Tredyffrin Township . . . Community Matters
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On Wednesday, Nov. 18 the public was invited to attend a community meeting at Valley Forge Middle School with the District’s safety consultant from National School Safety and Security Services (consultation fee: $15,500). Chesterbrook resident Doug Anestad attended the fencing meeting and provided the following update of the meeting for Community Matters: The Valley Forge […]
The Pennsylvania budget stalemate has drug into its fifth month but information has now emerged about a possible compromise. State Rep Warren Kampf provided an update via email yesterday which contained the following budget highlights: The plan is reported to contain $350 million in new education funding. What that would mean to Phoenixville, Spring-Ford or […]
PA volunteer firefighters can now ease funding woes by soliciting drivers on the side of the road – Is this what we want for our first responders in Tredyffrin?
PA Governor Wolf signed new legislation last week (Act 57) which allows first responders to solicit donations at stop signs or traffic signals. Fire companies will need to get written permission from the local municipality and the solicitations are to drivers are limited to controlled intersections (stop signs or traffic signals) and are required to […]
Most of the political campaign signs have now disappeared from lawns and public areas. However, in their place, you may have noticed the blue and white lawns sign which have appeared throughout the township with the words, “Thank You Tredyffrin Police … We Honor You”. Without a ‘sponsored by’ indication on the appreciation signs, it […]
Republicans win all 4 seats on Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors and Democratic candidates win 3 of the 5 seats on TE School Board
The results are in for Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors and the TE School Board. Four supervisor seats and five school board seats were up for grabs with only one incumbent supervisor candidate, Paul Olson (R) and one incumbent school board candidate Kris Graham (R) seeking reelection. The four open seats on Tredyffrin Township Board […]
Tredyffrin Township Police Department brings multiple pornography charges against middle school students in the TE School District
Today the Tredyffrin Township Police Department filed multiple pornography charges against three middle school students at TE Middle School and Valley Forge Middle School for allegedly creating and sending sexually explicit images. According to the police report the images included nudity and child pornography. The ages of those charged range from 11 – 15 years old. […]
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Will Lower Merion School District’s handling of teacher’s contract play out similarly in TE School District — Some school board candidates weigh in
Last week a tentative agreement was reached between Lower Merion School District and their teachers. The deal between LM and the union was made in secret, with a process devoid of transparency. The proposed teacher’s contract and its terms were not published for public review. There are rumors that the TE School District is currently […]
Still undecided on TE School Board & Tredyffrin Twp candidates? ‘Meet & Greet’ at St. Davids Golf Club on Wednesday, Oct. 28
Still undecided? Here’s another opportunity to meet the Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisor and TE School Board candidates before Election Day on Tuesday, November 3. The Panhandle Civic Association is sponsoring a “meet & greet” on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 7-8:30 PM. See information below: CANDIDATES MEET AND GREET OCTOBER 28, 2015 The Panhandle Civic Association […]
Improving Public Communication and Transparency, School Fencing, Real Estate Development, Tax Increases — All Important Issues to Tredyffrin Voters
Candidates for the TE School Board and the Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors participated in a ‘Meet the Candidate’ forum sponsored by Chester County League of Women Voters on Saturday. As an audience member, it was clear that as voters we are lucky as most of the candidates had done their homework. The candidates were […]
Tredyffrin Township At-Large supervisor candidates Elva Bankins, Louis Horvath, Trip Lukens & Sean Moir respond
Supervisor Candidates for Tredyffrin Township, At-Large Elva Bankins (D) Louis Horvath (D) Trip Lukens (R) Sean Moir (R) The Tredyffrin Township Supervisor candidates were asked to answer the following question in 500 words or less. Please identify a specific character trait that makes you an effective leader. Give an example(s) of how you have utilized that personal characteristic in […]
Tredyffrin Township District 3 West supervisor candidates Heather Greenberg and Yolanda Van de Krol respond
Supervisor Candidates for Tredyffrin Township, District 3 – West Heather Greenberg (R) Yolanda Van de Krol (D) The Tredyffrin Township Supervisor candidates were asked to answer the following question in 500 words or less. Please identify a specific character trait that makes you an effective leader. Give an example(s) of how you have utilized that personal characteristic in previous […]
Supervisor Candidates for Tredyffrin Township, District 1 – East Paul Olson (R) Incumbent Tory Snyder (D) The Tredyffrin Township Supervisor candidates were asked to answer the following question in 500 words or less. Please identify a specific character trait that makes you an effective leader. Give an example(s) of how you have utilized that personal characteristic in previous leadership […]
What one specific character trait makes an effective leader? Tredyffrin Township supervisor candidates respond
In August, the TE School Board candidates were asked to answer the following question in 500 words or less: Although there are many important issues facing the TE School District, what one issue will you focus on should you be elected? As a school board director, what in your background, experience or education prepares you […]
League of Women Voters Debate for Tredyffrin Township Supervisor Candidates & TE School District Candidates — Saturday, Oct. 24.
The League of Women Voters of Chester County will host “Meet the Candidates” debates in anticipation of the November 3 elections. In Tredyffrin Township, the debates will be held on Saturday, October 24 at the Township Building, 1100 Duportail Road, Berwyn. The Tredyffrin Township supervisor candidate debate is 10 AM – 11:30 AM. The TE […]
“Feeding Thousands” sponsored by St. Luke Lutheran Church in Devon a successful event! Thanks to volunteers and community organizations!
St. Luke Lutheran Church in Devon organized “Feeding Thousands” on Saturday, October 17 (the week of World Food Day). Groups of 10-12 people from the community were invited to participate. All that was needed was volunteers to package the meals and a contribution of $500 to provide the ingredients and supplies. In the past, St. […]
School fencing is important school safety issue to TE School Board — Why not same level of safety concern for 5th grader?
During one of the two comment periods of the TE School Board meeting on September 21, District residents Mr. and Mrs. John Alexander asked the school board directors for assistance with a busing situation pertaining to their son Jackson. The Alexander’s, who live on Valley Forge Mountain, had previously attempted resolution through email and phone […]
What’s that proverb about a “bad penny always coming back”? After last week’s TE School Board meeting, that could be a fair description of the Valley Forge Middle School fencing project. Residents who attended the District’s June 12th Facilities Meeting expected the fencing discussion at Valley Forge Middle School to finally end. But instead, the […]
Thanks to everyone who helped make the Tredyffrin Historic Preservation Trust’s 11th Annual Historic House Tour a success! On Saturday, September 19, eight private homes historic homes and gardens, dating from the Revolutionary War era to the 20th century, opened their doors to the public. Over 500 tickets were purchased for the house tour — […]
Update on TE School District Finances and Tredyffrin Township declares State of Emergency for Pope’s visit
Tuesday night marked TE School District’s first Finance Committee meeting of the new school year. Although I was unable to attend the meeting, my friend Ray Clarke did attend the meeting and shared the following notes from the meeting. Thanks Ray! The TESD Finance Committee opened the 2015/16 season with a relaxed session on […]