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Fitzpatrick beats back another primary challenge, will face Ehasz in November

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick appeared to cruise to the Republican First District nomination Tuesday night, handily beating conservative challenger Mark J. Houck.

Calm settles over Bucks County primary polls

Generally speaking, the atmosphere at all the polls during Tuesday's 2024 Pennsylvania Primary Election was a bit kinder and a lot calmer than last November’s election.

Central Bucks resident Joe Khan loses bid for attorney general; other Pa. races set

Former Bucks County Solicitor Joe Khan fell short in his bid for the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania Attorney General Tuesday, according to unofficial tallies early Wednesday morning.

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Local News

At Earth Day event, Tinicum puts its BEST foot forward

On an unseasonably chilly spring day, residents nonetheless turned out at Tinicum Community Park Sunday for the second annual Tinicum Earth Day Fair, designed to build a deeper understanding of — and appreciation for — Bucks County’s natural resources.

Palisades sends 2024-25 budget back to committee

In an unusual move at this time of year, the Palisades School Board has sent the district budget proposal for the coming school year back to its fiscal oversight committee.

Central Bucks’ fee for baseball field use riles veterans

At first, veterans from Doylestown Borough’s American Legion Post 210 thought a bill from the Central Bucks School District for use of a baseball field next to War Memorial Field was a …

Organizers: Porchfest “effectively” canceled by Perkasie

Uncertainty now surrounds the upcoming Perkasie Porchfest live music event, typically held on residents’ front porches throughout the borough after an apparent breakdown in negotiations between …

Woman dies after tree falls on her camper in Milford

A woman was killed Saturday night after a tree fell on her camper in a Milford Township campground, officials said. Cynthia Cousins, 69, was in her family’s camper with her husband, Robert, when a …

In Warminster, Shapiro rallies support for his budget’s ID/A funding

For 24 years, Shnica Smith has worked at BARC Developmental Services, a Warminster-based nonprofit agency that provides early intervention, residential and vocational programs for more than 700 …

For the love of God and country

When the cameras rolled Tuesday, Washington Crossing Historic Park was ready for its closeup as actor/reenactors filmed George Washington’s famous crossing of the Delaware River.

Morrisville School District to appoint new superintendent; host community forum

The School District of Borough of Morrisville’s Board of School Directors is scheduled to formalize an employment agreement with Dr. Andrew J. Doster to serve as the district’s next Superintendent of Schools …
Sports

Deep East wins 6th straight

CB East baseball has been Bliss-ful for much of this season. Although sometimes, the ball club is Moody. That’s OK. The Patriots, who entered press time 7-2 (6-0 SOL) after Tuesday’s …

CB West triumphs

The Central Bucks West girls lacrosse team defeated host Council Rock South 16-10 Monday. CB West (5-2) hosted Council Rock North Wednesday (results unavailable at press time) ahead of traveling to …

Rugby notes

On Sunday, April 14, the Doylestown Rugby Academy high school boys team played Conestoga in an away match. The A side fell to the host team 29-40. Try scorers for Doylestown were: Dante Burns (two), …

Wood’s Hamilton hopes for golden spring

“Alexander Hamilton … You never learned to take your time,” Broadway sang. Gwen Hamilton never learned to take her time either. There are very few Philadelphia Catholic League track worlds left …

A teary-eyed Lederer uses crutch to complete Boston Marathon, keep streak alive

It’s tough enough getting through the Boston Marathon on two good legs. Peter Lederer made the 26.2-mile run on practically one. The Langhorne resident was diagnosed with a small fracture in his …
It took all five sets, but Central Bucks East defeated its archrival Central Bucks West in a thrilling 3-2 victory at home on Tuesday night. Senior Reid Miller had 18 kills and Ryan Coxey had 40 …
The first quarter told the tale. The Council Rock South boys lacrosse team scored four unanswered goals in the first frame en route to a 14-6 triumph over host Council Rock North in Tuesday night’s …
It was a little bit of a slow start. But the Central Bucks West softball team used a seven-run fifth inning to cruise to a 10-1 win over host Council Rock North in a Suburban One League crossover game …
Can you imagine how heartwarming it would be to approach the finish line of a 5K race and have your two young boys, ages 9 and 10, waiting for you at the finish line?Oh, and by the way, they ran the …
Community
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Recipe of the Week: Outdoor markets return
It’s almost transition time for some local farm markets as they switch from winter hours and products to the fresh springtime harvest, locations and times. Among those is the always popular …

New Hope Historical Society sets May season opening

The New Hope Historical Society, located in the Parry Mansion at 45 S. Main St., hosts an event May 4, to welcome back visitors. In 1966, the New Hope Historical Society purchased the Parry Mansion, …

Peddler’s Village Strawberry Festival returns with food, fun and music

Peddler’s Village in Lahaska will present its 43rd annual Strawberry Festival May 4 and 5, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.The weekend will include strawberry-themed food and beverages, live music and …

Thoughts from an Epicure: A taste of spring

It’s that time of year when we can begin buying fresh local asparagus. When I was young, my family often had asparagus that we grew. It was boiled until it nearly was mush, then served on soft white …

Woodside Christian Preschool students pack snack bags for Caring for Friends

Students at Woodside Christian Preschool in Yardley spent the morning working hard for others in the community, packing snack bags for Caring for Friends.For fifty years Caring for Friends has …

NOVA executive director wins Greater Philadelphia Social Innovations Award

NOVA Executive Director Penelope Ettinger won first place from the Greater Philadelphia Social Innovations Awards in the Community and Behavioral Health category for her work at NOVA.The 2024 Greater …
Opinion & Editorial

By the Way: Organizer’s enthusiasm for order can’t be contained

Purge. Sort. Contain. Maintain. Those four words are a kind of mantra for Christen Fackler, an organizational guru who lives in Plumstead in an exceedingly neat old house. Christen has carved herself a …

Editorials & Guest Opinions
Recently it was brought to the attention of several parents that an organization in CB West is allowing students to gather during lunch and learn to write anti-Israel letters to the Pennsylvania …
The April 4 edition’s front page article by Freda Savana (“Bucks County Historical Society’s Doylestown Twp. land eyed for luxury homes”) clearly and concisely covered the April 2 Doylestown …
Pennsylvania holds its primary election Tuesday, with competitive races on the line. Still, with nominations for president effectively decided, I’m asking my fellow Democrats to object to the …
On Saturday, a special event with free live music will mark the 150th anniversary of Knecht’s Covered Bridge in Springfield, one of Bucks County’s 10 remaining original covered bridges.The …
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 …
Poet's Corner

Statement: Growing Old Together

There’s a kind of love, maybe just compassion, that we feel for old peopleany old person. And when the we is the significant other of the old personit is love, it’s love added to the regular …

Arts & Entertainment

New Hope Colony Foundation for the Arts presents David Stier’s new paintings

“Harmonizing Observation and Imagination,” a major exhibition of David Stier’s new work, can be seen April 27-May 26, on Saturdays and Sundays, at the New Hope Colony Foundation for the Arts, …

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Business

YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties celebrates two consecutive National Women of Excellence awards

YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties presented the 2023 YMCA of the USA Women of Excellence Award to Trish Feinthel at its quarterly staff leadership meeting Friday, March 22. The award was presented …

Unrivaled Sports acquires Diamond Nation Sports Complex in Flemington

Unrivaled Sports announced Monday, the acquisition of Diamond Nation, a premier baseball and softball facility in Flemington, N.J. This expansion follows Josh Harris, David Blitzer, and The Chernin …
Health & Wellness

Yes You Can 5K benefits Pennsbury School District

The Yes You Can 5K is preparing for its fifth annual event on April 28. The theme of this 5K is “Building Confidence. Building Community.” The event, which begins at 9 a.m. at Pennsbury Middle …
Homes & Gardens

Volunteer for PA Horticultural Society’s tree planting events

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) will celebrate Earth Day by planting trees throughout the Greater Philadelphia area from April 19 - 21, with assistance from more than 75 of its PHS Tree …

Dig, divide and boost your garden’s beauty

Overcrowded, poor flowering, and floppy perennials can be invigorated with a shovel and a bit of your time and energy. Dividing perennials is an excellent way to improve their appearance and create …

Credit Counseling Center sets Homeownership Empowerment Summit

The Bucks County-based nonprofit Credit Counseling Center, which works to equip consumers with financial knowledge, effective habits and confidence, will host a Homeownership Empowerment Summit April 25 at Bucks County Community College.

“Wow factor” furnishing

Sofas get a lot of attention but sometimes it’s the side chairs, tables, sideboards and smaller players in a room that can make all the difference to use, comfort, flexibility and style.
Obituaries
Theodore “Ted” Davis Black (93 years old), a long-time resident of Lenox, MA and Clifton Park, NY died on Sunday, February 11, 2024 in Sellersville, PA. Born in a brick house in …
Linda (Moore) Mangan, 79, passed away on April 14, 2024 at the Neshaminy Manor Nursing Home after a long illness. She was the beloved wife of Richard (Duffy) Mangan, her high school sweetheart.
Klaus P. Hagen, of Sellersville, PA, passed away suddenly at his home on Friday, April 12, 2024. He was 67. He was the loving husband of Kathrine M. (Hediger) Hagen and recently celebrated their 47th …
Kirk L. Taylor of Souderton, PA passed away at his residence on Monday, April 8, 2024. He was 67 years old. Kirk was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Frank and Jean (Thomas) Taylor.
Kathleen S. Histand, formerly of North Wales and Doylestown, passed away peacefully at Elm Terrace Gardens, North Wales on Tuesday, March 26, 2024. She was 66 years old.Born in Los Angeles, CA, she …
Joan E. Randolph, of Lambertville, NJ, died on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home in Menlo Park, Edison, New Jersey. She was 81 years old.Born in Doylestown, …
James (Jim, King James) F. Ellstrom, age 85, passed away at Wesley Enhanced Living on December 17, 2023. This was the result of several strokes over the past few years.
Harold E. Dunn, of Lambertville, New Jersey, died on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Township, New Jersey. He was 80 years old. Born in Biloxi, Mississippi, Harold …
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