County provides update on donation support for victims of Ida

WEST CHESTER — Chester County Officials have coordinated with key communities in the county impacted by Hurricane Ida, to announce donation opportunities that will meet the most urgent initial, and longer-term needs of the families displaced by Hurricane Ida. “We are so grateful for everyone across the county who are giving time, resources, material goods, and financial donations for those in need,...

Commissioners make formal disaster declaration in wake of Ida

WEST CHESTER — At today’s public meeting, the Chester County Commissioners approved a Declaration of Disaster Emergency, effective from September 9, 2021, for seven days.  The Declaration is pursuant to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Services Code. By approving and signing the Declaration of Disaster Emergency, Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline are taking...

Chesco Health Dept. schedules potassium iodide distribution for residents near Limerick Generating Station and Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station

As a part of Chester County’s ongoing emergency preparedness efforts, the Chester County Health Department is making available free Potassium Iodide tablets for people who live within a 10-mile radius of the Limerick Generating Station and Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station on Thursday September 9, 2021, 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Kimberton Fire Company in Phoenixville, PA. The fire company is located...

County sets up center to help flood victims

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Flood victims line up outside of United Sports Wednesday waiting to meet up with county resources and community group to get help following Hurricane Ida. DOWNINGTOWN — If you’ve been flooded out of your home, or suffered serious damage, Chester County officials are there for you and have set up an emergency center to find you the help you need now...

Bids coming due to build Coatesville train station

A rendering of the planned new train station in Coatesville. COATESVILLE — As the September 16th due date quickly approaches for contract bids to build the new Coatesville Train Station, the City is poised to mark another milestone for one of its most anticipated projects. According to a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) news advisory, the selected contractor will build the project...

County established resource center for Ida recovery

Chester County officials and the Department of Emergency Services announce the operation of a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) for all individuals and families in Chester County affected by Hurricane Ida. The Chester County MARC is a “one stop shop” that provides assistance to all impacted residents by bringing together staff from many agencies who can help with the services needed to address...

Community steps up to help flooded out Brandywine Ace

By Mike McGann, Editor, the Times @mikemcgannpa Local residents help to clear debris in the parking of Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm in Pocopson. POCOPSON — From a distance, with cars parked everywhere and people everywhere despite looming rain clouds, it looked a lot like a normal Sunday afternoon at Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm. It was anything but. Flood water raged through the store late Wednesday...

Ida brings massive floods, damage, tornados to Chester County

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Just one of the dozens of flooded areas in Chester County from the remnants of Hurricane Ida, which dumped 6-8 inches of rain on the county, Wednesday. Photo: courtesy Chester County Emergency Services. A vicious storm – the remnants of Hurricane Ida — ripped through Chester County Wednesday, causing widespread flooding, power outages and damage,...

County to remember those lost to overdose, Aug. 31

In observance of International Overdose Awareness Day, Chester County will place 101 pinwheels in front of the Justice Center and Government Services Center buildings in West Chester, representing the 101 lives lost in the county last year to accidental overdose. As part of Chester County’s commitment to combat the opioid epidemic, the County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services announces...

DCCC to require vaccines in Jan. 22

Citing the increase in COVID-19 Delta variant cases in Delaware and Chester Counties, Delaware County Community College President Dr. L. Joy Gates Black announced today that the College will require proof of vaccination of all students, faculty and staff beginning next year.  During a virtual meeting this morning, Dr. Gates Black urged the College family to get the vaccine because it is “our best...