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What to do: Hometown fun, fireworks & festivals

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  By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times   Independence Day has arrived and that means it is time for two of Chester County’s longest-running and most popular Fourth of… Read more »

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On Stage: Rock, indie-pop, bluegrass & more hit music scene this week

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By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times   Two major factors a band needs to achieve success and longevity are the ability to write good songs and the maintenance of… Read more »

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A time for joy and a time for justice

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Same-sex marriage ruling makes America and Chester County a fairer, better place to live By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times SAN FRANCISCO — On this cool, cloudy Sunday morning, this… Read more »

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Supreme Court ruling means rights for all

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Same sex marriage ruling affirms individual rights when legislative action is stalled By Nathaniel Smith, Columnist, The Times It is well worth downloading the full Obergefell v. Hodges decision at… Read more »

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One man stands between the people and medical marijuana

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Our dysfunctional legislature hits new highs for foolishness By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Greetings from one of the last Internet outposts not hacked by the Chinese (we don’t rate)… Read more »

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Is it time to look at the role of standardized tests in schools?

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Also: if teacher unions demand raises, they should say what to cut from education programs to pay for it By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The rising tide against Common… Read more »

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Op/Ed: Does high-stakes testing improve education?

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By Michael T. Rock, Director, Unionville-Chadds Ford Board of Education As the debate on No Child Left Behind and the Common Core heat up and as Pennsylvania’s school districts gear… Read more »

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Letter: Knauss gets it wrong

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To The Editor,  Once again, Keith Knauss gets it wrong. At the May 18 School Board meeting, Mr. Knauss stated that the Teachers’ Association is proposing an 4.6% increase in… Read more »

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Letter: What does Keith Knauss really want?

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To The Editor, In a recent Unionville Chadds-Ford Board meeting, Director Keith Knauss advocated for stalling the negotiations process so that the contract with UCF teachers expires and goes into… Read more »

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What’s that smell? Not manure, but District Justice races

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Primary battles have gotten childish and turn off voters By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Ah primary season. Like the odor of manure from the mushroom houses, you can smell… Read more »