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...

Dinniman: Equine industry helps drive local economy

Dr. Barbara Dallap-Schaer, Medical Director of the New Bolton Center (right) with Senator Dinniman (center) and Pa. Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding (left) during a tour of the New Bolton Center. EAST MARLBOROUGH — The equine industry spends $546 million annually on goods, services, wages and salaries in Southeastern Pennsylvania, according to a new study conducted by Delaware Valley...

Dinniman critical of PSSA changes, Ed. department conduct

State Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-19) WEST CHESTER – State Senator Andy Dinniman, Minority Chair of the Senate Education Committee, released the following statement in response to Governor Tom Wolf’s announcement Monday on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) and the administration’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated State Plan: “While I’d be the first to welcome...

Dinniman announces $970K in education grants for Chesco

State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that two early childhood education organizations were awarded more than $970,000 in total state funding to expand pre-kindergarten programs in Chester County. “Quality early learning programs can help ensure that kids stay on the right track in school, their careers, and life,” said Dinniman, who serves as minority chair of the Senate Education Committee....

County historical society gets $80K grant from state

WEST CHESTER — State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that the Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) will receive $80,000 in state funding for facility and roofing repairs. “Chester County is home to a rich history dating back to the days of William Penn, and that history has been meticulously documented and preserved thanks to the efforts of so many patrons, supporters, staff members,...

Dinniman salutes Shanahan student for Eagle Scout project

State Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-19) (far right) recognizes John Byler (second from left) on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Byler, of East Fallowfield, was joined by his parents, Michelle (left) and John (second from right). State Senator Andy Dinniman recently recognized John Byler, a junior at Bishop Shanahan High School (BSHS) and a member of Boy Scouts Troop 116, for successfully completing...

Groundbreaking set for for Paoli train station upgrades

State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that a groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the Paoli Train Station Project is set for next week. SEPTA and PennDOT will officially kick off the Paoli Station Accessibility Improvements Project on Tuesday, February 28th at 10 a.m., at the Paoli Train Station NW Parking Lot off of Valley Road in Paoli.

Dinniman: Downingtown to get $900K for trails, sidewalks

State Senator Andy Dinniman announced last week that Downingtown Borough will receive $916,600 in federal funding to install a new trail and sidewalks.  The Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) grant will be used to install a 10-foot-wide multi-use trail along Woodbine Avenue and 6-foot-wide sidewalk along a portion of Lincoln Highway. 

Dinniman announces $80K in local history grants

State Sen. Andrew Dinniman (D-19) State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that eight cultural and historic organizations in Chester County were awarded a total of $81,232 in state funding last week from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). “Our history is very much alive in Chester County thanks largely to historical organizations, societies, and museums that ensure that it...

Dinniman, Killion announce traffic signal grants

Municipalities across Chester County have been granted state funds for upgrades of traffic signals at various locations through the Green Light-Go Program, state Senators Andy Dinniman (D-19) and Tom Killion (R-9) announced Tuesday. Nine municipalities in Chester County qualified for some $1.2 million in state funds to improve intersections and traffic signals.