Close Races

Candidates need your vote; your local and state governments need your vote; your nation needs your vote. You choose who you want to run your government, your democracy. “If you stay home, you’re voting for the other side.” So, this is what your vote means — why each vote counts… 2000, WC Borough Council President, […]

Vice Chairman’s Take on Vietnam 50 Years Ago Today

Fifty years ago today, I shipped from Jacksonville aboard the USS Boxer with others from the 1st Air Cavalry Division, bound for Vietnam via the Suez Canal. We were the first full division sent to the war. Please hold off on what has become the obligatory “thank you for your service” comment. As I look […]

Bayard Rustin’s civil rights legacy

by Mchael P. Rellahan, Daily Local News, 8/24/13 His work helped galvanize MLK’s ideals in Chester County WEST CHESTER — Without the supreme eloquence of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s stirring “I Have a Dream” speech delivered at the March of Washington, D.C. — the 50th anniversary of which will occur Wednesday — the […]

Bayard Rustin’s Legacy: West Chester’s Civil Rights Hero

BY J. F. PIRRO, Main Line Today, 7/19/13 An integral part of the Civil Rights Movement and the march on Washington, Bayard Rustin and his influence is remembered by West Chester’s Bill Scott. “Martin Luther King may have told us about his dream, but Bayard Rustin built the platform on which King stood.” From an […]