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Below is an excerpt from an op-ed written by State Rep Warren Kampf (R-157). In the article, Kampf is calling for an end to uncivil discourse. He uses a couple of examples in his editorial of uncivil speech, including Dariel Jamieson’s recent letters to the editors. It is not Jamieson’s right to voice her opinion […]
Rather than partisan mudslinging, can we come together and move the Paoli Transit Center project and the economic redevelopment of Paoli forward?
The passage of the $2.4 billion transportation bill which will provide new funding for the state’s roads, bridges, tunnels and transit systems over the next five years, and the subsequent $14.5 million award earmarked for the Paoli Transit Center, brought excitement and renewed hope for Paoli. In discussion for 30 years, the train station project […]
Fantastic News!! PA State Senator Andy Dinniman Announces $14.5 Million Award to Paoli Transportation Project!
I just received the following press release from State Senator Andy Dinniman’s office – what wonderful, unbelievable news!! Dinniman Announces $14.5 Million for Paoli Transportation Center Project WEST CHESTER (November 25) – State Senator Andrew Dinniman today announced that $14.5 million in funding has been awarded toward the Paoli Transportation Project. “This announcement represents my determination […]
Locally elected school boards are the only entity that has the mission of keeping public schools public. They have a vested interest in retaining public control of schools and ensuring quality education since their actions directly impact local community life. Richard Brake, a Republican, was defeated on Election Day in his attempt at a second […]
I attended Tredyffrin Township’s 2014 budget open house yesterday. Although advertised and open to the public, the 8:30 AM meeting was sparsely attended. Of the five residents, four of us were there last year for the review including Ray and Carol Clarke and Bill Bellew. Supervisors Mike Heaberg and Phil Donohue who are members of […]
Just in from Harrisburg – tonight a third vote was taken on the transportation funding bill and it passed 104-95! Apparently, Gov. Corbett managed to persuade some of his fellow Republicans to switch sides! At this time, I have no information on how our local elected officials voted except that 63 Republicans and 41 Democrats […]
PA Transportation funding bill fails – what does this mean for the future of Paoli Transit Center and Turnpike widening project?
Unfortunately, the clock just ran out for transportation funding in Pennsylvania, at least for the near future. Late on Monday night, the proposed $2.4 billion PA transportation funding bill was narrowly defeated on the House floor. The House legislators voted 98 – 103 against the bill, which would have provided new funding for much needed […]
Calling all Civil War Buffs – Bruce Mowday presents latest book, ‘Pickett’s Charge: The Untold Story’ Tonight!
TREDYFFRIN HISTORIC PRESERVATION TRUST FALL 2013 LECTURE SERIES Pickett’s Charge: The Untold Story ~ Bruce Edward Mowday ~ Award-Winning Journalist & Author Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Cost: $15/person Refreshments 7:00 PM – Lecture 7:30 PM Duportail House, 297 Adams Drive, Chesterbrook, PA 19087 Released during this 150th anniversary of the epic battle of Gettysburg, Pickett’s […]
The infrastructure in Pennsylvania is in trouble and our roads, bridges, tunnels and transit systems are not going to fix themselves – they need funding. Earlier this year the PA Senate passed a $2.5 billion transportation funding proposal but the House has yet to vote on the measure … but time is running short for […]
The dust is beginning to settle post-election and I’m going through the stack of political campaign cards that I received over the last month. There were some unkind remarks made from both sides of the political aisle during the campaign; one candidate joking on Election Day, that “all’s fair in love and politics”. There’s going […]
The 2013 Election Day results are in and there are some changes for the Board of Supervisors in Tredyffrin Township and the T/E School Board. National politics and the Tea Party movement certainly appear to have influenced the outcome in some of our local races. In a surprising upset, two Democratic at-large candidates Murph Wysocki […]
Don’t complain that our elected officials are not listening. If we don’t bother to vote our voice will not be heard. Those we elect are guided by what we say – particularly when we vote. And if we don’t vote we are telling them that we don’t care what they do and that is dangerous. […]
On May 16, I wrote, “TE School District … Intimidation to Silence” on Community Matters. From the outside, the school district is the image of excellence by any standard, with its impressive test scores, accomplished, high-achieving students, supportive parents and caring teachers. After receiving many emails and phone calls from teachers, aides, custodians, kitchen workers, […]
Chesterbrook Shopping Center sold at auction for $8.9 million — Here’s hoping that there’s brighter days ahead!
Like many people living in the western section of Tredyffrin, I use Chesterbrook Boulevard to go to Gateway Shopping Center or Valley Forge Park, which has me regularly passing by the sad, nearly empty Chesterbrook Shopping Center. Developed in the early 1980’s, the Chesterbrook Shopping Center is located in the middle a planned mixed-use community […]
Commenters have started a dialogue on the last Community Matters post about the selection of TE school board directors. The discussion is important and I want it to continue. On Tuesday, the TE community will select 4 school board members from the 8 candidates in the race. The following are TESD School Board candidates: Tredyffrin, […]
On Friday, October 25, our community lost a very special person. Losing her courageous battle against cancer, my dear friend Trish Kreek passed away. Her funeral is tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11 AM, St. Peter’s Church in the Great Valley. The consummate public servant, Trish served on the Tredyffrin Township Planning Commission for 19 years (4 […]
Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board director resigns, claiming Board has transparency and communication issues
The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District in southern Chester County is a high-ranking school district and often enjoys the same elite national standing for student test scores, etc. as the T/E School District. As an example, high schools from both school districts received gold level standing in the 2013 US News & World Report with Conestoga […]
NOTE: The TE School Board candidate debate and the Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors candidate debate are now available on the township website, click here. —————————————————- The League of Women Voters candidate debate for the Tredyffrin Township supervisor candidates followed the TE School Board candidates debate on Saturday. The format was the same – 2-minute […]
Yesterday, the League of Women Voters held the TE School Board candidate debate and the Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors candidate debate. I attended both debates. Although the debates were not shown live, they will be available for viewing (Comcast 2 and Verizon 24 channels) sometime after Monday’s Board of Supervisors Meeting. My guess is […]
League of Women Voters to hold candidate debate for TESD & Tredyffrin Board of Supervisors — Saturday, October 19!
Washington always has hogged much of the nation’s political oxygen, and in recent weeks, it has grabbed all of it, and probably some of the other basic building blocks of life, as well. But there is an election scheduled for Tuesday, November 5 and as voters, we have choices to make. The federal government shutdown […]