Opinion

Letter: Ramunno on Ramunno

I have resided in Pennsbury Township with my husband and three children for 17 years. I have 35 years of legal experience.  After high school, I worked in various legal jobs including as a paralegal while going to school at night.  I have been an attorney for 23 years admitted to Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida. As a sole practitioner in, Media I have a very ...

 
 

Letter: No false promises from Donze

Messages from candidates for magisterial district judge have highlighted serious community issues and how they each intend to address them if they are elected. Unfortunately, the problems of bullying, oxycontin and other drug addiction issues, weapons violations and violence in our schools occur at the juvenile and adult levels throughout our seven communities. But a ...

 

Letter: Donze is best 

A local race for magisterial district judge presents a challenge for the uninformed or misinformed. Since November’s election, many voters have openly pledged to “get more involved,” to look for the best candidate, and to better educate themselves. Through a review of candidate websites, supporter websites, people who know the candidates, words out of the candidates ...

 

Letter: Ambulance companies need help

The severe fiscal plight of ambulance services across Pennsylvania was highlighted this week in an editorial in neighboring Lancaster County. That same editorial could have been written about ambulance services in Chester County as the same frightening facts are applicable. Dean Bollendorf, president of the Ambulance Association of Pennsylvania, was quoted as saying ...

 

Letter: Kudos on the trail

My heartiest and sincere congratulations to Chadds Ford Township, Debbie Reardon, and Ginny Logan's Brandywine Conservancy.  (I couldn't attend due to back difficulties and walking).   So much work by so many folks over so many years.  Congrats again! Bruce Prabel Chadds Ford Township

 

Letter: Reason for a school time change

Dear Parents and UCFSD Community, Four years ago, students from Unionville High School approached our Board and administration lobbying for a later start time. They cited the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, National Sleep Foundation, American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, all of whom acknowledge that ...

 

Musings: Sessions and Franklin

Attorney General Jeff Sessions should have a talk with Major Neill Franklin. He might learn something. Sessions should also learn from history, but he's not alone in that. All prohibitionists — whether they want to prohibit drugs or guns — should learn from history. But, of course, the first question you probably have is: "Rich, who the heck is Major Neill Franklin?" ...

 

Letter: Dear Mr. Semon

Dear Mr. Semon, You may recall a short phone conversation with me back in November, when you took the liberty of returning my call to your office.  I greatly appreciated your time on my behalf.  From our brief conversation, I learned that you are capable of being patient and listening.  I learned you have a sense of humor.  I learned you possess good qualities.  And, ...

 

Op/Ed: After the Bell growing stronger

It was a wonderful week at After-The-Bell as we celebrated welcoming our 5,000th student into our unique after-school program. In honor of the mission of our founders, no child or family has ever had to pay for the structured and meaningful activities we offer. When John and Denise Wood and Marshall Newton created the Kennett After-School Association back in 1998, ...

 

Op/Ed: Sanville wrong for U-CF

At the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board public meeting on Jan. 23, the directors took the remarkable action of accepting Superintendent John Sanville's resignation with two years remaining on his current contract. This is probably the best thing this current board has ever done. However, right after this action the board took what is probably the worst decision ...

 

Letter: Better plan needed for Crebilly

Crebilly Farm is an historic landmark in Chester County and part of the Brandywine Battlefield. She is one of the last three large, open spaces left in Westtown Township and is currently threatened by mass development. Located North and South between West Pleasant Grove Road and Route 926 and East and West between Route 202 and South New Street, her breathtaking, 322 ...