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The following is an open letter to Doylestown Borough’s zoning board and planning commission. As residents who live near the proposed new hotel on West Court Street, we are writing to urge you to …

Voter turnout — readers weigh in

In several recent columns in this newspaper, the League of Women Voters has addressed the issue of poor voter turnout. Last month we invited readers to help us identify ways to encourage better voter …

Money matters in public education. We proved it.

Sometimes it’s a good thing that history repeats itself. It’s worth considering when it comes to funding public schools. The recent release of the public school assessments is a stark warning that …

Fearing Trump, everyone passes the buck

Will somebody please finally, definitively decide whether Donald Trump is fit to be on the ballot? Too many are content to kick this can down the road, to pass the buck. In February 2021, Mitch …

Living in the neighborhood of the proposed “boutique hotel,” I have wondered what would happen to Doylestown Borough Hall for what feels like decades, since the borough decided to move its …

What’s In a Name? Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy or LGMD wasn’t really in my vocabulary until recently. I’ve always had difficulty with stairs, running, getting up from low chairs, and so forth, …

The American flag has always been a revered symbol, certainly in my lifetime. Back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the issue of flag-burning was all the rage, with efforts by presidents and …

Last month, the new Democrat-controlled Central Bucks School Board had its first policy meeting. If you are a resident here, you should be very concerned.

Janet Hunt: Between the lines

I met Janet Hunt about 30 years ago. She ran the gallery tucked under Hamilton’s Grill in Lambertville. There was more to both our lives before that, but meeting creates a line in memory because …

I recently read a story in a local newspaper about a man named Geoffrey Holt who passed away. He lived in Hinsdale, New Hampshire. I did not know Mr. Holt, but the town of Hinsdale certainly changed …

I write to underscore the vital role that zoning laws play in safeguarding the integrity of our communities. Zoning laws are not arbitrary regulations but rather tools crafted to protect against …

It doesn’t take much to get a smile on my face and touch my heart. I was accused of being a negative person. I guess it happened when my friend Mrs. Adler, who is 103 years old, summarized what is …

Doylestown’s been doing a lot these past couple of years. Now that our marvelous Broad Street Commons Park is open, our borough administration has moved to the beautifully rehabbed and repurposed …

My wife and I moved to Lambertville from New York City three years ago to escape COVID-19 and seek a quieter lifestyle. We have met many other people who have moved to this area and are curious about …

My granddaughter just started kindergarten at her local Philadelphia school and is full of exciting recounts of what she is learning. I was not prepared, though, for her to tell me that they …

Look after our neighbors

It’s time we reject separation from each other caused by our chosen blinders, intolerance, ham-fisted maxims and all the hurly-burly of ever hastening lives. Let’s pause now and then and look out …

I very much enjoyed reading Jean Rollo’s article and photo from the Doylestown Historical Society archival records about the Trappe Family Singers who performed a Christmas concert in December 1941 …

Another holiday season is upon us and, as a senior citizen, I find myself reflecting on Christmas and how it used to be celebrated and what we do now. Christmas trees and decorations have been on …

In the November 2023 municipal election, “we the people” made our decisions about who would represent us. We voted for commissioners and row officers, township and borough officials, judicial …

When I became a physician more than 20 years ago, one of the first things I worked on was how to address unremitting, severe migraines. Since then, I’ve spent much of my energy helping to create …

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