Why was there a Blue Wave in Pennsylvania?

By Mike McGann, Editor, the Times @mikemcgannpa By now we’ve all had a bit of time to digest the election results — in terms of Pennsylvania and Chester County — it was a very good mid-term election for Democrats, sweeping the statewide races, taking control of the state House of Representatives and holding all of their Congressional seats. As you may know, the party in control of the White House...

Johnson named Director of Chester County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services

Jamie Johnson After serving for ten years as the second in command of the Department of Drug & Alcohol Services, the Chester County Commissioners named Jamie Johnson the new Director upon the retirement of Vince Brown. Brown worked in Drug & Alcohol (D&A) for 32 years, the last ten as its Director. “Jamie is passionate about helping those who struggle with substance abuse disorders, and...

Commissioners proclaim support for veterans during ‘Operation Green Light’

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz (center), Josh Maxwell (right), and Michelle Kichline (left) present a proclamation for Operation Green Light to Susan Price, Director of Chester County Veterans Affairs Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline announced today, the County’s recognition of “Operation Green Light” a new initiative supporting...

Chester County participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Chester County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services (CCDDAS) is spreading community awareness for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 29th. Organized nationwide by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), National Prescription Drug Take Back Day provides temporary local sites for safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, and uses...

Valley teen charged with threats against Coatesville High

A teen from Valley has been charged with making threats against Coatesville Area High School (CASH) — leading to the cancellation of classes and activities at the school Monday. Wednesday, the Chester County District Attorney’s Office and Caln Township Police Department announced the arrest of a 17-year-old (the teen is not identified as he is a juvenile) in connection to a recent threat of...

Command and Leadership Academy to honor Chester County’s inaugural graduates

Graduates, including 18 Chester County first responders, plus instructors and sponsors of the inaugural NJ State Association of Chiefs of Police Command and Leadership Academy in Chester County. On October 21, 2022, 18 Chester County first responders take the stage in East Windsor, NJ, to receive certification from a special leadership program. Pennsylvania’s inaugural class is among the newest graduates...

County highlights planning initiatives during National Community Planning Month

October is National Community Planning Month and in recognition of this, the Chester County Commissioners will be issuing a proclamation noting the importance of local planning, especially as it relates to economic resiliency and sustainability in Chester County. “We are grateful that the Commissioners recognize the value of community planning, given our position as the fastest growing county in...

Hundreds turn out for County Color 5K; $85K raised to battle substance abuse

More than 600 people of all ages ran through clouds of color at the start of the Chester County Color 5 on Saturday at Exton Park. With the help of generous sponsors, this year’s event is estimated to raise $85,000. Over 700 people joined the Chester County Commissioners and the District Attorney in Exton Park on Saturday morning, October 8, to run, walk and cheer on participants of the sixth annual...

Times 2022 election questionnaire: Kristine Howard, 167th State House District

Kristine Howard It is time again — for the fourth straight election cycle — for The Times election questionnaire for legislative candidates — your chance to get an unfiltered look at candidates’ views on various issues. The questions were sent out in September to both major parties in the county, asking them to be distributed to the individual campaigns. As always, the answers are not edited...

Commissioner Moskowitz represents county at White House conference

Commissioners’ Chair Marian Moskowitz (center) represented Chester County at the White House last week, along with fellow PA County Commissioner Chairs (from left to right) Michael Pipe of Centre County, Dr. Monica Taylor from Delaware County, Dr. Val Arkoosh from Montgomery County, and Bob Harvie from Bucks County. Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Marian Moskowitz represented Chester County...