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Following holiday spending, families are tightening their budgets and closely monitoring their spending. Financial households are teetering on the edge of debt. I came face-to-face with this painful …

The following is an open letter to the Buckingham Township Planning Commission. At your upcoming meeting on Feb. 7, you are set to consider the plans for a 150,000-square-foot warehouse on the …

Recently, President Biden announced his plans to bring fentanyl under control. Since taking office three years ago, illegal immigration and the poison fentanyl made significant inroads into …

What happens if you call 911 for an ambulance and no one responds? This may become a real scenario due to the severe EMS (Emergency Medical Services) crisis that is occurring across the United States. …

The following is an open letter to Doylestown Borough’s zoning board and planning commission. As residents who live near the proposed new hotel on West Court Street, we are writing to urge you to …

Chatterbox: A promise forward

Last week we mentioned that, sometimes, the cosmos tries to tell us something. For said cosmos, today was not a quiet day either; not at my house, anyway. There are always issues that make us want to …

HISTORY LIVES: Thomas P. Otter, Artist (1832-1890)

A resident of Philadelphia, “Thomas Proudley Otter trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He was one of the first artists to sketch, paint, and …

While Reading Neruda, I Think of Some Things

Those who watched him living didn’t know how deeply one he was with all of this. -Rainer Maria Rilke

Chad Dion Lassiter, who looked like a pro basketball player in a pinstripe suit, was taller than everyone in the room on that mid-December day when he visited Bucks County — but his background is social work, and he is the executive director of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.

Here’s an offer for regular readers of the Bucks County Herald. How would you like to be part of a group that joins me in our newsroom for an hour one night a month to get an inside look at the Herald’s operation?

The Bucks County Herald’s excellent “Trading Up” series on the state of vocational and technical education at the secondary and higher education levels reveals the extraordinary scope of opportunities available to Bucks County residents.

An opinion piece titled “Drug Price Controls Hurt Investment in New Medicines” in the (Dec. 14) Herald made some interesting points regarding the federal government’s efforts to mitigate the …

Except for ruffling through much appreciated pages of the Herald, I’d almost forgotten the joys of leisurely reading through an actual paper paper. Neither the Times nor the Wall Street Journal …

Voter turnout — readers weigh in

In several recent columns in this newspaper, the League of Women Voters has addressed the issue of poor voter turnout. Last month we invited readers to help us identify ways to encourage better voter …

Money matters in public education. We proved it.

Sometimes it’s a good thing that history repeats itself. It’s worth considering when it comes to funding public schools. The recent release of the public school assessments is a stark warning that …

Fearing Trump, everyone passes the buck

Will somebody please finally, definitively decide whether Donald Trump is fit to be on the ballot? Too many are content to kick this can down the road, to pass the buck. In February 2021, Mitch …

Living in the neighborhood of the proposed “boutique hotel,” I have wondered what would happen to Doylestown Borough Hall for what feels like decades, since the borough decided to move its …

What’s In a Name? Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy or LGMD wasn’t really in my vocabulary until recently. I’ve always had difficulty with stairs, running, getting up from low chairs, and so forth, …

Chatterbox: Selecting the storms

I’ve heard that the human brain remembers joy better than it does sadness or sorrow. The cosmos reminds me of that ... repeatedly ... (Sometimes, that cosmos yells a bit.). It’s not easy for any …

Ah, my beloved River Road. It’s always been a part of my life — and now it’s getting a bit of national recognition — but in a light I hadn’t considered. I’ve been traveling it since my …

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