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A few October observations

10/13/2015 11:39AM ● By Steven Hoffman

Good choices for Kennett Square Borough Council race

Kennett Square Borough residents who went to the polls during the Primary Election had to be disappointed—there were three seats on borough council up for election, but only one candidate had filed in time to be on the ballot.

But now, with the Nov. 3 General Election quickly approaching, there are six candidates who have diverse qualifications and experiences who are seeking a seat on council. Kennett Square will miss the contributions of the three members of council who are leaving at the end of this year, especially council president Leon Spencer, who has been a faithful public servant for many years. But voters have some good candidates to choose from in Wayne Braffman, Doug Doerfler, Mark Krahforst, Jennifer MacFarland, Jamie Mallon, and John Thompson. We encourage everyone to go out and vote on Nov. 3.

East Nottingham voters to decide the fate of township’s open space program

On this page, there is a letter to the editor written by Shelley McLeod. She is a candidate for supervisor in East Nottingham Township. Instead of writing about her own candidacy, McLeod has written a thoughtful—and informative piece—about why the township’s residents should turn out on Election Day and vote “yes” to the referendum question regarding the township’s Open Space Program. East Nottingham residents, please read the letter and go out to vote on Election Day. It’s an important issue not just for East Nottingham, but the entire Oxford area.

A job well done

Kudos to the Oxford Area Sewer Authority and its member municipalities for the culmination of a series of projects to address the areas long-term infrastructure needs.

Last Friday, a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the upgraded wastewater treatment plant took place. It may not have received a lot of fanfare, but the projects are vitally important to the future growth of the area. For too long, the Oxford area was under a moratorium that restricted commercial, industrial, and residential growth. Commercial and industrial growth is needed in targeted areas in the Oxford area to help alleviate the property tax burden on residents.

Cheers to Kennett Square

If you were at the 18th annual Kennett Brewfest last Saturday, you know what a fun event it is. This years Brewfest took place on an absolutely perfect fall day, with attendees enjoying the food, the music, and, of course, some of the best regional and national craft beers. The fact that the event is a large fundraiser for Historic Kennett Square only makes it better. Historic Kennett Square does many things throughout the year to promote the town. It also organized the recent meet-the-candidates night where residents had the opportunity to ask questions of the borough council candidates. Cheers to Kennett Square on another great event.

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