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Public Corruption in Chester County, PA

I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Pedestrian Pathways; we have some in Coatesville should we have more?

“A clever network of pathways crisscrossing the Berkeley hills helped transform the bare brown hills into some of Berkeley’s most beautiful and romantic neighborhoods. The pathways have made life easier for hill dwellers for more than 100 years.
The New York times

When I lived with my parents next to Dr. Lewis Stokes home on Black Horse Hill Road in Coatesville I used a self created pathway from Black Horse Hill Road through neighborhood yards to Coates Street and then under the North Chester Avenue underpass to Scott Senior High School.
I would guess that children have made similar self created pathways in other hilly areas of Coatesville.
We have an official government sanctioned community pathway something like Berkley’s in Valley View Park connecting neighborhoods in South Coatesville to neighborhoods in Coatesville.  
Are there neighborhood groups who would like to see more pedestrian pathways?

Trails are a kind of pedestrian pathway. 
In case you are wondering, in my experience trails lead to more security to homeowners and businesses not less.
Take for instance the tremendous opposition to the Perkiomen Trail in Montgomery County, PA. Some of the opposition came from homeowners who said, “They will be able to see us in our backyards”.
I believe the real opposition to the Perkiomen Trail was the prospect of regular patrols by the Montgomery County Park Rangers.
I believe that Northwestern Montgomery County is a very big area for backyard marijuana growing and the Perkiomen Trail was a concern for those “horticulturalists”.
Pennsylvania State Troopers can also use the Perkiomen Trail if needed.


“South Street Culture”

Another source of opposition to the Perkiomen Trail came from the local Skinheads of Northwestern Montgomery County:


A lot has changed since the “Save our Farm” thing is over

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