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Veteran Quakertown District employee slams dismissal

A longtime Quakertown employee is firing back at the school district that abruptly fired her last month. Former District Finance Director and School Board Treasurer Lynn Routson, who worked for the district for nearly 30 years, was due to retire Sept. 30 but was dismissed Sept. 16 for cursing at another employee, an accusation she denied, and declining a transition meeting with the newly hired business administrator.
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The Complete Nonpartisan Bucks County Voters Guide

Nonpartisan voter education is more important than ever. The General Election is on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. The Bucks County Herald, in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Bucks County, published the Complete Nonpartisan Bucks County Voters Guide. The guide provides nonpartisan candidate information and it educates and informs the community on the important information they need to know as they prepare for Election Day. The Voters Guide is a highly trusted, go-to resource used by thousands of voters throughout Bucks County, featuring: - Candidate biographies and answers on issues affecting area residents. - Vital election and voter registration information. - Unbiased content covering current local issues.

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COVID-19 briefs
Daily Coronavirus Briefing for Oct. 22
This guide with interactive tables, charts and maps illustrates the current status of COVID-19 in Bucks County. These data are updated daily. See the numbers: Bucks County …
State administration encourages drivers to apply for school bus jobs
PennDOT Deputy Secretary Kurt Myers and Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Secretary Dr. Noe Ortega today joined the Pennsylvania School Bus Association to encourage interested individuals to …
Daily Coronavirus Briefing for Oct. 21
This guide with interactive tables, charts and maps illustrates the current status of COVID-19 in Bucks County. These data are updated daily. See the numbers: Bucks County …
Local News

Doylestown Borough Hall sold for $2.3M

It took only a few months for Doylestown Borough Hall to be sold to the highest bidder. At $2.3 million, the winning bid went to Larry Thompson, a borough resident and owner of several key Doylestown …

New Hope-Solebury plans future stadium facility

The New Hope-Solebury School District is exploring options for a stadium facility As the installation of its new track and turf field nears completion, New Hope-Solebury continues to look forward.

DCNR secretary stresses need for investing in parks

Investing heavily in Pennsylvania’s state parks and recreational areas would be money well spent, state and local officials emphasized during an Oct. 12 news conference in Yardley Borough.

SEPTA general manager outlines agency’s plans

Leslie Richards, SEPTA’s general manager, spoke highly of the public transportation agency’s record during a recent meeting of the Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce, as she reviewed its …

President Biden signs legislation for 9/11 Trail

President Biden signed legislation designating the September 11th National Memorial Trail, a route linking the National September 11th Memorial and Museum in New York City, the Pentagon Memorial in …

Pine2Pink summoned to Newtown by small business community

The Pine2Pink Foundation an experience-based, community-driven nonprofit dedicated to local breast cancer patients, is expanding to Newtown. The expansion opportunity presented itself when local …

Pennsylvania preserves 21 farms, 1,999 acres from future development

Pennsylvania protected 1,999 acres on 21 farms in 13 counties last week through the state’s Farmland Preservation Program. One of the preserved farms, Millett Holdings II, LLC, is located in …

Funding campaign offers help for young Trumbauersville family

Kyra Huot and Kevin Steich of Trumbauersville had plans. Both graduates of Quakertown Community High School’s Class of 2017, and 22 years old, they shared a 3-year-old son, Landon. They were …

Solebury hiring sharpshooters to manage deer culling

Solebury has decided to bite the bullet and let professional sharpshooters deal with its ever-increasing deer population. The board of supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a $199,000 …

Wrightstown aims to preserve more land

Wrightstown supervisors are getting closer to potentially protecting more land in the township from development. Chester Pogonowski, chairman of the three-person board of supervisors that locally …

Deed books on display at Warminster library

Preserved Bucks County deed books are on display in the lobby at the Warminster Library through the end of the month.In early September, Bucks County Recorder of Deeds Robin Robinson was asked by …

Central Bucks School District Board convenes amid lawsuits, long public comment

While Central Bucks School District (CBSD) Board reconvened Oct. 12 to pass several budget items and vote on a new board policies towards public comment, two legal cases against the district gained …

Back to School PA PAC raises $600,000 in funding for school board races

Back to School PA PAC (B2SPA), created in July by local Bucks County parent Paul Martino, has raised $600,000 in funding for school board races across Pennsylvania. Martino created B2SPA after making …

New-Hope Solebury School Board confirms Health and Safety Plan

The New-Hope Solebury School Board announced at its Sept. 30 that it has no updates to the Health and Safety Plan at this time. The board also considered expenditures and a bond refinancing. …

Carversville Inn has zoning board approval

“Basically, they got what they wanted,” said Chairman Michael Warden after the Solebury Zoning Hearing Board unanimously approved renovation plans for the Carversville Inn on Wednesday, …

Deteriorated bridge compels Hilltown road closure

Motorists traveling through Hilltown should be ready for a detour, township officials say. Tom Hess, Hilltown’s director of public works, announced that a bridge has fallen into deep …

Police briefs: Oct. 21, 2021

Pennridge Regional Charged: Nicholas A. Wagner, with driving under the influence of marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, following a motor vehicle crash at 2:15 …

Newtown Quakers host conversation on racial justice

Matt Chandler, member of Newtown Quaker Meeting and clerk (head) of its Peace and Justice Committee, will moderate a discussion on “Next Steps for Racial Justice: A Community …

Bucks County outlines voting operation for Nov. 2

Election officials in Bucks County are preparing for the Nov. 2 election, the first with additional drop boxes. There are several ways voters can cast their ballots and several additional locations …

Free pet adoption event aims to save homeless animals

Doll 10 Beauty, a cruelty-free cosmetics company based in Bucks County, is partnering with Women’s Animal Center to sponsor a free pet adoption event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 23.
Opinion & Editorial

Unfiltering our selfie selves

In this great age of communication, when cellphones and texting keep us connected at every split second, what do we talk about? There’s so much chatter that we, often, don’t say anything …

By the way
A bracelet that celebrates survival.
I’ll never forget the Sunday morning my coffeemaker died. It was in December 2015. Coffee is my Number One essential wake-up mechanism. Its scent, its flavor, its wonder. It’s my comfort …
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Sports
Boys soccer

New Hope-Solebury Lions claw past Cheltenham Panthers in OT

The New Hope-Solebury boys soccer team defeated Cheltenham 2-1 in overtime to pick up its second win of the season on the Lions’ senior night Tuesday. Ethan Sirken scored New Hope’s first …

Football: Pennridge tops CB East

It couldn’t have gone much better for the Pennridge football team. The Rams defeated Central Bucks East, 24-7, in a Suburban One League National Conference tilt on Friday at Pennridge’s …

Golf: Quakertown’s Nick Joyce trail blazes at states

It’s time to add “Panthers” to the golfing menagerie of birdies and eagles. At the District One 3A golf championships at Limerick’s Turtle Creek Golf Course on Oct. 5, …
Soccer

Panther boys, Lion girls soccer teams gear up for districts

Seven years ago, Plumstead Christian’s soccer team advanced to the PIAA final four. The 2021 Panthers may not repeat that feat, but a much improved PCS side could make a lot of noise when the …

Solebury field hockey excited about future

It was an exciting year for the Solebury School field hockey team. The Spartans opened up the season with a 5-2 victory over Morrisville, their first win in recent memory. They notched a second …
Boys soccer

Solebury advances in Penn-Jersey playoffs

Before the regular season, Solebury head boys soccer coach Eric Soroka sought to keep a reserved outlook about his team’s expectations. The Spartans began the season with three seniors and four …

League playoffs: Palisades field hockey advances to semifinals

Two Palisades teams opened Colonial League tournament play this week. The Pirates’ field hockey team, seeded fourth, defeated No. 5 Wilson 3-1 at Salisbury High School on Monday. The Pirates …

Doylestown Rugby notes: Oct. 21, 2021

The Doylestown Rugby men’s team hosted Wilmington on Oct. 16 and won 62-26. Matt Frederick was Man of the Match. Try scorers for the Dragons were: Frederick (three), John Nyongesa (one), Julian …
Community
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Education

Quakertown student section creates community spirit at Friday night football games

The Quakertown Community School District has developed a formula that doesn’t need a scoreboard to prove it’s a winner. On Friday nights at Alumni Field, the magical experience is …

Seniors

Fundraiser supports Pickering Manor campaign

Johnson, Kendall & Johnson (JKJ) and Isaac Newton’s Bar and Restaurant hosted a family-friendly fundraiser featuring Eagles alumni and Swoop to benefit Pickering Manor’s Capital …

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Arts & Entertainment
Phillips’ Mill fetes benefactors
The Phillips’ Mill Community Association held a party for benefactors at the home of Mary and Patrick Fowles in September. Jeff Marshall, recently retires president of Heritage Conservancy spoke …
Galavant in the Garden
The six annual Galavant in the Garden Gala, a benefit for the Bucks County Playhouse, took place Oct. 2 in Buckingham. Presented by Playhouse Artists, the nonprofit organization formed to support the …
Points of View show and sale comes to Prallsville Mills
The 7th annual “Points of View,” an art show and sale featuring five local artists, will once again be presented at the Saw Mill, part of the Prallsville Mill, located at 33 Risler Street …
“Places I Remember” on view at Bucks Visitor Center
Joseph Marchetti, a graduate of Tyler School of Art, Temple University, and an arts educator in the Philadelphia School District, presents “Places I Remember,” at the Bucks County Visitor …
‘En plein air’ painters descend on downtown Flemington
Art-Venture Flemington will host local artists painting “en plein air” (outdoors) throughout Flemingtonʼs downtown historic district on Oct. 23. Artists will capture Victorian …
Grounds for Sculpture welcomes new leaders
Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, N.J., has appointed Kathleen Greene to the newly created position of chief audience officer (CAO) and Marissa Reibstein to chief development officer (CDO).
Review: “Drood” is jolly good English music hall murder mystery
On any list of the best English language authors of all time, there will be the name Charles Dickens. The writer of classics “Great Expectations,” “Oliver Twist” and …
Concert to help music school rebuild after tropical storm destruction
Guitarist Beppe Gambetta will perform at the New Hope Winery, Friday, Oct. 22, as part of a benefit concert to raise funds for the rebuilding of the Canal Music Studios, which were destroyed as a …
Delaware Valley Music Club presents “An Evening in Spain”
In honor of its centennial celebration, the Delaware Valley Music Club, founded in 1920, plans a gala “Evening in Spain” between 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at the social hall of Our …
Mercer Museum exhibit shines spotlight on Bucks County
Fascinating pieces of Bucks County’s rich history are on display at a new exhibit in the Mercer Museum in Doylestown. Titled “Found, Gifted, Saved! The Mercer Museum Collects Local …
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Business

Penn Community Bank expanding into Lansdale

Penn Community Bank said it will open a state of the art bank branch and business center with innovative design in Lansdale in 2022. Planned to open in Q1, the new office located at 490 Forty Foot …

Dollars and Sense: What is a bond ladder?

A bond ladder is a strategy for balancing risk and return within the fixed income portion of your investment or retirement portfolio. The concept of laddering involves constructing a portfolio of …
Health & Wellness

NAC welcomes guests for free on Oct. 26

On Tuesdays during the month of October, the Newtown Athletic Club (NAC) is opening its doors to the entire community. Through the Together Tuesday effort, all are welcome to come to the Newtown …

Fighting the fall eczema itch

It’s that time of year.Pumpkin spice season, which means the weather is shifting. Everything is changing, from the color of the leaves to the humidity of the air. With those changes comes a lot …
Obituaries

William D. MacDowell

William D. MacDowell, “Bill,” died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Sept. 30, two months shy of his 90th birthday.Bill was born in Bronxville, N.Y., the second child of five of …

Rosemarie S. Zarlengo

Rosemarie S. Zarlengo, of West Amwell, NJ, died on Thursday, October 8, 2021, at her home. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Rosemarie came to West Amwell with her mother after her father’s death.
May 10, 1945-October 3, 2021

Marianne Martien Bogen

After a prolonged battle with Crohn’s Disease, Marianne succumbed to complications from her illness on Sunday, October 3rd in Philadelphia.
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