March 24, 2013 |
The 2013 annual nationwide count of homeless people, taken on the night of Jan. 30 and 31, found fewer individuals in Chester County and more in Bucks County than were tallied in January 2012. Comparable figures for the nation, as well as for Philadelphia and for Delaware and Montgomery Counties, are not yet available, officials there said this week. The 625 people counted in Chester County this year compared with 666 found there in 2012. But the 476 recorded in Bucks County on the same January night this year were more than the 422 in the 2012 survey, due to a change in how information is gathered.
June 12, 1991
After a recent Inquirer series pointed out how cavalierly Chester County's court system deals with a big population of Spanish-speaking mushroom workers, the official response could have taken one of two directions - denial and resistance, or a let's-do-better willingness to change. So far, we're happy to report, county authorities are taking the second path. Throughout the county - and especially in the courts around Kennett Square where one in four cases involves a Hispanic as victim or defendant - the top court administrator has ordered district justices to have an interpreter on hand.
November 22, 1987 |
Volunteers for the United Way of Chester County, each holding a piece of cardboard with a number on it, stood in a row to show their colleagues how much money had been raised in the 1987 campaign. The cards read: $2,403,652. The total represents a 20 percent increase over the amount raised last year - and almost 106 percent of the goal that had been set for this year. About 180 people attended Thursday's end-of-the year dinner for the county United Way, which gives money to 54 public agencies serving Chester County residents.
June 11, 2012 |
You don't have to know much baseball to understand a strikeout. For your team, it's good - plain and simple. Except when it's not simple, when the best possible scenario leads to mass confusion, and mass confusion leads to a mistake, and a mistake breaks open a tie game. In the top of the ninth inning of a first-round Carpenter Cup Classic game Sunday afternoon, Scott Bochus of the Philadelphia Catholic League fired a third strike past Chester County's Tyler Hall. Then what proved to be the winning run stomped across the plate, uncontested - and confused.
April 12, 2012 |
The diversity and volume of high-quality cheeses being produced in Chester County are downright impressive. Here is a sample of what local chefs are featuring on cheese plates, and in risottos and salads. Find more information on the makers (and where to get their goods) at chestercountycheese.org. Cloud Nine from Yellow Springs Farm: Aptly named, this cotton-ball-esque goat cheese has a pure-white bloomy rind that hides a smooth, subtly tangy, addictive bite inside. Birchrun Blue from Birchrun Hills: This raw cow's-milk cheese is aged for at least 60 days, has a sweet and tangy true blue taste, and a texture between crumbly and spreadable.
April 16, 1997 |
Chester County will pay a contractor $30,000 more to set up addresses for 911 calls, and commissioners yesterday accused one another of grandstanding and largesse in arguing whether the money was merited. Commissioner Andrew Dinniman, a Democrat, said the county was giving in too easily to the contractor, RCC Consultants Inc. of Woodbridge, N.J. His Republican colleagues, Commissioners Chairwoman Karen Martynick and Colin Hanna, said the county had to pay a price to keep the project moving or face court action and long delays.
June 11, 2012 |
WHEN ASKED TO pronounce his surname, Corey Baiada sounds it out, bye-ah-duh, and then adds, "Like Bayada nurses. " Hey, he could have used one of those folks last Wednesday. Or even a doctor. Baiada, a 5-11, 195-pound senior catcher at La Salle High, and the coaches' choice for MVP in Catholic Red, was felled by something or another a day before the Explorers were to participate in a PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinal. He never did seek a medical opinion and/or comfort. But a 24-hour virus would be one good guess.
August 5, 2013 |
There's a traffic jam in Oxford. Men in bright-yellow jumpsuits are waving long lines of cars along Third Street, the main drag in this small borough in far-southern Chester County. Behind rows of orange cones, construction crews are hard at work on the second phase of a downtown streetscape project. This would be standard stuff anywhere else. But in once-sleepy Oxford, it's a symbol of a town coming back to life. Ten years ago, Oxford was "like many small towns - we were becoming empty and vacant," said Borough Manager Betsy Brantner.
April 4, 1993 |
Last year, Chester County wrote out a check to SEPTA for $1.8 million. The money went to maintain and improve the public transit system in the Philadelphia region. But not everyone thinks the $1.8 million was well-spent. That's because when it comes to receiving rail and bus service from SEPTA, Chester County ranks last among its suburban neighbors. Chester County holds the dubious distinction of being the only Philadelphia area county without train service to its county seat.
June 29, 2002 |
Billy Muldowney is finished pitching at the Carpenter Cup, but that isn't because of a lack of production. The junior righthander from West Chester East pitched three shutout innings yesterday to earn the win as Chester County defeated Burlington County, 5-1, in a Carpenter Cup semifinal at Veterans Stadium. Chester County will meet Jersey Shore of Ocean and Monmouth Counties today at 10 a.m. in the championship game of the 17th annual all-star baseball tournament. Jersey Shore advanced with a 6-3 win over the Suburban One National in yesterday's other semifinal.