Archive for June 8th, 2015

Op/Ed: Insist on accountability

West Chester School District Superintendent Jim Scanlon is going all out advocating for eliminating “high stakes” PSSA and Keystone testing in our public schools by asking all WCASD parents and the public to join him in lobbying our legislators. Don’t do it. Mr. Scanlon’s claims about these tests are unreasonably alarmist and no less than intentionally misleading. ...

 
 

Area priest pleads guilty to child exploitation

A Catholic priest assigned to Sts. Simon and Jude Parish in Westtown Township pleaded guilty on Monday, June 8, to child exploitation, federal officials said. Rev. Mark Haynes, 56, of West Chester, was charged in October by Chester County prosecutors with multiple felony counts of sexual abuse of children for possessing and disseminating child pornography for more ...

 

Chesco upgrades emergency alert system

A new mass emergency alert system is but one of the tools used by the Chester County Department of Emergency Services to keep residents safe.

The Chester County Department of Emergency Services (CCDES) announced on Monday, June 8, the upgrade of its mass emergency notification system. The upgrade includes a new identification, ReadyChesCo, which replaces the existing ReadyNotify brand, a county press release said. ReadyChesCo incorporates greater technological capabilities and flexibility. All Chester ...