Tag archive for ‘voting’
By Staff On Sunday, November 1st, 2020

OPINION: Democracy is worth the wait

By Monica Weninger and Jean Weston Bucks County voters have demonstrated a phenomenal interest in this election. It has been an exceptional year: not only have we been introduced to no-excuse mail-in ballots and More...

By Staff On Friday, October 16th, 2020

Everything Pa. poll watchers can — and can’t — do on Election Day, explained

By Joseph Darius Jaafari of Spotlight PA and Emily Previti of WITF State Democrats and Republicans are training a small army of partisan poll watchers to be their eyes and ears at voting sites across the state, More...

By Staff On Thursday, August 27th, 2020

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 Charlie Sahner On Thursday, November 13th, 2014

New Hope Zoning Hearing Board tells Bucks County Playhouse to remove unapproved sign facing Delaware River

New Hope’s Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB) not only voted down an application from Bucks County Playhouse for more and larger signage in a 3-2 decision Thursday night, but also directed Playhouse representatives More...

By Charlie Sahner On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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

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

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 Staff On Monday, October 6th, 2014

LGBT protections in hate crimes bill move forward in PA State House

LGBT protections in hate crimes bill (HB 177) passed out of the Judiciary Committee 19-4 Monday. “We thank Rep. Brendan Boyle for his tireless work on this issue,” said Ted Martin, executive director More...

By Charlie Sahner On Thursday, September 18th, 2014

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...