Opinion

To The Editor: Democrats plan inaugural affirmation

The Kennett Area Democrats had planned an inauguration day protest, but my thinking as vice chairman of KAD, has evolved significantly. In President Obama's farewell address, he asked us to go outside of our political bubbles to find common ground with others. In that context, I realized that the action we were planning was not a protest at all. It is, instead, an ...

 
 

Op/Ed: Rock’s resignation statement

[Editor’s note: Following the op/ed piece by Unionville-Chadd Ford School Board President Vic Dupuis, former Director Michal Michael Rock requested his resignation statement be published in full.] I remained stunned and dumbfounded by our continuing unwillingness to honor the heartfelt requests from several of our minority parents who asked us, following the ...

 

Op/Ed: Rock makes false assertions

As President of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District School Board, I am compelled to respond to the inaccurate and unfair characterizations made by School Board member Dr. Michael Rock, who resigned this week. Upon resigning Dr. Rock shared with the Board a letter outlining his concerns. I am troubled by and disappointed in Dr. Rock’s statements, as he is still ...

 

Letter: To the owners of Crebilly Farm

Dear Robinson Family, My name is Mindy Rhodes. I grew up on General Howe Drive not far from your beautiful farm. When I was a little girl, I called up your mother (or grandmother) to ask her if I could ride my horse, Sir Noble, on the property. I still marvel at the kindness and trust she bestowed upon me… not only to a total stranger… but a kid! I wonder if she ever ...

 

Mary Curtis died unexpectedly in her sleep

Beloved sister and best friend of Jeanne-Marie Curtis, and favorite aunt of Aimee Curtis-Travaglini, Mary Curtis died unexpectedly in her sleep yesterday December 11, 2016. Dire circumstances left her and her husband Earl without funds. Please help us and her husband Earl with memorial expenses. We sincerely thank you. https://www.gofundme.com/33ks7z4 Thank you. ...

 

Letter: Safety first at U-CF

The administration and staff have no higher priority than the safety of our children. We hope to never have to deal with emergency situations – but we train and prepare in the event that the unforeseen happens. Today we experienced one of those events – while we are relieved that there was not a bomb and this was a hoax – we know that there were anxious and stressful ...

 

Letter: Please attend special meeting

A meeting has been arranged with the Chadds Ford supervisors, township engineer, and state Rep. Steve Barrar for Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. There will be a discussion on the commercial development of the Pettinaro property at Route 202 and Ridge Road. While the property is in Concord Township, it abuts Chadds Ford Township This planned development will contain a large grocery ...

 

Letter: Candidate announces for senate

We live in a country that was founded by liberty lovers, with a document called the Constitution. We still are governed under this founding document but, ironically, we often toss liberty to the side in order to achieve some sort of political goals. Each time we do this we sacrifice our freedoms for some sense of security. Benjamin Franklin once said that when a ...

 

Op/ed: Color 5K a bright spot in opioid fight

 On an early November Saturday morning, the Borough of West Chester was filled with county residents of all ages, who were there for a single purpose:  to shine a light – or in this case, splash some brightly colored powder – on the opioid and heroin addiction epidemic that is affecting us all. The facts are terrifying.  According to the Centers for Disease ...

 

Op/ed: Candidate promises needed change

My name is David Cleary, and I am an independent candidate for the state House of Representatives, 160th district. I am not affiliated with any political party, just a citizen running for elected office. I am asking that you consider voting for me on Nov.  8. I am an aircraft systems engineer, project manager, and former Naval officer with the skills, leadership and ...

 

Op/ed: Crebilly Farm merits preservation effort

I would like to address something very near and dear to my heart: the potential loss of 330 beautiful acres and historic land known as Crebilly Farm. My name is Mindy Worth Rhodes. I grew up at 809 General Howe Drive in West Chester. I was born at Chester County Hospital; I graduated from Stetson Middle School and Westtown School. I lived in the big serpentine dairy ...