Hundreds of homeless in county spur changes

New toll-free number proves popular addition to proactive approach  By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times This makeshift housing typifies what volunteers saw during the “point-in-time” count in January that revealed 625 Chester County citizens without a permanent residence. Wielding flashlights and cartons of supplies – clothes, food and blankets – a team of volunteers sloshed...

Commissioners spotlight Coatesville-area successes

Meeting in West Brandywine a venue for local recognition By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Chester County Commissioners Ryan Costello (from left), Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell pose with Thomas A. Williams, who received a citation for attaining Eagle Scout rank. An Eagle Scout who built a footbridge across a Brandywine tributary. A farmer who has donated more than 50,000 pounds...