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Mural an invitation to explore Bristol Township preserve

Heritage Conservancy’s new mural at Croydon Woods Nature Preserve came to life through a collaboration between Langhorne-based artist Jean-Marc Dubus, the after-school art club at Harry S. Truman …

EPA sets national standard for locally prevalent PFAS chemicals

In a Wednesday announcement that was years in the making, the Environmental Protection Agency set an enforceable national drinking water standard of 4 parts per trillion for two of the toxic “forever chemicals” that have infiltrated water supplies around the country.

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Heralding Our History: Loyalty to the crown costs members of Hicks family

Today you can grab a cup of coffee or sit for breakfast/lunch in the house (Langhorne Coffee House) that was built by Gilbert Hicks (1728-1787) in 1763, the house where Edward Hicks (April 4, 1780-Aug. 23, 1849), Quaker preacher and folk art painter, was born.

Springfield to restore online access to meetings

Hear ye, hear ye! Springfield Township plans to make audio recordings of its meetings available once its revamped website is ready to go this summer.

Doylestown Borough to treat wells for “forever chemicals”

Three of the wells that provide Doylestown Borough residents with their water will be treated with a filtration system designed to reduce PFAS, the so-called “forever chemicals” found in the …

Chalfont updates borough comprehensive plan

Chalfont Borough Council recently voted 6-1 to adopt the municipality’s 2024 Comprehensive Plan update, a guiding document that sets down what the town aims to do in the coming years.

New traffic pattern planned on Rockhill Drive in Bensalem

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said a new traffic pattern will be established on Rockhill Drive Thursday, under a $116 million project to reconstruct, widen, and improve a …

Bedminster’s Herstine to retire after 36 years

Bedminster Township Secretary/Treasurer Jean Herstine has announced her retirement, effective June 28, after 36 years of service to the township. In her April 8 notification letter …

Richland sees another new warehouse proposal

A month after rejecting a new warehouse proposal that called for rezoning parts of its Rural Agricultural zoning district, Richland Township supervisors are considering another warehouse plan, this one in the township’s Planned Commercial district.

Durham residents frustrated as Met-Ed outages persist

Durham Township supervisors continue to field more and more complaints from residents about frequent power outages — some as long as 15 hours. The entire township is served by Met-Ed, a FirstEnergy Company.
Sports

Golden Hawks look to take flight

In Council Rock South’s second game this year, senior Chase Ennis no-hit Bensalem. “I began to settle down,” Ennis recalled. “In the beginning of the game, I got behind in counts and had to …

Ultimate Frisbee league for middle school youth forms in Lower Makefield

A group of local citizens has collaborated with the Philadelphia Area Disc Alliance and the Lower Makefield Township Parks and Recreation Department to create the Makefield Ultimate Summer League …

NCC to launch men’s, women’s intercollegiate wrestling programs

The Northampton Community College (NCC) Department of Athletics has announced the addition of men’s and women’s intercollegiate wrestling, set to begin competition in the fall.NCC wrestling will …

William Tennent rallies past Archbishop Wood

Junior outfielder Cara Waskiewicz hit a two-out three-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift the William Tennent girls softball team past Archbishop Wood 4-3 Saturday in Warminster.

Milestones for Titans Geary, Conner

A pair of Central Bucks South lacrosse players – junior Addy Geary and senior Keith Conner – hit the century mark this week. Midfielder Geary scored her 100th career goal on Saturday, as part of a …

CB South volleyball impresses in Knights sweep

Senior Ben Grove had 17 kills and Gavin Roth added 30 assists as the Central Bucks South Titans (2-3 SOL) swept North Penn 3-0 (25-16, 26-24, 25-18) at home on Monday night.
On Saturday, April 6, a windy yet nice spring afternoon, the Doylestown Rugby Football Club men’s team took the home pitch against Montclair RFC in a friendly battle. Doylestown’s lineup had a …
New Hope-Solebury is coming off a season that saw the Lions reach the District One Class 2A boys lacrosse playoffs, but that squad has largely moved on.“Last year, we had a lot of seniors. We had …
Both Council Rocks had strong weeks as they entered break. CR North beat Allentown Central Catholic 13-10 last Thursday. Five different Indians had multiple goals, led by four from senior co-captain …
Some marathons on a particular day can be more challenging than others, be it the course, the weather, an illness or even a transportation issue just getting there. But how about trying to run 26.2 …
Members of the 2023 state championship Pennridge girls soccer team were recently honored on the floor of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives during a formal session. State Rep. Craig Staats and …
Community
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Recipe of the Week: Stir up dinner with adaptable meals
Gone are the days when most homemade suppers featured a standard serving of meat, vegetable and starch.Those still happen, of course, but interspersed with them are pasta dishes, hearty soups, …

Bucks County Community College hosts “Life in a Jar” book and panel discussion

Bucks County Community College invites the public to a book and panel discussion about “Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the Zlock Performing Arts Center …

All eyes on the sky as eclipse crosses region

It was a sight to behold. All eyes were on the sky yesterday afternoon as a solar eclipse crossed the region, delighting families, friends, neighbors, students and colleagues who gathered outside to capture a glimpse of the rare event.

Doylestown Area FISH day of service to be held in memory of Frank Gallagher

In remembrance of longtime Doylestown resident and volunteer Frank Gallagher, Doylestown Area FISH is organizing “Thanks, Frank, a Day of Service” on April 20 at Chapman Park in …

Bucks County Bar Foundation gala to honor 7 outstanding community members

The trustees of the Bucks County Bar Foundation are taking the opportunity of the celebration of its 20th anniversary to recognize, honor and praise extraordinary members of the community whose …

Owowcow hosts Dine and Donate for Roxey Ballet

Local ice cream shop Owowcow will host a Dine and Donate event benefiting Roxey Ballet at its Lambertville shop, located at 237 N. Union St., from 5 to 9 p.m. April 13.Immediately following the …
Opinion & Editorial

Happy to Be Here: An investment that continues to grow

The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center in Buckingham Township has a Public Service Wall of Fame at its entrance. In March, the center unveiled a photograph of Mark Schweiker, former governor and …

Poet's Corner

Sanctuary

Wind chimes hang high in the branches Above a roughhewn house on a hill of cedar Suspended by a single golden hair A rooster crows in the distance I wake and the vision fades But still the dream …

Editorials & Guest Opinions
Tuesday, April 23 is Pennsylvania’s primary day. The PA Primary is where citizens currently registered as either Republicans or Democrats choose candidates who will represent their respective …
Standing out on the canal bridge, everything was hushed. Nothing moved. Then, a pop.Seconds later came the sound of a sprinkle of things hitting the ground.Small seeds danced on the asphalt as they …
I am writing to express my deep concern over the continued voter base support for Donald Trump, despite grave legal challenges he faces. In the face of four federal criminal and civil trials, …
We are both first-term state representatives — Paul Friel, a Democrat serving Chester County, and Kristin Marcell, a Republican representing Bucks County. Despite being “across the aisle” from …
I went to the County Theater in Doylestown last week to see Akira Kurosawa’s 1985 film “Ran” — his rendition of Shakespeare’s, “King Lear” in medieval Japan. Great art like this is a …
Arts & Entertainment

“The World Series of Autism”

Artwork by Nicholas “Nicky” St. Clair, who was diagnosed with autism at age 2, is on view in “The World Series of Autism” at Countryside Gallery, 2 S. State St., Newtown, through April 30. …

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Business

Greater BucksMont Chamber hosts Autism Spectrum Disorder Boot Camp

Greater BucksMont Chamber of Commerce hosts a breakfast boot camp workshop, presented by Airmid Wellness and Counseling Center, to help demystify Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and provide helpful …

Fitz’s Fish Ponds and FFP Aquariums & Aquascaping hosts its New Hope Store Grand Opening

Fitz’s Fish Ponds and FFP Aquariums & Aquascaping hosts its New Hope Store Grand Opening, at 5921 Lower York Road, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21.There …
Health & Wellness

Study shows improved outcomes in hospitals accredited for rectal cancer surgery

Hospitals accredited by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC) demonstrate significantly better outcomes for patients undergoing rectal cancer …
Homes & Gardens

Windows and doors

Is it time to replace the windows? With a typical lifespan of 15 to 30 years, many homeowners don’t think much about window replacements — until something goes wrong.

Horticultural society makes prestigious list

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has been named to Fast Company’s annual list of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2024.” Joining the likes of YouTube and TacoBell, PHS was …

NJ Tree Recovery Campaign to provide free tree seedlings in Lambertville

Free native tree seedlings will be given away from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Cavallo Park, 2 Mt. Hope St., Lambertville, N.J., by Lambertville Goes Wild and the Lambertville …

Antiques are enjoying resurgent popularity

Gifted, found or haggled-over antiques offer a way to define and personalize your home’s spaces. Whether passed down or discovered at estate sales, garage sales or auctions, shopping for antiques …
Obituaries

Regina Ann Damms (Melia, Gouran, Transue)

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Regina “Jeanie” Damms, (formerly Transue) age 77, on Monday, April 1, 2024, in Doylestown, PA. Jeanie passed away peacefully with loved …

William Allen Davidson

William Allen Davidson, of Eureka, PA, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2024 at the age of 95 with his family at his side. He was born to parents William and Marion Davidson on May 23, 1928, in …

Robert George Doan

Robert “Bob” George Doan, 84, of Fuquay Varina, NC passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2024, surrounded by his family. He was born in Doylestown, PA on May 23, 1939, to the late Mary and George …

Agnete Huestis

Agnete (Nielsen Dinesen) Huestis died peacefully March 23rd in the presence of her daughter Charlotte Leedom. Agnete was born in Aalborg, Denmark, November 5th, 1932. Agnete was the oldest of four …
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