CCIU hires Gerhard as Asst. Ex. Director

Dr. Steve Gerhard DOWNINGTOWN — The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) Board of Directors appointed Dr. Steve Gerhard as its assistant executive director at a virtual Board meeting held on Wednesday. “We are extremely excited for Dr. Gerhard to join our team at the IU,” said CCIU Executive Director, Dr. George F. Fiore. “Dr. Gerhard’s proven leadership and extensive experience in...

State officials reminder: you can vote early, in person

HARRISBURG — Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today reviewed how to vote early in person by mail ballot at county election offices and satellite election offices, one of three voting options available to Pennsylvanians for the Nov. 3 election. “I voted early in person in Bucks County, and it was easy, convenient and secure. I recommend it highly — you don’t have to worry about the...

National Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 24

WEST CHESTER — Chester County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services (CCDDAS) is spreading community awareness for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day taking place this Saturday, October 24th. Organized nationwide by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), National Prescription Drug Take Back Day provides temporary local sites for safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing...

Commissioners announce COVID grants to county school districts

Chester County Commissioners allocate $10 million in CARES funds to support public schools in Chester County impacted by COVID-19. Pictured with a check for $10 million presented to the Chester County Intermediate Unit are (from left to right): Dr. Emilie Lonardi, District Superintendent, Downingtown Area School District; Dr. George Fiore, Executive Director, Chester County Intermediate Unit; Chester...

2020 Leg. Candidate Questionnaire: Melissa Shusterman, 157th State House District

Melissa Shusterman Editor’s Note: As has been our tradition, The Times sent our its annual questionnaire to all Chester County legislative candidates, via their respective party. We publish these responses entirely unedited and unfiltered to give readers an honest assessment of the candidates and their positions. They will be published as candidates return them to us. Although there are many...

Rt. 841 bridge reopens in W. Marlborough

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has reopened the bridge carrying Route 841 (Chatham Road) Bridge over Doe Run in West Marlborough Township, Chester County, following the completion of a bridge rehabilitation project. PennDOT’s contractor rehabilitated the structure with repairs that included encasing the beam ends and sections of the open steel grid deck in reinforced...

2020 Leg. Candidate Questionnaire: Christina Sappey, 158th State House District

Christina Sappey Editor’s Note: As has been our tradition, The Times sent our its annual questionnaire to all Chester County legislative candidates, via their respective party. We publish these responses entirely unedited and unfiltered to give readers an honest assessment of the candidates and their positions. They will be published as candidates return them to us. 1. Although there are many...

Commissioners announce $10M for childcare subsidies and $5M for childcare providers hurt by COVID-19

Chester County Commissioners announce $15 million in childcare grants for families and childcare businesses impacted by COVID-19. Pictured left to right are Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline and Josh Maxwell, Downingtown Area School District Superintendent Dr. Emilie Lonardi, Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Marion Moskowitz and Chester County Intermediate Unit Executive Director...

2020 Leg. Candidate Questionnaire: Craig Williams, 160th State House District

Craig Williams Editor’s Note: As has been our tradition, The Times sent our its annual questionnaire to all Chester County legislative candidates, via their respective party. We publish these responses entirely unedited and unfiltered to give readers an honest assessment of the candidates and their positions. They will be published as candidates return them to us. Although there are many...

2020 Leg. Candidate Questionnaire: Anton Andrew, 160th State House District

Anton Andrew Editor’s Note: As has been our tradition, The Times sent our its annual questionnaire to all Chester County legislative candidates, via their respective party. We publish these responses entirely unedited and unfiltered to give readers an honest assessment of the candidates and their positions. They will be published as candidates return them to us. Although there are many major...