New school board faces challenges early

By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Ah…the peace of the holiday season. After months of, shall we say, intensity here in Unionville, we now on this final weekend of November find ourselves stuffed with turkey, good will and for some, a need for a nice, quiet nap. Others, like yours truly, have to start the preparations for getting out the holiday lights and sorting through the holiday...

Stumpo excited by new role in Pocopson

Township’s receptionist wins election to board of supervisors, ready to meet new challenges By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Pocopson's Ricki Stumpo won election to the township's Board of Supervisors. POCOPSON — She’s used to being something like the face of the township, but now as an elected official things are likely to be a little different for Ricki Stumpo. Stumpo,...

Election 2011: the move to the middle?

Can moderation be the winner in this year’s school board election? By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com So what lessons are we to draw from this past week’s elections? Does this represent some sort of mandate to raise taxes, spend lots of money and basically go nuts when it comes to the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District? In a word (a really short one): no. No more than 2009’s...

Letter: Do says thank you

To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the voters of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District who came out to vote in the recent election for the School Board of Directors.  As I said many times, this election has a greater impact on local families and community members than the Presidential election, and I appreciate all those who took the time to make their voices...

New board members could mean different approach

Members signal willingness to set aside differences and find ways to come together By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Next month, when the Unionville-Chadds Ford Board of Education formally meets to reorganize, the body will have a decidedly different look — just in time to take on a new budget and some looming policy issues — and potentially grappling with concerns about the state...

Letter: Bushelow says thank you

To The Editor: Thank you to everyone in Region B of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District for voting for me.  I assure you that I will make good decisions for our school district. Unfortunately, I did not get around to every polling place Tuesday afternoon, but am truly grateful to everyone for their support.    Send article as PDF   

Do, Lindner, DuPuis, Murphy win

For second straight election, voters call for big changes in Unionville school board By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Winners in Tuesday's Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board elections: top left, Gregg Lindner, top right, Victor DuPuis, bottom right, Frank Murphy and bottom left, Kathleen Meehan Do. It looks like for the second straight election the Unionville-Chadds Ford Board of...

Murphy: A lot accomplished in two years, more to do

Unionville board candidate points to contract, HS renovation management as highlights of his term By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Frank Murphy In just two years, a lot has happened and often, Frank Murphy has found himself in the middle of it. Murphy, one of five candidates seeking a Region C seat for the Unionville-Chadds Ford Board of Education, found out he had a very short time...

Vote as if, oh, about a half billion is at stake — it is

Lousy odd-year election turn out makes little sense if you think about it By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Tuesday is Election Day. Yes, this Tuesday. No, not the one in 2012 that political commentators have themselves in a tizzy over. “There’s an election this year?” Yeah. I’ve heard that too many times over the last decade during odd-numbered years. Nope. This...

Trigg: curriculum is a focus

Two-term Unionville-Chadds Ford Board of Ed. member enjoys the nuts and bolts of education; points to continued improvement in district schools By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Timotha Trigg It doesn’t take long for Timotha Trigg to make it clear why she enjoys serving on the Unionville-Chadds Ford Board of Education: “I’m a curriculum person,” said Trigg, an eight-year member...