Tuesday, May 14, 2013
According to poll results, more voters support same-sex marriage in 2013.
A majority of state voters said they are in favor of allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally marry, according to one pole. The Frankin and Marshall College poll of Pennsylvania voters for May 2013 showed that 54 percent of voters polled were in favor of allowing legal same-sex marriages. The 54 percent in favor is up from 48 percent in the previous year. The poll, which was conducted between April 30 and May 5, gathered responses from 526 registered voters, including 265 Democrats, 196 Republicans and 65 Independents. The full poll is available for review here. The following information representes the questions asked in the survey and the results given by voters. 1) Would you favor or oppose a constitutional amendment that would allow…
Former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, a Democrat, announced Tuesday that he's exploring another run for the Senate; Sestak narrowly lost to Pat Toomey in 2010.
A rematch between former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak and U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is in the works as Sestak announced Tuesday that he's exploring a run for the Senate in 2016. Democrat Sestak, a former Navy vice admiral, lost narrowly to Republican Toomey in 2010. Sestak, of Delaware County, has formed an exploratory committee—the equivalent of launching a campaign in terms of Federal Elections Commission paperwork, according to a Washington Post report. Can Sestak beat Toomey? Who would you vote for if the Senate election was held today? Tell us in the comments section below. Tuesday's announcement ends speculation that Sestak, 61, is raising money to challenge Gov. Tom Corbett. Sestak raised $460,000 in the first quarter of this year. A Sestak-…
Monday, May 6, 2013
A proposed law would lower the value needed for a felony charge in retail theft.
A new bill passed in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives could crack down on retail theft, or make it easier for someone to become a felon. Under House Bill 1000 any incident of retail theft in which the value of the items stolen exceeds $1,000 can result in a third-degree felony charge. Before this bill the cutoff line for a felony charge of retail theft was $2,000. As the law exists now, there are a number of ways one can be charged for retail theft as explained below: The bill passed 195-0 in the House and now moves on to the Senate. Do you support this bill? Let us know what you think in the comments area below.
Friday, May 3, 2013
The people behind the seasonal outdoor market say their West Chester location could be in jeopardy.
The West Chester Growers Market returns for the 2013 season this weekend but they are asking for help from patrons with what organizers see as a potential threat to the market's outdoor location. An announcement on the Market's website says the West Chester Borough Council is considering developing the parking lot at Church and Chestnut Streets where the market is held on Saturday mornings from May through November. In an open letter to the public the market is asking shoppers to contact their elected representatives. As we approach our 19th year of serving the local community, the West Chester Grower's Market faces the possibility of losing our home in the parking lot at Church & Chestnut Streets. We need your help. The parking lot is …
This is your first chance to sign up for popular youth and young teen summer programs.
Signs ups for the West Goshen Summer Recreation Programs for children are set for Saturday morning from 8-11 a.m. at the West Goshen Township Building at 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA, 19380. There are several age groups and programs being offered, acocrding to the West Goshen Township Website. Summer Youth Program for Ages 5-12 Read full details of the program's time and locations here on the West Goshen Website. West Goshen Summer Teen Program: Sports Clinics for Beginner Levels
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
A new bill in the Pennsylvania House aims to crack down on sex crimes.
A new bill approved in the state House of Representatives aims to crack down on human trafficking and sex work. House Bill 663, which was unanimously passed 195-0 in the House, expands what the state considers "commercial sex acts" and raises the crime of buying or selling people for sex work from a third-degree to a possible first-degree felony. Under the new bill, the definition of commercial sex includes being forced to perform "any sexual activity … in which anything of value is given to or received by another person" and includes "prostitution, participation in the production of pornography, performance in strip clubs and sexual activity … regardless of the age of the victim." As the law is currently written, there are no provisions …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The group has updated its website.
Friday, April 26, 2013
He was honored for his successful effort to ban animal gas chambers in PA.
Monday, April 22, 2013
The chief of police and university reps will be on hand to take questions about the new noise ordinance.
Have questions about the new “Quiet Zones” that have been created around West Chester University’s campus? On Wednesday, you can get answers. From 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the university’s Sykes Student Union Theatre, West Chester Borough Police Chief Scott Bohn and a team of WCU representatives will discuss the new ordinance, and take questions from residents. The “Quiet zones” have been established in several neighborhoods near the college between the hours of 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. Violators are subject to a $250 fine. The forum is sponsored by the Off-Campus and Commuter Association and all borough residents are encouraged to attend.
Friday, April 19, 2013
It's not too late to register to vote in the primary election.
The last day to register to vote in the May 21 primary election is Monday, April 22. Individuals applying to register to vote must be: Get more information from Chester County's Voter Services by clicking here. Click here to download your voter registration form.