New Sheriff’s K-9 makes courthouse debut

Sheriff Fredda Maddox (right) introduces K-9 Marley, who is partnered with Sgt. Janis Pickell. WEST CHESTER — Meet K-9 Marley. Chester County Sheriff Fredda Maddox introduced the newest member of the office on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Following a training period, the 18-month-old Labrador retriever will replace the recently retired K-9 Melody as the courthouse comfort dog. K-9 Marley, who is partnered...

County offers Fresh Start to juveniles when they turn 18

Chester County offers a fresh start for diversion program juveniles upon reaching the age of 18. Pictured left to right are: Yolanda Van de Krol, Chester County Clerk of Courts; Renee Merion, Deputy District Attorney in charge of the Juvenile Unit; and Don Corry, Chester County Chief Juvenile Probation Officer. WEST CHESTER — Thanks to a new service offered through the Chester County Court system,...

Ryan announces new leadership team for DA’s office

Michael R. Barry WEST CHESTER — District Attorney Deb Ryan recently announced her appointment of Michael R. Barry as First Assistant District Attorney, Andrea Cardamone as Chief of Staff, and David M. Sassa as Chief of the Chester County Detectives. “This is an outstanding team of highly experienced, ethical, and hardworking people who have dedicated their careers to public service,” Ryan...

Houlahan deserves credit for careful consideration on impeachment

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times By now, America has absorbed the fact that President Donald J. Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday. While Republicans in Pennsylvania had little choice but to submit to the cult of Trump personality — conform or suffer electorally fatal Twitter attacks from the president — Democrats, like our own Rep. Chrissy Houlahan approached...

Williams announces $2.2M rail freight improvement project for Chester County

State Rep. Dan Williams COATESVILLE – State Rep. Dan Williams, D-Chester, announced a $2.2 million investment in rail freight infrastructure to improve sections of railway in Chester County. The funding, approved Thursday, is part of a statewide effort to enhance freight mobility while creating or sustaining more than 390 jobs across Pennsylvania, according to an announcement from the Pennsylvania...

The numbers don’t lie: Donald Trump killed the GOP in SE Pennsylvania

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times In reviewing the final results of the 2019 elections in Chester County — and by the way, whomever decided to change up the format to make them almost impossible to work with on the Web, please find another line of work – I feel a little bit like one of the structural engineers on the Titanic seeing how my own preeelction projections played out. Clearly, my math...

Democrats sweep county election in historic win

The 2019 Democratic Chester County slate. WEST CHESTER – Remember, remember the 5th of November. Voters gave a democratic majority to county leadership for the first time in Chester County history. Final returns show solid wins to both Josh Maxwell of Downingtown and Marian Moskowitz of Phoenixville for the three-member Board of Commissioners, the chief governing body of Chester County.

Commissioners OK $250K for Phoenixville Senior Center infrastructure

Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline (center left), Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell (center right) joined many representatives from the Phoenixville Area Senior Center and the Phoenixville community to mark the start of rebuilding the Senior Center’s retaining wall. Thanks to $250,000 in funding authorized by Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell,...

Commissioners tab Rivera for CWA board

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Board of Commissioners approved the appointment Wednesday of Kennett Square lawyer Leonard Rivera, Esquire to the Chester Water Authority (CWA) Board. . Rivera fills the board position vacated by the resignation of Christopher Burkett earlier this year. Leonard Rivera previously served a five-year term (2012 to 2017) as one of three Chester County representatives...

Op/Ed: The struggles I faced throughout my life have made me the strong, driven, hard-working woman I am today

By Amber Little Turner, Candidate, Chester County Recorder of Deeds Amber Little Turner By the time I was 16 years old, I had been a ward of the state, homeless, lived in countless foster homes, and was a teenage mother. I felt like my life was completely over and my future prospects dismal. However, my mother always reminded me that women especially must be strong and persevere no matter the circumstances. My...