Thursday, May 16, 2013
The collection will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Chester County will hold a collection of household hazardous waste and electronics waste Saturday at Owen J. Roberts Middle School in Pottstown. The Chester County Solid Waste Authority has more details on what types of waste will be accepted in a flyer on its website (PDF). Items that will not be accepted: For more information and other collection dates, visit the Chester County Solid Waste Authority website.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Bamboo Restaurant and Farmhouse Bistro were also inspected last month.
Below are the results of health inspections conducted last month in East Whiteland, Willistown and Malvern. The inspections are conducted by Chester County Health Department, and the reports are available through the State Dept. of Agriculture. The location, type and type of inspection is listed, along with the number of violations. Establishments were found to be in overall compliance with health standards, unless otherwise noted. Bamboo Restaurant (regular, inspected 4/26/13) — out of compliance, 10 violations Bruno's Café & Trattoria, 81 W. Lancaster Ave. (Follow-up, inspected 4/18/13) — no violations Canter Hill Farm (Opening, inspected 4/26/13) — no violations Chester Valley Little League/Malvern, 610 Monument Ave. (annual, …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls presented its 'Kitchen Table Award' to J. Maxwell 'Betty' Moran at the group's 8th annual Making a Difference Luncheon.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Local governments are preparing for the start of a new West Nile Virus season.
It's that time of the year again—mosquito season. Area governments are urging residents to take precautions to avoid West Nile Virus. Both Montgomery and Chester counties have already issued out a release offering residents tips and precautions on the virus. Last year, 60 human cases tested positive in Pennsylvania and four died, according to Pennsylvania's West Nile Virus Control Program. But good news comes to the Southeastern Pennsylvania area: $727,010 in grant money was acquired for West Nile surveillance and prevention this year for Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, and Bucks counties, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. The state's West Nile Virus Surveillance and Control Program offers tips on how to prepare your home …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Tickets cost $7 for the 16-day, self-guided tour of Chester County businesses in May.
Looking to partake in this year's Chester County Best Kept Secrets Tour being held in May? Tickets are being sold at Knots and Weaves on East King Street. The 37 businesses on the tour are spread throughout Chester County, no more than 20 minutes from one to the next, according to the tour website: The tour runs from May 3 to 18, and tickets cost $7. One dollar from each ticket purchase benefits Surrey Services for Seniors.
Friday, April 12, 2013
The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cat Pickering, but not all hazardous items will be accepted.
The Chester County Solid Waste Authority will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Phoenixville Saturday. The event, which is open to Chester County residents, runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the CAT Pickering Campus, located at 1580 Charlestown Road. See the attached PDF for a list of items that will be accepted, including electronics, cell phones, microwaves, telephones and ink/toner cartridges. Items that will not be accepted: For more information, visit the Chester County Solid Waste Authority website.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Ronald Rambo, township manager in West Brandywine, stole movie tickets meant for residents and approved his own fraudulent reimbursement requests, according to Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan.
Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Thursday his office had filed corruption charges against a West Brandywine Township administrator who allegedly stole municipal funds. Township Manager Ronald Rambo, 59, is charged with stealing $456.30 in small increments by approving his own fraudulent reimbursement requests. In one example outlined by the district attorney's press release, Rambo repeatedly altered a medical receipt to receive multiple $15 reimbursements. Rambo, a Coatesville resident, has worked for West Brandywine Township for two decades and has previously been made to pay restitution for similar actions, according the district attorney's statement. He also took home Regal Cinema movie theater tickets without …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The borough is being rewarded for recycling more than 1,300 tons of material in 2010, according to state Sen. Andy Dinniman.
State Sen. Andrew Dinniman announced Tuesday that Malvern Borough will receive $16,805 in state grant funds to maintain its recycling program. The funds are being awarded through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Recycling Development and Implementation Grant Program. One other Chester County municipality will also receive funding, according to the press release from Dinniman's office: “It’s good to see municipalities in our region taking on the challenge to recycle more. In doing so, they’re protecting our environment, conserving energy, reducing waste and helping ensure a cleaner, brighter future for our region,” Dinniman said in the release. The full press release from Sen. Dinniman's office is below. “It’s …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Dunkin' Donuts, Flying Pig and The Office were also inspected.
Below are the results of health inspections conducted last month in East Whiteland, Willistown and Malvern. The inspections are conducted by Chester County Health Department, and the reports are available through the State Dept. of Agriculture. The location, type and type of inspection is listed, along with the number of violations. Establishments were found to be in overall compliance with health standards, unless otherwise noted. Aramark at Paoli Memorial Hospital (annual, inspected 3/15/13) — no violations Dunkin Donuts (follow-up, inspected 3/22/13) — 2 violations Exxon Malvern (follow-up, inspected 3/19/13) — 1 violation Flying Pig Saloon (follow-up, inspected 3/19/13) — no violations Grand Slam USA (follow-up, inspected 3/19/13) — 2 …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Yes, prosecutors are in danger, Tom Hogan says, but others face even more peril.
The recent killings of prosecutors in Texas have prompted people to ask Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan whether prosecutors, like those who work in his office, are in danger. "The simple answer is yes," Hogan wrote Wednesday on Facebook: Mark Hasse, prosecutor in Texas' Kaufman County, was shot Jan. 31. The Kaufman County District Attorney, 23-year Army veteran Mike McLelland, vowed to find Hasse's killers, but on Saturday, McLelland and his wife were fatally shot at their home. Hogan's previous post, in which he praised law enforcement officers for apprehending burglars who drew guns on a woman and her daughter, underscored his point about the dangers faced by first-responders.