Opinion

Op/ed: The future of Chadds Ford’s gateway

The time is now for the Chadds Ford community to come together and realize the long-shared vision of completing the loop road system that surrounds Routes 1 and 202. Population growth along this corridor has brought unprecedented traffic delays, accessibility issues, and safety concerns to an important gateway. As a property owner in Chadds Ford for more than 40 ...

 
 

Musings: Baseball and a BB gun

I'm a Phillies fan; have been since I was about five years old. But my sports fan claim-to-fame is that the only time I ever had a season seat for anything was the year the Flyers won their first Stanley Cup. It was an awesome year, from the opening night win over the Toronto Maple Leafs to the 1-0 win over the Bruins that clinched the cup. Fans were so excited that ...

 

Letter: Williams un-American

What makes us Americans? Is it freedom? Opportunity? Second chances and stories of redemption? Underdogs overcoming the odds? Apple pie? All the above, in my opinion. Only in America can we rise from the pits of the darkest struggles to beyond our wildest dreams. I know this firsthand, because it’s my own story; a story I have never hidden from the voters. It’s ...

 

Musings: Meandering memories

It’s interesting how memories blend events in our minds and how intertwined those events are in our lives. Fifty years. October 1972. Specifically, Oct. 20, 1972. That’s the day I was promoted from staff sergeant to mister, the day I was separated from active duty in the Air Force. It was also the first time I heard of a guy named Joe Biden. It was a Friday and my ...

 

Crebilly Update

Letter to editor, So ironic how timing is everything.  The letter below was released exactly six years ago today, in Chadds Ford Live, October 18th, 2016.  It was the very first piece I wrote and read to the Westtown Township Planning Commission, my first plea to pretty much anyone who would listen-  stand up and fight for a better outcome for Crebilly Farm!  Little ...

 

Letter: Support the victims 

You may have read about the recent not-guilty verdict in the WCU sexual assault case in Chester County.  We are writing as this coverage, like most coverage of sexual assault cases, may have the unintended consequence of triggering victims/survivors of sexual violence.  For those victims/survivors who have either faced the same outcome or decided not to pursue a ...

 

Op/Ed: Lafayette and America’s freedom bonded at Brandywine

Some years after the Sept. 11, 1777, battle of Brandywine, written details of the fighting along the Brandywine River weren’t necessary as every reader knew the facts of the valiant American stand against the British army upon the fields of Birmingham Hill and Sandy Hallow. Sadly, few Americans today know the heroics that Gen. George Washington’s army performed ...

 

Musings: Not guilty

This coming Monday is a significant day in history. Not because it’s Labor Day, but because Sept. 5 is Jury Rights Day. What few people realize is that jurors have the right to find a defendant not guilty even if the accused is guilty of the charges. And some of our constitutional guarantees — freedom of speech, religion, assembly, and press — are rooted in that ...

 

Musings: Presidential hypocrisy

In the not-too-distant future, the world may realize that President Joe Biden is a hypocrite. He spent a good part of his career as a United States senator drafting and voting for laws that put people in cages for even possessing cannabis. Now he’s outraged over Russia’s arresting Brittney Griner for bringing hash oil containing THC into that country. Griner is a ...

 

Op/Ed: U-CF distorts the truth

At its meeting on Aug. 15, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board tabled proposed amendments to Policy 203. According to its president, the board did so out of a concern for fairness and a desire to get things right. That is a remarkable distortion of the truth. Policy 203 has an interesting history. It was adopted in 2017 and gave the school board the authority ...

 

Letter: Thank you CFL

As both a Chadds Ford resident and a business owner in Washington State, I rely on Chadds Ford Live as my most important source of local news. No matter where I am, your online format keeps me "in the know" on the local arts scene and its international ramifications, historic preservation and conservation, tourist attractions and events, school activities, business, ...