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Dinniman the demagogue

10/22/2014 08:38PM ● By Lev

By Uncle Irvin


Even though he is not up for re-election for another two years, State Senator Andy Dinniman preached to the New Garden Save our Water Committee to keep fighting the Artesian Water Resources Company that owns the “Wilkinson Well” on Broad Run Road.

What we have here is an elected official stirring up passion by telling the Save our Water Committee what they want to hear, regardless of the realities of the issue.

That's called demagoguery.

Where were the residents of New Garden Township when Wilkinson's Leon and Charles used their considerable political influence to persuade the then-sitting supervisors to let them sell the well to a profit-making water company? The Wilkinsons, in the spirit of capitalism, made a bundle selling to Artesian without as much as a ripple from New Garden residents.

If they meet regulatory approval, Artesian said it may pump water out of that well and sell it to Pennsylvania residents, making the Save our Water Committee's cause null and void, because the water is not going out of state.


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No brainer for Oxford Borough


In last week's Chester County Press, two former businessmen informed Borough Council that 204-206 Locust Street was for sale, and urged the borough to purchase the properties and raze them for public parking (with no meters!).

The properties, across from the post office, are in a perfect location to make it convenient for anyone wanting to do business in Oxford. Isn't that the idea?

Borough Council should move immediately to purchase the properties by negotiation, holding the big stick called eminent domain condemnation in their hands.


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