• Celebrate Long-Term Care Residents' Rights Month

    To the Editor:
    October is National Long-Term Care Residents' Rights Month, a time to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices many long-term care (LTC) residents have made to better our community and to call attention to the rights of residents in long-term care facilities.

  • Sludge poses threat

    To the editor,

    Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs said "there’s nothing good about it" while standing waste deep in a putrid stomach turning pit of unmentionables. We don’t think about the unmentionable until you have a backup, overflow, major spill in your neighborhood, or, when watching Mike Rowe wallow around in it on TV.

  • Ghost in the machine

    To the editor,

    So who do we blame for the government shut-down, the politicians, ourselves or the machine? There's an old saying that goes something like this, "Bad politicians are elected by good people who don't vote." Perhaps we should update that by adding these words "and by the machines that do."

  • Tri-county Golf Club thanks sponsors

    To the Editor:
    On behalf of the Tri-County Golf Club I'd like to thank the following local businesses for their support of our 34th annual golf classic: Bojangles, Haddon House, Founders, Ron Wyatt Nationwide, Bi-Lo, IGA Chester, PP&G, Hinton's Tax Service, Chester Regional Medical Center, City Tru-Value, Phyllis Stroud, Will Smith Nationwide, Laz-Boy, Summit Restaurant and Chris Gaddy State Farm.
    Your generosity will further enable us to support the education of our local youth through our Educational Scholarship Fund. Thanks!

  • Count Me In thankful for donations

    To the Editor:
    When Diane Brown, director of Count Me In To Do The Right Thing, read in The News & Reporter the need for volunteers to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation, there was no doubt in her mind and heart that the project was one for the Count Me In To Do The Right Thing Organization to support!
    On behalf of Count Me In To Do The Right Thing, thank you to everyone for your generous donations and support of our fundraisers to help support Make-A-Wish S.C.

  • Drivers needed for DAV van

    To the Editor:
    Our military veterans of Chester County paid for the DAV van, which we are about to lose, with their sacrifices and service to our great country.
    I feel that it is unfair to them to lose the only transportation that some of them have to get to their medical appointments.

  • Learn from Trayvon Martin death

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  • Question raised about business license

    To the Editor:
    At the last Chester County Council meeting, County Supervisor Roddey advised that the current budget included $250,000 from the implementation of the business license fees. How can a budget income item be planned when the fee structure was only made public at the third reading unless that structure plan was available to certain members of the budgeting committee prior to this meeting?  

  • Social media and "no response" policies

    If you have ever had a problem, ever dealt with what some call "The System", you may have experienced this, even though you never knew exactly what to call it. It's a strategy used to wear down, to silence, those who may be in disagreement with it. It's called the policy of no response. A local government official explained it to me like this. He said "I know who yo are and probably why you are here. I will listen to whatever you have to say, but our policy is not to respond.

  • Business license fees a bad idea

    To the Editor:
    I see where Chester County Council wants to impose a county business license with a fee attached. I fail to see how this can be considered business-friendly, boosting the local economy or creating jobs.
    The article said the Economic Development Office was not consulted. I would think that would be a good place to start. Let's call this proposal what it actually is: "REVENUE ENHANCEMENT." This is just a new annual money grab for the county government.