Happy Friday. Borough Council discusses changes to bulk trash pickup. Under the proposal large items would cost you, smaller items not so much. Also, a look at COVID numbers in the County as the last demographic braves their vaccination shots, a slew of break ins this week left a multitude of cars damaged and the perfect late fall cocktail. Who's ready? Let's catch up.
Since word spread the Christmas parade would be cancelled again this year, there have been a lot of questions about what would replace it. How would the kids of the borough see Santa? What would happen to downtown businesses without their signature event? Well, don't worry, there will be plenty of opportunities to see Santa. As well as just about anything else you can think of that says, the “holidays are here!”
Oh man, what a week. Two West Chester police officers (and the borough) are being sued for using excessive force during a 2019 arrest outside of Barnaby's, the borough's curbside compost program ends before it can begin and Everhart Park has a new playground. Plus, is someone finally going to do something about the post office? And oh yea, we have a new mayor. Welcome to November. Let's catch up.
Don't forget - next Tuesday is a big election. Yes, if you live in West Chester, big. We have a packed local ticket: mayor, four borough council seats and our representative on the West Chester Area School Board. These positions carry a lot of influence on local discussions and that influence hits awfully close to home. Let's take a look at who wants to run this town.
It's October in the borough and Halloween is everywhere. Plus, West Chester has found itself in possession of some unexpected savings. What will the borough do with the money? See their options. West Chester institutes a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees, and can the borough get West Chester University to pick up the tab for Homecoming? Well, they can try. Let's catch up.
West Chester gets set to pass an update to its zoning code, but what will it do with breweries, wineries and distilleries? First idea was to stick them way outside of downtown. See where things stand now. Plus, convenience shopping gets a little less convenient as we get ready to say goodbye to a longstanding retailer and how many people were arrested during West Chester University homecoming? Come on, you know you're curious. Fall is here. Who's ready? Let's catch up.
Just a few years ago the West Chester Recreation Department managed a packed calendar of events, 12 parks and a summer camp, now it will be lucky to purchase some park benches - what happened? Plus, updates from the Public Arts Commission and is Amazon pulling out West Chester? Signs point to yes. Who's ready? Let's catch up.
Welcome to October. This week we dig into the West Chester 2022 budget plan and why - spoiler alert - we are looking at another tax increase. Plus, residents’ thoughts on the end of the Gay Street closure, West Chester High Schools get ranked - can you guess who's on top this year? - and WCU gets ready for homecoming. Fall is coming in hot. Who's ready? Let's catch up.
What happens when you dream of launching your own events business - finally take that step - and then a pandemic hits that shuts down the country for a good 15 months? You improvise, that’s what.
Happy Friday! West Chester University is celebrating 150 years with a massive fundraising plan, the borough wants your help to manage its pension fund and could we finally be getting a curbside compost program? Spoiler - there's compost in it for you. Plus, Turks Head Music Festival unofficially celebrates 50 years this Sunday. Who's going?