Opinion

Letter: Three reasons for Iacocca

There are three things that make Al Iacocca a stand-out person to be magisterial district judge: his law and court experience, his remarkable civic outreach in our community and his temperament. Al has had not only a long-standing and ongoing experience as a criminal and civil lawyer for years doing all of the court representations for his clients that this entails, ...

 
 

Op/ed: Chadds Ford should oppose gerrymandering

I lived in Manhattan, in the 1970s. The Democratic Party ran the town and elections were decided in the primaries That’s when I learned about “gerrymandering.” New Yorkers knew that voting district lines were drawn to favor certain groups and candidates. It was unfair, but I didn’t know what I could do. Fast-forward to now. For the past five years, I’ve lived here in ...

 

Letter: Vote to support open space

Chester County’s unspoiled scenic landscapes are priceless. But as you drive around Chester County these days, you can’t miss the bulldozers, flattened brown earth and construction equipment in fields that were previously open and green or full of thriving crops. The dwindling open scenic landscapes we all enjoy are under threat as pressure from developers steadily ...

 

Letter: Donze has the right temperament

Judicial temperament describes a judge's general attitude toward the law, litigants and other judges. According to the American Bar Association, judicial temperament means that a judge exhibits "compassion, decisiveness, open-mindedness, sensitivity, courtesy, patience, freedom from bias and commitment to equal justice." Passing judgment is based on truth, facts, ...

 

Letter: Donze gets my vote

As a 30-year resident of Pennsbury Township, licensed attorney and law professor, I would like to offer my perspective on the race for magisterial district judge for our community. I have reviewed the legal credentials of both candidates and Jane Donze will get my vote. This is a judicial position. Having tried and argued cases since 1983 and now as a law professor, ...

 

Op/ed: Preserve Chester County land

Most of us living in and near West Chester have learned of the pending sale and development of the iconic land in Westtown Township called Crebilly Farm.  Born and raised in West Chester, I rode my horse on the property as a young girl.  I cannot imagine West Chester without Crebilly Farm and took for granted that it would always be there.  Crebilly Farm is part of ...

 

Letter: Donze is best choice

Two candidates are in the race for magisterial district judge, Jane Donze and Al Iacocca. In all elected positions the voters are the employers, the candidates are applying for the job, the paycheck is non-negotiable, and the term is fixed. So the judge we hire, friendships and politics aside, needs to hit the ground running with the understanding and experience of ...

 

Re: Murphy: ‘Difficult’ running as a Republican

Re: Murphy: ‘Difficult’ running as a Republican Chadds Ford Democrats are also encouraged to vote on November 7. Delaware County has 6 outstanding Democratic candidates running at the county level. Brian Zidek and Kevin Madden, experienced businessmen, are running for more openness and accountability on County Council, with no tax increases. Kelly Eckel, candidate ...

 

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 ...