Main Line Suburban – Candidate’s Letters to the Editors

In today’s Main Line Suburban newspaper, editor Tom Murray gave each of the Tredyffrin supervisor candidates and T/E School Board candidates an opportunity to write about their campaigns, the upcoming Election Day, why they are qualified, etc. 
Letters to the EditorTo be part of this community and have your voice count, starts with your ‘vote’ on Election Day. I want all registered voters to come out and vote this Tuesday, November 3.  Pick up a copy of the paper to read about the candidates or click on this link and it will take you to the newspaper’s online edition of Candidate’s Letters to the Editors.  Tredyffrin Township, like much of this country, is facing uncertain economic times.  This election is important.  We need to elect the most qualified people to represent our community; we cannot afford to have ‘learn on the job’ supervisors on the Board of Supervisors.  With 3 available supervisor seats, and no incumbents, it is important that we be informed voters.

Tredyffrin Township Political Notebook Returns

After a few months off, John Petersen has returned to blogging. John presents his blog Tredyffrin Township Political Notebook as a way to hold our government, political parties, elected officials and candidates accountable with straight talk – not influenced by any political party or ideology. John has an interesting insight in to the fact vs. fiction of issues in our local political community. 

Main Liners Sound Off on Upcoming Election

 Letters to the EditorMain Line Suburban Life newspaper’s Editorial section included Letters to the Editor from community members offering opinions on Tredyffrin Township’s school board and township candidates. Please read the Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor 10-8-09

Paoli Sings the Blues . . . a perfect day!
Far from ‘singing the blues’, Paoli was alive and energized for the first ever Paoli Blues Fest this past Saturday. Co-chairing with Marie Thibault, this exciting community event far surpassed our wildest dreams. The day started with threatening dark skies and a weather report to match. The stage crew, tent rental company employees and the fest volunteers worked as the light rain began to fall. As if on cue at noon, as the musicians warmed up, the clouds parted, the sun began to shine, the temperature soared and memories were created.
Working with our fellow Paoli Business & Professional Association members and volunteers over the past year, this event was an opportunity to showcase our hometown spirit and the big heart of the community. With an $8,000 grant from the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau to get us started, we are grateful to the many individuals, businesses and corporate sponsors including Malvern Federal Bank, The Big Easy, Paoli Hardware, Matthews Paoli Ford, Main Line Today, Harvest Financial,, to name a few, who believed in us, our vision and the community.
People arrived by car, by train and on foot to enjoy the special blues bands at the five stages set-up along Lancaster Avenue. Fifteen different bands performed all afternoon at Malvern Federal Bank, Paoli Hardware Center, Paoli Design Center, 1776 Center and the main stage at Paoli Village Shops. It’s hard to have an exact count on how many attended; we know the number was high and in the thousands; streets, sidewalks and parking lots were full and overflowing. With the economic difficulties facing our local business community, the 1st Annual Paoli Blues Fest created an opportunity to introduce our local businesses and give the public a reason to come back to Paoli.
We thank the music committee, the tireless volunteers, the sponsors and most of all we thank the public for spending a magical, special afternoon in Paoli for the first ever Paoli Blues Fest. The memories of this day will last long after the music stopped and I was thrilled to be a part of it!

Pattye Benson
Co-Chair, Paoli Blues Fest
Director, Paoli Business & Professional Association