RSS Feed from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: The latest news from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: website: all stories The Phoenix Reporter and Item Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:22:21 -0500 60 <![CDATA[With Pennsylvania House shut down, housing for the needy is desperately needed]]> The Pennsylvania House could be a proud Phoenixville landmark. Located on High Street in what is referred to as "the North Side," it has slowly morphed from a boarding house offering inexpensive rooms to those in need, to the kind of place that is barely inhabitable.

Local code enforcement made it official last week.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:31:11 -0500 2014-12-19T19:31:11-05:00 2014-12-19T19:31:13-05:00
<![CDATA[Vote to dissolve Rec Board silences community voices]]> This past October, Phoenixville Borough Council voted 7-1 to repeal a borough ordinance that established the formation of the Recreation Board; none of the members voting in favor of the motion had ever attended a Recreation Board meeting or knew what the board does. This vote begins the process of dissolution of the Recreation Board.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:45:48 -0500 2014-11-26T11:45:48-05:00 2014-11-26T11:45:50-05:00
<![CDATA[Rosetta Mission could provide valuable and inspiring classroom lesson]]> To the editor:

My grandson is a student in 5th grade. I wanted to offer a suggestion as to a teaching topic that I think teachers and students alike would find incredibly interesting and engaging.

On Nov. 12, the European Space Agency Rosetta Mission will culminate a 10-year mission and attempt to touch-down the Philae Lander on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at site Agilkia to perform experiments and hopefully unlock secrets about the very beginnings of the universe.

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 11:11:51 -0500 2014-11-07T11:11:51-05:00 2014-11-07T11:11:53-05:00
<![CDATA[Warren Kampf -- Actions speak louder than words]]> As with any election season, we hear politicians making a lot of claims. State Rep. Warren Kampf has been actively distancing himself from Gov. Corbett and trying to paint himself as a moderate and independent voice.

Don't listen to the rhetoric. The best way to know a politician's priorities isn't by what he tells you, but by how he votes.

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:45:54 -0500 2014-11-03T09:45:54-05:00 2014-11-03T09:45:55-05:00
<![CDATA[Warren Kampf is running scared]]> Marian Moskowitz, candidate for state representative in the 157th district, is running a clean campaign. The publicity she releases is truthful and verifiable. And she refuses to engage in negative or misleading advertising. This reveals a candidate with as much character as leadership ability. By taking the high road, Moskowitz shows a will to bring respect and dignity to this campaign.

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:47:18 -0400 2014-10-28T09:47:18-04:00 2014-10-28T09:47:19-04:00
<![CDATA[Warren Kampf - Not just politics as usual]]> It's easy to be cynical about politics. As a recent Conestoga graduate and current University of Pennsylvania student, I've noticed that the prevailing political opinion among my generation is one marked with pessimism and resignation. The narrative goes something like this: self-interested politicians, bought and sold by lobbyists, perpetuate a rigged system in which special interests always win.

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:47:15 -0400 2014-10-28T09:47:15-04:00 2014-10-28T09:47:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Kampf has earned the right to continue representing 157th]]> I am a homeowner in downtown Phoenixville and am writing to express my support for Warren Kampf in his bid for reelection as state representative for the 157th District.

Most people who are following this race are familiar with Warren's theme: "He's Our Representative." This theme resonates with me, because I know it is true.

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:43:30 -0400 2014-10-28T09:43:30-04:00 2014-10-28T09:43:31-04:00
<![CDATA[Kampf has improved communication with constituents]]> Warren Kampf is really hitting his stride. Over the last two years, I've noticed a real difference in communication with my state representative and my community, because I opted to sign up for Warren Kampf's legislative updates online. The very well-written and informative online updates are a wealth of information, anything from neighborhood road closures and repaving schedules to senior expos and local shredder events.

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:43:28 -0400 2014-10-28T09:43:28-04:00 2014-10-28T09:43:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Kampf making the tough choices that will help secure our children's future]]> Sadly in government today, most politicians are only looking for solutions that sound good in campaign ads and work best for two-year election cycles. While Pennsylvania has numerous problems that will affect generations to come, not many seem to be looking out for my young family and those of us who will have to deal with -- tomorrow -- the consequences of the misguided decisions made today.

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:43:24 -0400 2014-10-28T09:43:24-04:00 2014-10-28T09:43:26-04:00