What To Do: Up, up in the sky….balloons!

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Chester County Balloon Festival When there are hot air balloons floating in the sky over your head, you’re going to stop whatever you’re doing and turn your gaze skyward. Three things guaranteed to make you look up are helicopters, bald eagles and hot air balloons. If you want to experience the sensation of checking out hot air balloons in the sky...

Obituary: William Brinton Parker, Jr.

William Brinton Parker, Jr. William Brinton Parker, Jr. of Kennent Square passed away peacefully on February 26.  Mr. Parker is survived by his wife Barbara “Bobbie” Collins.  He was 89.  Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late William Brinton Parker, Sr. and Naomi Cecelia Lodge. Mr. Parker graduated from Westtown School in West Chester, PA and received a degree as an Electronic...

Murphy named new director for Chesco Emergency Services

Michael Murphy, Jr. The Chester County Commissioners today announce the appointment of Michael Murphy, Jr. as Director of the Department of Emergency Services. Murphy was formerly Platoon Leader for the County’s 9-1-1 operations. “The safety of Chester County residents is one of our top priorities and our Director of Emergency Services plays a pivotal role in ensuring that safety,” said Chester...

Obituaries: John H. Cameron, Jr

John H. Cameron, Jr John H. Cameron, Jr, age 55, of Kennett Square, PA died suddenly at home Sunday, October 28, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Karen Kayatta Cameron with whom he shared 20 years of marriage. He was the loving son of Marilyn “Bunny” Murphy Cameron of Oxford, PA and John H. Cameron, Sr. and his wife, Glenda, of Palm City, FL.

Comey firing raises the stakes for 2018 elections

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Just when the healthcare mess seemed ready to drown our local Congressvictims in a Jonestown Flood like deluge, President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James B. Comey, Tuesday, swooped in and saved them by changing the subject. And by saving them, I mean sparing them from a looming electoral firing squad by hitting them with a flaming asteroid. While Pennsylvania’s...

Letter: Rep. Lewis touts his record

To the Editor, As the state representative for the 74th district, it has been my honor to fight in Harrisburg for taxpayers.  For the second year in a row, I joined a bipartisan coalition in Harrisburg against excessive income and sales tax hikes that would have penalized hard-working Pennsylvanians.  Democrats and Republicans voted together to hold the line on taxes, while funding our schools at...

Ellison is out and so is the Tea Party

One — the former Democratic power-broker — knows he’s done, the other is oblivious By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times As we head into the holiday season — and hopefully, a couple of weeks of relative quiet — a few notes and thoughts on local political stuff and other news items. Maybe the topline item this morning is that James Ellison is out at Rhoads & Sinon — meaning he will no...

Political news and notes: 2014 legislative races kicking off

Final write-in results show poor turnout, participation in 2013 By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The political news cycle never seems to end these days, on the heels of the final write-in election results being posted Friday, we have a batch of new candidate announcements or pending announcements in 2014 state legislative races — and even, it seems — an early hint about a 2016 race. First to the...

Coatesville promotes four police officers, boosts force

City Hall packed as four raised in rank, eight more hired at City Council meeting By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times Lt. James R. Audette, Sgt. Roger H. Ollis, Jr., Cpl. Brenden M. Boyle, and Cpl. Jonathan A. Shave stand in front of friends and family after taking their oaths of office. COATESVILLE – The Coatesville Police Department promoted four police officers at the City Council meeting...

Coatesville police probing hit-and-run accident

 Vehicle involved in Sunday crash reportedly found a half-block from scene Officers were dispatched on Sunday at 7:07 a.m. to a hit-and-run accident in the 100 block of of Strode Avenue, Sgt. Steven Smith reported. A vehicle struck an unoccupied, legally parked vehicle and left the scene sometime during the night or early morning hours, Coatesville police said. Police said the striking vehicle was...