Archive for February 23rd, 2011

Teachers’ demands affect everyone

I have just learned that the Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Association has again rejected the fact-finder’s report and apparently remains adamant in its demand that we must pay them more than has been proposed by the UCFSD Board. I’m writing to express my dismay and frustration with the union’s position and to challenge the union’s negotiating stance. What I’ve ...

 
 

No settlement yet in U-CF

Unionville-Chadds Ford school teachers and board members remain at an impasse in contract negotiations. Board members said during their Feb. 22 meeting that they’ve made concessions on salary that they think should satisfy the teachers, but the union head said they’re still too far apart on pay-grade step increases and health benefits. The board accepted a ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Feb. 24

Mattie is 6- to 9- year-old spayed female dachshund mix that is currently available for adoption at the Chester County SPCA. She came to the shelter on Feb. 2, because her owners felt that they did not have enough time to care for her. They felt like she was spending too much time in her crate. Mattie is a very sweet cuddly girl who would love to be by your side. She ...

 

Bits & Pieces Feb, 24

• The March meeting of the Chadds Ford Business Association is noon, Thursday, March 3 at Kendal at Longwood off of Route 1. The topic will be solar energy for businesses and homes. There will be a solar expert giving an informational talk on solar power. Available tax incentives and energy credits will be discussed. Real experiences of one of our members who has ...

 

Protests right and wrong

What the world witnessed in Egypt and what people have been seeing in Wisconsin are not the same. Granted, protestors in the Middle East and the teachers in Wisconsin both used the word democracy, but the word was used in two different ways. In Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and other Middle Eastern nations, people are calling for an end to tyranny and oppressive governments ...

 

Police log Feb. 24

• Ahmeel Solomon, 32, of Media, accused of robbing the Acme in Concord Township, attempted his alleged getaway on a Septa bus. According to a police report, Solomon entered the Concordville Town Center Acme on Feb. 19, took several cans of baby formula, left the store and then got on a bus across the street at the Brinton Lake shopping center. Police conducted a ...

 

New system seeks public’s help in finding missing, endangered persons

The public can help locate missing persons who may be in danger because of factors such as age or health through a new advisory system announced today by acting Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan. “The Missing Endangered Person Advisory System -- or MEPAS -- will likely be used most often when an elderly person with a disability or a young child ...

 

Democracy at work

Last week, Borders Group Inc., the owners of bookstores across country, filed for bankruptcy protection. The company realized that it could no longer continue in business because its total debts were equal to its total assets. That same week, President Obama introduced a budget that shows the national debt now equals our total gross domestic product for the year. In ...

 

Free Your Space: Which craft?

Are you someone who enjoys doing crafts or is crafting something you enjoy but don’t actually get around to doing often enough for your liking? Sometimes we get so enticed by the site of a great sale that we begin buying things for projects without first having any real intention of doing them. Many actually have stockpiles of crafting materials: yarn, beads, ribbon, ...

 

The Doctor is In: Eat a rainbow for your heart

There’s more to good heart health than reducing your dietary sodium and keeping your blood pressure within the normal range (less than 120/80 mm Hg). A healthy heart also needs the right sources of fuel to perform at its very best. For optimal cardiovascular health—and your general wellbeing—I recommend a diet high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables, low-fat ...