Hey, we've made it two weeks! COVID surges. Latest numbers, new testing sites and how to get answers from the health department. Plus, PECO announces a second project downtown - where and how long it will last. Hint: probably the rest of the year. And congratulations to the 29(!) West Chester student athletes who will be playing at the next level. Who's ready? Let's catch up.
2021 was in many ways marked by things that never were: a curbside composting program; an Amazon warehouse, a return of rail - a return to normal. We said goodbye to local leaders in education, government and sports. And of course, there were the closures. So, here you go. A look at the good and the bad, the people, places and things gone by this year.
This week we finally get some movement on a couple of long delayed projects - fixing the lights and fixing the traffic flow. Plus, vague threats targeting two West Chester schools lead some parents to pull students in a panic and the pizza place that has everyone talking. Who's ready? Let's catch up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As West Chester recovers from Ida, we get a look at how Amazon plans to manage energy use at its new West Chester warehouse. Plus, could West Chester finally get its own skate park? What's happening on the corner of High and Rosedale and Ms. Malena got her Instagram account back. Who’s ready? Let's get started.
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.
Every summer, on and off, since 1970 West Chester has been hosting its very own music festival. The all day concert has the feel of the another area. Maybe it’s all the tie-dye and crochet-embellished clothing for sale or maybe it’s the concert’s organic beginnings - just a group of musicians and the friends that came to see them play - but there is something nostalgic about the whole production. After being forced to cancel last year due to COVID-19, Turks Head is back and ready to rock 50 (and 1) years after that first concert in the park.