West Chester Tree Team: Patrolling the Streets to Protect the Trees

West Chester has been losing its old “legacy” trees at an alarming rate and it’s beginning to impact the health of the community. So last fall Borough Arborist Mike Dunn reached out to the West Chester Green Team for help identifying local trees in distress. This led to a new community initiative dedicated solely to watching the trees.

Where’s That D*%& Mask? Free Little Libraries to the Rescue

We just learned that starting on August 3, Gay Street will be closed to through traffic and open as a pedestrian mall. We also know that masks will be required at all times. Now imagine you are halfway to town to check out said open air marketplace, when you realize you forgot your mask. You can’t go into a store and buy a new one so looks like you are heading back home. Except, wait… one West Chester couple just may have a solution to all your PPE needs.

Gay Street Closure Meeting Scheduled

Patios are now open and under the sunshine of the past weekend it was a beautiful site. However, even with restaurants squeezing tables wherever they can, space is limited. One option being floated is to close Gay Street from Matlack to Darlington Street to allow for more dining. Two weeks ago, Borough Council, voted to move forward with planning – now, it’s time to review the proposal.