• 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.

  • Handicapped resident alleges discrimination

    Five pages of concern that detail seven months of struggle may be all it takes for Chris Domnick to  receive justice—at least, that's the plan.

  • "Shame. On. You."

    Shelly Domnick spoke three words that colored the mood at city council's meeting Monday night.
    “Shame. On. You.”
    Then she asked Chester City Council members if they were above the law, before daring them to show her where they had the right to issue a demolition permit for the historic home at 110 Foote St. during pending legal action.
    She wasn't alone in flinging darts.

  • Mayor: "I'll aggressively seek job opportunities for this community"

    Keeping a promise she made during her campaign, City of Chester Mayor Wanda Stringfellow has made the first step to create a partnership for job opportunities for local residents. Stringfellow will host a job information program June 14 at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 176 Center St.

  • Planning Commission: "Spot zoning could lead to strip clubs"

    A three-member quorum of the City of Chester Planning Commission recently met to hear the concerns of a local resident who sought answers to lawfully operate his automotive repair services within city limits. Percival Feaster addressed his concerns to Commissioners Kim Sanders, Bob Smith and Wyonia Hinton at a meeting in City Hall on May 24. Feaster told the group he has been working on cars at 164 Pinckney St. for more than a year.
    “I do automotive repair, mostly oil changes and tune-ups,” he said.

  • Kindle retiring at month's end

    His wife plans to tackle her bucket list, Jack Kindle plans to fill buckets with blueberries.
    Kindle, who has served as Chester County's Treasurer since 1999, will retire his post on June 30. Kindle, who recently turned 70, said a number of factors played into his decision.
    "My family would like to have some of my time," Kindle said. "Also, my energy is dwindling. I'd like to see someone come in with more energy and new ideas."

  • Historic home's demolition incites anger, stirs dispute

    A group of residents with an affinity for Chester's historic landmarks are outraged with the unexpected demolition of a house on Foote Street, alleging that city officials undertook illegal action to grant a permit to demolish the house amid a pending lawsuit.
    Early Monday morning, several Foote Street neighbors and area residents were surprised and angered to find bulldozers and demolition workers bringing down the Leard/Carroll house at 110 Foote Street, a home that was a longstanding part of the Chester Historic District.

  • City residents set to pay $21 for trash

    Chester City Council gave the final nod of approval to a balanced budget Monday night, leaving the city with no deficit but a guaranteed increase in solid waste disposal fees set to take effect Aug. 1.

  • Fort Lawn Fire elects new board of directors