Letter: Houlahan puts party over country on impeachment

To The Editor, Congresswomen Chrissy Houlahan has joined all but two of her fellow Democrats by voting yes on the resolution to “formally” start an impeachment inquiry into the President of the United States. Once again, Chrissy Houlahan has placed party over the people by blindly following Congressman Adam Schiff and Speaker Nancy Pelosi down the “impeachment” rabbit hole.   ...

Op/Ed: Time for a new culture in the District Attorney’s Office

By Joseph W. Carroll, Former District Attorney, Chester County Joe Carroll (left) and Deb Ryan On November 5th Chester County voters will elect a District Attorney.  I know from having held that office for 10 years the power and responsibility that goes with the position.  As the chief law enforcement officer of the county, the DA can help keep our citizens safe and bring comfort to the victims...

Setting the record straight on blame for the pipeline

Editor’s Note: Corrected the source of the mailers, which is Conservation Voters of PA By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times A popular trope on the Internet is “vote blue, no matter who.” As we’ve seen with the likes of Tulsi Gabbard (not to mention so many GOP examples it is impossible to list them all), blind party loyalty is a massive disservice to our country — and how too many elected...

Op/Ed: The struggles I faced throughout my life have made me the strong, driven, hard-working woman I am today

By Amber Little Turner, Candidate, Chester County Recorder of Deeds Amber Little Turner By the time I was 16 years old, I had been a ward of the state, homeless, lived in countless foster homes, and was a teenage mother. I felt like my life was completely over and my future prospects dismal. However, my mother always reminded me that women especially must be strong and persevere no matter the circumstances. My...

Op/Ed: Preserve law and order in Chester County with Michael Noone

By Christopher P. Gerber, Esq., Special To The Times Christopher P. Gerber The election of Chester County’s next District Attorney will be upon us in less than a month. Voters will have to decide which candidate is best qualified to lead the county’s chief law enforcement agency that is charged with the vital responsibility of keeping the public safe from dangerous criminals and the proliferation...

Letter: Energize PA is an oxymoron

To The Editor, Energize PA, an oxymoron: Are we really serious about combating Climate Change? Why would a bill be introduced that would perpetuate the use of fossil fuels? That’s exactly what we would be doing if the Energize PA package of bills (HB 1100) is passed by providing an $800 billion per project tax credit subsidy for any petro-chemical building project in PA for the next 30 years....

Op from the Ed: GOP, Insurance industry causing move toward single-payer

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Do no harm. That is the first precept of modern medical care. This doesn’t mean standing there while someone is bleeding out, of course, which is the current state of American health care. I was happy to give Guy Ciarrocchi, the president of the Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry, his say last week about not expanding government’s role in health...

Letter: Time to move Pa. toward clean energy jobs

To The Editor, The quest for Climate Change action has reached critical mass with the Global Climate Strike which took place last week.  We can’t depend on the federal government to protect our environment; let’s turn to our own state to start moving away from fossil fuels. By supporting clean energy jobs now while cutting pollution, we can empower workers in the fossil fuel industry to be...

Op/Ed: The importance of a good deed

By Chris Pielli, Special to The Times Chris Pielli Why do people run for political office?  Ideally, it should be to serve the public and put the public’s interest above all other interests, including your own.   I think of Sophocles’ famous quote –“To be doing good deeds is man’s most glorious task.”  I have always tried to keep this in mind.  As a veteran, I have served my...

Op/Ed: Government run healthcare won’t improve care and won’t save money

By Guy Ciarrocchi, President & CEO of the Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry Guy Ciarrocchi Healthcare for the overwhelming majority of Americans is very good.  However, some costs are too high and for some healthcare is not accessible. So, this is the challenge for thoughtful policy-makers.  The question is how to make good healthcare accessible to everyone.  The answer must...