Date archive forMarch, 2020
By Staff On Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Pennsylvania unemployment system buckles under deluge of laid off workers

(Photo: Tim Tai) By Rebecca Moss | Spotlight PA Each day last week, Shawn McCreary settled into a new and strange routine. Instead of going to his job in Mechanicsburg as a substitute special education teacher, More...

By Staff On Monday, March 30th, 2020

Pennsylvania extends stay-at-home order until April 30

Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday said that stay-at-home orders in Pennsylvania have been extended until at least April 30, and all schools will remain closed “until further notice.” Non-life-sustaining business More...

By Staff On Saturday, March 28th, 2020
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Pennsylvania reinforcing health care system, initiating emergency food distribution

Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf Pennsylvania is acting to reinforce the ranks of frontline health care workers and to initiate an emergency food distribution program for those affected by statewide covid-19 restrictions. In More...

By Staff On Friday, March 27th, 2020

OPINION: Don’t panic about shopping, getting delivery or accepting packages

A scooter driver for a delivery service in Beirut on March 18. (Mohamed Azakir/Reuters) By Joseph G. Allen | The Washington Post A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine is making people think More...

By Charlie Sahner On Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

First coronavirus cases appear in Solebury, Lambertville

Bucks County coronavirus cases Solebury Township and Lambertville have now seen their first cases of covid-19. Lambertville’s first case was announced Wednesday morning on the city’s Facebook page. “Yesterday, More...

By Staff On Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Gov. Wolf issues stay-at-home order for 7 counties, including Bucks

By Angela Couloumbis of Spotlight PA and Justine McDaniel of the Philadelphia Inquirer | Spotlight PA Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday ordered that schools remain closed until early April and issued a stay-at-home order More...

By Staff On Monday, March 23rd, 2020

OPINION – Don’t delay: Make April 28th an all vote-by-mail election

By Skylar D. Hurwitz We must not normalize delaying elections amidst uncertainty. The confusion and concerns around the public health risks of the March 17th special elections across Pennsylvania must not become More...

By Charlie Sahner On Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
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Trying to stay sober while socially distanced? Online resources can help.

Staying sober in recovery is never easy, and the social distancing measures in effect to help slow the spread of COVID-19 are making it even harder. Being sober and being isolated just don’t mix. Groups like More...

By Steve Chernoski On Saturday, March 21st, 2020

Lambertville Mayor Fahl urges residents to sign up for Swift 911

Downtown Lambertville on Friday afternoon Lambertville Mayor Julia Fahl on Saturday encouraged residents of to sign up for Swift 911 for local COVID-19 updates. “It’s everyone’s civic duty to More...

By Staff On Friday, March 20th, 2020

New Hope Mayor Keller issues emergency declaration

New Hope Mayor Larry Keller on Friday issued a Declaration of Disaster Emergency in response to the current COVID-19 epidemic. “The declaration empowers the borough to, in keeping with the Governor’s More...