NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> When David Oxley took the oath of office one year ago he broke ground as the township’s first African American supervisor.
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> In September 2020, a victim reported to Newtown Township Police that they had hired Patrick Niles, 58, of Yardley, to complete a home improvement project at their residence, under the business name of PFN Home Improvement.
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> The Newtown Township Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Feb. 10 to advertise for bids for its 2021 road repaving program.
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP _ Plans for an upscale daycare center and hotel for dogs in the Newtown Business Commons is facing opposition from a nearby residential community.
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> In a move to spur business growth and raise new revenue, the township’s Economic Development Committee is recommending that new and expanded uses be considered in the Newtown Business Commons to make it more attractive to companies looking for a home.
NEWTOWN >> Hey kids! The Zebra-Striped Whale is off on a new adventure, this time with a story about mask-wearing.
LANGHORNE >> Neshaminy School District administrators and School Board members have started discussions in board committee meetings surrounding concepts to upgrade and/or possibly replace aging facilities. A big part of that discussion is the long-term physical plant needs at Pearl S. …
NEWTOWN >> In what is largely considered a procedural action under the state's Act One requirements, the Council Rock School Board on Feb. 4 voted unanimously to approve a preliminary $259.5 million general fund budget for the upcoming 2021-22 school year
CHARGES PENDING >> At approximately 9 p.m. on Feb. 5 police conducted a traffic stop on the Newtown Bypass in the area of Buck Road on the operator of a gray 2018 Land Rover for committing a vehicle code violation. Upon contact with the operator, the officer detected the strong odor of…
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> BC Discoveries Dance and Theater Arts Company will move its studios from Brookside Barn at 69 Heather Court, Newtown, to the Stocking Works at 451 South State Street, Newtown, and will celebrate with a Grand Opening on Feb. 28 featuring the Turning Out Performing Com…
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> Danny Thomas, the executive director of the Bucks County Peace Center, will provide via Zoom an “Update on The Peace Center and Its Activities” on Sunday, February 14 at 9:45 a.m. during a meeting of the adult class of Newtown Quaker Meeting.
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> Longtime Newtown Borough firefighter and former fire chief Albert D. Jones was laid to rest on Feb. 5, his flag-draped casket carried to the Newtown Cemetery aboard an antique 1923 Kearns Doughy Pumper.
SCAM >> Throughout the week Newtown Township Police received several complaints about PECO phone scams. The victims reported receiving an initial telephone call from an individual, claiming that the person was a PECO representative and that the victim’s electricity would be shut off fo…
MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP >> More than 18,000 people have signed an online change.org petition asking the township to reconsider its decision not to renew its lease with David and Sharon Barberides, the operators of the Market at Styer Orchard.
UPPER MAKEFIELD >> As another winter storm pounded the East Coast this week, long time resident Upper Makefield resident and Children's Hospital neonatal intensive care physician, Dr. Janet Lioy, needed to find a way to get to work early the next morning. There was a lifesaving critica…
MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP >> The Middletown Township Board of Supervisors has enter into a long-term lease agreement for the Styer Orchard and Farm Store, continuing the township’s commitment and determination to preserve not only the 109-acre farm and store, but the legacy of T. Walter “Pop…
NORTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP >> With a major winter storm bearing down on the region, the Northampton Township Fire Company is encouraging residents to consider Adopt A Hydrant.
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> Rebecca Bancroft, a 27-year resident of Newtown, plans on making history by becoming the borough’s first woman mayor.
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> A proposed luxury resort for dogs is in the works for the Newtown area. And it’s sure to have tails wagging around the region.
SCAM >> At noon on Jan. 15 a Newtown Township resident reported a scam. The scam involved a message that his Amazon account was locked because of suspicious activity. When he contacted the listed phone number, a woman who claimed to work for Amazon Security informed him that two iPhone…
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> Current Constable and former Borough Councilman John S. Burke, 52, has announced his candidacy for Mayor of Newtown Borough in the upcoming 2021 elections.
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> Newtown Borough resident Jack Erickson celebrated his 92nd birthday on Saturday, Jan. 16 by announcing his candidacy for public office.
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> The Borough Council has scheduled a special meeting for Thursday, Feb. 25 to hear what residents have to say about moving to a single trash hauler.
NEWTOWN >> The Council Rock School District will celebrate and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through kindness.
FORGERY >> At 12:45 p.m. on Jan. 8 a Newtown Township resident contacted police to report a forgery involving mailed checks. The investigation is ongoing at this time.
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> The township’s administration and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation are exploring ways to address truck traffic concerns along Stoopville Road.
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> The Newtown Township Board of Supervisors on Jan. 13 voted 3 to 2 to reject a settlement agreement with Newtown Bucks Associates LLP for proposed improvements to the Newtown Shopping Center, including traffic improvements for the Chick-Fil-A and a new retail pad site.
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> The Newtown Historical Association on Saturday announced the winners of its “Home for the Holidays” photo contest.
NEWTOWN >> The Council Rock Education Foundation (CREF) has announced the awarding of 10 new grants totaling $43,000 in support of innovative learning throughout the school district.
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> On January 6 between 4:30 and 5 p.m., two men entered at least three retail stores on South State Street.
FRAUD >> At 2 p.m. on Dec. 31 a Newtown Township resident contacted police to report a fraud. The complainant related that an unknown offender attempted to access his bank account using his social security number and his account number in Chester, New Jersey. The bank froze the account…
NORTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP >> Northampton Township Fire Chief Adam Selisker will again lead the five member board of supervisors in 2021.
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> On January 5 at approximately 10:50 a.m., the Newtown Township Police Department responded to the intersection of the Newtown Bypass and Lindenhurst Road following an initial report of a motor vehicle theft.
NEWTOWN >> Magisterial District Judge Michael W. “Mick” Petrucci (07-2-07) has announced his intention to seek re-election to the bench one day after the 5th Anniversary of his original swearing-in. Petrucci is serving in his first term after winning election to fill the seat left vaca…
NEWTOWN >> For the 35th year members of the Rotary Club of Newtown and The Newtown Presbyterian Church and their friends teamed up with chef Joseph Garvey to provide meals for more than 210 men, women and children living in the motels on Route 1 and Route 13, at the Lower Bucks Homeles…
BUCKS COUNTY >> Ground will be broken in February on an $8.7 million project at Washington Crossing Historic Park that will rehabilitate 11 historic homes and other structures throughout the park. The project is expected to be completed in Spring 2022.
NORTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP >> The Board of Supervisors is moving forward with a bond issue to fund the construction of two new fire stations in the township.
HIT & RUN >> At approximately 5:45 p.m. on Dec. 27 police were dispatched for the report of a hit and run accident that occurred to a parked vehicle on Ridge Avenue in Wrightstown Township. The investigation is ongoing.
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> Excitement filled the air at Pickering Manor this week as residents, caregivers and administrators rolled up their sleeves for the COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> The Board of Supervisors took no action on a settlement agreement that would have resolved a legal dispute between the township and Arcadia Newtown Holdings over a proposed residential housing development at Buck Road and the Newtown Bypass.
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> After months of debate and compromise, the board of supervisors on Dec. 22 voted 3 to 2 to approve a 2021 $13.8 million budget with a 3.99 mill real estate tax increase.
RICHBORO >> The Northampton Township Board of Supervisors on Dec. 16 voted unanimously to approve preliminary-final plans for the redevelopment of the Richboro Plaza on 2nd Street Pike with a Giant Food Market.
FRAUD >> At 2:45 p.m. on Dec. 11 police were dispatched to the Providence Bank for the report of a check fraud. The investigation is ongoing at this time.
NEWTOWN >> More than 1,000 gifts are being distributed this week to children and families in Lower Bucks County thanks to Paul Salvatore and his band of Christmas angels.
MIDDLETOWN >> You couldn’t see their smiles because of their masks, but you knew they were there.