Commissioners extend essential-services only order; look to reopen county parks in May

WEST CHESTER — After consultation with county health officials, the Chester County Commissioners announced Wednesday the extension of the county government’s essential services-only operation through to Friday, May 15 at all county buildings. In addition, the Commissioners announced a gradual re-opening of all seven parks owned by Chester County Government. The county’s Black Rock Sanctuary,...

Chesco bottles 825 gallons of hand sanitizer for front line workers

Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Josh Maxwell and Marian Moskowitz help to bottle 825 gallons of hand sanitizer donated to Chester County’s Department of Emergency Services for use by COVID-19 frontline workers. SOUTH COATESVILLE — Chester County’s Department of Emergency Services took delivery this week of three 275-gallon containers of specially made hand sanitizer, and quickly...

Commissioner plant ‘Tree of Hope’ to honor Earth Day, COVID-19 victims

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Michelle Kichline and Josh Maxwell plant a “tree of hope” to honor Chester County’s fight against COVID-19 on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. EXTON — To commemorate Earth Day 2020, the Chester County Commissioners had originally planned to hand out hundreds of small trees to county residents – for planting to celebrate Earth Day’s 50th anniversary. But...

Chesco to start antibody testing for COVID-19 for key personnel

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Chester County will be the first county in Pennsylvania to start testing essential personnel for COVID-19 with a blood antibody test, county health officials announced Monday afternoon, during a video community conference. County Commissioner Chair Marian Moskowitz announced the testing initiative at the end of the teleconference — noting that testing will be done...

Wolf halts dine-in at all Chesco restaurants; two more COVID-19 cases ID’d in county

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Gov. Tom Wolf announced Sunday that all Chester County restaurants must end dine-in business immediately, as county officials revealed two more presumed positive COVID-19 cases in the county. Although all non-essential businesses in the county have been recommended to close for the time being, Wolf issued a mandatory order Sunday, which will remain in effect for at...

Wolf asks non-essential Chesco business to close down; 2nd COVID-19 case ID’d in county

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Gov. Tom Wolf is asking all non-essential businesses in Chester County and Bucks County to shut down, days after doing so in Montgomery and Delaware counties to respond to the spread of the COVID-19 virus — as county officials confirmed a second COVID-19 case has been identified in the county. “Over the past two days, we enacted significant social distancing in...

1st COVAD-19 case in Chesco; county moves to emergency plans; Gov. closes state schools for 2 weeks

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Chester County Commissioners Chair Marian Moskowitz details the county’s emergency plans in wake of the COVAD-19 pandemic. WEST CHESTER — In light of the emerging COVAD-19 crisis, state and county officials are moving quickly to ensure social distancing and put both the state and Chester County on an emergency footing, closing schools, severely limiting the...

County transition team appointed by Commissioners

WEST CHESTER — As they enter the sixth week of their term as the Chester County Board of Commissioners, Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline this week formally established a county transition team, with the purpose of taking a fresh look at the way Chester County government does business. The independent team is led by West Chester University President Dr. Christopher Fiorentino as...

Commissioners seek threat assessment on pipeline safety

WEST CHESTER — Energy Transfer — the company managing the construction and operation of the controversial Mariner East II pipeline — might be selling a public image of safety, economic growth and such, but after a number of incidents, extreme secrecy, alleged deception and open questions whether the project is a clear and present danger to the people of Chester County, the county commissioners...

Fellow commissioners surprise Cozzone with service pup named in her honor

Commissioners Terence Farrell, Kathi Cozzone and Michelle Kichline, with Kathi the Canine Partners for Life service puppy, named by Commissioners Kichline and Farrell in honor of her colleague Commissioner Cozzone. WEST CHESTER — A traditional charity check presentation at today’s Chester County Commissioners’ public sunshine meeting included an element of surprise for one Commissioner.   As...