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A few thoughts ahead of Election Day….

A few thoughts ahead of Election Day….

Curtis Mason won’t be on the ballot next week and his considerable contributions to Penn Township will certainly be missed when his term as a township supervisor concludes at the end of the year. On this page, you’ll find a farewell to Curtis Mason that was included in the most recent Penn Township newsletter. This newspaper has long admired Mason for his focus on keeping local government small and efficient. Taxpayers throughout the Avon Grove School District benefitted from Penn Township’s smart approach to growth. Penn Township, under Mason’s leadership, grew its commercial tax base and added 55-and-over housing projects. Every community needs a balance between commercial and residential growth. The Penn Township farewell highlights some of the other ways that Mason made a positive impact on the community. 

Now, on to a few names that will be on the ballot on Nov. 7. 

Avon Grove benefitted from Mason’s work in Penn Township, and the district has also been fortunate to have some strong school board members through the years. Dorothy Linn, a retired educator with 30 years of professional experience, joined the board four years ago and has been an effective leader. We hope she is re-elected from Avon Grove’s Region 1. A pair of longtime Avon Grove School Board members, Bonnie Wolff and Herman Engel, are certainly worthy of re-election in Region III. 

The Oxford Area School District would benefit if candidates like Jenifer Warren, Tenile Dewees, and Debbie Vendrick join the board.

We would also like to see Michael Finnegan, a longtime Kennett School Board member, get re-elected to the district’s Region C.