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I very much enjoyed reading Jean Rollo’s article and photo from the Doylestown Historical Society archival records about the Trappe Family Singers who performed a Christmas concert in December 1941 …

Another holiday season is upon us and, as a senior citizen, I find myself reflecting on Christmas and how it used to be celebrated and what we do now. Christmas trees and decorations have been on …

In the November 2023 municipal election, “we the people” made our decisions about who would represent us. We voted for commissioners and row officers, township and borough officials, judicial …

When I became a physician more than 20 years ago, one of the first things I worked on was how to address unremitting, severe migraines. Since then, I’ve spent much of my energy helping to create …

My journey began with the diagnosis of ischemic heart disease, also known as coronary artery disease. I was diagnosed with this soon after my separation from the United States Air Force.

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, the sun shone brightly. Little did we know that this beautiful day would end as the second bloodiest on American soil in history. The dust had hardly settled when …

Indeed, a picture is worth a thousand words. In the Dec. 7 issue of the Herald, you published the photo of Ms. Karen Smith with her hand on a pile of books taking the oath of office for the Central …

The modern U.S. economy is service oriented. The rusting hulks of once-thundering factories are the only witnesses to the days gone by of this country’s industrial past. These days, with the …

Both flash floods from rain and the rising Delaware River have caused hundreds of small floods and dozens of historic floods in Lambertville’s past, with the worst, most recent Hurricane Ida floods …

The cost of saving a life

Would you do anything to save a loved one? Sharon White would for her son, Lloyd. Lloyd was struggling with an addiction, so she got naloxone in case he overdosed. Opioid reversal medication such as …

The threat is real: Reauthorize FISA Section 702

With the terrorist threat to our homeland at the highest it has been in over a decade, the question of whether to reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) is quite …

Stranded without a poop bag

The benefits of dog ownership are endless and can be both mental and physical. They’re there when you need them most — and when it’s finally your turn to speak up during the conference call …

No one should battle cancer alone

On a hot July evening in 2016, I went to a nearby emergency room because I was experiencing discomfort in my chest. Hours later, I was told that I had thymic carcinoma, a cancer affecting a small …

It has been a very scary autumn to be a Jewish person in our nation, and in our Bucks County community. According to preliminary data from the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, the …

I’ve never been much of a statistics guy, but this one is haunting. In 2021 alone, 5,449 Pennsylvanians died of unintentional overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and …

Mr. Russell goes to Pennridge

In that movie classic, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” Jimmy Stewart’s character goes to our nation’s capital with bright-eyed notions of what it means to serve as a U.S. Senator. Unfortunately, his idealism is quickly …

Central Bucks can cut energy use, save money

Global climate change is a serious threat, and many communities in Central Bucks are developing plans for local climate action. As a large energy consumer and the third largest district in …

Last February, Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court declared that our system for funding public schools, grades K-12, is actually unconstitutional; it deprives children living in poor communities …

On Nov. 22, 1963, I was just 20 years old and had not been old enough to vote for John F. Kennedy in 1960. Our mother was a staunch Republican, so his name was rarely mentioned with much …

To everyone who supported my candidacy for Council Rock School Board, I extend my heartfelt gratitude. Your confidence has inspired me, even further, to work tirelessly for the betterment of our kids …

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