Opinion

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 ...

 

ChesCo ready for public health emergencies

Public health emergencies can be fast-moving and unpredictable. They can affect many people instantly and stress healthcare response organizations quickly. Strong partnerships, consistent planning, and frequent testing through exercises are essential for Chester County to maintain preparedness for a public health emergency. Chester County recently participated in ...

 

Letter: Consideration of the Toll Brothers sacrilege has a new date

The final planning commission meeting for Toll will be on Wednesday, November 20th at 7:30 pm at the Westtown Township Building.   Vince Moro Neighbors for Crebilly  

 

Op/Ed: Charter school funding same as public schools

Pennsylvania is overdue when it comes to reforming charter school laws. Parents and taxpayers are weary of the untruths that are often purported to prevent any type of charter reform. It’s also worth noting that proponents of charter reform are quickly and often accused of “trying to shut down charters” which is untrue. Advocating for transparency and fiscal ...

 

Letter: Re-elect Scottoline as Pennsbury supervisor

Scotty Scottoline is running for re-election as supervisor in Pennsbury Township. During two terms in office, he has demonstrated his commitment to achieving the top goals for the township government expressed by residents in a questionnaire for the 2006 Comprehensive Plan, which Scotty managed while on the Planning Commission from 2003-2006. Most important were the ...

 

Musings: A symptom of war

The rate of veteran suicides is more than disturbing. It’s been reported that 22 United States veterans commit suicide every day. That’s twice the rate of the general population. A group of Pennsylvania state legislators are looking for a solution, but all they will wind up doing, at best, is treating a symptom. In an attempt to find “a legislative solution” to those ...

 

Letter: It’s about integrity

In a recent news article regarding the theft of my campaign signs by former Kennett Supervisor Michael Elling, a well-known supporter of my opponent Hunter Tower. However, this article includes the following quote from Mr. Tower’s official response to the incident that I found profoundly unsettling and disingenuous: “It has come to our attention that someone has ...

 

Musings: Politics and pot

The Pennsylvania Legislature has an opportunity to do the right thing, the re-legalization of marijuana. Yes, re-legalize. Remember, it wasn’t always illegal to grow, sell or use the plant. But the legislature is made up of politicians. So, what are the odds that they actually do the right thing and for the right reason? It’s long past time to re-legalize cannabis ...

 

Op/ed: Funding essential for community health centers

Health care is a top issue on voter’s minds and with good reason. Everyone seems to have a story about how difficult it is to see a doctor, fill a prescription, or access affordable care. Congress is debating a lot of fixes, but one solution they should focus on has already been making a difference for more than 50 years: community health centers. Health centers care ...

 

Letter: Support Cardamone

I am writing to ask readers to support Andrea Cardamone for judge of the Chester County Court of Common Pleas on election day, Nov. 5. Andrea is one of only two candidates in the race (along with Charles Gaza) who was rated “Qualified” by the Chester County Bar Association. She is the only candidate in the race endorsed by all three major law enforcement ...