NORTHAMPTON >> The Board of Supervisors on Nov. 18 approved plans by the Council Rock School District to build several small additions at two of its schools and to give each building a facade facelift, including new signage.
RICHBORO >> Plans to improve the 81,000 square foot Richboro Plaza with a Giant Supermarket are scheduled to be heard by the township’s planning commission during a Zoom meeting on Dec. 8.
FRAUD >> A Newtown Township resident contacted police at 2:45 p.m. on Nov. 20 to report a fraud. The resident explained that several credit cards were fraudulently opened under her 17-year-old daughter’s Amazon account. This was discovered when they received three packages that they di…
UPPER MAKEFIELD >> The Upper Makefield Business Association (UMBA) has donated $2,500 to “Shop with a Cop” through the Upper Makefield Township Police Department.
NEWTOWN >> More than 1,000 angels will be taking flight throughout the Council Rock School District over the next few weeks, making the holiday season a little brighter for the area’s less fortunate children and their parents.
NORTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP >> As many small businesses struggle, this Villa Joseph Marie Alumnae Association Business BINGO feels quite timely, and importantly, it is a FUN way to shop and offer support for local entrepreneurs.
NEWTOWN >> Dr. Lori Gerber, DO, owner of Refresh Integrative Medicine & Aesthetics, has opened a new, drive-up, fast result PCR COVID-19 testing center in Newtown to help meet the demand for accurate coronavirus testing in the county.
ACCIDENT >> Police were dispatched to the 7-11 on South Sycamore Street at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 for the report of a vehicle that was driven from the parking lot into the front of the store. A customer was struck inside the store and had minor injuries. The accident is und…
LANGHORNE BOROUGH >> Are you puzzled about how you will do your holiday shopping safely? Looking for unique gifts and want to shop local? Here’s the solution!
MIDDLETOWN >> Around 200 flag-waving eighth graders from the Maple Point Middle School gave local veterans a heroes welcome they won’t soon forget.
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> The Newtown Borough Council delivered an early holiday present to the town’s business district on November 4.
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> The Board of Supervisors on Nov. 10 tabled a vote to advertise a preliminary budget that would have included a 178 percent increase in the real estate tax rate, or an 8.5 mill tax increase.
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> The Newtown Borough Council voted on November 10 to advertise a preliminary budget that holds the line on taxes in 2021.
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> Police were dispatched to a dwelling fire on Winterset Court just before 6 p.m. on Nov. 9. A neighbor called 911 at the request of an elderly resident who reported the fire in their home.
ATTEMPTED THEFT FROM VEHICLE >> Police were contacted by a Conover Place resident in regards to an attempted theft that occurred overnight on November 7. The resident explained that he found his car door open and it appeared that someone had rifled through it. No items were found to be…
HARRISBURG >> Governor Tom Wolf has announced $23,000 in funding for Newtown Township, Upper Makefield Township and Wrightstown Township through the state's Municipal Assistance Program (MAP).
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> The pandemic may have forced the cancellation of this year’s State Street Halloween Parade, but it couldn’t deter the spirit of the season.
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> Children and teens from the Newtown Quaker Meeting hosted a Virtual Simple Supper to raise funds for their selected charity last week at the Quaker Meetinghouse and raised $1,552 for the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSPCA).
FRAUD >> At approximately 9 a.m. on Nov. 3 a Newtown Township resident contacted police to report a fraud. He explained that he received a call from someone claiming to work for Social Security. The caller claimed to have a warrant for the resident’s arrest and gave him a case number. …
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> "A Love For Life" presents a free concert by Sweet Willie Davis on Friday, Nov. 6 beginning at 5 p.m. at Pickering Field, Jefferson Street and North Lincoln Avenue in Newtown Borough.
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> Six Newtown Township police officers have been recognized by the department and Chief John Hearn with commendations for life saving and meritorious service.
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> Newtown Township Fire Chief Glenn Forsyth will officially take over as chief of the all volunteer Newtown Fire Association effective Jan. 1, 2021 under a bylaws change approved by the board of supervisors on October 29.
NEWTOWN >> Thanks to the generosity of shoppers at McCaffrey’s Market in Newtown, close to 20 shopping carts overflowing with non-perishables food items are on their way to the area’s neediest.
TRESPASSING >> At noon on Oct. 23 police were informed of a trespassing complaint that occurred the night prior at the Acme Market. An unauthorized man accessed the back storage area and shipping room.
NEWTOWN >> A food drive benefiting the Wrightstown Food Cupboard at Penns Park United Methodist Church takes place from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, Oct. 31 at McCaffrey’s Market in the Village At Newtown Shopping Center.
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> The parking lot across from Olde Saint Andrews Church bustled with activity Saturday morning as car after car pulled into the lot to unload their donated bikes and sewing machines.
NEWTOWN >> The Council Rock School Board on Thursday tabled action on a motion to approve a K-12 five-day-a-week school reopening plan beginning in mid-November.
THEFT >> At approximately 2 pm on October 17 police responded to the Newtown Bypass in the area of Swamp Road for the report of the theft of political signs. Upon arrival, police checked the area with negative success.
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> Anesu Nyamupingidza, a Zimbabwean currently here in America as an International Student at Bucks County Community College and an attender of Newtown Quaker Meeting, will speak via Zoom about her remarkable journey to Newtown Friends Meeting adult class beginning at 9…
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> A boom in bicycle sales due to the pandemic is translating into a lot more used bikes for Pedals for Progress.
THEFT FROM VEHICLE >> Around 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 9 police investigated the report of a theft from a vehicle that occurred on Sunday, October 5. A male subject accessed several unlocked vehicles at a sporting event and then traveled to various retail stores, making unauthorized purchases …
Simple Assault >> On Oct. 12 patrol responded to the area of Quartermaster Dr. for a report of a simple assault. One subject was taken into custody.
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> Although this year will be different than past years due to COVID-19, Newtown Borough will be keeping the Halloween spirit alive by hosting a virtual Newtown Borough Halloween Costume Contest in lieu of its annual parade.
NEWTOWN >> The Lutheran Church of God's Love in Newtown will hold a Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, Oct. 18 beginning at 2 p.m. The church welcomes all animals and their human companions for its annual blessing event. The service will be held outdoors in the church parking lot and w…
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> The Borough Council voted unanimously on October 13 to apply for a $10,000 PECO Green Regions grant for the creation of a pocket park at Court and Mercer streets next to the historic Bird In Hand building.
NEWTOWN >> Council Rock North High School will be closed for In-Person Instruction for the remainder of this week (October 12 to 16) after three cases of COVID-19 were reported at the school.
ARREST >> At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 2 police initiated a traffic stop on the Newtown Bypass on the operator of a white Ford Focus for committing a vehicle code violation. Upon contact with the operator, 39-year-old Matthew Burkett of Warwick the officer verified that there was…
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> The brand new offices at Keller Williams Newtown are bustling these days as agents and homeowners benefit from a red hot real estate market.
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> The Newtown United Methodist Church was a busy place Saturday afternoon as volunteers from A Love For Life assembled Oktoberfest Celebrate-at-Home packages for distribution throughout the community.
COUNCIL ROCK >> After successfully transitioning to a hybrid model, the Council Rock School Board is considering moving to a five-day-a-week, in-person learning model for K to 12 in mid-November.
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> Leaders of the Newtown Mercantile Group on September 26 joined borough leaders in welcoming “Dress to the 9’s Consignment Boutique” to North State Street.
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> Police are looking for the juveniles responsible for vandalizing the historic Manor House in the Newtown Crossing development.
THEFT >> A Newtown Township resident contacted police at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Sept. 25 to report the theft of their political sign. The sign was in the area of North Drive, and the total value of loss was $20.
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> The Newtown Township Board of Supervisors on Sept. 23 voted 3-2 to pass a municipal curative amendment that will add a combination gas station and convenience store as a special exception in its office/research zoning district.
SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE >> While on routine patrol at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 18, an officer observed a suspicious vehicle parked behind Providence Bank. There were no occupants in the vehicle, and it was cold to the touch. The area was checked and cleared.