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Hammerstein Museum and Theatre Education Center to close on Highland Farm

The Oscar Hammerstein Museum and Theatre Education Center will mark the official closing on the nonprofit’s purchase of Oscar Hammerstein II’s historic home and workplace with a …

Driver sentenced to 12-24 years for road rage death outside Bristol Township McDonald’s

A New Jersey man who intentionally ran over a man in the parking lot of a McDonald’s in Bristol Township earlier this year pleaded guilty Wednesday, and was sentenced to 12 to 24 years in state …

Strategist: Vermilion hire galvanized voters in Pennridge

When five Democrats take their seats on — and control of — the Pennridge School Board Monday night, it will be the culmination of a remarkable turn of events that even their campaign strategist, Kevin Foster, didn’t predict.

On the Record: How Legislators Voted

A report on votes by local legislators in Washington and Harrisburg. “On the Record” is supported by a grant to the Bucks County Herald Foundation made possible by Melissa Eiseman.

NewsMatch awards challenge grant to Herald Foundation

In recognition of its nonprofit local news reporting, the Bucks County Herald has been selected to receive a NewsMatch grant of up to $27,000 towards its year-end giving campaign. This means that reader donations …

Heralding Our History: Worstall brick kiln fires up Newtown transformation

Brick is one thing that changes the complexion of a community. Newtown had at least two brick structures, one on South Main Street and the other — later known as the Brick Hotel — at the intersection of State Street and Washington Avenue in the 18th century.

Yardley Historical Assn. offers festive Saturday open houses

The Old Library by Lake Afton will be decked out in its holiday best this month as the Yardley Historical Association welcomes visitors to community open houses on the next three Saturdays.

Upper Makefield passes no-tax-increase 2024 budget

The municipal property tax rate will remain the same in Upper Makefield in 2024 as it was this year. Following a public hearing at a meeting on Nov. 21, the township board of supervisors unanimously …

Count the Turkeys Contest winners named

More than 265 readers participated in the Herald’s Count the Turkeys Contest, with 22 winning awards. The annual Thanksgiving contest featured 10 turkeys hidden in photographs on the following pages …

Deadline nears to nominate small businesses for SBA recognition

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Eastern Pennsylvania District Office is looking for small businesses with exceptional innovation, growth, community engagement or resilience to be …

Hilltown holds the line on property taxes for 13th straight year

The streak has now stretched to 13.The Hilltown Board of Supervisors has granted final approval to a 2024 municipal budget that keeps the local property tax rate the same for the 13th year in a …

Buckingham advertises no-tax-increase budget for 2024

With revenues projected to be up over 5% and expenses up less than 2%, Buckingham Township is proposing a 2024 spending plan that holds the line on taxes. The motion to approve advertising of the …

Dr. Lori: Art and Antiques Rare Kennedy campaign video unearthed

Recently, I was interviewed to discuss the significance and value of newly discovered 1960 presidential campaign video footage of President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. …

Solebury holiday tiles ready for purchase

To benefit the township’s “Art in the Parks” initiative, the Solebury Parks and Recreation Department is selling limited edition holiday tiles at the municipal building.The tiles, which measure …

SCORE Bucks County entrepreneurs claim top two “Spark Bowl” awards

What does the creator of a baby sound machine designed primarily to soothe colicky babies have in common with the maker of vegan and gluten-free granola and related products? Both female entrepreneurs …

Noteworthy Business Briefs for Nov. 30

Main Swing, an indoor golf lounge, will be opening soon on the second floor of the Main Street Marketplace in Doylestown. Equipped with four golf bays and powered by state-of-the-art …

Commonplace Reader fills uncommon niche in Yardley

The thing I love about writing this column is that I learn something every time I hear a person’s story. This week when I set out to write about Elizabeth Young, owner and operator of Commonplace …

St. Luke’s gastroenterologist advises eating and drinking in moderation over holidays

With the holiday season underway, St. Luke’s gastroenterologist Caitlyn Foley stresses the importance of eating in moderation, especially rich, acidic or spicy foods. Also, don’t overindulge in …

The Birches offers holiday memory care activity kit

Dementia doesn’t have to exclude your loved one from holiday enjoyment; that person can feel included with support. To help families and their loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia celebrate …

NOVA announces new and returning board members

NOVA, the leading nonprofit organization in Bucks County supporting victims of serious crime, announced that the following business and community leaders have joined its Board of Directors.This group …

Republicans seek recount in 3 Central Bucks races

Hoping a recount will change the outcome in three Central Bucks School Board races that saw Democrats flip the board’s majority, several dozen Republicans are petitioning a Bucks County court to count the ballots again.

Director leaving New Hope free library

Connie Hillman, director of The Free Library of New Hope and Solebury, will step down from her post effective Dec. 31. Hillman has been librarian and library director since February 2012.

Bucks DA: Bristol Borough man recorded himself sexually assaulting children

A Bristol Borough man is being held on $20 million cash bail for allegedly sexually assaulting three young children, recording the assaults and sharing some of those recordings on social media.

“Large feline” report prompts closure of Solebury park

Solebury Township Police Department received a call Wednesday morning from a concerned citizen who observed a “large feline” roaming the park trails.

Pennridge terminates controversial consulting contract with Vermilion

The Vermilion Education era in the Pennridge School District ended Monday night the same way it began almost seven months ago. Embroiled in controversy.

Central Bucks instructional aide wins state award

A special education instructional aide with the Central Bucks School District recently won a statewide award for her work in the classroom. Denise Kueny, who works at Tohickon Middle School, was named …

Newtown Township plastics ordinance vote set for Dec. 6

Newtown Township Supervisors voted 4-1 this month to advertise a single-use plastics ordinance for a Dec. 6 vote. The ordinance would ban the use of single-use plastic bags and other single-use …

Christ’s Home marks a century of senior care in Bucks County

Christ’s Home recently celebrated 100 years of senior care in Warminster and honored two retiring executives — Chief Financial Officer Dee Bartolanzo and Children’s Campus Maintenance Director Ron Buchanan.

Republicans set to take their seats on Souderton school board

Next week’s Souderton Area School Board reorganization meeting will see the installation of board members who won seats in this month’s election, a Republican sweep.

Despite uncertain future, A Woman’s Place still aiding victims

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence said recently its contract with A Woman’s Place will end Dec. 31. Abby Leafe, AWP’s acting board president, emphasized the agency’s services “are continuing uninterrupted and the shelter is operating as normal,” including its hotline.

Hit and run death in Bristol Township under investigation

A 28-year-old man on a skateboard, identified as Joel Steven Moreau, was struck by a motor vehicle and killed in a hit and run crash on Haines Road in Levittown, Bristol Township, Friday evening, …

Doylestown rings in the holiday season

Thousands filled the center of town Friday night for the borough’s 109th Annual Tree Lighting event and Doylestown Winterfest.

Doylestown Health won’t man urgent care center for Fountainhead at Solebury

A problem has arisen for the Fountainhead at Solebury project, a proposed 20-acre retirement community. Doylestown Hospital has pulled out of providing a retail urgent care center for the venture.

Doylestown Borough to hike taxes, water bills

Doylestown Borough taxpayers should prepare to dig a little deeper into their pockets next year, as the borough’s nearly $15 million preliminary budget calls for a tax increase.

Solebury resident wants pickleball pulled at Laurel Park

A pickleball protester brought his case to the Solebury Board of Supervisors Tuesday and called for the elimination, dismantling and banning of the popular sport from the township.

Green light for grass fields at Solebury School

The Solebury Board of Supervisors on Tuesday granted Solebury School permission to build a natural grass soccer field and a natural grass baseball field at its 6832 Phillips Mill Road campus.

Trans Remembrance Day marked at Rainbow Room in Doylestown

A group of about 50 formed a circle Wednesday night on the grounds of the former Bucks County Courthouse to honor and remember those who lost their lives as a result of being transgender.

Flemington man dies in crash

The Northampton County Coroner’s office has identified a man who died following a motor vehicle crash that occurred in Oxford Township, N.J., Tuesday, as Ramesh R. Ramchandani, 82, of Flemington.

Man sentenced in fatal 2021 Christmas Eve hit-and-run

A Bensalem man was sentenced on Tuesday, Nov. 21, to state prison in two separate cases, including a fatal hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of a 65-year-old man in Bristol Township on …

Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission roadway construction scheduled

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced today that the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission will be performing guide rail construction on Route 32 (River Road) in …

PECO utility improvements scheduled in Solebury

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced today that PECO Energy will be performing utility construction on several state highways in Bucks and Delaware counties.

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