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This has been a hard-fought and discordant campaign season, disruptive to sone friendships and, yes, to families. I can add a brighter aspect to the election. Learning that some of our … more
When Joe Biden takes office his very first action should be to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement.  His second action should be to implement a plan to heal the divisions in the electorate … more
Thank you to everyone for voting and to everyone who worked in so many ways to make the 2020 election happen. If you have any questions or would like to join us as we plan 2021, please let us know … more
Regarding the article on Rise Gatherings (“Antidote for stress: 'Forest Bathing' washes away cares,” Oct. 22), I did not hesitate to register for Rise Gathering’s forest bathing … more
Our country is at a moment of great risk. The rank polarization that has been evident for too long has accelerated into frank hostility and even into violence. Citizens on both sides have lost faith … more
After all the talk and news and controversy we decided to vote by mail. On September 30, we received e-mail notices that our ballots were on the way. Actually, they arrived that same day. On … more
My name is Nora Stocovaz, I am a senior at Julia R Masterman and a resident of the 200th district in Philadelphia. I am writing to you about Representative Christopher Rabb and his role in … more
Regarding your article on Isabel Hirshberg (“Local Princeton graduate never keeps things bottled up,” Oct. 1), for our 19th wedding anniversary my husband surprised me by arranging an … more
I just read the article about Willie Alston (“After 50 years, shoe repair man still has heart and sole,” Sept. 24), my shoemaker, and I was so excited that I called Willie. I told him … more
 Sixteen households in five blocks by Mt. Airy train station organized to bring their recyclables to Domino Lane Sanitation Center (SC) this week and last. We arranged this, after repeatedly … more
Thank you for the article on Michael Morgan [“Michael Morgan: Mot just another brick in the wall,” Sept. 10]. In 2013, like many folks in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy, we were educating … more
I drive by Chestnut Hill village several times a week. Last week, I was taken completely by surprise when I saw that the bricks of the apartment complex were being painted a very ugly gray. I walked … more
Something has been bothering me ever since I watched the video of the Jacob Blake shooting in Wisconsin. How on earth did the officer who shot him not realize that he was being watched and taped? How … more
In December 2019, the Local reported that membership in the CHCA had decreased from about 1400 in 2018 to just over 1200 in 2019. It also reported that annual membership dues would rise in 2020 from … more
These letters are in response to George Coates Jr.’s “Support for Black Lives Matter has put two local institutions at odds with actions and obligations” in last week’s issue. I found … more
A completely harmless image of an Indian man on a sign indicating the entrance to the Philadelphia Cricket Club has raised the ire of a minister in a nearby Episcopalian … more
“The vote is precious. It is almost sacred. It is the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democracy.” -- John Lewis, June 2019.  Congressman Lewis risked his life and went to jail to … more
Discovering Chestnut Hill My husband and I are newcomers to Chestnut Hill and are eager to learn all about the area. The Chestnut Hill Local is a great source of information about our town. … more
Importance of voting by mail Recently I've been worried about voting at the polls come November because I have cancer and am immune suppressed. However, now in Pennsylvania you don't have to … more
Grateful for report on private school racism I really appreciated reading Chandler Fattah’s article in the Local this week about the experiences of Black students at primarily white … more
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