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We can all help end human trafficking

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Human trafficking, according the Department of Homeland Security is the “…use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor” …

This month, five Pennridge school board directors decided to cut Social Studies requirements in the district by 25%, causing much discussion in our community. And if history is any indicator, the …

John Anastasi: From the Editor’s Desk

In the best community newspapers, mutual trust and respect are foundational elements of a symbiotic relationship between the journalists and the readers they serve.

The bi-state Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) plans to post another reel of archival silent movie footage from the 1933-34 construction of the current-day steel-truss Upper Black …

The perfect white Christmas gift

Years ago and throughout his life my dad was truly infected with a contagious Christmas Spirit. He gave gifts and was a decorating maniac – the glitzier the better. Dad loved blinking stars, …

At first glance the annual Festival of Trees at Pearl S. Buck’s home is not unlike other Bucks County holiday outings. It is an occasion to tour garnished Christmas trees stationed throughout a …

The overdose crisis – what can we do?

As Pennsylvania works through the heartbreak and wreckage left in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, our state’s ongoing, deadly drug and alcohol epidemic is churning back into public …

When it comes to bullying, Upstanders can help

Have you heard any of these common responses from adults regrading bullying situations? “Words will never hurt you.” “Bullying makes kids tougher.” “Bullied kids need to learn to deal …

BCCC SCHOLARSHIPS

For nearly 40 years, the Bucks County Foundation has been supporting Bucks County Community College through the Happ Grover Fund, offering tuition scholarships to students from Central Bucks …

Who didn’t vote in Bucks County?

The voter turnout in Bucks County this past November was 65.8% of the registered voters of Bucks County. This turnout was incredibly close to the percent of registered voters (65.0) who voted …

Misunderstanding the problem

Farmers say, “One groundhog will eat a ton of beans.” They don’t mean one 13-pound marmota monax in a field can ingest a ton of soybeans, but that a single groundhog destroys bean shoots …

Driving home at night has become a dangerous task, one that I unfortunately have to subject myself to on a daily basis. After a long day, I just want to get home safely to unwind. Like most of us …

Push leaders toward peace In Ukraine

It should be of grave concern to all Americans when our president says aloud that we are as close to a nuclear exchange with Russia today than we were during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

This is an urgent explanation and appeal to anyone concerned about the environment. It concerns the Bucks County Planning Commission’s (BCPC) plans for a Neshaminy Greenway Trail (NGT) segment …

Voting, 2022-style

Living in what may be the ultimate swing district in the ultimate swing state, I shouldn’t have been surprised. High-stakes elections are as Bucks County as stone barns.

The thing that stuck with me last year was the pictures from the walls and objects from the tops of tables and desks strewn among shredded wallboard. There were lamps, rugs, kitchen appliances, …

Countdown to the Nov. 8 election

If you have not yet registered to vote, you have disenfranchised yourself. You will not be able to vote in the Nov. 8 election. The deadline to register to vote as well as to update your …

Lawyers argue the meanings of words, so whoever has the better argument wins the debate. That doesn’t mean what the lawyer says is more truthful; only that it’s a more skilled argument.

Dear Dr. Oz: You Know Nothing about the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s criminal justice system for those serving life sentences.

Parental rights came to the forefront of the public education debate during the pandemic, and they continue to be a hot topic. In its now-infamous 2021 letter to the U.S. Department of …

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