Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Paul Faulkner was reelected to the Central Bucks School Board; two incumbent township supervisors won the Republican primary.
Here are the results from local contested races in Tuesday's Primary election (winners are in bold): Central Bucks School District Region 5 (all candidates cross filed) Doylestown Township Supervisor (vote for two) Republicans:
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The volunteer group working to save the iconic playground in Doylestown Township is holding a public meeting on Feb. 28.
News that the iconic playground Kids Castle needs repair work has galvanized many community members - but has scared others. Volunteers leading the effort to raise money to restore the multi-storied castle playground say rumors have begun spreading that the castle is going to close forever and not reopen. So, to combat the spread of the rumors, the group is inviting the public to a town hall-style meeting to talk about the project. "We really just want to get the message out there about what we're trying to do, which is save Kids Castle for future generations," said Joe Salvati, who is helping to handle communications for the volunteer group. The Friends of Kids Castle will introduce Salvati and the other volunteers who are directing the …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
A long-serving Doylestown Township police officer was promoted to the rank of sergeant this week.
The Doylestown Township municipal building was packed Tuesday night with police officers, but there was no emergency. They were there to witness the promotion of one of their own. Bryan Rose, a police officer in the township for 24 years, was promoted from corporal to sergeant. District Justice Mark Douple administered the oath, as Rose's wife, Cheryl, stood at his side and his son Ryan looked on, and his colleagues lined the walls. Rose was hired in 1989, Police Chief Dean Logan said. He worked his way through the ranks and was promoted to corporal in 2003. He has served on the county's special response team, a group of officers from different departments specially trained to handle particular situations, since its inception, Logan said…
Monday, February 18, 2013
Doylestown Township supervisors are scheduled to hear an update on the effort to renovate and replace Kids Castle.
The effort to renovate and replace the playground at Doylestown Township's beloved Kids Castle is moving ahead full steam. An extensive committee of volunteers has been working for months to raise money and coordinate the efforts to renovate and replace equipment at the beloved castle playground in Central Park. The group is always looking for volunteers; to find out how to get involved, email SaveKidsCastle@gmail.com or visit www.savekidscastle.org Township supervisors are scheduled to hear an update on the effort at their board meeting Tuesday night. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the township building on Wells Road. The public is encouraged to attend. Supervisors also are expected to hear updates on a stormwater project and on the …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Reduced-price lift tickets are available at the Doylestown Township Administrative Office.
Long lines are a drag, not least of all when they're at the foot of the mountain you've been dreaming about skiing down all week long. You can skip the lines ― and save a buck or two ― by picking up your lift tickets at the Doylestown Township Administrative Office. Discounts of more than 30 percent are available for selected ski areas. Lift tickets for Bear Creek, Big Boulder / Jack Frost, Blue Mountain, Camelback, Elk Mountain, Shawnee Mountain, and Sno Mountain ski areas are available. Payment may be made by cash, Visa, Discover, Mastercard, or a check made out to "Doylestown Township." All sales are final.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Buckingham Township also will offer Christmas tree recycling this year.
Buckingham residents, don't trash that tree. Buckingham residents, too, will be able to give new life to their Christmas trees this year. The township will once again offer tree recycling. Residents can drop off their Christmas trees at the Buckingham Township Water Department maintenance building at 4124 Mechanicsville Road; it's on the corner of Mechanicsville and Church School roads. Trees may be dropped off at any time. In past years, township workers have taken the trees to the roads maintenance department building and chip them. Wood chips from the trees are made available to residents for home use in the spring, officials said. We told you recently about the tree recycling details in Doylestown Borough and Doylestown Township, too…
Friday, December 28, 2012
Firefighters battled a fierce blaze Friday morning.
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Friday, December 28, 2012
No one was injured but a Doylestown Township home was left a charred ruin after a fire broke out Friday morning. The fire started about 8:15 a.m. in the 200 block of Gatehouse Circle in the Charing Cross neighborhood in Doylestown Township, off of Old Dublin Pike. The Doylestown Fire Company responded, as did crews from nearby Midway, Chalfont, Dublin, Plumsteadville and Warrington. By 8:30 a.m., a second alarm had been struck, requesting more help. According to emergency reports, firefighters were able to get the blaze under control by about 10 a.m. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Related Posts:
Officials gathered to cut the ribbon on the new bridge, then opened it to traffic.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Work on the bridge accelerated after Doylestown Township supervisors scolded the contractor for taking so long.
Good news, drivers. The Lower State Road bridge will reopen to traffic Friday afternoon. Doylestown Township manager Stephanie Mason said Thursday that officials plan a brief ribbon cutting around 2 p.m. Friday. After that, the bridge will open to traffic. Mason said she expected the bridge to reopen around 3 p.m. or so. The news comes about three weeks after township supervisors pressed a PennDOT representative for updates on the work, which didn't seem to be progressing fast enough to meet an end-of-year deadline. But PennDOT's Mike DiBello said on Dec. 4 that the agency's contractor for the project, J.D. Eckman, Inc., hadn't missed the deadline yet. He assured supervisors that the pace of work would dramatically increase over the …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Christmas tree pick-up service is available for Doylestown Township residents.
Doylestown Township once again is making it extra easy for residents to recycle their Christmas trees. Residents may sign up with the township to have their trees picked up, township officials said. Sign up by Jan. 2 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 215-348-9915 with your name, address and phone number. The trees will be collected on Saturday, Jan. 5. The township also will accept trees dropped off at the New Britain Road entrance to central park. The drop-off dates will run from Dec. 26 to Jan. 15.