County to host Open Space Summit, April 29

WEST CHESTER — Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline, along with leaders of Chester County’s Planning Commission and Parks + Preservation, are hosting the annual Open Space Summit on Thursday, April 29. The Summit includes a report on Chester County’s 2020 open space preservation achievements and ongoing commitment to the program, and will take...

County, state continue to clash over vaccine distribution

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa While President Joe Biden announced that states will have to allow universal scheduling of COVID-19 vaccine appointments after May 1 for everyone over age 18, local officials continue to express worry that the state Department of Health is still not sending the county its fair share of vaccine, leading to widespread frustration by those in the first...

County officials push state on vaccine numbers, explain guidance for schools reopening

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Chester County Commissioners’ chair Marian Moskowitz updates the public on the current status of COVID-19 vaccine in the county, Thursday. WESTTOWN — The leaders of Chester County’s government expressed frustration at low supplies of COVID-19 vaccine — and pledged to keep pushing state officials to boost supplies locally, specifically...

80 get job offers after job fair in Coatesville

Ready to open the doors for the URBAN Outfitters, Inc. Hiring Event at the Benner Center in Coatesville February 6 & 7 where 80 employment offers were extended. (left to right) – Donald Folks, Coatesville City Councilman; County Commissioner Josh Maxwell; County Commissioner Michelle Kichline; County Commissioner Marian Moskowitz; State Representative Dan Williams; James Logan, Coatesville...

Commissioners OK new ethics rules for county employees

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners recently approved a new ethics policy for Chester County Government employees. The Chester County Employee Code of Ethics policy is, as stated, “intended to set forth, and govern, the ethical conduct of all individuals employed by Chester County.” In layman’s terms, the new ethics policy sets clear expected behaviors for those working or serving...

Commissioners offer 2nd round of Main Street Preservation grants to help county’s small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Chester County Main Street Preservation grant recipient CJ Witherspoon, owner of 3 Spoons LLC, with his daughter. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners approved today a further $10 million in funding to support small businesses and agricultural enterprises impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Available under the Chester County Main Street Preservation program, grants will be administered...

Commissioners join Surrey Services for Seniors in delivering lunches and thanking veterans

Chester County Commissioners Josh Maxwell, Marian Moskowitz and Michelle Kichline deliver Grab and Go lunches and thanks to veterans at Surrey Services for Seniors, during one of the weekday drive-through lunch collections by local seniors. DEVON — Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline joined staff, board members and volunteers from Surrey Services...

Commissioners announce $2.5M COVID-19 emergency responder organization support program

Chester County fire, EMS and law enforcement organizations to receive $2.5 million in grants to cover equipment needs and to offset unplanned expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pictured left is Lieutenant Pat Griffin, firefighter/EMT and, right, Rob Castaldi, firefighter/paramedic of Paoli Fire Station, cleaning equipment to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. WEST CHESTER — Chester...

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...

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...