Opinion

Letter: Donze gets my vote

As a 30-year resident of Pennsbury Township, licensed attorney and law professor, I would like to offer my perspective on the race for magisterial district judge for our community. I have reviewed the legal credentials of both candidates and Jane Donze will get my vote. This is a judicial position. Having tried and argued cases since 1983 and now as a law professor, ...

 
 

Op/ed: Preserve Chester County land

Most of us living in and near West Chester have learned of the pending sale and development of the iconic land in Westtown Township called Crebilly Farm.  Born and raised in West Chester, I rode my horse on the property as a young girl.  I cannot imagine West Chester without Crebilly Farm and took for granted that it would always be there.  Crebilly Farm is part of ...

 

Letter: Donze is best choice

Two candidates are in the race for magisterial district judge, Jane Donze and Al Iacocca. In all elected positions the voters are the employers, the candidates are applying for the job, the paycheck is non-negotiable, and the term is fixed. So the judge we hire, friendships and politics aside, needs to hit the ground running with the understanding and experience of ...

 

Re: Murphy: ‘Difficult’ running as a Republican

Re: Murphy: ‘Difficult’ running as a Republican Chadds Ford Democrats are also encouraged to vote on November 7. Delaware County has 6 outstanding Democratic candidates running at the county level. Brian Zidek and Kevin Madden, experienced businessmen, are running for more openness and accountability on County Council, with no tax increases. Kelly Eckel, candidate ...

 

Letter: Libraries help communities

People appreciate their local library as a resource for reference information, books, periodicals, and more. However, for 47 adult students seeking to improve their literacy skills, the local library has rescued their educational pursuits. The Family Literacy organization had provided English as a Second Language, General Equivalency Diploma, and citizenship classes ...

 

OpEd: Good news on standardized testing?

Gov. Wolf joined Education Secretary Pedro Rivera, advocates, and educators this month to announce a significant reduction in standardized testing for elementary students. One test section will be eliminated in both math and ELA PSSA tests amounting to a 93-minute total time reduction. Also, approximately 22 minutes will be taken by eliminating questions from the ...

 

Musings: Devilish details

As is said, the devil's in the details. Pennsbury Township Supervisor Aaron McIntyre used the phrase last week regarding the proposed Walkable Chadds Ford plan. Walkable Chadds Ford, as Chadds Ford Live has been reporting for three years, is an idea that, if it happens, would add walking and cycling trails in the village area of Chadds Ford Township, from Ring Road ...

 

Musings: A hole in the head

It was about 15 years ago when PennDOT declared the Station Way Road Bridge in Chadds Ford Township unsafe. The state had to go through its bureaucratic checklist before work could begin, and that would take time. Creek Road was closed at Station Way and it could have been months or more, before it would reopen. The projected timeline was long enough for former ...

 

Op/Ed: Chadds Ford as defendant unfair

This is very concerning. A big developer and their experienced and costly legal team working for months and years is not a fair match to a township and community who are trying their best to protect their resident's health, safety and wellness from a plan that was proposed and put together well over ten years ago. How could a hearing being held in 30 days be ...

 

Op-Ed: The Power of She

By Michelle Legaspi Sanchez Girl power is not a force to be reckoned with. Here in Chester County, and around the nation, we recognize that our mothers, daughters, aunts, sisters, friends and neighbors can affect change in their very own communities. As a non-profit committed to improving the lives of women and girls, Chester County Fund for Women and Girls strives ...

 

Letter: Operation Warm needs your help

I hope you had safe and great Independence Day weekend! This 4th of July week, our hometown heroes are hard at work fundraising to rescue children from one of the biggest problems in America  child poverty. We still need your help to raise $20,000.  Your support will help Firefighters from around the country provide new USA-made coats to children in need. Today, you ...