HARRISBURG >> Governor Tom Wolf on Friday, May 29 moved the first counties to the green phase of Pennsylvania’s reopening plan.
DOYLESTOWN >> The Bucks County Health Department on May 28 reported 19 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest one-day total since March 26.
HARRISBURG >> At the request of Republican members from the southeast region of Pennsylvania, $10 million from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act has been approved by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to go to entities across the state working…
HARRISBURG >> On behalf of the millions of Pennsylvanians who remain out of work and who are struggling every day to feed their families, pay their bills and protect their livelihoods, the House Republicans passed a resolution on May 28 that would end the business shutdown across Penns…
As more counties move to yellow and green, Governor Tom Wolf today issued an order to elaborate on the reopening process for green phase counties and guidance on outdoor dining in yellow counties, dining in green counties, and professional sports in yellow counties.
BUCKS COUNTY >> State Senators Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and Maria Collett (D-12) were joined by State Representatives Perry Warren (D-31), Tina Davis (D-141), John Galloway (D-140) and Wendy Ullman (D-143) in asking Governor Wolf to issue an executive order permitting personal services…
NEWTOWN >> Bucks County Community College celebrated its 54th annual commencement Thursday, May 28 in a first-ever virtual ceremony featuring Diane M. Ellis-Marseglia, LCSW, Bucks County Commissioner, as keynote speaker.
DOYLESTOWN >> The Bucks County Board of Elections will provide the use of three guarded ballot boxes in the coming days to accommodate voters concerned that their mail-in ballots may be returned too late to be counted.
NEWTOWN >> This unprecedented time has created food-insecurities for homebound residents of Bucks County. Join The Birches at Newtown in the fight against hunger. The senior living community is holding a month-long food drive to benefit the Bucks County Opportunity Council.
DOYLESTOWN >> Since Friday, May 22 when Gov. Tom Wolf announced that Bucks County would be allowed to start reopening on June 5, the county has posted its lowest four-day total of new COVID-19 cases in two months.
HARRISBURG >> In response to the governor’s shutdown of state liquor stores and recent failures by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) to adapt to a 21st century business model during the coronavirus pandemic, State Rep. Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) has introduced legislation to …
LANGHORNE >> Family Service Association of Bucks County welcomed Julie Dees, MA, LPC as the nonprofit organization’s Chief Operating Officer on April 6. She is replacing Marlene Piasecki who will be retiring from her full-time position.
FALLS TOWNSHIP >> A Trenton man faces charges on both sides of the river after leading police on a multi-state chase that started in Trenton and ended in Falls Township.
FALLS TOWNSHIP >> The Falls Township Police Department and the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office are investigating a fatal shooting at the Holiday Inn Express, 3101 Cabot Blvd. West, in Falls Township.
PHILADELPHIA >> The Archdiocese of Philadelphia released the following statement regarding the reopening of Pennsylvania and a projected return to public Mass.
DOYLESTOWN >> More than two months after much of its economy shut down and residents were ordered to stay home in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bucks County learned on May 22 that it can plan to partially reopen in two weeks.
HARRISBURG >> Governor Tom Wolf on May 22 announced eight additional counties will move to the yellow phase of reopening and 17 to green, effective at 12:01 a.m., May 29. All remaining counties in red, including Bucks, are expected to move to yellow by June 5 at 12:01 a.m.
OYLESTOWN/NEWTOWN/LEVITTOWN >> State Reps. Wendy Ullman, Tina Davis, John Galloway, and Perry Warren, all D-Bucks, praised Gov. Tom Wolf’s collaborative working relationship with the PA House Democratic Caucus, which has resulted in Bucks County moving to the yellow phase by June 5.
HARRISBURG >> Governor Tom Wolf ordered United States and commonwealth flags on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds to fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday, May 25 in honor of Memorial Day.
PHILADELPHIA >> Following the positive impacts of social distancing and our beginning to see decreases in new COVID-19 cases, Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic will begin a phased approach to resuming critical services and elective surgeries.
HARRISBURG >> State Rep. Frank Farry (R-Langhorne) has introduced House Bill 2541 to allow local county commissioners, in consultation with local health officials, to reopen businesses in counties during a health emergency if certain criteria are met.
DOYLESTOWN >> On the eve of Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement of the next counties to be allowed to reopen, Bucks County reported 51 new COVID-19 infections and six deaths.
HARRISBURG >> Governor Tom Wolf on May 21 signed House Bill 327, now Act 21 of 2020, allowing the temporary sale of cocktails-to-go from bars, restaurants or hotels with a liquor license. The law takes effect immediately.
DOYLETOWN >> The Bucks County Health Department on May 20 announced 44 new positive cases of COVID-19, a significant decline after a two-day spike Monday and Tuesday.
BUCKS COUNTY >> State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) was joined by almost 80 democratic colleagues in the House and Senate on May 19 in asking Governor Wolf to support the small business community by allowing for curbside pick-up at all retail stores across the Commonwealth.
DOYLESTOWN >> The deaths of 16 more people who had COVID-19 were reported on May 19 by the Bucks County Department of Health, many of them older fatalities not disclosed until now.
DOYLESTOWN >> Attorneys for Bucks County on May 19 announced the filing of documents in U.S. District Court seeking a taxpayer-minded settlement of the longstanding Taha v. County of Bucks class action litigation that the current administration inherited.
LEVITTOWN >> State Reps. Tina Davis and John Galloway, both D-Bucks, announced on May 19 they signed a letter sent by the Senate Democratic Caucus to Gov. Tom Wolf requesting that the commonwealth allow for curbside pickup at all retail locations.
HARRISBURG >> Governor Tom Wolf on May 19 announced that businesses and employees in the real estate industry may conduct limited business-related activities statewide and provided guidance for the industry to operate in red and yellow phase counties.
DOYLESTOWN >> Bucks County’s $6 million plan to help small businesses struggling from the COVID-19 shutdown was unveiled on May 18, as the county released eligibility and application details for the Bucks Back to Work Small Business Grant Program.
DOYLESTOWN >> Despite 81 new cases of COVID-19 reported on May 18 and 13 new coronavirus-related deaths, an overall decline in both has continued over the past two weeks in Bucks County, Health Director Dr. David Damsker said.
PHILADELPHIA >> A Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge has ruled that the parents of Bucks County mass killer Cosmo DiNardo can be held legally responsible under Pennsylvania law for the deadly actions of their mentally ill and pathologically violent son according to Carin A. O'Don…
BUCKS COUNTY >> Over the last two months, as everyone has spent more time at home, many have grown to appreciate their surroundings more than ever. Here, in Bucks County, we are lucky that beauty is what sets us apart as a destination.
WASHINGTON CROSSING >> Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) may be partially closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the 14 sheep who live at the park’s Thompson-Neely Farmstead still require food and care.
FALLS TOWNSHIP >> Officers from the Falls Township Police Department responded to Buttonwood Lane, Levittown, on May 17 at about 3 p.m. for the report of a shooting.
DOYLESTOWN >> As Gov. Tom Wolf said he was easing restrictions in 12 more Pennsylvania counties, the increase in COVID-19 cases continued to moderate in Bucks County, with 58 new infections announced on May 15.
BUCKS COUNTY >> Grants totaling $150,000 to area non-profits announced as Redevelopment Authority continues effort to support Bucks County businesses, non-profits and municipalities to address short and long-term impacts of COVID-19.
HARRISBURG >> Governor Tom Wolf on May 15 announced 12 additional Pennsylvania counties will move to the yellow phase of reopening at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 22.
DOYLESTOWN >> The Bucks County Health Department on May 14 announced 58 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 11 deaths, two of which dated back to April.
ALLENTOWN >> U.S. Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) met with President Trump in Allentown on May 14 where they discussed Fitzpatrick’s three part legislative response to COVID-19 to ensure that the nation will never go through this again: The Made in America Emergency Preparedness …
HARRISBURG >> The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced on May 14 that statewide highway fatalities reached a new low in 2019, dropping to 1,059, the lowest since record keeping began in 1928 and 131 less than in 2018.
DOYLESTOWN >> Gov. Tom Wolf’s office signaled on May 13 that Bucks County is “rapidly moving” toward reopening, and pledged to provide more information within a week, the county commissioners said in a statement released on May 13 (read the entire statement below).
HARRISBURG >> State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, announced that his liquor reform bill, H.B. 327, passed the Senate on May 13 with overwhelming bipartisan support and is now on its way to the governor’s desk.
MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP >> Four Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic Hospitals, including St. Mary Medical Center in Bucks County, are among the 51 Pennsylvania hospitals receiving remdesivir, an antiviral drug being tested as a possible COVID-19 treatment, from the federal government.
HILLTOWN TOWNSHIP >> A Hilltown Township man is dead after a standoff on Tuesday, May 12 at his home ended with the residence engulfed in flames.
WARMINSTER >> Alex, Robert, and Stevie Meyer are triplets and members of the Class of 2020 at Archbishop Wood High School in Warminster (Bucks County). Combined they have been accepted into 35 colleges or universities and have been awarded over $5.5 million in scholarships.
HARRISBURG >> Governor Tom Wolf announced on May 13 that the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) has approved Pennsylvania’s application for $523.8 million in one-time federal emergency funds to help schools respond to COVID-19 impacts.
DOYLESTOWN >> Seventy new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported on May 11 by the Bucks County Health Department, more than half of them from long-term care facilities.
HARRISBURG >> The state Department of Health is distributing the investigational antiviral medication, remdesivir, to treat hospitalized patients with COVID-19.
WASHINGTON, D.C. >> Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) has made history by breaking an all-time record in bipartisanship, ranking as the No. 1 most bipartisan member of Congress in the entire nation and earning the highest bipartisan score ever recorded in history by the Lugar Cente…