Date archive forOctober, 2015
By Staff On Thursday, October 29th, 2015
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On verge of shutdown, PA’s struggling horse-racing industry could get more help

BETTING ON SUBSIDIES: Pacer Blackjack Princess competes in a qualifying race at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The struggling sport has seen a 71 percent drop in wagers from 2001 to 2014. By Andrew Staub Pennsylvania’s More...

By Staff On Thursday, October 29th, 2015
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Bucks County Extension Homemaker’s Club celebrates long history

Current members of the Bucks County WEFS group celebrate the group’s 30-year history, as president Florence Cook is honored. The Bucks County WEFS group, “Women of Extension for Fun and Fellowship,” is disbanding More...

By Staff On Thursday, October 29th, 2015
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Town and Country Players collecting Toys for Tots during ‘Miracle on 34th Street’

(Left to right) Katie Greendorfer, Mitch Gerson, Keith Kirkner and Abigail Heine (Photo: Jean McKenna) Town and Country Players in Buckingham brings the holiday spirit to life in November with “Miracle on 34th More...

By Staff On Thursday, October 29th, 2015
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Animal Alliance presents fourth annual ‘Rock ‘n’ Rescue’ with NBC’s ‘The Voice’ winner Jermaine Paul

Jermaine Paul, second season winner of NBC’s hit show “The Voice,” will be back in New Hope to perform live at the Fourth Annual “Rock ‘n’ Rescue” on Friday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. The event More...

By Charlie Sahner On Thursday, October 29th, 2015
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Latest rendering of proposed Logan Inn renovation in New Hope

(Source: Ralph C. Fey A.I.A Architects, PC) Jersey City Developer Landmark Hospitality is moving forward with borough approvals for its dramatic overhaul of the landmark Logan Inn that it purchased earlier this More...

By Staff On Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
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New Hope-Solebury Lions extend unbeaten season to 8-0

Franco Mannino, the Lion’s only four-year varsity player, scores the fourth of the team’s nine touchdowns against Morrisville. (Photo: Ed Skoroda) The New Hope-Solebury High School football team continues More...

By Charlie Sahner On Monday, October 26th, 2015
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Lambertville wrestling with proposal to build 172 affordable housing units

The Fair Share Housing Center of New Jersey has told Lambertville that it should allow the construction of 172 affordable housing units to help provide their fair share of the region’s need for affordable More...

By Charlie Sahner On Sunday, October 25th, 2015
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Harleysville man wins annual New Hope High Heel Drag Race

Tim Stover of Harleysville won this year’s crown Tim Stover of Harleytville breezed past his fellow racers Sunday at the 12th Annual High Heel Drag Race in New Hope, presented by New Hope Celebrates. Spectators More...

By Staff On Friday, October 23rd, 2015
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Disparate use of civil asset forfeiture troubles reform advocates

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent Sitting before a state Senate panel Tuesday, Louis Rulli recounted the story of former Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid’s two sons, both sentenced to jail in 2007 for drug-related More...

By Charlie Sahner On Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
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New Hope officials mull parking rate increase, annual commercial building inspections at owner’s cost

An advisory sub-committee of New Hope Borough Council has recommended raising parking rates and extending parking meter hours of operation to compensate for a shortfall caused by a mobile phone-based payment system More...