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...

Op/Ed: Trump budget cuts will be devastating to Chester County

By Kathi Cozzone, Chester County Commissioner Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone It’s déjà vu all over again.  The numbers and the analyses are out and President Trump’s FY 2020 budget contains brutal cuts even more drastic than his 2018 budget.  This budget targets key federal programs that are vital to Pennsylvania counties which provide necessary human services, emergency services...

Cozzone elected President of state County Commissioners Association

Chester County Commissioners Kathi Cozzone, recently elected President of the Board of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP). Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone was elected this week to serve as President of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) for 2019.  The announcement of the election results was made this week at CCAP’s 132nd annual conference...

Endorsement: Cozzone for Democratic nominee for Lt. Gov.

Kathi Cozzone The race for Lt. Governor, a post some might suggest is unneeded (we note that neighboring New Jersey added the post after a couple of governors were forced to leave office early and the transition from senate president to the governor’s mansion didn’t go as well as hoped), has been busy and seen candidates come and go in the Democratic primary race. The one constant has been Chester...

Op/Ed: Sen. Leach is missing the point

By Kathi Cozzone, Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone Once again, courageous women have come forward to describe their painful experiences at the hand of a man in power and once again they are re-victimized by his response.  After an extensively investigated article in the Philadelphia Inquirer shares the stories of the women who were victims of unwanted advances, State Senator Daylin Leach...

A tragic loss hits Chester County’s political world

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Just days after their biggest win in more than a century, Chester County’s Democrats are now grieving one of the biggest losses — a life ended far too soon. Adam Swope, 38, who served as County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone’s Administrative Analyst and myriad other roles with the county party died Saturday afternoon in a fiery crash at the intersection of U.S. 202...

Cozzone pledges to continue bipartisan work in bid for Lt. Gov.

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times State Rep. Carolyn Comitta speaks during Tuesday’s formal announcement by County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone that she would run for Lt. Gov. WEST CHESTER — County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone formally announced her candidacy for Lt. Governor, Tuesday, surrounded by supporters, friends and family on the steps of the historic old courthouse. The formal decision...

Cozzone to announce bid for Lt. Gov

Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone will formally announce Tuesday that she plans to run for Lt. Governor in 2018. She plans a formal announcement on the steps of the Historic Courthouse in West Chester at 2 p.m.

A journey from Rocky Mountains to Brandywine Valley

New head of Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau announced Susan Hamley The region’s snow-filled winter should make the new executive director of the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau feel right at home. The CCCVB board announced on Thursday, Jan. 30, that Susan Hamley would take the reins of the organization, replacing Blair Mahoney, who retired. Hamley has held several...

County commissioners retain leadership structure

With unanimous votes, Costello reelected chair, Cozzone, vice-chair By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times County Commissioners Kathi Cozzone (from left) ,Terence Farrell, and Ryan Costello voted Tuesday to retain last year’s leadership structure. During the first sunshine meeting of 2014, the Chester County Commissioners voted to continue last year’s leadership structure. With unanimity,...