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Fracking ban has engineer’s support

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) proposes that the State of Pennsylvania should ban all hydraulic fracking and related activities within its area of the Delaware River Basin.

Six different and worthy projects, six groups of hard working and enthusiastic volunteers, six wonderful additions and improvements to our Lower Delaware watershed: The Wild and Scenic Management …

The gifts we seek

Christmas Day is over. We’ve eaten the food and opened the gifts. Family has come and gone – or were not able to come. Now what? What if there were gifts I could give that would change the …

Preserve our democracy by voting

As we reflect on the events of Jan. 6, 2020, we are reminded how fragile our democracy is. We, as a nation, watched in disbelief as a group of rioters violently attacked our Capitol in an attempt to …

Hal Marcovitz’s Dec. 30 piece in the Herald about the Point Pleasant Pumping Station stirred memories of my involvement with the Central Bucks Clean Energy Collective. Any oldtimers still in …

Ditch resolutions ahead of January 1

I gave up making resolutions in the early 2000s. They were broad and lofty (yeah, lose weight), all going by the wayside before springtime. In the past decade, I’ve turned the week between …

I sometimes wonder why anyone chooses to remain enslaved to commuting in a motor vehicle and why are we not investing American dollars back into our American railroads, big time?

Nearly 40 years ago I stood along River Road in Point Pleasant, watching as hundreds of environmental activists demonstrated against construction of the Point Pleasant water project.

The Perkasie Garden Club has been a part of the community for 30 years. Elsie Bartram founded the garden club in 1992 after joining the board of the newly activated Parks and Recreation Department. …

Omicron immune escape: Why should you care?

Viruses have no political affiliation and don’t care what we think. All they care about, like teenage boys, is how to perfect their reproductive skills. Darwin continues to be hard at work on …

What are you doing the first Tuesday of every month? Many parents in the Central Bucks School District (CBSD) started attending school board meetings this year for the chance to participate in public …

Pennsylvania may be best known for its mining of coal, production of steel, and drilling of natural gas, but our state also has a rich history of being a leader in conservation. I was reminded of …

Looking back, I have suddenly realized that I have always been a small-town girl. I live on 10 acres now, and dabbled in farming, but my life has been lived in small towns. I think it gives one a …

What are you doing the first Tuesday of every month? Many parents in the Central Bucks School District (CBSD) started attending school board meetings this year for the chance to participate in public …

“Mom, I have been diagnosed with ALS.” Those are dreaded words no parent wants to hear, especially from a 35-year-old son, Jay Smith, who was married with two young daughters, ages 4 and …

There’s still time to review proposed district maps

In a very short period of time, we will all be divided into new state House and Senate districts. This happens every 10 years and it matters because what district we live in decides who we can vote …

An open letter to the Central Bucks community

Last month, the CB Cares Educational Foundation Board became aware of content intended to shame the LGBTQ+ community, the NAACP, the leadership of the Central Bucks Education Association, The Rainbow …

As he approaches the Love Lock bridge in Lambertville, Chris Herncane noticeably struggles with his emotions. The idyllic setting on the Delaware and Raritan Canal towpath counters the heaviness in …

Our Constitution defines limits of the federal government and its power over its citizens and the states. Ours is a republic, with states’ rights and the rights of the people being paramount …

Following a summer of extreme heat, drought and political gridlock, the U.S. House of Representatives last Friday passed the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376), which includes groundbreaking levels of …

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