Year in Review Part IV: stormy start before skies finally calm to end 2011

Elections bring change to school board, new legislative districts rankle some, new road projects discussed By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com The new 7th Congressional District now includes most of the greater Unionville area, beyond East and West Marlborough and appears likely headed to litigation in 2012. Although a year-long political play revealed a final dramatic act and once again...

Year in Review Pt. III: Quakes, Hurricanes, a deal and a super new Super

Quarter’s news includes an earthquake, floods, the hiring of a new schools chief and settling the teacher By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Severe weather continued in the third quarter of 2011 with a hurricane and tropical storm dumping huge amounts of water on the Unionville area less than 10 days apart. In the middle? An earthquake. Summer brought sultry heat and the usual exodus...

Column: an ode to 2011

The year that was in verse, for better or worse By P.J. D’Annunzio, Staff Writer, UnionvilleTimes.com One year and several pounds ago you were sitting somewhere with your friends eagerly anticipating the arrival of midnight. You remembered that ushering in the New Year is a time of renewal: reshaping of the mind, body, and spirit in a monumental effort to improve yourself or your world in...

Year in Review, Part II: Parker retirement headlines busy spring in Unionville

Election race heats up with write-ins, teachers talks get testy and HS project comes under zoning scrutiny By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com The retirement of Unionville-Chadds Ford Superintendent of Schools Sharon Parker led to a multi-month process to find her replacement — and led to some exchanges on why she opted to retire during the fall election campaign. The second quarter of...

Year in Review 2011, Part I: stormy times dominate headlines

Weather, financial crisises drive much of the news of the first quarter of 2011 By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Multiple winter storms — such as this one that knocked down trees over roadways in Pocopson — closed schools multiple times and left local residents to dig out multiple times in 2011. Weather it was snow storms — or political storms — 2011 will likely be remembered...