Regional Roundup: 'Mayor' Helps Raise Awareness of Down Syndrome
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'Mayor' Helps Raise Awareness of Down Syndrome: Doylestown Borough has named October Down Syndrome Awareness Month. For a few minutes this week, Doylestown Borough had a new mayor. No, Mayor Libby White wasn't upset in a surprise election. But Leo Flood—a 5-year-old who has the genetic condition known as Down Syndrome—did take over her chair during Monday night's Doylestown Borough Council meeting, much to the delight of the audience. Read more on Doylestown Patch.
Rash of Overnight Thefts Reported in Wrightstown: Four residents of Chapman's Corner in Wrightstown reported items missing from their cars. Read more on Newtown Patch.
Members of Fire Marshal's Office Receive Emergency Management Certificates: Lower Southampton's Fire Marshal William Oettinger and fire inspectors Tony Montonario and Nicolas Weaver received emergency management certificates Wednesday night at the Board of Supervisors meeting. Read more on Lower Southampton Patch.
Frankie's is the Newest Addition to Bensalem's Restaurant Scene: The latest addition to Bensalem’s restaurant scene represents a dream come true for its owner and a rebirth of a once-bustling business. Frankie’s Galloway Café opened last week at the former site of Catherine’s Restaurant on Bristol Road, near Galloway Road. Let us know if you've tried it on Bensalem Patch.
Several Southampton Sites to Participate in Drug Take-Back Day: Have unused prescriptions in your medicine cabinet? Bucks County is sponsoring a county-wide drug take-back program on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 43 locations, including three in Southampton. See where on Upper Southampton Patch.
UPDATE: Calloway's Remains Closed: Calloway's remains closed three days after the owner put a sign up on the door saying the restaurant is closed until further notice. Tom Pileggi Associations—the property manager at the Just-a-Farms Shopping Center—says Calloway's is currently up to date on its rent and they recently received payment for it. Read more on Lower Moreland Patch.
Willow Grove Resident Arrested for Hit and Run: A recent police blotter detailed an arrest for hit and run in Willow Grove. Read the blotter on Upper Moreland-Willow Grove Patch.
Pennsbury Makes AYP; 4 Schools Get Warnings: As the Bristol school districts received warnings, Pennsbury earned Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) status after the state education department released data on students’ PSSA results for 2012. Read more on Levittown Patch.
Warminster Man Accused of Daytime Home Burglary: According to reports, police arrested the suspect Wednesday morning after an officer spotted him escaping out a side window. Read the police report on Warminster Patch.
H-H SAT Scores Dip From 2010: Even with the across-the-board decline in Hatboro-Horsham's average math, writing and verbal SAT scores, the Philadelphia Business Journal ranks the high school as number 27 of 40 top-scoring in southeastern Pennsylvania. Read more on Hatboro-Horsham Patch.