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Warrington Township water authority to restrict Route 611 (Easton Road) weekdays for utility improvements in Bucks County

Warrington Township Water Authority is planning weekday lane closures on Route 611 (Easton Road) between Street Road and Paul Valley Drive in Warrington Township, Bucks County, starting Tuesday, August 22, and continuing through mid-October, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for utility installation, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

Warrington Township Water Authority will complete these projects under a PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permit.

Burnt House Hill Road to Close Weekdays for Resurfacing Operations in Buckingham Township

Burnt House Hill Road will be closed and detoured between U.S. 202 and Cold Spring Creamery Road in Buckingham Township, Bucks County, starting Wednesday, Aug. 23

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News

Delaware Valley reacts to Charlottesville march

Following a melee during a Charlottesville, Va.,  alt right march that included Nazi supporters, vigils to support the people of Charlottesville took place in Frenchtown, N.J., Newtown Borough and Doylestown.

Fitzpatrick and Casey to speak at Upper Bucks “State of the Union”
BY MELINDA RIZZO

The third in an annual series of legislative breakfasts brings national lawmakers to Upper Bucks to address health care and tax reform concerns of business leaders.


Plumstead nods to plan before soil study
BY REBECCA FINK

Plumstead supervisors reviewed a sketch plan for development of 15 acres located at 5280 Old Easton Road.


Solebury voters will decide whether to pay more for advanced ambulance services
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

The Solebury Township Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to place a question on the November ballot asking voters whether they will authorize a property tax to fund 24-hour advanced life support, ambulance and emergency services beginning in 2018.


Bedminster gets tougher in wake of 313 detour
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

In the aftermath of serious local road problems caused by motorists’ self-designed detours during the extended closure of a Route 313 section last spring, Bedminster Township has adopted an ordinance that is designed to provide significant new enforcement capability against such episodes in the future.


Doylestown okays public sewers for affected residents
BY DANA M. ECKMAN

Sewer line extensions are coming to Pebble Ridge/Woodridge and vicinity in Doylestown Township.

Richland responds to roadway concerns
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

While responding to residents’ safety concerns by moving toward new speed limit reductions on its roadways, Richland Township supervisors have sharply questioned state pollution control regulations designed to address problems caused in part by runoff from those roadways.

Landowner says FERC appointments make PennEast Pipeline closer to approval
BY JOHN SIEVERS

After the recent confirmation of two commissioners to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission giving the regulatory body a quorum, there are some who think that move is a major step to getting the PennEast Pipeline built.

Durham supervisors come together in peace
BY KATHRYN FINEGAN CLARK

August is normally a slow month as municipal activities go, and this latest business meeting of the Durham township board of Supervisors moved quickly and smoothly as opposed to the July meeting.

Officials remember “the Thoreau of Springfield”
BY BARRIE-JOHN MURPHY

The Springfield community put aside some time to pay tribute to Hans Reimann, man who gave much of his time to the township.

See U.S. Rep. Fitzpatrick’s town hall online

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-8) will host a town hall in Bensalem at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22 which will be broadcast live on Facebook.

New Hope Notebook: Collection of business privilege tax at issue
BY GERRY MONIGAN

The item on Tuesday night's monthly agenda appeared simple enough: Discussion of Imposing a grace period for business owners to pay their Business Privilege Tax without penalty. It proved to be anything but simple.

Solebury’s North Pointe Park likely can’t be limited to passive recreation
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

The idea of legally limiting North Pointe Park use exclusively for passive recreation was shot down Tuesday as “not practical” by Solebury Township’s attorney, Jordan Yeager.

Solebury limits potential medical marijuana facilities to Route 202 areas
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

An ordinance confining medical marijuana dispensaries to an area along Route 202 near Logan Square and placing the weed-growing facilities by Route 202 near River Road was unanimously approved by the Solebury Board of Supervisors.

Weekends And Beyond

Corn and Tomato Festival

The Flemington Fire Department, which celebrates its 175th anniversary this year, hosted the Corn and Tomato Festival.

Farmers Picnic

The Hunterdon County Board of Agriculture Farmers and Businessman's Picnic took place at Candlelight Farm Alpacas in Ringoes, N.J.

Palisades reunion

Palisades High School’s Class of 1967 celebrated its 50th reunion at The Springtown Rod and Gun Club.

Opinion & Editorial

Bridget Wingert: Happy to Be Here
Looking back to see for his father

Now in his 80s, Rajie Cook of Upper Makefield Township, has written a book, “A Vision for My Father,” which chronicles his own life but is meant to show his father what he never saw, because Najeeb Cook lost his eyesight, when Rajie was 10 years old.

Charles Meredith:
Remarkable women, remarkable lives

Honoring the passing of two remarkable women with very different services.

LETTERS TO THE HERALD

Sports

CB East’s Vare leads Leopards
BY DON LEYPOLDT

CB East’s Evan Vare had an immediate impact on the Lafayette men’s soccer team. In his freshman season last fall, Vare scored a team-leading seven goals. He was also named to the Leopards’ leadership group.


CB West’s Horst leaves her mark
BY DON LEYPOLDT

Herald sportswriter Don Leypoldt highlights several local collegiate soccer players who performed well for their respective teams last fall. Among others, CB West’s Kelsey Horst’s six goals led Siena.

New Hope’s Neumann retires
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

New Hope’s Steve Neumann, a Council Rock North alumnus, bid adieu to his professional soccer career when the New England Revolution opted to not pick up the former Georgetown standout’s 2017 option.

DelVal selects new volleyball coach

Former Delaware Valley University volleyball standout Janel Gluch was promoted to interim head volleyball coach recently. Gluch had served the previous three years as an assistant coach for the Aggies.

Education

Doylestown VFW awards scholarships

Four local high school seniors were awarded scholarships by the Doylestown Post 175, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Pennridge students recognized

In May, 278 Pennridge students took a total of 506 AP exams in 20 subjects. Eighty-four percent of their scores were 3 or higher, compared to a national average of 58 percent.

BCCC adds degree, certificates

Bucks County Community College has introduced a new two-year degree and three new certificates available this fall.

Health

Drive 4 UR Community raises more than $3,500 for Doylestown Health Heart Institute

More than 175 Doylestown Health employees and visitors attended Drive 4 UR Community to test drive a Ford vehicle raising more than $3,500 for Doylestown Health’s Heart Institute.


Chalfont resident details benefits of weight training in new book

Sports performance coach Timothy Caso of Chalfont has released a new book, “Weight Training for Old Guys – and Good Advice for the Rest of Us!”

HEALTH AND FITNESS CALENDAR

COLUMNS

CAMILLE GRANITO MANCUSO: CHATTERBOX
The great ghost exchange

In the climate that is today’s American consumerism, corporations have the distinction of holding most of the cards

ELIZABETH LUDLOW BOWMAN: TIPS FOR THE COMPLEAT GARDENER
A breath of autumn in August

It's that time of year when time is flying and everything moves just a little faster.

PHOTO FEATURE

2,000 guests attend Dine and Dish in Lambertville 

Dine and Dish with Dawn took place Aug. 13 in Lambertville, N.J. where
approximately 2,000 guests enjoyed a free, three-course town dinner on a 2,000 foot table.

DINING

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING OUT
A star on the Food Network, now a star at Perkasie's Rockhill Filling Station

Lucy Chelton, 11, of West Rockhill Township, was a winner on the Food Network competition “Chopped Junior.” On Saturday she will bring her talents to the Rockhill Filling Station in Perkasie.

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING IN
Melons hit the spot in August

While berries and peaches tend to hog the spotlight during the summer growing season, this is also a great time to buy fresh melons from your local farmer.

ENTERTAINMENT

Patricia Richardson returns to Bucks Playhouse in “Other Desert Cities”

Four-time Emmy nominee Patricia Richardson will star in the Broadway hit play, “Other Desert Cities” by Jon Robin Baitz at Bucks County Playhouse beginning Friday, August 18.


Charles Busch performs cabaret show at Rrazz Room

Playwright, actor and drag performer Charles Busch appears at The Rrazz Room New Hope on Saturday, Aug. 19.

“The Voice” contestants from New Jersey take Stangl stage

New Jersey natives and “The Voice” semi-finalists, Brendan Fletcher of Randolph and Flemington’s own Andrew DeMuro will perform at the Stangl Factory on Aug. 18.

Eric Mintel Quartet performs at Doylestown Central Park

The Eric Mintel Quartet performs a free concert Wednesday, Aug. 23, as part of Covenant Bank Concert series in the amphitheater at Central Park in Doylestown.

CHIP MERGOT: MUSIC MINUTE
Song finders

A salute to some artists who have found songs that we may not have otherwise heard.

ARTS & GALLERIES

De Groot exhibits at SFA Gallery

Dick De Groot’s “A Sudden Wind” is on view this month at SFA Gallery in Frenchtown, N.J.

Longtime New Hope business owner shows paintings in Lambertville

Wessel + O’Connor gallery in Lambertville, N.J., will host “The Empty Room,” an exhibition of recent paintings by local artist Beatricia Sagar.

Hunterdon museum offers plein air workshop at Dvoor Farm

Create art outdoors on the 40-acre Hunterdon Land Trust’s Dvoor Farm on Sunday, Aug. 20, with the Hunterdon Art Museum’s Plein Air Painting workshop.

Baum School of Art unveils new mural at Flint Hill Farm

The Baum School of Art and Flint Hill Farm Educational Center have unveiled a mural at the farm located in Coopersburg.

BUSINESS

Lovely Lady Bugs Consignment shop in Perkasie going strong
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Lovely Lady Bugs, a children’s consignment shop in Perkasie, features clothes (newborn to junior sizes, as well as maternity), shoes (up to adult-size 9), toys and baby gear.

How personality types impact communication
BY DAVID BOSTER

Ways you can ensure a greater transfer of meaning in your business relationships.

SPIRITUAL

Polish Catholic pilgrims journey through Bucks
BY CHRIS RUVO

Hundreds of Catholic pilgrims participated in a four-day walking religious pilgrimage from Great Meadows, N.J., to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in New Britain Township.


Temple Judea of Bucks County offers open house, breakfast

Temple Judea of Bucks County will host an Open House and Pancake Breakfast on Aug. 27, during which time visitors can meet the synagogue’s staff, tour the building and learn about the synagogue’s programs.

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