Taylor named chairman of Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance board

Tom Taylor The Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance announces the election of Tom Taylor of Brite Realty Services, Inc. as the organization’s 2023 Chairman of the Board. Taylor has served on the 2nd Century Alliance Board of Directors since January 2021 but has always been committed to the City’s economic wellbeing. In his role as Senior Vice President at Brite Realty Services Inc., he has worked...

District Attorney honors law enforcement heroes

The Chester County District Attorney’s Office held its annual awards ceremony to recognize and honor law enforcement, first responders, Good Samaritans, and others for their extraordinary contributions in keeping Chester County a better and safer place. District Attorney Deb Ryan spoke about the many accomplishments and successes over the past year. Ryan stated, “Today, we focus on our heroes....

Houlahan earns slot on House Intelligence Commitee

Chrissy Houlahan For the 118th Congress, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-6) was selected to be on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the House Committee on Armed Services. Since 2018, Houlahan has served on Armed Services and Foreign Affairs, while the Intelligence Committee is a new position, she had been advocating for this Congress. Houlahan...

Deal in place to turn historic Coatesville bank building into restaurant

Michael DePetris, Principal at Legend Properties; Jim DePetris, DEPG Development Managing Partner; Phil Ferro, Chef and Proprietor of forthcoming 30 Prime; Crosby Wood, Principal of New Heritage Properties on the steps of the historic bank building at 112 E. Lincoln Highway in Coatesville after settling the sale. The sale of the historic National Bank of Coatesville Building at 112 E. Lincoln Highway...

On Stage: Uptown! offers looks at MLK, Rustin to celebrate Black History Month

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Black History Month has arrived and Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center (226 North High Street, West Chester, www.uptownwestchester.org) is kicking off Black History Month in style with a stage performance focusing on one of America’s most important Civil Rights leaders. Now through February 19, the Uptown! Knauer is presenting “The Mountaintop,”...

Rivera announces run for Chesco Court of Common Pleas bench

Leonard Rivera Leonard Rivera, Latino, trial lawyer from Kennett Square, is among the top candidates vying for five open seats on the Chester County Court of Common Pleas. In this tight race, Rivera stands out as the most experienced litigator currently running for County Judge and the only candidate with a master’s degree in Trial Advocacy. His breadth and depth of legal accomplishments and...

Say it ain’t so Phil: Groundhog predicts six more weeks of winter

Punxsutawney Phil, right, got to meet Gov. Josh Shapiro Thursday, but still predicted six more weeks of Winter. Pennsylvania’s very own world-famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicted more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow this morning at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney. This marks the 108th time Phil has not seen his shadow, calling for a few more weeks of winter, during the...

DCCC to merge Exton campus into Downingtown site

Delaware County Community College announced Tuesday that it will close the College’s Exton Center location and consolidate the staff and resources with the Downingtown Center, located at 100 Bond Drive in Downingtown. The Exton Center is closing effective June 30, 2023. All staff are being reassigned to the Downingtown Center.   “The College enjoyed 26 successful years in Exton, and the decision...

Avondale gets $150K funds for parks and playgrounds

The Mayor of Avondale Borough, Susan Rzucidlo, announced Monday that the borough has been awarded $150,000 of funding to help improve its parks and playgrounds. This funding came through U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. and will be used to rehabilitate Avondale’s parks and playgrounds – making them more accessible for all. Currently, no parks in the borough have accessible accommodations, making this...

County makes push for outdoor activities

Chester County announced the launch of “Fresh Air, Self-Care Chesco,” a campaign that encourages residents to practice effective self-care for better health and wellness through easy outdoor activity. Introduced at today’s Commissioners’ Meeting, “Fresh Air, Self-Care Chesco” brings together the knowledge and services of the County’s Mental Health/Intellectual & Developmental...