Letter: E. Marlborough needs new ethics, transparency

To The Editor, East Marlborough is our township.  We all love it for its rural, peaceful environment.  But I have had several people approach me to say it is time to make changes in how our township is governed.  We have an opportunity to do this on Nov. 7.  There are two Township Supervisor positions on the ballot. The incumbent contestant was also the Township’s Road Master for many years....

Endorsement: Iacocca for District Justice

We have rarely, if ever, offered endorsements in local District Justice races. We remain uncomfortable with the idea of electing the judiciary — a needless introduction of partisan politics into our justice system. However, the race that has unfolded in District 15-3-04 — which encompasses the Unionville and Kennett areas — has been deeply disturbing in its level of nastiness since the primary...

Some really stupid things in history

By Nathaniel Smith, Columnist, The Times The other day I watched the movie “Titanic” for the second time. It seemed a lot longer than before, and much less plausible. What seems totally implausible is that any ship was thought unsinkable, that the captain agreed to increase speed in the known presence of icebergs, that the lookout binoculars were left behind in England, that the flotation...

Letter: Donze has the best experience

To The Editor, As a 30 year resident of Pennsbury Twp, licensed attorney and law professor, I would like to offer my perspective on the race for Magisterial District Judge for our community. I have reviewed the legal credentials of both candidates and Jane Donze will get my vote. 

Ryan Costello’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Donald J. Trump, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan are trying really, really hard to make sure U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello doesn’t get re-elected in 2018 — although it may be his own history that ultimately proves his undoing. Oh, sure, the President and the Speaker of the House — as fellow Republicans — will swear until the cows come home that they back the two-term...

Letter: Donze’s experience makes the difference in DJ race

To the Editor,   I completely agree with Mike McGann’s recent article, Mr. Iacocca is a very nice guy and community activist but we’re looking to elect our next district justice and need to do so carefully. As a licensed attorney and registered Democrat, I’m most concerned with putting the most qualified candidate on the bench.  Community activism should be applauded on all levels but in...

Lettr: Donze is the choice for District Justice

To The Editor, Two candidates are in the race for Magisterial District Judge, Jane Donze and Al Iacocca. In all elected positions the voters are the employers, the candidates are applying for the job, the paycheck is nonnegotiable, and the term is fixed. So the Judge we hire, friendships and politics aside, needs to hit the ground running with the understanding and experience of the job, the law,...

I always stand….for the U.S. Constitution

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The other night, as I have done countless hundreds of times, I stood with my hand over my heart during the playing of the National Anthem on the sideline of a local high school football game. None of the players on either team chose to kneel — but honestly, I wouldn’t have had a big issue with it if they had. Last time, I checked, this is America, a country...

Op/Ed: Party politics doesn’t drive Borough Council

By Wayne Braffman, Member, Kennett Square Borough Council Wayne Braffman “Party politics has no place on Borough Council.” As Chair of the Kennett Area Democrats AND a member of the Kennett Square Borough Council, I probably appreciate more than anyone else that there is no more need to say this than there is to announce ‘THE SKY IS BLUE!’ on a sunny day. Two years ago,...

Maybe I’m paranoid, but it seems like local Congress members are out to get me

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times By nature, I’m not really a paranoid guy, but it is starting to look like U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, U.S. Reps. Ryan Costello (R-6), Pat Meehan (R-7) and Lloyd Smucker (R-16) have it out personally for me and my family. Okay maybe not personally — I’ve had cordial, even friendly relationships with some of them, and certainly interesting and insightful interviews...