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Scirrotto to lead Buckingham police; supervisors settle former officer’s complaint

At the outset of the May 15 Buckingham Township Board of Supervisors meeting David J. Scirrotto was sworn in as chief of police. Before Scirrotto took the oath, Lieutenant William Moffett gave a …

Job loss prompts couple to take leap of faith

When the pandemic hit, Kevin Jones was working in management at a restaurant. Kristin was a stay-at-home mom. Kevin hardly ever got to spend time with his family. They started looking for a new way of life. In one of those turning points when a curse turns out to be a blessing, Kevin was let go from his job.

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Local News

Bedminster honors first responders’ life-saving actions

Bedminster Township, long known to residents as a great place to live, is now also known as a great place to work, to a man from another county and his family.

Separate Richland warehouse plans proceed

At the May 13 board of supervisors meeting, Richland Township approved two properties zoned Rural Agricultural (RA) to be changed to Planned Commercial (PC).

Raccoon kits rescued from truck bed in Hilltown

A volunteer from Wildlife in Need (WIN) PA rescued four orphaned raccoon kits from the back of a pickup truck in Hilltown yesterday. The four kits were discovered by someone who walked by the truck …

Middletown pricing out once weekly trash collection; billboard on the move

Middletown Township plans to open bids next month for trash collections services, and more than the vendor could be changing.

Read about incredible true stories of health, healing, and hope from people whose lives have been touched by Doylestown Health.

"In Focus" is published as a part of the National Hospital Week celebration. It is a special Doylestown Health Publication in Partnership with the Bucks County Herald.

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Sports

Central Bucks South, East move on in district boys lacrosse tournament

Four area teams kicked off the District One Class 3A boys lacrosse tournament Tuesday – two from Central Bucks and the two Council Rocks – but only one school district has something to smile …

World-class cyclists return to Easton for Twilight Criterium

The Easton Twilight Criterium is back for its fourth consecutive year, promising a day of top-tier bicycle racing and engaging activities for all ages in Downtown Easton on Saturday, May 25.

District volleyball recap: CB South, Tennent eliminated in first round

The District One 3A volleyball tournament started with first-round action on Tuesday night.No. 12 Central Bucks South had its first winning season in 17 years, going 9-8 entering districts. The …

Swift Spartan: Desai attempts golden close

Last month, Solebury School profiled senior Aum Desai on its Instagram account. At the Young Artist Series Concert. Desai plays alto sax in the school’s jazz and classical ensembles.“I enjoy …

Track and field athletes earn gold at SOL, BAL championships

Central Bucks West’s Mimi Duffy nabbed four gold medals and the Bucks girls finished third as a team to highlight the Suburban One League Colonial Division Championships, held last Friday and …

Softball notes: CR North notches 12th win; Palisades to play for league title

The Council Rock North softball team defeated host Pennridge 15-3 in a SOL Patriot/Colonial crossover game on the Rams’ Senior Night Monday.Chelsea Seiler and Kayla Ripper both went 3-for-4 for CR …

Rugby notes

The Doylestown Rugby Academy junior team (eighth and ninth grade) played in the RugbyPA state semifinal on Sunday, May 12 at home against Elizabethtown Blues Rugby and came away with a 65-3 victory. …

Desai, Hamilton shine in title meets

Solebury School hosted the PJAA Championships the afternoon of May 8. Five Spartan first places helped Solebury’s team finish as conference runner-up. Junior Makhai Anderson and Shane Tomlinson won …
Any Ches-Mont team is going to be a challenge. No. 20 West Chester Henderson was no exception. The Warriors scored two quick goals and closed the first quarter up 4-0 in their 13-5 win over host No. 13 Central Bucks West Tuesday night in the first round of the District One 3A girls lacrosse tournament.
The big day is nearly here but there’s still time to sign up for Sunday’s 24th annual Kiwanis-Herald Sesame Place Classic. Whether your favorite distance is 5K, one mile or even a kids’ 50-yard …
The District One 3A tennis doubles tournament took place in Springfield on Friday and Saturday. Central Bucks East freshman Sal Ponamgi and sophomore Alan Zhang took home bronze medals, and earned a …
Council Rock North had its moments last year. But on May 16, 2023, after sneaking into the District One Class 3A boys volleyball playoffs as the 12 seed, the Indians were bounced by fifth-seeded …
Central Bucks East (13-6, 12-4 SOL) clinched the SOL Colonial baseball title on Monday with an 8-6 win over North Penn. The Patriots were guaranteed a share entering the game, but the win gave East …
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Partnership with communications agency lends real-world experience for Quakertown Community High School students
Quakertown Community High School announces a pioneering collaboration with Laura Bishop Communications (LBC), ushering in an innovative approach to experiential learning and professional development for students.

Easton Public Market to celebrate anniversary with birthday bash

The Easton Public Market is gearing up to commemorate its eighth anniversary with a birthday celebration 5:30-8 p.m. May 17.

Thoughts from an Epicure: Quick and easy dinners

No matter how much I enjoy cooking, there are times when I’m in a hurry or just don’t feel like making a “traditional” dinner. Through the years, I’ve come up with a few simple meals that …

Wehrung’s Cares donates $5,000 to MBIT for cordless tool purchases

Wehrung’s Cares has donated $5,000 in store credit to the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology (MBIT) to purchase cordless power tools. The credit can be used to buy equipment at any Wehrung’s …

Girl Scouts create pollinator garden at Washington Crossing Historic Park

Girl Scouts Anna von Hohen and Chloe Radbill recently completed the Eliza Taylor Pollinator Garden at Washington Crossing Historic Park. Members of Troop 226, the pair of eighth graders spent over 60 …

Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission recognizes Volunteers of the Year

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) recognized 20 individuals for their contributions of time, talent, and expertise in 2023 at the annual Volunteer of the Year ceremony, held Saturday, April 20, at The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg.
Opinion & Editorial

By the Way: Hindu temple trip a journey that’s physical and spiritual

My husband and I drove to New Jersey and found ourselves in India. The real journey began there in Robbinsville, a little town not far from Trenton. What we sought suddenly stood before us — the …

Editorials & Guest Opinions
First and foremost, I love this country and I’ve always been proud to say I’m an American wherever I’ve traveled. Lately it seems there are many of my fellow citizens that don’t share those …
Over the past two months many news sources have been discussing the recent settlement by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and a class action lawsuit that was brought against the major …
In recent weeks, at universities across the country, peaceful demonstrators have been arrested while protesting events in the Middle East. In some parts of the country, the public has begun to attack …
About a decade ago, as I was sitting on a beach in South Jersey, I witnessed something for the first time. There was a group of four couples in their late teens, sitting in a circle.
I am a proud American who fully embraces the United States values, especially freedom of speech. I am also a refugee born and raised in Soviet Kazakhstan and later Uzbekistan. I lived among a Muslim …
Poet's Corner

peaches and linen

im 16 and i love strawberries and perfectly ripe peaches. i grew up in jersey and i love it there too. everything is legal in new jersey. im good at painting and bad at confrontation. i care too much …

Arts & Entertainment

NHC kicks off PrideFest

New Hope Celebrates’ 21st PrideFest began with the unfurling of the 25-by-15-foot Pride flag from the top level of the Starbucks building in New Hope May 11. A week of events will end May 19, with …

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Business

Dollars and $ense: Investing advice for the business owner

Business owners possess an entrepreneurial mentality that allows them to take risks that would keep most people awake at night. In doing so, they fulfill the dual roles of fearless risk-taker and …

Frenchtown Bookshop presents leadership expert

The Frenchtown Bookshop, 28 Bridge St., Frenchtown, N.J., will welcome organizational consultant and author Ashley Goodall, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, as he reads from his new book, “The Problem …
Health & Wellness

Moving Day Southeastern PA raises funds, awareness for Parkinson’s Disease

The Parkinson’s Foundation will host Moving Day Southeastern PA on May 18 at Bucks County Community College Lower Parking Lot S4, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown.
Homes & Gardens

Furnishing the outdoors

When it comes to outdoor living spaces and furnishings, high quality pieces are worth the investment. Durable and long lasting in timeless classic materials and colors, think about the long haul …

Morris Arboretum & Gardens goes Mesazoic

Visitors to Morris Arboretum & Gardens may feel like they’re traveling back in time with two new exhibitions: “Plants in the Age of Dinosaurs” and “Garden Railway: Dinos!” running from …

Veggies the subject of May Trevose Horticultural Society meetup

“Vegetable Gardening 101” will be the featured program at the monthly meeting of the Trevose Horticultural Society on Tuesday. Master Gardener Annie Milionis will cover choosing a site, soil …

Tamanend Park Herb Club Sale set in Upper Southampton

The Tamanend Park Herb Gardening Club hosts its annual herb sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 18 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 19. The sale takes place near the historic farmhouse at Tamanend Park, 1255 Second Street …
Obituaries
Ruth M. Beck, a longtime resident of New Hope-Solebury, Pennsylvania, passed away at age 95 on Friday, May 10th, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. Ruth was born in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania on …
Jimmy Fry, Sr. passed away peacefully on May 13, 2024. Born in Trenton, NJ in 1942 he was a lifelong Lambertville, NJ resident. Jimmy was a skilled tree surgeon with Pinnacle and McConnell Tree …
Herman Lewis Gentsch, Jr. (Lew), age 97, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2024 in Groton, NY. Born on May 21, 1926, Lew grew up in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from Frankford High School in 1944 …
Donald “Bruce” Post, Jr., a loving husband, devoted father and grandfather, and generous benefactor to so many in his life, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at his home in …
Thomas Ross Lurz, of Point Pleasant, Bucks County, passed away on the afternoon of April 29th on his beloved property, he was 71. Tom was born on Valentine’s Day, 1953, to Marion Yerkes Lurz and …
Robert ‘Bob’ Alan Pepkowski, 77, of Perkasie, passed away on March 11, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Doylestown, Bob was the son of the late John Pepkowski and the late Ethel (Fretz) Overdorf.
James R. Lesher of Doylestown, died on Sunday, May 5, 2024. He was 79 years old and devoted husband for fifty-five years of Marilyn Kutz Lesher. He was the proud father of four children: Andrew …
Elizabeth F. “Betty” Fontanesi Deithorn, 74, of Doylestown, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 surrounded by family. She was the wife of Hugh F. Deithorn for 52 years.
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