Sunday, May 19, 2013
Get an early look at what you'll see at the polling place Tuesday, and find out where to vote.
To see a sample ballot for the 2013 primary election, you need to know in which precinct you reside. There are 24 precincts within the Tredyffrin-Easttown Patch coverage area. Find your precinct You can search by your street address at the state elections website. Enter your county, town and street information, and it will tell you in which precinct you live and where your polling place is. Find your sample ballot on the Chester County website: Once you know your precinct, click the appropriate link to find your ballot on the Chester County website. 2013 Municipal Primary Republican Sample Ballots 2013 Municipal Primary Democratic Sample Ballots
Saturday, May 18, 2013
One poll suggests that, while Pennsylvania voters might support medical marijuana use, they aren't in favor of legal pot.
Pennsylvania voters aren't in favor of legalizing marijuana, according to one pole. The Frankin and Marshall College poll of Pennsylvania voters for May 2013 showed that 54 percent of voters polled opposed to legalizing marijuana in the state. A similar F&M Poll at the beginning of February found that 55 percent of respondants were against legalizing marijuana. While voters don't support its outright legalization, 82 percent of those polled favor the use of marijuana for medical reasons if prescribed by a doctor. The poll, which was conducted between April 30 and May 5, gathered responses from 526 registered voters, including 265 Democrats, 196 Republicans and 65 Independents. The full poll is available for review here. The following …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The U.S. Census Bureau says black turnout nationwide, by percentage, exceeded white turnout last year for the first time.
A recent U.S. Census Bureau report shows that blacks had the highest voter turnout among racial identifications in the 2012 general election. Nationwide, 66.2 percent of black citizens voted, exceeding for the first time the turnout of white voters, which was 64.1 percent. In 2008, 66.1 percent of whites voted, to 64.7 percent of blacks. Back in 1996, white turnout was 60.7 percent and black turnout was 53 percent. Black turnout also exceeded white turnout in Pennsylvania last year, 65.2 percent to 62.5 percent. Read a Huffington Post report on the census findings, and see below for statistics comparing other voting demographics: Voter turnout is expected to be far lower in Tuesday's off-year primary election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m…
Voters should adjust plans for Tuesday's primary election.
Residents in Tredyffrin Township's W3 precinct should no longer plan to vote in the township building community room, as they did in last fall's general election. For Tuesday's primary election, W3 voters should go to Del Chevrolet at 1644 E. Lancaster Ave. in Paoli, according to county election officials. The polling place had moved to the township building last year, Patch reported, because of construction at the dealership. If you're not sure which precinct is yours, find it through the state's website. All polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The May Franklin and Marshall College poll shows that support for privatized liquor has dropped over three months.
If you are in favor of privatizing the state’s liquor sales, odds are good that your neighbor feels differently, at least according to one poll. The Frankin and Marshall College poll of Pennsylvania voters for May 2013 showed that voters are nearly split on the issue of liquor sales in the state. 47 percent of polled voters are in favor of ending state control. According to the poll, the 47 percent in May is “significantly lower than it was in February,” when 53 percent of voters were in favor privatizing liquor. “Support for selling the state stores has declined from February among both Republicans (54 percent, down from 61 percent) and Democrats (41 percent, down from 48 percent),” the study states. Additionally, the number of voters …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
According to poll results, more voters support same-sex marriage in 2013.
A majority of state voters said they are in favor of allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally marry, according to one pole. The Frankin and Marshall College poll of Pennsylvania voters for May 2013 showed that 54 percent of voters polled were in favor of allowing legal same-sex marriages. The 54 percent in favor is up from 48 percent in the previous year. The poll, which was conducted between April 30 and May 5, gathered responses from 526 registered voters, including 265 Democrats, 196 Republicans and 65 Independents. The full poll is available for review here. The following information representes the questions asked in the survey and the results given by voters. 1) Would you favor or oppose a constitutional amendment that would allow…
Former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, a Democrat, announced Tuesday that he's exploring another run for the Senate; Sestak narrowly lost to Pat Toomey in 2010.
A rematch between former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak and U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is in the works as Sestak announced Tuesday that he's exploring a run for the Senate in 2016. Democrat Sestak, a former Navy vice admiral, lost narrowly to Republican Toomey in 2010. Sestak, of Delaware County, has formed an exploratory committee—the equivalent of launching a campaign in terms of Federal Elections Commission paperwork, according to a Washington Post report. Can Sestak beat Toomey? Who would you vote for if the Senate election was held today? Tell us in the comments section below. Tuesday's announcement ends speculation that Sestak, 61, is raising money to challenge Gov. Tom Corbett. Sestak raised $460,000 in the first quarter of this year. A Sestak-…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Fellini's Cafe and Berwyn Pizza were also inspected by Chester County last month.
Below are the results of health inspections conducted last month in Tredyffrin and Easttown. The inspections are conducted by Chester County Health Department, and the reports are available through the State Department of Agriculture. The location, date and type of inspection is listed, along with the number of violations. Establishments were found to be in overall compliance with health standards, unless otherwise noted. Beaumont Elementary School (school meal program, inspected 4/5/13) — no violations Devon Elementary School (school meal program, inspected 4/5/13) — no violations Metz Culinary Management @ The Shops at Devereux-Fenstone (annual, inspected 4/17/13) — no violations Mom's Bake at Home Pizza (annual, inspected 4/9/13) — 1 …
Monday, May 6, 2013
A proposed law would lower the value needed for a felony charge in retail theft.
A new bill passed in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives could crack down on retail theft, or make it easier for someone to become a felon. Under House Bill 1000 any incident of retail theft in which the value of the items stolen exceeds $1,000 can result in a third-degree felony charge. Before this bill the cutoff line for a felony charge of retail theft was $2,000. As the law exists now, there are a number of ways one can be charged for retail theft as explained below: The bill passed 195-0 in the House and now moves on to the Senate. Do you support this bill? Let us know what you think in the comments area below.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Tom Corbett met with business leaders at Chester Valley Golf Club Thursday, at one point citing the Paoli train station as a candidate for a public-private partnership.
Gov. Tom Corbett visited Chester Valley Golf Club Thursday to address Chester County business and civic leaders. Before a crowd of about 300, Corbett touched on topics ranging from the state pension crisis to Marcellus Shale to the changing landscape of the job market in the commonwealth. Governor talks Paoli train station in attached video The discussion was moderated by 6ABC reporter Nydia Han, who asked questions and called on a pre-selected audience members. At one point early in the discussion, Corbett touted changes in the way the state interacts with private companies. He cited faster turnaround times on permit applications and the ability to track the applications through the approval process. He also described a more open policy…