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Incumbent State Rep Warren Kampf (R) has Democrat challenger(s) for PA 157 race!

Tue, 2014-02-04 17:29
Democrat Jed Grobstein of Paoli released the following press release today officially throwing his hat in the ring in the PA State House 157 race. Conestoga High School grad and former high school teacher in South Bronx, NY, Grobstein believes that he can make a difference in Harrisburg.  According to the press release, Grobstein will […]
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Chester Valley Trail Phase II section through Tredyffrin Township opens … Think Spring!

Tue, 2014-02-04 15:00
  Looks like Mother Nature has dug her heels in this winter … with 8 or 9 inches of snow on the ground and the weather forecasters claiming there is more on the way tonight, it’s hard to ‘Think Spring’. Further bad news came on Sunday with  Goundhog Punxsutawney Phil forecasting six more weeks of what […]
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Hundreds of Patch employees laid off via phone today!

Wed, 2014-01-29 17:41
Unfortunately, the ax has come down at Patch locations  across the country today.  Our own Bob Byrne at TE Patch  was on the AOL call this morning along with hundreds of others including Sam Strike at Radnor Patch as they were told today would be their last day. From what I understand, the layoffs were […]
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Preserving History Matters: Watershed Moment for Tredyffrin Township, Chester County

Wed, 2014-01-29 10:08
With the recent demolition of the Ann Pugh Farm and as  president of Tredyffrin Historic Preservation Trust, chair of the Annual Historic House Tour and owner of one of the oldest houses in the township, I feel a responsibility to speak out on the state of historic preservation in Tredyffrin Township .   After a […]
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TESD Public Information Committee meeting tonight!

Thu, 2014-01-23 09:52
Tonight at 6:30 PM at the TESD Administration Building, is the first meeting of the T/E School District Public Information Committee, chaired by school board member Scott Dorsey —  click here for the agenda.  Dorsey is committed to improving communication with the public and encouraging open dialogue between the Board and residents. Unfortunately, I am […]
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Affordable Care Act compliance ideas for T/E School Board

Wed, 2014-01-22 11:58
I am passionate about our community’s history and the preservation of our historic buildings and the demolition of the house on Pugh Road has had my attention the last few days. The discussion on the township’s historic resources will continue but I want to get back to other issues, including the TESD budget and the District’s […]
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Ann Pugh Farm … an 18th century Tredyffrin Township historic treasure lost to demolition

Fri, 2014-01-17 23:39
For historic preservationists, the destruction of any historic property is difficult but is compounded when it occurs in your own backyard.  What makes Tredyffrin Township truly unique is its rich architectural heritage:  the old homes and buildings that tell the story of the community’s past, that continue to bring pleasure in the present, and will, […]
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Beautiful 18th Century House is Demolished in Tredyffrin Township — Why?

Fri, 2014-01-17 10:18
When I was looking for houses for the  9th Annual Historic House Tour last year, there was a beautiful 18th century home at 523 Pugh Road in Wayne that was for sale.  The stately home, known as the Ann Pugh Farm, has its early roots in the 1700′s.  The stone farm house, garage, barn and […]
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Tredyffrin Twp Planning Commission agenda — Chesterbrook Shopping Center project & Plans for 250-unit multifamily building in Paoli!

Wed, 2014-01-15 12:00
The upcoming Planning Commission meeting on Thursday has a couple of major township redevelopment projects on the agenda for discussion – Chesterbrook Shopping Center and 250 unit multi-family building with structured parking in Paoli. The applicant for the Chesterbrook Shopping Center project, 500 Chesterbrook Boulevard, LP is back in front of the Planning Commissioners regarding […]
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Affordable Care Act discussion at TE Special Board Meeting — More questions than answers!

Tue, 2014-01-07 18:59
Last night’s special school board meeting included discussion of the Affordable Care Act and how the federal mandate would affect the District and its employees. The District’s ACA experts were Rhonda Grubbs, Wisler Pearlstine attorney (who works in the office of Ken Roos, school district solicitor) and Art McDonnell, business manager for the District. Several […]
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Budget and Affordable Care Act on TE Special Meeting agenda tonight … Is this the precursor to outsourcing?

Mon, 2014-01-06 09:05
There is a special TE School Board meeting scheduled for tonight for 7 PM at Conestoga HS. The two items for priority discussion on the agenda are (1) The Board will consider options to close the projected budget imbalance of approximately $3.1 M for the 2014/15 school year and (2) Presentation of the impact of […]
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A New Year … Take time to look at the stars!

Wed, 2014-01-01 08:12
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore.  Dream.  Discover. ”   ~ Mark Twain Armed with hope, we tackle a […]
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