In the Great Valley School Board primary, State Rep. Duane Milne endorsed Dave Barratt, Pat Gillespie and Andy Daga.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
Duane McCrory's resignation was announced last week.
Malvern Borough is now fielding inquiries from residents interested in filling a Borough Council seat vacated by Duane McCrory, whose resignation was announced at the May 7 meeting: McCrory's term expires on Jan. 1, 2014. According to the Daily Local, the remaining members of the council will select someone join the council within 60 days.
Friday, May 10, 2013
The project, which has not been voted on yet, has divided the Chester Valley Knoll neighborhood.
East Whiteland Township on Thursday released a preliminary plan (PDF) for a connector path between the Chester Valley Knoll neighborhood and Chester Valley Trail. Township supervisors have not yet voted on whether to approve its construction. Chester Valley Knoll residents are split over whether the trail should be built, and the preliminary plan was released due to popular request, according to the East Whiteland Township website: The path would allow residents of Deer Run Lane and nearby roads to access the county trail without venturing onto heavily trafficked Route 401 or West Swedesford Road. It would be built on township-owned land at a pump station. Connector Path Divides Neighborhood Despite being requested by Chester Valley Knoll …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Speaking in Malvern last week, Gov. Tom Corbett said the state's abundant energy resources could make the commonwealth a supplier of energy instead of a purchaser.
Gov. Tom Corbett told a crowd of Chester County business and civic leaders last Thursday that the commonwealth could become energy independent in five or six years. "Right now, we're the fifth-largest energy producer in the country, but we're the second-largest energy field in the world," Corbett said. The prediction came during a discussion of economic and business issues at Chester Valley Golf Club in Malvern. Before a luncheon crowd of about 300, the governor answered questions from 6ABC reporter Nydia Han and a few pre-selected audience members. The topics ranged from corporate taxes to Marcellus Shale to Corbett's recent comments about drug use in the state's workforce, which he said were misconstrued as a cause of the state's high …
Monday, May 6, 2013
A proposed law would lower the value needed for a felony charge in retail theft.
A new bill passed in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives could crack down on retail theft, or make it easier for someone to become a felon. Under House Bill 1000 any incident of retail theft in which the value of the items stolen exceeds $1,000 can result in a third-degree felony charge. Before this bill the cutoff line for a felony charge of retail theft was $2,000. As the law exists now, there are a number of ways one can be charged for retail theft as explained below: The bill passed 195-0 in the House and now moves on to the Senate. Do you support this bill? Let us know what you think in the comments area below.
Friday, May 3, 2013
In an open letter, the candidates running for Great Valley School Board urge their supporters to be honest and respectful.
Editor's note: The following message comes from the seven undersigned candidates on the primary ballot for Great Valley School Board.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Tom Corbett met with business leaders at Chester Valley Golf Club Thursday, at one point citing the Paoli train station as a candidate for a public-private partnership.
Gov. Tom Corbett visited Chester Valley Golf Club Thursday to address Chester County business and civic leaders. Before a crowd of about 300, Corbett touched on topics ranging from the state pension crisis to Marcellus Shale to the changing landscape of the job market in the commonwealth. Governor talks Paoli train station in attached video The discussion was moderated by 6ABC reporter Nydia Han, who asked questions and called on a pre-selected audience members. At one point early in the discussion, Corbett touted changes in the way the state interacts with private companies. He cited faster turnaround times on permit applications and the ability to track the applications through the approval process. He also described a more open policy…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
A new bill in the Pennsylvania House aims to crack down on sex crimes.
A new bill approved in the state House of Representatives aims to crack down on human trafficking and sex work. House Bill 663, which was unanimously passed 195-0 in the House, expands what the state considers "commercial sex acts" and raises the crime of buying or selling people for sex work from a third-degree to a possible first-degree felony. Under the new bill, the definition of commercial sex includes being forced to perform "any sexual activity … in which anything of value is given to or received by another person" and includes "prostitution, participation in the production of pornography, performance in strip clubs and sexual activity … regardless of the age of the victim." As the law is currently written, there are no provisions …
Friday, April 19, 2013
It's not too late to register to vote in the primary election.
The last day to register to vote in the May 21 primary election is Monday, April 22. Individuals applying to register to vote must be: Get more information from Chester County's Voter Services by clicking here. Click here to download your voter registration form.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Senate rejected Pat Toomey's attempt to expand background checks via a controversial gun control amendment voted on Wednesday afternoon.
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey sounded unconcerned in a conference call Wednesday when a reporter asked about the possibility that his NRA rating would be downgraded because of his recent compromise move on gun control. "This is not about the NRA or politics for me," Toomey said. The Toomey-Manchin amendment to expand background checks was narrowly defeated in the Senate on Wednesday afternoon. The vote was 54 yes to 46 no. Sixty votes rather than a simple majority were needed to pass the amendment. Toomey issued this statement just after the vote: “I did what I thought was the right thing for our country. I sought out a compromise position that I thought could move the ball forward on an important matter of public safety. My only regret is that our…