• Taxpayer money being misused

    To the Editor:
    The shenanigans that go on in this county would be laughable if they weren't so sad. The powers that be spend money as if there is a never-ending supply of it.
    The former county supervisor and the new sheriff engaged in a needless dispute that ended up in court over the 911 office. The taxpayers paid the county supervisor's legal fees. The taxpayers also paid for the truck that was evidently gifted to the former sheriff.

  • Offended by Civil War Monument

    It offends me to go to downtown Chester to see a monument erected for traitors of this USA and to possibly have my tax money help with it's upkeep. I may not pay my taxes. I'm going to start a petition to make people aware of this racist, murdering symbol. Someone needs to make the Confederacy know they lost the war. If I can put slavery behind, they should accept the fact that the Confederacy was wrong...Traitors,murderers, losers against GOD. They  
    can say what they want but Truth IS True.

    Odell Campbell

  • School board not doing a good job

    To the Editor:
    I do not understand every reason that the newest school administrator had for leaving, but I have heard that he had some issues with the school board.
    I would like to say that the school board needs to do their job and let the administrator do theirs. Due to the past mistakes of the board, I am not sure they are doing their's well.

  • Tennis courts to be restored

    To the Editor:
    This letter is written to thank Mrs. Joan Guyton and the Herbert and Anna Lutz Foundation for the generous grant given to the City of Chester to restore the tennis courts at Wylie Park.
    This grant will make it possible for the Chester tennis team, of which I am a member, to play our matches at Wylie Park. Last year, we were forced to play all of our matches on the road since we did not have five courts which were playable.

  • Lewis Fire Tanker 621

    To the Editor:
    Over the past several years, Lewis Volunteer Fire Department has been building a new 3,000-gallon tanker to serve the Lewis area and fire suppression support for Chester County.
    The tanker is now in its final stage of completion. The Herbert and Anna Lutz Foundation announced this week that Lewis VFD will be receiving a grant to go toward the completion of this project.

  • Friends of the Animals helps whenever possible

    To the Editor:
    I started Chester Friends of the Animals nearly 17 years ago with the help of many other friends who have come and gone over the years but had a genuine interest in trying to put an end to the overpopulation of dogs and cats in Chester County.
    Working with local veterinarians, they agreed to do spay or neuter procedures at a reduced cost to help reduce the number of animals being taken to our local shelter due to overpopulation and unwanted litters.

  • Common Core deception

    To the Editor:
    We have a deceptive anti-American organization here in the United States. It's name is
    Common Core, and it is focused on the corporate cronyism behind the education reform known as
    Common Core. “A Kim Koerber, who was a former marketing executive for textbook publishing
    giant, Pearson Education, and now works as a sales consultant for National Geographic – another
    Gates Foundation – funded Common Core publisher – tells the Project Veritas undercover

  • Common Core teaches basic skills

    To the Editor:
    As a minister and a concerned citizen, I feel compelled to respond to the Rev. Andrew Ranhosky's letter published on Feb. 24. His argument against the adoption of common core educational standards by the State of S.C. is taken nearly verbatim from a video made by Project Veritas, a far right wing propaganda organization which also brought us the Planned Parenthood videos. Those videos have since been proven to have been deliberately falsified.

  • Career Center instructor to take trip to Germany

    To the Editor:
    I would like to thank The News & Reporter and especially Brian Garner for writing the article about my upcoming trip to Germany this summer. I would also like to thank Tom Kellerhals of Chester for the recommendation that he provided me, which played a vital part in the decision for me being selected. Without the recommendation from Tom Kellerhals, the trip to Germany would not have been possible for me.

  • Niece saves toddler's life

    On the morning of Saturday, Sept. 6, my sister and I got a phone call from my nephew telling us that my great-nephew, 18-month-old Layton Lilly, wasn't breathing.

    He rushed him to the hospital while my niece performed CPR on him. She finally got him breathing again when they reached the hospital.

    I'm writing this to let her know how much her Uncle Pete loves her. Her name is Christy Doster, and thanks to her, little Layton is still with us. We love you Christy, from family, friends and everybody who knows Layton.

    Pete Ferrell