West Chester to kick off 225th Anniversary with parade, April 21

The Borough of West Chester is announcing the celebration of its 225th anniversary with a spectacular 225th Birthday Parade to be held on Sunday, April 21 beginning at 1 p.m. “The entire community is invited to attend this historic event, whether you’re a long-time resident, a newcomer or just passing through,” said Keith Kurowski, Director of the Borough of West Chester Parks and Recreation,...

County earns ‘SolSmart Gold’ recognition for solar energy efforts

Chester County Government has received national gold level SolSmart recognition for encouraging the growth of clean, affordable solar energy at the local level. As a SolSmart Gold designee, Chester County has adopted nationally recognized best practices to advance solar market growth. The county worked with SolSmart’s no-cost technical assistance team to increase local knowledge of solar...

West Chester Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center residents complete training to support fellow residents

Bob O’Mara, Volunteer Ombudsman from the Chester County Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (center), with West Chester Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center residents who completed the PEER training (from left to right): Prince L White, Jr; Aubrey Baldwin; Lisa Carroll; and Chris Figurelli. Chester County Ombudsmen Robert O’Mara and Jen Costello recently recognized residents at West Chester Rehabilitation...

Coatesville announces 1 year hiatus for Grand Prix to manage growth of the event

Classic cars and motorcycles will not be running on the streets of Coatesville in 2024 as organizers of the Coatesville Grand Prix work to manage growth of the event. The City of Coatesville announced the hiatus Monday of the Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix (CIVGP) as organizers seek to reimagine Chester County’s premiere vintage car and motorcycle exhibition that attracts more than...

The Regional Foundation presents $500K check to Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance

L-r: Deb Bentzel, The Regional Foundation Senior Program Officer; Amber Little-Turner, Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance Executive Director; Kevin Dow, The Regional Foundation Executive DirectorCREDIT Robert Williams The Regional Foundation presented the Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance with a  check for $500,000 on March 27, representing the Neighborhood Grant awarded to the organization in collaboration...

Berkheiser named assistant principal at AGHS

Matthew Berkheiser On March 21, the Avon Grove School District (AGSD) board of directors approved the appointment of a new assistant principal at Avon Grove High School (AGHS). Matthew Berkheiser will be filling the vacancy left by Gary Benasutti, who is retiring at the end of this school year after serving as assistant principal for the past 24 years. Berkheiser has served in various positions...

Coatesville gets $959K grant to implement Ash Park Master Plan

Ash Park. Courtesy, City of Coatesville. The City of Coatesville will receive a grant of $959,752 to implement the Ash Park Master Plan Phases I and II. The 9.3-acre park is situated between Walnut and Kersey Streets and serves residents over a three-mile radius. Senator Casey, partnering with Representative Chrissy Houlahan, successfully funded 14 Community Project Funding priorities through the...

Phoenixville upgrades 16 electric vehicle chargers

The Borough of Phoenixville recently upgraded 16 of their existing electric vehicle (EV) chargers to Generation 3 Tesla chargers in several Borough-owned parking lots. The Borough partnered with All Phase Electric to install the chargers, which offer two charging plugs; one fitted with the standard Tesla charging adapter and the other with an integrated adapter for universal charging. Eight (8)...

WC East wins county Academic Competition

The academic competition team from West Chester East High School takes home the championship trophy. Picture from left to right: Eliot Rufe, Dr. Brent Jones, RuiQi He, Owen Lyons, Nathan Schlamb, Alex Chen, Brian Schiele, Luke Eynon and Ethan Altshul. On Monday, West Chester East High School emerged victorious over 23 other Chester County schools at the Chester County Academic Competition, which...

CCIU to aid search for new Kennett schools superintendent

The Kennett Consolidated School District (KCSD) has begun a search for its next Superintendent. After four years of dedicated service to the Kennett Consolidated School District, Dr. Dusty Blakey recently announced his retirement effective July 26, 2024. Dr. Blakey expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to serve the Kennett community, stating, “It has been an honor to work alongside...