Opinion

Op/Ed: Eleven and counting

Chadds Ford Live is 11 years old today. To our subscribers, thank you for your faithful readership and support. We ask you to support our advertisers. They support your news. To our advertisers, thank you for choosing Chadds Ford Live as an important part of your media messaging to our community for the last 11 years. As part of our appreciation of the local ...

 
 

Op/Ed: KACS helping, needs help

The Board of KACS (Kennett Area Community Service) would like to thank our community for the outpouring of generosity during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Your donations are enabling KACS to continue to help individuals and families who live within the Kennett Square, Avon Grove, and Unionville Chadds Ford School Districts with food, shelter, and a path forward. We ...

 

Op/ed: House Dems support Wolf’s decision

House Democratic leaders said criticism of Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to use emergency powers to shut down non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania is off-base in light of the most up-to-date medical guidance for dealing with COVID-19. “This unprecedented national public health emergency demands leadership from all levels of government. This is a matter of life ...

 

Op/ed: House GOP responds to Wolf’s shutdown

House Republican Leadership issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s order to shut down all non-life-sustaining business in Pennsylvania: “The Wolf Administration set off a panic [last night] throughout the Commonwealth with its edict to shut down employers. The ill-prepared actions, announced after normal business hours, are not only an economic ...

 

Musings: A microbial 9/11

The terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, had a profound and lasting effect on the United States. Thousands of people were killed, and the government responded. It responded by launching the military to seek out and kill those responsible. But then it became more than that. It became an unending holy war against a tactic — terrorism. Sounds reasonable on the surface, but ...

 

Letter: Thank you, Tom Killion

Three cheers for state Sen. Tom Killion who recently introduced legislation in the Pennsylvania Senate to reform the state’s redistricting process. Under our current system, every 10 years, legislators draw new maps for legislative and congressional districts based on population changes that are identified in the U.S. Census. This secretive process permits the ...

 

Musings: Blind obedience is wrong

When a 6-year-old girl, a kindergartener with Down Syndrome pointed a finger at her teacher and said, “I shoot you,” the school called the cops on her. She’s 6 years old and has Down Syndrome. Does anyone really think she posed a threat to the teacher? The teacher and the principal at Valley Forge Elementary School in the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District didn’t ...

 

Op/ed: Change funding for charter schools

In the upcoming months, school districts will prepare budgets for the next fiscal year and make the hard decision about whether to increase property taxes to deal with rising costs. One of the fastest-growing costs for all school districts is charter schools—publicly funded, privately operated schools that offer education wholly online or at a site within a ...

 

Letter: Too much traffic

I understand that baby boomers are growing (I am one at 74) and downsizing. Many new condos are being built to accommodate them. However, as I drive out of my home on Harvey Lane onto Routes 202 or 1, I am deluged in traffic with cars and 18-wheelers. My concern is the roads are not adequate for additional housing such as proposed above. Under such time we have ...

 

Op/Ed: The House was right

The House of Representatives has impeached President Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The president feels he has been wrongfully and unfairly charged. As someone who chose to become a public defender because I identified with the working class and poor communities that have historically borne the brunt of prosecutors rushing to judgment, I ...

 

Letter: Warm hands

Calling all crocheters and knitters!!!! We need hats, gloves and scarves for the first "tie" of the season. We have been given permission by the Council of the Borough of Oxford, PA to once again provide hand-knitted and crocheted hats, scarves and mittens or gloves for those in need. The donated items will be packaged in clear ziploc bags and put around town for ...