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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Chester County Retains Top-10 National Digital Ranking

Comissioner Farrell receiving Digital Counties Award from Jeremy Debrine

County’s focus on increased advancement in digital technology earns top ranking among nation’s 3,000-plus counties.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 16, 2019

Code Red - Excessive Heat Information

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Due to the upcoming forecast, Chester County Government is sharing resources and prevention information to assist county residents in staying cool - and safe - during excessive heat.

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Chester County’s Color 5K Raises $50,000 to Boost County’s Innovative COPE Program

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Added funds will continue the work of the Community Outreach and Prevention Education initiative, helping opioid overdose survivors being treated in ERs to enter treatment.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Chester County Recognizes 100th anniversary of 19th Amendment in PA

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County Commissioners join county women centenarians to celebrate

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Chester County Announces Opportunities for Farmland Preservation Program Funding

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Applications being accepted for Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Landscapes3 Garners National and Regional Awards

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Chester County’s latest Comprehensive Plan balances preservation and growth

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

The 2019 "Guide to Local Farm Products in Chester County" is here!

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  • 125 local farm stands and markets
  • 24 events and family-friendly festivals
  • 10 stories on local farmers
  • and much more! 

Chester County Farm Guide Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Chester County Earns Air Quality Award

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Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association nominated County for regional award

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Chester County celebrates 30 years of preserving open space with first report on economic impact

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Chester County Commissioners announce “Return on Environment” study at Open Space Summit

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 8, 2019

Commissioners Renew Challenge to end Homelessness

Decade to Doorways awareness campaign kick-off

Decade to Doorways, Chester County’s plan to end chronic homelessness, steps up efforts for community support

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 20, 2019

Commissioners Continue Series of “Coffee and Conversation” Events

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Next two events held in Phoenixville and Malvern

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 25, 2019

Chester County Orphans’ Court Seeks Guardian Program Volunteers

Training for volunteers to take place on Wednesday, April 10th in West Chester

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 19, 2019

2019 Point in Time Count Finds Less Homelessness in Chester County

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2019 official count reveals decrease of 24 percent in homeless numbers over past four years

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 18, 2019

Chester County Awarded Highest Amount of Farm Preservation Funds from the State

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County receives $3.74 million from the State for preservation of farms

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Chester County Commissioners Decry Sunoco’s Emergency Pipeline Plan

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Large portions of long-awaited pipeline emergency management plan blacked out for “security reasons”

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 12, 2019

Chester County Files Lawsuit Against Major Opioid Drug Manufacturers/Distributors

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Commissioners seek compensation for devastating effects of opioid crisis

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Chester County and SEPTA Announce Key Investments for Coatesville

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Regional rail service to come back to Coatesville; County to kick-start train station parking garage construction with investment of $1 million

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: February 28, 2019

Commissioners Approve Bond Issue Ordinance Following Reaffirmation of Triple-A Bond Ratings

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Chester County remains the only county in PA with three Triple-A ratings

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Chester County Acquires 80 Acres to Extend Nottingham County Park

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The Nature Conservancy conveyed the parcel at no cost to taxpayers

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: January 31, 2019

Chester County Clocks up 4 Billion Steps Towards Healthier Living

WalkWorks ChesCo! 4 Billion Steps

WalkWorks ChesCo! Program reaches new milestone

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: January 30, 2019

CODE BLUE Life Saving Resources for Chester County

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The County will be experiencing below normal temperatures over the next 24 hours. We are providing information on warming centers, places to get a free hot meal, and other resources in Chester County. This information is provided in English and Spanish.

Code Blue information and resources in English

Code Blue information and resources in Spanish

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Chester County announces Lawsuit Against Major Opioid Drug Manufacturers and Distributors

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Commissioners seek compensation for devastating effects of opioid crisis

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: January 2, 2019

Chester County preserves 500th farm

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Landmark noted as County enters its open space preservation program 30th anniversary year

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: December 18, 2018

County Hands out Hundreds of Doses of Naloxone

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Close to 500 doses of lifesaving drug given away as part of state-wide
“Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now” campaign.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Chester County Announces Results of Latest Citizen Survey

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Survey results form part of County’s Strategic Plan review

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Chester County Commissioners Adopt Landscapes3

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The Chester County Commissioners adopted Landscapes3, the county’s next long-range comprehensive plan, during a public hearing Thursday night.

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Landscapes 3 Public Meeting will be Available via Livestream this Evening

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For those who are interested in the L3 public meeting but unable to attend, we will livestream the meeting on Facebook beginning at 7pm today, Thursday, November 29.

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Posted on: November 20, 2018

Coatesville Job and Career Fair Attracts Hundreds

Coatesville Job Fair - November 2018

More than 30 employers attended

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: November 17, 2018

VISTA 2025 Update

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Chester County Economic Development Council Teams Up with Commissioners to Report on Economic Health of Chester County

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Vista2025 Full Progress Report Chester County Government News
Posted on: November 16, 2018

Chester County Commissioners Schedule Hearing on Landscapes3

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Public encouraged to comment during November 29 meeting

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Landscapes 3 Draft Plan Chester County Government News
Posted on: November 11, 2018

Commissioners Announce Major Investment in Coatesville Public Library

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Library receives more than $450,000 in community development block grant funds

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: November 5, 2018

Coatesville Job Fair Scheduled for November 14th

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More than 30 employers attending...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Chester Valley Trail West Meeting

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The Chester County Planning Commission is inviting residents, business owners, and various stakeholders in western Chester County to attend the final public meeting about a plan to extend the popular Chester Valley Trail westward across the county.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 15, 2018

Commissioners Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Chester County’s Agricultural Awards

Chester County Agricultural Awards

Awards go to Ar-Joy Farms in Cochranville and Charlie Graydus of Elverson
on National Farmer’s Day

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Independence Blue Cross Named Presenting Sponsor of Chester County Color 5k

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Timed run and walk raises funds to combat opioid and heroin addiction epidemic

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Register for the Chester County Color 5k Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 4, 2018

Chester County Commissioners grant $25,000 to La Comunidad Hispana

Hispanic Heritage Month and Presentation to La Comunidad

Commissioners announce addition of Spanish translation to key website pages and proclaim Hispanic Heritage Month

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 3, 2018

Coatesville and Phoenixville go “Toe-to-Toe” in Walking Challenge

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Communities face-off in ‘Ville to Ville’ competition; part of WalkWorks ChesCo!’s goal to take five billion steps by the end of 2018

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Register for WalkWorks Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Chester County Commissioners Announce Quality of Life Residents’ Survey

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West Chester University’s Center for Social and Economic Policy Research
conducts survey to help direct the county’s strategic plan for the next five years

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Take the Quality of Life Survey Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 15, 2018

Chester County takes three billion steps towards healthier living

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County’s WalkWorks ChesCo! is challenging all residents to reach five billion steps by the end of the year

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Commissioners appoint Robert Kagel as County Administrator

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Julie Bookheimer moves to Chief Financial Officer role

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 15, 2018

Chester County Wins Top Excellence Award for Website

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Chesco.org receives top state-wide honors

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 24, 2018

Chester County Maintains Top 10 Ranking as Innovative Digital County

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Chester County’s increased advancement in digital technology has earned a top ten ranking among America’s 3,000-plus counties.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 24, 2018

Support Drives Chesco Deputy’s Cancer Battle

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Mother Nature, the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, police departments from one end of Pennsylvania to the other, and members of the public successfully collaborated on Sunday, July 22, to stage a massive fundraiser.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 21, 2018

First Responder Challenge Nets 148 million steps Towards WalkWorks ChesCo!

WalkWorks ChesCo! First Responder Challenge results

Challenge pitted firefighters, law enforcement and emergency medical services teams against each other – all to benefit the County’s health and the Chester County Hero Fund

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Chester County Reaches Milestone in Farmland Preservation

Chester County preserved farmland in West Nantmeal Township

Grants available for additional agricultural preservation with application deadline of August 1st

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 5, 2018

Commissioners Contact PUC in Support of Pipeline Suspension

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The Chester County Commissioners sent a letter to the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission today, encouraging the secretary to uphold the suspension of the Mariner East Project.

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Champions of the 2018 Chester County Envirothon Announced

2018 Envirothon Winners

The Academy at West Fallowfield Christian School was awarded the overall Champion of the Chester County Envirothon on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Hibernia County Park.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 10, 2018

Chester County Commissioners approve $2.5 million in Community Revitalization Program awards

Latest round of awards brings the total amount of funding to $65 million for the County’s urban centers.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 24, 2018

Dog Licenses are Past Due for 2018

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PA dog licenses can be obtained from Chester County Treasurer’s Office; Dog Warden canvassing Chester County during the month ofMay

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Springton Manor holds Annual Sheep & Wool Day

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A family-fun day of shearing, spinning, playing & learning takes place on Saturday, April 28th

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 20, 2018

Commissioners Open Tactical Firing Range for Chester County Emergency Responders

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Training site represents third and final phase in Chester County’s Public Safety Training Campus

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Chester County launches “Venture Chesco” Fund to Encourage Development of Start-up Companies

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Chester County Retirement Board and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of SE Pennsylvania partner in $4 million fund

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Chester County Commissioners Announce new Protected Open Space Data

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County officials say the open space acres protected in 2017 doubled the amount preserved during the previous year

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Sheriff’s K-9 Teams Well-Schooled in Popularity

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Students at Downingtown East High enjoy interacting with K-9 Nero.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 11, 2018

County Commissioners proclaim April as Fair Housing Month

Fair Housing Month Proclamation

County to host a panel discussion on fair housing in Chester County on Monday, April 23rd

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Register for Fair Housing 50th Anniversary Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 10, 2018

Chester County to participate in “Alcohol Awareness Month”

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County encourages residents and organizations to take part, spreading the message, “Drinking alcohol, especially underage, is not a ‘rite of passage"

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 20, 2018

Point-in-Time Count Finds Fewer People Experiencing Homelessness in Chester County

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Report findings to be presented on April 5th to Chester County’s Decade to Doorways network of homeless service providers; public is invited

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 9, 2018

First Chester County Deed Recorded 330 Years Ago

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Document can be seen at Chester County Historical Society during the month of March

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 5, 2018

Chester County to Participate in Black Balloon Overdose Awareness Day

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County encouraging residents and organizations to take part, signifying ‘we are in this together’ and creating greater awareness of the opioid and heroin epidemic

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: February 16, 2018

Chester County recognizes 50th anniversary of National 9-1-1 Service

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Commissioners and county telecommunicators celebrate date when the first 9-1-1 call was made in the U.S.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Color 5K raises $38,000 to Boost Fight Against Opioid & Heroin Crisis

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Commissioners, District Attorney and senior staff announce progress in Chester County’s team effort to address opioid and heroin addiction.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: February 10, 2018

Planning Commission to Conduct Meeting about Phoenixville Region Multimodal Transportation Plan

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The Chester County Planning Commission is inviting residents in the Phoenixville region to attend a meeting to learn about and comment on a draft plan that will address transportation issues and opportunities.

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

Chester County Sheriff’s Office Announces Promotions

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Two deputy sheriffs who handle dogs and one who doggedly delivers civil papers received promotions recently.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: February 2, 2018

Chester County Veterans Invited to Attend Free Breakfast

The event will take place Thursday, February 8th at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus in Coatesville

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: January 29, 2018

Chester County Pledges to Take Five Billion Steps in 2018

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County’s WalkWorks ChesCo! challenge sets new goals for the new year, noting every person counts and every step counts!

Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge awards county with an additional $10,000 to promote the program.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Sheriff Receives Prestigious Public Service Award

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Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh receives the 2017 Senator Robert J. Thompson Public Service Award

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Chester County establishes “Venture Chesco” Fund to Encourage Development of Start-up Companies

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Chester County Retirement Board and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of SE Pennsylvania partner in $4 million fund

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: December 12, 2017

School Groups Learn about ChesCo History and Court System

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Assault with a ham sandwich has landed some unwitting schoolchildren in the slammer recently – as least figuratively...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: December 11, 2017

Hero Fund Lauds Outgoing President, Welcomes New One

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The board president of the Chester County Hero Fund insisted that he wanted no fuss when he stepped down after 17 years...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: November 30, 2017

Chester County Women’s Commission donates $500 in bus tokens to WRAP

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WRAP is the award-winning Women's Reentry Assessment and Programming Initiative

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: November 20, 2017

Chester County Planning Commission Announces Winners of Landscapes3 Photo Contest

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The theme for this year’s contest was the county’s greatest asset – its people.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: November 6, 2017

County receives public safety grant from Sunoco Pipeline First Responder Fund

$72,000 award to cover installation of high pressure pipeline training device

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: November 6, 2017

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

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Commissioners’ Chair Michelle Kichline said, “Chester County has already lost 103 lives in the first nine months of this year to accidental overdose... It’s personal…it’s tragic…and it hurts."

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 30, 2017

County Commissioners Boost Funds to Combat the Opioid and Heroin Crisis

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The Chester Commissioners presented a check for $20,000 to Chester County Drug & Alcohol Director, Vince Brown....

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 10, 2017

Chester County Walks One BILLION Steps!

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County residents of all ages contribute to WalkWorks ChesCo! challenge, hitting target number of a billion steps in six months

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 10, 2017

Chester County Advances Landscapes3 Process

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Officials launched a video series, released survey results, and kicked off steering committee meetings

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Chester Valley Trail West Project Public Survey

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Planning Commission launches public survey about Chester Valley Trail West Project and will also conduct a public meeting...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Deputies Triumph During Predawn Fitness Test

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“Fit to serve” took on new meaning in the Chester County Sheriff’s Office during the annual Superior Fitness Challenge on Friday, September 29th.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Chester Valley Trail West Project Public Survey

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Planning Commission launches public survey about Chester Valley Trail West Project and will also conduct a public meeting...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 26, 2017

Scam Artists Posing as Deputy Sheriffs Resurface

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Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh has reissued a warning to county residents following repeated reports of jury service scams in Chester County.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 26, 2017

Chester County Hosts Local Employer Job Fair

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Job and career fair will be held Wednesday, October 4th...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 7, 2017

In Chester County, Outpouring of Love, Supplies for Texas

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In less than a week, area residents opened up their Texas-sized hearts, filling two tractor-trailers and two box trucks with 68,000 pounds of supplies for victims of Hurricane Harvey.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 29, 2017

Chester County Organizes Second Color 5k to Fight Opioid and Heroin Addiction

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Event takes place November 4th in Everhart Park in West Chester

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 28, 2017

Chester County Planning Commission Launches Photo Contest

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Contest to focus on county’s greatest asset – its people

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 21, 2017

Chester County to participate in “International Overdose Awareness Day”

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County encourages residents, businesses and organizations to raise awareness of overdose, reduce the stigma of overdose deaths and acknowledge the grief of families and friends who have lost a loved one to an overdose.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 21, 2017

Health Department Brings Together Nurses and Families to Meet with Congressman Costello

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Benefits of County’s Nurse-Family Partnership program shared with the Congressman

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Chester County public service notice: Fraudulent Email Spoofing

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If you receive an email from “pnavarro@chessco.us” indicating that “The County of Chester is Requesting Proposals”, please note that this is an unauthorized email and NOT a request for proposal from the County of Chester.

For more information, visit http://chesco.org/174/Procurement-General-Services.

Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 17, 2017

Chester County kicks off week of Advocacy and Awareness with community event at Uptown Theater in We

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County’s Decade to Doorways staff to provide information on affordable housing and supportive services for the community at August 22nd event

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 7, 2017

Sheriff’s Office gearing up for Cruise Night

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Car dealers and law-enforcement agencies get to showcase their vehicles, producing an impressive display the public can enjoy.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 28, 2017

Chester County Advances in Ranking as Eighth Most Innovative Digital County in the Nation

Digital Counties Survey 2017 award

Center for Digital Government survey identifies best technology practices

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 27, 2017

Chester County Hosts Pipeline Safety Preparedness Meeting

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Public meeting will outline emergency services response plans for pipeline-related incidents...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Chester County Hosts Junior Chinese Delegation

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Delegation meets with Chester County government, business, education and tourism representatives...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Chester County Achieves Further National Acclaim for WRAP Program

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The Women's Reentry Assessment and Programming initiative assists incarcerated women

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 11, 2017

D.A. Commends Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit

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District Attorney issues commendation to Sheriff's Units for their roles in apprehending a fugitive

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 6, 2017

FEMA Open House for Property Owners: New ChesCo Flood Insurance Maps

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Chester County and FEMA will host an Open House on July 20, 2017 for Chester County property owners to obtain information on how new FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) may affect flood insurance requirements and costs for their property.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 22, 2017

Commissioners Establish Steering Committee to Help Shape Chester County’s Future

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Steering committee to be guided by public stakeholder meetings and public survey response.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Department of Emergency Services Receives Two Awards

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Chester County has received two achievement awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for programs developed by the county’s Department of Emergency Services.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Sheriff's Special Unit Operates Below the Radar

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The team made headlines recently when it located Barry Baker, the fugitive accused of sucker-punching a man with cerebral palsy...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 9, 2017

Chester County Local Farm Products Guide Now Available

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New interactive Farm Finder map and Spanish language edition

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 22, 2017

Sheriff's Office Graduation Honors Past & Present K-9 Teams

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On Friday, May 19, the Chester County Sheriff’s Office heralded the graduates of the county’s second K-9 patrol and narcotics training course....

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 18, 2017

Commissioners name Director of Chester County Department of Children Youth and Families

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Douglas Waegel has been appointed by the Chester County Commissioners as the new Director of Chester County’s Department of Children Youth and Families.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 18, 2017

Elder Justice Day scheduled for June 15 at Westminster Presbyterian Church

Chester County Elder Abuse Task Force is sponsor.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 16, 2017

Grants available for farmland preservation in Chester County

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The Chester County Agricultural Land Preservation Board is accepting applications for two competitive programs which offer funds to qualifying Chester County farm owners who are interested in preserving their farms.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 5, 2017

Commissioners Sign Resolution Endorsing Completion of Region’s ‘Circuit’ Trails

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The Chester County Commissioners signed a resolution endorsing the completion of the Circuit Trails network, a connected system of multi-purpose trails located in the greater Philadelphia area ...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 5, 2017

Chester County Residents Save $835,000 in Prescription Drug Costs

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Residents are encouraged to sign up for the free prescription discount program, as well as the low cost dental and health discount programs

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

First County Police Crisis Intervention Team Training Course Recognizes 28 Graduates

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The officers completed the intensive, 40-hour training, which has been proven to increase public safety, divert people with mental illness from the criminal justice system, and decrease officer injuries.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Chester County Planning Commission Executive Director Receives Statewide Award

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Chester County Planning Commission Executive Director Brian O’Leary recently received an award from Governor Tom Wolf for his dedication to strengthening communities and providing assistance to residents.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 28, 2017

Sheriff’s Office Recognizes Veterinary Care of K-9 unit

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A group of doctors at Hope Veterinary Specialists in Malvern received an unexpected tribute from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 26, 2017

Chester County Sheriff K9s to get Bullet Proof Vests

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Re/Max Town & County office in West Chester presented the Chester County Sheriff's Office with a $2,275 check to help purchase vests for the K-9s...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 24, 2017

Chester County Participates in National Drug Take Back Day

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Drop off unused medications on Saturday, April 29th at several locations in Chester County

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 18, 2017

Dog License Compliance Checks in Chester County

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Dog Wardens will be conducting compliance checks in Chester County during the month of May

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 7, 2017

Chester County Communities Begin the Walk to One Billion Steps

Commissioner Farrell unties the shoelaces to launch WalkWorks in Coatesville

County’s WalkWorks ChesCo! challenge kicks-off in Kennett Square, Phoenixville and Coatesville

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 23, 2017

Chester County’s Hospitals Receive $25,000 Boost to Help Combat Opioid and Heroin Crisis

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Chester County Commissioners and District Attorney present funds raised by Chester County Color 5K to support hospitals’ warm hand-off programs

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: February 28, 2017

Chester County Commissioners announce School of Government spring 2017 classes

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Free evening courses include ‘County Government 101’ and panel discussions on the development of urban centers, job growth and tackling the opioid and heroin crisis

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

District Attorney and DEA Chief to Head Regional Drug Strike Force

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Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan has been named Chair of the region's High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area ....

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 1, 2017

Chester County to participate in “Black Balloon Overdose Awareness Day”

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County encouraging residents and organizations to take part, signifying ‘we are in this together’ and creating greater awareness of the opioid and heroin epidemic

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: February 14, 2017

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

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In Chester County, on Valentine’s Day, it’s all about the heart...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: February 13, 2017

Chester County Hosts Veterans’ Breakfast

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Free event to include discussions on county-wide veterans’ initiatives and opportunities for collaboration and education

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: February 10, 2017

Take the "Love your Library" Survey

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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...

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Chester County Government News
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 regarding jury fines, another fraudulent scheme has surfaced, this one timed to income-tax season.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: January 31, 2017

Chester County introduces Smart911

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New service saves critical time in an emergency using resident-led safety profile information.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: January 31, 2017

County Commissioners Recognize Winners of Landscapes3 Photo Competition

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The contest’s purpose was to engage residents in the County’s efforts to manage growth by protecting open space and revitalizing the county’s towns and communities...

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Chester County Government News
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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“This is a very special day for everyone here,” said Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh during the ceremony, which was held at the Chester County Justice Center.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: January 26, 2017

Agricultural Development Council Welcomes New Board Members

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The four new members represent a cross section of the agricultural operations and industries found in Chester County...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: January 24, 2017

Platform to Employment seeks County’s long term unemployed

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P2E is accepting applications from Chester County residents who are unemployed and have exhausted 20 weeks or more of unemployment..

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: January 20, 2017

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

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A “National Day of Remembrance” on January 29, 2017, a day honoring and remembering county residents who have fallen victim to the disease of addiction...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: January 18, 2017

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

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The WRAP initiative, led by Chester County’s department of Probation, Parole and Pretrial Services, advanced from a pool of more than 500 applications from all 50 states....

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: January 5, 2017

Sheriff warns of phone scams

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Scam callers threaten that a bench warrant will be served unless the person answering sends money...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: January 5, 2017

Chester County Commissioners announce 2017 organizational leadership

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Michelle Kichline elected Chair of the Commissioners Kathi Cozzone re-elected Vice-Chair

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: December 14, 2016

Commissioners present $50k check to Uptown! Entertainment Alliance

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Donation to support the capital costs of repurposing the West Chester National Guard Armory into a theater for film and live performance

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: November 30, 2016

Chester County children to “Shop with the Sheriff”

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Annual event brings Chester County Sheriff and staff together with children from Chester County Family Academy to shop for holiday gifts

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: November 7, 2016

Controller’s Office Hosting Free Seminar for Community Groups

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

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: November 1, 2016

Chester County Planning Commission Receives Excellence Award for Public Outreach

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The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) has awarded the Planning Excellence Award for Public Outreach to the Chester County Planning Commission for its Pipeline Information Center.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: November 1, 2016

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

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The Chester County Sheriff’s Office recently welcomed a delivery of cookies, as part of the nationwide “Cookies for a Cop” program.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 31, 2016

Chester County Planning Commission Launches Photo Contest

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The Chester County Planning Commission is launching a photo contest and is seeking submissions on favorite places to have fun, take a walk or just relax in Chester County.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 20, 2016

Chester County Participates in Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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Drop off unused drugs on Saturday, October 22nd at a variety of locations in Chester County.

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Chester County Government News
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 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 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

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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 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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In March the Commissioners presented a proclamation to the Department of Mental Health, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (MH/IDD) for Intellectual Disability Awareness Month.

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Chester County Government News
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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The County and the City of Coatesville welcomed Sonia Huntzinger as Coatesville’s new Economic Development Administrator at a reception held at Coatesville Savings Bank this week.

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Chester County Government News
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: 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,......

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