Bucks County District Attorney announces his retirement
JODI SPIEGEL ARTHUR
Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler said Thursday he will retire, effective Sept. 2, more than a year before the end of his second term in office.
The Birches at Newtown to host Senior Olympics
The residents of The Birches at Newtown are preparing for their own version of the Olympic games. Residents will be randomly divided into two teams that will go head to head competing in six unique events on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 1:30 p.m.
The Peace Center holds two workshops on racism
As part of its “Speak Up For Peace” campaign, The Peace Center will hold two workshops titled “Unlearning Racism,” from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 27 and Sept. 24, at the center, 102 W. Maple Ave., Langhorne.
House fire at Heritage Creek Golf Course
Firefighters fight flames in an abandoned house at the Heritage Creek Golf Course on Meetinghouse Road in Warwick Township early Thursday. They were called at approximately 7:30 a.m. Aug. 18, to investigate smoke and fire in the woods, Warwick Police Chief Mark Goldberg said. Police and firefighters arrived to find the abandoned home on the golf course property fully involved with fire, he said. Crews from several area fire companies worked for several hours to extinguish the flames. There were no reports of injuries, and the cause is under investigation. The photo was taken by one of the first police officers to arrive at the fire scene.
If you find the current lineup of presidential candidates unappealing, you could consider voting for the choice of the Homestead Farm Market in Lambertville, N.J. They are casting their votes for their dog Callie, who is running on the canine ticket.
Solebury officially takes over Aquetong Lake
By BRIDGET WINGERT
Earlier this month the Pennsylvania Fish and Game Commission finalized the transfer of Aquetong Lake to Solebury Township, the result of many years of work and planning.
Stalemate continues on Durham federal link
By KATHRYN FINEGAN CLARK
Durham Township is still without a decision whether to join the Lower Delaware Wild and Scenic River Management Committee, a federal entity that some supervisors believe would be too binding.
Speeding traffic worries Wycombe residents
By STUART LEE FRIEDMAN
Concerns over speeding on Township Line Road prompted a group of Wycombe residents to ask for help from the Buckingham Township superivsors.
Group protests closed FERC hearing
By KATHRYN FINEGAN CLARK
Environmentalists from Upper Bucks held a protest outside a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hearing in Bethlehem, objecting to not being permitted to speak.
Sellersville to replace aging pumping station
By CHRIS RUVO
Sellersville Borough Council has approved an agreement to hire Bellview Pump LLV to replace an aging sewer pump station on Township Road.
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Color Doylestown teal
By DANA M. ECKMAN
Teal-colored ribbons will be found throughout Doylestown during September as part of a campaign to raise awareness of ovarian cancer.
New citizens sworn in at Pennsylvania’s birthplace
By DOREEN STRATTON
Judge Cynthia M. Rufe presided during a United States naturalization ceremony for 46 new citizens that was held recently at Pennsbury Manor, the birthplace of Pennsylvania.
Plumstead hears plans for new Wawa store
By REBECCA FINK
A proposed Wawa store would be built near Bailey Square in Fountainville under the development sketch plan reviewed by the Plumstead Township supervisors.
One-way turn may ease Old Easton Road traffic
By CLIFF LEBOWITZ
A plan to prevent turns from Route 611 onto Old Easton Road could be the solution to truck traffic problems for residents of Pipersville Village.
Colin Powell to give speech
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell will be the keynote speaker at the first Worldwide Business and Culture Luncheon co-sponsored by the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce and Pearl S. Buck International.
Haycock restricts large trucks from Woodcock Lane
By CLIFF LEBOWITZ
Haycock supervisors adopted an ordinance at their Aug. 1 public meeting that prohibits commercial trucks longer than 22 feet from traveling on Woodcock Lane.
New Hope-Notebook: New Hope council looks at fixed-rate loan
By GERRY MONIGAN
The New Hope Borough Council is debating whether to refinance $2.4 million left on a loan taken out to pay for the pruchase and renovation of the town hall.
Hundreds of triathletes competed in the 12th annual Steelman Triathlon on Sunday in Quakertown’s Nockamixon State Park. Wayne’s Luke Davis won the Olympic distance race in just over 2 hours.
Doylestown Tigers make DAA history
By DAVID CAMPBELL
The 9U Doylestown Tigers, who play in the Doylestown Athletic Association (DAA), became the first DAA team earlier this month to win a regional baseball championship. The DAA goes back to 1968.
Heroes run returns to Doylestown
By DAVID CAMPBELL
The 9/11 Heroes Run, a fundraiser for the Travis Manion Foundation, is set for Sunday, Sept. 25 at Fonthill Park in Doylestown. The fun run/walk has been renamed the Colby Umbrell 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk for 2016.
Auto racing world mourns
By BILL HAHN
Driver Bryan Clauson was killed in a race in Kansas early this month. Herald columnist Bill Hahn fondly recalls meeting Clauson on occasion.
Three get scholarships from Doylestown VFW
Three recent Central Bucks High School graduates were recognized for their academic efforts with scholarships from the Doylestown VFW.
Quakertown native earns
Amanda Bono, a native of Quakertown, has received her doctorate in musical art from the Catholic University of American in Washington, D.C.
Talk on transgender students scheduled
A special public meeting, “Community Conversation: Supporting Transgender Students in Our Schools,” has been scheduled for Aug. 24 at Central Bucks High School South in Warrington.
2 from Central Bucks YMCA honored
Two employees of Central Bucks YMCA in Doylestown have received the Seven Seals Award for their work with the Veterans Wellness Program.
Pa. girl to swim to aid diabetes research
For the fifth year, 11-year-old Carly Lenett of Lower Macungie Township will swim to help raise money for type 1 diabetes research.
New physician joins Holy Redeemer staff
Dr. Neelima Kute has joined the staff of Holy Redeemer Health System as a member of Holland Medical Associates.