Pennsylvania students continue to lead nation in average college debt

Students on the campus of Penn State University (Photo: Tupungato | Shutterstock.com) By Dave Lemery | Watchdog.org When the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education voted in July to increase tuition for in-state students by 3 percent, House Speaker Mike Turzai criticized the decision, especially in light of the fact that it came about two weeks More...

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By Staff On Friday, August 17th, 2018
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Bank on ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ at Bucks County Playhouse for good old rock n’ roll

By John Dwyer L-R: John Michael Presney, James David Larson, Sky Seals, Brandyn Day, Ari McKay Wilford, Zach Cossman (on drums), Ryah Nixon, and James Ludwig (Photo: Joan Marcus) “Million Dollar Quartet” More...

By Charlie Sahner On Thursday, August 16th, 2018
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Report of smoke at New Hope-Solebury Upper Elementary School draws massive emergency response

Smoke from an air conditioning system malfunction at the New Hope-Solebury Upper Elementary School drew emergency responders from New Hope and surrounding communities Thursday afternoon. New Hope Eagle Volunteer More...

By Charlie Sahner On Thursday, August 16th, 2018
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EDITORIAL: Presidential views of the free press

Despite today’s polarized national political environment, the Free Press constantly strives to provide objective, non-partisan news coverage. Perhaps this is where local news can truly shine, and provide More...

By Charlie Sahner On Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
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Four rescued from Delaware River at New Hope

(file photo) Despite repeated public warnings from authorities about high water levels on the Delaware River due to recent rains, four individuals on jet skis took to the waterway near New Hope on Wednesday, and More...

By Charlie Sahner On Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
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Police say two suspicious Solebury Township fires connected

Police have tied Wednesday morning’s fire that was intentionally set at the HomeStarr Realty office at 6089 Route 202 in Solebury Township to a suspicious Aug. 2 blaze at the historic Victorian Neely House on More...

By Charlie Sahner On Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
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Police say Wednesday morning fire in Solebury Township intentionally set

Solebury Township Police and the Bucks County Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating a Wednesday morning fire at the HomeStarr Realty office at 6089 Route 202. Police, Midway Fire Company and Central Bucks EMS More...

By Staff On Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
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Frenchtown vehicle accident and fire under investigation

Photo from Frenchtown Fire Relief Fund on Go Fund Me. A motor vehicle accident and structural fire that occurred on Bridge Street in Frenchtown, N.J., on Monday is under investigation by detectives from the Hunterdon More...

By Staff On Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
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Stoney Hill Road in Solebury Township to close weekdays for repair

Stoney Hill Road is scheduled to close weekdays between Aquetong and Street roads in Solebury Township on Tuesday, Aug. 21, through Thursday, Aug. 30, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., for base repair, the Pennsylvania Department More...

By Staff On Thursday, August 9th, 2018
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Delaware River rescues continue for Solebury Township responders

(Photo courtesy Solebury Police) The Solebury Township Police Department has responded to five reported river rescues in as many days, and their patience is wearing thin. In the latest incident, two victims were More...