Commissioners ax jury commissioners’ post – again

Two Republicans continue opposition to job; lone Democrat disagrees   By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Democratic Jury Commissioner Martha Smith listens as Commissioners’ Chairman Ryan Costello explains why he plans to vote to eliminate the elected position Smith has held for more than 13 years. The roller-coaster ride for Chester County’s two jury commissioners...

Letter: Getting rid of Jury Commissioners hurts justice

To The Editor, The old adage states you don’t fix something that isn’t broke. The Pennsylvania Legislature has violated this wise advice by taking unconstitutional action that threatens the integrity of the Commonwealth’s judicial system. Since 1868 the elected representatives of the office of Jury Commissioner have made sure that the jury selection process in Pennsylvania has been fair and...

Duck! The sequester hits Unionville

Banning row office elections, and, gulp, a sensible discussion about guns By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Lots of little things this week — from the dreaded “sequester” hitting home in Unionville, to the fate of some county row offices, a start toward impeachment for a state Supreme Court Justice and, sigh, guns. While so far the “Sequester” has been more non-news than news, the —...