Homeland Security Committee approves strategy act

By Tom Waring U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-8th dist.) successfully passed his first bill through committee after the Homeland Security Committee unanimously approved the DHS Multiyear Acquisition Strategy Act. The legislation [H.R. 1249] seeks to streamline the Department of Homeland Security’s acquisition process to promote strategic investment as well as cost savings for taxpayers. DHS…

A passion project

By Ed Morrone Stepping inside the doors at the Bucks County Baseball Company is like taking a trip through time. Vintage jerseys from decades ago hang upon overstuffed racks on the floor, while everything from bobbleheads to old pictures to cards to old stadium memorabilia line the shelves and walls inside the space at 234…

GOP, Dem reps discuss goals of Problem Solvers Caucus

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, members of Congress highlight bipartisanship at Problem Solvers Conference. By Tom Waring U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-8th dist.) joined a panel of members of Congress as part of the No Labels Problem Solvers Conference to discuss the goals of the Problem Solvers Caucus and the role of bipartisanship in crafting legislation…

Local melodies

The Bucks County Music Educators Association’s annual music festival will take place next week at Bensalem High School.   By Jillian Santacroce Students across the county in seventh through 12th grade have been preparing for the Bucks County Music Educators Association’s annual music festival since the November 2016 and January 2017 blind auditions. This year’s…

Neshaminy School District teachers receive honors

By Timothy Reilly At the Feb. 28 meeting of the Neshaminy School Board, the Neshaminy School District was presented with the Lockhart Award for Excellence in Literacy Education. The award was bestowed by Reading Horizons. Tyson Smith, president of Reading Horizons, was on hand for the presentation. “The fact that I’m here means that there…

Bensalem Council opposes proposed Royal Farms site

By Timothy Reilly In the past year, Royal Farms has made a bold push to establish itself in the Delaware Valley. The convenience store and gas station chain, which originated in Baltimore, has sought to encroach on terrain long held by Wawa. If the Bensalem Township Council has its way, Royal Farms’ momentum in the…

Coming in from the cold

By Timothy Reilly “I had a nervous breakdown.” Brian Tanner appears incredibly uncomfortable as he recounts his story. Before the interview, Tanner had been assembling a bookshelf. He seemed completely in his element. Now, he gives off the impression that he would rather be anywhere else. Tanner looks every bit of his 52 years of…