Gov. Wolf urges cannabis legalization to boost economic recovery

Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday called on the legislature to take up the legalization of adult-use cannabis to help with the state’s economic recovery amid covid-19. He said the tax revenue from legalized weed could help small businesses and provide restorative justice to reverse the societal effects of criminalization. “Today I am proposing we legalize More...

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By Charlie Sahner On Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020
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West Ferry Street in New Hope closed as firefighters respond to gas leak

West Ferry Street between West Bridge Street and Stockton Avenue in New Hope was closed to traffic and residents evacuated Wednesday as firefighters responded to a gas leak near the corner of Old Mill Road. Members More...

By Staff On Monday, August 31st, 2020
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Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church in New Hope to host inclusion conference

Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church in New Hope will host “Life Together: You Too Are Brought Near,” a free online and on-site conference on inclusion Sept. 19 and 20. The conference will include four More...

By Staff On Friday, August 28th, 2020
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New covid cases in Bucks hold steady, but 32-year-old patient dies

Bucks County’s covid-19 numbers remained at a steady level in recent days, averaging 23 new cases per day, while hospitalizations stayed low. But that positive news was countered by the reported death two weeks More...

By Staff On Thursday, August 27th, 2020
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Gov. Wolf pushes plan to make voting by mail safer, smoother

Governor Tom Wolf on Thursday urged the legislature to quickly pass his voting reform plan that would require counties to start sending mail-in ballots at least 28 days before the election, prepare returned ballots More...

By Staff On Tuesday, August 25th, 2020
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Pennsylvania approved for extra $300 per week to unemployed workers

Pennsylvania will get nearly $1.5 billion to provide an extra $300 per week to eligible unemployed workers through the temporary federal Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program, administered by the Federal Emergency More...

By Staff On Monday, August 24th, 2020
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Outdoor exhibit celebrating Lambertville history starts Sept. 4

The Lambertville Historical Society will present “Lambertville Then and Now,” an all-outdoor, self-guided walking tour starting Labor Day weekend on Friday, Sept. 4. Visitors can walk through the More...

By Staff On Friday, August 21st, 2020
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Daily new covid-19 case level in Bucks remains relatively low

The county’s infection rate continued to stabilize at a relatively low level, with an average of roughly 26 covid-19 cases per day over the past three days, the Bucks County Health Department reported Thursday. Hospitalizations More...

By Charlie Sahner On Wednesday, August 19th, 2020
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New Hope firefighters respond to report of fire at New Street home

New Hope Eagle Volunteer Fire Company responded Wednesday morning to the report of a fire at 35 New St. in New Hope. Smoke emerging from the roof line was plainly visible, although its source was not apparent. Smoke More...

By Staff On Monday, August 17th, 2020
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Conservation group holds online native tree and shrub sale

The Penn State Master Watershed Stewards of Bucks County are holding an online native tree and shrub sale through Aug. 31 to support their educational outreach efforts. Master Watershed Stewards plant trees to More...