Van de Krol to replace Crossan as Clerk of Courts candidate

Yolanda Van de Krol WEST CHESTER – The county’s Democratic Party announced formally on Wednesday that Yolanda de Krol will replace Maria Crossan on the fall ballot for Clerk of Courts. Crossan withdrew from the race, citing family concerns, earlier this month. The party’s Executive Committee voted unanimously Wednesday night to back Van de Krol. She will face Republican Robin Marcello,...

Nobody asked me, but…

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times To be clear, the small number of misguided souls who call themselves Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists and the like should have no serious place in our public discourse (I’ll make the same argument for anyone, left, right, middle or otherwise who would use violence or intimidation to further their political aims). And aside from the small group of vocal, angry folks...

Letter: A discussion across the deep political divide

To The Editor, I was surprised to receive a knock at my door recently from Jane Donze, Republican candidate for District Judge. I am a registered Democrat. Her opponent in the November election will be Al Iacocca, Democrat. After introductions and some opening discussion, I asked her if she agreed with me that Donald Trump should be impeached. Jane said “Yes”, but added that she didn’t think...

Democrats see massive turnout boost in primaries

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Tuesday’s primaries settled a handful of races, while setting the stage for the fall election battles, as Democratic turnout was noticeably higher than seen in the same primary four years ago — in part because of high profile primaries for the West Chester Mayoral seat, as well as a hotly contested District Justice race in the Kennett/Unionville area. While...

Letter: Donze has shown leadership

To The Editor, In the last several weeks, messages from candidates for Magisterial District Judge have highlighted serious community issues and how they each intend to address them if they are elected. The issues resonate with voters who want these problems to be solved. Unfortunately, the problems of bullying, oxycontin and other drug addiction issues, weapons violations and violence in our schools...

Letter: Fair’s fair in district justice primary race

To the Editor, It’s important to set the record straight. There are misleading statements and information circulating around town regarding the Kennett Square District Judge race as concerns the professions and party affiliations of the five candidates. It should be known once and for all, that Mr. Iacocca is the one and only Democrat on the Democratic primary ticket, regardless of what has been...

The final straw

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Maybe it was when the U.S. House Representatives voted Thursday to blow up the increasingly popular Affordable Health Act and replace it with a non-vetted, closely-held replacement supported by less than 20 percent of voters (the cheering and beer party at the White House didn’t help, either). Or maybe it was when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents...

Cox announces run for District Justice

Dave Cox Dave Cox, a State Constable, has announced he is seeking the District Justice post for the Kennett Square area. “Dedication, loyalty, and availability are what the citizens of our community want,” Cox said in a statement. “A judge that is reachable AND available 24/7. Our community bond will grow stronger, our children will thrive, and our businesses will expand. The 30 years...

Bowden announces run for Kennett school board

Mark Bowden KENNETT SQUARE — Mark Bowden, the bestselling author of “Black Hawk Down” and other titles, announced Tuesday he is running for a seat on the Kennett Consolidated School District Board this year. A resident of Kennett Square Borough, Bowden is seeking the open seat for the borough on nine-member board, and plans to cross-file to run in both the Democratic and a Republican primaries...

GOP, Dems endorse county-wide, judicial slates

The focus on county elections in 2017 has already begun with both county party committees announcing slates of endorsed candidates for county-wide races, judicial retention and district justice races. The Democrats met Wednesday and issued the following endorsements:    Send article as PDF