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It was June 2020. I was finishing ninth grade, which turned out to be the first year of several of my pandemic education. I was in a class (which means online in my bedroom) and my teacher …

The three categories of eligible voters: AVs, SVs, and NVs

Uncle Sam wants YOU! So does Pennsylvania. So does Bucks County. They want you to vote in the critically important upcoming midterm election on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

No issue in recent history has divided Bucks County residents more than the Point Pleasant water project, known familiarly as the “Pump.” First proposed in the 1960s, the plan was designed to …

America’s most famous bridge-building family, the Roeblings, were based in New Jersey but did few projects in neighboring Bucks County. Three Roebling-connected bridges in our county are easily …

Just say no, to water/sewer privatization

If you’re a Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority customer you’ve recently received a notice they’re considering a formal acquisition of our “public water/sewer system“ totaling, an …

It seemed like out of the blue came the news of an urgent need for heart valve surgery to repair my leaky heart from my trusted cardiologist Dr. John Harding. Even though the news was bleak, …

I recalled some childhood memories after reading the articles about Fanny Chapman Pool – “Fanny Chapman Pool marks 95th anniversary” and “At Age 95 Chapman Pool still one of the coolest …

Science With a Smile: The “Awww” Factor

Nobody doesn’t like a baby (apologies to Sara Lee). Kittens, puppies, downy ducklings, human infants, and now the newest paleontological star, baby Nun Cho Ga, a month-old woolly mammoth; we …

As we approach the anniversary of Hurricane Ida, which struck the City of Lambertville with particular severity, it is incumbent on us to reflect on the impact Ida had and is still having on the …

This summer, the Coalition Against Hunger can help children located in the counties of Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery find sites where they can eat free meals with no proof …

Country line dancing! Who knew?

This is so much more than the Electric Slide you did at your cousin’s wedding. I was at a bar called Artie’s in Frenchtown, N.J. It had a mellow country vibe with lots of wood and a low …

Reflections: Happening here

The events of Jan. 6, 2021 did not show the first attempt to overthrow a president of the United States, but the second. The first was in 1933, led by Wall Street executives. It was foiled, …

New Vitae Wellness and Recovery is partnering with Nockamixon State Park in a program to protect the local population of bluebirds through the donation of hand-built nesting boxes.

We must save our democracy

The mission statement of the 100-year-old non-partisan League of Women Voters (LWV) is “Empowering Voters; Defending Democracy.” At this time, our democracy is at serious risk. There are …

If I May: This side of the divide

I have a friend in Montana. I know, that sounds like an advertisement for prime steaks. My friend DW Groethe is a cowboy. He ropes and rides and mends fences, and all the other home-on-the-range …

We have experienced many changes down here on the farm in the past months. Because of some health issues we have had to reorganize things, change some goals, make some decisions and come up with new …

Monkeypox was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by the World Health Organization (WHO) on July 23. As of early August, there were nearly 32, 000 confirmed …

There’s no doubt that the current COVID-19 boosters from the original prototype vaccines based on the ancestral SARS-CoV-2 index virus strain, continue to protect people against serious illness and …

A recent issue of the Herald advises of the Council Rock School Board being lobbied by Muslim students to change the school calendar, recognize the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, and provide such …

The July announcement of a 20-year-old man from Rockland County, N.Y., paralyzed by the poliovirus, brings back memories of the fear, disability and death that came each summer with the polio …

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