GOP, Dem reps discuss goals of Problem Solvers Caucus

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, members of Congress highlight bipartisanship at Problem Solvers Conference. By Tom Waring U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-8th dist.) joined a panel of members of Congress as part of the No Labels Problem Solvers Conference to discuss the goals of the Problem Solvers Caucus and the role of bipartisanship in crafting legislation…

Local melodies

The Bucks County Music Educators Association’s annual music festival will take place next week at Bensalem High School.   By Jillian Santacroce Students across the county in seventh through 12th grade have been preparing for the Bucks County Music Educators Association’s annual music festival since the November 2016 and January 2017 blind auditions. This year’s…

Neshaminy School District teachers receive honors

By Timothy Reilly At the Feb. 28 meeting of the Neshaminy School Board, the Neshaminy School District was presented with the Lockhart Award for Excellence in Literacy Education. The award was bestowed by Reading Horizons. Tyson Smith, president of Reading Horizons, was on hand for the presentation. “The fact that I’m here means that there…

Bensalem Council opposes proposed Royal Farms site

By Timothy Reilly In the past year, Royal Farms has made a bold push to establish itself in the Delaware Valley. The convenience store and gas station chain, which originated in Baltimore, has sought to encroach on terrain long held by Wawa. If the Bensalem Township Council has its way, Royal Farms’ momentum in the…

Coming in from the cold

By Timothy Reilly “I had a nervous breakdown.” Brian Tanner appears incredibly uncomfortable as he recounts his story. Before the interview, Tanner had been assembling a bookshelf. He seemed completely in his element. Now, he gives off the impression that he would rather be anywhere else. Tanner looks every bit of his 52 years of…

From Fantasy to Reality

Two young adult fiction authors discuss their paths to literary success When Susan Dennard and Elise Kova arrive at the Neshaminy Mall on Wednesday, they’ll have taken decidedly different routes to get there. Both are authors with fantasy and young adult books that have been nationally recognized. Dennard’s Windwitch and Truthwitch novels claimed spots on…

Brian Fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick joins Bipartisan Heroin Task Force

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-8th dist.) has joined both the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force and the Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus. A former drug crime federal prosecutor and certified emergency medical technician, Fitzpatrick has made combatting drug and opioid abuse and addiction a priority in his first term. “The epidemic of opioid addiction and…