Opinion

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 ...

 

Letter: The power of she

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 to empower organizations like ...

 

Letter: Roping in some finances

To paraphrase an old adage, watch the pennies and the dollars will take themselves. But when the pennies are opaque, questions about how many pennies the taxpayers are on the hook for is the question. A curriculum change for ninth grade gym was initially to be supported with a high ropes course costing $100,000-plus. That program never came to fruition but now the ...

 

Op/Ed: Attend meeting on traffic

Please join concerned residents and business owners on Monday, May 22, at 7 p.m. for a Chadds Ford Town Hall meeting at the Chadds Ford Township municipal building on Route 1 to learn more about the proposed 190,000-square-foot Pettinaro development at Ridge Road and Route 202 that affects residences and businesses in Chadds Ford and Concord Townships as well as all ...

 

15th Annual Glen Mills Schools Student Scholarship Golf Outing

This June, The Golf Course at Glen Mills will host the 15th Annual Glen Mills Schools Student Scholarship Golf Outing. With help of friends like you, we have been able to contribute over $700,000 to our Student Scholarship Fund. This fund assists our students in meeting their college tuition, room, board and book expenses. Since 1981 over 1000 Glen Mills Students ...