West Chester mayor seeking 156th House seat

West Chester Mayor Carolyn Comitta has announced her candidacy for a seat in the Pennsylvania House. Surrounded by supporters on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at East Goshen Park, Comitta said she is seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for the 156th District seat held by Republican Dan Truitt since 2011. The district represents parts of Birmingham, West Goshen, East Goshen, Westtown, and Thornbury townships, as well as…

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Two veteran county detectives promoted

Two veteran investigators with the Chester County Detectives have been promoted, according to Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan. Hogan announced in a press release that Chester County Detective Lt. Kevin Dykes will succeed James Vito as chief detective. Vito retired at the end of 2015. Sgt. Michael McGinnis will succeed Dykes as lieutenant. The Chester County Detectives are the investigative arm of the Chester…

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Chadds Ford chef to cater at Conservancy

The Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art and celebrated chef MacGregor Mann have announced a partnership to create a new dining experience that reflects the quality of the Museum's world-class art collection and the conservancy's environmental focus on sustainable agriculture. "We are thrilled to welcome MacGregor Mann's catering company Blanch and Shock as our on-site caterer. Mann's dedication to using locally sourced food matches perfectly…

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Adopt-a-Pet Jan. 7

Come meet all the wonderful animals available now for adoption at the Chester County SPCA. All featured pets are “Name Your Price” adoption fee until Monday Jan. 11, or sponsor a pet and provide a safe place for our companions to rest until they find their forever homes. Help us give them a second chance at a fresh start! 'Mia' I'm a 2-year-old black and white fluffy ball of energy. I'm…

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Rzucidlo launches campaign for the 158th

The local business owner, non-profit founder, policy advocate and mother will present her experience, her tenacity and her track record of getting things done to voters Susan Rzucidlo officially launched her 2016 campaign for the 158th District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. The seat is currently held by Chirs Ross who declined to run for re-election. Three Republicans— Perry Bentley, Leonard Rivera and Eric…

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Around Town Jan. 7

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The Chester County Commissioners – Kathi Cozzone (from left), Michelle Kichline, and Terence Farrell – pose during their reorganization meeting. They unanimously voted to return Farrell as chair and Cozzone as vice-chair.

• The Kennett Area Senior Center offers a gentle yoga class led by Alexis Donahue on Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. A seven-class session is $35, or just drop in and check it out for $8. All are welcome. • Brandywine River Museum of Art’s Curator of Collections Virginia O’Hara will lead a tour of Natural Selections: Andrew Wyeth Plant Studies. Wednesday, Jan. 13,…

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