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ICYMI: “We can keep our country safe and still respect the rights of immigrants. I don’t believe they are mutually exclu...
02/27/2017
Fitzpatrick breaks with Trump on key issues in telephone town hall

ICYMI: “We can keep our country safe and still respect the rights of immigrants. I don’t believe they are mutually exclusive ... I think we can advance both and we must advance both ... I’m going to be front and center on that.”

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In a telephone town hall meeting last week, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick addressed President Trump’s travel ban and the Affordable Care Act, occasionally speaking in opposition to the White House stances…

“The epidemic of opioid addiction and abuse - and the strains it puts on our communities and families – is too important...
02/23/2017
Fitzpatrick joins Bipartisan Heroin Task Force

“The epidemic of opioid addiction and abuse - and the strains it puts on our communities and families – is too important to be put on the backburner. Bucks and Montgomery county families can’t wait for a solution from Washington partisans; they deserve an independent voice willing to forgo the political games and focus on solutions."

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U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-8th dist.) has joined both the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force and the Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus. A former drug crime federal prosecutor and…

“The epidemic of opioid addiction and abuse - and the strains it puts on our communities and families – is too important...
02/23/2017
Fitzpatrick joins Bipartisan Heroin Task Force

“The epidemic of opioid addiction and abuse - and the strains it puts on our communities and families – is too important to be put on the backburner. Bucks and Montgomery county families can’t wait for a solution from Washington partisans; they deserve an independent voice willing to forgo the political games and focus on solutions."

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U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-8th dist.) has joined both the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force and the Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus. A former drug crime federal prosecutor and…

02/22/2017

It's official! Bristol Borough wins the Small Business Revolution

“I think in sports, especially team sports, when you’re part of a team, it gets into your DNA and you carry it on into l...
02/22/2017
The responsibility of winning: What Bucks County Commissioner Rob Loughrey learned about life playing college football

“I think in sports, especially team sports, when you’re part of a team, it gets into your DNA and you carry it on into life. You look back, it’s 30 years ago, there’s a lot of big life lessons you learned, I did, through football — playing, and being part of a team.”
- Bucks County Commissioner Robert G. Loughery

http://wp.me/p3XAQh-2ao Dickinson College Dickinson Red Devils

This Saturday, Bucks County Commissioner Robert Loughrey will travel to Carlisle in Cumberland County to celebrate a man who, perhaps more than he realized at the time, changed his life some 30 yea…

Lower Bucks Hospital hosts a heart health expo with everything blood pressure checks to CPR training and yoga on Feb. 27...
02/21/2017
Lower Bucks Hospital hosts heart health, art events

Lower Bucks Hospital hosts a heart health expo with everything blood pressure checks to CPR training and yoga on Feb. 27. The hospital then teams up with Artists of Bristol for their art gallery anniversary gala that night.

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Lower Bucks Hospital, 501 Bath Road in Bristol Township, hosts a free community heart health expo on Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Take part in a yoga class, learn how to perform hands-only CPR, h…

The Council Rock North and South baseball players play their first Backyard “BAT”TLE" event to benefit the Travis Manion...
02/21/2017
CR “Battles” and “Duels” for fundraising

The Council Rock North and South baseball players play their first Backyard “BAT”TLE" event to benefit the Travis Manion Foundation on April 22. On March 10, the Council Rock Education Foundation (CREF) hosts "The Duel" at The Fuge in Warminster.

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First Council Rock Backyard “BAT”TLE event Join the Council Rock South and Council Rock North baseball players for the first Backyard “BAT”TLE event at Arm & Hammer Park, 1 Thunder Road in Tren…

“When you write something, you don’t know quite what you’re going to do with it until you’re in front of an audience. Yo...
02/21/2017
ENTERTAINMENT – A sweet gig: Keli Vale’s career-spanning Sundays at Dog and Bull

“When you write something, you don’t know quite what you’re going to do with it until you’re in front of an audience. You react differently in that live setting.”

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Keli Vale Dog and Bull - Brew and Music House

Singer Keli Vale has never been one to rest on her laurels. The jazz vocalist returned to school years into her already successful career for a degree in vocal performance. Then, nearly two decades…

“I certainly agree that education and awareness is a big part of the battle. What we’re wrestling with is … we’ve made p...
02/20/2017
County Commissioners ask for “next step” in addressing drug overdoses

“I certainly agree that education and awareness is a big part of the battle. What we’re wrestling with is … we’ve made people aware, what is the ‘Now what?’ we need to be focusing on to impact this?”

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Last week, as two towns in Lower Bucks held public meetings addressing the opioid epidemic, Bucks County Commissioners asked the Department of Health and Human Services what next steps they can tak…

“This is a monster with many, many tentacles. We can’t punish addiction away, and there needs to be steps for communitie...
02/17/2017
Town Hall gives information on preventing drug abuse in Bucks

“This is a monster with many, many tentacles. We can’t punish addiction away, and there needs to be steps for communities to embrace this problem and take it on.”

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Hundreds of locals came out to Cairn University in Langhorne on Wednesday night for a town hall on overdose prevention in Lower Bucks. The panel discussion included experts in the fields of governm…

“It’s been a great event, really. There are no winners or losers. What they’ve done is rekindled pride here in Bristol. ...
02/17/2017
‘We’ve already won’: Bristol wraps up months-long Small Business Revolution campaign

“It’s been a great event, really. There are no winners or losers. What they’ve done is rekindled pride here in Bristol. It’s just been great, the spirit here.
“It’s like they’ve been saying: We already won.”
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Bristol Borough: Raising the Bar Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Museum

The last phase of the Small Business Revolution contest ended where it started: on computer screens. Two Thursdays ago, Bristolians awoke early to read on social media the news they’d hoped for: Br…

"He knows how I think, and I know how he thinks. Even when we’re in the other band, we’ll climb or descend together, or ...
02/16/2017
ENTERTAINMENT – Just the two of us: Robert Fulton and Sean Faust bring two bands to New Hope this weekend

"He knows how I think, and I know how he thinks. Even when we’re in the other band, we’ll climb or descend together, or do something harmonic together. It’s just happening.”

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Faust Fulton Duo

When it comes to Faust/Fulton Duo, the student has become … well, not the teacher, but arguably an equal. New Jersey-based guitarists Robert Fulton and Sean Faust have been playing together since 2…

The Grundy Library is staying open until midnight to allow more people to use its computers to vote during the extension...
02/16/2017
A break for Bristol: Small Business Revolution extends voting to midnight Thursday night

The Grundy Library is staying open until midnight to allow more people to use its computers to vote during the extension.

On social media, people shared links to many browsers people can download to cast more legitimate votes. One person reported having 32 browsers on their cell phone. Others reminded people of more devices to try, including video game consoles with internet connections.

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Due to connection errors on its website caused by heavy traffic, the Small Business Revolution announced via social media it is extending the online voting window for the five small towns vying for…

“The great people of Bensalem deserve a choice. This year, they will have one."-Bensalem Councilman Bryan Allen
02/16/2017
Councilman Bryan Allen enters Bensalem mayoral race

“The great people of Bensalem deserve a choice. This year, they will have one."
-Bensalem Councilman Bryan Allen

Photo: Bryan Allen Bensalem Councilman Bryan Allen has announced his candidacy for township mayor. “I have fought as hard as I can for our community for eight years, but the position that I am in l…

“Bensalem has always looked for the positive in this."
02/15/2017
Bensalem passes medical marijuana ordinance with minor changes

“Bensalem has always looked for the positive in this."

After discussion in two previous meetings, Bensalem Council passed an ordinance regulating medical marijuana dispensaries and growing and processing facilities during its Feb. 13 meeting. The ordin…

People can vote once per day, per device, per browser for Bristol Borough at smallbusinessrevolution.org. Voters do not ...
02/09/2017
​“A win for Bucks County”: Bristol in the finals for $500,000 in grants, continues countywide voting campaign

People can vote once per day, per device, per browser for Bristol Borough at smallbusinessrevolution.org. Voters do not need to sign up, create an account or give their email address.

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The Small Business Revolution Bristol Borough: Raising the Bar #smallbusinessrevolution

Snow didn’t stop Bristol residents last time, and it won’t stop them now. As flurries fell early this morning, the Small Business Revolution announced that Bristol Borough advanced to the “Final Fo…

All nine were owned Leonard Davidson, who sold them for a combined $400,000, significantly less than his original $1 mil...
02/07/2017
Bristol Borough Council purchases nine more homes on Chestnut Street

All nine were owned Leonard Davidson, who sold them for a combined $400,000, significantly less than his original $1 million asking price.

https://thebristoltimes.wordpress.com/2017/02/06/bristol-borough-council-purchases-nine-more-homes-on-chestnut-street/

Bristol Borough council reached a deal this afternoon to purchase nine houses on Chestnut Street. The borough now owns 20 of the 32 properties on Chestnut and the adjacent Elm Street. The propertie…

“The library is having their big anniversary celebration this spring, and this kind of highlights the town’s history and...
02/02/2017
Grundy Clock Tower to be First Friday art project

“The library is having their big anniversary celebration this spring, and this kind of highlights the town’s history and how important the Grundys were to the community,” said Buchanan.“It ties to the whole community celebration.”

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It may still be winter, but for local artist Pat Buchanan, it’s already “time” for First Fridays. For the third consecutive year, the First Friday series during the spring, summer and fall in Brist…

“Every show I’ve been to, I haven’t been to one that’s completely black and white yet. That blossomed into, ‘What’s goin...
02/02/2017
Shades of gray: Mill Arts goes colorless with new art show

“Every show I’ve been to, I haven’t been to one that’s completely black and white yet. That blossomed into, ‘What’s going to give artists room to think a little more, but still interpret?’ ” - Jessica Taylor, The Mill Arts Collective

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Winter, perhaps depending on if you’re a glass-half-full or -half-empty person, can be a dreary time of year — or an interesting study in color, or a lack thereof. Ultimately, it’s a little bit of …

01/31/2017
Elcon Recycling resumes plans for waste treatment plant in Falls Township

The current process resumes from early last year, when the Israeli-based company proposed a plant on 22 acres of a 33-acre site in the Keystone Industrial Port Complex in Falls Township.

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After months of inactivity, Elcon Recycling has announced its intent to submit Phase II of its plan to build a liquid waste treatment center in Falls Township around Feb. 20. The current process re…

“Based on the overwhelming majority of my constituents, there is no issue more important than ridding taxpayers of this ...
01/31/2017
Property tax elimination bill is back in business in PA

“Based on the overwhelming majority of my constituents, there is no issue more important than ridding taxpayers of this 1830s method of taxation.”

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By Timothy Reilly, for the Times Is the property tax a relic of the past or a necessary tool to secure the financial future of the school system? A budget battle is brewing again in Harrisburg to a…

“I talk teams all the time, and we’re a heck of a team.”
01/27/2017
Bensalem police, fire and EMS recognized for role in Tour of Honor

“I talk teams all the time, and we’re a heck of a team.”

Representatives of Bucks County Tour of Honor came to the Bensalem Council Meeting last week to recognize township officials, police, fire and EMS workers for their roles in sending 150 veterans to…

01/25/2017
ENTERTAINMENT – A full cup of comedy: Triple Espresso makes its Philadelphia-area debut this week

“It’s defined all three of our careers ... It’s remarkable to think we wrote this show when I was 42 years old and now I'm [performing it at] 64." - Bob Stromberg on Triple Espresso

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Just over 20 years ago, Bob Stromberg took on a challenge — two, actually — that changed his career forever. “One of our friends was in a show and my wife said to me, ‘You could write a bette…

“I’m fortunate of the winning percentage we’ve had, but I’d still want to be here if that didn’t happen. If I only had 4...
01/24/2017
Tradition of Excellence: Holy Ghost’s Tony Chapman on 39 seasons with the Firebirds

“I’m fortunate of the winning percentage we’ve had, but I’d still want to be here if that didn’t happen. If I only had 400 wins, I’d still want to be here because it’s such a great situation.”

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Holy Ghost Prep

Few people are lucky enough to spend four decades at the same job. Even fewer get to say they did so at the place that molded and shaped them as kids. Tony Chapman is one of the lucky ones. Chapman…

01/23/2017
Middletown adopts medical marijuana ordinance

“I support the direction we’re heading, but I think we’re limiting ourselves. I want to do more for this, because it can help us all throughout this area.”

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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 r…

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