RSS Feed from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: The latest news from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: website: all stories The Southern Chester County Weeklies Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:22:06 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Rioting is not the answer for recent police incidents]]> Rioting in the street, blocking traffic and looting stores miss the mark as solutions to curbing police brutality or aggression toward blacks. Those problems take disciplined dialogue, deep reflection on the nature of violence and defining the role of law enforcement at local and national levels.

In recent months there have been noteworthy instances of police actually killing unarmed young black men who should at the most have been simply arrested and taken in for questioning.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:52:51 -0500 2014-12-17T18:52:51-05:00 2014-12-17T18:52:55-05:00
<![CDATA[Generosity abounds in Chester County]]> Recently, Forbes released its list of America's best places to raise a family, and Chester County placed eighth. And according to real estate company Movoto, Chester County is the fourth best place in America to live. Indeed, Chester County is the 24th wealthiest county in the nation, according to Forbes, with a median annual household income of $84,741.

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:53:02 -0500 2014-12-11T16:53:02-05:00 2014-12-11T16:53:04-05:00
<![CDATA[Let's end homelessness in our community]]> If you were in Kennett Square last Friday, you probably saw people carrying posters, walking about town. At first glance, it appears they are picketers, but get close enough, and you can read the signs. "There are 1.7 million homeless teens in the U.S.," or "Do you have a warm place to sleep tonight?," or "Did you know 39 percent of the homeless population is young people under age 18.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:01:33 -0500 2014-11-25T11:01:33-05:00 2014-11-25T11:11:47-05:00
<![CDATA[Why did they vote Republican?]]> Anyone who has followed the most recent mid-term election knows that the Republican Party picked up enough votes to gain control of the U.S. Senate and retain control of the House of Representatives.

During the last election, the Democrats had the representation enough to control the Senate, but not the House.

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:25:19 -0500 2014-11-20T11:25:19-05:00 2014-11-20T11:25:21-05:00
<![CDATA[Book ban vote in Kennett: Censorship dies an ugly death]]> The Kennett Consolidated School board made the correct decision Monday night when they voted not to ban Jodi Picoult's best-selling book "Nineteen Minutes" from the Kennett High School library.

The book is about a school shooting and goes into graphic detail of a date rape and bullying using explicit language.

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:44:20 -0500 2014-11-12T16:44:20-05:00 2014-11-12T16:44:24-05:00
<![CDATA[Editorial]]> Several weeks ago we got the announcement that Oxford had received official state certification of the significance of its historic district.

The area covered is a pretty large part -- about 60 percent -- of the downtown and includes houses and storefronts. But in Oxford's case, it's probably well conceived, because the borough has a lot of charming old buildings and homes that could almost serve as scenery for the filming of a movie about the 19th century.

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:40:02 -0500 2014-11-10T15:40:02-05:00 2014-11-10T15:40:06-05:00
<![CDATA[Regional police force plan appears solid]]> There's a plan that would create a regional police force in four municipalities -- Kennett Square, Kennett Township, London Grove Township and New Garden Township. A study has already been completed, and public comment on the plan at each municipality is expected by the end of the year.

Two of those municipalities -- Kennett Square and New Garden -- already have full-time police protection.

Sat, 01 Nov 2014 13:43:08 -0400 2014-11-01T13:43:08-04:00 2014-11-01T13:43:11-04:00