Bucks County Herald

Monday, July 25, 2016

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Pennsylvania DEP officials to conduct black fly helicoptor spray Friday, July 22

On Friday, July 22, 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will conduct aerial black fly suppression operations along the Delaware River in Bucks and Northampton counties as well as the Lehigh and Schuylkill rivers.

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Five-ton commercial vehicle restriction starts Saturday on I-95 in Philadelphia

From Saturday, July 23 until Friday, July 29, commercial vehicles weighing more than five tons will be prohibited from traveling on Interstate 95 between Exit 13 and Exit 22 in Philadelphia.

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Santarsiero urges action against Christie plan to end Pa.-N.J. tax accord

State Rep. Steve Santarsiero is encouraging Pennsylvanians who work in New Jersey to sign a petition discouraging N.J. Gov. Chris Christie from ending a 39-year-old tax agreement that allows commuters in both states to pay income tax in their state of residence.

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PUC approves emergency order to address transportation shortage

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today approved an Emergency Order allowing Uber’s Pennsylvania subsidiary to temporarily operate vehicles in its transportation network service that would be older than allowed by PUC regulations.

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Message to Nice

During its Bastille Day celebration Frenchtown, N.J., visitors sign the Wall of Love, which will be sent to Nice, France, where 84 people were killed during a Bastille Day attack.

Free Will Brewing Co. expands to Lahaska

Free Will Brewing Co., the popular microbrewery in Perkasie, will expand its reach with a second facility to be opened in Peddler’s Village within the next few months.  In its four years of operation in Perkasie the brewery has grown to include a list of 17 craft ales and lagers.

BCCC founding president Charles Rollins dies

Charles Rollins, who became the first president of the then fledgling Bucks County Community College in 1965 and went on to serve until 1987, has died at age 94. Rollins oversaw the expansion of the Newtown school from an initial 730 students to the 9,000 it serves today.

Newtown’s Gallagher named county controller

Newtown Township Supervisor Mike Gallagher has been confirmed to serve as the next controller for Bucks County. The position has been vacant since former controller Raymond McHugh was confirmed as a Bucks County Court of Pleas Judge in March.

New Hope Notebook: New Hope names successor to manager

Cathryn Thomas, an experienced municipal administrator, will serve as the next manager for New Hope Borough, succeeding retiring manager John Burke. Thomas has served as city administrator in New Castle, Del., and as borough manager in Stroudsburg.

Doylestown council appoints Gordon

Doylestown Borough Mayor Ron Strouse has sworn in Susan Gordon as a new council member.

Accused killer surrenders to police

Jeffrey Thomas Gould, 33, the man charged with the July 13 murder of Edward Dubinsky on his front porch in Warwick Township, turned himself in Wednesday night, according to Warwick Police Chief Mark Goldberg.

Slideshows of the Week

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145th District challenger takes a stand

Upper Bucks Democrat and political neophyte Vera Cole shares her position on a variety of state issues at a town hall meeting in Perskasie. She is challenging incumbent Craig Staats, who is finishing his first two-year term representing the 145th District.

Historical society seeks houses

Organizers of the Lambertville Historical Society’s Autumn House Tour are looking for recommendations for houses to be included in the 2016 House Tour.

First business gets nod for Sellersville campus

Dublin-based HK Panel Systems is the first business to gain approval to build a facility at the new Sellersville Business Campus. The campus is an economic development initiative aimed at attracting businesses and jobs to Sellersville.

Bedminster officer honored for rescue

Bedminster  Patrolman Mark Thompson was honored with a Life Saving Award at a recent township meeting. His commendation followed his recent intervention into a potential suicide.  Sgt. Brian Pfaff also was praised at the meeting for his work  helping to initiate a new commendation system by the department.

Durham divided on Wild and Scenic membership

A proposal for Durham Township to join the Lower Delaware Wild and Scenic River Management Commission has stalled. Members of the board of supervisors remain divided over the agreement because it includes a potential affiliation with the National Park Service.

New Hope-Solebury School district audit released

The New Hope-Solebury School District has received a passing grade from a state audit after complying with and following recommendations regarding two areas of concern that were brought to light during a prior review period.


Village Blueberry Festival

Peddler’s Village in Lahaska hosted its Bluegrass and Blueberries Festival.

Pennridge Community Day

Games, a watermelon eating contest, entertainment and more were featured at the 44th annual Pennridge Community Day.

Sellersville Carnival

Games, rides and fireworks entertained the crowds at the annual Sellersville Fireman's Carnival.


Opinion & Editorial

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way

A mighty powerful man

Bucks County’s own signer of the Declaration of Independence. 

Charles Meredith:

“The Party of Lincoln”

Ready for a massive change.



A Ram rides in Rio

Pennridge alum Matt Baranoski will compete in the Rio Games in the keirin in mid-August. He was celebrated at Pennridge Community Day on July 10.

Lower Makefield sinks Philadelphia Sports Club Highpoint

In a battle of unbeatens on July 7, Lower Makefield swimming bested PSC Highpoint, 258-228.

Warrington finds strength in talent

The Warrington Swim Team is buoyed by CB South and CB West standouts.

DelVal picks hoops coach

Delaware Valley University has a new head men’s basketball coach, Mark Seidenburg.

Barnett leads Blazers into all-star break

Widener’s Bob Barnett has been a sparkplug for the 2016 Quakertown Blazers. He was hitting .347 through Tuesday.


Ann’s Choice awards 37 scholarships

Ann’s Choice retirement community in Warminster awarded 34 scholarships to graduating high school seniors and three adults at its annual Scholars’ Awards Ceremony in June.

Prosecutors’ group seeks scholarship contenders

The County Prosecutors’ Association of the State of New Jersey Committee is seeking applicants for three scholarships of up to $3,500 each. Different criteria is required for the three memorial scholarships, which are for law school students.

Penn College off-road team competes in Rochester

A nine-member Pennsylvania College of Technology team built a single-seat off-road vehicle which finished 11th overall and produced three top-five showings in the recent Baja Society of Automative Engineers competition  at Rochester Institute of Technology.


Fred Beans sponsors YMCA summer camp

The Fred Beans Family of Dealerships sponsors summer camp programs at the Central Bucks Family YMCA in Doylestown, helping to provide camp opportunities for low-income families.

Friends of the Heart Institute aids cardiac care

The all-volunteer Friends of the Richard A. Reif Heart Institute has a mission to help meet the growing demand for advanced heart services. The group raises funds to purchase cardiac equipment and pay for special programs.

New Vitae expands options for payment

New Vitae Wellness and Recovery, a behavioral health organization, has increased its options for services and payment. New Vitae is now accepting waivers from OBRA, COMMCARE and Independence.



Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

Being reviewed

Thoughts on Rihanna.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Wild onions dance summer’s crazy dance

Eat them if you like.

Photo Feature

Frenchtown Bastille Day remembers people of Nice

Along with the annual festivities, the crowds that attended Frenchtown's Bastille Day paused to remember the victims of the Bastille Day attack in Nice, France.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

A peach of a season
for pies, crisps and cobblers

Sweet, juicy and packed with flavor, peaches are a little late this year, but warmly welcomed by those who love them. Eat your fill of fresh fruit and bake them into desserts while the season lasts.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Say “cheese” at Peddlers Village shop

Crepes, sandwiches to go and more than 100 varieties of cheese are on the menu at Fromage Deux, a cheese shop with a dining area in Peddler’s Village, Lahaska. It’s all thanks to owner Chris Pride’s passion for cheese.


“Holes” at T&C a show for young and old

There were plenty of young people in the audience when the Town & Country Players debuted their latest offering, the young adult mystery comedy, “Holes.” Set in a prison camp in the desert, the show resonates with younger and older adults.

Langhorne Players win with “Betrayal”

The Langhorne Players offer yet another play to give you something to think about with their current offering, “Betrayal.” Finely tuned performances by the cast make this drama a show worth seeing.

Cordus Mundi hosts its Summer Sing

The male a capella group Cordus Mundi will host its fourth annual Summer Sing on July 25 in Solebury. Singers of all skill levels are invited to participate in a reading of Brahms’ “German Requiem.”

Chip Mergot: Music Minute

Do it again

An friendly artistic rivalry between music legends is featured in this week's Music Minute.

Arts & Galleries

“Mutt and Jeff Show” opens at Caffe Galleria

“The Mutt and Jeff Show,” featuring the paintings of artists Jeff Charlesworth and Ty Hodanish, opens July 26 at at Caffe Galleria in Lambertville, N.J.

“Oh Panama!” to open
at Michener Museum

“Oh Panama!: Jonas Lie Paints the Panama Canal,” which features the construction of the Panama Canal in 1914, opened June 25 at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown .

Nakashima documentary set for 2017

Filming has begun on the documentary, “Collecting George Nakashima,” which will tell the tale of the famous woodwork from Bucks County. The 45-minute film will premiere in 2017.

Diversity at Constantine Fine Art

Constantine Fine Art & Jewelry in New Hope hosts “Diversity,” a small group show and sale featuring paintings by Filipina-American/Swiss artist Madonna Davidoff, Brooklyn-based artist, Richard M. Weiner and Stockton, N.J., painter, Mike Mann.


Peddler’s Village
in Lahaska is undergoing a retail renaissance

Terry Ward became chief operating officer of Peddler's Village in 2013 and has helped the destination spot to grow and thrive.

Cliff Montgomery: Job Hunting and Career Planning

Q&A with the career coach

Q&A with the career coach is a series of articles featuring questions from readers and clients and answers from 42-year human resource veteran and career coach Cliff Montgomery.

Spiritual Side

Temple Judea welcomes new team of clergy

Temple Judea of Bucks County, a Reform synagogue in Furlong, is making changes to its staff for the coming year.

Patricia Walsh-Collins: Shared Teachings

Leap toward love

Broadening our vision of the world around us and declaring love

Police News

Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre presents "Disney's The Little Mermaid"

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