Police forum in Kennett encourages mutual respect and trust |Oct 18, 2016

Last week, about 50 people attended a police safety forum in Kennett Square. It was the first of hopefully many more meetings in which the community and law enforcement come to a greater understanding of public safety.

Who pays what after an auto accident? |Sep 29, 2016

Damages to or Replacement of Your Car - If the accident was the other driver’s fault, his or her car insurance will pay to repair or replace your car. If the accident was your fault and you have Collision Coverage, your own car insurance will pay to repair or replace your car, minus your deductible.

Backpacks and purses: Not your spine’s best friend |Sep 27, 2016

Alas, the new school year is here! On top of every child’s list of school supplies is a new backpack. Backpacks and purses as well, share one thing in common: they’re detrimental to the health of the spine.

Dinniman: Schools are strapped for cash, but $1 billion is spent on testing |Sep 26, 2016

While school funding is in crisis and property taxes continue to rise, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) since 2008 has signed contracts for more than $741 million for PSSA and Keystone Exam testing.

Public officials must always side with public safety |Sep 19, 2016

Public safety should always trump politics, and this became clear at a recent Kennett Square council meeting.

Donna Murray served well at Kennett Public Library |Sep 3, 2016

Editors: I would like to express my disappointment in the resignation of Donna Murray as Director of the Kennett Library. As a 25 year plus participant and volunteer of the library as an Adult Literacy tutor and a Special Events Committee member, I have seen Donna lead functional changes of our library in adapting to the needs of a library of the twenty-first century.

Let’s just appreciate the rights we have |Sep 1, 2016

Editor: We live in a country with inalienable rights. When last I looked, that means rights that can’t be taken away or denied. It doesn’t say rights that are only rights if they reflect what we believe.

Kapernick is wrong to sit out the National Anthem |Aug 30, 2016

To the Editor: The following is a letter to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick

Kennett Library needs new facility now |Aug 22, 2016

Editor: Here we go again. After over two decades of announcing the need for a new library facility, the current library board and earlier library boards have failed to provide a new facility. Instead, the current board is forming another new committee to conduct additional study.

Chester County should not continue to subsidize Philadelphia |Aug 9, 2016

Most municipalities in Pennsylvania have wage or earned income taxes. If you work in a municipality that has an earned income tax but live somewhere else that also charges an earned income tax, the municipality where you work sends the money it takes out of your paycheck back to the municipality where you reside.

Fetick: Zunino did much to improve quality of life in Kennett Square |Aug 3, 2016

Editor: Last month, after more than 40 years of service Chief Edward Zunino submitted his letter of resignation in order to retire from the Borough’s Police Department. Today, the Borough Council officially accepted his resignation.

10 tips for becoming a knowledgeable renter |Aug 1, 2016

On the hunt for a new apartment? A move can be an exciting opportunity to explore a new area or meet new people. However, competitive rental markets can make it difficult to find a desirable place on a budget.

Kennett Square shouldn’t go after non-profits for money |Jul 28, 2016

Editor: I read with dismay Kennett Square Borough’s discussion on taxing nonprofits due to the “burden” they are on Borough resources by not carrying their fair share in taxes; July 21 edition of The Kennett Paper.

Regional police force a great fit for New Garden, West Grove |Jul 26, 2016

There’s a new regional police force that will form Jan. 1, 2017 in southern Chester County, but will it be a good thing?

Volunteers needed for Kennett’s After The Bell |Jul 20, 2016

It’s hard to turn the television or computer on these days without hearing more bad news. Reports about shootings, riots, and acts of terrorism can leave us feeling demoralized and powerless.

The truth about genetically modified foods |Jun 9, 2016

GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals created through genetic engineering, which merges and alters DNA from different species, creating different types of foods not found in nature.

There’s a lot to be excited about in Kennett Square |Jun 7, 2016

The adage “you can never please everyone” is especially true in Kennett Square

Kennett Run another reason Kennett Square is prospering |May 19, 2016

This is all you need to know about the Kennett Run: In the past 26 years, nearly $600,000 has been donated to local charities.

We must protect best teachers from layoffs |May 19, 2016

Editor: Governor Wolf and Senator Dinniman failed students, teachers and taxpayers this past week. House Bill 805 would ensure that the best teachers are protected from layoffs and not simply the ones who are there the longest.

Texting a person you know is driving? You could be in a heap of trouble |May 10, 2016

People acting together in a Criminal Conspiracy can be held equally culpable regardless of who drives the getaway car and who pulls the trigger killing the bank security guard. The same can be true in a joint act resulting in Personal Injury.

Ten years later, remembering the great Barbaro |May 9, 2016

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years.

Why is the adjuster calling after an auto accident? |May 4, 2016

If you have been injured in a car accident in Pennsylvania that was caused by the other driver’s negligence, it’s almost certain that the car insurance adjuster for the other driver will call you.

Garage Youth Center deserves an apology from Kennett Council |May 3, 2016

“This is technically graffiti and only council can allow graffiti.”

OUR VIEW: Let the beer flow in Kennett Square! |Apr 27, 2016

So, the mayor of Kennett Square has gone on record publicly saying he doesn’t mind if people refer to Kennett Square as a beer town.

Tom Brady Deflategate suspension upheld by appeals court |Apr 27, 2016

On April 25, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed the decision of the lower court and reinstated the four game suspension of New England Patriot quarterback Tom Brady arising out of the Deflategate scandal.

Apologies for gridlock in Chadds Ford Saturday |Apr 18, 2016

Editor: What was planned to be a beautiful unique spring event offering treasures, antiques and a beautiful spring day setting of food and music turned into a very very unexpected amount of attendance, traffic issue and regrettable impact to the community.

Kennett Y should not be a scapegoat for Kennett Square’s fiscal crisis |Mar 28, 2016

Editor: I read Mr. Talamonti’s letter to the editor referencing the YMCA with interest. His main point seems to be that the Kennett Y does not adequately contribute to the community, although he manages to deviate to several other marginally related subjects.

Kennett Paper’s Tilda provides valuable service to community |Mar 25, 2016

Editor: I read with disgust the short article in “Unionville in the News” of the March 24 edition of The Kennett Paper about someone who objected to Tilda Tally-ho’s story on the NRA banquet and yet the writer did not give his/her name ‘pretending’ a fear of people with guns.

The YMCA is bleeding Kennett Square dry |Mar 21, 2016

Editor: First off, I would like to thank Mr. McNew for acknowledging my First Amendment Rights. I want to set the record straight. For years I have proposed a $1.00 per month per membership amusement tax on the Y and any other entertainment type venue operating in Kennett Square.

Erin Andrews verdict highlights negligence law applicable to hotels |Mar 18, 2016

The jury in the Erin Andrews negligence case against Marriott Hotels has just rendered its verdict, finding Marriott negligent and responsible for Erin Andrew’s injuries arising out of the peep hole video and awarding compensatory damages of $55 Million.

Kennett YMCA contributes far more than its ‘fair share’ |Mar 15, 2016

Editor: I love the First Amendment.

Should Kennett Square ask Y members to help fund its budget? |Mar 8, 2016

A few weeks ago at a town hall meeting in Kennett Square, one resident proposed that borough officials charge all members of the Kennett Area YMCA $1 per month for the privilege of using facilities within the borough.

A fews ideas to save some money in Unionville |Mar 3, 2016

Editor: As promised a few weeks ago, I am now proposing cost savings that could be useful to the Unionville-Chadds Ford budgets, now and in the near future.

Staying out of trouble in the smartphone world |Feb 29, 2016

A phone used to be just a phone – not now. It’s a phone, camera, video camera, tape recorder, calculator and a mini computer. All of these features make life easier, no doubt. However, some of the features, if used irresponsibly, can get you into big trouble.

In Kennett Square, beer is a top priority |Feb 22, 2016

Editor: Serving Beer seems to be the number one priority for this town anymore. I for one think enough is enough, and I am sure I am not the only one that feels that way. Closing down one of our main streets to dispense beer is bad enough, but doing it on a Sunday afternoon is even worse.

Poe’s message of kindness should be practiced by all |Jan 26, 2016

What a beautiful message delivered by Elder Jerry F. Poe at the 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. CommUNITY Breakfast last week in Kennett Square.

So many caring people in our community |Dec 21, 2015

Boasting a median household income of $62,295, Chester County is ranked as the wealthiest county in Pennsylvania and the 24th richest in the nation.

A place to find really good news |Dec 20, 2015

Do you ever feel as if the events in our world are spinning out of control? Do you ever feel as is our world is like looking into one of those distorted mirrors, in a circus fun house where nothing is as it should be? Do you ever feel as if our world has changed so that what used to be up is now down and what was down is now up? Where what used to be right is now considered wrong and what used to be wrong today is considered right? When you listen to the radio, watch TV, and read the newspaper, do you wonder why there isn’t more good news? Whatever happened to common sense? It sure does seem like the inmates are running the asylum.

Distracted driving: What you can do about it |Dec 10, 2015

Each year thousands of people die and are needlessly injured because of distracted driving, not just limited to texting while driving, Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a driver’s attention from the road including texting; talking on a hand-held cell phone, Bluetooth or hands-free talk on a cell phone; reading maps; operating a navigation system; surfing the web; watching a video; operating climate controls or audio systems; eating or drinking; talking to passengers; or applying makeup.

Let’s keep schools safe with a zero tolerance policy |Nov 9, 2015

Next week, Unionville Chadds Ford School District will host a community conversation on school safety. The meeting is important because it comes on the heels of two very public incidents in which weapons were discovered on district property.

Kennett candidate who filed for bankruptcy explains why |Oct 30, 2015

Editor In response to Whitney Hoffman’s publication of events from of my past:

Hoffman: Kennett candidate had filed for bankruptcy |Oct 29, 2015

Ted Moxon, Candidate for Kennett Township Supervisor has stated in all of his candidate literature that he is a business owner with 25 years experience, numerous employees, and millions of dollars in revenue.

Kennett book bags: We live in a fabulous community |Sep 15, 2015

Over the last couple months, several times we’ve reached out through this newspaper and other media channels to the community requesting assistance for our annual Book Bag drive. In these calls for help, we shared that through the first of August, your response for this year’s drive was considerably less than in previous years.

OUR VIEW: Community pitches in for two great projects |Aug 18, 2015

It certainly is wonderful when the community unites behind a really good cause and helps to make it a reality.

Ray Stackhouse: Being in “Shape” is Relative; Being Fit for Duty is not |Aug 18, 2015

In this time of fitness fads and trends, I submit to you that in the business of firefighting, there is no room for confusing what is and what is not fit for duty.

OUR VIEW: Beer garden in Kennett is a good idea |Aug 4, 2015

It looks as if yet another beer venue is coming to Kennett Square.

OUR VIEW: Kennett Square must not withhold library funding |Jul 10, 2015

On Monday, July 20, Kennett Square borough council will vote on whether it will withhold funds from The Kennett Public Library. On July 6, in a letter to council, Mayor Matt Fetick asked council to consider this request.

Library official urges support at council meeting |Jul 9, 2015

Editor: The Board of Trustees for the Kennett Public Library would like to thank the many members of our community who have come out in overwhelming positive support for the Library and our staff and who are surprised and dismayed by Kennett Borough Mayor Matt Fetick’s recent statement urging Borough Council to vote to withhold funding from the Library at their upcoming July 20th 7 pm meeting due to “his lack of faith in the current Board to lead the Library into the future.

New initiative will help local Latinos |Jul 6, 2015

The population of Hispanics in Chester County is growing by unprecedented numbers. In Chester County, nearly 7 percent are Hispanic, and that number grows by the day.

New law could discourage volunteers |Jun 23, 2015

On April 20, 1999, 15 students and one teacher were killed at Columbine High School by two deranged students with a gun. On Oct. 2, 2006, five girls, aged 6 to 13, were killed in an Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster County by a 32-year-old milk truck driver.