2016 budget report shows gains, savings for Middletown; Town to purchase new vehicles with grant money

Middletown Township may have handled its money well last year, but, as Supervisor Tom Gallagher found out, it’s not necessarily an opportunity to pat yourself on the back.   The township’s fourth-quarter financial report, presented at last week’s supervisors meeting, showed the township came in under budget and brought in more money than expected through…

Middletown adopts medical marijuana ordinance

The Middletown Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 for Middletown to allow up to one marijuana grower-processor and one dispensary in the township. The dissenter, Tom Tosti, said the ordinance was too restrictive. “I support the direction we’re heading, but I think we’re limiting ourselves,” he explained. “I want to do more for this, because it…

Holiday weekend DUI enforcement nets 12 arrests

Over Labor Day weekend, eight Bucks County police departments heightened their DUI enforcement. The extra effort is meant to prevent drunk driving, but still resulted in 12 arrests. Extra patrols in Bensalem, Doylestown, Middletown, New Britain, Newtown, Upper Southampton, Warrington and Warwick were funded through a continuing federal safety grant administered through the Pennsylvania Department…