Eagles nominate Matta for NFL HS coach of the year

Michael Matta Michael Matta, head coach of the Downingtown High School East varsity football team, has been selected as the Philadelphia Eagles nominee for the 2017 Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award. Representing the best at the high school level, Matta was nominated for the national award, named for the winningest coach in NFL history, for his character and integrity, leadership...

Costello to hold Town Hall Meeting, Jan. 4

U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello (R-6) U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello (R-6) announced Friday afternoon that he would hold a public town hall at Downingtown West High School, Thursday, Jan. 4. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. 

On Stage (Bonus): Savoy Brown, 50 years and still rocking

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Savoy Brown A band with a history that dates back more than a half-century will be performing in the area this weekend. On November 18, Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown will have a concert at the Sellersville Theater (24 West Temple Avenue, Sellersville, 215-257-5808, www.st94.com). Savoy Brown is still rocking the blues after more than 50 years and in 2017...

Cozzone pledges to continue bipartisan work in bid for Lt. Gov.

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times State Rep. Carolyn Comitta speaks during Tuesday’s formal announcement by County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone that she would run for Lt. Gov. WEST CHESTER — County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone formally announced her candidacy for Lt. Governor, Tuesday, surrounded by supporters, friends and family on the steps of the historic old courthouse. The formal decision...

On Stage (Bonus): Reel Big Fish on a ‘Beer Run’

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Reel Big Fish A hot summer night, live music under the stars and a variety of tasty craft beers on tap is a combination that’s hard to beat. Reel Big Fish, a ska-punk band from California, is older that the legal age to drink in every state. So, it’s more than acceptable for the band from Huntington Beach to launch a national tour in celebration of America’s...

On Stage (Extra): Sunday night shows to calm the soul

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Soraia Rather than attending a show or watching a movie in a theater, people in this area tend to stay at home on Sunday nights – especially during the winter months. That tendency will increase for the next few Sundays with the added pressure of recovering from weekend holiday shopping. Fortunately, there is a variety of shows and events that could easily...

Dinniman announces $4.5M in state funds for Coatesville econ development

State Sen. Andy Dinniman WEST CHESTER – State Senator Andy Dinniman today announced that two economic development projects in the Coatesville area will receive $4.5 million in total state funding through Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP).  The projects are as follows: • $3 million to DEPG Coatesville Associates for the Coatesville Gateway redevelopment project....

On Stage (Extra): The Legendary Pink Dots return

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Legendary Pink Dots The Legendary Pink Dots – an Anglo-Dutch experimental rock band formed in London in 1980 – has found a genre all its own. Although far outside the mainstream, LPD have released more than 40 albums, have a devoted worldwide following, and tour frequently. Distinctive vocals and lyrical imagery are a big part of the band’s universal...

Downingtown East overpowers Unionville, 42-5

Cougars dominate upfront in battle of defending Ches Mont champs Downingtown East’s dominant defensive line often was able to power through and stop run plays in the backfield against Unionville, Friday. Here, Stephen Dilulio (44) and Jack Hayward (28) close in on Jack Adams (25). Jim Gill photo. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — The two defending Ches Mont football...

A Single Shard opens at People’s Light, April 27

A Single Shard opens April 27 at People’s Light. MALVERN — People’s Light will present the regional premiere of A Single Shard, a highly theatrical adaptation of Linda Sue Park’s Newbery Award-winning novel by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Schenkkan. Celebrated theatre artist Seema Sueko directs an all-star cast that includes Broadway veterans Thom Sesma and Greg Watanabe. PNC...