New Congressional map puts all of Chesco in 6th; GOP to file suit

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The new Sixth Congressional District. It seems like almost everyone has an opinion about the new Congressional map issued Monday by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court — predictably, Democrats generally lauded it as fair, while Republicans, including President Donald Trump blasted the new plan and pledged to fight it in Federal Court. The state court issued the new...

Chesco Commissioners celebrate 50th anniversary of 911 system

Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Terence Farrell and Kathi Cozzone with Chester County 9-1-1 Telecommunicator Lisa Gray. When one of your priorities is public safety, you recognize the importance of the nation’s 9-1-1 system – and celebrate the fact that it has been saving lives for half a century. Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell...

Corbin announces work to improve Route 100

Representative Becky Corbin (R-155) today announced PennDOT will begin work to improve traffic flow and safety on State Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) in Chester County next week. The $5.6 million project will encompass 6.3 miles between Garrison Drive and State Route 23 (Ridge Road). It will include resurfacing to increase friction and reduce hydroplaning; constructing two shoulder-widening pull-offs;...

Wolf rejects GOP redistricting plan; court may impose new map, Monday

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times As expected, Gov. Tom Wolf rejected the new Congressional map proposed by the two Republican caucus leaders, which could lead to the state Supreme Court imposing a district map of its own Monday, leading to possible federal litigation. The previous Gerrymandering of Congressional districts hit hardest in the Philadelphia suburbs, including Chester County, where...

Crime Victims’ Center, DA’s office receive major grant to battle child abuse

The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc. (“CVC”) and the Chester County District Attorney’s Office have partnered to earn a major grant to combat child sexual abuse through education programs. The Safe and Healthy Communities Initiative (the “SHC Initiative”) is a three-year program expected to reduce rates of child sexual abuse.

Wolf, DEP under fire for Mariner East 2 construction restart

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) moved Thursday to fine Sunoco Logistics — but also allow construction work on the controversial Mariner East 2 pipeline to resume, drawing fire to both DEP and Gov. Tom Wolf from local environmental groups and elected officials. DEP hit Sunoco with a $12.6 million civil penalty for permit violations...

Shanahan team wins Chesco STEM competition

The winning team from Bishop Shanahan High School poses with their coach after the Chester County Governor’s PA STEM Competition award ceremony. Chester County high school students skilled in science, technology, engineering and math competed in this year’s regional Governor’s STEM competition on Tuesday, February 6 at the Chester County Intermediate Unit. Participating teams included Bishop...

It’s on: U.S. Supreme court paves way for Congressional redistricting

The 7th District as we knew it is no more, following Monday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court not to consider a stay to a state Supreme Court ruling that said the state’s Congressional district violated the state Constitution. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Nah, nah, nah, — nah, nah, nah — heeeeeey, goodbye. No, we’re not talking about the Patriots’ hopes for a Super Bowl...

Hyland, Murtagh named Chesco law enforcement officers of the year

WEST CHESTER — Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan was joined by law      enforcement from around Chester County on Friday for the annual law enforcement officer of the year awards ceremony (the “LEO Award”). The LEO Award is presented to the most outstanding law enforcement officer in Chester County every year. The ceremony this year was in Courtroom 1 of the Chester County...

Five billion steps: Commissioners push residents to walk more

1. Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell, Kathi Cozzone and Michelle Kichline hit the treadmill in Eagles gear to kick off the WalkWorks ChesCo! 2018 program – contributing to the County’s goal of five billion steps by the end of 2018. WEST CHESTER — At their Sunshine Meeting public work session today, the Chester County Commissioners, along with Health Department Director...