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Man Pretending to be Marine and Stole from Middletown Senior Couple Gets 5 to 12 in Prison

A man who pretended to be a U.S. Marine in his plot to deceive an elderly Middletown Township couple out of almost $320,000 was sentenced on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, to five to 12 years in state prison. Marc A.…

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County Opioid Advisory Committee Presents “Roadmap for Settlement Funds”

The Opioid Advisory Committee (OAC) has announced its 18-month “roadmap” for the allocation of funds Bucks County was awarded in a lawsuit against several opioid giants earlier this, Commissioner Chair Bob Harvie said. The county sued the three major manufacturers…

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Bucks Receives $2.5M in Grants for Newtown Rail Trail

State and federal grants totaling $2.5 million will help fund the second phase of construction of the Newtown Rail Trail as it stretches into Northampton Township. The Bucks County Commissioners approved receipt of the grants – one from the state…

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Bridge, Roadway Construction Planned Next Week on U.S. 1 in Bensalem Township

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Thursday that bridge and roadway construction will continue next week on U.S. 1 between the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Penndel/Business U.S. 1 interchanges under a project to reconstruct, widen and improve a 1.3-mile section…

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Nearby: Whitehall Man Convicted for Stealing from Disabled Family Member

A Bucks County jury convicted a 46-year-old man of stealing more than $38,000 from a disabled relative and creating fake invoices to hide some of his spending. Patrick Wayne Alderton, formerly of Whitehall Township, was found guilty on Wednesday, Jan.…

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Giant’s Feeding School Kids Initiative Returns for Third Year

For the third year in a row, The GIANT Company today announced the launch of its Feeding School Kids initiative and its $250,000 commitment to kick off the program. From now through Feb. 28, customers at GIANT, MARTIN’S and GIANT Heirloom Market stores are invited to round…

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“Discover Bristol” Digital Billboard Goes Live

The marketing of Bristol Borough, winter version, launched Monday with the 500 square foot digital billboard that will be on display at the intersection of Route 1 and Oxford Valley Road. President of Bristol's Raising the Bar, Bill Pezza announced…

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Fitzpatrick Announces Community Funding Projects from Congress for District

Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA 1 ) voted for the omnibus appropriations package for Fiscal Year 2023,  securing support for 15 community projects in the 1st Congressional District. Fitzpatrick said in a brief release that, in 2021, the U.S. House of…

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Tree of Hope Reinforces Commitment To “Celebrate, Honor, and Dedicate” to Recovery

Chairman of the Board Bucks County Commissioners Bob Harvie stood at the podium on a calm but chilly Wednesday night, surrounded by dozens and shared he too, had been impacted by a person in his family with substance abuse issues.…

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Athlete Academy Comes to Fairless Hills YMCA, First Two Sessions Free

YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties is launching the first Athlete Academy in Fairless Hills and will offer the first two sessions for free. Beginning on Monday January 2 and January 9, 2023, kids ages 10-12 are invited to try…

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