Letter: Fighting for the soul of our nation

To The Editor, Our democracy is at risk. A year after that act of domestic terrorism on the U.S. Capitol, our country continues to be a battlefield over the legitimacy of our elections and the right to vote. Believing the lies spread by the former president, elected Republicans and the right-wing media, thousands lay violent siege to our seat of American government, determined to stop the certification...

Letter: Why this life-long Democrat is supporting Republican Geoffrey Gamble for Kennett Township Supervisor

To The Editor, I’ve been an active Democrat since JFK ran for President. More recently I worked to elect all three Democratic Kennett Township Supervisors, and then helped to implement their agenda by serving for almost five years as the Township’s Director of Sustainable Development. So why am I now voting for Republican Geoff Gamble rather than sticking with Democrat Whitney Hoffman? To be frank,...

Letter: Why this former Kennett Democratic primary candidate is now voting for a Republican

TowTo The Editor, For generations, every member of my family, on both sides, has voted for Democrats.  I have been left with no choice but to break with that tradition in this year’s election and vote for the Republican running for Kennett Township Supervisor, Geoffrey Gamble. My entire immediate family, and an increasing number of other loyal Kennett Democrats, are doing the same.  I must put...

Letter: Whomsley is a bully and does not represent WCASD families

To The Editor, As a voter in WCASD Region 3 and a parent of a severely disabled child, I have watched while Stacey Whomsley has repeatedly used her child’s disability to claim that she represents kids with disabilities. While I disagreed with her on some points, I have always maintained that the Special Needs Family crowd is a big tent with room for many different opinions. But I do think, as a voter,...

Letter: Voter fraud is the other ‘Big Lie’

To the Editor I share grave concern with many Americans about the right to vote.   The protection for our democracy that H.R. 1 provides is critical in a time when more than 200 voter suppression legislative actions are being considered by state legislators and some signed into law. The “New York Times” and other national news outlets have exposed the connection between these voter suppression...

Letter: Restoring trust in Kennett Twp. government

To The Editor, In the May 18 Democratic primary, I am challenging the incumbent, Whitney Hoffman. The main issue for Democratic voters is which of us will be better able to win in November. From the beginning, my main contention is that Lisa Moore’s $3.2M embezzlement, which occurred on Hoffman’s watch, will make it impossible for Democrats to win if Hoffman is our candidate, so voting for me is...

Letter: It’s time forthe truth about Chrissy Houlahan

To The Editor,  Chrissy Houlahan appeared to be the perfect candidate for the 6th Congressional District of Pennsylvania in the 2018 election. In preparation for the 2020 elections, I spent August checking Houlahan’s sources and verifying Houlahan’s claims about herself. “If you fool us once, then shame on you. If you fool us twice, then shame on us.” Houlahan has fooled us once, so shame...

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...

Letter: Thankful to Houlahan for protection of local parks and open spaces

To The Editor, The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) provides funding for 98% of the Nation’s parks, from the most famous national parks like the Grand Canyon to our local parks, including Downingtown’s Struble Trail. I have been running and biking on the Struble Trail since I was a little kid, and thanks to the recent passing of the LWCF, I can be sure of continued and long lasting maintenance...

Letter: Bicyclists, runners should not wear dark colors

To The Editor, I taught Environmental Science for 37 years, and consider myself a seasoned naturalist . My lessons on natural selection, emphasized the benefits of great camouflage for animals trying not to be seen. I also pointed out how some fauna benefit from being seen, and in these cases nature selects for bright colors. I am constantly reminded of nature’s lessons, every time I drive by...