Don’t Retire, Refire: What kind of life do you want?

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Is that a “loaded” question? Is there an age limit on asking this question? At what point is it too late in life to ask such a question? There may be some who would think that, if there life isn’t what they hoped it would be or what they wanted it to be, there’s no point in trying anymore. Would that decision be dependent on how old we are? Young...

Change will happen — are you prepared?

By having a plan, you can be ready when things go a little off course By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Change is Inevitable! That is the one thing we can count on, in life! It is how we handle change that makes the difference between maneuvering through a change or being thrown completely off balance by it. The key words in coping with change are strategy, preparation and expectations. You...

Saving the Post Office

Handcuffed by Congress, Postal Service faces a murky future By Nathaniel Smith, Columnist, The Times I’ve always been a fan of the post office. I enjoy getting the mail out of the letterbox attached to my house six days a week; I like knowing that a mail carrier is walking around my neighborhood and going to people’s doors without asking for subscriptions or conversions. I enjoy taking...

Hope for revitalization may finally bear fruit

Community Benefit Agreements could be a win-win for developers, Coatesville By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times COATESVILLE — For nearly two decades, revitalization has been the ongoing refrain in the city. With a handful of notable exceptions, it is the failure of that effort — especially as similar efforts in West Chester, Phoenixville and Kennett Square have taken root — that has left some...