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By Charlie Sahner On Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
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U.S. to New Hope: Odette’s project threatens area’s history and character

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service slammed redevelopment plans for the former Odette’s site in New Hope after reviewing the project last month at the request of the P.A. Department More...

By Charlie Sahner On Saturday, January 10th, 2015
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New Hope Borough Council president confirms talks with Bucks County Playhouse to resolve visitors center crisis

New Hope Borough Council President Claire Shaw detailed her personal efforts to “resolve the vacancy at the visitors center” in a statement Saturday, including her appointment of council members “Connie More...

By Staff On Friday, November 28th, 2014
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Opinion: We want the real stone Odette’s building to stay

(Photo: courtesy of Ted Nichols) By Kathryn Ann Auerbach, Preservation is Real The voice of the New Hope Borough Council is loud and clear. HISTORY HAS NO PLACE IN THE FUTURE OF NEW HOPE. The recent decision to More...

By Charlie Sahner On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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New Hope Borough Council President Claire Shaw nixes talk about street closures at Tuesday meeting; discussion ensues anyway

Tuesday night’s meeting of Borough Council had a slightly more Kafkaesque quality than usual, owing largely to Council President Claire Shaw’s late decision to axe a scheduled discussion by well-known New More...

By Charlie Sahner On Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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Merchant discussion of street closures yanked from Tuesday night meeting agenda by New Hope Borough Council

A funny thing happened on the way to Tuesday night’s meeting of Borough Council, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at 125 New Street. One of the evening’s most anticipated discussions had been suddenly and inexplicably More...

By Staff On Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
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Opinion: New Hope should fulfill its obligation under Wild and Scenic Act and save Odette’s

By Kathryn Ann Auerbach I recall a popular saying when something seemed impossible: “It would take an Act of Congress” to make a change, cause an action to take effect, overcome the monumental. Yes, it was after More...

By Charlie Sahner On Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
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HARB says left in dark by Borough Hall on Odette’s re-developent plans; votes down latest proposal

Gateway to New Hope attorney Ed Murphy Developer Gateway to New Hope, LLC continued to press its demand to demolish the historic remains of a 1784 tavern in an appearance before New Hope’s Historic Architectural More...

By Charlie Sahner On Thursday, September 18th, 2014
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New Hope Borough Council continues taking control over large redevelopment projects from advisory boards at Tuesday meeting

Tuesday night’s New Hope Borough Council meeting had several interesting items up for discussion, but two were of particular note, in that Council continued to redefine the role of its advisory boards and commissions More...

By Charlie Sahner On Thursday, September 4th, 2014
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New Hope Zoning Hearing Board to weigh LED lights and parking lot tents for Bucks County Playhouse

The New Hope Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB) will publicly meet Thursday night at 7 p.m. with Playhouse representatives to continue discussion of their request to install LED lights and new signage around their Delaware More...

By Charlie Sahner On Monday, August 18th, 2014
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Borough Council meeting preview: Playhouse hopes to light up riverside with colored LEDs; Council proposal would make joining committees harder, removing members easier

Despite lacking required permits, Bucks County Playhouse officials want to illuminate this unapproved river-facing signage There are are several important discussions and votes taking place at Tuesday night’s More...