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Man sentenced for 2015 fatal crash
BY Birgitta wolfe

The man who caused a 2015 crash that killed a well-known Solebury couple was sentenced July 14 to serve seven to 14 years in state prison, according to the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office.

Sean Michael Adee, 34, of North Wales, had pleaded no contest in January to two counts of homicide by vehicle in the Dec. 8, 2015, collision that killed Ian McNeill, 67, and his wife, Jane, 66.

Adee's southbound Nissan X-Terra crashed head-on into the McNeills' northbound Volvo on Route 202 near River Road in Solebury. He did not suffer life-threatening injuries, but the McNeills were pronounced dead at the scene.

Full story in July 27 Herald.


News

Remembering Vietnam

Jeff “Huggy” Huggins of Warriors’ Watch, creates rubbings of the names of fallen military personnel for his friends at the site of the Traveling Memorial Vietnam Wall, which was on display in Penndel, Bucks County, last week. An estimated 21,000 visited the site. More photographs can be seen HERE.


Hearings set for men charged in Solebury murders
BY JODI SPIEGEL ARTHUR

Preliminary hearings for the man charged with killing four young men and burying their bodies on his parents Solebury Township property, and his cousin, charged in three of the four deaths, have been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sept. 7.


Midway Volunteer Fire Company thanks community

Members of the Midway Fire Company pen a letter to the community thanking them for their support over the past week’s events.


Solebury police chief thanks community for support during murder investigation
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

Solebury’s police chief thanked the community for its outpouring of support, food and compassion during last week’s successful search for four murdered young men.

Bedminster eyes preservation of 106 farmland acres
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

The Bedminster Township board of supervisors authorized advertising their intention to pursue adding 106 acres of farmland to the township’s Agricultural Security Area , with that action scheduled as the first step toward permanent preservation of 96 of those acres.

Durham supervisors joust on township battleground
BY KATHRYN FINEGAN CLARK

Supervisor Kathleen Gentner is fighting a proposed resolution that would censure her for alleged “improper, misleading, unethical and unprofessional conduct.”


Doylestown okays bike track construction at Fanny Chapman Park
BY DANA M. ECKMAN

Doylestown Borough Council approved the construction of a bicycle pump track at Chapman Park.

Solebury names Baum Baicker to board, tends to business
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

Mark Baum Baicker was selected as the interim supervisor after Jim Searing’s resignation.

Solebury will meet with New Hope before committing 24-hour, seven day ambulance service
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

The final wording of a proposed November referendum to provide a 24-hour, seven days a week full ambulance service with basic advanced life support was postponed Tuesday by the Solebury Board of Supervisors so it could meet with New Hope officials to see how much, if anything, the borough would contribute to the venture.

New Hope Celebrates reorganizes Governing Board

New Hope Celebrates has re-organized and expanded its Governing Board by bringing new members on and planning for the future.

Milford requests conditions for development of hospital campus
BY MELINDA RIZZO

At a continued public hearing Tuesday night, Milford Township Board of Supervisors requested conditions for the development of a new hospital and health care center to be created for a vote at their Aug. 1 meeting.

Transient rental business a concern in Tinicum
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

With personal safety a major concern, the national problem of communities struggling to cope with new problems related to the booming transient rental business has now officially come to Tinicum Township.

Perkasie rezones two buildings to encourage revitalization
BY MELINDA RIZZO

Perkasie Borough Council unanimously voted to rezone two buildings to help spur the downtown’s revitalization efforts.

New Hope Notebook: Voters will have say in emergency services coverage
BY GERRY MONIGAN

The borough council voted unanimously to place a referendum on the November ballot to consider raising property taxes by a maximum of 1.5 mills to pay for 24-hour advanced-life-support service from Central Bucks Emergency Medical Services and maintain backup service from Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad.

Tinicum Arts Festival draws crowds, supports community
BY CHRIS RUVO

Thousands of people from near and far flocked to the 68th Tinicum Arts Festival to view an eclectic array of arts and crafts.

Weekends And Beyond

Vietnam Traveling Wall

More than 21,000 people visited The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, a 3/5-scale replica of the 2-acre wall fn the National Mall in Washington, D.C.when it came to Bucks County last weekend.

Opinion & Editorial

Bridget Wingert: Happy to Be Here
Threatening America's green canopy

Two majestic ash trees at Tinicum Park, more than 100 feet tall and 150 years old, were treated for emerald ash borer infestation, a reminder that the green beetle is not going away of its own accord.

Charles Meredith:
Genie in the bottle

Who said, “Once the genie is out of the bottle, you can’t put it back in”?

LETTERS TO THE HERALD

Sports

Lion’s pride: Flemington’s Cabinda to co-captain PSU
BY DON LEYPOLDT

Jason Cabinda of Flemington, N.J., has been chosen a senior captain for the Penn State football team. Cabinda is expected to start at middle linebacker for the 2017 Nittany Lions.


Blazers sweep doubleheader
BY DON LEYPOLDT

The Quakertown Blazers needed extra innings – twice – to sweep Sunday’s doubleheader against the visiting Staten Island Tide. Nathan Sides had a hand in both walk-off victories.


Dolphins swim to 6-1
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Only an early loss at Macungie kept the 2017 Quakertown Dolphins from their sixth undefeated season since 2008. The Dolphins finished the campaign at 6-1 in the Suburban Swim League of the Greater Lehigh Valley.

Haycock’s Krause loves softball
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Seventy-year-old Haycock Township resident Gary Krause isn’t slowing down. He plays for six different softball teams. “I’m going to play forever,” Krause boasts.

Education

Quakertown School District hosts summer camps

Over a three-week period in July, more than 140 students from the community will participate in three weeks of summer camp sessions at Quakertown Community School District.

Furlong teen wins SkillsUSA silver medal

Donald N. Rogers of Furlong and a student at Middle Bucks Institute of Technology, was awarded the high school silver medal in First Aid-CPR at the 2017 SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, Ky., on June 21 to 22.

Del Val teacher acquires student favela artwork

Soon six pictures created in the Mixed Media art class at Delaware Valley Regional High School will hang in an apartment in Brazil.

Health

YMCA receives donation from Health Partner Plans

A recent gift of $25,000 made by Health Partners Plans to Central Bucks Family YMCA and Lower Bucks Family YMCA, will make it possible for the Y to continue funding community impact programs.


Doylestown Hospital named to Most Wired list

Doylestown Hospital is one of only 23 hospitals and health systems in Pennsylvania to be recognized as “Most Wired,” according to results of the 19th annual Health Care’s Most Wired survey.

HEALTH AND FITNESS CALENDAR

COLUMNS

CAMILLE GRANITO MANCUSO: CHATTERBOX
How dreams get done

Avoiding procrastination and using our talents to their fullest.

ELIZABETH LUDLOW BOWMAN: TIPS FOR THE COMPLEAT GARDENER
Coneflowers are more than echinacea

Purple and yellow coneflowers are now in bloom throughout our region, having a party with the butterflies, bees and other pollinators.

PHOTO FEATURE

Frenchtown celebrates Bastille Day

Frenchtown, N.J., celebrated Bastille Day that included street artists and galleries, French cuisine, waiter races, live music and more.

DINING

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING IN
Belly up to the taco bar for an easy treat

Everybody loves tacos, right? But how about walking tacos, a mixture of taco ingredients that are heaped into a single-serving-sized corn chip bag?

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING OUT
Riegelsville’s Someday Café & Roastery is open for business

In October of last year the Someday Café & Roastery in Riegelsville opened and was so named in honor of the long wait that it took to open.

ENTERTAINMENT

Family musical “Willy Wonka” at Town and Country features families
BY JEAN BRENNER

With a very large cast of nearly 30 talented children, teens and adults, “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” is the family musical entertaining audiences through July 29 at Town & Country Players, Buckingham.


Revisit the 1960s with musical “Hair” at Open Air Theatre

The American tribal love-rock musical “Hair,” often hailed as the father of modern rock musicals, is up next at the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre.

Neighbors plan to treat vets to “Guys and Dolls” at Playhouse

The Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce joins with Bucks County Playhouse to present “A Playhouse Salute to Our Veteran Community” on Sunday, July 30.

Puss in Boots staged at Newtown Theatre

Family Stages brings “Puss in Boots” to the Newtown Theater stage for a single performance at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 25..

CHIP MERGOT: MUSIC MINUTE
“Windy”

Ruth Ann Friedman was staying in David Crosby’s spare bedroom in 1967 when she wrote “Windy.”

ARTS & GALLERIES

“40 ART" exhibition returns in July

“40 ART,” one of Bucks County’s longest running art traditions, features artists of all levels displaying their work and anonymously selling any piece for the price of $40.


Lisa Lettero shows oils at Prallsville Mills

Lisa Barbieri Lettero shows her still life and plein air oil paintings in her first solo show, at the John Prall House at Prallsville Mills in Stockton, N.J.

Students’ artwork featured at Tubby Olive

This summer’s “Artist of the Month” program at the Tubby Olive in Doylestown, features a collection of artwork from students ages 7 to 70, who are instructed by local art educator Mary Mathews.

BUSINESS

Doylestown lawyer plays pivotal role in getting serial killer’s gravesite excavated
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Doug Maloney, a lawyer for Begley, Carlin & Mandio, LLP in Langhorne will appear on the final episode of “American Ripper” as part of the team who successfully petitioned the Orphans’ Court of Delaware County to approve the excavation and possible exhumation of the body of noted serial killer H. H. Holmes.

Univest cuts ribbon on Richboro branch

Univest Bank and Trust Co. celebrated the opening of its Richboro location with a ribbon cutting.

SPIRITUAL

Reaching the peak

The new Welcome Center at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Bedminster Township, held a “topping out” ceremony as construction reached its highest peak.


Warrington temple hosts open house

Congregation Tiferes B’nai Israel will host an open house on Sunday, July 30 beginning at 11 a.m.

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Governor Wolf Signs Pension Reform Bill into Law


On June 12, 2017 with a full house at the Capitol Rotunda as a backdrop, Governor Tom Wolf joined bipartisan leaders and members of the General Assembly to sign Senate Bill 1, the pension reform compromise bill.

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