Opinion

Op/Ed: A time for choosing

Before SARS-CoV-2 invaded America, Unionville existed in a sort of Lake Wobegon-like bubble.  Political differences among neighbors did not matter to many of us because, frankly, life was pretty good the way it was. However, over the last two years, that façade has crumbled as adults who should know better continue to shamelessly rip innocence and rites of passage ...

 
 

Musings: School boards and parents

It's been a tough year for school boards around the country. But it's been tougher on parents with school-aged children. Parents in states across the country have expressed anger at mask mandates, at Critical Race Theory being pushed into the curriculum, and for including and, in some cases promoting LGBTQ life. Granted, many of those reports are from conservative ...

 

Op/Ed: Civility around the holiday table

We’ve all been there: You hear that relative make a comment – insensitive, political, take your pick – and your blood pressure rises, a response builds in your mouth, it takes everything to not react. This remains an unfortunate issue many Americans face, especially around the Holiday Season. As we gather around our respective tables there will almost undoubtedly be ...

 

Musings: Resiliency of the Youngs

One couldn’t blame Anthony and Katie Young if they wanted to repeal 2020 and 2021. But, unfortunately, those two years haven’t been kind to them. Granted, the last two years haven’t been pleasant for most people, but the Youngs could be considered the poster children for Murphy’s famous law that if anything can go wrong, it will. But they can also be the poster ...

 

Letter: Hoffman’s false accusation

My opponent, Whitney Hoffman, has accused me of making misogynistic comments. “Misogynist” means “women hater.” She should be ashamed of herself. In my campaign for Kennett Township supervisor, I have avoided all personal attacks on her, concentrating only on her lack of accomplishment and her inadequate performance. This is not the first time that my opponent has ...

 

Op/ed: Keep U.S./France friendship

One brief, vivid and unforgettable comment, at least one that should not be forgotten, was boldly stated. A French military officer told a gathering in Yorktown that in today’s dangerous and unstable world, we must retain our staunch and long-lasting friendships. Without strong alliances, both France and the United States are in peril. His words were heard and ...

 

Letter: Democrat for Gamble

I’ve been an active Democrat since JFK ran for president. More recently I worked to elect all three Democratic Kennett Township supervisors and served under them for almost five years as the township’s director of Sustainable Development. So why am I now voting for Republican Geoff Gamble rather than Democrat Whitney Hoffman? Our township’s own forensic auditors ...

 

Op/Ed: Township and principle over party

For generations, every member of my family, on both sides, has voted for Democrats. I have been left with no choice but to break with that tradition in this year’s election and vote for the Republican running for Kennett Township Supervisor, Geoffrey Gamble. My entire immediate family, and an increasing number of other loyal Kennett Democrats, are doing the same. I ...

 

Op/Ed: Masking decision in UCFSD

We are going through challenging times. Covid-19 is testing us. We are winning this fight, but it is costly. We have already lost an estimated 700,000 of our fellow citizens and another 4 million worldwide. That’s the human loss and doesn’t even consider the loss of jobs, businesses, livelihoods, education, increases in mental health issues, and much more. The ...

 

Letter to the Editor: U-CF board avoiding parents

After the August school board meeting, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District board members decided to retreat to a virtual format in order to avoid having to face parents who could not be trusted to act with "civility" and, in the words of Board President Jeff Hellrung, because there was a controversial topic "likely to spark even more parent anger than masks" ...

 

Letter to the Editor: Playground and sewer plant

Recently the Philadelphia Inquirer (Monday, Aug. 23) printed an article “An ‘environmental justice’ fighter.” This contained the ongoing discussion of a woman who has continued to fight for her neighborhood in Chester. Her fight concerns the trash to steam and other facilities that are breaking down waste. This brings to mind the decision by the Chadds Ford Township ...