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January 6, 2016
WEST CHESTER Chester County switched over to its updated $42.1 million emergency radio system on Monday. The county's more than 5,000 first responders will use the new system, which expands radio coverage to more than 99 percent of the county. Nearly 40 percent of portable radio calls among first responders did not go through using the former analog system, which was installed in the late 1990s. In February 2013, the county commissioners signed a contract with Harris Corp., which will be responsible for maintaining the system that it sold to the county.
NEWS
December 31, 1989 | By Donald J. Norton, Special to The Inquirer
Time. It can move slowly or at a sudden pace. But whatever its speed, its product is always change. In Chester County, time has brought a gaggle of changes. In the decade past, residents who measured their tenure in generations were supplanted by transients, whose presence has altered the texture of this once rural county. The vast estates and farms are fewer now. In their place are cul-de-sacs, townhouses and colonials, convenience stores and roadside berms. The arrival of these 50,000 new residents also has prompted considerable talk about preservation: How much?
NEWS
August 29, 1997 | by April Adamson, Daily News Staff Writer
He worked seven days a week at his pizza shop to support a wife and two children. He was happy to go home to his tidy suburban home, where he spent evenings doing yardwork and playing with the kids, neighbors say. Konstatinos Boulias, 53, lived a simple life - a life cut short yesterday by an assassin who is at large. Boulias closed his pizza shop, the K&G Pizzeria in the Five Points Shopping Center in West Goshen Township, Chester County, at around 11 p.m. as usual Wednesday, tidied up and went home to his sleeping family.
SPORTS
June 21, 2006 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
Justin Frame, Mike Gatlos and Vince Belnome smacked home runs yesterday as the Chester County all-stars thumped Delaware South, 27-8, in the Carpenter Cup Classic at Penn's Meiklejohn Stadium. Drew Constable knocked in four runs for the winners, who advanced to tomorrow's semifinal at Citizens Bank Park. In the other quarterfinal, Burlington County edged the Suburban One National/Bicentennial League stars, 7-6. Dan Hayduc went 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs for Burlington County.
NEWS
November 30, 1986 | Special to The Inquirer / ART WILKINSON
Among those warming up to the colder weather are the fur trappers of Chester County. With winter come thicker and more profitable pelts. Trapping is not big business in the county, and growing smaller with the suburban sprawl, but about 300 licensed trappers depend on it for a livelihood or do it for sport. To some, like John Conner, it recalls a simpler time. As for those opposed to the killing, Wayne Buckley says animals were created for the use of humankind. "It says so right in the Bible.
NEWS
January 19, 1991 | By Reid Kanaley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lawsuits filed in Philadelphia by 273 workers and neighbors of a PCB- contaminated rail yard in Paoli should be tried in Chester County, where the polluted yard is located and the courts are less backlogged, a state panel of judges has ruled. Lawyers for the rail workers and residents said yesterday that they wanted the cases heard in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court and intended to appeal the Jan. 11 Commonwealth Court ruling to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. They have until Feb. 11 to do so. One of those lawyers, Arnold Cohen, said that the cases involve "issues that are more urban-oriented than rural-oriented" and that he expected a Philadelphia jury to be "more like" his working-class clients.
NEWS
September 7, 2011
A 45-year-old man was hit and killed by a pickup truck this morning as he crossed a busy Chester County thoroughfare, said police. Gerald Bernstein, who lived at the Golf Club Apartments complex in West Goshen Township, was attempting to cross West Chester Pike near the complex at 6:20 a.m. against the light when he was struck. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The driver of the pickup, who is not being identified, stopped and was extremely distraught, police said.
NEWS
October 9, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chester County officials and business leaders Tuesday unveiled a 10-year economic development plan - which the county says is unprecedented in scope - that calls for a balance of growth and preservation. The so-called VISTA 2025 initiative includes more than "180 strategies" to guide short- and long-term spending and development projects. The county has had business plans in the past, but officials say this represents the first comprehensive economic-development strategy, which was formed through a partnership of public and private groups.
NEWS
September 21, 1993 | By Anita Myette, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If covered bridges conjure up notions of the romantic kind, you're in good company. In the 19th century, when most of the covered bridges in this country were built, young lovers would steal away for a quick smooch. That is why they became known as "kissing bridges. " Why the bridges were covered has been a popular topic for debate, but most believe it was done to extend the life of the bridge and deck and reduce maintenance. Pennsylvania used to have about 1,500 covered bridges - more than Vermont, the so-called covered-bridge state - but now, due to arson or neglect, only about 200 remain.
SPORTS
June 7, 1991 | By Tim Panaccio, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Coatesville's Keith Minker, the Carpenter Cup is his last stand. "I don't have a college yet, and I'm hoping someone will see me here," said the senior, after going 3 for 4, with three RBIs and two runs scored, as Chester County pounded Mercer County, 9-1, in last night's opening round of the Carpenter Cup at the Vet. Minker's stock got an additional boost because he was at first base instead of catching. "It's a whole new experience for me," said Minker. "I never played at the Vet and never played in that position.
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FOOD
September 23, 2016
    A kinder, gentler soda Sipp, a line of organic sodas, is made in Chester County but has national distribution at stores like Target and Whole Foods. Subtle and effervescent, these are a far cry from traditional sodas. Try the Ginger Blossom, made with organic ginger, vanilla, and lime and sweetened with agave syrup, for a refreshing treat. - Samantha Melamed Sipp Sparkling Organics, $2.99 for one 12-ounce bottle at the Pennsylvania General Store at Reading Terminal Market, 215-592-9772, or find more retailers online at haveasipp.com Measuring made simple Love cooking but hate math?
NEWS
September 21, 2016 | By Stu Bykofsky
YO, PHILLY, ARE YOU ready for some good news for a change? In what most economists called a "surprise" (which shows how much they know), real median household income rose 5.2 percent, from $53,718 in 2014 to $56,516 last year. It was the first significant increase since 2007. The national gain was reflected in Philadelphia, where the median increased even more - 5.5 percent. While the percentage gain was larger, household income is smaller - $41,233 in 2015, up from $39,092 in 2014.
NEWS
September 20, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
Even as the region continues to gain population in the next two decades, regional planners envision big gains in another area: protected open space. In fact, they would like to see those gains far outpace any population growth, from the current 550,000 acres in Philadelphia and its neighboring counties, to 1 million, or about 42 percent of all the region's land. But the population and development boom in Chester County - which expects to add nearly 150,000 residents by 2045, a 28 percent increase - could present challenges to that goal, and last week county officials began a two-year planning process to figure out how to manage that growth in one of the state's fastest-growing counties.
NEWS
September 8, 2016 | By Robert Moran, STAFF WRITER
Miriam H. Herr, 89, wife of the late founder of the snack maker Herr Foods Inc., died Sunday, Sept. 3, from heart and respiratory failure at Jennersville Regional Hospital in Chester County. In 1946, James S. Herr bought a small potato-chip company in Lancaster for $1,750. From when she was his fiancee, Mrs. Herr helped with deliveries, packing, and bookkeeping in those early years, said son James M. The company, based in Nottingham, Chester County, generates $250 million in sales annually and employs more than 1,500 people.
BUSINESS
September 6, 2016 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer
Software start-ups may be fishing for a few young engineers in Philadelphia. But it's the Chester County suburban-family lifestyle that hooked the software department of a Chicago fin-tech firm that looks to bring hundreds of engineering and development jobs to the edge of Valley Forge National Historical Park over the next few years. "I moved here from Chicago with my family" to grow the tech shop for Envestnet Inc. , a publicly traded company that makes software for investment firms, chief operating officer Josh Mayer told me from his new office in Chesterbrook.
NEWS
September 5, 2016 | By Maddie Hanna and Michaelle Bond, STAFF WRITERS
Betina Lew is backing Hillary Clinton for president for "thousands of reasons" - including the Democratic nominee's chief rival. "I am a scientist. I am an immigrant," said Lew, 49, a native of Brazil who three years ago moved to Yardley, Bucks County. "I am anything that is not Donald Trump. " Lew reflects a wave of voters that has changed the demographics of the vote-rich Philadelphia suburbs - and who may present an especially strong bulwark to Trump's candidacy this November.
NEWS
August 28, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
A former Chester County district judge who concealed a harassment citation against her son went to prison Thursday, ending her fight to avoid incarceration while she is under treatment for breast cancer. Rita Jo Ann Arnold, 60, of Downingtown, was sentenced in October 2013 to 16 to 32 months in state prison, more than double the term under state sentencing guidelines. She served six days at the State Correctional Institution in Muncy, Lycoming County, before being released on bail pending appeals.
BUSINESS
August 24, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Sales of Pennsylvania-grown mushrooms, not including specialty mushrooms such as shiitakes, reached a record high of $570.48 million in the year ended June 30, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service estimated Monday. Pennsylvania's mushroom industry, centered in western Chester County, accounted for 52 percent of the U.S. total of $1.095 billion, the USDA said. The value of Pennsylvania mushrooms climbed 2.9 percent, while the U.S. total fell 2 percent.
NEWS
August 23, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
Marquis Weeks, a retired NFL running back, calls his new job as the head football coach at Conestoga High School a "dream come true. " But allegations of hazing and assault that rocked his alma mater last year - and ultimately led to his hiring - have been an ongoing nightmare for one of the nation's most highly ranked school districts. His predecessor resigned in March, and the entire coaching staff was ousted, after the Chester County district attorney charged three senior football players with assaulting a 14-year-old freshman player in the locker room.
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