Culture of Acceptance

By Terence Farrell Now that a little time has passed and passions have cooled somewhat in the Coatesville Area School District text-message scandal, it is worthwhile to consider what went wrong, how healing can occur, and what each of us might do to foster an environment in which this type of behavior does not occur. […]

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Pint of Chester County VII

COMMISSIONER Terence Farrell presents ‘A PINT OF CHESTER COUNTY VII’ Wednesday, November 19th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm Victory’s Parkesburg Brewery 3127 Lower Valley Rd., Parkesburg, PA The Pairings Check back soon! BECOME A ‘PINT VII’ SPONSOR! SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Ale $2,500 8 Tickets to the “A Pint of Chester County” event Listing on the Sponsor Board | Special Gift | Keepsake Stout $1,000 6 Tickets to […]

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Chester County on Facebook

Below are a few of the Chester County departments that have active accounts on Facebook. Be sure to “like” their page so you can get updates about what’s going on in Chester County! Health Department:  Facebook ¦ Website Emergency Services:  Facebook ¦ Website Planning Commission:  Facebook ¦ Website Agricultural Development Council:  Facebook ¦ Website Human […]

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Human Services Block Grants

Standing with the Governor and about 30 other County Commissioners from throughout the Commonwealth in support of renewing and expanding the Human Services Block Grant program. Chester County was one of 20 Counties in a pilot program last year, and its citizens benefited from the flexibility it gave the county to spend funds in seven […]

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Smart justice starts with smart sentencing

by Terence Farrell Local lockups, county jails, state prisons and federal correctional institutions are filled and overflowing across the United Sates. The cost of housing all of the offenders is staggering, especially in this time when many needed social programs for the poor and those with disabilities are struggling to find funds to provide services. […]

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Chester County government prepared for emergencies

By Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell Being prepared for all emergencies is a daunting task for those elected officials responsible for the safety and well-being of their constituents but planning for such emergencies is necessary. Some months ago the county commissioners took steps to develop a Continuity of Operations Plan, known as COOP by those […]

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Transportation Funding: Meeting our needs now and in the future

By Terence Farrell Every Pennsylvanian should welcome Governor Corbett’s announcement this month of a new and expanded transportation funding strategy for the Commonwealth. Whether you drive, take the bus, ride the train, walk or use your bicycle, we all rely on our transportation network. Our road, rail and trail network not only serves our daily […]

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Chester County to run FREE School of Government classes

Interested in how county government serves you? Check out Chester County’s free School of Government program to learn all about the services that we provide to our residents. The program runs for six Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 25th, and will take place at the Chester County Library in Exton, PA. For more information and […]

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Innovation Center at Eagleview Ribbon Cutting

Commissioner Farrell attended the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Innovation Center at Eagleview. The new center contains offices and laboratory space and will provide short-term, flexible leases to entrepreneurs and their companies. This is a great addition to Chester County’s life sciences and biopharma industries. To read more about the center, click here.

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