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    Chester County children to “Shop with the Sheriff”

    Annual event brings Chester County Sheriff and staff together with children from Chester County Family Academy to shop for holiday gifts Read on...
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    Controller’s Office Hosting Free Seminar for Community Groups

    Evening seminar to highlight how not-for-profit groups can prevent exposure to fraudulent activities Read on...
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    Chester County Planning Commission Receives Excellence Award for Public Outreach

    The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) has awarded the Planning Excellence Award for Public Outreach to the Chester County Planning Commission for its Pipeline Information Center. Read on...
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    Sheriff's Office takes part in Cookies for a Cop Program

    The Chester County Sheriff’s Office recently welcomed a delivery of cookies, as part of the nationwide “Cookies for a Cop” program. Read on...
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    Chester County Planning Commission Launches Photo Contest

    The Chester County Planning Commission is launching a photo contest and is seeking submissions on favorite places to have fun, take a walk or just relax in Chester County. Read on...
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    Chester County Participates in Prescription Drug Take Back Day

    Drop off unused drugs on Saturday, October 22nd at a variety of locations in Chester County. Read on...
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    West Chester Downtown Foundation presents Chester County with historic preservation plaque for resto

    West Chester Downtown Foundation and West Chester Historic Preservation Awards presented the Chester County Commissioners with a West Chester Historic Preservation plaque commemorating the rehabilitation and restoration of the interior of the courthouse. Additional Info...
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    Chester County receives national award for document imaging system

    Clerk of Courts and County’s Department of Computer Information Systems create costeffective technology solution for county’s court system Additional Info...
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    Public meeting announced for Wolf's Hollow Park Master Plan

    The Chester County Facilities and Parks Department has scheduled a public meeting for the Wolf’s Hollow County Park Master Plan study on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Additional Info...
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    Chester County awarded highest distinction for sustainability

    Diamond Level award by Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association is a first for county government Additional Info...
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    Chester County selected national Healthy Community finalist

    County recognized out of hundreds of entries nationwide to compete for up to $500,000 in prizes through Aetna Foundation, American Public Health Association and National Association of Counties partnership Additional Info...
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    Chester County announces update to comprehensive plan

    Development of Landscapes3 will ensure continued focus on growth and preservation Additional Info...
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    Chester County placed under a drought watch

    Five percent voluntary water use reductions requested Additional Info...
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    Chester County Color 5k to raise funds to fight opioid and heroin addiction

    The Chester County Commissioners and District Attorney continue to take measures in fighting opioid and heroin addiction within the county by scheduling a color 5k run and walk that will raise funds to help combat the growing epidemic. Additional Info...
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    New program seeks election poll workers from Chester County business community

    Chester County is seeking help from the county business community to find poll workers for elections, including the upcoming presidential election in November. Additional Info...
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  20. Worksite Wellness Program

    Health Department offers Worksite Wellness Program to area Businesses

    Through this collaborative program, the Chester County Health Department will guide Chester County businesses in the development and implementation of effective wellness programs Additional Info...
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    County Cup creation receives national acclaim

    Chester County program provides training and employment for residents with special needs. Additional Info...
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    Chester County Recorder of Deeds launches Operation Fraud Guard

    New initiative protects elderly and disabled from fraudulent real estate transactions. Additional Info...
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    Chester County Ranks in the top 10 Digital Counties in the Nation

    Chester County took its place among the digital elite this week, when it was presented with a Digital Counties Survey award that recognizes the most innovative digital counties in the nation. Chester County ranks 10th among the US' 3,000-plus counties. Additional Info...
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    Chester County Old Fiddlers’ Picnic marks 88th year

    Saturday, August 13, Chester County welcomes hundreds of musicians and music lovers to celebrate traditional music at the 88th annual Old Fiddlers’ Picnic. The event runs from 10 AM – 4 PM at Hibernia County Park in Wagontown. Additional Info...
  25. Fraud Protection Seminar

    Controller’s Office to host free seminar for community groups on fraud protection

    Evening seminar to highlight how not-for-profit groups can prevent exposure to fraudulent activities Additional Info...
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    Chester County Voter Services Notifies Residents of Unaffiliated Mailer

    Officials with Chester County’s Department of Voter Services are issuing a notice to county residents regarding a mailer that comes from a private non-profit organization called the Voter Participation Center. Additional Info...
  27. Zika

    Chester County receives notice of first confirmed case of Zika Virus

    The Chester County Health Department has been notified of the County’s first confirmed case of Zika Virus by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Additional Info...
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    Chester County’s earns Distinguished Budget Presentation awards for 25 consecutive years

    The Government Finance Officers Association has named Chester County as a recipient of its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fiscal year beginning 2015, marking a milestone 25 consecutive years that the County has earned this accolade. Additional Info...
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    United Way opens Born Learning Trail & Little Free Library™

    The Struble Trail-Born Learning Trail and Little Free Library is special because it was inspired by the death of little Scotty McMillan, the young boy that was tragically killed in West Caln township in November 2014. Additional Info...
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    Chester County Commissioners present $25,000 check to Chester County Food Bank

    The Chester County Commissioners presented a check for $25,000 to representatives from the Chester County Food Bank this week, at the Food Bank’s headquarters in Exton. Additional Info...
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    Chester County unveils new Hall of Heroes website

    New look for website honoring the sacrifice of Chester County’s military heroes www.chesco.org/heroes Additional Info...
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    2016 Local Farm Products Guide Now Available

    Guide highlights over 100 farmers and producers across the County Additional Info...
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    Chester County Announces Survey Results of Area Businesses

    The Chester County Board of Commissioners and the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC), announced at today’s Commissioners’ Sunshine Meeting, the results of a comprehensive business survey entitled “Take the Pulse.” Additional Info...
  34. Aging Services Sponsors University of Health and Wellness

    The Chester County Department of Aging Services is sponsoring a University of Health and Wellness event to provide seniors with information on health issues. Additional Info...
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    Commissioners present check to Charles A. Melton Center

    Chester County Commissioners present $250,000 to the Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center to be used for improvements to the facility Additional Info...
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    Emergency Services Staff Named 2016 Team of the Year

    Members of the B Platoon of the Chester County Department of Emergency Services were named the 2016 Team of the Year by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (PA APCO). Additional Info...
  38. Mental Health Awareness Month

    Chester County Observes National Mental Health Awareness Month

    Each May, Chester County recognizes National Mental Health Awareness Month with activities aimed at increasing the public’s awareness and understanding about mental health and recovery. Additional Info...
  39. Passport Office

    Passport Process Simplified

    Chester County’s Passport Office, under the direction of the Prothonotary’s Office, offers an easy and reassuring way to apply for, or renew your U.S. passport. Additional Info...
  40. Sheriffs

    Chester County Sheriff Announces Reorganization & Promotions

    Six Chester County Deputy Sheriffs were sworn in to new positions this week as a result of an office reorganization undertaken by County Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh. Additional Info...
  41. Chester County seeks applicants for second Platform to Employment

    The Chester County Commissioners and the Chester County Workforce Development Board have opened up the registration process for county residents interested in participating in the county’s second Platform to Employment (P2E) program. Additional Info...
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    Commissioners Visit "Words Still Matter" Display for Intellectual Disability Awareness Month

    In March the Commissioners presented a proclamation to the Department of Mental Health, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (MH/IDD) for Intellectual Disability Awareness Month. Read on...
  43. MLK Bridge Dedication

    Commissioners Rename Phoenixville Bridge

    The Chester County Commissioners undertook a “first” this week when they formally dedicated a county-owned bridge re-named to honor the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Additional Info...
  44. NPHW 2016

    Health Department Celebrates National Public Health Week

    During National Public Health Week, the public health community is rallying to make the United States the Healthiest Nation in One Generation—by 2030. Additional Info...
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    Federal government Authorizes Reimbursement for Expenses During Snowstorm

    Chester County submitted a request for $3,553,431.00 which included the cost estimated to deal with the snow removal from municipalities and other government agencies... Additional Info...
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    Orphan's Court Guardian Program Seeks Volunteers

    Anyone interested in becoming part of the Orphans’ Court guardian program is invited to take part in a training session that will be held on Tuesday, April 5th... Additional Info...
  47. Healthiest County

    Chester County Ranked "Healthiest County" in PA

    Chester County has once again been ranked overall as the healthiest county in Pennsylvania according to a study released today by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Additional Info...
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    Sonia Huntzinger named Coatesville's Economic Development Adminstrator

    The County and the City of Coatesville welcomed Sonia Huntzinger as Coatesville’s new Economic Development Administrator at a reception held at Coatesville Savings Bank this week. Read on...
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    US Police Canine Assn to hold Certification Trials at ChesCo Public Safety Training Campus

    Chester County is hosting the United States Police Canine Association’s (USPCA) Region 6 Scent Certifications at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus from March 14-16. Additional Info...
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    Free screening of film about homelessness featuring Richard Gere at Colonial Theatre

    Event sponsored by Chester County’s Decade to Doorways and Phoenixville Community Health Foundation Additional Info...
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  53. Code Blue Resources

    Code Blue Resources

    With temperatures dropping below 0 and wind chills reaching -20 to -30 this weekend, the County of Chester is sharing "Code Blue" resources for residents and visitors. Visit http://chesco.org/codeblue for a list of resources. Chester County Code Blue Resources
  54. Chester County marks 10th year of Triple-A bond ratings

    Commissioners authorize bond issue and receive reaffirmation of top ratings from Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings Additional Info...
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    Chester County Commissioners name Kara Rahn Director of Chester County Voter Services

    Kara Rahn, of Honey Brook, has been appointed by the Chester County Commissioners as the new Director of Chester County’s Department of Voter Services. Additional Info...
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    Chester County Launches Major Survey of Area Businesses

    The Chester County Board of Commissioners and the Chester County Economic Development Council, announced at today’s Commissioners’ Sunshine Meeting, the launch of a comprehensive business survey entitled “Take the Pulse”. Additional Info...
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    Chester County Encourages Winter Preparedness

    Citizens are reminded to sign up at www.ReadyChesCo.org to receive local emergency notifications Additional Info...
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    Chester County wins big at Pennsylvania Farm Show

    Chester County farmers and producers received high marks from Pennsylvania Farm Show judges this week, resulting in an impressive array of ribbons in a wide variety of agricultural disciplines in the show’s landmark 100th year of operation. Additional Info...
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    Chester County Goes Live with new Emergency Voice Radio System

    Commissioners mark official switch over to new $42.1 million system Additional Info...
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    Chester County Commissioners announce 2016 organizational leadership

    Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell was elected to remain Chair of the Commissioners during Monday morning’s Board of Commissioners organizational meeting. Commissioner Farrell has served as Commissioners’ Chair in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015. Additional Info...
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    Elected Officials Are Sworn Into Office

    A swearing-in ceremony for elected officials in Chester County was held on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall. Taking the oath of office were Commissioners Terence Farrell, Michelle Kichline and Kathi Cozzone,...... Read on...
  62. Chester County Seeks Volunteers for 2016 Point-in-Time Homeless Count

    The Department of Community Development is seeking volunteers to canvass areas in the county to determine levels of homelessness. Additional Info...
  63. Swearing-in Ceremony for Elected County Officials Scheduled for January 3, 2016

    A swearing-in ceremony for elected officials in Chester County is scheduled for Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building, West Chester University. Additional Info...
  64. Early Closing 12-24 and 12-31

    Early Closing on Christmas and New Year's Eve

    All Chester County offices and facilities (excluding 24-hour operations) will close early at 12:00 noon on Thursday, December 24th and Thursday, December 31st, 2015.
  65. 2016 Budget Approved
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  67. Chester County upgrades emergency notification system

    ReadyChesCo replaces ReadyNotify system with greater capability and flexibility Additional Info...

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