Letter: Democrats must condemn violence during protests

To The Editor, In his speech at the Democratic National Convention, Joe Biden said “my father taught us that silence was complicity,” apparently not realizing that this statement applies to those in his party today.  Barely a word of condemnation or even of recognition has been uttered over the last several months by Democrats in Congress or by those at the DNC as cities throughout our country...

Wolf asks non-essential Chesco business to close down; 2nd COVID-19 case ID’d in county

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Gov. Tom Wolf is asking all non-essential businesses in Chester County and Bucks County to shut down, days after doing so in Montgomery and Delaware counties to respond to the spread of the COVID-19 virus — as county officials confirmed a second COVID-19 case has been identified in the county. “Over the past two days, we enacted significant social distancing in...

Op/Ed: What do American farmers and asylum detainees have in common? Suicide.

By Sandra Malamed R.N., M.S., Special To The Times Sandra Malamed R.N., M.S. Deaths of despair do not discriminate.  Rising numbers of deaths by suicide have been reported in American farmers. The prevalence of suicide deaths of migrants in detention is equally troubling.  Commonalities of suicide risk factors are easily found in the two groups. According to the CDC, suicide rates in American farmers...