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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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NEWS
August 17, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, STAFF WRITER
James C. Kennedy Sr., 98, a longtime mayor of South Coatesville, who fought discrimination by becoming active in Chester County's civic life, died Thursday, Aug. 11, of an infection at Phoenixville Hospital Hospice. As a young man in 1938, Mr. Kennedy said, he and others stood outside the Coatesville jail one night to prevent the rumored lynching of a black man by a group of whites, allegedly because the man had kissed a white girl. No violence occurred, but the spark of activism kindled that night led Mr. Kennedy, then 21, and his friends to found the NAACP of Coatesville.
NEWS
August 14, 2016 | By Grace Toohey, Staff Writer
East Whiteland Township Supervisor Sue Drummond remembers when Route 202 in Chester County barely merited the designation highway , though it certainly was a magnet for traffic. But after two decades of planning, construction, lane movement, and often-maddening commutes for motorists in one of the region's fastest growing population and development corridors, what was once a two-lane road on Friday officially became a six-lane highway from the Schuylkill Expressway to the Route 30 interchange.
NEWS
August 3, 2016 | By Mark Fazlollah, STAFF WRITER
HARRISBURG - Former state Treasurer Barbara Hafer and Chester County businessman Richard W. Ireland told a federal judge Monday that they were innocent of corruption charges. Magistrate Judge Susan Schwab, who presided over the arraignments here, set a preliminary trial date for both defendants of Oct. 4 and released them on recognizance. Hafer is charged with lying to federal agents who were questioning her in a wide-ranging investigation to determine if government contracts were traded for contributions or bribes to politicians, commonly known as pay-to-play schemes.
SPORTS
August 2, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
In his head, Boyd Martin pictures the plane ride home from Rio de Janeiro. He doesn't imagine coming home with an individual or team gold, although both would be nice. He imagines having no regrets. That is the mind-set Martin needs, he said, in order to succeed on the U.S. eventing team at this year's Olympics. "This will be the strongest team the U.S. has seen in quite some time," said Martin, who trains at his farm in Cochranville, Chester County. Of the four equestrian riders on the team, Martin and Phillip Dutton, who is based in West Grove, Chester County, are the seasoned veterans.
REAL_ESTATE
August 1, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, Staff Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Pocopson isn't just another one of those sleepy, historic, sprawling, thinly populated Chester County townships. It does have history, of course, and although the town wasn't established until 1848, 71 years after the Battle of Brandywine, the British did cross the west branch of the creek at Trimble's Ford, now a historic district shared by Pocopson and West Bradford. Pennsbury and East Marlborough - which also were linked to the battle, according to every historical record - "donated" land to form Pocopson Township.
NEWS
August 1, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer
After 43 years in prison for a West Chester purse-snatching that became a murder when the victim fell and died from the injuries, Earl Rice Jr., 60, finally had the chance to go before the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole. The board's decision last week: 43 years was long enough for a crime committed when Rice was just 17. Rice and three other men, including two from Philadelphia, were approved for parole, making them the first in Pennsylvania convicted of first- or second-degree murder ever to be granted parole.
NEWS
July 30, 2016 | By Daniel Block, Staff Writer
The project dates to the late 1990s, but for tens of thousands of motorists who have contended with the shifting lanes, bulky vehicles, construction crews, and sometimes bewildering lane shifts on Route 202, it might have seemed eternal. "People feel like this has been going on forever," said John Ewald, manager of corporate and community relations for the Transportation Management Association of Chester County. "There is that sense of endless construction. " But the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Thursday that the widening of Route 202, one of the region's busiest and fastest-growing corridors, is coming to an end. PennDot said all six lanes of the expressway on the widened 2.5-mile section in East Whiteland Township would be open by the end of next week.
NEWS
July 23, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
They've accused county council members of failing to protect open space, and of ignoring their pleas to save a sprawling swath of archdiocesan-owned land in Marple Township. They've drafted Facebook posts and sent emails, and stormed council meetings. This week, Delaware County Council members answered the accusations by saying: You're wrong. In a 10-page memo, the council gave its most comprehensive defense of its measured response to the open-space dustup that has rattled the community in recent weeks.
NEWS
July 22, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
A large fire broke out overnight at a mushroom farm in Chester County. The blaze was reported about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Modern Mushroom Farms at 1330 Newark Road in Toughkenamon, according to Chester County dispatchers. About 1,000 hay bales caught fire, dispatchers said. The blaze was placed under control at 3:02 a.m. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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