Category Archives: West Chester

Cows / freedom / West Chester’s community rights amendment

E. B. White’s essay “Poetry,” written in 1939, starts out: A friend of mine has an electric fence around a piece of his land, and he keeps two cows there. I asked him one day how he liked his fence … Continue reading

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Promises, promises

Here’s my current favorite campaign promise, from at least two West Chester Borough Council candidates’ mailers: Balanced budgets without raising taxes (their emphasis). Well, great. Who could oppose that? If anyone knew that secret, think how much better things would … Continue reading

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Hens in West Chester: Why not?

A few months ago I happened to be at a Borough Council meeting where permitting hens in the Borough was discussed. The measure got sent to committee for further talk and elaboration. I see hens are on the PZBID committee’s … Continue reading

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