Monday, May 20, 2013
The primary election is Tuesday. Check the list below to see who is running for open positions on the county level.
Though it may lack the glamour of a national campaign, this election year is no less important, especially if you believe in the old adage, "All politics is local." The following are the candidates running for office at the county level and seeking the nomination from the Tuesday's primary (incumbents are bolded). The list has been provided by the Bucks County Board of Elections office. Pennsylvania has a closed primary, meaning that only party members can vote for candidates in their party. Democrats vote for democrats, and republicans vote for republicans. Independents cannot vote in the primary election. The general election takes place Nov. 5. The last day to register for the general is Oct.r 7. State Office Vic Stabile (R) Joseph C. …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The primary election is May 21. Check the list below to see who is running for open positions on the county level.
Though it may lack the glamour of a national campaign, this election year is no less important, especially if you believe in the old adage, "All politics is local." The following are the candidates running for office at the county level and seeking the nomination from the May 21 primary (incumbents are bolded). The unofficial list has been provided by the Bucks County Board of Elections office. The last day to register before the primary is April 22. Pennsylvania has a closed primary, meaning that only party members can vote for candidates in their party. Democrats vote for democrats, and republicans vote for republicans. Independents cannot vote in the primary election. The general election takes place November 5, 2013. The last day to …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Also, man shoots himself inside a sporting goods store, residents held at gunpoint in their home, and how we're all breaking the law.
Check out some of Patch's biggest stories from the past week in eastern Pennsylvania: A man who barricaded himself inside a Dicks Sporting Goods store shot himself after a more than three-hour standoff with police. Read the story here. An elderly man shot and killed his wife, then himself, in a hospice room at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Allentown around 1 p.m. Tuesday, Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin and a hospital official said. Full details here. A 16-year-old girl is missing and there is concern that she might be in danger, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Chester County sent out alerts about the disappearance Angela Marie Vega-Yohn, of Philadelphia. Her case is being categorized as an …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Bucks County School Watch Hotline is 1-877-888-7140.
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Tuesday, February 26
Bucks County has introduced a 24-hour hotline for callers to share information about potential risks at local schools. The Bucks County School Watch Hotline is 1-877-888-7140. According to information from the Newtown Township Police Department, the hotline was created so students, parents and staff can anonymously report situations that may put school safety jeopardy. "The hotline is intended to help keep schools safe by notifying local school and law enforcement officials of potential acts of violence, theft, weapons on campus, drug and/or alcohol abuse before they occur," information from the Newtown Township Police said. Trained telecommunicators will be answering the calls to gather information and relay it to the local police …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The Housing Continuum and Care agency counted more than 150 unsheltered people living in Bucks County.
One day before starting the official count of unsheltered people living in Bucks County, volunteer Deborah Neidhart asked a staff member at one of the Central Bucks libraries if she knew of any homeless people in the area. Neidhart said the woman was shocked and denied that there were any homeless people at all in the area. "If you are not exposed to it, if you don't see it, then you really don't know that it exists," she said. "It's more invisible in Central Bucks than anywhere else in the county." It's a common misconception that Neidhart encounters, that only the lower part of Bucks County has a homeless population. It's a myth that Neidhart needs to shatter if she and the rest of her team hope to get an accurate count. "The camps are …
Monday, January 21, 2013
The former Northampton hot spot is facing demolition crews.
Crews have begun work to tear down a landmark restaurant and bar in Northampton. The Valley Stream Inn was closed for good after the Mill Creek stream filled the valley the building sits in with several feet of water during Hurricane Irene in September 2011. Once the wood paneled building is demolished and cleanup of the site finished, the county will preserve the nearly 3 acre property as open space, Bucks County Parks and Recreation Department Executive Director Bill Mitchell said in a May 2012 interview. The lot runs along Bridgetown Pike and Mill Creek. Bucks County commissioners approved the $230,000 federally funded purchase of the property early last year. The goal is to help protect the Mill Creek, which flows from New Britain …
A gallery of the county's most wanted criminals as released by the Sheriff's Department.
The Bucks County Sheriff's Department has released information on the most wanted criminals in the county. The gallery shows photographs, along with the last known address of each individual and what crimes they are wanted for in the caption. Residents can submit an tip by following this link or call 215-348-6284 to report any information about the whereabouts of any of the wanted persons. These fugitives should be considered armed and dangerous, and citizens are advised not to approach them. Contact the authorities if they are sighted. Those wanted for Domestic Relations active warrants can be found at this link. Anyone with additional questions, concerns or suggestions, can contact the Bucks County Sheriff's office at sheriffwarrants@co.…
Friday, January 18, 2013
Temperatures are expected to be frigid the next few days, prompting cold weather preparation.
A governmental cold-weather alert was issued Friday in advance of a cold front expected to bring frigid temperatures overnight next week. Bucks County's Code Blue weather alert will run from 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 through 7 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, county officials said Friday. The alert puts two Bucks County churches on call to help the homeless or others needing shelter. The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures overnight on Sunday to drop to around 24 degrees and continue to fall. Tuesday night's low is predicted to be about 15 degrees. Two churches are on-call to assist residents in Central Bucks and Lower Bucks. Woodside Presbyterian in Yardley and Trinity Episcopal in Buckingham will activate their emergency shelters, as…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Bucks County's Bicycle Task Force now will help municipalities implement the county-wide comprehensive plan.
Imagine being able to hop on a ten-speeder in Bristol and work your way around Bensalem, up to Newtown, through Doylestown, detouring into Warminster and eventually ending up in Quakertown, all while traveling on either shared roadways or bike trails. This vision of an interconnected network of bike trails that weaves a web all around Bucks County gained the unanimous approval of the Bucks County Commissioners Wednesday morning. "This would be a great asset for Bucks," said Rob Loughery, who was re-appointed chairman of the commissioners on Monday. With the plan approved, it's now time to implement it throughout the county's 54 municipalities. That's where a Bucks County Task Force hopes to step in. Formed in 2008, the 10 members of the …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Bucks County was founded in 1682 by William Penn. He named the county after Buckinghamshire, his family home in England.