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Durham Township supervisors have been confronted with a problem caused by an ancient mode of transportation, the horse.

Heralding Our History: A boat helped keep Durham’s iron industry afloat

As you enter the village of Durham, one of the first things that catches your attention is a pavilion located on the village green. Under this structure stands a full size replica of one of the …

Heralding Our History: Tales of Durham’s first inhabitants

Four hundred years ago, the area we now know as Durham Township looked a lot different than it does now. Dark forest covered the entire landscape and the only areas that saw sunlight were the narrow …

Property taxes to jump by more than 30% in Durham

The Durham Township Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a $635,775 budget at its December meeting. The supervisors have held taxes steady at 6 mills for seven years but the board this month authorized a 2-mill jump …

Iron ore, limestone and wood for charcoal, the three main ingredients for 18th century iron making were all abundant in the area now called Durham Township. In 1727, 12 investors from London, …

Durham plans 2-mill tax increase

Taxes have been steady in Durham Township for seven years but it seems the honeymoon has ended. The township supervisors have announced a 2-mill increase for 2024.

The Durham Township Board of Supervisors is vowing to act on a resident’s plea for a new design for a Bucks County-owned bridge blamed for flooding homes and businesses in the township.

Durham Community Day coming up on 70th year

Plans for Durham Township’s 70th Community Day indicate the event will be bigger and better than ever. Danielle Cox, township administrator, has announced all the pieces are in place. Now all the …

The president of the Durham Historical Society recently suggested his organization stands a better chance of locking in a grant to fund its Durham Mill project if it strikes a partnership with the …

Roadmaster discovers underground room in Durham

It’s basically a big hole in the ground, but the Durham Township supervisors and members of the Durham Historical Society are intrigued by its discovery and believe it may be much more than that.

Cynthia L. “Cindy” Skoriak spends her working days in a job almost completely dominated by men. It’s also a kind of under-the-radar occupation that is a mystery to most people.

The Durham Township Environmental Advisory Council has applied for a $160,000-grant that would cover the costs of an environmental study. During a very brief meeting, David Juall, EAC chairman, said …

During the third weekend of Passport to History Month, Durham Historical Society offers tours of Durham Township’s 1820s gristmill, which remains largely unchanged and with much of its original …

Concerns about timber harvesting on private property and its impact on the environment drew a crowd to the Durham Township supervisors’ May meeting. The township has an ordinance covering the …

A bid to construct an equipment shed came in a bit higher than the Durham Township supervisors had expected, but they managed to cobble together enough funds to award it at the April board …

In a last minute move, the Durham Township Board of Supervisors asked the Bucks County Commissioners to delay awarding a construction bid that would repair a damaged bridge across Cooks Creek. But …

Some Durham Township residents continue to be concerned about reported plans for a bridal venue on a winding country road where ducks and alpacas roam adjacent fields. One resident said, “We don’t …

The new Durham Springs hasn’t even opened for business but it has already caused some strident vibes with Durham Township officials and neighboring property owners.

Former Cascade Lodge landmark will reopen

Durham Springs, which was closed permanently during the COVID-19 pandemic, will open again as a wedding venue under new ownership. The sprawling property, once home to Cascade Lodge, a popular …

In rural Durham Township, building permits have tripled

Building permits issued this year in Durham Township have tripled the number listed in 2021. The zoning report presented at the township’s August meeting verified what has become apparent to …

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