Letters, Nov. 30: PA gun law support and a call to end deer cull

Letters | November 29th, 2017 | 5 Comments

PA gun control law deserves support As the nation has suffered several horrific mass shootings this year, we have all been looking for ways to prevent future tragedies. With action at the federal level unlikely, state legislation offers a more viable path to decreasing gun violence. Senate Bill 501, introduced by State Sen. Thomas Killion […]

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Letters, Nov. 23

Letters | November 22nd, 2017 | Leave a comment

Thanks for turnout I wanted to take this opportunity to thank my neighbors in Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy, and Wyndmoor for their high voter participation in the election on November 7. One of the concerns of statewide  candidates who run in this cycle is that turnout is low especially in Philadelphia, but that was not […]

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Letters, Nov. 9: Climate change a challenge to education

Letters | November 8th, 2017 | 7 Comments

Climate change calls for more education As a concerned citizen, it is frustrating that the debate surrounding climate change continues to rage, even though the overwhelming majority of scientists agree that the human-caused release of greenhouse gasses is causing changes to our climate. The data is in, the results have been calculated, and we need […]

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Letters, Nov. 2: Potter Protesters misinformed

Letters | November 1st, 2017 | 10 Comments

Potter protesters are misinformed I was terribly saddened, shocked, and appalled that a small group gathered to hurl insults and hateful speech during Friday night of the Harry Potter Festival. Because the hateful group framed their abuse in language from the extreme end of the Christian religion, I felt compelled to respond. I feel it […]

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Letters, Oct. 19: Neighbors respond to Jenks ramp issue

Letters | October 18th, 2017 | Leave a comment

More commentary on the Jenks ramp I am writing to you regarding the article “Jenks administration, Ardleigh neighbors continue to clash over ramp”  by Brendan Sample (Local, Oct. 11). I reside on Ardleigh street, right next to Jenks’ back step entrance, with my husband and four small children. I don’t know why, when Mr. Sample […]

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Letters, Oct. 5: Climate change con men

Letters | October 4th, 2017 | 24 Comments

Singer and Avery were con men A recent letter from a reader, arguing that climate change is a hoax, cited for its back-up two “respected climate scientists” Fred Singer and Dennis Avery. Fred Singer? The same Fred Singer, now 93, who worked for many years with the Tobacco Institute to falsely claim that tobacco smoke […]

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Letters, Sept. 28. Two more views on climate change debate

Letters | September 28th, 2017 | Leave a comment

  Congratulations on your recent article on climate change Almost all “scientists” believe that human activities increase the rapidity of the warming trend we are experiencing. But a few scientists dispute the beliefs of their colleagues.  What should we do? Let’s accept that the world is warming. That seems undeniable. The consequences are melting ice, […]

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Letters Sept 21: Generosity extended, DACA is on Congress

Letters | September 20th, 2017 | Leave a comment

Donations extend generosity in memory of Eleanore Kurtz                       Eleanore S. Kurtz, 95, a retired typing teacher, secretary, and community volunteer died July 22 at her home in Chestnut Hill. Mrs. Kurtz had worked for 31 years at Springside School.  She had also had been a volunteer at The Clothes Closet (a resale shop at […]

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