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The 100th anniversary of the freeing of the narrow and functionally obsolete Washington Crossing Toll-Supported Bridge is at hand. According to published accounts, the bridge’s toll …

Thank you to Chris Ruvo for his article “Police concerned with accidents at Wrightstown intersection” (June 22). He mentioned that there may be a traffic study conducted, which might warrant …

Reflections: Common copout

“I’m not a lawyer, but ... “ That’s a common phrase often used by talk show commentators, and it implies that only lawyers understand the meanings of words.

In regard to the Herald article about state Sen. Santarsiero’s call to do something about mass shootings, he and many others that are understandably upset and frustrated often call for “common …

I am in the city of Dublin, Ireland, for only the second day, just past the celebration of Bloomsday on June 16. That was day in 1904 that James Joyce’s character Leopold Bloom walked around Dublin …

Chatterbox: The silent hall of film fatale

Much of this may sound like whining but, in truth, it is a critical synopsis of corporatism’s impact and control in our formerly near-democratic nation. The deterioration of core values in a …

Seeing the gallows erected at our Capitol to hang Vice President Pence during the Jan. 6 insurrection reminded me of pictures of the guillotines erected during the French Revolution. More than …

Kudos to New Hope. It’s so nice to see the American flags lining Bridge Street. Shame on Lambertville for not replacing ours on Bridge Street.

The following is a letter that members of the Bucks County Mental Health/Developmental Programs Advisory Board sent to each of the Bucks County representatives and senators, calling for an increase in state funding for mental health programs.

I realize newspapers must play to emotion to have circulation, but please thank those at the BCH for publishing the “Have Heart ...” letter in the June 17, 2022 edition from Dan Gilligan. …

Later in this summer, PennDOT will finalize plans for the section officially noted as the U.S. 1 Section RC-3 Interchange. Similar to many of those who have in the last year either attended a …

Why is it that federal holidays are only for federal, state, city, banks and education employees? They enjoy many three-day weekends as the common worker toils on. Are these holidays just for …

There is that often repeated saying, “All it takes for evil to succeed, is for good men and women to stand by and do nothing.” At this point in our country’s life, we have the vast …

I am responding to the letter from Wycombe, “Does Anybody Care,” May 19. The writer states that before moving to Pennsylvania she lived in Hudson County, N.J., communities and that the …

Chatterbox: The unchecked college threat

Last week we talked about the national toll guns are taking on America. The crimes of mass shootings are random, immediate and unpredictable. Still, legislation would help. Today, we talk about …

Dateline: 4.35 billion years ago. RNA forms spontaneously on basalt glass!

Juneteenth—also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day or Emancipation Day, became a National Holiday on June 19, 2021 after President Joe Biden signed it into law.

First, let us say that the Herald is our best local newspaper. We look forward to picking it up at the Giant Market every week. You have so many local and interesting articles that we really enjoy …

In the June 2 BCH, I note the numerous letters and op-eds seeking gun control – actually another one of our society’s stolen language euphemisms; for what government policy might actually be required to control a man-made inanimate object?

By the Way: Fierce land dispute did Col. Erwin in

June 9, 1791. A single gunshot. A man fell to the floor in a frontier cabin in New York. He was Col. Arthur Erwin, probably killed by a Wild Yankee after serving in Bucks County’s Militia and surviving the Revolutionary War.

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