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Government

  • County finalizes sale of "road to nowhere"

    The “road to nowhere” is officially leaving the county system.

    On Monday, Chester County Council gave third and final reading approval to a proposal that will sell a small, abandoned road. Since it isn’t open to the public, not much is actually known about the road (number 080-06-02-028-000 on the tax map), other than it is less than a mile long, is located off of Purity Road and is inaccessible to vehicles. In fact, it has been closed for a quarter of a century.

  • The (Christmas) light bill

    There was a brief possibility the lights were going to be turned off on “Christmas in Chester” but the event will go on with more features and attractions than ever before.

  • Flushing money down the toilet?

    The City of Chester, literally, is sitting on top of up to $12 million worth of liability.

    At Monday’s meeting of Chester City Council, there was a brief discussion of sewer line patches that were required for Saluda, Oak and Linwood Streets. That morphed into a larger narrative about how potentially crippling the sewer system can become financially for the city.

    “It’s a liability to keep this,” said Councilwoman Angela Douglas. “We don’t have the money.”

  • Commercial kitchen project still alive

    It’s taken six years, but the City of Chester is finally making some serious headway on its commercial kitchen project.

  • Shane Stuart's "wooden" odyssey
  • Chester moving forward with city administrator interviews

    It appears the City of Chester may be close to filling its biggest opening.

    The city has been without an administrator since Sandi Worthy resigned in April, though she had been absent for a while longer, with her departure preceded by a lengthy medical leave. Chester City Council has declined to hire an interim, with two votes to put Human Resources Director Carla Roof in the position having been narrowly defeated. Roof has been placed in charge of day-to-day operations at Chester City Hall since early April, however.

  • Unemployment up again in August

    The unemployment rate in Chester County edged up slightly in August. It marked the fourth straight month the rate increased.

  • Fort Lawn substation gets final approval

     

  • Candidates file for elections in Richburg, Lowrys, and Fort Lawn

    The list of candidates in municipal elections for the towns of Richburg, Fort Lawn and Lowrys have been set for the Nov. 7 general election.

    The deadline to file in the Lowrys municipal election had been extended to Sept. 12 because not enough candidates filed to fill the four council seats (one of which was made vacant by the recent passing of Councilman Gene Johnson) and the mayor’s seat.

  • Lowrys Council filing deadline extended

    The deadline for filing as a candidate for the Lowrys Town Council has been extended by one week.

    Due to the demise of Councilmember Gene Johnson, a total of four council seats and the office of mayor existed to be filled. According to Chester County Registrations and Elections Deputy Director Karen Roach, there were not enough candidates filing for the open council seats for an election.

    Filing opened on Aug. 25 and was originally supposed to close on Sept. 5.

    The deadline has been extended to Sept. 12 at noon.