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State bill focuses on eating disorder education for parents

State bill focuses on eating disorder education for parents

Two bills introduced by state Sen. Steven Santarsiero, D-10, and Rep. Tom Murt, R-152, would require schools to provide eating disorder educational materials to parents of students in fifth through 12th grades. New legislation from two area lawmakers seeks to educate...

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Newtown Twp Baseball Writer Honored At State Capitol

Newtown Twp Baseball Writer Honored At State Capitol

HARRISBURG, PA — A Newtown Township resident and national baseball writer was recognized by lawmakers Monday at the state Capitol in Harrisburg for winning a prestigious sportswriting award. Longtime local and national baseball writer Jayson Stark was recognized by...

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Bucks towns get $1.3 million from state Red Light Program

Bucks towns get $1.3 million from state Red Light Program

Bristol, Doylestown and Plumstead townships and Morrisville were all awarded grants through the Automated Red Light Enforcement program this week. State officials announced more than $1.3 million in state grants awarded to four Bucks County towns earlier this week...

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Santarsiero, Warren announce state grant to revitalize Newtown

Santarsiero, Warren announce state grant to revitalize Newtown

Sen. Steven Santarsiero and State Rep. Perry Warren, both D-Bucks, announced last month that the state Department of Community and Economic Development is awarding a $40,000 grant to Newtown. The funds are being provided through the department’s Early Intervention...

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Senators shop bill to give AG more environmental authority

Senators shop bill to give AG more environmental authority

State Sens. Steve Santarsiero and Maria Collett want to give the state attorney general the ability to prosecute environmental crimes, without waiting for a referral from another agency. But detractors say authority should remain with the state DEP. State Sens. Steve...

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Bristol Township schools, MBIT receive state security grants

Bristol Township schools, MBIT receive state security grants

The Bristol Township School District and Middle Bucks Institute of Technology in Warwick received grants that can be spent on security equipment and training in its use. The Bristol Township School District and Middle Bucks Institute of Technology in Warwick were...

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Breakfast gets a boost at several area schools

Breakfast gets a boost at several area schools

Schools in the Abington, Bristol Township, Pennridge and Upper Moreland school districts were among 151 across the state to receive state breakfast mini-grants. Getting that first meal of the day is more likely for students at several area schools. Schools in the...

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After 20 years, Doylestown redevelopment moves ahead

After 20 years, Doylestown redevelopment moves ahead

It’s been some 20 years in the making, but with the help of a $1.5 million state grant it seems the long-awaited redevelopment of the PennDOT property at North Broad and Doyle streets is a step closer to becoming a reality. State and local officials gathered at the...

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Sellersville bridge repairs get $4.7 million from PennDOT

Sellersville bridge repairs get $4.7 million from PennDOT

Work on the deteriorating bridge on Main Street in Sellersville begins this summer, and should take just over a year to complete. Two state legislators announced $4.7 million in Pennsylvania Department of Transportation funding will help repair a 92-year-old bridge on...

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PennDOT to leave Doylestown by fall

PennDOT to leave Doylestown by fall

A PennDOT official for Bucks County confirmed the new facility in Plumstead should be ready for the department to begin moving this summer and the property at 229 N. Broad Street vacant by the fall The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is expected to leave its...

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Doylestown gets $1.5 million state grant for borough hall

Doylestown gets $1.5 million state grant for borough hall

Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-143, announced last week the borough will use the money “to acquire and redevelop” the existing Broad Street PennDOT facility. Doylestown Borough’s plans to turn the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Broad Street office into a new...

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Bucks lawmakers support state, federal climate action

Bucks lawmakers support state, federal climate action

Democrats in Harrisburg and Congress this week delivered several efforts aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions. The measures face significant hurdles without bipartisan support, although Republicans were not completely opposed. Bucks Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick...

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Buckingham fifth-graders take Citizenship Challenge

Buckingham fifth-graders take Citizenship Challenge

Former Gov. Ed Rendell and Judge Marjorie Rendell offer a challenge to fourth- and fifth-graders in five Philadelphia area counties. Buckingham Elementary School Linda Raitt’s fifth-grade class competed in a Citizenship Challenge offered by the Rendell Center for...

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Pa. to join 23 states in pledging to meet climate goals

Pa. to join 23 states in pledging to meet climate goals

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday that Pennsylvania will join 23 other states in the U.S. Climate Alliance pledging to meet the goals spelled out in the United Nations’ 2016 Paris Agreement. The Alliance formed after President Donald Trump announced in 2017...

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Santarsiero joins volunteers at Tyler State Park cleanup

Santarsiero joins volunteers at Tyler State Park cleanup

Sen. Steve Santarsiero and about a dozen volunteers from his office and the public cleaned litter and cut away at invasive plant species in Tyler State Park on Monday afternoon. About a dozen people, including one state lawmaker from Lower Makefield, helped clear...

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Three Pennsylvania bills seek local speed radar use

Three Pennsylvania bills seek local speed radar use

Multiple efforts underway at the Pennsylvania statehouse would authorize speed radar use by local police. In 2017, Senators voted in favor of nearly identical legislation. The bill failed to win support in the House. Pennsylvania is the only state in the country that...

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$40K Grant Awarded To Newtown For Financial Planning

$40K Grant Awarded To Newtown For Financial Planning

NEWTOWN, PA — Newtown is getting a decent grant thanks to State Sen. Steven Santarsiero and State Rep. Perry Warren. The two representatives announced the state Department of Community and Economic Development is awarding a $40,000 grant to Newtown.

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