West Chester Weekly News Roundup

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 Weekly News Roundup: Oct. 1, 2021

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.

West Chester Weekly News Roundup: Sept. 17, 2021

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?

West Chester Weekly News Roundup: Sept. 10, 2021

Welcome to a week of hyperbole – “worst,” “best,” “historic.” West Chester rescue crews recap harrowing tales from last Wednesday’s storm which flooded downtown, huge announcement on the planned 317-home Crebilly Farm development planned, or not, for the south end of town. Plus, events are back – including a very special run this weekend you are not going to want to miss. Who’s ready? Let’s catch up.

Henderson’s Plan to Give Its Football Team a Safety Edge

As fans file into J. Oscar Stadium on Friday night ready to cheer on their Henderson Warriors Football team, there was little evidence participation in America’s most watched high school sport has been on a decades long decline. One only emboldened by report after concussion report. So perhaps it’s not surprising that last year the Henderson Booster Club set a goal for itself: upgrade all the team’s helmets with a safer model by the 2023 football season.

West Chester Weekly News Roundup: Aug. 20, 2021

Let’s call this week the calm before the storm. West Chester University students return on Monday followed by what promises to be a contentious school board discussion on whether masks will be required when students return to class on August 30. We also get our first look at the preliminary land development plan for the new 142K sq. ft. Amazon warehouse and a start date for the Everhart Park playground project. Who’s ready? Let’s catch up.

West Chester Weekly News Roundup: Aug. 13, 2021

I think we are at that time of the summer when everyone just loses their heads. A respectable long-standing West Chester business is shut out by Instagram. The West Chester Area School District moves its meetings to virtual under the treat of violence and the streets remain un-swept after seven weeks of no street sweeper. And to top it off, the West Chester Halloween parade was cancelled – again. It’s just been one of those weeks. Who’s ready? Let’s catch up.

West Chester Weekly News Roundup: Aug. 6, 2021

With COVID-19 numbers ticking upward a review of when you need to wear a mask and when you don’t. How West Chester’s new officers help diversify the force. And it’s official, there will be no Christmas Parade this year, but a replacement is in the works. A first look at what that will be. We are in the final month of summer. Soak it up while you can, but first, let’s catch up.