Lower Southampton Township manager talks public safety director dismissal, plans for 2017

Lower Southampton Township ended 2016 with the shocking news of Robert Hoopes, its newly-minted public safety director, indicted on charges of money laundering alongside Magisterial District Judge John Waltman and Pennsylvania Deputy Constable Bernard Rafferty. “At this point, he is suspended without pay with intent to dismiss,” Township Manager John McMenamin said, noting that Hoopes…

Lower Southampton gets ready for medical marijuana

Lower Southampton officials passed an ordinance that will regulate zoning for medical marijuana dispensaries and growing facilities in the township this week. That makes the municipality the second in Bucks to take proactive measures before medical marijuana dispensaries start popping up throughout the state. Warminster passed a similar ordinance earlier in September. “Having something on…

Lower Southampton veteran honored by community

Last week, the Lower Southampton community took the time to honor a local veteran who recently returned home safely from a 10-month deployment in the Persian Gulf. Last Wednesday, members of the Feasterville Business Association presented 25-year-old Frank C. Leonhardt IV with two flags. One was placed on a permanent Wall of Honor in the…