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Government

  • Filing for Richburg and Lowrys elections coming up

    Voters will go to the polls in November to elect mayors and councils in the municipalities of Lowrys and Richburg.
    On Tuesday, November 8, both towns will elect mayors and four council members, which amounts to every elected official in both municipalities.

  • New commission formed to study courthouse issues

    A special committee will study the need to replace the roof and windows in the Chester County Courthouse.
    At the outset of Monday's Chester County Council meeting, Sarah Marion spoke on the topic of replacing the building's old windows during the public forum. Marion, who studied historic preservation and architecture in college, said she was concerned about the prospect of the building being up-fitted with vinyl windows.
    "Windows are a character defining element of a building," Marion noted.

  • City taps fund balance for paving project

    Every part of the City of Chester's four-tiered plan to upgrade the look of the city and city properties was going according to plan and according to budget. Right up until bids were opened for a new municipal parking lot.

  • Whose gravesite is it? Mount Hebron Cemetery remains untamed, unclaimed

    Secluded along a heavily trafficked roadway, a historically black cemetery that no one will claim faces the risk of being forgotten and wiped out by woodland growth, prompting some concerned residents to gather, mobilize and petition for the cemetery's care.
    Question is: Whose responsibility is it to clean up?  

  • Status report shows increase in economic projects, visits

    An Economic Development Status Report shows an uptick in the number of project referrals and site visits for Chester County.
    The report was prepared by Chester County Economic Development Director Karlisa Parker and County Business Retention and Expansion Manager Hal Stone. The report recaps totals for 2010, noting that there were 48 project referrals with a total of eight site visits. Nineteen of those projects fall under the heading of manufacturing/distribution.

  • Historic commission ordinance changes pass first reading

    The City of Chester's Historic Commission has yet to have its powers reinstated, but some changes to the group's rules, procedures and guidelines are close to being changed.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Bellevance wins Fort Lawn council seat

    In a special election with very light turnout, former Fort Lawn Town Councilman Al Bellevance defeated former Mayor Clif Ferguson 34 votes to 29 on Tuesday. Bellevance will complete the unexpired town council term of former Councilwoman Linda Roddey, who resigned her seat a few months ago after her husband filed suit against the town.
    Bellevance was a councilman in the '90s. Ferguson served the town for a total of 18 years, including 10 years as mayor.

  • City, county split throws resident in zoning limbo

    All Percival Feaster wanted to do was fix cars in his backyard.
    Instead, he found himself thrust in the middle of administrative confusion, an accidental victim of departmental shuffle and a witness to what he deemed a “power struggle” between city and county officials.  

  • Absentee voting underway for Fort Lawn election

    Absentee votes can now be cast for people wishing to take part in the upcoming Fort Lawn special election.
    On Tuesday, July 26, Fort Lawn voters will go to the polls to fill the unexpired term of Councilwoman Linda Roddey, who resigned her seat recently due to a lawsuit brought against the town by her husband. Vying for the seat are Clif Ferguson, who lost the town's mayoral seat in November and former Councilman Al Bellevance.

  • County waiting on treasurer appointment

    Officially, Chester County Treasurer Jack Kindle is retired as of today. For a while, though, it might be a working retirement.