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Hunterdon Freeholders will fight Penn East on eminent domain

Hunterdon County Freeholders have approved a legal challenge to Penn East’s use of eminent domain to acquire private land to construct its pipeline.

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Seminar set on adolescent gambling prevention

NHS Cares will present the third in a series of free monthly seminars that will discuss the growing problem of  adolescent gambling.

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New life for an old mill

The Thompson-Neely Grist Mill, closed to the public for 40 years, reopened for tours last weekend. Ray Kasper and Glenn Blakely look out a window above Joe Capone, Bill Haas, Kay McBride, Wendi Thomas, John Godzieba, as Gen. George Washington, and Frank Lyons. The functioning mill is below Bowman’s Hill in the northern section of Washington Crossing Historic Park.

Newtown Township unveils new Lower Dolington trail plan

The Newtown Township supervisors voted unanimously to apply for a Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resourcesgrant that would help pay half the $1 million expected costs associated with construction of a new trail.

Progress expected soon at Weis Market Bedminster site

Bedminster residents are expected to see some visible progress on the new Weis supermarket, at the intersection of Routes 313 and 113, “in the next couple of months.”

Sellersville adopts international maintenance code

Sellersville Borough Council voted to adopt the International Property Maintenance Code – a model code that regulates the minimum maintenance requirements for existing buildings, establishing standards for things such as ventilation, heating, sanitation, fire safety and more.

Haycock savings on roofing allows for more upgrades

With a boost from a roofing technique advancement, the new Haycock Township Community Center got a new roof for half of what was budgeted and the surplus of the loan used for funding will be put to work for other improvements.

Corrected tax bills sent to Riegelsville residents following county mishap

During Riegelsville’s March meeting, borough council discussed the erroneous tax bills mailed to property owners by Bucks County using last year’s millage rate.

Eagle Fire Company annouces major initiatives

Effective March 1, Central Bucks Medic 146R is providing 24-hour, seven-day Advanced Life Support service, responding from the main station at 46 North Sugan Road in New Hope. Medic 146R will serve the New Hope Borough and Solebury Township communities.

Nockamixon authorizes proposal to digitize township archives

While Nockamixon Township was actively investigating digitizing its archives, its historic commission was busy gathering some interesting new input, to be digitized, about a long-lost local trolley line.

Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center honors lawmakers

Pennsylvania lawmakers who have lent support to the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center will have a permanent place of honor at the facility in recognition of their contributions to the success of the Center.

Tamanend Middle School teacher reads from his book

Doylestown Bookshop recently hosted Tamanend Middle School teacher Matthew Landis as he sang, played the guitar, gave out finger puppets and stickers and totally enthralled a group of children and their parents while reading to them about presidents of the United States.

Lambertville Historical Society presents Narducci Award

During its recent annual meeting, the Lambertville Historical Society presented its Alice Narducci Preservation Award for 2018 to Cathie and Ed Giambalvo.

Central Bucks approves new security measures

The Central Bucks School District plans to implement a new computerized visitor management system inside all of its schools.

Discover Doylestown plans egg hunt

Discover Doylestown has organized an Easter egg hunt and photos with the Easter Bunny to be held in Doylestown on Sunday, March 25 beginning at noon.

Eagle Fire Company annouces major initiatives

Effective March 1, Central Bucks Medic 146R is providing 24-hour, seven-day Advanced Life Support service, responding from the main station at 46 North Sugan Road in New Hope. Medic 146R will serve the New Hope Borough and Solebury Township communities.

New Hope voted one of best American towns in Expedia survey

New Hope was chosen as one of people’s favorite towns in the United States in a recent Expedia survey of 1,000 Americans.

Visit Bucks County reminds locals to apply for grant

Visit Bucks County’s Tourism Grant Program, instituted in 2008 to assist nonprofit organizations in the development and enhancement of tourism product in Bucks County, is ready for another round of grant applications.

Weekends And Beyond

Shamrock Shuffle

Dressed in Kelly Green and shamrock patterns, hundreds of people flocked to Newtown early Saint Patrick’s Day morning to kick off the holiday in entertaining fashion with a brisk run, frothy pints of stout, and a hearty Irish breakfast.

Pops St. Patrick’s

Bucks County Symphony Orchestra performed its Pops concert, “St. Patrick’s Day Musical Magic!,” featuring Irish tenor Robert White.

Moland Craft Show

The Cabin Fever Craft Show at the historic Moland House in Hartsville featured more than 50 crafters.

Opinion & Editorial

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way
Clothes for the working woman

Rebecca Fifield, head of collection management for the Special Collections of the New York Public Library, wanted to know what servants and slaves wore, and found nothing until she started reading ads for runaways.

Charles Meredith:
A respected judge

Retired federal Judge John P. Fullam is remembered.



CB South’s Vitelli, Wood’s Trisch spur Devils


Archbishop Wood's Laura Trisch and CB South's Jordan Vitelli had a huge hand in the University of the Sciences' splendid 2017-18 campaign. The Devils women's hoops team went 30-4 and won its conference championship.

Pennridge’s Scott goes out in style

Pennridge senior Morgan Scott now has seven state swimming titles to her name. The Rams’ star won Nos. 6 and 7 last week at Bucknell, three-peating in the 200 freestyle and repeating in the 100 freestyle.

CB South is going to Hershey

CB South girls’ basketball is heading to the state Class AAAAAA final. The Titans nipped previously unbeaten North Allegheny, 52-49, in Monday’s semifinals to advance to Hershey for the first time.

Faith Christian loses in semis

Faith Christian boys’ basketball fell one win shy of making it to Hershey for the state final. The Lions lost to Lourdes Regional, 63-38, in Monday’s Class A semifinals. Faith wrapped up its season at 28-3.

CB West sees memorable season end

CB West boys’ basketball’s campaign came to a close on Saturday in the state Class AAAAAA quarterfinals. The Bucks were beaten by District 12’s Roman Catholic, 75-56. CB West went 23-8 in 2017-18.

Downingtown East stuns CB South

CB South ice hockey’s bid for a third state championship in five years was derailed by Downingtown East, 4-3, in OT last Thursday. The Titans succumbed in the Flyers Cup Class AA final.

CB East’s Gomez, Stein, Dorsey ink

CB East seniors Gabe Gomez, Collin Stein and Evan Dorsey took part in a signing last Thursday. Gomez will play soccer for Dickinson, while Stein will play lacrosse for Catholic and Dorsey will play football for Widener.


Bucks students present research at science fair

Nearly 400 middle and high school students from 18 schools across Bucks County participated in the 2018 Bucks County Science and Research Competition, held on the campus of Delaware Valley University in Doylestown.

George School students embark on service learning trips

During a previous service trip, students from George School in Newtown participated in an underwater reef cleanup and fish identification survey in the waters off the island of Bonaire in the Caribbean.

DelVal, Burpee partner on research program

A new partnership with W. Atlee Burpee Company will provide Delaware Valley University students with the opportunity to learn about plant breeding and genetics.


Hopewell library presents program on wireless radiation, health

The Hopewell Branch Public Library in Pennington, N.J., will host a program on the impact of Wi-Fi and cell phones on human health Saturday, March 24.

Doylestown Health fetes nurses

Doylestown Health recently celebrated Certified Nurses Day to honor this group of nurses.



It’s a gray area

The place in our lives where we are really neither young nor old causes great frustration.

Borers and more

Kristen Perehinys, a young entrepreneur in integrated pest management, is starting up a business in the Lambertville area through which she offers a service of monitoring properties on a weekly basis through the season to determine what pests are present in an environment and offer appropriate management solutions.


Thompson-Neely Grist Mill reopens for tours

Washington Crossing Historic Park opened the Thompson-Neely Grist Mill for the first time in years on March 17.


It’s easy to make chocolate-covered Easter eggs

Throughout the years home cooks have crafted their own recipes for chocolate-covered eggs, and today they are easier than ever to make.

Doylestown’s Zen Den has the same funky atmosphere in a bigger space

Zen Den owner Annette Coletta always wanted better visibility for her Doylestown restaurant, so when Shaving Grace at 41 East State St. closed down, she jumped at the chance to relocate a half block away.


CB West Harlequin Club presents first show in renovated auditorium

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, “The Sound of Music,” will be presented by the Central Bucks West Harlequin Club on March 22, 23 and 24.

Elvis tribute artist brings the king to life

Award-winning Elvis Presley tribute artist Matthew Boyce and his 28-piece Suspicious Minds Orchestra will play the Newtown Theatre on Friday, March 23.

McNight pays tribute to leading ladies at Rrazz Room

The Rrazz Room New Hope opens it’s Spring 2018 Cabaret Season with MAC Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Sharon McNight.

“The Addams Family” comes to Pennridge High School

The weird and beloved Addams family comes to life on the Pennridge High School stage in comically macabre musical.


On March 18, 1963, Stan Getz went into one of the best studios in the world, A&R in New York City to begin recording an album that would change the face of pop music forever.


New Hope Art League meeting features Bucks sculptor

Sculptor Jennifer Frudakis-Petry will present her artwork at the New Hope Art League’s March meeting to be held on Tuesday, March 27 at St. Martin of Tours Church School in New Hope.

Exhibit shows 100 photos by women of National Geographic

“Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment” opened at the Allentown Art Museum on Sunday, Jan. 28, as part of the museum’s Year of Photography.

Stover Mill Gallery schedules its 59th art season

The Tinicum Civic Association’s Stover Mill Gallery hosts its 59th year of weekend art exhibits from April through October.

Lyndhurst Mansion director speaks at Rago

Howard Zar, executive director of Lyndhurst Mansion, speaks at Rago Auctions on Thursday, April 5


Pierre’s Chocolates releases New Hope box

Pierre's Chocolates of New Hope recently added a box of chocolates that shows four New Hope landmarks to their offerings.

What are convertible bonds?

Is a convertible bond a fixed income or equity security? The answer is they can be both, but not at the same time.


Trinity Buckingham offers alternative Stations of the Cross service

In a service that is creative, contemplative and incorporates music, silence, poetry and art from around the world, Trinity Buckingham offers an alternative experience of the Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. Monday, March 26.

Best-selling author on spirituality speaks at Newtown Meeting

Continuing the series on Spirituality at Newtown Quaker Meeting, Marcelle Martin, a member of Swarthmore Friends Meeting and best-selling author will speak on “Opening to the Presence” on Sunday, March 25.

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