Opinion

Op/ed: A village for a richer community

As a lifelong Chadds Ford resident now raising my family with my husband here, I agree wholeheartedly that it is time to grow the village. I have been following all the commentary regarding the village, and I wish for the entire picture to be in view – past, present, and future. Not only am I a lifetime resident, but I'm also involved on the development side as well. ...

 
 

Musings: Grow the Village

Yes, it’s time to grow the village area of Chadds Ford. The little sliver of the township referred to as the village really doesn’t qualify. There are a handful of single-family homes along Creek Road. There are four restaurants, a gas station, a museum and a post office in the area, but not a whole lot more. Even the Barn Shops are not much more of a skeleton of ...

 

Op/Ed: The case for change in CF Village

Chadds Ford Township is an important gateway to the Brandywine Valley and is renowned for its cultural and historical heritage. For many years, Chadds Ford Village served as a focal point for commerce, housing, and tourism but that position has steadily declined, to the point that the future of the Village is now in question. In the past 10 years, numerous studies ...

 

Letter: A sketch is not a formal plan

I want to thank Mary Tipping and Carolyn Daniels for their recent comments posted in Chadds Ford Live concerning the October Planning Commission meeting. Let me try to put a few of your concerns to rest. As the article makes clear, what was proposed to the Planning Commission was a “sketch plan” idea for Chadds Ford Village. A sketch plan is basically an idea drawn ...

 

Letter: Stop for school buses

Our daughter is in first grade and the bus stops at our house on Creek Road to pick her up and drop her off. Mostly, drivers have obeyed the bus signals but we have had a few incidents where they didn’t and an accident could have easily occurred. Yesterday was one of those unfortunate times. As the bus was coming to a stop to pick up my daughter, a driver on the ...

 

Letter: Keep our ambulance service

Aa multi-municipal Fire Commission is about to take away the Kennett Fire Co. number 1 local ambulance service. Many of the voting members of this commission have never rode a fire truck, nor have many of them ever served as an EMT. They do not have the experience and knowledge to make this decision. Those who have decades of experience sit on the commission but do ...

 

Letter: Andrew for state rep

In Pennsylvania’s 160th Legislative District, it’s time for a change. I believe that Anton Andrew, a first-time candidate from Kennett Square, is the right choice to serve as our representative. Anton lives in Kennett Square, and I’ve been proud to call him my friend for the last 7 years. Here’s a brief summary of Anton’s background and career: He served as a public ...

 

Letter: Challenge Trump, Toomey

Dear Senator Toomey, On Oct 3, the new National Wireless Emergency Alert System — Presidental Alerts — invaded the privacy of all Americans by coming directly to all cell phones in the USA, in the form of a test. This new tactic by Trump to send alerts to all citizens is fascism in our borders. This is an abuse of power. Trump is planning a false emergency so he can ...

 

Musings: Congressional disgrace

Senators from both the Republican and Democratic parties are showing themselves to be equally guilty of ignoring their sworn duty to uphold the Constitution. They’d both rather promote their own partisan political agenda than do what they’re required to do. But what else is new? The latest evidence stems from the Senate Judiciary Committee questioning witnesses ...

 

Op/Ed: Keep fighting for Crebilly

I took a drive past my childhood home the other day off General Howe Drive, near Crebilly Farm.  So much change along the way, so many fields once home to cattle, horses and farmland were almost unrecognizable to me. I realize change is part of life but it can sure be hard to swallow sometimes. My childhood home was on the market again, a dairy barn renovated by my ...

 

Letter: ‘Little Gray House’ needs your help

Dear Friends of the Sanderson Museum: Since I became the Curator in 2006 and actively became involved with the collection in 2008, many tasks and projects have been performed to ensure the preservation of our important collection of art, artifacts and items.  During this time, we have been able to share many pieces of this collection with visitors to the museum, as ...