Letter: Keep ‘Indians’ but embrace true Native Americans’ history

To The Editor, Football season is just starting for the Unionville-Chadds Ford Indians. Parents and coaches shout “Go U” to the players.  Its catchy, but it struck me as odd that “Go Indians” is never heard.  Asking around it seems parents are shy about the school’s mascot. Reading between the “let’s not go there” responses I’ve gotten to the topic led me to believe many...

Letter: Trump message – it’s OK to be a bully

To the Editor, As this election season mercifully winds up, it was interesting to hear Melania Trump speak Nov. 3 in Berwyn.  Part of her message was about empowering children and women, and working to prevent put downs and bullying-an admirable goal.  The irony is that her husband is a textbook case of acting like a bully.  His overreaction to any criticism brings out the worst in him,...

Letter: Proud of Kampf’s local focus

To The Editor, I am very happy that Warren Kampf is my State Representative because he does a lot for the Borough of Phoenixville. Of course I am impressed and approve of his bipartisan work in Harrisburg on big issues ranging from education to government reform, but I am more grateful for what he does here at home. Not only is he a member of many local groups dedicated to improving our lives here...

Letter: Republicans, you own this

To The Editor, Donald Trump and Secretary Hillary Clinton faced off their final debate, and once again Mr. Trump found new ways to embarrass the Republican Party – and those in the Chester County Republican Committee and their candidates who have continued to endorse him.      Send article as PDF   

Letter: New funding needed for Growing Greener

To the Editor:  Pennsylvania’s Growing Greener program has a proud history of success in protecting our water, conserving our natural lands, preserving our family farms and providing outdoor recreation.  However, much work still needs to be done in order to ensure future generations have access to clean water, locally-grown food and public parks, trails and recreational opportunities.  ...

Letter: We need Kampf’s fiscal discipline

To The Editor, We need State Representative Warren Kampf now more than ever, we need his fiscal discipline, we need his continued work to cut wasteful government spending and we need his leadership on budget priorities that match what his constituents want.  While we need him now, we should all be happy that he was there for us the last two years when there was a proposal to raise the income tax...

Letter: Aug. 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day

To The Editor: Drug overdose is a leading cause of accidental deaths in Pennsylvania. The rate of overdose deaths in the state has increased by 14% in recent years and is significantly higher than the national average. Government alone cannot fix what is wrong in society, but it does have an important role to play. The government can coordinate and connect systems so that there is less redundancy,...

Letter: Chester County needs new leadership

To The Editor, When we move forward together, we move forward farther. It is often the case that elected officials like to talk about how great they are more than they like to talk about how great the people they serve are. That is fundamentally un-productive because it means that they’re focused on their own accomplishments instead of the community’s accomplishments. A “we” attitude is...

Letter: Our community supports correctional officers

To The Editor, I would like the Chester County Correctional Officers to know that our community thanks them and stands with them, and I would like to thank Chris O’Donnell from Teamsters Local 384 for bringing to everyone’s attention the ways in which Chester County’s correctional officers and taxpayers are being unfairly treated. As an attorney who frequently visits Chester County Prison,...

Letter: A property tax reform suggestion

To the Editor: Every election cycle legislators trot out statements that they are going to do something about property taxes, and as sure as spring follows winter, nothing gets done and that issue gets put away until the next election season.  It’s time to stop paying lip service to we, the taxpayers, and do something. I’ve been paying property taxes for 28 years, so I understand the struggles...