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Pennsylvania DEP officials to conduct black fly helicopter spray Tuesday, May 23 in Delaware River Basin

On Tuesday, May 23, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will conduct aerial black fly suppression operations along the Delaware River in Bucks and Northampton counties as well as Mercer, Hunterdon and Warren Counties in New Jersey.

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Mystery tombstone found in Haycock Township

Haycock Township reports the dumping of a mystery tombstone on a local property. It just says Jamie Ramie, 1980-1990. Police did not find any info regarding who it might belong to. Any help can be directed to Andrea Silvestri, asilvestri@haycocktownship.com, 215-536-3641.

New Hope Borough council issues a statement regarding attempted financial scam

The New Hope Borough Council issued a statement Monday on the financial scam attempted against the borough. It read, in part:

The district attorney's office [investigation] is complete, and there has been no criminal intent identified on the part of any borough employee with regard to this incident. As more information is available it will be made public.

Details in Thursday's edition of the Herald.

PennDOT to replace Main Street culvert over Wertz Creek in Sellersville Borough, Bucks County

Construction is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 30, to replace the structurally-deficient Main Street culvert over Wertz Creek in Sellersville Borough, Bucks County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said today.

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News

Sweet riders

Despite threatening rain, the Candie Cotton float rides down Main Street in New Hope’s Pride Parade Saturday. New Hope Celebrates sponsored a week of activities.

Nockamixon okays Meadows Petroleum expansion plan
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

Following some additional due diligence at the May 18 supervisors’ meeting, Nockamixon Township approved preliminary and final land development for a propane storage and distribution business on Route 611 at Brownstone Road.


McDonald’s plan for turnpike area will go ahead
BY MELINDA RIZZO

After conditional use and land development approvals were granted at a recent Milford Township, Bucks County, meeting, Supervisor Chair Bob Mansfield extended a greeting to six representatives for McDonald’s corporate offices.


Donors add to pot as supervisors vote for playing field
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

Money, passion and generosity were in play May 18, as the Solebury Township supervisors met to figure out how to pay for a multi-purpose athletic field after the county shot down its grant request for the venture.


Hilltown hears development proposal
BY CHRIS RUVO

New owners of a 78-acre property in Hilltown have revised an original plan to develop the land from 35 residences to 8.

Upper Makefield residents question PECO tree-trimming
BY STUART LEE FRIEDMAN

Justin Sendak questioned the disregard PECO has shown for the environment and community by leaving logs behind and other residents at the meeting echoed his concerns.


Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall visits Bucks this summer
BY JODI SPIEGEL ARTHUR

Residents of Bucks County and beyond will have the opportunity to honor the memories of service members who died or went missing in action serving their country in the Vietnam War, when a traveling monument comes to Penndel this summer.

Fresh Connect helps Bucks residents facing hunger
BY KAITLYN CHRISTY

Fresh Connect is a free farmers’ market that provides fresh and healthy food to Bucks County residents facing hunger.

Hilltown enacts rules for medical marijuana businesses
BY CHRIS RUVO

Medical marijuana businesses interested in setting up shop in Hilltown will have to do so within select zoning districts.

Solebury supervisors honor eighth grade team
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

Solebury’s 10-member Eighth Grade Boys Basketball Travel Team, which won the 2017 Inter-County Basketball Association League Championship title in March, was honored with trophies and praise at a recent meeting of the township board of supervisors.

New Hope Notebook: Police defuse potentially explosive situation
BY GERRY MONIGAN

A hate group attempted to ruin the New Hope Celebrates Pride Parade last Saturday but because of the New Hope Police Department with help from the Bucks County Major Incident Response Team the group’s efforts were blocked.

Central Bucks budget continues to see no tax hike
BY DANA M. ECKMAN

The Central Bucks School Board received one last update on its $331,862,458 2017-18 budget on Tuesday night from David Matyas, business administrator for the district.

Palisades meetings to include more public comment
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

Following through on its pledge to allow for more community input on its investigation of revised building use, the Palisades School District will devote three-quarters of the next meeting of its Building Use Committee, on June 7, to public comment.

Weekends And Beyond

Pride Parade

Despite threatening rain, the Candie Cotton float rides down Main Street in New Hope’s Pride Parade that began in Lambertville, N.J. before crossing into New Hope on Saturday.


Frenchtown Pride

Frenchtown, N.J., joined other river towns in supporting the LGBTQ community by hosting Frenchtown PRIDE Solidarity.

Tile Festival

The 19th annual Tile Festival at Moravian Pottery and Tile Works in Doylestown featured the creative work of 34 vendors.

Sisters U

Nearly 100 women of all ages gathered at the Upper Bucks Campus of Bucks County Community College to be inspired, learn something new and have fun at Best Foot Forward, the annual major fundraising event of Perkasie-based nonprofit Sisters U.

Opinion & Editorial

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way
Professional to the core

The Bachmann Players, now in their fourth season, are rehearsing for “Easton, 1752: The Founding of a Frontier Village,” with dinner performances scheduled June 2, 10 and 18 at the historic tavern on Northampton Street.

Charles Meredith:
A favorite Upper Bucks citizen

Remembering the beloved Dr. Yung Sup Kim.

LETTERS TO THE HERALD

Sports

CB East clinches state berth
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

CB East boys’ lacrosse is going to states for the first time since 2015. The Patriots edged host Spring-Ford, 6-5, in Saturday’s District One Class AAA quarterfinals to nab their ticket to states.


Pennridge claims victory at CB West
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Pennridge boys’ volleyball needed five sets to bounce host CB West, 3-2, from the District One Class AAA quarterfinals. The Bucks had a match point in the fifth and deciding set, but the Rams closed on a 3-0 run.

South Hunterdon jets to upset in sectionals
BY DON LEYPOLDT

South Hunterdon softball toppled host and fourth-seeded Perth Amboy Tech, 8-4, last Wednesday in the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 1 first round. The Eagles’ season ended on Monday; they went 11-10.

CB East gets revenge win in district opener
BY DON LEYPOLDT

CB East baseball lost both meetings to William Tennent in the regular season. On Tuesday in the opening round of the District One Class AAAAAA playoffs, the Patriots jettisoned the Panthers, 7-0, in Holicong.

Local athletes leave districts in their wake
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Palisades sophomore Lydia Bottelier was among the local standouts at last week’s district track and field championships. The Pirate captured three gold medals.

Quakertown seniors name colleges
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Six Quakertown seniors took part in a signing ceremony last Thursday afternoon. They were: Vik Morelock, Ryan Leatherman, Nick Drosnock, Megan Woulfe, Sierra Camburn and Kaitlin Moyer.

Education

Pete Tucker reads memoir to high school sophomores
BY RICK EPSTEIN

Alexandria Township native Pete Tucker made a short trip back to Delaware Valley Regional High School in Frenchtown, N.J., in April to read from his book “Memoirs of a Jersey Farm Boy.”


Jamison teen headed to SkillsUSA nationals

Donnie Rogers, 18, of Jamison, a senior at Middle Bucks Institute of Technology in the Public Safety program and at Central Bucks East High School, will represent Pennsylvania at the SkillsUSA national competition in Louisville, Ky.

William Tennent student finishes second in Financial Jeopardy

TruMark Financial hosted its tenth annual Financial Jeopardy competition on April 26 at its headquarters in Fort Washington where Joseph Makkar of William Tennent High School came in second-place winning a $3,000 scholarship.

Health

Doylestown Health fetes volunteer

Paul Hand, a volunteer since February 2004, was recently honored as Doylestown Health’s Volunteer of the Month for May.


St. Mary practice welcomes physician

Dr. Rafael Castro has joined St. Mary Medical Arts Internal in Langhorne.

HEALTH AND FITNESS CALENDAR

COLUMNS

CAMILLE GRANITO MANCUSO: CHATTERBOX
Privatization: big money, thin ice

With all that is happening today that is crucial in sustaining our quasi-democracy, privatization is one of our quietest, deadliest and fastest growing predators.

ELIZABETH LUDLOW BOWMAN: TIPS FOR THE COMPLEAT GARDENER
Spring 2017

What a beautiful spring it has been for us in the Delaware Valley, mostly cool with a few hot flashes and good rain..

PHOTO FEATURE

Doylestown Health staff have a field day

Teams of doctors, nurses and Doylestown Health associates did battle in a friendly competition in their first Field Day.

DINING

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING IN
Tart, nutritious rhubarb can stand on its own

An old-fashioned favorite that grows easily with little fuss, rhubarb has been around at least since 2700 B.C. China, where it was cultivated for medicinal purposes.

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING OUT
New Hope’s Square One Pub has changed hands

Dean Evangelou has taken over at Square One Pub in New Hope, a popular tavern known for its comfort-food menu.

ENTERTAINMENT

Exceptional acting, magnificent stage for Christie play
BY JEAN BRENNER

A magnificent set and masterful performances are what audiences get at Bristol Riverside Theatre’s current production of Agatha Christie’s “Witness for the Prosecution.”

Buddy Holly musical set for New Hope, Kimmel Center

“Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” opens Saturday at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope for a five week run before travelling to Philadelphia’s Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center.

A black woman, a Hasidic Jew, destiny takes over
BY JEAN BRENNER

“Intimate Apparel” is the title of the Lynn Nottage drama currently playing in the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton, N.J.

Steel River presents “The Little Mermaid”

Steel River Playhouse in Pottstown brings Disney to life with the Broadway hit “The Little Mermaid.”

CHIP MERGOT: MUSIC MINUTE
“Dock of the Bay”

There are many things to say about Otis Redding’s iconic song (Sitting on the) “Dock of the Bay.

ARTS & GALLERIES

River town photographs on view for two weekends

An exhibition of the photographs taken during the Delaware River Towns Photo Project will be mounted Memorial Day weekend, May 27 and 28, at Brokaw Photography Studio in Frenchtown, N.J., and again at River Valley Realty in Lambertville the following weekend.


Thompson paintings featured in national Artist’s Magazine

The June issue of Artist’s Magazine is featuring an article and demonstration about the recent paintings of Bucks County artist Emily Thompson.

Upstairs Gallery shows Leiby’s students

“Thursdays with Maggie,” a group show featuring the friends and students of Bucks County oil painter Maggie Leiby, will be on display at The Upstairs Gallery in Peddler’s Village.

Red Stone Farm exhibits Singleton pottery

Willi Singleton will return to Bucks County with his Japanese-inspired wood-fired functional stoneware.

BUSINESS

James will keynote SCORE Bucks event

Australia native and Doylestown transplant Neen James will deliver a keynote address at SCORE Bucks County’s first “Women Building Businesses” on June 23 at Parx Casino.


RICK WELCH: DOLLARS AND $ENSE
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Defining smart beta and how it can work for you.

SPIRITUAL

Carversville Christian Church celebrates Memorial Day

Carversville Christian Church invites the community to attend worship and celebrate Memorial Day which will include patriotic music by organist Mark Bernazzoli and the Jubilant Brass Quintet.

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