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Major heroin-packaging operation busted in Bucks

A large-scale drug packaging operation has been shuttered, vast quantities of suspected heroin and fentanyl have been seized and 11 people are in custody after a multi-agency investigation and search at a residence in Warminster Township.

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News

To Philly by way of Bucks County

A West Point Military Academy marathon runner enters Pennsylvania at New Hope on the U.S. 202 Bridge Friday, carrying the game ball for the Army-Navy Game at Lincoln Financial Field.
 

University Village heralds New Britain transformation
BY JOE FERRY

Five years ago, New Britain Borough embarked on an ambitious strategic effort to transform the tiny town from a “don’t blink or you’ll miss it” community to a popular regional destination.


“Super” Wawa okayed on Rt. 313
BY CHRIS RUVO

A “Super Wawa” that would feature gas pumps and an adjacent fast-food restaurant appears to be on its way to Hilltown.


Wrightstown allows limited business use on preserved land of 50 acres+
BY CHRIS RUVO

New zoning rules will allow limited commercial development by conditional use within the building envelopes of certain properties under conservation easements in Wrighstown.


Turnpike construction forces road closure to through-traffic in Milford
BY MELINDA RIZZO

Milford Township supervisors in Bucks County have voted to prepare an agreement to close the northern portion of Doerr Road.

Tinicum moves to improve phone service
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

Residents longing for improved cell phone coverage in Tinicum Township may have received a boost in the form of a 50 percent cell tower antenna expansion for one of the major carriers.

Despite local opposition federal government may okay pipeline
BY BARRIE-JOHN MURPHY

Fierce local opposition to the proposed West Rockhill compressor station may not matter in Washington.

Township jointure members adopt local medical marijuana rules
BY CHRIS RUVO

Wrightstown, Upper Makefield and Newtown Township have jointly adopted new zoning rules that establish where medical marijuana dispensaries and growing/processing facilities can operate within the townships.

Deirdre Alderfer takes president’s chair on NH-S School Board
BY ELIZABETH BOWMAN

The New Hope-Solebury School Board met on Dec. 5 to reorganize, install new leadership.

Sketch plan calls for 171-unit development in Hilltown
BY CHRIS RUVO

A developer is interested in building a 171-unit age-restricted housing development that would consist of townhouses, twins and single-family homes in Hilltown.

Central Bucks will work to close $3.1 million deficit in preliminary budget
BY DANA M. ECKMAN

The Central Bucks School District’s Business Administrator David W. Matyas provided the school board on Dec. 4 with its first look at a proposed 2019-20 budget that would go into effect on July 1.

SPONSORED BY: Thompson Lexus of Doylestown
Thompson Lexus of Doylestown’s smart car shopping tips for this holiday season

We all know holiday shopping can be stressful--especially when it comes to cars, but Thompson Lexus Doylestown has some helpful tips to make sure you are getting the most bang for your buck when deciding on your next ride.

Weekends And Beyond

Red Ball Gala

Fire and Ice, the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce’s Red Ball Gala, took place Sept. 22.
 

Wine on the Hill

Wines on the Hill, a festival to benefit the Hilltown Township Volunteer Fire Company, took place Sept. 15.
 

Peace Fair

More than 100 exhibitors and vendors, along with several thousand visitors from Bucks and surrounding counties attended the 19th annual Peace Fair in Lahaska which showcased what area nonprofits are doing to promote peace, social justice, healthy living and a variety of other causes.
 

Opinion & Editorial

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way
Little hands at work

What would the holidays be without children? And aren’t we all more or less in touch with our inner child as we scramble to keep up with the craziness of decorating and shopping and partying?

Charles Meredith:
A kindness and a life celebration

Thoughts about former President George H.W. Bush; Terry Madonna’s predictions for the GOP in Pennsylvania; and Commissioner Charley Martin’s probable retirement.

LETTERS TO THE HERALD

Sports

Pirates duel in Philly

The Palisades boys basketball team kicked off its season in a special way on Monday.
 

Torrid first half sparks big Plumstead win
BY DON LEYPOLDT

The 2017-2018 Plumstead Christian Panthers made school history by reaching the state elite eight.

CB East girls claim three events at Relay Carnival
BY KAREN SANGILLO

The Patriots won three of the girls events, starting off with a victory in girls diving.

Turnovers costly in CB East opening loss at Neshaminy
BY STEVE SHERMAN

While its non-league foe Neshaminy brought everyone back to the court, Central Bucks East is facing a bit of a rebuilding season after losing three starters to graduation.

Education

The hobbyist can do it his own way, woodworker tells Del Val high school students
BY RICK EPSTEIN

Randal Henderson, a woodworker from Doylestown, was November’s visiting artist at Delaware Valley High School where he spoke to two woodworking classes.

Health

Central Bucks soccer teams present Kick for Pink proceeds

Doylestown Health’s Breast Cancer Fund received a record donation of $3,935 from Central Bucks East and West high school girls soccer teams, which they raised at their annual Kick for Pink event.

HEALTH CALENDAR

COLUMNS

CAMILLE GRANITO MANCUSO: CHATTERBOX
Giving season now and always

Whether inspired by religion or just the holly and ivy, at this time of year, the feelings of many nations seem filled with a special kind of generosity, peace, and good will.

ELIZABETH LUDLOW BOWMAN: TIPS FOR THE COMPLEAT GARDENER
Gifts for the gardener

A great new local nursery on Route 29 in Titusville, New Jersey called Nectars sells many kinds of decorative greens and Christmas trees and have a really nice shop where they sell many locally made items.

PHOTO FEATURE

Good Times Roll at New Hope Automobile Show

The 61st annual New Hope Automobile Show took place Aug. 12 and as always included a bevy of vintage and classic automobiles.

DINING

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING IN
December is the month for eggnog

Just as October brings us pumpkin spice lattes, December is the month for eggnog.

SUSAN S. YESKE: ON THE FOOD CIRCUIT
Cascade Lodge is back with a new identity

Cascade Restaurant at Durham Springs opened quietly last month after months of planning and renovation at a site that has a history of hospitality that goes back 70 years.

ENTERTAINMENT

Gilbert and Sullivan “Messiah”sing-along returns

The Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Society and members of the community will join voices for their at our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Doylestown.

Town and Country Players stage show at Michener Museum

Town & Country Players in collaboration with the James A. Michener Art Museum present their annual holiday show.

The Joyful Singers offer holiday concert

The public is invited to the Joyful Singers Holiday Concert on Friday, Dec. 14, at Doylestown United Methodist Church in Doylestown.

ARTS & GALLERIES

Campanelli painting raffle benefits historic preservation

“This Old Springhouse,” by the late Dan Campanelli is being auctioned to benefit historic preservation efforts of Harmony Township Historical Society and the Pohatcong History & Heritage Society.

Margie Perry exhibits at co-operative

“Paintings by Margie Perry” is on view at The Upstairs Gallery, Shop #10, Peddler’s Village, Lahaska.

BUSINESS

Two area accounting firms announce merger

Two accounting firms that have been serving the Bucks, Montgomery, Lehigh, and surrounding counties individually for 20 years, are coming together to establish a united firm that enhances its focus on client service and adds strength and depth to its existing service team.


SPIRITUAL

DAVID GREEN: BELIEVE IN GOOD
Who’s my neighbor?

People are essentially good but many of us have lost sight of what it means to be a neighbor.

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