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Cemetery strangers, bound together by grief

Some days, the cemetery is like a bar during happy hour (minus the hot wings) — people coming and going, no solitude or peace as I sip my tea. I wouldn’t mind except I expect those states of …

My individual vote is extremely unlikely to mathematically make a difference. But the real question I ask is, is it meaningful? For me, the answer is “yes,” and here are some of the main …

Central Bucks is filled with wonderful, thoughtful people. We’re the kind of community where we really care about each other, where we know our neighbors and are kind and try to lend a helping hand …

I am writing in response to Paul Bradley’s guest opinion on cyclists (“When peddling in packs, many cyclists flout the rules of the road,” Aug. 10). I am in complete agreement with him and, as a …

Donald Trump outdid himself celebrating the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team’s early exit from the FIFA World Cup competition, accusing them of being “openly hostile to America,” and insisting …

It’s not often that a small-town school district from Pennsylvania makes national headlines. In April, the Pennridge School Board approved a controversial contract with Vermilion Education to …

The fresh question before our Central Bucks School District, unimaginable five years ago, is whether there is a place for biological boys on girls’ sports teams and in locker rooms. The question, …

Last winter’s “tripledemic” of respiratory illnesses — respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza and COVID-19 — resulted in an extraordinary number of hospitalizations and deaths across …

When they aren’t glued to their electronic devices, today’s kids play with action figures and Barbie dolls. Five thousand years ago, Copper Age children on the Iberian Peninsula played with owls. …

Not so fast, New Jersey

New Jersey first lady Tammy Murphy is credited with leading the push for that state’s new science standards, adopted in 2020 by the NJ State Board of Education. The standards appear to be rigorous, …

Pennridge parents are busy. We have a lot to do and little time to do it. So we filter: our to-do list, our attention, and the information that comes our way. Unfortunately, somewhere along the line, …

July 26 marked the 33rd anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in everyday …

For most, COVID is now a bad memory. The thing about it is, it occupied our lives for the better part of three years. Some lost friends and family. Others lost their jobs and livelihoods. To this …

As Pennridge School Board curriculum committee chair, it’s my responsibility to participate in planning and agenda setting meetings to be sure agenda items are ready to present at the following …

Travel on Bucks County’s roads on weekends and you will likely encounter a Peloton blocking the road. I don’t mean to imply there’s a phenomenon of expensive exercise bikes falling off trucks. …

Citizens should know what issues their school boards, borough councils and other government agencies plan to deliberate and/or vote on at public meetings. Call this common sense requirement what it …

In a July 27 opinion piece, Senator Tracy Pennycuick, R-24, “set the record straight” on PASS (Pennsylvania Award for Student Success). To qualify for this scholarship program, families must live …

Whether or not you have children who attend Pennridge schools, if you live in the district, your vote is essential in the school board election this November. The outcome of this election will impact …

I’ve lived on Valley View Lane in Perkasie for 20 years. My home is technically in East Rockhill Township, but the land just behind my house is situated in Perkasie Borough. We are a neighborhood …

As someone who follows local and national news reports, I must tell you I am worried about the recent extreme heat and wildfires raging across the country. I feel for people who lose their lives and …

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