Opinion

Kennett Square is blessed to have Leon Spencer |Mar 26, 2017

It was fitting that Leon Spencer was named the 2017 Citizen of the Year by the Southern Chester Chamber of Commerce last week.

LETTER: Republicans want to take away health care from millions |Mar 25, 2017

The congressional Republican health care plan will be a disaster for working families. Their plan will take health care away from 24 million people across the country and impose painful taxes on working people.

LETTER: It appears Eric Roe is going back on his promise |Mar 21, 2017

I attended a debate between Mr. Eric Roe and his opponent just before the November 2016 election. They were running for the office of State House Representative from the 158th district. At that debate Mr.

Politicians abusing redistricting; don’t miss March 28 meeting on gerrymandering |Mar 15, 2017

I can’t count the number of social media posts and news articles that focus on the political divide of this country – and even our small area of Chester County. What I can count is how often parts of Chester County are sliced and diced to create election districts, from state representatives and senators to our Congressional representatives.

Kennett Area YMCA annual campaign begins |Mar 10, 2017

At the Kennett Area YMCA, you may have noticed an unusually high level of energy with four food truck vendors and 13 local vendors to celebrate the kick-off of the 2017 Annual Campaign. In spite of all the fun, there is a serious mission taking place.

Yelton should take a chill pill |Mar 2, 2017

The only reason I could divine Congressman Pat Meehan (7th District-Berks and Delaware Counties) was “Standing Pat”, was so the Editorial (Kennett Paper, Feb. 23) could demean his individualistic Conservatism: “wearing a target on his back (he was very verbally against Trump candidacy) thanks to the gentleman who now in habits the White House”.

Kennett’s After The Bell should be a model for other schools |Feb 27, 2017

Last week, Kennett Middle’s After The Bell program served its 5,000 student. That’s amazing considering the program began in 1988 serving only 45 students.

LETTER: Unionville’s Sanville didn’t deserve 15.4 percent raise |Feb 19, 2017

At the Unionville School Board public meeting on Jan. 23, the board members took the remarkable action of accepting Superintendent John Sanville’s resignation with two years remaining on his current contract.

Eric Roe appears to be very accessible |Feb 16, 2017

Nov. 9 was not a good day to be a Democrat.

LETTER: Trump is destroying democracy at its core |Feb 14, 2017

I have read Mr. Lamb’s Feb 9 letter with both dismay and amusement. Of the various topics he addresses, I will touch on just two.

LCH CEO: Health coverage a necessity for all |Jan 26, 2017

In his first day of office, President Trump has already begun to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. As a citizen, a resident of southern Chester County, and a leader of a non-profit providing health care to the underserved, I must speak out on the critical role that having health insurance plays in the success of individuals, families, and communities.

Is it really necessary to expel students for bringing knives to school? |Jan 22, 2017

Fran Maye’s story of January 19, 20017, in The Kennett Paper, “Three students expelled for bringing knives to school,” causes me to question the benefits of expelling students whose behavior is problematic.

In Unionville, it’s hear no evil, see no evil |Jan 22, 2017

I admit to being one of the dinosaur’s who gets her news from the print in my hand, and I would love to see some honest journalism uncover what must really be happening in our schools.

Rock explains why he resigned from Unionville School Board |Jan 22, 2017

I remained stunned and dumbfounded by our continuing unwillingness to honor the heartfelt requests from several of our minority parents who asked us, following the election, to send a letter to everyone in our community condemning in no uncertain terms intimidation of our minority students and offering our strongest commitment to support diversity and tolerance at the UCFSD.

Be proactive to keep your house in top shape |Jan 19, 2017

“It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; it’s the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.” David Allan Coe

Just how dangerous is Alexa? |Jan 3, 2017

The “willing suspension of disbelief” is the idea that we (the audience, readers, viewers, content consumers) are willing to suspend judgment about the implausibility of the narrative for the quality of our own enjoyment.

Route 52 will be a nightmare during bridge construction |Jan 3, 2017

Why there isn’t a viable alternate bridge crossing created during construction? Route 52 is going to be a nightmare, since transport trucks constantly get stuck on it while turning. At a minimum, I would guess it will take 45 min to cross during rush hour.

Decision to decrease fire company funding endangers public |Dec 27, 2016

The decision by Oxford Borough Council to decrease funding for Union Fire Company and its EMS service is endangering its constituents’ safety. Also, the reported comments by Borough Manager Brian Hoover are infuriating and misleading the citizens of Oxford.

In 2017, let’s make our community even stronger |Dec 25, 2016

Another year is winding down, and what a year it was.

Why Donald Trump has not sued his accusers |Dec 13, 2016

“All of these liars will be sued once the election is over,” vowed now President-Elect Donald Trump in October. This promise came after the lewd taped conversation with Billy Bush led to nearly a dozen women accusing Trump of unwanted sexual advances.

330-acre Crebilly Farm should be preserved |Dec 6, 2016

Editor: I would like to address something very near and dear to my heart: the potential loss of 330 beautiful acres and historic land known as Crebilly Farm. My name is Mindy Worth Rhodes. I grew up at 809 General Howe Drive in West Chester.

Stretch your way to safer, more comfortable travel |Dec 2, 2016

As summer unfolds many of us will hop into a car or board an airplane to head for enjoyable destinations. Although reasons for vacation travel are pleasant, the trip can mean sitting in a cramped position for long periods.

This holiday season, help a child suffering from cancer |Nov 28, 2016

The holiday season is fast approaching, and with it brings the excitement of Christmas trees, gift-giving and family get-togethers. It’s a festive time of year.

JEFF EDELSTEIN: The 15 people you’ll meet at Thanksgiving this year discussing Donald Trump |Nov 23, 2016

There may be five people you meet in heaven, but there will be 15 people you meet at Thanksgiving Hell 2016.

Kennett woman says mission trip to India a success |Nov 20, 2016

I am back in the U.S. after a another successful trip to Pardada Pardadi. I was most grateful to leave the election turmoil behind,not be exposed to another sign or commercial, and not have access to the news over there, missing all of the post election negativity.

Think about it: Stephen R. Covey and his Seven Habits |Nov 3, 2016

“Successful people are simply those with successful habits.” ­— Stephen R. Covey

Zunino will be sorely missed in Kennett Square |Oct 31, 2016

Don’t expect a free ride from no one;

Letter: Nothing but lies and deception from Eric Roe |Oct 26, 2016

In this election season, we’ve been inundated with lies from both parties at the top of the ticket. I had hoped that this local campaign would have been run on the issues, but that has not been the case.

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

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.

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.

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.