Don’t Retire, ReFire: Older and wiser, my birthday edition.

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times There are two major milestones in each year where we often, reflect on our life and assess where we are, where we were and where we’re headed. The next question is, does it align with where we want to go? For me, those two milestones are the week leading up to the first day of the New Year and my birthday. On both occasions, I ask what have I learned...

Del-Chesco United slams ET/Sunoco over Mariner East II discharge into Marsh Creek Lake

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa A view of mud plume ejected into Marsh Creek Lake. Courtesy, Del-Chesco United. Environmental groups are asking for a state investigation of a release of mud and potentially other substances into Marsh Creek Lake Monday as part of construction work on the Mariner East II pipeline pipeline — although Energy Transfer/Sunoco, the company building the...

Coatesville VA works to be a partner in sustainability

Alex Cruz, a Boy scout, pauses for a photo in front of the raised garden beds at Coatesville VAMC July 16, 2019. The raised beds are Cruz’s Eagle Scout service project and are accessible to Veterans of all abilities and grow fresh vegetables for the Veterans and the excess is donated to local food pantries. In recognition for its achievement and innovation in health care sustainability, Coatesville...

PIAA to Wolf: Cancelling 2020 sports may have ‘unintended consequences’

By Mike McGann, Editor, the Times @mikemcgannpa The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) is asking Gov. Tom Wolf to have a discussion about the cancellation of fall school sports, after the governor said Thursday he strongly recommends cancelling all youth sports through Jan. 1, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Wolf did not order a ban — the ultimate decision on fall sports...

W. Chester Chamber cancels 2020 Christmas Parade

The crowd at the 2019 QVC West Chester Christmas Parade; the 2020 version of the event will not be held due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce (GWCC) has announced the cancellation of the 2020 QVC West Chester Christmas Parade to protect the health of spectators who gather for one of Chester County’s most popular events. “We realize the most important thing...

County provides update on support for N. Coventry fire victims

Chester County’s Department of Community Development provided an update today on the most urgent needs of the 45 families displaced from their homes by the devastating fire at Ashwood Apartments that took place on Thursday, July 30 in North Coventry. “The response to requests for donations to help the men, women and children who lived in Ashwood Apartments has been overwhelming, which is what...

Chesco Coroner: Drug overdose numbers fall during first half of 2020

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Coroner’s Office released data on drug overdose deaths in Chester County from January 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020. A total of 58 deaths have been confirmed to be due to an accidental drug overdose. This is fewer than the 68 overdose deaths reported mid-way through 2019, but the Coroner’s Office cautioned that it is not possible to accurately predict a total...

What To Do: Nat’l Const. Center joins growing list of reopened attractions

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  The National Constitution Center Just like blooms on mid-summer annual plants, things that have been closed for a while are now slowly starting to open up. Attractions that have been shuttered for months are beginning to open their doors and welcome patrons. Getting out and enjoying them can be a great antidote for four months of cabin fever –...

La Comunidad moves forward with Oxford expansion

LCH staff at the current Oxford location 303 North Third Street: Left to right Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Marthe Adler, MSN, CRNP, FNP; Bonnie Valente, Member Relations Specialist; Yaritzabell Dorsey, Medical Assistant; Maria Ortiz, Registered Nurse. La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) received approval for their conditional use agreement from the Oxford Borough Council last month.  This sets...

Brandywine Creek Water Trail study completed

The Brandywine Conservancy, in partnership with the Chester County Planning Commission, announced the completion of the Brandywine Creek Water Trail feasibility study. A part of the Brandywine Creek Greenway initiative, this study outlines recommendations for a formalized route along the Brandywine Creek for recreational use, enhanced by connections to land trails. Focusing on the east and west...