Lewis announces plans to retire from the House after 2018

State Rep. Harry Lewis Jr. (R-74) Rep. Harry Lewis Jr. (R-74) today announced that his second term in office, which will end with the 2017-18 session, will be his final one as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. His retirement will follow 56 years of public service. “Because of the citizens of the 74th District, I proudly worked in Harrisburg – despite the inevitable bureaucratic...

The Times’ Magazine: A sit down with Carolyn Comitta

Editor’s note: this is the first of what we hope will be a regular, magazine style feature on either a subject or personality of interest to Chester County. Like a true magazine feature, it is long-form and written from the author’s perspective. We welcome your comments, suggestions for future such pieces and input. State Rep. Carolyn Comitta (D-156) By Emily Pisano, Special to The...

Lewis tagged as one of ’14 races to watch in ’14’

Harry Lewis Jr., the Republican candidate for State Representative in the 74th District was selected as one of “14 races to watch in ’14” by the Republican State Leadership Committee. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Harry Lewis Jr. was selected as one of 14 candidates nationwide to highlighted by the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) recently announced as one its “14 in ‘14...

Op/Ed: More opportunities needed for Pa. higher-ed. students

Proposed REACH scholarship would put school in reach for many By Josh Maxwell, Mayor of Downingtown Josh Maxwell Over the last few years, higher education has become one of the most controversial issues facing our state. When Gov. Tom Corbett unveiled his first budget in 2011, it included roughly $2 billion in cuts to education, including steep cuts to the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education...

County conventions leave May questions

Few primary battles were settled at either county convention By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times There was a little high drama at the two county party conventions, and in many ways the status quo was largely maintained. There were just a handful of endorsement battles at the meetings — and maybe only one vote there changes the landscape for May. We’ll  get to the Democratic endorsements, which...

County GOP endorses most of slate for 2014

Corbett, 167th battle highlights of largely quiet convention By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times County Commissioner Ryan Costello thanks Chetser County Republicans after being endorsed as the party’s candidate for the 6th Congressional District, Wednesday, during the committee’s annual convention. WEST GOSHEN — Although most of Wednesday night’s endorsement votes during the Chester...