Op/Ed: Time for a new culture in the District Attorney’s Office

By Joseph W. Carroll, Former District Attorney, Chester County Joe Carroll (left) and Deb Ryan On November 5th Chester County voters will elect a District Attorney.  I know from having held that office for 10 years the power and responsibility that goes with the position.  As the chief law enforcement officer of the county, the DA can help keep our citizens safe and bring comfort to the victims...

Setting the record straight on blame for the pipeline

Editor’s Note: Corrected the source of the mailers, which is Conservation Voters of PA By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times A popular trope on the Internet is “vote blue, no matter who.” As we’ve seen with the likes of Tulsi Gabbard (not to mention so many GOP examples it is impossible to list them all), blind party loyalty is a massive disservice to our country — and how too many elected...

Op/Ed: The struggles I faced throughout my life have made me the strong, driven, hard-working woman I am today

By Amber Little Turner, Candidate, Chester County Recorder of Deeds Amber Little Turner By the time I was 16 years old, I had been a ward of the state, homeless, lived in countless foster homes, and was a teenage mother. I felt like my life was completely over and my future prospects dismal. However, my mother always reminded me that women especially must be strong and persevere no matter the circumstances. My...

Op/Ed: Preserve law and order in Chester County with Michael Noone

By Christopher P. Gerber, Esq., Special To The Times Christopher P. Gerber The election of Chester County’s next District Attorney will be upon us in less than a month. Voters will have to decide which candidate is best qualified to lead the county’s chief law enforcement agency that is charged with the vital responsibility of keeping the public safe from dangerous criminals and the proliferation...

Op/Ed: The importance of a good deed

By Chris Pielli, Special to The Times Chris Pielli Why do people run for political office?  Ideally, it should be to serve the public and put the public’s interest above all other interests, including your own.   I think of Sophocles’ famous quote –“To be doing good deeds is man’s most glorious task.”  I have always tried to keep this in mind.  As a veteran, I have served my...

D.C. pols may have big impact on local 2019 election

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Today at 4 p.m., in Washington, D.C., there will be a meeting that may well decide the fate of the county elections in Chester County — not to mention thousands of similar elections nationwide. The Democratic House Caucus will meet this afternoon to decide whether of not to move for a formal Impeachment Inquiry of Donald Trump. How that meeting goes will have...

Ryan, Noone tout law enforcement endorsements

Deb Ryan While Democratic District Attorney Candidate Deb Ryan hailed a first-ever endorsement of a Democrat by Chester County Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 11 late last week, the Republican in the race, Mike Noone, sought to do damage control by pointing out his own law enforcement endorsements from the likes of Chester County Police Chiefs Association, the Phoenixville Police Association,...

Hogan withdraws from County DA race

Tom Hogan Tom Hogan withdrew from the race for Chester County District Attorney, Wednesday. Hogan, once seen as a potential gubernatorial or U.S. Attorney candidate in some political circles, cited family needs as the key factor behind his decision, after serving two terms in office after winning election in 2011. Hogan moved to endorse First Assistant District Attorney Michael Noone as his replacement...

Letter: Retiree sees value in investing in AG education, backs Linn

To the Editor, I am a retiree living in the Avon Grove School District.  As such, I need an educated community and strong public schools.  I believe that Dorothy Linn, the candidate for the Avon Grove School Board in Region 1, is best prepared to meet that need.  I need healthcare professionals and scientists to maintain my quality of health for the next 20 to maybe even 30 years.  I need business...

Letter: Children cannot thrive in chaos

To The Editor,  I am a member of the Avon Grove School Board, however the opinions I am expressing in this letter are entirely my own.  There are currently two candidates running for seats on the Avon Grove School Board who have stated that they intend to stop the ongoing project to construct a new HS. Doing so would have disastrous consequences for our community and our children.  Planning...