It’s Friday November 16, the first day after the first snow of the year. Here’s what’s been going on around town.
In a letter to parents sent last week, Superintendent Jim Scanlon applauded the changes to the state’s graduation requirements.
I was walking downtown the other day when I noticed a little sign. WalkWorks, it said. “What does that mean?” I wondered. So I did some digging and learned about a county and state-wide initiative to get us to live a little healthier just by walking. As luck would have it, I ran into a … Continue reading Pushing the Power of Walk
After weeks of elevated mosquito levels and more confirmed West Nile Virus positives, the Chester County Health Department has scheduled a spray to take place on Thursday August 16 from 8 pm to 11:30 pm. For the latest on the current spray including maps – go here. The County considers spraying an action of last … Continue reading What Happens When the County Sprays for Mosquitoes?
In honor of the new Borough website, I’ve decided to test the functionality and ease of navigation by attempting to pay a parking ticket. (This is not an entirely altruistic endeavor.) Actually on first glance the new site looks much like the old site – the image is a little larger but traffic alerts are … Continue reading How to Pay a Parking Ticket on the New Borough Website
This article was originally published last year. Update: The 2018 mosquito season is proving to be the worst the County has seen since 2012. On July 31 the Borough announced the it had received West Nile positives in the areas of: Greenfield Park College Avenue Pump Station (700 block of College Ave.) Everhart Park Kathy … Continue reading Don’t Spray Me is Back
There’s a lot going on in this Borough. Sometimes it’s hard to catch it all the first time around. West Chester to get a dog park? Apparently Borough Council Members Bernie Flynn and Don Braceland met with members of the local community to discuss turning Horace Pippen Park into a dog park. Hmm, I think … Continue reading In Case You Missed It
Should the Borough consider a lighting ordinance? Have you ever thought about night skies in the Borough? Maybe if you are an amateur astrologer you’ve assessed (or cursed) the lighting. More likely you’ve noticed how dark the streets can seem when you’re walking home alone at night. Or how invasive your neighbor’s oversensitive motion-sensor floodlight … Continue reading Lights Out, West Chester
The Borough has released its spring to do list. It’s got a few paving projects planned, a fairly substantial gas line replacement project, and yard waste collection begins again. Here’s what you need to know: Gas Line Improvements The gas line replacement project is actually a PECO project and will take place across roads, sidewalks, … Continue reading Spring Paving and Other Things Affecting Your Commute
It was recently decided in a 3-2 decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that the state’s congressional map had been gerrymandered. Meaning the voting districts were drawn in a way that favors one party over the other, in this case, the Republicans. The first time I heard about gerrymandering it involved a Texas map that … Continue reading How We Got Gerrymandered