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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Commissioners Proclaim September Preparedness Month – Issue New Public Preparedness Guide

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If there is one lesson Hurricane Ida reinforced for Chester County, it is that we all must stay prepared for the unexpected. 

It is with that in mind that the Chester County Commissioners have proclaimed September as National Preparedness Month an...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Health Department Schedules Flu and COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Throughout the County

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With the start of flu season quickly approaching, the Chester County Health Department announces details of county-wide flu vaccination clinics, open to the entire community at area schools.  The clinics are scheduled from late September through ...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 11, 2021

Chester County to Receive Federal Disaster Aid for Individuals Ravaged by Hurricane Ida

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The Chester County Commissioners and County Emergency Service officials announced today the confirmation of federal disaster funding assistance for county residents devastated by the impact of Hurricane Ida when the storm hit Chester County on September 1...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Update on Donation Support for Residents Affected by Hurricane Ida

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Chester County Officials have coordinated with key communities in the county impacted by Hurricane Ida, to announce donation opportunities that will meet the most urgent initial, and longer-term needs of the families displaced by Hurricane Ida.  ...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Commissioners Approve Local Declaration of Disaster Emergency Due to Hurricane Ida

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At today’s public meeting, the Chester County Commissioners approved a Declaration of Disaster Emergency, effective from September 9, 2021, for seven days.  The Declaration is pursuant to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Services C...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 6, 2021

Chester County Establishes Multi-Agency Resource Center for Hurricane Ida Recovery

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UPDATE FREE Round-Trip Transportation to Recovery Center

Downingtown Sept 8 & 9. Pick up times: Noon-4pmDowningtown Borough Hall, 10 W. Lancaster Avenue, Downingto...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Chester County Sends a Message of HOPE on International Overdose Awareness Day

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Chester County concluded International Overdose Awareness Day, August 31, with a message of HOPE, illuminated on the steps of the Historic Courthouse in West Chester, during its Night of Light event.   

 On Tuesday, Chester Count...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 28, 2021

Eviction Moratorium Ends, Help Remains for Chester County Residents

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With a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision ending the nationwide eviction moratorium that has been in place since the early days of COVID, individuals and families in Chester County who are facing challenges in paying rent and utility bills brought on by t...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Chester County Plans for International Overdose Awareness Day

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As part of Chester County’s commitment to combat the opioid epidemic, the County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services announces its participation in “International Overdose Awareness Day” on Tuesday, August 3...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 23, 2021

Chester County Joins Neighboring Counties in Pursuing Renewable Energy Power Purchasing Agreement

Imagine a renewable energy facility that could produce enough electricity for Chester, Bucks, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties. The Chester County Commissioners brought that possibility a step closer by signing a memorandum of understanding to participat...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Chester County Seeks Consultant to Develop Specialized Pipeline Hazard Emergency Plan

At the request of the Chester County Commissioners, the Chester County Department of Emergency Services has prepared a Request for Proposal (RFP) to specialist contractors, for the development of a natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline hazard-specific additi...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 4, 2021

Local Farmers Markets Shine for National Farmers Market Week, August 1-7

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Ripe Tomatoes, sweet corn and summer fruits are just a few of the highlights at farmers markets around Chester County as we enter National Farmers Market Week, an annual celebration of the vital role farmers markets play in the nation’s food system.

With o...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Commissioners Seek Volunteers to Help Direct County’s American Rescue Plan Act Funds

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With an allocation of nearly $102 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, Chester County Government is finalizing its structure for prioritizing, requesting and reviewing proposals that would most effectively spend-down the funding, aimed at reb...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Chester County Businesses Urged to Participate in Business Reopening Survey ASAP

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Chester County businesses, from small companies to Fortune 500s, are being urged to participate in the Chester County Business Reopening Survey

“What are companies’ current COVID policies, what are their staffing challenges and their post-pandem...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Southern Chester County Circuit Trail Feasibility Study Recommends Major Projects

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The Chester County Planning Commission recently wrapped up an 18-month study to determine the feasibility of developing a multi-use trail connecting Chester County’s southern communities to the Circuit – Greater Philadelphia’...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Commissioners Appoint Patrick Bokovitz as Director of Human Services

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline announce the appointment of Patrick Bokovitz as Director of the Chester County Department of Human Services, effective July 31.

Bokovitz, who has served as the Director of Ch...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Chester County Color 5K Returns to West Chester October 9

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline and District Attorney Deb Ryan announce details of the fifth annual Chester County Color 5K run and walk, raising funds to combat the opioid and heroin epidemic in the count...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Chester County to Step Down as Public Health Lead for Delaware County’s COVID-19 Response

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As public health needs relating to the control of COVID-19 decrease, the intergovernmental cooperation agreement between Chester County and Delaware County will come to an end on August 1st.  After more than 16 months as the public health lead – ...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Chester County Call to Action: Catch Kids Up on School Vaccinations

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As Chester County begins to experience life without COVID restrictions, summer vacations, summer camps, and other activities are well underway! According to the Chester County Health Department, a key lesson learned from the COVID-19 pandemic is the effec...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Treasurer Announces Changes Made to Antlerless Deer Licenses

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Hunters statewide may begin applying for antlerless deer licenses by mail beginning Monday, July 12.   

 Chester County Treasurer Patricia Maisano, whose office processes state hunting license and permits, noted changes made to t...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Commissioners Honor Former Senator Dinniman with Garden Dedication

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The Chester County Commissioners recognized retired Senator Andrew Dinniman this week, for his leadership in addressing hunger in the county, and establishing the Chester County Gleaning Program, a forerunner to the Chester County Food Bank’s Fa...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 17, 2021

County Receives $34.5 Million for Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance for County Residents

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Individuals and families in Chester County who are facing challenges in paying rent and utility bills brought on by the pandemic, can receive help through the Chester County Emergency Rent & Utility Assistance Program.  

Earlier this year, Che...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Restore Chester County Survey Reveals Confidence in Activities and Events

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With the lifting of many PA COVID-19 restrictions taking place next week, the results of the Restore Chester County survey reveal that vaccination status, safety measures and social distancing will continue to play a major role in individuals’ confidence ...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Health Department opens COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments to Everyone age 16 and over

The Chester County Health Department announced today that everyone age 16 and over who lives and works in Chester County is now eligible to schedule an appointment to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine.  The move by the county health department brin...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 21, 2021

Chester County to Hold Memorial Events Honoring COVID-19 Victims

In observance of the one-year anniversary of the first recorded COVID-19 death in Chester County, the County Commissioners announce plans for memorial displays that will be located at three places in the north, central and south parts of Chester County.&a...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Expanded Camping Season at Hibernia County Park

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Chester County is excited to announce that the camping season has been expanded at Hibernia County Park from APRIL to NOVEMBER! The expanded camping season is now open in CivicRec for reservations from April 2, 2021 (in conjunction with the April 3rd open...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

FREE Concert + Movie Series

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We're excited to bring even more family fun to our parks this summer! Our FREE Summer Concert + Movie Series will conclude with the movie "Goosebumps" showing on September 17th at Wolf's Hollow County Park, 7 PM. Mark your calendars because you ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

New FALL 2021 Park Programs are Here!

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We are excited to announce that FALL 2021 educational programs are here! Pumpkins, holiday critters, and beautifully lit luminaire trails! Chester County Parks Fall programs are now open for registration. Many of these favorite holiday programs fill up fa...

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Parks + Preservation News
Posted on: July 30, 2021

New 2021 Hunting Information + Opportunities

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Chester County announces new 2021 hunting information and opportunities. To learn more CLICK HERE

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Chesco History

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Chester County Archives & Records Services have created a digital timeline reflecting nearly 340 years of Chester County history. Accompanied by richly produced photos and fascinating descriptions, the digital timeline features more than 40 historic e...

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Spotlight on Chester County
Posted on: March 4, 2020

County Parks Fall Programs

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Chester County Parks + Preservation has opened registration for their fall program line-up, which includes pumpkin carving/decorating, wagon rides with storytelling, and beautifully lit luminaire trails! See the full list or programs, and registe...
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Spotlight on Chester County

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Agriculture

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We work to preserve agricultural lands to support local farmers, protect natural and historic resources through prime farmland preservation, and strengthen the agricultural economy.

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Open Lands

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We partner with land trusts and municipalities to permanently preserve open lands, protect natural resources, and provide public access to nature.

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Parks + Trails

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We engage the community to be out in nature through a variety of programs and events that promote health and wellness while educating and preserving natural, cultural, historic, and recreational resources.

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