Letters | February 26th, 2020 | Leave a comment

Enjoyed Bethlehem column I enjoyed George McNeely’s “A Letter from Bethlehem” [Feb. 20], both for its information and for its fine writing. The founding Moravians were also dedicated to education, establishing Moravian College in 1742, which still boasts a number of outstanding examples of their distinctive stone architecture. Notable among these is the music building, […]

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Letters, Feb. 20: Springfield coverage, library staffing

Breaking News, Letters | February 20th, 2020 | Leave a comment

Happy for Springfield coverage So many local newspapers have disappeared, taking away information that is vital to the well-being of communities and the maintenance of community. I want to commend The Local for carrying news of Springfield Township and placing it prominently in the first section of the newspaper.  Betsy Wallace, a concerned Wyndmoor resident, […]

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Letters, Feb. 6 — Hospital pulls sign permit

Letters | February 5th, 2020 | Leave a comment

Hospital has pulled sign plan, will work with neighbors On Tuesday, Jan. 28, Chestnut Hill Hospital pulled its zoning request for signage. We appreciate the input neighbors provided to the Development and Review Committee at the public meeting. As was stated at the start of the presentation, Chestnut Hill Hospital did not know a zoning […]

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Letters, Jan. 30

Letters | January 29th, 2020 | Leave a comment

Hospital plans driven by marketing The Development Review Committee (DRC) held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, January 21. It was very reassuring to this resident-for-the-last-60-years of Chestnut Hill. I am familiar with the Chestnut Hill Community Association (CHCA); my wife, Ann Ward Spaeth was active in the CHCA for many years, and I was […]

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Letters, Jan. 16

Letters | January 15th, 2020 | Leave a comment

Time to act on climate change As a Junior in Germantown Friends School, I often feel exasperation and a feeling of being trapped on a train barreling towards a future over which I have no control. Though the climate crisis affects us all, my generation is the most at risk and has the most to […]

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Letters: Jan. 2

Letters | December 31st, 2019 | Leave a comment

Nothing wrong with “Merry Christmas” I write in response to Stacia Friedman’s recent column regarding her opinions about Christmas. [“What it’s like to be a Jewish child at Christmas time,” Dec. 19] She began by describing a group of women discussing how simply saying “Merry Christmas” is now taboo. And now, one must be “PC” […]

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Letters, Dec. 12: Keep it local

Letters | December 18th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Keep it local I looked forward to reading the article “The perfect gifts for your foodie friends and relatives.” Then I became dismayed because Ms. Lisante recommended mainly gifts for purchase online. Only one local store was recommended. I don’t have a subscription for information that I can find myself online. Why waste pages of […]

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Letters, Dec. 12: Water Tower, reform, Rabb and 2020

Letters | December 11th, 2019 | Leave a comment

New planting at Water Tower looks good? The new plantings of shrubs and trees and the nicely mulched areas that have appeared this week at the Water Tower upper park look terrific. The process of clearing out the overgrown brush started some time ago, and the present result is a beautiful step forward. It looks […]

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Letters, Dec. 5: Wizard of Oz and Springfield coverage

Letters | December 4th, 2019 | Leave a comment

A preview of Quintessence’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ Intelligence, love and courage is how they deal with wickedness in the merry old land of Oz – with a healthy measure of music, song and dance, too! I saw a preview of Quintessence Theater’s production of L. Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz,” which officially opens this […]

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