Posted on: January 13, 2017

New Chester County Detectives Hired

The Chester County District Attorney’s Office announced the hiring of three new members of the Chester County Detectives. Detective John O'Donnell, Detective Keith Cowdright, and Detective Ben Martin.

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Posted on: September 9, 2016

Mosquito control treatment scheduled for Thornbury and Birmingham Townships

The treatment is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13th from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm.

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Posted on: July 18, 2016

County Health Department stresses importance of vaccines for adults

August is National Immunization Awareness Month – free shingles vaccines offered to eligible residents

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Posted on: July 18, 2016

Potassium Iodide Distribution

Chester County Health Department is making available free Potassium Iodide tablets for people who live within a 10-mile radius of the Limerick Nuclear Power Plant on Thursday August 4, 2016, 2PM - 7PM.

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

West Nile Virus identified in mosquito sample in Chester County

The Chester County Health Department is informing residents that a mosquito sample collected in Tredyffrin Township on July 7, 2016 has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).

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Posted on: June 13, 2016

Mosquito control treatment scheduled for East Coventry Township

The treatment is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15th from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm. The rain date for this event is Monday, June 20th from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm.

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Posted on: March 18, 2016

Kick Butts Day Student Contest Winners

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The Chester County Tobacco-Free Coalition and the Chester County Health Department selected three Fred S. Engle Middle School (students as winners in the annual Kick Butts Day Interview Contest.

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Posted on: March 3, 2016

Coaching Boys into Men Training Offered for Athletic Coaches

The Chester County Health Department and the Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc. will host a Coaching Boys into Men training event this month...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Commissioners proclaim support for Black History Month during February.

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In honor of Black History month, we are sharing the link to an important film that traces family narratives of three African American Civil War veterans, two of whom served with distinction in historic Pennsylvania Colored Troop units in key battles in th...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Commissioners demonstrate commitment to citizens’ hearts on Valentine’s Day

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To further emphasize their proclamation of support for American Heart Month, the Chester County Commissioners took time out of their Valentine’s Day Sunshine Meeting to learn the basics of hands-only CPR.  The Commissioners also highlighted heart...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Chester County Hosts Veterans’ Breakfast

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 All Chester County veterans and veteran organizations are invited to attend a free breakfast, hosted by the Chester County Department of Veterans Affairs and Chester County Recorder of Deeds Rick Loughery.  The event takes place on Wedn...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Take the "Love your Library" Survey

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Please take a few moments to help us improve our services by completing a short survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LoveYourLibrary

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

Lucky Number of Deputies Complete Training Program

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Following an eight-week training regimen that ended last week, seven new deputy sheriffs will be assuming duties throughout Chester County, and Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh couldn’t be prouder.

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Chester County Sheriff warns of Criminal phone & Email Solicitations

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Weeks after the Chester County Sheriff’s Office warned residents about a scam involving calls from deputy sheriff impersonators regarding jury fines, another fraudulent scheme has surfaced, this one timed to income-tax season.

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

Chester County introduces Smart911

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Chester County’s Director of the Department of Emergency Services, Robert J. Kagel, introduced Smart911, a new emergency preparedness program at today’s Chester County Commissioners’ Sunshine Meeting.  Smart911 is a ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

County Commissioners Recognize Winners of Landscapes3 Photo Competition

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The Chester County Commissioners recognized the three winners of the county’s Landscapes3 photo contest at this morning’s Commissioners’ sunshine meeting.  The winners are Lee Schlingmann from East Fallowfield Township, Kathryn Mims from Pocopson...

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

Sheriff's Office Lauds County's First Graduates of the K-9 Patrol and Narcotics Team

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A graduation held special significance last month for the Chester County Sheriff’s Office.

For starters, the ceremony heralded the graduates of the county’s first-ever K-9 patrol and narcotics training course.  Previously, K-9 team...

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

Agricultural Development Council Welcomes New Board Members

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The Chester County Agricultural Development Council (Ag Council) and the Chester County Board of Commissioners are pleased to welcome four new board members to the Ag Council’s board, effective January 12. The four new members represent a cross section of...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

Platform to Employment seeks County’s long term unemployed

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The Chester County Commissioners and the Chester County Workforce Development Board announce additional openings for the next session of Platform to Employment (P2E), the nationally-recognized program that puts long-term unemployed back to work.

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Chester County to participate in “National Day of Remembrance” to honor victims of addiction

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Chester County’s Department of Drug and Alcohol Services announces Chester County’s participation in a “National Day of Remembrance” on January 29, 2017, a day honoring and remembering county residents who have fall...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Chester County named semifinalist in Harvard’s 2017 Innovations in American Govt Awards Competition

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The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recognized today Chester County’s Women’s Reentry Assessment and Programming (WRAP) initiative as part of the 100 ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

Department of Computing and Information Services wins PA Excellence in Technology Award

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This week, the Chester County Commissioners recognized members of the Geographic Information System (GIS) staff from the County’s Department of Computing and Information Services.  The GIS staff members were recently presented with the ...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Sheriff warns of phone scams

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Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh has issued a warning to Chester County residents regarding a phone scam that occurred several years ago and is recurring now. Welsh stated “there is an organized effort on the part of individuals...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Chester County Commissioners announce 2017 organizational leadership

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Chester County Commissioner Michelle Kichline was elected Chair of the Commissioners during this morning’s Board of Commissioners organizational meeting.  It is her first time to serve as Chair.

Commissioner Kathi Cozzone was re-elected Vice Cha...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Commissioners present $50k check to Uptown! Entertainment Alliance

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WEST CHESTER, PA _ The Chester County Commissioners presented a check for $50,000 to representatives from Uptown! Entertainment Alliance this week. The funds are part of the County’s annual appropriations to organizations and non-profits, and th...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Chester County children to “Shop with the Sheriff”

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Youngsters’ squeals of delight will resonate throughout the Walmart in East Marlborough Township on Saturday, Dec. 3. More than 100 children from the Chester County Family Academy, a K-2 charter school in West Chester, will receive a law-enforce...

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

WCU Student Receives CCATO President's Award for Tackling Opioid Overdoses

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Ethan Healey of West Chester received the first Chester County Association of Township Officials (CCATO) President’s Award for Meritorious Service  at the organization’s Fall Conference on Thursday, November 10th at the Mendenhall Inn, Mendenhall...

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

Controller’s Office Hosting Free Seminar for Community Groups

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The Chester County Office of the Controller will be hosting its second community “fraud protection” seminar on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Henrietta Hankin Library in Chester Springs. This free seminar will explain h...Read on...

Posted on: November 1, 2016

Chester County Planning Commission Receives Excellence Award for Public Outreach

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Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone and representatives from the Planning Commission accepted the award at the APA’s recent annual conference in Allentown. At the awards event, the APA noted Chester County’s efforts to provide a ...Read on...

Posted on: November 1, 2016

Sheriff's Office takes part in Cookies for a Cop Program

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The cookies, baked by Lauren Bolt, Executive Pastry Chef at Jenner’s Pond Retirement Community, were presented to the Chester County Sheriff’s Office to show that their law enforcement service is appreciated and valued.  Chester County’s K-9 depu...

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Posted on: October 31, 2016

Chester County Planning Commission Launches Photo Contest

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The contest is part of Chester County’s update process for its comprehensive plan which currently falls under the banner of Landscapes2.  The update – Landscapes3 – will help Chester County to remain focused on the s...Read on...

Posted on: October 21, 2016

900 Local Ninth Graders Trained in Suicide Prevention

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On October 19, all ninth graders in the West Chester Area School District were trained on the suicide prevention program called QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer). Designed much like CPR or the Heimlich Maneuver, QPR is a nationally acclaimed program that te...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2016

Chester County Participates in Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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Chester County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services is spreading community awareness for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day taking place this Saturday, October 22nd. Organized nationwide by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), National ...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2016

West Chester Downtown Foundation presents Chester County with historic preservation plaque for resto

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West Chester Downtown Foundation and West Chester Historic Preservation Awards presented the Chester County Commissioners with a West Chester Historic Preservation plaque commemorating the rehabilitation and restoration of the interior of the courthouse.

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Posted on: September 22, 2016

Chester County receives national award for document imaging system

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Clerk of Courts and County’s Department of Computer Information Systems create costeffective technology solution for county’s court system

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

Public meeting announced for Wolf's Hollow Park Master Plan

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The Chester County Facilities and Parks Department has scheduled a public meeting for the Wolf’s Hollow County Park Master Plan study on Thursday, September 29, 2016.

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Posted on: September 16, 2016

Chester County awarded highest distinction for sustainability

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Diamond Level award by Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association is a first for county government

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

Chester County selected national Healthy Community finalist

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County recognized out of hundreds of entries nationwide to compete for up to $500,000 in prizes through Aetna Foundation, American Public Health Association and National Association of Counties partnership

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Posted on: September 13, 2016

Chester County announces update to comprehensive plan

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Development of Landscapes3 will ensure continued focus on growth and preservation

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Posted on: September 9, 2016

Chester County placed under a drought watch

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Five percent voluntary water use reductions requested

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Posted on: August 30, 2016

Chester County Color 5k to raise funds to fight opioid and heroin addiction

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The Chester County Commissioners and District Attorney continue to take measures in fighting opioid and heroin addiction within the county by scheduling a color 5k run and walk that will raise funds to help combat the growing epidemic.

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Posted on: August 16, 2016

5th annual Cruise Night takes place Friday at West Chester University’s Farrell Stadium

The Chester County Sheriff’s Department 5th annual Cruise Night is being held Friday, August 19, 2016, at West Chester University’s Farrell Stadium. Proceeds from the event benefits the Chester County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, according to Sheriff Carolyn “Bunn...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2016

New program seeks election poll workers from Chester County business community

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Chester County is seeking help from the county business community to find poll workers for elections, including the upcoming presidential election in November.

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

Commissioners Cozzone and Kichline elected as officers for the County Commissioners Assn of PA

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Chester County Commissioners Kathi Cozzone and Michelle Kichline were elected this week as officers of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) for 2017 – Commissioner Cozzone as second vice president and Commissioner Kichline as treasu...Read on...

Posted on: August 8, 2016

Health Department offers Worksite Wellness Program to area Businesses

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Through this collaborative program, the Chester County Health Department will guide Chester County businesses in the development and implementation of effective wellness programs

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

County Cup creation receives national acclaim

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Chester County program provides training and employment for residents with special needs.

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Posted on: July 27, 2016

Chester County Recorder of Deeds launches Operation Fraud Guard

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New initiative protects elderly and disabled from fraudulent real estate transactions.

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Posted on: July 25, 2016

Chester County Ranks in the top 10 Digital Counties in the Nation

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Chester County took its place among the digital elite this week, when it was presented with a Digital Counties Survey award that recognizes the most innovative digital counties in the nation. Chester County ranks 10th among the US' 3,000-plus counties.

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

Chester County Old Fiddlers’ Picnic marks 88th year

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Saturday, August 13, Chester County welcomes hundreds of musicians and music lovers to celebrate traditional music at the 88th annual Old Fiddlers’ Picnic. The event runs from 10 AM – 4 PM at Hibernia County Park in Wagontown.

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Posted on: July 1, 2016

Controller’s Office to host free seminar for community groups on fraud protection

Fraud Protection Seminar

Evening seminar to highlight how not-for-profit groups can prevent exposure
to fraudulent activities

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Posted on: June 24, 2016

Chester County Voter Services Notifies Residents of Unaffiliated Mailer

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Officials with Chester County’s Department of Voter Services are issuing a notice to county residents regarding a mailer that comes from a private non-profit organization
called the Voter Participation Center.

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Posted on: June 21, 2016

Chester County receives notice of first confirmed case of Zika Virus

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The Chester County Health Department has been notified of the County’s first confirmed case of Zika Virus by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Posted on: June 17, 2016

Chester County’s earns Distinguished Budget Presentation awards for 25 consecutive years

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The Government Finance Officers Association has named Chester County as a recipient of its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fiscal year beginning 2015, marking a milestone 25 consecutive years that the County has earned this accolade.

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Posted on: June 16, 2016

United Way opens Born Learning Trail & Little Free Library™

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The Struble Trail-Born Learning Trail and Little Free Library is special because it was inspired by the death of little Scotty McMillan, the young boy that was tragically killed in West Caln township in November 2014.

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Posted on: June 9, 2016

Chester County Commissioners present $25,000 check to Chester County Food Bank

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The Chester County Commissioners presented a check for $25,000 to representatives from the Chester County Food Bank this week, at the Food Bank’s headquarters in Exton.

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Posted on: May 27, 2016

Chester County unveils new Hall of Heroes website

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New look for website honoring the sacrifice of Chester County’s military heroes
www.chesco.org/heroes

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Posted on: May 19, 2016

2016 Local Farm Products Guide Now Available

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Guide highlights over 100 farmers and producers across the County

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Posted on: May 17, 2016

Chester County Announces Survey Results of Area Businesses

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The Chester County Board of Commissioners and the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC), announced at today’s Commissioners’ Sunshine Meeting, the results of a comprehensive business survey entitled “Take the Pulse.”

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Posted on: May 16, 2016

Aging Services Sponsors University of Health and Wellness

The Chester County Department of Aging Services is sponsoring a University of Health and Wellness event to provide seniors with information on health issues.

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Posted on: May 6, 2016

Commissioners present check to Charles A. Melton Center

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Chester County Commissioners present $250,000 to the Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center to be used for improvements to the facility

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Posted on: May 4, 2016

Commissioners present check for $105,000 for Kennett Area Senior Center Renovations

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The Commissioners, together with staff, board members, volunteers and area seniors, cut a ribbon today to mark the completion of renovations at the Kennett Area Senior Center. Chester County contributed $105,000 towards the Senior Center’s renovations, in...Read on...

Posted on: May 3, 2016

Emergency Services Staff Named 2016 Team of the Year

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Members of the B Platoon of the Chester County Department of Emergency
Services were named the 2016 Team of the Year by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (PA APCO).

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Posted on: April 29, 2016

Chester County Observes National Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

Each May, Chester County recognizes National Mental Health Awareness Month with activities aimed at increasing the public’s awareness and understanding about mental health and recovery.

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

Passport Process Simplified

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Chester County’s Passport Office, under the direction of the Prothonotary’s Office, offers an easy and reassuring way to apply for, or renew your U.S. passport.

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

Chester County Sheriff Announces Reorganization & Promotions

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Six Chester County Deputy Sheriffs were sworn in to new positions this week as a result of an office reorganization undertaken by County Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh.

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

Chester County seeks applicants for second Platform to Employment

The Chester County Commissioners and the Chester County Workforce Development Board have opened up the registration process for county residents interested in participating in the county’s second Platform to Employment (P2E) program.

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Posted on: April 7, 2016

Commissioners Visit "Words Still Matter" Display for Intellectual Disability Awareness Month

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As part of the presentation the Commissioners signed pledge cards banning the “R” word. Last week, Commissioner Farrell and Commissioner Cozzone visited the “Words Still Matter” display in the lobby of the Government Services Center, where their signed pl...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2016

Commissioners Rename Phoenixville Bridge

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The Chester County Commissioners undertook a “first” this week when they formally dedicated a county-owned bridge re-named to honor the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Posted on: April 1, 2016

Health Department Celebrates National Public Health Week

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During National Public Health Week, the public health community is rallying to make the United States the Healthiest Nation in One Generation—by 2030.

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Posted on: March 30, 2016

Federal government Authorizes Reimbursement for Expenses During Snowstorm

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Chester County submitted a request for $3,553,431.00 which included the cost estimated to deal with the snow removal from municipalities and other government agencies...

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Posted on: March 18, 2016

Orphan's Court Guardian Program Seeks Volunteers

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Anyone interested in becoming part of the Orphans’ Court guardian program is invited to
take part in a training session that will be held on Tuesday, April 5th...

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Posted on: March 17, 2016

Chester County Ranked "Healthiest County" in PA

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Chester County has once again been ranked overall as the healthiest county in Pennsylvania according to a study released today by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Posted on: March 17, 2016

Sonia Huntzinger named Coatesville's Economic Development Adminstrator

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Huntzinger (pictured fourth from left) officially takes up her role on March 21st. Also pictured, from left to right are Chester County Recorder of Deeds and Coatesville Area Partners for Progress member Rick Loughery; Regina Horton-Lewis, Chair of Coates...Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2016

US Police Canine Assn to hold Certification Trials at ChesCo Public Safety Training Campus

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Chester County is hosting the United States Police Canine Association’s (USPCA) Region 6 Scent Certifications at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus from March 14-16.

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Posted on: March 3, 2016

Commissioners Proclaim March as Woman's History Month

National Women's Month

and endorse Your Vote is Your Voice!

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Posted on: February 24, 2016

Free screening of film about homelessness featuring Richard Gere at Colonial Theatre

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Event sponsored by Chester County’s Decade to Doorways and Phoenixville Community Health Foundation

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Posted on: February 12, 2016

Code Blue Resources

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With temperatures dropping below 0 and wind chills reaching -20 to -30 this weekend, the County of Chester is sharing "Code Blue" resources for residents and visitors. Visit http://chesco.org/codeblue for a list of resources.

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Posted on: February 11, 2016

Chester County marks 10th year of Triple-A bond ratings

Commissioners authorize bond issue and receive reaffirmation of top ratings from Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings

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Posted on: January 27, 2016

Chester County Commissioners name Kara Rahn Director of Chester County Voter Services

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Kara Rahn, of Honey Brook, has been appointed by the Chester County Commissioners as the new Director of Chester County’s Department of Voter Services.

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Posted on: January 27, 2016

Chester County Launches Major Survey of Area Businesses

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The Chester County Board of Commissioners and the Chester County Economic Development Council, announced at today’s Commissioners’ Sunshine Meeting, the launch of a comprehensive business survey entitled “Take the Pulse”.

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Posted on: January 21, 2016

Chester County Encourages Winter Preparedness

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Citizens are reminded to sign up at www.ReadyChesCo.org to receive local emergency notifications

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Posted on: January 17, 2016

Chester County wins big at Pennsylvania Farm Show

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Chester County farmers and producers received high marks from Pennsylvania Farm Show judges this week, resulting in an impressive array of ribbons in a wide variety of agricultural disciplines in the show’s landmark 100th year of operation.

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Posted on: January 6, 2016

Chester County Goes Live with new Emergency Voice Radio System

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Commissioners mark official switch over to new $42.1 million system

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Posted on: January 5, 2016

Chester County Commissioners announce 2016 organizational leadership

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Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell was elected to remain Chair of the Commissioners during Monday morning’s Board of Commissioners organizational meeting. Commissioner Farrell has served as Commissioners’ Chair in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015.

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Posted on: January 4, 2016

Elected Officials Are Sworn Into Office

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A swearing-in ceremony for elected officials in Chester County was held on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall. Taking the oath of office were Commissioners Terence Farrell, Michelle Kichline and Kathi Cozzone, District Attorney...Read on...

Posted on: June 8, 2015

Chester County upgrades emergency notification system

ReadyChesCo replaces ReadyNotify system with greater capability and flexibility

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