ReFire at any age: A time for renewal

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Renewal comes in many forms. That’s what the start of a new year is. That’s what each birthday is. Think of winter, when everything goes dormant, waiting for the renewal of spring.  They are all forms of renewal and signify a rebirth.  As we “turn the page” to a new year, our minds may give thought to a fresh start. My mind always does, every year.  With...

A new day dawns in Coatesville

As city celebrates 100 years, a real rebirth takes shape By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times COATESVILLE — The future of the city roared past, an Amtrak train blasting down the track toward Harrisburg, as hundreds of folks gathered to celebrate the city’s 100th birthday Monday morning, just outside the abandoned old Coatesville train station. The skies were a near perfect blue and while some of the...

The right guy, at the right time

City Council gets rare second chance to get it right on Police Chief By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times COATESVILLE — Sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good. At this point, I don’t think anyone can call the chaos that has been the hiring process for Coatesville’s new police chief good, or even passable. But a little like the quarterback who played three lousy quarters but has the chance...