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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Commissioners Present Agriculture Awards and Introduce Draft Strategic Plan for Thriving Ag Economy

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline, along with members of the Chester County Agricultural Development Council (Ag Council), presented two agriculture awards this week at a public meeting that also revealed a...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Chester County Color 5K Returns and Raises Tens of Thousands to Combat Opioid and Heroin Crisis

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Hundreds of race participants and supporters of all ages joined the Chester County Commissioners and representatives from the District Attorney’s Office in Everhart Park in West Chester on Saturday morning, October 9, to run, walk and cheer-on p...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Chester County Commissioners Adopt New Climate Action Plan

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The Chester County Board of Commissioners today adopted the county’s new Climate Action Plan with a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% in Chester County by 2050.

The plan, developed by the Chester County Planning Commission with inp...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Sheriff’s Office and Chester County Hospital Team Up for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Thanks to a collaboration with Chester County Hospital, this October the Chester County Sheriff’s Office’s (CCSO) patrol cars are accessorizing with pink cancer ribbons in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The goal is to raise aw...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 20, 2021

Pennsylvania/FEMA Disaster Center Will Open in Chester County to Help Pennsylvanians

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The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center located at Ashbridge Square Shopping Center, 945 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown will open on Monday, September 20, 2021at 1:00 p.m. to help those whose homes or personal property were affe...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 20, 2021

Chester County Commissioner Josh Maxwell Completes Excellence in Leadership Program

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Chester County Board of Commissioners’ Vice Chair Josh Maxwell has completed the Center for Excellence in County Leadership (CEL) program, a premier professional development curriculum administered by the County Commissioners Association of Penn...

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Chester County Government News
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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Presenting Sponsor John R. Gailey III and JoEllen Berger Charitable Fund leads the way in raising funds to fight opioid and heroin crisis

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: 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: 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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Chester County Government News