COVID-19 Update, May 14: GOP legislators call on Wolf to move Chesco to Yellow

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa As the death toll climbs in the state and in Chester County, three local Republican state legislators called on Gov. Tom Wolf to move the county to “Yellow” status, Thursday. While Chester County does meet some of metrics laid out by Wolf’s plan to reopen the state — in particular medical capacity — it still fails in a few key areas: testing...

Hennessey delivers N95 masks to SE Veterans Center

State Rep. Tim Hennessey SPRING CITY – State Representative Tim Hennessey (R-26) visited Southeastern Veterans Center (SEVC) recently to deliver three hundred N95 masks for the veterans in residence at the center. “I asked my son to locate these masks and I purchased them so our veterans can be safe and secure in place,” Hennessey said in a statement. “We owe our veterans not only...

Hennessey announces reelection bid in 26th District

State Rep. Tim Hennessey (R-26) Tim Hennessey (R-26) has announced his candidacy for re-election as State Representative in Pennsylvania House District 26. First elected in 1992, Hennessey has served as Representative for 27 years.  After serving as Chairman of the House Aging & Older Adult Services Committee for twelve years, Hennessey was appointed one year ago to Chair the powerful and very...

The numbers don’t lie: Donald Trump killed the GOP in SE Pennsylvania

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times In reviewing the final results of the 2019 elections in Chester County — and by the way, whomever decided to change up the format to make them almost impossible to work with on the Web, please find another line of work – I feel a little bit like one of the structural engineers on the Titanic seeing how my own preeelction projections played out. Clearly, my math...

Chester County Democrats enjoy local Tsunami

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Chester County’s  Democrats made strong gains in legislative races Tuesday, winning a clear majority of State House seats and picking up a pair of state Senate seats — not to mention electing a Democrat to represent the entire county in 2019 as well as electing another Democrat to serve the southern part of the county almost immediately. While the “Blue Wave”...

Roundtable on poverty a start, but more is needed

Until there is a collective will to really address poverty, things won’t get better By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times COATESVILLE — With wealth bordering on abundance at times in Chester County, it can be difficult to confront the truth that for many here — arguably far too many — poverty remains a stark reality and a reality that in recent years has gotten worse. This past week, six state...

Residents march in protest of CASD decisions

Public, politicians call for action as attorneys continue sparring By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times Protestors gather on the steps of the Benner Administration Building. Many called for the resignation of the entire school board in response to recent events. COATESVILLE – Chanting “the board must go!” a group of about 50 citizens marched from Ash Park to the Benner Administration Building...

Letter: Hennessey against women’s health

To The Editor, If you are a woman or care about women’s rights, regardless of your party affiliation, consider what Rep. Tim Hennessey has done to eliminate those rights. He voted IN FAVOR of Senate Bill 732 and House Bill 574 which could cause the closure of all freestanding abortion clinics in PA. He co-sponsored House Bill 1077 a.k.a the mandatory ultrasound bill. He voted IN FAVOR of House Bill...

Letter: mad about voter ID? Show it.

To the editor, On Election Day, Tuesday, remember that the Republicans in Harrisburg and Rep. Tim Hennessey brought you that horrible Voter ID law. Thankfully, a court ruling has delayed the law’s implementation, so you will NOT be required to show photo identification prior to casting a vote in this historic election. Forgive yourself if you are confused. A lot of people are. For starters, you...