2020 Leg. Candidate Questionnaire: John Kane, 9th Senatorial District

John Kane 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 major...

2020 Leg. Candidate Questionnaire: Tom Killion, 9th Senatoral District

Tom Killion 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...

2020 Leg. Candidate Questionnaire: Carolyn Comitta, 19th Senate District

Carolyn Comitta 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...

Commissioners OK $3.5M in grants for non-profits

Commissioners and Chester County Community Foundation in front of historic Lincoln Building, West Chester, PA. Left to right: Karen Simmons, President & CEO, CCCF; Beth Harper Briglia, CAP, CPA, Exec V. P. of Philanthropy Services; Commissioner Josh Maxwell; Michael DeHaven, CPA, Chair of the Board; Commissioner Marian Moskowitz; Commissioner Michelle Kichline. WEST CHESTER — Recognizing...

Kennett Supervisors OK new public/private program to cut sediment in waterways

Ashley Allen of i2 Capital KENNETT — Township Supervisors approved a forward-looking and cost- effective program to improve water quality while meeting the mandates of the federal government and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. “Having a sufficient supply of clean water is a pressing issue for Kennett Township and the whole country,” said Supervisor Chair Richard Leff....

Commissioners launch ‘Simple Ask: Wear A Mask’ campaign to battle COVID

Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Marian Moskowitz, Chester County Commissioner Josh Maxwell and Chester County Commissioner Michelle Kichline launch the public health campaign called “Simple Ask: Wear a Mask” to support local businesses and protect the public as COVID-19 converges with the start of the flu season. During this most critical time when COVID-19 is converging with the start...

Chester County schedules tree seedling giveaway

WEST CHESTER — COVID-19 may have forced the cancelation of Earth Day celebrations back in April, but taking care of the environment and preserving the planet is a year-round goal in Chester County. As a result, Earth Day celebrations are continuing into the fall, as the Chester County Conservation District and Chester County Parks & Preservation give away seedling trees to County residents. Tree...

2020 Leg. Candidate Questionnaire: Eric Roe, Republican for State Rep., 158th District

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. Eric Roe,GOP candidate, 158th District 1....

Chesco Prison inmates charged with COVID-related benefits fraud

PHILADELPHIA – First Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that twelve Chester County Prison inmates and their accomplices were charged federally with fraudulently applying for and obtaining emergency unemployment benefits related to COVID-19.  The defendants are charged with submitting false applications claiming that the prison inmates lost jobs as a result...

West Chester declares emergency after COVID spike

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa WEST CHESTER — Facing a spike in COVID-19 cases, especially among college-age residents, the borough declared a state of emergency, Friday. The emergency limits the size of gatherings in the borough — indoor and outdoors — to 10 people. It also expands the state’s mandate for mask wearing, basically requiring it anywhere outside the home —...