the Bensalem, Centennial, New Hope-Solebury and Quakertown school districts and the Bucks County Intermediate Unit, officials expressed their concerns as they begin to work out their own district budgets.

Bucks school officials talk property tax elimination bill, state budget concerns

Before 2017-2018 state budget talks even begin, administrators in Bucks County school districts are worried about the immediate future of education funding in the state. During a press conference held last week by representatives from the Bensalem, Centennial, New Hope-Solebury and Quakertown school districts and the Bucks County Intermediate Unit, officials expressed their concerns as…

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Creativity, community service behind upcoming Southampton library activities

The Southampton Free Library wants kids to think for themselves. That’s a theme running through a few of the upcoming kids’ activities the library has over the next few months. “They’re open-ended and geared toward self-discovery,” explained Heather Soltroff, youth services librarian at Southampton. “The children learn through doing.” Through grants from the Institute for…

JACK FIRNENO / WIRE PHOTO Bensalem police and paramedics responded to an accident that shut down the eastbound lanes of Street Road near Hulmeville Road last Wednesday. According to Bensalem Police Lieutenant William McVey, both drivers were transported to Aria Torresdale for non-life threatening injuries.

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…

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New Council Rock group emerges from last year’s budget debates

Jack Firneno, the Wire Council Rock parents have a lot to think about when the school year begins: a new superintendent beginning his term, an upcoming school board election with three contested seats, whether or not German will be taught in all the middle schools, if all-day kindergarten is a possibility. And, that’s all on top…

The Poquessing Creek Watershed falls within Northeast Philadelphia territory, with other pieces in Bensalem, Lower Southampton and small portions of Upper Southampton and Lower Moreland townships. The Friends of Poquessing Creek Watershed have lost support over the years and are now seeking new volunteers. MATT SCHICKLING / WIRE PHOTO

Upstream movement: Friends of Poquessing Creek Watershed seeks new volunteers

Matt Schickling, the Wire In its first few years, the Friends of Poquessing Creek Watershed had the volunteers and the funding to head advocacy for its expressed mission: to conserve and beautify the creek and its environs. At that time, the watershed was largely a Philadelphia-based organization, as much of it falls within Northeast Philadelphia…