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Many years ago, my husband and I vacationed in the Florida Keys, including Key Largo … no, seriously … and yes, the magic of Bogart and Bacall and their classic film did make the visit …

I’m writing in regard to the article posted Dec. 16, about the celebration of World Kindness Day at School Lane Charter. It seems that kindness has been a concept more than a construct in …

I’m 79 and retired. I use a Rollator to get around, so voting by mail is very important to me and I would like to keep that ability. I don’t have much disposable income, so it really …

By way of background, let me tell of an actual event. Back in the late ‘60s, a worldwide well-known manufacturer ran a television ad that I felt was very offensive. It tried to be funny about a …

If you love truth, you must hate lies. If you love children, then you must have contempt for the adults who create lies to manipulate children.There is currently a body of lies being circulated …

On Jan. 5, the Arizona Mirror, Arizona’s Independent News Organization, reported that nearly every claim that the state Senate audit firm made about the “fraudulent, stolen” 2020 …

The Berenstain Bears’ 60th Anniversary

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“The Big Honey Hunt” by Stan and Jan Berenstain was published in 1962 by Random House and edited by Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel). It was the first in the long-running Berenstain Bears …

Tom Lingenfelter is looking for a building in Bucks County to turn into a museum.“I don’t know what to do with all my stuff,” he said last week. The space needs to be large enough …

It went something like, “Vaccine cards, please.” And then something like, “I’m going to have to ask you to leave.” And that was followed by what I assumed to be an …

The news continues to be dire with the ongoing pandemic, wars and gun violence, fires and tornados. It is certainly a difficult time for all of us. It is a time of distrust, disillusionment, and …

Fracking ban has engineer’s support

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) proposes that the State of Pennsylvania should ban all hydraulic fracking and related activities within its area of the Delaware River Basin.

Six different and worthy projects, six groups of hard working and enthusiastic volunteers, six wonderful additions and improvements to our Lower Delaware watershed: The Wild and Scenic Management …

By the Way: The weather station on Springtown Hill

Before television, when Virginia Derbyshire was a child, she liked to play a game she called “radio” with her little sister. She’d crawl into an orange crate and do an imaginary …

The gifts we seek

Christmas Day is over. We’ve eaten the food and opened the gifts. Family has come and gone – or were not able to come. Now what? What if there were gifts I could give that would change the …

Preserve our democracy by voting

As we reflect on the events of Jan. 6, 2020, we are reminded how fragile our democracy is. We, as a nation, watched in disbelief as a group of rioters violently attacked our Capitol in an attempt to …

Hal Marcovitz’s Dec. 30 piece in the Herald about the Point Pleasant Pumping Station stirred memories of my involvement with the Central Bucks Clean Energy Collective. Any oldtimers still in …

Tradesville

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The village of Tradesville grew up at the intersection of Bristol and Lower State roads, between Castle Valley and Eureka, on the Doylestown-Warrington Township line. Nearby is Mill Creek, a …

Reduced to rubble

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Doylestown mourned the loss of its longtime Wawa store this week as it watched one of its favorite meeting places crushed. A new Super Wawa has taken its place down the street. It’s bigger and …

Thank for the article “Clean Water Act violations net Authority $450,000 fine.” The fine was great, until you realize, Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority is a public utility, …

Bucks Countians who thought that the Jan. 6 insurrection was a fluke, should look to Middletown Township. A candidate for auditor publicized her extremist, conspiratorial and racist views freely on …

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