Archive for August 17th, 2011

Bits & Pieces Aug. 18

• The right lane will be closed on northbound Route 1 at its intersection with Route 52 in Kennett Township, on Monday through Friday, Aug. 22-26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for road widening and intersection construction. • The Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show came through Concord Township Aug. 12-14. Visitors learned Civil War re-enactors, including Abraham Lincoln, ...

 
 

Police log Aug. 18

• Police are investigating a burglary at Grace Tailoring in Chadds Ford Township on Aug. 12. A state police report said someone broke into the store by smashing the glass front door about 12:25 a.m. The unknown suspect took $200 from the cash register and another $500 from a wooden drawer underneath the register and then dropped a roll of quarters while fleeing ...

 

Shrinking government the wrong way

Within the last year there have been two proposals to reduce the size of Pennsylvania state government. Neither one will do anything worthwhile. Last year, state Rep. Thomas Caltagirone, D-127, of Reading, proposed amending the Pennsylvania Constitution to make counties the baseline government in the state. If passed, the bill would make the counties responsible for ...

 

Sanville named new U–CF superintendent

John Sanville will replace Sharon Parker as superintendent of schools for the Unionville Chadds Ford School District beginning Sept. 1. The announcement was made during the Aug. 15 School Board meeting held at Chadds Ford Elementary School. He was given a three-year contract. Sanville has been the district’s curriculum director for the middle and high schools for the ...

 

Library asking for more money

Public libraries are feeling the economic crunch, according to representatives of the West Chester Public Library. They made their plea for more funding from townships when addressing the Birmingham Township Board of Supervisors on Aug. 15. Birmingham is one of seven municipalities served by the library and roughly 1,200 residents are library cardholders. The ...

 

Politicians in a Panic

You can almost see the panic on their faces. The politicians, central bankers, and court economists seem to be thrashing around like bad swimmers caught in a riptide. Despite all attempts — stimulus spending, increased borrowing, the Fed Reserve’s low-interest-rate policy, presidential jaw-boning — the economy refuses to recover. Unemployment remains over 9 percent, ...