Hihg School Democrats organize voter registration drives

Over the past two weeks, chapters of the High School Democrats of Pennsylvania (HSDPA),  in partnership with the organization New Voters, have been holding voter registration drives at schools across the state. This initiative is meant to target the chronic problem of low youth voter participation by utilizing a more hands-on and comprehensive method of high school voter registration. 18-24 year...

DCCC unveils new STEM wing in Downingtown

Trustee Raymond Toto, former President Dr. Richard DeCosmo, Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell, PA State Representative Becky Corbin, President Dr. L. Joy Gates Black, Trustee Robert McCauley, Trustees Vice-Chair Kevin Scott, Provost Dr. Monica Parrish Trent, Trustee Dr. Corrinne Caldwell and Trustee James Gaffney at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Under an overcast sky, about 80 people gathered...

Casey to headline Democrats’ Fall Fundraiser, Oct. 14

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. WEST CHESTER — The phrase October Surprise in political circles is usually greeted with apprehension but in Chester County, several surprises await residents ready to get involved in the upcoming Midterms. On Sunday, October 14, Senator Bob Casey, Jr., headlines the Chester County Democratic Committee (CCDC) annual Fall Fundraiser. With a theme of Casino Night, area Democrats...

Commissioners salute County Planning Month

The Chester County Commissioners offered a proclamation during Tuesday’s Sunshine meeting honored County Planning Month. WEST CHESTER — At today’s public Sunshine Meeting, the Chester County Commissioners presented a proclamation for National Community Planning Month, recognizing the efforts of local, county, and regional planners who manage the growth and change of Chester County, providing...

Legislative candidates forums, Oct. 8 & 15

WEST CHESTER — State legislative candidates are slated to appear at a candidate forum at St. Paul’s Baptist Church,. The event on both nights starts at 6:30 p.m. At each forum, 7 candidates for PA Senate and House will field questions from the organizers on issues like education, environment, and firearms, as well as questions from the audience.

United Way’s hellebush to retire at year’s end

Claudia Hellebush United Way of Chester County President & CEO Claudia Hellebush has announced she will retire at the end of this year after working for the community mobilizing organization for 23 years and serving as its President and CEO for the past 15 years. Under Claudia’s leadership, United Way of Chester County transitioned from a traditional fundraising operation to a full-service,...

DA to hold parent discussion on school shootings at WC East, Sept. 25

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County District Attorney’s Office (the “DAO”) is presenting a program on school shootings to parents and teachers throughout Chester County. The Chester County school districts are coordinating with the DAO on this program. The next school shootings presentation is at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at West Chester East High School. The school shootings...

Authorities continue investigation into Bellingham killings

Bruce Rogal A man, after attempting to kill his ex-wife on the day their divorce became final, apparently killed his aged parents at an East Goshen Assisted Living facility, before leading police on a deadly chase, with gunfire exchanged before being found dead, Wednesday night. The man, Bruce Rogal, age 59, allegedly killed his parents in the Bellingham retirement community in East Goshen on Wednesday...

Arrest announced in W. Fallowfield slaying

Hakeem Smith Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the arrest of an Oxford man in the slaying of a man whose body was discovered in West Fallowfield last week. Hogan announced Wednesday morning that Hakeem Smith faces charges  for the murder of Sam Algarin on Sept. 13. Algarin’s lifeless body was found on the side of the road in West Fallowfield Township, dead from a single...

Authorities seek public’s help on W. Fallowfield murder

Local authorities are seeking information about this car — missing — after the body of its owner was discovered late Thursday in West Fallowfield. Authorities are asking the public for help in finding the killer of a man whose body was discovered Thursday night in West Fallowfield. The Chester County District Attorney’s Office and West Fallowfield Police Department are investigating a...