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Mosquito Spray Scheduled: Discussion With Orkin Entomologist

July 25, 2017 Charlotte Reese   Mosquito season has been in full swing for months. Now Bucks County is turning to treatment after a scare.  Bristol and Falls Townships will conduct mosquito sprayings this week due to a few positive West Nile virus samples found in the area. The Bristol neighborhoods that will be sprayed are Magnolia Hill and Holly Hill, as well as Drexel Road, Parson Place, and Saint Barnabas Circle. In Falls Township, the Birch Valley neighborhood and Cassingham Road will be sprayed. The treatment will take place Thursday night but could be moved to Friday weather permitting.    Orkin, Pest and Termite Control, created a 'Top 50 Mosquito Cities List' at the based on data from 2016 and Philadelphia ranked number 21

By |July 25th, 2017|

State Representative Promotes Online Petition

July 25, 2017 Nick Gallagher   The fight for road changes in Yardley and Lower Makefield have become vocal.  An online petition started last week on State Representative Perry Warren's website. So far, confidential-names have filled the list to potentially urge the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to place special restrictions on the narrower streets of Yardley and Lower Makefield Township.  Rep. Perry Warren took to a podium outside of his Main Street office on Wednesday. “Ideally the municipalities will make a request for the traffic study and we will bolster it with our petition," Warren spoke, " and show the PennDOT representatives there are significant public concerns and public demand and fear for public safety.” According to Rep. Warren, State Route 32 beginning at

By |July 25th, 2017|

Artists Ready to Celebrate ‘Our River’

July 25, 2017 Charlotte Reese   Bristol Borough is home to a section of the Delaware River and Wednesday evening artists will display their work to celebrate the union.     The Centre for the Arts on Mill Street will host 25-artists who submitted their piece earlier this month.  The theme is 'Our River', which runs through Bristol, Yardley, New Hope, and Lambertville. Artists were allowed to expand their pieces to "fishing, wildlife, marshes, the new Bristol Docks, bridges, landscapes, riverfront parks and more," as the registration form stated.  Bill Pezza, the organizer of the event and president of the civic group Raising the Bar, says it's an open invitation to all.  In addition to the message of the night The Delaware River

By |July 25th, 2017|

No Time Frame in Place for Sandy Run Road Re-Opening

July 24, 2017 Sam Goldberg   One of Lower Makefield Township’s most popular cut-through roads remains closed. Sandy Run Road, a street commonly used as a gateway to Yardley Borough, has been closed for months, and there is still no set time for a re-opening. The road originally closed for an evaluation that revealed a sight distance deficiency.   Experts concluded that vehicles coming down Edgewood Road over the railroad tracks would not have sufficient time to stop if a car was coming out of the intersection on Sandy Run onto Edgewood Road. Lower Makefield Township Chief of Police Kenneth Coluzzi is weighing several options for the safest way to re-open the road. “The plan to fix the problem would be to first try

By |July 24th, 2017|

Bucks County DA, Solebury Police Thankful Following Tragedy

July 24, 2017 Charlotte Reese   Bucks County District Attorney, Matthew Weintraub and the Solebury Police Department led by Cheif Dominick Bellizzie have thanked the community for their support and those involved in the search for the four missing young men turned Solebury Slaying case.  The search lasted about a week and ended with heartbreak for four families. DA Weintraub averaged two briefings per day to keep the community and press informed, while the Solebury Police Department worked with nearly 40 different agencies.    A letter from the DA:  Dear members of our Bucks County community, and all of our prayerful supporters across the country, We’ve experienced a great and tragic loss with the deaths of Jimi Patrick, Dean Finocchiaro, Tom Meo, and Mark Sturgis.

By |July 24th, 2017|

Upcoming Discussion Encourages “Awareness is Power”

July 21, 2017 Charlotte Reese   Yardley Borough Mayor Chris Harding has organized a workshop to inform residents of drug abuse.  This two-hour program will discuss the drugs abused the most, allow those to see what they look like or how they are packages and examine behaviors to watch out for with drug users.  Mayor Harding took to Facebook and thanked Yardley Borough Police Chief John Kelly for his support.  "The workshop is designed to generate and encourage community discussion, as awareness is power," Harding wrote.  Narcotic officers from the Philadelphia Police Department and the Pennsylvania State Police will be at the event with visual aids and ready to answer any questions.  All tickets can be picked up at the Yardley Borough Hall on

By |July 21st, 2017|

Rolling Hills Elementary School: Strides Towards Close

July 21, 2017 Charlotte Reese   After a long awaited decision, a district can begin to process where to go minus one building.  Thursday night, the Council Rock School Board voted 6 to 2 for Rolling Hills Elementary School to close.  The motion will now involve a redistricting plan and additions to the two other elementary schools in the districts. Northampton's Hillcrest Elementary School will receive 10 additional classrooms, while Wrightstown Elementary School will gain 5 more with extra renovations.  According to reports, the estimated cost for all remodels will be more than $39 million dollars, but without a Rolling Hills project, the district will save approximately $18 million.    However, this decision is not set in stone as state law requires a specific

By |July 21st, 2017|

From Legislation Attempt to Online Petition

July 20, 2017 Charlotte Reese   Nearly 350 residents to date have come together to say their narrow streets hold no place for large trucks.  State Representative Perry Warren started an online petition to ask the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to place weight restrictions on Main Street (Taylorsville/Yardley-Morrisville Road/Pine Grove Road) and River Road (Delaware Avenue) in Yardley and Lower Makefield Township. The freshman State Rep. attempted to write legislation on the matter earlier this year. However, after reviews from the House of Representatives, it was decided the Bill would not be valid, due to PennDOT’s past ruling of Main Street and River Road. Warren mentioned a few accidents that have occurred on Main Street in the past year. “This could bring the subject

By |July 20th, 2017|

New Photos Released: Man Missing Since June

July 20, 2017 David Asch   22-year-old Timothy Ceaser from Bucks County has been missing since June 1, 2017. New photos of Ceaser have been released by crimewatchpa.com to help identify him. The 22-year-old was last seen near the 7-Eleven store on Route 13 near the Neshaminy Creek. He was reported missing shortly after his mother took him for a drive that afternoon. Ceaser was allegedly receiving threatening computer messages the night before.  During that car ride, he asked his mother if he could walk home. He then proceeded on foot and was last seen in the 7-Eleven before entering a vehicle that drove away from the store.    He was wearing three layers of clothing: a plain black sweatshirt layered on top, a

By |July 20th, 2017|

Future Looks Bleak For Rolling Hills Elementary School

July 20 By Sam Goldberg An official announcement will be made regarding the potential redistricting of Rolling Hills elementary school at 7 p.m. tonight, but the decision parents fear is all but final. Various reports have surfaced that the School Board is leaning towards closing the Elementary School. Council Rock School Board President Ed Tate explained the rational behind closing the elementary school. "In the best interest of the entire school district we cannot continue to operate ten elementary schools with a declining student population,” Tate said. Council Rock School Board President Ed Tate  Tate also explained why Rolling Hills Elementary is the being singled out. “We did a really detailed data analysis and concluded the most appropriate school to close was Rolling Hills." Despite the students potential

By |July 20th, 2017|
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