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The Central Bucks School District has a rich history of academic excellence that has long been a source of great pride for our community. Regrettably, our district’s reputation has been damaged …

Once again, the Pennridge School Board majority is ignoring our citizens and prioritizing politics over our students. In an embarrassing display, the board majority disregarded the outpouring of …

Underutilized WIC program can help families

Pandemic-era expansions to SNAP benefits expired in 32 states, including Pennsylvania. SNAP Emergency Allotments were introduced in early 2020 to protect the food security of low-income families …

We all need to vote on May 16

On Tuesday May 16, “we the people” of Bucks County will select the candidates who will represent the Republican and Democratic parties in the upcoming November municipal election for county, …

Local politics today feels like a blood sport. This is nowhere more apparent than in Central Bucks School Board meetings, where insults and accusations drown out the occasional kind word. These …

At the risk of being compared to the church preacher who, upon looking down from his pulpit and seeing a standing-room-only congregation rather than praising everyone in attendance, chose to chastise …

Grass, trees, and plants are a big factor that contribute to making a decision of where you want to live. When walking through the neighborhoods of Upper Southampton, you see that everyone has a tree …

On Tuesday April 11, the final Conditional Use Hearing for Haines and Kibblehouse’s proposed quarry took place in the municipal building for Springfield Township. More than 50 residents of the area …

The public is worried about banks. The stock market is wobbling. Housing prices are fluctuating across the nation. Interest rates are rising. Compounding all of this, the word “recession” is …

On March 23 I attended a meeting with the Central Bucks Regional Police Commission. Administration from Central Bucks School District presented about the hiring of a school resource officer (SRO) for …

Since I needed to have blood work and had to fast, I decided to treat myself on my way home by having breakfast at the Warminster West Diner. I have lived in the area for 52 years. When I arrived …

Focusing on relationships in Upper Bucks

I am extremely honored to serve as the Pennsylvania state senator for Upper Bucks County and most municipalities in Lehigh County. As an update, I want to report the things that I have been doing in …

Suggestions for making call for civility real

As a former president of the board of CB Cares Educational Foundation, I strongly support the Central Bucks School District Superintendent’s Call for Civility. I have been a victim of the …

The winter that wasn’t

My phone buzzed as I was walking out the door, and an alert about dangerous driving popped on the screen: black ice caused by an unusual “freezing fog.” Having totaled my car about 10 years ago on …

Israel’s crisis explained

Like Great Britain, Israel has a parliamentary system of government. There are 120 members in its parliament, the Knesset. Therefore, to form a government, the leader of the largest party following …

Make an Easter Sunday resolution

Is it just me or, as each year passes, does the recognition of Easter and Good Friday and the significance of the season of Lent become less important to many of us? Most schools are closed, but that …

In uncertain times, trust community banks

When Pennsylvanians see two of the largest bank failures in American history occurring mere days apart, it’s understandable that they would have questions about their own local banks. The federal …

Say it louder. It’s the guns

Country singers are praying for Nashville. Some are calling out their politicians for their unwillingness to enact sensible gun laws. That’s great. Did you pray for Uvalde? Did you pray for those …

Views on the lack of importance of the study of nonwhite and or nonconventional populations, in my opinion, started when the New York Times published “The 1619 Project,” stating that “race” …

I have had a small flock of chickens for over 30 years. Well, not the same chickens, of course. If you have a farm it doesn’t matter if you don’t need any eggs — chickens fill a very special …

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