CCEDC: County economy in ‘terrific’ shape

“How are we doing in Chester County when it comes to the economy? Oh baby, we’re doing terrific,” said Patti Brennan as she shared expert insights for 2022 at the Chester County Economic Development Council’s 18th Annual Economic Outlook. Brennan, the President and CEO of Key Financial, Inc. who has been named a Hall of Fame Advisor by Dow Jones & Company’s Barron’s, was joined by James...

County announces two new COVID testing sites

With COVID case counts in Chester County at record highs, the county’s Health Department is moving to add testing sites, while asking residents to report positive “at home” test results. They also remind everyone that vaccinations and booster shots remain available for free from the Health Department. Officials with the Chester County Health Department (CCHD) announced the latest...

Blue light to shine at Chesco court house to recognize National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

One of the six pillars of Chester County’s Historic Courthouse will shine in blue light on January nights beginning the evening of January 11, 2022—National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The single lighted pillar represents an estimated one in six children who were reported as endangered runaways and were likely victims of sex trafficking (National Center for Missing & Exploited Children,...

Chester County Commemorates National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day with service remembering 13 who died without a home in 2021

Thirteen candles represent 13 individuals without homes who passed away in 2021 in Chester County. Chester County joined communities across the nation Tuesday in remembering those who died in 2021 without a place to call home. Just before sundown on what would be the longest night of the year, members of the Chester County community gathered in front of the Historic Chester County Courthouse to hear...

Coroner: Chesco seeing ‘sharp rise’ in COVID deaths

As the saying goes, folks in Chester County may be done with COVID, but COVID and especially the new Omicron variant are not done with Chester County: the county’s Coroner says that deaths are increasing from the virus this month — a majority coming from those who have not been vaccinated. Dr. Christina VandePol, Chester County Coroner, issued a statement Tuesday outlining the spike in deaths...

County renews partnership with Coatesville’s 2nd Century Alliance

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline renewed the County’s partnership with Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance this week, in support of the revitalization and economic development of the City of Coatesville. The Board of Commissioners extended a contract through the Department of Community Development at its final public meeting of 2021, providing funding...

Commissioners OK program for commercial property clean energy loans

The Chester County Commissioners approved a resolution this week to activate the County’s participation in a program that will allow commercial building owners to borrow money for clean energy upgrades to their properties and pay the money back through an assessment on their property tax bill. C-PACE, which stands for Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy, is a financial tool for commercial property...

Sheriff’s Office, Alpha Kappa Alpha-Iota Tau Omega deliver Christmas gifts

Members of the CCSO, AKA-ITO and Chester County Youth Center gather around donations as K-9 Marley checks the gifts twice. This December, members of the Chester County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) and collaborating partner Alpha Kappa Alpha-Iota Tau Omega (AKA-ITO), an African American women’s service organization, collected and delivered items for the Chester County Youth Center. The project, initiated...

Chesco opts into opioid settlement; funds to be used for treatment, prevention

Millions of dollars will soon be coming to Chester County for the prevention and treatment of opioid use disorder. This follows a vote today by the Chester County Commissioners to approve the County’s participation in a national opioid lawsuit settlement between Pennsylvania communities, Johnson & Johnson and three pharmaceutical distributors. The County will receive $15.5 million from the settlement....

Chester County introduces new Interactive Trailfinder Map

Chester Valley Trail, open throughout winter and all seasons. 2. Brandywine Hunt Development offers one of many public trail systems throughout Chester County. The Chester County Planning Commission released a new interactive map this week, showcasing all the county’s publicly accessible trails and nature preserves. The Trailfinder Map helps residents and visitors discover new trails – more than...