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Good news for Tredyffrin Township residents — 2015 proposed preliminary budget indicates no tax increase!

Fri, 2014-11-21 18:13
This post is follow-up to Tredyffrin Township’s preliminary 2015 budget discussion, at both the Board of Supervisors meeting and the recent budget workshop. At the November 5 supervisors meeting, Township manager Bill Martin presented an overview of the 2014 to date and the 2015 preliminary budget presentation included updates from each of the department heads. […]
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Shire moving Chesterbrook headquarters to Boston – 500 employees expected to leave Tredyffrin

Wed, 2014-11-19 13:44
Sadly, we learned this morning in Joe DiStefano’s Philadelphia Inquirer column that one of Tredyffrin Township’s largest employers is moving the company headquarters from Chesterbrook to Boston. In the Fall of 2012, Shire announced a decision to build a new large office complex on Trammel Crow property at the intersection of Rt. 29 and Yellow […]
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Multi-million T/E budget surplus (again) – $12.4 million surplus in 4 years! Property tax increases for 10 years in a row and still no health insurance for aides/paras!

Fri, 2014-11-14 17:18
In spite of $12.4 million in budget surplus the last four years, TESD residents have seen yearly tax increase and yet sadly, the District still does not provide health insurance coverage to their aides and paras. I have regularly attended school board meetings and associated finance meetings the last 4 years and I have been […]
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Congratulations TE School District — Ranked 3rd in the Country!

Fri, 2014-11-07 07:59
Congratulations TE School District!  ‘Niche’ which measures neighborhoods and cities for livability, compares k-12 schools and reviews over 8,000 colleges and universities has released their 2015 national school district rankings..  The Niche K-12″ report, which compares 120,000 k-12 schools has been released. For those interested in rankings, Tredyffrin-Easttown School District was listed as third in the country […]
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Votes counted and Tom Wolf (D), Ryan Costello (R) & Warren Kampf (R) win

Wed, 2014-11-05 08:37
Don’t know if it was efforts of the political parties and their volunteers, the candidates themselves, the issues or the perfect voting weather of 70-plus degrees but it appeared there was record attendance at many of the polls.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many voters come out in a non-presidential election! Looks like […]
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Look past the negative campaigning and vote tomorrow!

Mon, 2014-11-03 17:08
Election Day 2014 is tomorrow and it cannot come soon enough.  The barrage of negative campaign ads and political mailers has come at a furious pace this year. The constant drumbeat of blame-game messages has reached an overwhelming proportion with last-minute attempts to scare and/or persuade voters.  Instances of negative campaigning among candidates are so […]
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Election Day is November 4 – Who will be the next Pennsylvania Governor, 6th District Congressman and State House 157 Representative?

Tue, 2014-10-14 02:07
The countdown is on.  Like everyone else in this country, the residents of Tredyffrin are looking for solutions. In three short weeks, on Tuesday, November 4, is midterm Election Day. There are obvious signs throughout the township that its campaign season … political lawn signs seemingly reproduce nightly, candidate mailers arrive daily at our doors […]
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Community Matters Getting Off the Backburner

Thu, 2014-10-09 16:30
I have had a number of emails, phone calls and conversations with people – all asking me about Community Matters and expressing concerning that something may be wrong since there have been no recent blog posts.  I appreciate the concern but I am OK, it’s just been a very busy couple of months — the […]
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