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Catherine Quillman April 08, 2014 at 11:15 AM
Thank you Nathaniel Smith. As usual, you know exactly how to put a complex subject into interesting Read Moreprose. I was disturbed by the First Presbyterian's plans too and so I stopped attending services (I wasn't a member but I was thinking about joining). Changing the razed buildings from two to one is no progress to me - it reminds me of how the Harb thought it was a success when they talked StanAb down from 7 to four houses on the Barclay grounds. I also want to say, good point about the extended HARB districts. I was just reading an inch-thick survey of buildings in WC compiled in 1980 by the late Alice Kent Schooler. She repeatedly said that she hoped that there would be a future HARB but even more urgent: she wanted several historic districts in the borough including the First Presbyterian's neighborhood.
Michael7177 April 08, 2014 at 11:20 AM
This issue is about private property and greed. Here's what I think is the science behindRead Moregreed. Hu mans are tool users. When you can visualize the tip of the brush or screwdriver in your hand you are mastering that tool. Neuroscience has shown that our mind sees a tool in our hand exactly the same way we see our hand itself. The first order of influence is the human brain. It's not another layer of abstraction like spoken words or words written on paper that must be interpreted by long dead lawmakers. Private property is necessary to protect where you put your tools. When you wake up in the morning you expect to know where your hand is and likewise the tools you use. Any use of private property beyond the necessary tool use to realize your God given gifts or other potential I think is greed.
ROBERT J? HADLEY April 17, 2014 at 11:19 AM
I see not many life long Boro residents commenting. Remember the 1970-80's in Boro? I do and weRead Moreneed to move forward and have more real people in town. This new building will do that. Let just say the West Chester was a town with a college now a college with a town. So want more residents or more transient 'students' or back to 1970's and be another Coatesville.
Jackie Johnson-Bella By Jackie February 20, 2014 at 07:58 PM
Come to The Farmhouse people's light and theater open house and meet me as well as the otherRead Morepreferr ed vendors. I'm giving free mini makeovers!
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