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PennDOT to replace Rocky Ridge Road Bridge over Tohickon Creek in Bucks County

Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, November 27, to replace the bridge carrying Rocky Ridge Road over a branch of Tohickon Creek in Richland Township, Bucks County

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Governor Wolf announces new effort to bolster solar energy in Pennsylvania

Elizabethtown, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined state and local officials, and environmental advocates to announce the expansion of the use of solar energy across the commonwealth, while ensuring that the environmental and health benefits of solar energy are experienced in Pennsylvania.


News

Suddenly – ice!

Our balmy autumn has ended. A killing frost invaded the area last Friday night

Perkasie explores National Register application
BY MELINDA RIZZO

Perkasie Borough Council could establish a permanent Historic Preservation Research Committee to further its mission and consider application to the National Register of Historic Places.


Plumstead honors veterans at the park dedicated to them
BY REBECCA FINK

Bagpipe music echoed through blustery below freezing air to open the Plumsteadville Veterans day ceremony at Veterans Park on Saturday.


Sellersville considers licenses for residential rentals
BY CHRIS RUVO

Sellersville Borough Council is considering potential new rules that would require inspections and licensing of residential rental units in the Upper Bucks town.

Quakertown board members bid farewell
BY BARRIE-JOHN MURPHY

Magnanimous and measured until the end, school board President Paul Stepanoff thanked his supporters, congratulated his opponents and urged his fellow board members to “keep up the good work.”


Central Bucks bids adieu to three, addresses Canvas
BY DANA M. ECKMAN

Exiting Central Bucks School Board members Meg Evans, Paul Faulkner and Jerel Wohl were welcomed with standing ovations and smiles thanking them for their dedication and hard work on the board.


New Hope, Solebury at odds over park and recreation funding
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

After three months of stalemated talks, Solebury supervisors voted unanimously to rescind the 2007 agreement immediately and offered New Hope Borough a new pact hiking New Hope’s contribution to $32,000 a year.

Solebury preliminary budget hikes taxes for ambulance services
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

Solebury expects to greet 2018 with 24-hour ambulance and emergency services and a municipal budget calling for a $35.75 tax hike for the average homeowner with a $65,000 assessment.

McIlhinney looks forward to third term in Hilltown
BY CHRIS RUVO

Jack McIlhinney has a range of goals for his third six-year term as a Hilltown supervisor, which starts in January.

Road detours expected in Hilltown Township
BY CHRIS RUVO

According to township officials, a culvert replacement project is going to result in the closure of a stretch of Fairhill School Road in Hilltown.

New Hope Notebook: No tax increase to fund emergency services
BY GERRY MONIGAN

The borough council has sent a message to New Hope residents – raising taxes will be avoided if at all possible.

Hilltown passes no tax increase 2018 budget
BY CHRIS RUVO

The Hilltown Board of Supervisors approved a township budget for next year that keeps the municipal property tax rate at its current rate of 8.75 mills.

Tax rates projected to stay the same in Richland Township
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

Richland Township’s proposed budget not only calls for keeping the tax rate steady at 11.30 mills for 2018, but also through 2021.

Bedminster adds 121 acres to Agricultural Security Area
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

Bedminster Township is making major additions to its Agricultural Security Area, while keeping township taxes at the same rates.

Sellersville approves block grant for fire department
BY CHRIS RUVO

Sellersville Borough Council approved a resolution on Monday that awards the Sellersville Fire Department a $7,200 block grant for 2017.

Weekends And Beyond

Art of Wine

The Michener Art Museum in Doylestown hosted its sixth biennial Art of Wine Celebration featuring fine wines, a four-course gourmet menu and silent and live auctions.

Perfect Pairings

Solebury Township Historical Society held its Perfect Pairings wine and food event at The Lodge  the home of Patrick Pastella and Kanitha Burns

Opinion & Editorial

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way
The seventh continent

Travelers Estelle and Joel Bloom records their visit to South Africa, the seventh continent they have visited.

Charles Meredith:
Loss of a publisher and friend

Remembering publisher and friend William E. “Bill” Strasburg and thoughts on a recent vote in Richland Township.

LETTERS TO THE HERALD

Sports

CB West football gets Hall spots

The Central Bucks High School/Central Bucks High School West Hall of Fame inducted the 1997, 1998 and 1999 state champion football teams into its ranks last month at Doylestown Country Club.

Conestoga bests CB West in semis
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

CB West boys’ soccer’s historic season came to an end on Tuesday in the state semifinals. The Bucks fell to District One Class AAAA champion Conestoga, 2-0, at Souderton. CB West concluded its run at 18-7.


Wyoming Seminary tops New Hope in state play
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

New Hope field hockey succumbed to District Two champion Wyoming Seminary, 3-1, at Whitehall in the state Class A quarterfinals. Sarah Wilson scored the lone goal for the Lions. It was her 112th career goal.

Conwell-Egan runs past New Hope in semifinals
BY DON LEYPOLDT

New Hope football saw its season end on Friday night as visiting Conwell-Egan hung a 42-14 loss on the Lions in the District One/District 12 Class AAA regional semifinals. The Lions concluded their stretch at 9-2.

Lewisburg shuts out New Hope in quarters
BY DON LEYPOLDT

New Hope boys’ soccer finished with a 3-0 setback to District Four champion Lewisburg in Saturday’s state Class AA quarterfinals. The Lions bounced back from a trying 2016 season.

West Shamokin bounces New Hope in state action
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

New Hope volleyball came up short to District Six runner-up West Shamokin, 3-2, in Saturday’s state Class AA quarterfinals. The Wolves were the only Class AA team to defeat the Lions this year.

Penn Manor bumps CB East from states
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

CB East field hockey’s campaign ended on Saturday with a 6-0 loss to District Three champion Penn Manor in the state Class AAA quarterfinals. The Patriots went 19-5 and won a game in states for the first time since 2002.

Education

Former NFL player Lonnie Allgood to boost Del Val’s Project Graduation

Former NFL wide receiver Lonnie Allgood explains how his nonprofit, Dreams for Kids, can help Del Val’s Project Graduation.

Quakertown assistant superintendent honored for excellence in curriculum development
BY JOE FERRY

Dr. Lisa Hoffman, the district’s assistant superintendent for teaching and learning, was recognized on Nov. 12 during the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development in Harrisburg.

Pennridge science teacher feted with service award

Deb Cotner-Davis, a member of the Pennridge High School science department for 31 years, has been recognized with the Outstanding Service Award by the Bucks County Intermediate Unit.

Health

Grand View Health opens urgent care center in Chalfont

Grand View Health opened its second urgent care center, Grand View Urgent Care, in Chalfont aiming to provide prompt, customer-focused, quality urgent care services with convenient hours and shorter visit times to those with common illnesses and injuries.

Yoga Loka hosts Thanksgiving benefit

Yoga Loka in Frenchtown, N.J., is set to host its annual Thanksgiving Day Yoga Benefit 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 23.

HEALTH CALENDAR

COLUMNS

CAMILLE GRANITO MANCUSO: CHATTERBOX
Fire our best shot

Our leadership repeatedly states “now is not the time to talk about guns,” but it’s imperative that we face the insanity playing out across the country.

ELIZABETH LUDLOW BOWMAN: TIPS FOR THE COMPLEAT GARDENER
Urtica Dioica stings hello

Urtica Dioica or stinging nettle, appears harmless but it has stinging hairs that can attack an innocent meadow walked.

PHOTO FEATURE

Upper Bucks salutes veterans

Pennridge Central Middle School played host to the 29th annual Veterans Day Program sponsored by the seven veterans organizations serving Upper Bucks.

DINING

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING IN
“Bitter berries” in a sweet autumn cake

You can find a few cranberry growers in Pennsylvania, and plenty more across the river in New Jersey, making it a local, all-American fruit to help us celebrate Thanksgiving.

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING OUT
City Market in Lambertville, N.J., was created with Brooklyn in mind

Donna Dillon took over the popular City Market in Lambertville, N.J. and has created a menu that appeals to meat eaters as well as vegetarians.

ENTERTAINMENT

“The New World” should be Broadway bound
BY JEAN BRENNER

“The New World,” currently at the Bucks County Playhouse, is special, funny and delightfully entertaining.


American Repertory Ballet performs “Nutcracker” through Dec. 23 at six venues this season

The annual American Repertory Ballet production of “Nutcracker” runs Nov. 18 through Dec. 23, features a cast of more than 100 performers and is the longest running “Nutcracker” in New Jersey.

Winners will perform at Bucks County Youth Orchestra concert

Youth Orchestra of Bucks County concerto competition winners will be featured soloists during YOBC’s fall concert series.

Dryden Ensemble presents “Bach for All Seasons”

The Dryden Ensemble opens its 2017-2018 concert series, “Bach for All Seasons,” with “Bach’s French Taste.”

CHIP MERGOT: MUSIC MINUTE
The Beau Brummels

This group may sound British but they’re American made.

ARTS & GALLERIES

“Works in Wood” opens at New Hope Arts

New Hope Arts hosts “Works in Wood” 2017, its 18th annual juried exhibition celebrating the woodworking tradition of Bucks County from Nov. 18 through Jan. 7.

D&R Greenway exhibits award-winning carvings

For a limited time, D&R Greenway Land Trust in Princeton, N.J., will exhibit wooden raptors and songbirds carved by award-winning artist Greg Pedersen.

Fine Craft Show returns to Yardley

The Fine Craft Show returns to the AOY Art Center in Yardley from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19.

BUSINESS

C. Ferry Home moves into Doylestown
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

C. Ferry Home at 38 E. State St., Doylestown, opened Labor Day weekend and features home accents and gift items.


SPIRITUAL

Harvest Gathering

The St. John the Evangelist Outreach Ministry in Lambertville, N.J., hosted its third annual Harvest Gathering, at Strawberry Hill Mansion, Titusville, N.J.

Interfaith Thanksgiving Potluck set

The Interfaith Community of Lower Bucks invites all to celebrate the sixth annual Thanksgiving Potluck and Gathering on Sunday, Nov. 19 at Yardley United Methodist Church, Yardley.

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Governor Wolf announces new effort to bolster solar energy in Pennsylvania

Governor Tom Wolf today joined state and local officials, and environmental advocates to announce the expansion of the use of solar energy across the commonwealth, while ensuring that the environmental and health benefits of solar energy are experienced in Pennsylvania

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