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Central Bucks instructional aide wins state award

A special education instructional aide with the Central Bucks School District recently won a statewide award for her work in the classroom. Denise Kueny, who works at Tohickon Middle School, was named …

Newtown Township plastics ordinance vote set for Dec. 6

Newtown Township Supervisors voted 4-1 this month to advertise a single-use plastics ordinance for a Dec. 6 vote. The ordinance would ban the use of single-use plastic bags and other single-use …

Christ’s Home marks a century of senior care in Bucks County

Christ’s Home recently celebrated 100 years of senior care in Warminster and honored two retiring executives — Chief Financial Officer Dee Bartolanzo and Children’s Campus Maintenance Director Ron Buchanan.

Republicans set to take their seats on Souderton school board

Next week’s Souderton Area School Board reorganization meeting will see the installation of board members who won seats in this month’s election, a Republican sweep.

Despite uncertain future, A Woman’s Place still aiding victims

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence said recently its contract with A Woman’s Place will end Dec. 31. Abby Leafe, AWP’s acting board president, emphasized the agency’s services “are continuing uninterrupted and the shelter is operating as normal,” including its hotline.

Hit and run death in Bristol Township under investigation

A 28-year-old man on a skateboard, identified as Joel Steven Moreau, was struck by a motor vehicle and killed in a hit and run crash on Haines Road in Levittown, Bristol Township, Friday evening, …

Doylestown rings in the holiday season

Thousands filled the center of town Friday night for the borough’s 109th Annual Tree Lighting event and Doylestown Winterfest.

Doylestown Health won’t man urgent care center for Fountainhead at Solebury

A problem has arisen for the Fountainhead at Solebury project, a proposed 20-acre retirement community. Doylestown Hospital has pulled out of providing a retail urgent care center for the venture.

Doylestown Borough to hike taxes, water bills

Doylestown Borough taxpayers should prepare to dig a little deeper into their pockets next year, as the borough’s nearly $15 million preliminary budget calls for a tax increase.

Solebury resident wants pickleball pulled at Laurel Park

A pickleball protester brought his case to the Solebury Board of Supervisors Tuesday and called for the elimination, dismantling and banning of the popular sport from the township.

Green light for grass fields at Solebury School

The Solebury Board of Supervisors on Tuesday granted Solebury School permission to build a natural grass soccer field and a natural grass baseball field at its 6832 Phillips Mill Road campus.

Trans Remembrance Day marked at Rainbow Room in Doylestown

A group of about 50 formed a circle Wednesday night on the grounds of the former Bucks County Courthouse to honor and remember those who lost their lives as a result of being transgender.

Flemington man dies in crash

The Northampton County Coroner’s office has identified a man who died following a motor vehicle crash that occurred in Oxford Township, N.J., Tuesday, as Ramesh R. Ramchandani, 82, of Flemington.

Man sentenced in fatal 2021 Christmas Eve hit-and-run

A Bensalem man was sentenced on Tuesday, Nov. 21, to state prison in two separate cases, including a fatal hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of a 65-year-old man in Bristol Township on …

Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission roadway construction scheduled

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced today that the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission will be performing guide rail construction on Route 32 (River Road) in …

PECO utility improvements scheduled in Solebury

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced today that PECO Energy will be performing utility construction on several state highways in Bucks and Delaware counties.

YMCA providing free in-person and virtual wellness opportunities

Now through Dec. 20, YMCA of Bucks County and Hunterdon Counties is opening its doors and inviting the community to use the Y for free.The Y’s “Here for Our Community” initiative provides free …

Perkasie police vehicle struck, officer injured

An officer was injured when a car struck his marked Perkasie Police Department Ford Explorer at approximately 9:29 p.m. Nov. 19. The police department SUV was traveling north on Arthur Avenue in the …

Talks to revive Wrightstown Country Store rise again

One plan to reopen the Wrightstown Country Store has flopped. Still, another may be budding. Wrightstown resident Tom Coates and his attorney Ed Murphy recently explained to the township Board of …

Shilough Hopwood wrenches fans’ hearts one last time

Since releasing their first EP on a cassette tape in 1996, Honeychurch has been a staple in the Doylestown music scene. The mind behind the music was Shilough Hopwood, who died in late …

Heralding Our History: Archambault’s journey from Napoleon to Newtown

Walking along Washington Avenue in Newtown, you may see a large, hand-painted sign labeled “Archambault Square” with a diagram of building lots. What does this mean, and who was Joseph …

Fans of natural lawns see life thrive “in the messiness”

Americans have started to adopt alternative lawns, ditching the stereotypical plain patch of green for more vibrant foliage to profit themselves and their surrounding ecosystem.

On the Record: How Legislators Voted

A report on votes by local legislators in Washington and Harrisburg. “On the Record” is supported by a grant to the Bucks County Herald Foundation made possible by Melissa Eiseman.

Perkasie looks to fill more than a dozen posts

Perkasie Borough Council has a list of openings to fill on the municipality’s various boards, commissions and authorities.

PennDOT sets virtual meeting for Route 663, Allentown Road project

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) invites the public to attend a live virtual public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, for the upcoming project to reconstruct and improve the …

Doylestown Historical Society, Fire Co. set 100th anniversary event

The Doylestown Historical Society and the Doylestown Fire Company acknowledge and support the 100th anniversary of the DFC’s classic fire truck, the Ahrens “Fox” Pumper. The “Fox” Pumper was …

Man pleads guilty to selling pill that led to overdose death

A Bensalem man pleaded guilty Nov. 16, 2023, to selling a counterfeit prescription pill laced with fentanyl that led to a woman’s overdose death in Bristol Township last year.Shakur Ali Brisbon, …

VIA presents annual Happy Holidays Flea Market Friday

The Village Improvement Association of Doylestown on Friday will present its Happy Holidays Flea Market. Scheduled to run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday Nov. 24, the flea market will be held in the …

Plumstead Township Police Department seeks donations in support of Shop with a Cop

The Plumstead Township Police Department is preparing for Shop with a Cop.Shop with a Cop is a national program pairing police officers with children to afford them a better Christmas. The program is …

Nominations sought for “Everyday Heroes” from Bucks County

In honor of Alpha Center for Divorce Mediation’s 30 years of service to Bucks County, it is looking for 30 nominations from community members of individuals who, through an act of kindness, …

Richland plans first tax increase in a decade

Acting to counter a fire and rescue service deficit for its 2024 proposed budget and beyond, Richland Township is advertising a 2.25-mill increase in its dedicated “fire tax,” with the new total …

For Solebury woodworker, sustainability is “Paramount”

Can a person be both a carpenter and a tree hugger? This describes Colin Thompson perfectly. A furniture maker, or more accurately, an artist whose medium is wood, Colin has pledged never to fell a …

Noteworthy Business Briefs for Nov. 23

B. Riley Wealth recently welcomed Brian J. Smith as a senior vice president of investments. Smith joined the firm to establish a new branch in Quakertown. A lifelong Quakertown resident, …

KMRD Partners to help feed the hungry during the holiday season

KMRD Partners Risk Management and Human Capital Solutions employees will deliver 26 eight-pound spiral hams, totaling nearly 1,500 pounds, to feed more than 200 local families.Families in need are …

Dollars and $ense: A 4-letter word – RISK

Now that I have your attention, let’s focus on something that all investment portfolios have – R-I-S-K. In financial terms, risk is exposure to loss which is related to the expected return of an …

Riegelsville studio Spirit N Soul Fitness celebrates 1-year anniversary

This month celebrates the one-year anniversary of Spirit N Soul Fitness, a dance and fitness studio that offers more than just your average callisthenics.Alternative movement classes such as pole …

Grand View Health honored for digital excellence with Most Wired recognition

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has released its coveted Digital Health Most Wired Survey results for 2023, recognizing Grand View Health with a Performance …

The five-year “Scoop” on Souderton’s downtown ice cream parlor

Souderton Connects recently celebrated Downtown Scoop’s fifth anniversary. Owners Kevin and Angie Hange and their son Caleb have been running the local ice cream parlor since 2018.

Pennsbury School Board votes for a new high school

The Pennsbury School Board has voted 8-1 to construct a new high school instead of renovating existing buildings in the Pennsbury High School Project. On Nov. 16, the Pennsbury School Board held its …

Durham plans 2-mill tax increase

Taxes have been steady in Durham Township for seven years but it seems the honeymoon has ended. The township supervisors have announced a 2-mill increase for 2024.

Doylestown hears calls to end to gun violence

Following an interfaith worship service Sunday, several dozen people walked the streets of Doylestown carrying signs and frames with T-shirts bearing names of Bucks County citizens killed by guns.

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