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MULLANE: Gerrymandering and the 'Greenwood Gash'

Former Bucks County Republican Congressman Jim Greenwood never fails to amuse. Last week, he was doing his classic so-above-it-all shtick, explaining to an audience in Doylestown Borough why the country is so "polarized," right and left. It's gerrymandering, he said, that once-a-decade, American-as-


"Life, Animated" author to speak at Penn Foundation fundraiser

When Ron and Cornelia Suskind's son, Owen, was 19, he told them the world does not see him as he is. "I'm an unpolished gem, a diamond in the rough," he explained. If that sounds familiar, it's because it's a quote from the Disney film "Aladdin." Owen, now 26, was diagnosed with regressive autism ju


Hidden dangers of social media

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism t


As fall begins, looking back at the season's longest goodbyes

Presumably, the freshmen some of you recently sent off to college are settled now. Adjusted to this new chapter. But dare I ask - are you? Of all the parenting experiences I've had in my long, daunting tenure as a mother of three, one of the most difficult rites of passage was sending a first daught


Online bullying and sexting growing more prevalent even among younger kids

A teen wants a nude or risque picture from a young friend or even an acquaintance. So he or she asks - and the photo is sent electronically. Then it's shared again and again and again in a scenario local law enforcement and school authorities say is growing alarmingly common. Last year, one nude sel


What could the state's environmental fund budget battle mean for Bucks?

They call them "hard numbers" for a reason. They're verifiable, immutable, and theoretically, not subject to debate. But there's little agreement about what the hard numbers are between Bucks and Montgomery County's Republican state representatives, as lawmakers in Harrisburg wrangle with potentiall


New design will be tangible change for newspaper

Last week, I wrote about our newsroom working toward a new normal under new owners. And in the coming weeks, readers will start to see more tangible examples of those efforts. Our staff has spent this week training for the change to our new publishing system. For some staff, it will be an easy trans


The case for diversity education

I didn't know whether to laugh or to cry when reading J. D. Mullane's Sept. 19 column. In arguing against teaching about diversity and the history of white supremacy, Mullane makes the argument for why such education is needed. According to the US Census Bureau, in 2015, about 61 percent of American


Make America great again: It's the Congress, stupid

The American economy is improving. Growth, as measured by GDP is up dramatically and unemployment is down; importantly, not as measured by the historically misleading "Unemployment" statistics, but the more accurate "Labor Participation Rate." The stock market is on a roll, but don't break out the c


Hometown Heroes memorialized at Freedom Square

The idea for a special area in Doylestown Borough to remember the ultimate sacrifice made by Bucks County men and women fighting the global war on terror first took shape in 2009, but it was not until Saturday that Freedom Square truly felt complete. Under a blistering September sun, friends and fam


Programs pair students with seniors

I just love it when I learn about an experiment that has turned out to be a win-win for everyone involved. Don't you? Back in 1982, the Housing Opportunities & Maintenance for the Elderly organization in Chicago, or H.O.M.E., started as an experiment in innovative housing options for low-income seni


Your changing body and sleep patterns

Parents often monitor their kids' sleeping patterns as a way to ensure they're getting a quality night of zzz's. But who monitors our sleeping routines once we're older? How are we supposed to know whether we're getting enough sleep or how to prepare for if we need more? According to the National Sl


Avoiding scams takes due diligence, awareness

Ah, remember the good old days when scams were perpetrated in person and you didn't have to fear answering your telephone, replying to an email or trying to fix an alleged computer problem? This high-tech world we now live in has opened the door to the unscrupulous. The anonymity of the modern day s


A new Inner Harbor luxury hotel, the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore, shines with history's luster

Two minutes into my stay at the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore, I'm whispering a secret password to the bartender. "Here's your history," he says, splashing a healthy dollop of whiskey into my glass of ginger-infused fruit juice. Okay, okay, I admit the free cocktail is simply restitution for my room not


Morrisville tripped up 45-0 after long road trip to Maryland

PERRYVILLE, Md. - Even if they had never heard of Perryville before, the Morrisville Bulldogs found out that it has a pretty good football team on Friday night. Perryville thumped Morrisville 45-0 in a nonleague football game. Perryville scored touchdowns on all five of its first-half possessions.


Video: Upper Moreland holds off rival Hatboro-Horsham by one point in thriller

Bucks County Courier Times reporters, photographers and videographers are trained to shoot video footage at Bucks County news events and Lower Bucks County news interviews. Video coverage also includes, Bucks County crime and court videos, Bucks County municipal meeting videos, high school sports h


Drawing by Madison B., 8, Lambertville

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Fire destroys Tullytown packaging business

Paper and cardboard fueled a fire that burned for hours at a Tullytown business Saturday as first responders fought to get it under control. Firefighters from companies in Lower Bucks County and Burlington County responded to the three-alarm blaze at a commercial packaging company on the 700 block o


Smoky voiced Kathleen Turner brings her song stylings to Philadelphia

"It sings," Kathleen Turner says while bursting into a belly laugh. The "it," the iconic actress is referring to, is her dark, smoky voice. Turner will belt out classic songs, such as "Since I Fell For You" and "On the Street Where You Live" and deliver anecdotes during the aptly titled cabaret show


Community Yard Sale - The Ivins Outreach Center

GREAT LOCATION! COME TO SHOP AND SELL! Morrisville Presbyterian Church parking lot located directly on West Trenton Avenue adjacent to The Ivins Outreach Center. ~ Crafters and other Vendors needed. ~ 10 foot spaces available for $25 each. ~ Bring your own table or rent one for an additional $5 (lim

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