PENNSBURY >> The Pennsbury High School Odyssey of the Mind team earned a third-place finish in the 2020 Odyssey of the Mind World Finals held virtually for the first time in the problem-solving competition's history.
YARDLEY BOROUGH >> After several years of discussion and debate, the Yardley Borough Council voted 6 to 1 on May 19 to replace the wooden Mary Yardley Footbridge with an aluminum span with a polyurethane coating.
CREDIT CARD FRAUD >> 1700 block of Finch Court reported at 8:30 a.m. on May 27. Complainant reported unauthorized use of a credit card in the amount of $100.
LOWER MAKEFIELD >> Township voters will be asked to vote yes or no on a referendum appearing on the Tuesday, June 2 ballot on whether to allow the sale of liquor in the township.
LOWER MAKEFIELD >> The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission has announced that two ramps at the I-295/Taylorsville Road interchange (Exit 10) will be closed and detoured for three weeks starting 6 a.m. Monday, June 1.
YARDLEY >> A 21 gun salute echoed across the peaceful gravesites at the historic Slate Hill Cemetery early Monday morning as local veterans gathered to honor the nation’s war dead.
YARDLEY BOROUGH >> Yardley Borough resident Tony Primola did something on Monday that he hasn’t done since the Vietnam War.
FALLSINGTON >> The Pennsbury Education Foundation (PEF) recently awarded six grants to schools across the Pennsbury School District, totaling nearly $13,000.
LOWER MAKEFIELD >> Law enforcement officials are investigating an apparant murder-suicide on Friday, May 22 at an upscale apartment complex at 18000 Cornerstone Drive.
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF >> 1700 block of Quarry Road at Grey Nun Academy reported at 9:16 a.m. on May 21. Police on patrol observed a broken window.
FALLS TOWNSHIP >> In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Falls Township has been forced to make the difficult decision to cancel its summer camp program and keep Pinewood Pool closed for the 2020 season.
FALLS TOWNSHIP >> With an eye on creating new jobs and expanding industry in Falls Township, the Falls Township Board of Supervisors on May 18 granted land development approval for two projects at the former US Steel property.
(FALLSINGTON >> The Pennsbury School District has been named a 2020 National District of Character by Character.org, a national advocate and leader for character development in the nation's schools and communities,
THEFT FROM VEHICLE >> 1600 block of Polo Run Dr. reported at 11:32 a.m. on May 11. Complainant reported sometime overnight, unknown person(s) entered the unlocked vehicle and removed loose change.
ARREST/THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE >> On April 28 Brian Petrino, age 42, was arrested for stealing an orange Acetron Code Scanner from a blue van parked on the 500 block of Woodland Avenue and in possession of drug paraphernalia. Value: $75.
FALLS TOWNSHIP >> On May 12 just before noon, a therapist called 911 to report that a man under care was in room 330 at the Red Roof Inn located at 3100 Cabot Boulevard, Falls Township, and was threatening suicide.
LOWER MAKEFIELD >> The township-owned trail systems at Memorial Park on Woodside Road and at Macclesfield Park on River Road have reopened for public use.
MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP >> A Lower Makefield man has been charged with terroristic threats and related misdemeanors for coughing on a grocery store cashier and telling the employee he had just tested positive for COVID-19.
THEFT FROM VEHICLE >> 1400 block of Woodview Rd. reported at 10 a.m. on May 7. Complainant reported sometime overnight, unknown person(s) entered the unlocked vehicle and removed hand sanitizer and a facemask.
LOWER MAKEFIELD >> The Board of Supervisors, meeting via teleconference call on May 7, voted 4 to 0 with one abstention to approve preliminary as final plans for 11 single-family attached townhomes at the site of Marrazzo’s Manor Lane Florist.
ARREST/VEHICLE THEFT >> On April 21 Sasha St. Clair, age 27, was arrested during a traffic stop at E. Trenton and S. Delmorr Avenues for stealing a vehicle on April 19. Found in the vehicle was drug paraphernalia and items stolen moments earlier from the Dollar Tree on E. Trenton Avenu…
FORGERY >> 1600 block of Big Oak Road at Shop Rite reported at 10:03 a.m. on April 28. Pharmacist reported receiving a counterfeit prescription. Investigation ongoing.
MORRISVILLE >> State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and state Representatives Perry Warren (D-31) and John Galloway (D-140) convened a virtual press conference on May 1 to discuss the critical need for funding to support Morrisville School District. They were joined by representative…
MORRISVILLE >> The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission has awarded a construction contract for a 500-ton salt-storage building on the Pennsylvania side of the agency’s Trenton-Morrisville (Route 1) Toll Bridge.
MECHANICSBURG >> Pennsylvania American Water, which provides services locally to Yardley Borough and parts of Lower Makefield and Falls townships, filed a request on April 29 with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) to adjust its water and wastewater rates over a two-year …
FALLSINGTON >> The Pennsbury Board of School Directors appointed Regina Rausch the district's next Director of Special Education during a virtual board meeting held on April 23. The appointment is effective July 1.
CREDIT CARD FRAUD >> 1200 block of Landmark Rd. reported at 5:20 p.m. on April 22. Complainant reported unauthorized use of a credit card in the amount of $2,950.
FALLS TOWNSHIP >> Bucks Gymnastics Center II on Lower Morrisville Road in Falls Township is closing its doors as a result of the COVID-19 shutdown.
LOWER MAKEFIELD >> The AOY Art Center wants to encourage and support the public's creativity during this period of quarantine and is making a variety of free art resources available to the community.
YARDLEY >> Gene Cadwallader, who helped build the Yardley-Makefield Fire Company into one of the top volunteer companies in the state, took one final ride through town on April 22 aboard the 1937 Studebaker fire engine that he helped lovingly restore and maintain.
FALLS TOWNSHIP >> With an eye on preserving World War I history, the Falls Supervisors hired a conservation company that had a hand in preserving the Rocky statue in Philadelphia, as well as historical monuments in Gettysburg and Washington D.C.
LOWER MAKEFIELD >> St. Ignatius Parish in Yardley has established a Community Emergency Fund to assist local families and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
FALLS TOWNSHIP >> In an effort to continue uninterrupted policing in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Falls Township Supervisors approved a resolution authorizing its police force to assist surrounding police departments if necessary.
PENNSBURY >> With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing and stay-at-home orders extended, the school district is exploring ways to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2020 as the end of the school year rapidly approaches.
Arrest/Trespassing >> On April 7 Michael Cullen, age 33, was arrested for trespassing and loitering on private property on April 6 in the 800 block of Renard Lane.
ACCIDENT & DUI ARREST >> 1200 block of Pine Grove Rd. reported at 6:16 a.m. on April 15. Police responded to the report of a one vehicle accident at the location. Further investigation led to the arrest of the 24 year old male driver from Washington Crossing for Driving Under the I…
PENNSBURY >> The Pennsbury School District Instrumental Music Faculty Virtual Ensemble performs the Pennsbury Alma Mater and dedicates it to "Our Seniors: The Class of 2020!" Click the video below to watch.
YARDLEY BOROUGH >> St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Yardley presents a benefit reading of William Shakespeare’s tragic masterpiece "King Lear," performed by the St. Andrew’s Players under the direction of parishioner and actor/director Gary Sloan.
WASHINGTON, D.C. >> Good news is a little hard to find these days, but here’s a success story that’s worth celebrating: The Delaware River is the River of the Year for 2020.
YARDLEY BOROUGH >> The Borough Council, meeting via teleconference on April 6, unanimously approved a request by the police chief to reclassify two positions within the department from Private First Class to Corporal.
MORRISVILLE BOROUGH >> The Easter Bunny hopped by Holy Trinity School on Saturday to spread some Easter joy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
LOWER MAKEFIELD >> The 2020 township pool season is yet another casualty of the Coronavirus.
FRAUD >> 1400 block of Woodview Rd. reported at 3:33 p.m. on April 2. Complainant reported unauthorized use in excess of $2,600 on various accounts.
YARDLEY BOROUGH >> St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Yardley Borough - like many other churches across the nation - is adjusting to life in this new world of COVID-19 by moving it services and events online.
YARDLEY BOROUGH >> Meeting via video conferencing, the borough council voted unanimously on March 17 to ratify the borough’s disaster emergency declaration signed by Mayor Chris Harding the day before in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
LOWER MAKEFIELD >> Yardley United Methodist Church is asking for the community’s help in relieving the nearly-empty food pantry shelves at two nearby community’s social agencies.
FRAUD >> 1200 block of Kathy Dr. reported at 12:25 p.m. on March 26. Complainant reported a check for utilities being fraudulently cashed. Investigation ongoing.