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

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.

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 Brownfield to Go Amazon Blue but – Can They Make it Green?

According to Amazon’s website they are committed to being “net-zero carbon by 2040” and powered by “100% renewable energy by 2025.” Impressive goals but can its efforts match its now massive scale? While we can’t inspect the entire company we can take a micro look at what is happening at the construction of one warehouse on the east end of town.

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.