Today's News

  • After long wait, Wilksburg gets substation

    It took years of fundraising, lots of planning and a little bit of fussing, but the West Chester Fire Department officially opened it Wilksburg substation on Saturday.

  • Career Center student had knives on person, in vehicle

    A Chester County Career Center student was arrested on Monday and charged with carrying weapons on school property after a K-9 unit indicated there was something in her bag, according to police.
    Taylor Darlene Durrer, 18, of 174 Harris St., Chester, was arrested and charged with carrying weapons on school property, according to Chester County Detention Center records.

  • School district will be subject of Microsoft documentary

    Chester County School District continues to receive global recognition from the information and computing super-giant Microsoft, Dr. Agnes Slayman told the Chester County School Board at their October meeting. A film crew will be in the district in November to film a documentary on the district's integration of technology into the educational process.

  • Council urges passage of Sunday alcohol referendum

    Chester City Councilman King Thompson has already done something that he hopes other City of Chester residents will do as well.
    At Monday's Chester City Council meeting, Thompson said he had already voted. That included a yes vote for allowing Sunday alcohol sales in the city.
    "Everyone in the sound of my voice, please check yes," Thompson said. "It will mean more revenue for the city. It will be better for the city. It will keep revenue coming in and help keep taxes low."

  • No streets closed in city for Halloween

    Trick-or-treaters are still welcome to collect goodies on York Street this year, but parents need to be aware that the street will not be closed this year.

  • Christ Central patrons will find "Common Grounds" at cafe

    Christ Central Ministries celebrated the Grand Opening of the “Common Grounds” Cafe and Meeting Place recently.The new cafe is located next to their Education Center at 127 Hudson St. in Chester, in the room that used to house the food pantry.
    Kathi Gaddy with Christ Central Ministries Education Department said she can recall a time when the classroom space in the Education Center at Hudson Street was sufficient for their needs.

  • PACCC spaghetti supper raises money for welcome signs

    The lines were long, and so was the spaghetti. People didn't mind standing in line to get the spaghetti supper that was prepared by the members of the Progressive Association of Chester County Communities (PACCC). The spaghetti supper and gospel sing was held last Thursday at the Richburg Fire Department. The money raised from the spaghetti supper and gospel sing will be used to supplement the cost of the welcome signs along Interstate 77, a long-time PACC project.

  • Celebrate fall at Fort Lawn Fall Festival Saturday

    Crisp leaves and cooler temperatures leave no doubt; fall is in the air. Celebrate all things fall this Saturday at the Fall Festival at the Fort Lawn Community Center, 5544 Main St. in Fort Lawn.
    The event will be held at the FLCC on Saturday from 5-8 p.m. Hay rides, trunk or treating (as if kids haven't gotten enough candy on Halloween), a bonfire, cake walks and other games will be taking place.
    Everyone should come dressed in their best costume for a chance at winning one of the prizes in the costume contests.

  • What the penny will pay for: County Technology Park building

    It could be a spec building or it could be an incubator for new businesses, or it could be both. Some of the money collected through the penny sales tax will fund the construction of a $2 million spec building Chester County Economic Development Director Karlisa Parker says could help attract new industry and help nurture infant home-grown businesses by providing them a place to exist.

  • Richburg celebrates 125 years of history

    There were no stops left after the Town of Richburg finished celebrating their 125 years of existence; the town and their residents had pulled them all out, meaning they celebrated their 125 years in style.