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VOTE NO on House Bill 1565 and the accompanying Miller Amendment

Analysis of House Bill 1565 provided by: Clean Water Action, Delaware River Keeper Network, Sierra Club House bill 1565 stipulates the following: Riparian buffers are no longer required for special protection streams Riparian buffers are declared as optional in a series of Best Management Practices (BMP) for all streams 150 ft. vegetated riparian buffers – […]

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First Gun Safety Conversation a Success

Thank you to Sheriff Welsh and Mayor Comitta! On the evening of September 8, 2014 , the Chester County League had a wonderful opportunity to provide Kendal residents with a platform for an informational, educational and civilized discussion of Gun Safety in Chester County. Dynamic panelists Sheriff Carolyn Welsh and Mayor Carolyn Comitta, moderated by […]

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President’s Message – October 2014

What a story to tell those who doubt the value of their vote! The voting statistics and surveys revealed the deep divides within that small country – those seeking Independence from the United Kingdom pitted against those opposed and fearful of the financial repercussions of separation. Believers in the election process turned out to vote. […]

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Pipelines Explained: How Safe are America’s 2.5 Million Miles of Pipelines?

Since 1986, pipeline accidents have killed more than 500 people, injured over 4,000, and cost nearly seven billion dollars in property damages. Using government data, ProPublica has mapped thousands of these incidents in a new interactive news application, which provides detailed information about the cause and costs of reported incidents going back nearly three decades.

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

In June, the Environmental Protection Agency introduced a proposal to set the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants. This week, the EPA will hold public hearings in four major cities to obtain feedback on this historic regulation. The EPA’s proposal will protect future generations from unchecked climate change. Power plants are responsible […]

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Education highlights from 2014-15 Budget

Pre-kindergarten investments PA Pre-K Counts receives an additional $10 million Head Start receives $39.1 million Early intervention programs for children ages 3-5 with developmental disabilities receive $237.5 million Ready to Learn Block Grant Half of this $200 million grant will be distributed through the former Accountability Block Grant. The remainder is allocated through a “student-focused […]

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President’s Message — July/August 2014

SUMMER PLANNING SEASON Here’s hoping that you are finding time to relax, regroup and enjoy this summer season. You will need your rest for the coming year. Our Spring Annual Luncheon at the Downingtown Country Club was enjoyed by all with the celebration of our League’s 50-Year Members. Our appreciation and admiration was warmly extended […]

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Vacant Precincts and Positions Needed

Attention Chester County Voters The County needs your help in staffing Precinct Election Boards listed below. Please call the County at 610.344.6410 if you wish to work on Election Day. Thank you! PRECINCT POSITION 024 East Bradford South 2 JUDGE OF ELECTION 024 East Bradford South 2 MINORITY INSPECTOR 025 West Bradford 1 MAJORITY INSPECTOR […]

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