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This will be a school reunion unlike most others. The youngest of the alumni checking in will be about 5 years old, the oldest in their 40s.

A bulge in the 200-year-old stone wall of the Durham Grist Mill has been determined to be “purely cosmetic,” according to Danielle Cox, township administrator. After David Oleksa, president of the …

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.

A school bus driver is being called a hero this week after he safely evacuated three dozen Wrightstown Elementary School students from a burning vehicle on March 22.

Cooks Creek Watershed group plans bash for 50th

The Cooks Creek Watershed Association will celebrate its 50th anniversary Saturday July 13. Partnering with the nonprofit organization on a big party that day are other environmental groups from …

Durham Township’s supervisors are planning to partner with the Durham Historical Society to come up with $20,640 to repair the damaged cupola atop the iconic Durham Grist Mill. The township owns the …

Social studies teachers from the Palisades School District got to check out the weight of a Revolution-era cannonball and examine a Colonial stoveback during a tour of the Durham Grist Mill this month.

No surprise parties when America turns 250

When a bunch of politicians descended on Durham-Nockamixon Elementary School this month, they delivered an important heads-up to the students: the nation’s 250th birthday is coming in just two years. That would be the semiquincentennial celebration in July 2026. It’s history in the making.

Durham Township supervisors have been confronted with a problem caused by an ancient mode of transportation, the horse.

Heralding Our History: A boat helped keep Durham’s iron industry afloat

As you enter the village of Durham, one of the first things that catches your attention is a pavilion located on the village green. Under this structure stands a full size replica of one of the …

Heralding Our History: Tales of Durham’s first inhabitants

Four hundred years ago, the area we now know as Durham Township looked a lot different than it does now. Dark forest covered the entire landscape and the only areas that saw sunlight were the narrow …

Property taxes to jump by more than 30% in Durham

The Durham Township Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a $635,775 budget at its December meeting. The supervisors have held taxes steady at 6 mills for seven years but the board this month authorized a 2-mill jump …

Heralding Our History: Durham furnace gets new life as a mill

One of the significant challenges of colonial-era iron making was that the furnaces were charcoal fueled. Since the old Durham furnace consumed the wood of one entire acre of forest per day, it …

Iron ore, limestone and wood for charcoal, the three main ingredients for 18th century iron making were all abundant in the area now called Durham Township. In 1727, 12 investors from London, …

After two wildly successful years, the Holiday Market at Durham Hill Farm is back with a holiday wonderland. All ticket proceeds will support the Plumsteadville Volunteer Fire Company.

Durham plans 2-mill tax increase

Taxes have been steady in Durham Township for seven years but it seems the honeymoon has ended. The township supervisors have announced a 2-mill increase for 2024.

The Durham Township Board of Supervisors is vowing to act on a resident’s plea for a new design for a Bucks County-owned bridge blamed for flooding homes and businesses in the township.

Durham Community Day coming up on 70th year

Plans for Durham Township’s 70th Community Day indicate the event will be bigger and better than ever. Danielle Cox, township administrator, has announced all the pieces are in place. Now all the …

The president of the Durham Historical Society recently suggested his organization stands a better chance of locking in a grant to fund its Durham Mill project if it strikes a partnership with the …

When we think of the Lenape roaming through our woods and fishing our rivers and streams, we tend to picture them in a familiar landscape — in our world. “Not so,” said historian Amy Hollander …

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