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Groundbreaking Held For $8.7M Washington Crossing Park Project

Groundbreaking Held For $8.7M Washington Crossing Park Project

WASHINGTON CROSSING, PA — The groundbreaking for the $8.7 million rehabilitation project at Washington Crossing Historic Park will be held in February, local elected officials announced Monday. The project, which will involve fixing 11 historic homes and other...

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Bucks hospitals, museums awarded $3.5 million in grants

Bucks hospitals, museums awarded $3.5 million in grants

A total of $3.5 million in state grant funds have been awarded to improve local infrastructure, health and safety, and arts and culture in Bucks County, state Sen. Steve Santarsiero (D-10) said. The awards will go to New Hope Borough, Doylestown Hospital, Bucks County...

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Local lawmakers to hold virtual town hall on COVID vaccine

Local lawmakers to hold virtual town hall on COVID vaccine

WEST CHESTER — State Sen.-Elect Carolyn Comitta, state Sen. Tim Kearney, and state Sen. Steve Santarsiero will hold a virtual town hall meeting with Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine to answer residents’ questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and...

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Hammerstein Museum Awarded $500,000 Matching Grant

Hammerstein Museum Awarded $500,000 Matching Grant

The nonprofit Oscar Hammerstein Museum and Theatre Education Center (OHMTEC) has been awarded $500,000 in Pennsylvania state funding through the Redevelopment Assistance Capitol Program (RACP). RACP is a commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the...

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Wolf: State poised to uphold ACA if courts repeal federal law

Wolf: State poised to uphold ACA if courts repeal federal law

For Middletown Supervisor Anna Payne and others living with cystic fibrosis, a potential decision from the U.S. Supreme Court could be a matter of life and death, she said Tuesday. Payne joined Gov. Tom Wolf and state lawmakers in Doylestown Borough on Tuesday morning...

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Kayden’s Law has a real chance

Kayden’s Law has a real chance

In these fractious times, we often use this space to critique our state legislature for the things it isn't doing, often because partisan politics gets in the way. So it's only fair that today we praise the 14 members of the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee for...

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Doylestown biotech center begins expansion

Doylestown biotech center begins expansion

The nonprofit Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center (PABC) in Doylestown recently began a $19 million expansion project. A total of 41 companies work at the location, but there are more than 70 member companies. Expansion is expected to create more than 100 jobs and...

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Kayden’s Law, In Honor Of Slain Bucks Co. Girl, Moves Forward

Kayden’s Law, In Honor Of Slain Bucks Co. Girl, Moves Forward

LOWER MAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP, PA — A child-protection bill named for a slain 7-year-old from Lower Makefield is now making its way through the Pennsylvania legislature. S.B. 868, known as Kayden's Law, was unanimously voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday...

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3 Doylestown Veterans’ Groups Get $37K In State Funding

3 Doylestown Veterans’ Groups Get $37K In State Funding

DOYLESTOWN, PA — Three Doylestown-based veterans' groups will receive $37,312 in awards through the Veteran Trust Fund Grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. American Legion Post 210 will receive $12,500, Operation Homefront will...

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Pennsylvania plan for carbon cap on power plants advances

Pennsylvania plan for carbon cap on power plants advances

A state environmental board took a key step on Tuesday to advance Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to curb carbon dioxide emissions by making Pennsylvania’s fossil fuel power plants begin paying to release pollution that contributes to climate change. The Environmental Quality...

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PECO Outages For First Day Of School Being Rescheduled

PECO Outages For First Day Of School Being Rescheduled

Tuesday is the first day back to school virtually for students in the Pennsbury School District. PECO, as part of an ongoing maintenance project, had planned to shut off service at times between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday in parts of Falls Township.

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Fixing the turnpike mess

Fixing the turnpike mess

Talk about unintended consequences. As a way to avoid increasing gas taxes back in 2007, the Pennsylvania Legislature decided to raise $450 million yearly — $400 million for public transit and $50 million to encourage multimodal projects — by tolling Interstate 80 and...

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Legislators Say PA Needs a “Just Recovery”

Legislators Say PA Needs a “Just Recovery”

HARRISBURG, Penn. -- As Pennsylvania reopens in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, some state lawmakers are calling for action to ensure the economic recovery doesn't leave anyone behind. The pandemic has caused an unprecedented disruption to the economy and...

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For First Time, County Raises LGBTQ+ Pride Flag

For First Time, County Raises LGBTQ+ Pride Flag

For the first time, Bucks County government hoisted a LGBTQ+ pride flag. The flag was displayed below the American flag outside the Bucks County Administration Building in Doylestown Borough on Tuesday. Teens from Planned Parenthood’s Rainbow Room, a program for...

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Interview with PHL17 on Curbside Pick-Up

Interview with PHL17 on Curbside Pick-Up

On Politics: In Focus airing Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 6:30 a.m. and Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 1 p.m. we hear from a local legislator who is urging Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to pass legislation allowing curbside pickup for retail businesses in the Commonwealth....

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Senator Santarsiero to Host KidsFest in Morrisville 

Senator Santarsiero to Host KidsFest in Morrisville 

NEWTOWN – October 10, 2019 –  On Saturday, October 19th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, state Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) will host a KidsFest at Morrisville High School in Morrisville, Pennsylvania.   There will be more than 30 vendors with fun and valuable...

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