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Government

  • Filing closed for Fort Lawn, RIchburg, Lowrys councils

    Filing closed on Monday for elections to fill council and Mayor seats for three Chester County municipalities. According to Chester County Registration and Election Director Karen Roach, the office of Mayor and two town council seats are up for election in Fort Lawn, office of Mayor and four council seats are up for election in Richburg and the office of Mayor and four town council seats are up for election in Lowrys.

  • A fireable offense?

    A general discussion on changing language in city policy led to a very specific discussion about employee accidents and how many should be permitted before termination.

  • Fort Lawn taking stronger look at animal control ordinance

    The Town of Fort Lawn is taking a stronger look at their animal control ordinance after a pair of complaints from citizens regarding their neighbors who are letting their apparently dangerous dogs run loose without restraint.

    Citizens and former councilmember Al Bellavance posted on social media that a dog in the neighborhood killed his neighbor’s dog, reportedly “jumping” an invisible fence after the smaller dog came into and then back out of the dangerous dog’s yard.

  • Additional finalist for fire chief named

    There were five, not four, finalists for the City of Chester fire chief position.

  • Parker-Dean set to retire

    She started as the “woman that said no” and transformed into “the woman who said yes” to Chester County’s prosperity. After 15 years looking out for Chester County’s economic interests, Karlisa Parker Dean will retire at the end of the year.

    Parker Dean sat down recently with The N&R for an interview looking back at her career with Chester County, which began in 1990 as an admin assistant in the county building department, which later morphed into the zoning administrator position.

  • Jill Biden envisions "a better day"

    Dr. Jill Biden, wife of former Vice President and Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden brought some members of the audience to tears in Great Falls this Saturday when she invited them to imagine a better day in the United States.

  • Jackson starts work as new fire chief

    The City of Chester moved quickly to replace retiring fire chief Paul Caldwell.

    On Monday, new Chief James Jackson attended Chester City Council’s new meeting. He introduced himself and thanked the council for putting their faith in him. He announced that his first official day on the job would be today.

  • The Datamax Comeback

    They hinted at it in June and they did it on Monday night.

  • Council not interested in shrinking itself

    At least for now, the Chester City Council dais will remain somewhat crowded.

    On numerous occasions in the past, Councilman Carlos Williams has expressed his view that the city has too many elected officials. Currently, there are two representatives elected from each of the city’s four wards and a mayor, for a total of nine voting members.

  • County Council approves vehicle purchases

    Chester County Council approved a number of spending requests on Monday, including several related to Chester County Sheriff’s Office.