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Past articles by Bob:

Perkasie requesting variance for borough sign

PERKASIE — Being able to make the rules doesn’t put the municipality above those rules, borough officials said at Perkasie Borough Council’s Sept. 6 meeting. “We make ourselves fo… → Read More

Forum invites legislative candidates to discuss issues affecting children

FRANCONIA — Candidates in three local state legislative races are being asked their views on topics including jobs, the economy and child care at an event being held at a local early childhood lear… → Read More

New Franconia police pay agreement aims to help hire experienced officers

FRANCONIA — As the township prepares to hire two new police officers, a new agreement with the officers collective bargaining unit will help, officials say. “What this does is this will help … → Read More

EPA cleanup slated in Lower Salford

LOWER SALFORD — Work to contain contaminated soil at a Lower Salford Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site is scheduled to start in June of 2024 and take about eight months to complete. EP… → Read More

Home-grown flower business blooms in Harleysville

HARLEYSVILLE — Things have been busy since Alanna Scholl opened Wavy Roo Florals in mid-August, delivering bouquets and arrangements made from flowers grown in her back yard to customers within a 1… → Read More

Pennridge staffed for start of school year

EAST ROCKHILL — As school districts prepare for the start of a new year of classes, there have been reports that some are facing a teacher shortage. “Pennridge is not in that situation,&#8221… → Read More

Under the Stars car show shines in Perkasie

PERKASIE — This was the first year Hilltown resident Steve Kendra came to the Under the Stars car show in Perkasie. He wasn’t just there as a spectator, though. He also had one of the vehicle… → Read More

West Rockhill gets first look at proposed Wawa

WEST ROCKHILL — There are still a lot of issues that would have to be worked out before a proposed Wawa at Meetinghouse and State roads could proceed, township and development representatives agree… → Read More

School Lane returns to one-way to accommodate E.M. Crouthamel Elementary dropoffs

SOUDERTON — As a new school year begins, School Lane returns to one-way at E. Merton Crouthamel Elementary School on school days. Discussion of the one-way, with EMC Principal Tamara Callahan prese… → Read More

Debate continues over proposed Pennridge policies banning ‘advocacy’

EAST ROCKHILL — Proposed changes to Pennridge School District’s Advocacy Activities policy are not to restrict debate over hot button topics, but when those discussions are held, it should be… → Read More

Souderton Area School District website updated

FRANCONIA — has a new look and feel. “We want visitors to identify with Souderton, what is our mission, what are we about,” Brigitte Bagocius, web development specialist… → Read More

Petition filed to change way Pennridge School Board members elected

DOYLESTOWN — Pennridge Citizens for Direct Representation filed a petition Aug. 5 with Bucks County Court of Common Pleas asking that Pennridge School Board members be elected from three regions in… → Read More

Almac expansion highlighted in visit by DCED Acting Secretary Neil Weaver

An expansion at the company’s Lower Salford Township location will create at least 355 new Montgomery County jobs and retain 1,434 existing jobs. → Read More

STEM academy sponsored by Rotary clubs trains for science and engineering

FRANCONIA — Indian Crest Middle School student Derek Toro Paz always knew he wanted to be an engineer like his uncle. After being one of the 41 students in the first Rotary District 7430 Science Te… → Read More

250K free meals served; need continues to grow

SOUDERTON — When Emmanuel Lutheran Church started “handing up” its free meals, it was to help provide for people in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. A quarter million meals and … → Read More

Lower Salford switching to LED streetlights

LOWER SALFORD — Lower Salford’s streetlights are going LED. Along with lowering the cost, the LED lights are better performing and the amount of light can be adjusted, Mike Fuller, president … → Read More

Pennridge board president says proposed new library book policy to make sure student materials are age-appropriate

EAST ROCKHILL — A proposed new policy regarding library books and other resource materials in district schools isn’t about banning books, two board members said at the onset of the Aug. 1 Pen… → Read More

Herbicides, weeds discussed in Souderton

SOUDERTON — Yards may be drying, but the weeds along the curbs in Souderton are thriving. During most recent years, the borough did curbside spraying, but concerns have been raised in Souderton and… → Read More

Souderton Area For All recipient of state grant

SOUDERTON — Presentation of a $1,500 state grant to Souderton Area For All was made July 21 by state Rep. Steve Malagari, D-53rd Dist., at his Souderton office. Malagari said it’s important f… → Read More

Souderton Mennonite Homes expansion plan OK’d

FRANCONIA — Plans to add onto Living Branches Souderton Mennonite Homes took another step with the July 18 conditional final approval by Franconia Township Board of Supervisors. “Essentially,… → Read More