Letter: Houlahan must condemn Black Lives Matter rioting

To The Editor, It is inexcusable that so many Democratic politicians, including U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan (PA-6), have failed to condemn the Black Lives Matter riots.  These demonstrations began as peaceful protests but have evolved into destructive rampages that have caused untold damage to lives and property in numerous cities throughout our nation.  Following selected Internet links...

2020 Leg. Candidate Questionnaire: Tom Killion, 9th Senatoral District

Tom Killion Editor’s Note: As has been our tradition, The Times sent our its annual questionnaire to all Chester County legislative candidates, via their respective party. We publish these responses entirely unedited and unfiltered to give readers an honest assessment of the candidates and their positions. They will be published as candidates return them to us. Although there are many major challenges...

2020 Leg. Candidate Questionnaire: Carolyn Comitta, 19th Senate District

Carolyn Comitta Editor’s Note: As has been our tradition, The Times sent our its annual questionnaire to all Chester County legislative candidates, via their respective party. We publish these responses entirely unedited and unfiltered to give readers an honest assessment of the candidates and their positions. They will be published as candidates return them to us. Although there are many major...

Letter: Killion is a true public servant

To The Editor:  The current political environment is toxic. We are rightfully tired of politicians. However, Senator Tom Killion stands out as an atypical public servant, an outstanding individual who cares deeply about his constituents. Sen. Killion is down to earth, a great family person who gets things done in a bipartisan manner. Tom played a key role in getting the PA Senate Bill 1108 passed...

2020 Leg. Candidate Questionnaire: Eric Roe, Republican for State Rep., 158th District

Editor’s Note: As has been our tradition, The Times sent our its annual questionnaire to all Chester County legislative candidates, via their respective party. We publish these responses entirely unedited and unfiltered to give readers an honest assessment of the candidates and their positions. They will be published as candidates return them to us. Eric Roe,GOP candidate, 158th District 1. Although...

Letter: Emmons is wrong for PA-6

To The Editor, This Election Day, voters in Chester and Berks counties selecting their representative in Congress will have to choose between a military veteran with a solid record of public service, and a virtually unknown man whose only apparent accolade has been his record of success in business.  That, in short, is the choice for voters in Pennsylvania’s 6th district. John Emmons has never served...

Chester County announces steps for November election support

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Board of Elections approved this week a number of measures to ensure the eligible ballots of all county voters are counted in the November 2020 Election. Those measures include the placement of 11 locations for secure drop-off of mail-in and absentee ballots, and the addition of two satellite election offices. From Tuesday, Oct. 13, drop-off locations will be open...

Op/Ed: Gerrymandering, who it affects and what you can do

By Nadya Dato, Special to The Times Nadya Dato I’ve always taken an interest in government. The rules and regulations of our society help us coexist, and I’ve always believed following these rules brought fairness and equality to everyone. As I’ve gotten older though, I’ve come to realize that isn’t true – not only are the rules unfair, but some choose not to play...

Trump is a racist; if you support him, are you?

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa The truth has a mighty power to bring itself to the forefront, making it impossible to ignore. The shootings in Wisconsin this week again shone a light on what might be the mightiest truth in our country right now: we still have a racism problem. As in too many of us white folks are pretty freakin’ racist. Still. Still. Here in Chester County, one of...

Mad about the pandemic? Don’t blame Gov. Wolf

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Don’t blame Gov. Tom Wolf. With COVID-19 cases rising again in Pennsylvania, Wolf surgically put the brakes on — closing some bars and limiting restaurant capacity in the state this week. Yes, for those businesses, it stinks. But such locales proved to be the nexus of infection growth since the state partially reopened. Don’t blame Wolf. For the...