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Gone from our sight

If you have read any of the many letters to the editor or oped pieces by Jerome M. Becker that have been published in this paper over the last 18 years, you have gotten a glimpse of my husband, …

Twenty-three new Pennsylvania Historical Markers have been approved by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC). The new markers, selected from 39 applications, will be added to …

Stepping oh so lightly at a local garden party

American garden parties are always delicate affairs.There is no set protocol in terms of what to serve, what to drink, and, of course, what topics are off the table. However, there are some …

I’ve received quite a few questions about whether pregnant women should receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The risk of death due to complications from COVID-19 is 70 percent higher in pregnant than in …

County leaders this week expressed their frustration at the lack of legislative action on two key election priorities, and once again called on the General Assembly to advance a bill to expand …

How to avoid a bird flu pandemic

According to the CDC and WHO, more than 700 human infections with H5N1 Avian Influenza Virus (AIV aka bird flu) have been reported around the world since 2003. A recent outbreak of bird flu in …

After the New York Times published the article on D&R Greenway’s preservation of Joseph Bonaparte’s estate in Bordentown, N.J., on Jan. 31, people from all over the country have been …

A Designer House love story – always

The year was 2011 and the occasion was opening day of our 36th Bucks County Designer House and Gardens, Old Glory Farm. Whitney Berger was just out of college with a degree in design from …

We are not alone

There’s life on Mars. Proven, probably. Certain, quite likely. So say 11 esteemed scientists from such reputed institutions as the Center for Astrophysics at Harvard, the Scripps Center for …

The meaning of Woke (up?)

Woke? Woke… I know what that means from its opposites – sleep?…slumber? or is that “wake?” But, like some of life is and always been, what seems to be the case is …

Standing in solidarity with Asian Americans is welcomed, but equating Pearl S. Buck’s experience is disingenuousPearl S. Buck’s experience as a Christian missionary in China during the …

Over the last several months the Herald has received numerous letters from mail subscribers about slow delivery of the Herald. We have heard stories about papers being delivered anywhere from two …

On May 18, we will have the opportunity to vote in the Municipal Primary. This primary and the general election on Nov. 2, are significant elections for voters, but many people fail to participate in …

NAACP grateful for Derek Chauvin conviction

We are gratified that the jury in this case knew that what we all saw on that tape was purely and simply murder. They recognized that a badge is not a shield from accountability. Unfortunately, …

Missed opportunity to ask questions on expenditures

Do you remember Rahm Emanuel cynically saying, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do …

Across the commonwealth, nearly 7,000 Pennsylvanians are on the waiting list to receive an organ transplant, and every year, nearly 500 die because there are not enough donors. April is National …

Vaccines do not alter DNA

I’ve been hearing lately from friends and colleagues around the country concerned about whether the mRNA vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer can “permanently alter your DNA.” Let us …

Frightened parents kept their children isolated. Pools and schools were closed. Hospitals were overwhelmed. Frightened, paralyzed children were in hospitals hours from their homes, cared for by …

The Central Bucks Regional Police Victim Services unit is working with Central Bucks Regional Police, Plumstead Township Police and Buckingham Township Policeasking for support for its efforts to …

Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed Fiscal Year 2022 budget cuts $2.6 million from Hunterdon County schools, all while simultaneously larding the coffers of over 400 other districts to the tune of $578 …

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