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Donald Trump outdid himself celebrating the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team’s early exit from the FIFA World Cup competition, accusing them of being “openly hostile to America,” and insisting …

It’s not often that a small-town school district from Pennsylvania makes national headlines. In April, the Pennridge School Board approved a controversial contract with Vermilion Education to …

The fresh question before our Central Bucks School District, unimaginable five years ago, is whether there is a place for biological boys on girls’ sports teams and in locker rooms. The question, …

Last winter’s “tripledemic” of respiratory illnesses — respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza and COVID-19 — resulted in an extraordinary number of hospitalizations and deaths across …

When they aren’t glued to their electronic devices, today’s kids play with action figures and Barbie dolls. Five thousand years ago, Copper Age children on the Iberian Peninsula played with owls. …

Not so fast, New Jersey

New Jersey first lady Tammy Murphy is credited with leading the push for that state’s new science standards, adopted in 2020 by the NJ State Board of Education. The standards appear to be rigorous, …

Pennridge parents are busy. We have a lot to do and little time to do it. So we filter: our to-do list, our attention, and the information that comes our way. Unfortunately, somewhere along the line, …

July 26 marked the 33rd anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in everyday …

For most, COVID is now a bad memory. The thing about it is, it occupied our lives for the better part of three years. Some lost friends and family. Others lost their jobs and livelihoods. To this …

As Pennridge School Board curriculum committee chair, it’s my responsibility to participate in planning and agenda setting meetings to be sure agenda items are ready to present at the following …

Travel on Bucks County’s roads on weekends and you will likely encounter a Peloton blocking the road. I don’t mean to imply there’s a phenomenon of expensive exercise bikes falling off trucks. …

Citizens should know what issues their school boards, borough councils and other government agencies plan to deliberate and/or vote on at public meetings. Call this common sense requirement what it …

In a July 27 opinion piece, Senator Tracy Pennycuick, R-24, “set the record straight” on PASS (Pennsylvania Award for Student Success). To qualify for this scholarship program, families must live …

Whether or not you have children who attend Pennridge schools, if you live in the district, your vote is essential in the school board election this November. The outcome of this election will impact …

I’ve lived on Valley View Lane in Perkasie for 20 years. My home is technically in East Rockhill Township, but the land just behind my house is situated in Perkasie Borough. We are a neighborhood …

As someone who follows local and national news reports, I must tell you I am worried about the recent extreme heat and wildfires raging across the country. I feel for people who lose their lives and …

Local news is good for business

It’s no secret that recent years have been tough on small businesses and on newspapers. A bipartisan bill, the Community News & Small Business Support Act, that has been introduced in Congress …

For the last six months, I’ve been spending my weekday evenings and weekends walking through our Central Bucks neighborhoods, talking to community members about their concerns and visions for …

To me, the (July 25) death of Jani Allan, and a good part of her life, is one more piece of the river towns I see drifting off into the darkness like space debris, and I want to tell you about it.

I am not alone in dealing with the uncertainty and emotional roller coaster of trying to find a living kidney donor. More than 100,000 people every year in the United States are waiting for a donor. …

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