Chris Pastore

Upper Dublin, PA

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The politics of politics

Posted October 24th, 2009 by admin | No Comments

We are getting close to election day, and I suppose it was inevitable that some negative campaigning would begin.  This week’s Ambler Gazette contained several Letters to the Editor that were focused on the Upper Dublin Township Commissioner’s race.  One from a sitting Commissioner, and three letters from residents, one in each of the contested […]

Build Green 2009 and “In Action”

Posted October 20th, 2009 by admin | No Comments

Build Green 2009 was held in downtown Philadelphia last week (Oct 14 and 15).  The Engineering and Design Institute was one of the conveners of the conference and we had a great time.  Around 450 attendees from all different disciplines came together to talk about green buildings and what we can do to save money […]

The role of the internet

Posted September 14th, 2009 by admin | No Comments

As the election gets closer, it is interesting to see how the dynamic is slowly changing to make more use of the internet in getting the word out to the people.  I particularly like this because it is a more energy efficient means to communicate with the constituents.  Printing documents and handing them out, driving […]

Clarification and Correction

Posted July 3rd, 2009 by admin | No Comments

My previous post about the school taxes generated a response from the School Board and Dr. Pladus.  I had a very pleasant and productive email exchange with Dr. Pladus, and consequently I want to clarify and correct any misconceptions in the previous post. First, my post was not intended to criticize the School District.  My […]

School Taxes

Posted June 26th, 2009 by admin | No Comments

When the new high school building was under discussion we were told that we should expect a school tax increase.  This was advertised as a $601 (for a typical $400,000 home) spread out over 5 years.  (See UD CAUSE for details)  I think most of us believed this to mean something like $120 increase per […]

Residential Information Bulletin

Posted June 16th, 2009 by admin | No Comments

Detective Kenneth R. Whisler from the Upper Dublin Police Department is helping to organize a community information network to inform the residents about criminal activities that have been reported recently. This is a network distribution system – sort of like a phone tree.  Detective Whisler sends the announcements to contact people in each neighborhood.  The […]

Fort Washington Fire Company

Posted June 9th, 2009 by admin | No Comments

The 101 year old Fort Washington volunteer fire company presented themselves in an intelligent and dignified manner this evening at the Board of Commissioners’ Stated Meeting.  Some of the democratic leadership on the Upper Dublin Board of Commissioners had criticized the fire company for their handling of a grant proposal, and one member even wrote […]

Now the campaign really begins

Posted May 20th, 2009 by admin | No Comments

It is May 20, and the primaries are over.  I did win the primary, but considering I was unopposed and endoresed by the party, this was not surprising.  Now it is time to start working on the campaign for the general election.  I will be running against incumbent Ronald Feldman. Election day is a long […]

Primaries: May 19th!

Posted May 12th, 2009 by admin | No Comments

I just wanted to share this memo with you that was developed by the Upper Dublin Republican Committee: It’s primary election time again, so please remember to vote on Tuesday, May 19, 2009.  The Upper Dublin Republican Committee would like to thank all of the voters that came out in November, and we are hopeful […]

MultiComfort House

Posted April 28th, 2009 by admin | No Comments

Some of my students, Tim Brennan, Dan Mellon and Vinnie Sickles, just returned from Slovenia where they represented the United States in the International MultiComfort House competition. Their design of a new corporate headquarters for CertainTeed was selected as the best in the US. For the competition, students were required to design new corporate headquarters, […]