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Protest for Equality to be Held in Phoenixville Friday

In the wake of the violent demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, Phoenixville will host a "Protest for Equality" Friday evening. Protest organizer Chris Brickhouse says that everyone needs to see that racism still exists.  He told the Patch dot com that the...

Coatesville VA Admits to Sending Newsletters in Error

According to a post on the Coatesville VA Medical Center's Facebook page, they admitted to using an incorrect address file when sending out its newsletter to veterans recently. The post states: "Many of you may have received a copy of our recent newsletter, The Eagle....

West Whiteland Police Investigating Exton Square Mall Theft

The West Whiteland Township Police is investigating a $2,245 theft that occurred on August 8, 2017 at the Victoria’s Secret store located in the Exton Square Mall. Anyone who can identify the alleged suspects in the pictures is asked to contact Det. Mike Buchmann at...

Pa. Students to Spend Less Time Taking the PSSA Tests

According to an announcement made by West Chester Area School District Superintendent Dr. Jim Scanlon, the Pennsylvania Department of Education announced this week it’s going to reduce the amount of time third through eighth graders spend on the Pennsylvania System of...

State Police Arrest Man for Firing at Pipeline Installer

According to Pennsylvania State Police, they responded to an incident Saturday, August 5 along the 300 block of Yoder Road in West Nantmeal Township in which a man fired shotgun rounds in the direction of an occupied pickup truck. Police determined that 51-year-old...

Health Dept. to Distribute Potassium Iodide Tablets

The Chester County Health Department is making available free potassium iodide tablets for people who live within a 10-mile radius of the Limerick Nuclear Power Plant on Thursday, Aug. 24 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Kimberton Fire Company in Phoenixville. The fire...