Mastriano’s ‘fraudit’ attempt is nothing more than an expensive embarrassment

By Mike McGann, Editor, the Times @mikemcgannpa State Sen. Doug Mastriano is a lot of things. An honest elected official trying to protect the vote is not one of them, however. As proven by his stunt this week to “audit” three counties, Tioga, York and Philadelphia Mastriano is trying to claim there was some sort of voter fraud in 2020 that caused Joe Biden to win Pennsylvania in the presidential...

What To Do: Philadelphia Flower Show blooms this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, the Times The Philadelphia Flower Show Spring and its beautiful flowers will be here soon. But, you don’t have to wait another five or six weeks to be awestruck by the beauty of Mother Nature’s floral offerings. All you need do is make a visit to this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (12th and Arch streets, Philadelphia,...

Hundreds (or more) from Chester Co. participate in marches

From Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia to West Chester, local voices heard By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Just a handful of the attendees in Washington D.C. who rode buses from the Kennett Area Democrats, who brought more than 200 residents to the nation’s capital, Saturday. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of Chester County residents participated in Saturday’s Women’s March — which morphed...

What To Do: Ring in 2017 in Kennett Square

Mushroom Drop is just one great local way to celebrate New Years By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The biggest party night of the year is upon us. Saturday night is December 31 – New Year’s Eve. On New Year’s Eve, Kennett Square will be partying in style at its annual “Midnight in the Square” (downtown Kennett Square, midnightinthesquare.com). Young children and their parents are...

On Stage: Pope Francis’ visit shakes up concert schedules

But shows still happening, including Ghost, Fidlar and more By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times With Pope Francis’ historic visit to Philadelphia, much of the local music and performance scene is seeking schedule changes. Back in the mid-1980s during MTV’s heyday, “Frankie Goes to Hollywood” was a band that drew thousands of fans at every appearance. This weekend, “Frankie Goes...

CCCBI hosts prep session for DNC, Pope visits

MALVERN — The Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry will host Historic Happenings: WMF 2015 and DNC 2016, Be Part of History, On Friday, April 24. Over the next 15 months, the Philadelphia Region hosts The World Meeting of Families & Papal Visit (September 22-27); and, less than a year later, the 2016 Democratic National Convention (July 25-28, 2016). Andi Coyle, of VISIT PHILADELPHIA®...

As Philly goes, so goes Chester County?

In this week of HS graduations, why you need to be concerned about Philly’s schools By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Out here in Chester County, we’ve been relatively insulated — we think — from the collapse of the Philadelphia Public Schools. Maybe you’ve seen some of the recent discussion about all extra curricular activities, even sports, being cut from the public schools....

Coatesville tracksters hit the infield with the USA Olympic Athletes

  USA runner Natash Hastings was just one of many great USA and world Olympians to compete at the 118th Penn Relays Red Raiders represent their school proudly at 1118th Penn Relays By Dave Conard SportsEditor, CoatesvilleTimes.com   PHILADELPHIA—In the 118 years of the Penn Relays there have been some very interesting Saturday moments and this year was no exception.

Red Raiders ninth graders snag silver at Penn Relays

Coatesville boy’s and girl’s will compete today at the 118th Penn Relays By Dave Conard Sports Editor, CoatesvilleTimes.com   PHILADELPHIA—Every April the very best in track and field make their way to historic Franklin Field to compete in one of the grandest stages in the world, the Penn Relays. Over the first two days of the country’s oldest and one of a kind relay carnival,...

Red Raiders bring home fist full of medals from Hurricane Invitational

Coatesville won the 100 meter dash and made their impact known in an elite field By Dave Conard Sports editor, CoatesvilleTimes.com   Red Raiders senior Karli Dibenedetto finished sixth in high jump. MALVERN—With the Penn Relays just around the corner on the schedule, Saturday’s’ 13th annual Hurricane invitational serves as a great warm up for the bi event as medals are awarded for the top...