school districts team up to fight staff shortages

The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) and its 12 partner school districts have teamed up for a countywide recruitment campaign to fill a variety of positions within their schools. As Pennsylvania faces a severe educational staffing shortage, the campaign aims to educate job seekers on the many roles available to them in education. In Chester County alone, over 600 open positions are waiting to...

Taylor named chairman of Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance board

Tom Taylor The Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance announces the election of Tom Taylor of Brite Realty Services, Inc. as the organization’s 2023 Chairman of the Board. Taylor has served on the 2nd Century Alliance Board of Directors since January 2021 but has always been committed to the City’s economic wellbeing. In his role as Senior Vice President at Brite Realty Services Inc., he has worked closely...