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Government

  • City makes funding requests to Chester County

    They may not get everything on their wish list, but the City of Chester is making a number of financial requests of Chester County.

  • Zoning switch for massive Richburg Development passes second reading

    The zoning switch needed to pave the way for an 840-home development in the Richburg area is one step away from passage.

  • Chester gets its man...almost

    The City of Chester almost filled the last of its vacant department head positions on Monday. Almost.

    A motion to offer the long-vacant city administrator position to Daniel Wells was made, then abruptly withdrawn after Chester City Councilman William King said his own independent research had given him reason not to support the nomination.

  • Mayor, council filing extended in Great Falls

    Filing for the office of mayor of Great Falls and three town council seats will continue through noon on Tuesday, Feb. 20. The deadline was extended from Monday to Tuesday because of the President’s Day holiday on Monday.

    The seats of Mayor Lee Montgomery and Councilmen Jamie “Pudge” Simpson, Glenn Smith and Earl Taylor are up for grabs in the April 10 election.

    As of Thursday, Incumbent Councilmen Taylor and Simpson along with Debra Kelly and David Dutton have filed as candidates for a seat on town council.

  • City may join opioid class action suit

    The City of Chester is at least exploring the possibility of joining a national class action lawsuit against the manufacturers and distributors of opioids.

    Cities across the country are dealing with an epidemic of addiction to opioids, the powerful drugs that include everything from opium and morphine to synthetic drugs like hydrocodone, oxycodone and fentanyl.

    “The opioid epidemic has reached Chester,” said City Councilwoman Angela Douglas on Monday. “We need to stay ahead of it if we can.”

  • County passes second reading on animal cruelty ordinance

    Chester County is one step closer to beefing up its animal cruelty and tethering ordinances.

  • County approves zoning switch for 840-unit Richburg residential development

    Chester County Council’s agenda for Monday night listed it as a zoning request, but really it was a demonstration of growing pains.

    “We have about zero experience with residential growth. It’s new territory for us and more is coming,” said Councilman Alex Oliphant.

    The council heard some particulars on a much-discussed development that is ultimately expected to bring 840 new rooftops to the Richburg area, specifically a request to rezone some Edgeland Road property from RG-1 (multifamily residential) to RG-2 (general residential).

  • City starts administrator interviews Monday

    Chester City Council is not meeting next week, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be busy.

  • County beefing up animal cruelty and tethering laws

    Following complaints from animal welfare advocates, Chester County is moving forward with changes to beef up its animal cruelty and tethering ordinances.

  • Fanning on Dominion deal: We had a gun to our heads

    Note: After he made a dramatic point in the Senate’s V.C. Summer Nuclear Review Committee by demonstrating how many lobbyists had attended the meeting on behalf of their energy companies, stating ‘This is what the ratepayers in South Carolina are up against,” State Senator Mike Fanning (Dist. 17) went on to closely question Dominion Energy CEO Thomas Farrell about the deal the company was offering to buy SCANA, the state-run energy concern.

    Fanning shared his impressions of the Dominion deal with The N&R in a phone interview.