Parkesburg Councilman charged with bank embezzlement

Anthony Rife A Parkesburg Borough Council Member faces charges that he embezzled more than $100,000 from clients of the Downingtown National Bank branch he managed, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said Tuesday. Hogan’s announced the arrest of Anthony Rife, the branch manager of Downingtown National Bank and a Parkesburg Borough Council member, for allegedly embezzling more than $100,000...

First responders take 148 million steps toward WalkWorks goal

Representatives from Chester County’s Fire Chiefs and Police Chiefs Associations and the EMS Council join Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline and Terence Farrell, County Health Department and Emergency Services Department representatives, and two of the three top walkers in revealing the results of the WalkWorks ChesCo! First Responder Challenge. The Chester County Hero Fund is the...

DCCC graduates 48 police cadets — including 12 women

Quest for the Best® President Taras Wochok (far left) and Vice President Dan Czaplicki (far right) with President Dr. L. Joy Gates Black (center) and Municipal Police Academy graduates Matthew O’Donnell and Rachel Keenan. O’Donnell and Keenan each received a $2,500 Quest for the Best® scholarship. Delaware County Community College’s Municipal Police Academy has broken another record. Twelve...

Chesco honored by American Diabetes Association

Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline (right) and Terence Farrell (left) receive the American Diabetes Association Health Champions Award from Dr. Kevin Kelly, Area Executive Director for the organization (center right). Also pictured, Marcy Curth (center left), Chester County Employee Learning and Development Manager, who leads the County’s employee wellness program. The Chester County...

County: 40,000 farm acres preserved since 1990

Chester County preserved farmland in West Nantmeal Township. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners announced Thursday an important agricultural land preservation milestone in the County: some 40,000 acres of farmland have been preserved as part of the county’s open space efforts. Since October of 1990, when the first farm successfully went into the program, Chester County’s...

Bingham elected as new chair of Chesco’s Democrats

Outgoing Chester County Democratic Committee Chair hands off the gavel to newly elected Chair Dick Bingham, Wednesday night. WESTTOWN —  Dick Bingham of East Marlborough outpolled Lani Frank Wednesday night to become the new Chair of the Chester County Democratic Committee (CCDC) with the goal of turning the county “blue” on November 6 and beyond, despite a 15,000 Republican voter registration...

Dinniman presents flag to Special Olympics athletes

Senator Dinniman meets with athletes and officials from the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania outside his West Chester District Office. Dinniman presented the team with a Pennsylvania State Flag that they will carry with them at the 2018 SO USA Games Opening Ceremonies on July 1 in Seattle.Pictured (from left to right): SOPA Athlete Celine Heffron-Pero (Soccer), SOPA Team PA Tennis Coach Sally Kinsey,...

Bingham seeks to lead Chesco’s Democrats

Dick Bingham (left) and Marsha Peltz (right) are running to lead the Chester County Democratic Committee. A PhD in Organic Chemistry with years of community service, Dick Bingham is one of two candidates vying to lead Chester County Democrats through the 2018 Midterms and into the Blue Wave of the next four years. Bingham, a retired DuPont chemist Kennett Square and Chair of the Chester County...

Frank formally announces bid to lead Chesco’s Democrats

Lani Frank, front, is running for chair of the Chester County Democratic Committee, flanked by running mates Bill Phifer, who is running for Vice Chair, and Nick Allen, who is running for secretary. Chester County Democratic Committee Vice Chair Lani Frank, announced her candidacy Sunday for the office of CCDC Chair, vowing to bring a spirit of collaboration and strong leadership to Chester County...

Commissioner present check to Mill at Anselma

Chester County Commissioners present a check for $1,000 to representatives from The Mill at Anselma in Chester Springs. Pictured from left are: Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell and Kathi Cozzone; Mill at Anselma Board Member Ernie Holling; Will Caverly, Executive Director Designate for the Mill at Anselma; and Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Michelle Kichline. The Chester County...