Opinion

Op/Ed: Keep fighting for Crebilly

I took a drive past my childhood home the other day off General Howe Drive, near Crebilly Farm.  So much change along the way, so many fields once home to cattle, horses and farmland were almost unrecognizable to me. I realize change is part of life but it can sure be hard to swallow sometimes. My childhood home was on the market again, a dairy barn renovated by my ...

 
 

Letter: ‘Little Gray House’ needs your help

Dear Friends of the Sanderson Museum: Since I became the Curator in 2006 and actively became involved with the collection in 2008, many tasks and projects have been performed to ensure the preservation of our important collection of art, artifacts and items.  During this time, we have been able to share many pieces of this collection with visitors to the museum, as ...

 

Letter: Stoneleigh is not safe

Dear Friends, Today’s Philadelphia Inquirer features an article that asks the question, “Is Stoneleigh Safe?” Sadly… bewilderingly… the answer is still no. The Lower Merion School Board voted Monday night to move ahead with its purchase of the former Clothier estate as the site for a new middle school. But their purchase is contingent upon finding space for their ...

 

Op/Ed: A Needed Neighborhood

While in Washington, D.C., recently, I went to see Won’t You Be My Neighbor? with my husband and my son. The new documentary tells the story of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, which aired on public television from 1966 to 2001. I remember watching Mr. Rogers at 5:30 every night with my children from the time they were toddlers until grade school. He had such a calming ...

 

Op/Ed: Make a meaningful change at home

Sometimes, efforts to make the home more “green” or sustainable fall flat of their noble intentions. The growing trend of eco-consciousness is becoming superficial and losing its true meaning: to lessen the human impact on the planet. The following tips are designed to help families get back to the true meaning of sustainability in effective and easy steps. Conserve ...

 

Letter: New state law prevents land condemnation

Dear Friends, Last Thursday, the Cumberland Valley School District withdrew its Declaration of Taking of the McCormick Farm and Natural Lands-held conservation easement in Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County! As the School District’s statement makes clear, the district reversed their decision to condemn the McCormick Farm as a direct result of the passage of ...

 

Letter: School board needs new plan

Ignoring the results of their own constituent survey, and aided and abetted by a consultant, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board appears to be moving toward approval of a $10 million long-range spending plan for “outdoor facilities,” even though no significant shortcomings in the current facilities have been identified. By large margins, participants in the ...

 

Letter: Take Stoneleigh off the table

The Lower Merion School Board announced at its meeting on Monday night that it had reached an agreement to purchase the former Clothier estate at 1860 Montgomery Avenue for use as the site of a new middle school. We welcome the School District’s efforts to find an alternative to Stoneleigh for the school and this could be a positive step. Unfortunately, though, the ...

 

Letter: Petition to save Stoneleigh

When we began our fight to Save Stoneleigh, we said that we would pursue every option to protect the soaring trees, the grand Olmsted landscapes, and the serenity and magic that is Stoneleigh. We asked you to help and you responded with remarkable force. The Save Stoneleigh petition has 27,000 signatures, the School District’s inbox has been flooded with hundreds of ...

 

Letter: Longwood catches flak

I’m compelled to write to all taxpayers in Kennett Township to correct a dangerous misimpression concerning the recent tax levied by the supervisors for public safety. The Longwood Fire Company does not receive a penny of additional funding from the new public safety tax. We actually receive less money from Kennett Township since the forming of the regional Fire/EMS ...

 

Letter: A vote for Spahr

Someone recently asked me what the difference was between the two democratic candidates running the 160th Legislative District.  For me, it comes down to one thing: the candidate. They’re both Democrats.  They’re both essentially fighting for the same things. What makes them different is how they have approached an issue that is important to me. I’m an advocate for ...