COVID-19 Update, April 23: Wolf unveils plan for reopening as new case numbers stabilize

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled a plan to start reopening the state in three phases — with some portions of the north-central and northwest portions of the state likely to see the first steps back toward an open economy as soon as May 8. Chester County — part of the southeast region of the plan — probably won’t meet the criteria at that point, but could...

COVID-19 Update, April 17: Wolf reveals reopen plan; Chesco Coroner says deaths 2X higher than previously revealed; new case numbers spike

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Hopes that the COVID-19 pandemic might be coming under control were dampened as both Pennsylvania and Chester County reported higher infection numbers for the second straight day — and it appears the death toll in Chester County has been much higher than previously reported. Still, Friday, Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled a three-phase plan to eventually reopen the state. Wolf...

BKG-Brickus Funeral Home reopens with renewed focus on community and families

The BKG-Brickus Funeral Home, 977 W. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville PA VALLEY — While it may be a familiar name to local folks, the BKG-Brickus Funeral Home has reopened, still locally and minority owned, not just with a focus on customer service, but as their role as members of the broader local community. To be sure, this isn’t some chain-operated or corporate funeral home: the BKG-Brickus...

BVSPCA New Castle site to reopen after fire

The Vet Clinic lobby immediately after the fire and now as repair and construction continues. NEW CASTLE, DEL. — The Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) is re-opening the New Castle Campus Wednesday for all services following the fire that destroyed the veterinary clinic and damaged the adoption areas. A car crashed into the building early the morning of July 9, sparking a fire that took the life of...