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Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties approve the creation of the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority

Berks, Chester and Montgomery counites. with the help of Amtrak, hope to restore passenger train service connecting Reading, Phoenixville, Pottstown, and Philadelphia.

By Kenny Cooper/WHYY

Chester County judge tosses 5 members of West Chester school board over masks

A monthslong dispute over masks in a Chester County school district culminated Tuesday in a judge ordering all five Democrats on the school board to be immediately removed from office.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY and Kenny Cooper/WHYY

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Chester receiver takes city officials to court for interfering with financial recovery efforts

The city of Chester is on the verge of bankruptcy the state-appointed receiver entrusted to save the cash-strapped city from collapse has said the mayor and council has interfered with his efforts.

By Kenny Cooper/WHYY

Jobs or the environment? Ahead of 2022, Pa. Dems thread needle on ‘false choice’

Democrats have to deal with two major priorities in their base that often seem at-odds — supporting labor, and protecting the environment.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

Cheyney to use stimulus money to erase unpaid student bills

The university expects to spend roughly $400,000 for the benefit of about 180 students.

By The Associated Press

More than books: How Chester County’s libraries pivoted to become a pandemic ‘lifeline’

The county’s system has 16 libraries and two branches that share electronic books. While the directors work closely with one another, each library operates independently.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Another Pennsylvania health network vaccinates employee kin

The University of Pennsylvania Health System said that its Chester County Hospital ran a “lottery system” for family members of employees who otherwise met the state’s eligibility requirements.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press