Don’t let anyone tell you differently, your vote matters

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa There’s a temptation to throw up one’s arms and say “it is hopeless. There is nothing I can do.” I fear a lot of people may have that point of view when it comes to voting on Nov. 2. Fatigued from so much bad news, frustration and acting out by a small number of people, I understand why people would just want to ignore all of this, watch Netflix...

Letter: Why this former Kennett Democratic primary candidate is now voting for a Republican

TowTo The Editor, For generations, every member of my family, on both sides, has voted for Democrats.  I have been left with no choice but to break with that tradition in this year’s election and vote for the Republican running for Kennett Township Supervisor, Geoffrey Gamble. My entire immediate family, and an increasing number of other loyal Kennett Democrats, are doing the same.  I must...

Letter: Whomsley is a bully and does not represent WCASD families

To The Editor, As a voter in WCASD Region 3 and a parent of a severely disabled child, I have watched while Stacey Whomsley has repeatedly used her child’s disability to claim that she represents kids with disabilities. While I disagreed with her on some points, I have always maintained that the Special Needs Family crowd is a big tent with room for many different opinions. But I do think, as...

County Democrats kick off fall campaign for row offices

Clockwise: United Chesco candidates Alita Rovito, Tony Verwey, Margaret Reif, Yolanda Van de Krol, Sophia Garcia-Jackson, and Patricia Maisano. WEST CHESTER — United Chesco, the Democratic PAC for six countywide candidates for this year’s Court Of Common Pleas and Row Office elections, kick off the final stretch to Election Day with the launch of their new website, unitedchesco.org. The six...

Rovito top vote getter in Court of Common Pleas race

Alita Rovito The Chester County primary results are in and Alita Rovito, candidate for Judge on the Court of Common Pleas, carried the day. The numbers tell the story. Rovito received 44% of the vote putting her far ahead of the pack in an extremely competitive five-way Democratic primary.  “Alita’s background in family court resonated with voters,” said Charlotte Valyo, Alita Rovito’s...

Primary Election 2021 results: Rovito, Verwey to take on Mincarelli, Redmond for Court of Common Pleas in Nov.

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa After a minor counting delay, Chester County Voter Services has been able to post unofficial results from Tuesday’s Municipal Primary election — there was a minor software glitch that delayed the counting of some mail in ballots, which was largely resolved — about 500 ballots remained to be counted as of Friday morning. Between mail and in person...

Letter: Restoring trust in Kennett Twp. government

To The Editor, In the May 18 Democratic primary, I am challenging the incumbent, Whitney Hoffman. The main issue for Democratic voters is which of us will be better able to win in November. From the beginning, my main contention is that Lisa Moore’s $3.2M embezzlement, which occurred on Hoffman’s watch, will make it impossible for Democrats to win if Hoffman is our candidate, so voting for...

Letter: A vote for Lou Mincarelli

To the Editor, On May 18th, Republicans and Democrats will go to the polls for the primary election. I urge members of both parties to vote for Lou Mincarelli for the Chester County Court of Common Pleas. Yes, you read that correctly. Since judges must be fair and neutral, they may file for both parties’ primaries, so long as they find several hundred voters in each party to vouch for them. Lou...

County officials outline primary election plan

Chester County will place 13 secure ballot drop boxes at locations throughout Chester County for the May 18 Primary Election absentee and mail-in ballots. For information www.chesco.org/elections. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Board of Elections has approved measures to ensure the eligible ballots of all county voters are counted in the May 18 Primary Election.  Those measures include the...

Chesco sending letters to voters who requested ‘Permanent’ Vote-by-Mail ballots

WEST CHESTER — By Monday, Feb. 1, staff at Chester County’s Voter Services will have sent letters to all county voters who selected the ‘permanent’ vote-by-mail option for the 2020 elections.  The letter asks ‘permanent’ voters to confirm their preference to continue receiving a mail-in or absentee ballot for both the Primary and General elections in 2021. The letter is going to more...