Setting the standard

The Branka family has found the recipe for small business success. By Timothy Reilly Within minutes of speaking with Jack and John Branka, it becomes clear why they have prospered in the sales business. “We’re a third-generation office document solutions company, meaning we sell and service the copiers. We support your networks, printers, multifunction devices…

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…

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…

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…

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…