Archive for September, 2011

Pa. Senate approves bill requiring prompt notification of personal data breaches

State and local government agencies will be required to notify the public of data breaches involving personal information within one week under legislation introduced by Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, R-9, of Chester, and unanimously approved by the Senate. Pileggi's legislation, Senate Bill 162, was drafted after reports of three separate thefts of ...

 
 

Parker’s focus now is family and the Pacific

Former Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Superintendent Sharon parker may be retired, but it will be a working retirement. She will spend time with her family, but she has her eyes on some Pacific islands where education remains a challenge. Parker said she wants to help develop educational resources in places such as American Samoa and Tonga. “These were the ...

 

Democrats for Paul

There was a time when Democrats stood for peace and civil liberties. Some Democrats still hold to those principles, but they face a dilemma. Their standard bearer, President Barack Obama, is continuing the wars without end and the destruction of constitutionally guaranteed liberties policies of his predecessor, George Bush. So what is a principled Democrat to do? ...

 

Scenes from Aroound the Town Sept. 21

 

U-CF baseball boosters cry ‘foul ball’ to rookie superintendent

John Sanville saw some hard pitches during his first official at bat in a school board meeting as superintendent. The issue was the interview process for hiring a new baseball coach for Unionville High School. Unionville Recreation Association President Jeff Friess, of Pocopson Township, said there was a lack of communication. “The selection process made no serious ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Sept. 22

Jessie is a spayed female Rottweiler that is currently available for adoption at the Chester County SPCA. She was brought to the shelter because her owner left the country and left her behind. She is looking for a home where they will not forget about her. We are estimating Jessie’s age to be between 3 and 5 years old. She is a sweet girl with lots of energy. All she ...

 

History Made Personal: ‘Troops by the Hundred Were Passing’

N.C. Wyeth and Chris Sanderson were both born in the year 1882. Chester A. Arthur was President of the United States, having been sworn in after President Garfield succumbed to injuries related to his assassination. The South was undergoing Reconstruction, yet many people in the South still resented what they considered the “Battle of Northern Aggression” and the ...

 

In My Experience: First love

Dear Jeanne-Marie, I am a teenage girl who is in love with my first boyfriend. He is funny and cute and I really like him. There is just one thing that bothers me about him. He acts like a whole different person when he doesn't get his way. His usual nice self becomes mean until he gets his way. I don't want to break up over this one little thing. Signed,Confused ...

 

Free Your Space:What’s in a Name?

Shakespeare’s Juliet might disagree, but when it comes to mastering the stages upon which we play out our lives, assigning names plays an important supporting role. The tangibles or props of our lives can actually be lost or rendered unusable because they remain hidden in ambiguous Important piles. The electric bill that is due in October and a passport used for a ...

 

The Doctor is In: Keep your cardiovascular system in top shape

Every 39 seconds, cardiovascular disease takes someone’s life — or the lives of more than 2,200 people each day — according to current data from the American Heart Association. Due to lifestyle factors, hereditary heart disease, the aging process, congenital heart defects and other causes, many of us will develop some form of cardiovascular disease in our lifetime. ...

 

Charles “Rudy” Arthur Roberts of Kennett Square

Charles “Rudy” Arthur Roberts, 94, of Kennett Square, died Friday, Sept. 16, at Ware Presbyterian Village, Oxford. He was the husband of Anna Hineman Roberts, with whom he shared 31 years of marriage. His first wife of 34 years, Jeanette Musser Roberts, died in 1974. Born in Honeybrook, he was the son of the late Arthur and Florence Keller Roberts. Rudy was an ...