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Established in 2012, the New Hope Free Press is an online-only news outlet that is locally owned and covers the communities of New Hope Borough and Solebury Township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania as well as the City of Lambertville in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

Our passion lies in our community, and we are devoted to holding those in power, institutions, and our community accountable. With a commitment to honesty, directness, and compassion, we report on both positive and negative local events. Our primary objective is to keep the community of New Hope, Solebury, and Lambertville informed and engaged.

Our funding is primarily obtained through local advertising, community support, content licensing, and some national advertising. In some instances, we may receive grants for specific types of reporting, which will be explicitly mentioned in those stories.

Founder Charlie Sahner established the New Hope Free Press in 2012 and operated it until 2021. Since November 2022, Tom Sofield, the publisher of LevittownNow.com and NewtownPANow.com, has owned and operated the publication.

Our publication adheres to a fact-based, in-depth, contextual, and non-partisan approach to journalism, reflecting our deep commitment to reporting the truth.

In line with Bill Moyers’ words, we believe that “there is no more important struggle for American democracy than ensuring a diverse, independent and free media. Free press is at the heart of that struggle.”

As a local news outlet, the New Hope Free Press is an active member of the community it serves. We aim to report on local events in a compassionate, honest, and direct manner, acknowledging that although we love our area, we are not afraid to hold it accountable when necessary.

Newsroom — news@newhopefreepress.com or (267) 689-8477

Advertising — advertise@newhopefreepress.com or (484) 857-2328

Mailing address: 

P.O. Box 7261
Penndel, PA 19047

Publisher and Editor Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for 12 years for both newspaper and online publications. Tom’s reporting has appeared locally, nationally, and internationally across several mediums. He is proud to report on news in the county where he lives and to have created a reliable publication that the community deserves.




Reporter Chris English

I’m a 1981 Temple University graduate and Fairless Hills resident with 40 years experience reporting and writing on sports, education, government, community and social issues on the county, regional and state level. I love reading, sports, music and movies and walking around local parks.

Contact Chris at news@newhopefreepress.com.

Reporter David Hunt

David J. Hunt is a freelance writer living in Philadelphia. A proud alumni of Temple University, he started out at his college’s newspaper and never looked back. When he isn’t writing, he enjoys reading, traveling and working out. You can find more of his work in Yardbarker, FanSided and the Chestnut Hill Local.

Contact David at news@newhopefreepress.com.

Reporter Steve Cherkassky

A 2013 Berklee College of Music Graduate, Steve spent his youth in Bucks County, playing at local bars like John & Peters in New Hope in the early 2000s. He’s an avid reader of philosophy, classic literature, and poetry. He now lives in New Hope, PA, and is always eager to report on the latest scuttlebutt about town. His coverage style involves an empathic, nuanced look into the lives of the local populace. Steve’s interests as a contributing writer include various topics from Arts & Entertainment, Business, Politics, Community, and everything in between.

Contact Steve at news@newhopefreepress.com.

Reporter Alex Irving

Alex Irving started producing journalism in 2022 and is committed to delivering accurate and compelling stories for readers. Alex has covered a wide range of topics, including politics, social issues, nonprofits, and local affairs in Bucks and Hunterdon counties.

Contact Alex at news@newhopefreepress.com.

Reporter Hugh Fegely

Contact Hugh at news@newhopefreepress.com.

Reporter Brett Duffy

Contact Brett at news@newhopefreepress.com.

Contributors: Elisa Baxt, Cate Murway, Daryl Rule, Natalie GrimmerNick Field, and Petra Chesner Schlatter.

Business Development Coordinator Ingrid Sofield

Since joining LevittownNow.com in 2015, Ingrid has enjoyed working with our advertisers. Ingrid is a small business owner herself which has enhanced the role she plays with LevittownNow.com. She enjoys traveling, hiking, and walking the trails within our County. She also volunteers her time with animal rescues and a therapeutic riding facility.

She can be reached at 484-857-2328 or ingrid@newhopefreepress.com.

Business Development Representative Ernie Nocito

Contact Ernie at advertise@newhopefreepress.com.

Business Development Representative Jennifer Schultz

Contact Jennifer at advertise@newhopefreepress.com.