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   

Laverty announces run for District Justice

Bruce W. Laverty Bruce W. Laverty, Esq. has announced his candidacy for Magisterial District Judge for District Court 15-1-01, which covers three precincts in West Chester Borough and all of East Bradford and West Bradford Townships. Laverty has been practicing law for 24 years, starting as sole practitioner, then partnering in various law firms, and now practicing as Laverty Law Offices in Downingtown,...

Donze announces run for District Justice

Jane Donze Kennett/Unionville area attorney Jane Donze declared her candidacy for Magisterial District Judge for court # 15-3-04 – the seat vacated by Hon. Daniel Maisano who retired last year. The court serves Birmingham, Pennsbury, Pocopson, Newlin, Kennett and East Marlborough Townships and Kennett Square Borough. The Magisterial District Court holds preliminary hearings in all felony and...

Impact of Trump election begins to shake up local politics

New president will cast a deep shadow over 2017 elections and area schools By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Things boiled over and got a bit testy Monday night, as a simmering feud between two Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Board of Education Members Michael Rock and Jeff Hellrung erupted during the board’s work session, Monday night. The dispute was putatively over issues related to...