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Posted on: February 23, 2024

Solar Panels Planned for Lower Bucks Government Center Campus

Rendering of the soon to be Lower Bucks Government Services Center

In the not-too-distant future, your clean energy in Lower Bucks may be generated on County property. 

The Bucks County Commissioners this week approved a contract for the engineering design of a solar panel array at the County’s campus i...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2024

Special Election in 140th Continues Despite Snowstorm

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Despite the winter weather, polls opened at 7 a.m. for the Special Election in the 140th Legislative District. 

Voters in the district, which includes 33 voting precincts across Morrisville Borough, Tullytown Borough, Falls Township and some of Mi...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Commissioners Approve Emergency Declaration, Contracts Related to Cyber Attack

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The Bucks County Board of Commissioners today approved a slate of resolutions related to last month’s cybersecurity incident that targeted the Department of Emergency Communications’ computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system.

Passed during t...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2024

Bucks DOC Reports Inmate Death

The Bucks County Department of Corrections reports the death of an inmate earlier this month. 

The inmate, a male in his mid-80s, was pronounced dead Jan. 20 at Doylestown Hospital. He had been hospitalized for a week. 

The man’s death is ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2024

Bucks County 911 CAD System Back Online After Outage

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The Bucks County Department of Emergency Communications has restored core functionality of its computer-aided dispatch (CAD) systems following a nine-day outage.

Staff brought the CAD system back online Tuesday afternoon, allowing emergency telecommunicato...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2024

Bucks County 911 Services Remain Operational as Progress Made Towards Restoring the Dispatch System

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All 911 phone and radio systems remain operational as the County makes progress toward restoring the computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system. The County of Bucks?continues to?investigate the cybersecurity incident?causing an extended outage of?the Emergency ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2024

Bucks County 911 Services Remain Operational Amid Cyber Incident

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The County of Bucks continues to investigate a cybersecurity incident causing an extended outage of the Emergency Communications’ Department’s computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system. 

The incid...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Bucks County Courts Closed Jan. 19, County Govt Offices Open

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The Bucks County Justice Center and all Bucks County courts will be closed Friday, Jan. 19, 2024. All scheduled court proceedings, including those scheduled at any Bucks County Magisterial District Court, are postponed. Jurors should not report to the Jus...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2024

‘Code Blue’ Extended through Jan. 23

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The County of Bucks has extended its “Code Blue” declaration through Tuesday, Jan. 23, as forecasts call for continued cold and severe weather.

Shelters in Upper, Central and Lower Bucks are set to open by 8:30 p.m. nightly through Tues...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2024

Bucks Controller Announces Return of Unclaimed Funds to Rightful Owners

Pamela A. Van Blunk, Controller

Pamela Van Blunk, Bucks County Controller, is pleased to announce that, since the inception of the Bucks County Controller’s Unclaimed Funds program, the Controller has returned over $427,330 to the rightful owners. 

In Bucks County, the Controlle...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2024

Bucks County Court Proceedings Cancelled Jan. 16, Jurors Not to Report

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Bucks County Court Offices will operate today, Jan. 16, 2024, on a two-hour delay. All scheduled court proceedings for the day have been cancelled, including those in Magisterial District Court. Jurors should not report today.

All other County Government o...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2024

Bucks Declares ‘Code Blue’ through Jan. 21

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A Code Blue declaration will be in effect for Bucks County into next week in response to a forecasted stretch of extreme cold.

Shelters in Upper, Central and Lower Bucks are set to open by 8:30 p.m. Sunday and will remain in operation nightly through Jan. ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2024

County EOC Stands Down as Storm Clears

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The Bucks County Emergency Management Agency deactivated the county’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 7 a.m. Wednesday as stormy conditions cleared out of the region.

Emergency operations staff was continuing to monitor water levels especial...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2024

Bucks County to Activate EOC in Response to Severe Weather

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The Bucks County Emergency Management Agency will activate the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 7 p.m. Tuesday in response to the severe weather affecting the region.

The storm is expected to dump several inches of rain and bring strong winds to the ar...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2024

Board of Commissioners Reorganizes for Second Term

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The Bucks County Board of Commissioners reorganized today, returning the gavel to Commissioner Diane Ellis-Marseglia to begin the board’s second term.

In addition to Marseglia’s appointment by her fellow commissioners as board chair, th...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2023

2023 Wrap-Up: “Great to be with you again”

The Commissioners at a public meeting.

In 2023, the Bucks County Government broke ground on three huge projects, expanded existing programs and kickstarted new initiatives. 

In this episode of Bucks County Conversations, Commissioners Bob Harvie, Diane Ellis-Marseglia and Gene DiGirola...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2023

UPDATE - Phone Systems Restored at Bucks County 911

UPDATE  - As of about 12:15 p.m., the issue affecting Bucks County 911's phone systems has been resolved and service is restored.

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The Bucks County 911 Center this morning is experiencing technical issues as of about 10 a.m. that are aff...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2023

Commissioners Approve 2024 Operating Budget

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The Bucks County Commissioners today approved the County’s $486.8 million Operating Budget for 2024, including a slight tax increase that wipes out the County’s long-running structural deficit.   

The budget, which pas...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2023

BCCF Inmate Death Under Investigation

The death of an inmate at the Bucks County Correctional Facility is under investigation. 

The inmate, a male in his mid-40s, was found unresponsive in his cell early Monday. Responding Corrections staff attempted lifesaving measures. 

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2023

Bucks Lights ‘Blue Light’ Holiday Wreath to Honor Fallen Officers

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Joined today by law enforcement officials from throughout Bucks County, the county’s Board of Commissioners lit the Project Blue Light wreath for the 2023 holiday season.  

The wreath will remain lit through the holidays in honor of 16 law enforce...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2023

Law Department Receives Certification for Inclusive Hiring Practices

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The Bucks County Law Department last week achieved Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Certification – the first county law department in the country to do so – an official acknowledgment of its efforts to promote diversity of background and thought among its ranks...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2023

Board of Elections Votes to Accept Undated, Misdated Ballots

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The Bucks County Board of Elections voted today during a public meeting to reverse a previous decision and accept undated and incorrectly dated mail-in and absentee ballots cast in the Nov. 7 election.

Following the vote, Board of Elections staff opened an...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2023

Bucks County Releases Preliminary 2024 Operating Budget

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Bucks County today released its preliminary 2024 operating budget of $483.5 million, a 5.5 percent increase from 2023. 

The proposal includes provisions for all county departments, as well as the County’s courts system and elected row offices. &am...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2023

BCCF Inmate Death Under Investigation

The death of an inmate at the Bucks County Correctional Facility is under investigation.

The inmate, a male in his 30s, was pronounced dead Monday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He was transported from the county jail Sunday follo...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2023

Human Services Co-Responders: “We want to change the world”

Bucks County Conversations Episode 17 Cover of Co-Responders at a Commissioners' meeting

In Bucks County, Co-Responders assist officers in 18 police departments as of 2023. Co-responders are social service professionals who work collaboratively with police to divert people in need of social services away from the criminal justice system. The ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2023

New Hope Bridge Reopens Named for Fallen Bucks Marine

Staff Sgt. Karol Raymond Bauer

Bucks County Bridge #36 along Stockton Avenue in New Hope reopened today rededicated to the memory of Staff Sgt. Karol Raymond Bauer. 

The 28-year-old Marine was killed April 30, 1967, while leading a platoon at Khe Sanh in Vietnam’s Quang Tri Pro...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2023

REMINDER: Oct. 31 is the Last Day to Apply for a Mail-in Ballot

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The Bucks County Board of Elections reminds voters that Tuesday, Oct. 31, is the last day to apply for a mail-in or absentee ballot ahead of this year’s municipal election.

Voters may request a mail-in or absentee ballot online or in-person at the Bucks Co...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2023

Bucks County Officially Reopens Emergency Operations Center

ucks County Commissioners, Director of Emergency Services Audrey Kenny, Project and Diversity Office

The Bucks County Commissioners joined today with county Emergency Services officials to announce the completion of renovations to the county’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC). 

With its new improvements, the EOC now boasts expanded mee...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2023

Bucks County Joins Regional Sustainable Energy Partnership

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PARTNERSHIP of Southeast PA

The County of Bucks this week joined with its neighbors to create the Sustainable Energy Partnership of Southeast Pennsylvania, establishing a wholesale purchasing agreement that will curtail the costs of electricity used in county government operations.&...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2023

Joint Statement by the Bucks County Commissioners

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We stand in solidarity with the people of Israel. Our hearts break for the innocent victims, including babies and children, who were brutally murdered by cowardly Hamas terrorists in acts of pure evil. The harrowing images and reports we’ve seen...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2023

Commissioners Approve Real Estate Tax Break for Fire, EMS Volunteers

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The Bucks County Commissioners on Wednesday approved by unanimous vote a tax rebate program that rewards the enormous contributions volunteer members of fire companies and nonprofit emergency medical services agencies make to their communities. 

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2023

Bucks County Breaks Ground on Updated Lower Bucks Government Services Center

Rendering of the soon to be Lower Bucks Government Services Center

The Bucks County Commissioners broke ground today at the future site of the updated Lower Bucks Government Services Center, announcing the impending start of construction on a project that will greatly improve public access to county government. ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Buckingham Bridge Dedicated to Bucks Soldier Killed in Vietnam

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Bucks County Bridge #161 in Buckingham Township reopened today as the Private First Class Allan George Griffin Memorial Bridge. 

Griffin was killed Feb. 22, 1967, when he was accidentally struck by friendly fire. The 23-year-old had been in Vietna...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2023

BCDH to Spray Adult Mosquitoes in Middletown Township

The Bucks County Department of Health (BCDH) West Nile Virus Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation Thursday, Sept. 14, to reduce high populations of nuisance mosquitoes and mosquitoes capable of transmi...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2023

Bucks County Issues Excessive Heat Warning

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An Excessive Heat Warning will be in effect in Bucks County from 10 a.m. through Thursday.

With temperatures forecast in the 90s and heat indexes expected to approach or exceed 100 degrees, cooling centers in Upper, Central and Lower Bucks will be open Tue...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2023

BCDH to Spray Adult Mosquitoes in Falls and Bristol Townships

The Bucks County Department of Health (BCDH) West Nile Virus Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation Wednesday, Sept. 6, to reduce high populations of nuisance mosquitoes and mosquitoes capable of transmi...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2023

Commissioners Approve $1.8M in Opioid Settlement Fund Allocations

The Bucks County Commissioners last week allocated $1.8 million in Opioid Settlement Funds toward efforts to remediate the opioid epidemic.

Passed in unanimous votes during the Commissioners’ Aug. 16 public meeting, the approved resolutions inclu...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2023

Bucks County Renames Yardley Bridge for Army Pilot Killed in Vietnam

William Warren Breece

Bucks County Bridge #313 in Yardley reopened today as the Warrant Officer William Warren Breece, Jr. Memorial Bridge. 

Breece, of Morrisville, was killed in action Dec. 5, 1968, while serving as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot in Vietnam.  

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2023

BCDH to Spray Adult Mosquitoes in Quakertown Borough, Richland and Warminster Townships

The Bucks County Department of Health (BCDH) West Nile Virus Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation Tuesday, Aug. 22, to reduce high populations of nuisance mosquitoes and mosquitoes capable of transmitt...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2023

Area Agency on Aging to Host Listening Sessions for PA Aging Plan

The Bucks County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) will host listening sessions for the PA Department of Aging’s development of the Master Plan for Older Adults – a 10-year, state-led and stakeholder-driven strategic plan designed to help tra...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2023

BCDH to Spray Mosquitoes in Perkasie Borough, Doylestown, East Rockhill and Warrington Townships

The Bucks County Department of Health (BCDH) West Nile Virus Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation Wednesday, Aug. 16, to reduce high populations of nuisance mosquitoes and mosquitoes capable of transmi...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2023

BCDH to Spray Adult Mosquitoes in Warminster Township

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The Bucks County Department of Health (BCDH) West Nile Virus Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation Tuesday, Aug. 15, to reduce high populations of nuisance mosquitoes and mosquitoes capable of transmitt...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2023

BCDH to Spray Adult Mosquitoes in Newtown, Northampton and Wrightstown Townships

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The Bucks County Department of Health (BCDH) West Nile Virus Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation Monday, Aug. 14, to reduce high populations of nuisance mosquitoes and mosquitoes capable of transmitti...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2023

BCDH to Spray Adult Mosquitoes in Middletown Township

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The Bucks County Department of Health (BCDH) West Nile Virus Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation on Friday, Aug. 11, to reduce high populations of nuisance mosquitoes and mosquitoes capable of transmi...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2023

L.O.V.E. Is The Answer: “It’s not a moment, it’s a movement”

Bucks County officials, police and A.J. Ali gathered around Bristol Township's L.O.V.E. mural

Bucks County officials, police officers and community members have been painting murals with a specific purpose for the past couple of years. 

The purpose is L.O.V.E. Is The Answer, a movement started by A.J. Ali whose goal is to improve community...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2023

BCDH to Spray Adult Mosquitoes in Bristol Township

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The Bucks County Department of Health (BCDH) West Nile Virus Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation Wednesday, Aug. 2, to reduce high populations of nuisance mosquitoes and mosquitoes capable of transmit...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2023

BCDH to Spray Adult Mosquitoes in Bristol and Falls Townships

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The Bucks County Department of Health (BCDH) West Nile Virus Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation Monday, July 31, to reduce high populations of nuisance mosquitoes and mosquitoes capable of transmitti...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2023

Bucks County Issues Excessive Heat Warning

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An Excessive Heat Warning will be in effect in Bucks County from 10 a.m. through Saturday.

With temperatures forecast into the 90s and heat indexes expected to exceed 100 degrees, cooling centers in Upper, Central and Lower Bucks will be open Thursday, Fri...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2023

County Breaks Ground at Mental Health Diversion Center Site

The Bucks County Commissioners break ground at the new Mental Health Diversion Center Site

The Bucks County Commissioners broke ground today at the future site of the county’s Diversion, Assessment, Restoration and Treatment Center in Doylestown Township. 

In planning since 2016, the facility on the grounds of the Bucks County Correctio...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2023

Commissioners Declare Emergency Disaster in Response to Severe Flooding over the Weekend

Commissioners, Gov. and other officials survey flood damage

Today, Bucks County Commissioners Bob Harvie, Diane Ellis-Marseglia and Gene DiGirolamo have unanimously signed a Declaration of Disaster Emergency in response to the severe flooding over the weekend. The declaration will be off...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2023

Fire Damages Clubhouse at Oxford Valley Golf Course

Oxford Valley Golf Course's clubhouse damage after electrical fire broke out on June 11.

A suspected electrical fire on Tuesday damaged the clubhouse at the County-owned Oxford Valley Golf Course in Falls Township.

Employees inside the clubhouse called 911 after they smelled and saw smoke outside the building.

Fire crews were dispatched to the ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2023

Bucks County Co-Responder Now Aiding Police in 3 Central Bucks Departments

Police officers, Bucks County Human Services officials and the new co-responder pose for a picture.

Bucks County’s newest Human Services Co-Responder is now working out of three police departments in Central Bucks County, helping to connect in-need residents with social services and divert them away from the criminal justice system. 

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2023

BCDH to Spray for Adult Mosquitos in Warrington Township

The Bucks County Department of Health (BCDH) West Nile Virus Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of nuisance mosquitoes and mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile Viru...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2023

Commissioners Approve $16M in Funding for Mental Health Diversion Center

The Bucks County Commissioners today approved $16 million for construction of the county’s long-awaited mental health diversion center.

Set to occupy the former site of the Bucks County Women’s Community Corrections Center in Doylestown Township, the Diver...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2023

Bucks County Welcomes New Director of Veterans Affairs

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The County of Bucks this spring welcomed a new director to the county’s Department of Veterans Affairs. 

A current U.S. Navy reservist, Matthew Allen joined the department in April after four years of active-duty Navy service and nearly ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Health Department Encourages Awareness of Rabies Protection

Bucks County Department of Health logo with BCDH

With spring once again at our doorsteps, so comes the desire to soak up warm air and sun. 

However, increased time outdoors also poses potential risks for interaction with wild animals.

So far in 2023 there have been no reported cases of rabies in ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Bucks WED Awarded $1.3M to Help Job Seekers Obtain Degrees

The Bucks County Department of Workforce and Economic Development (WED) has been awarded $1,333,268 from the Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Near Completer Grant.

Bucks County job seekers close to graduating with a postsecondary degree or cert...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2023

Commissioner DiGirolamo Receives Award During Prevention Week

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The Commonwealth Prevention Alliance (CPA) this week honored Commissioner Gene DiGirolamo with its “Embodies Amazing” award for his work in substance abuse prevention. 

DiGirolamo received the award Thursday during a CPA event ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2023

Bridge Rededicated for Upper Bucks Soldier Killed in Vietnam War

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Bucks County Bridge #183 in Upper Bucks has reopened as the 2nd Lt. William James Erkes Jr., U.S. Army Memorial Bridge. 

Erkes, of Upper Black Eddy, was killed in action Jan. 7, 1970, while serving in the Vietnam War. He was 20 years old. &nbs...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2023

Ballot Drop Boxes Opening for Primary Election in Bucks County

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Mail-in and absentee ballots have been sent, and Bucks County’s Official Ballot Drop Boxes are set to start opening next week.

Drop boxes at county government buildings in Upper, Central and Lower Bucks will be open during regular county business...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2023

Co-Responders Join Police in Upper Bucks

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Police in Upper Bucks recently welcomed two new Bucks County Human Services Co-Responders to their departments, bringing the successful pairing of social workers and police officers to several communities in the county’s northern reaches. &n...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2023

Bucks County BOE Urges Awareness of Illegitimate Election Mail

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As election season nears, the Bucks County Board of Elections Office urges voters to be aware of unsolicited, unnecessary and sometimes illegitimate election-related correspondence targeting voters that is sent by groups and individuals not associated wit...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2023

New Envelopes Aim to Cut Down on Rejected Ballots

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New for the 2023 primary, changes to mail-in and absentee ballot envelopes will make it easier for Bucks County voters and Board of Elections staff to spot “naked” ballots before Election Day.

The changes include a small hole punched through the bottom cor...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2023

PIT Count Finds 27 Percent Drop in Homelessness

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Preliminary results from the 2023 Point in Time (PIT) count showed a 27 percent decrease in homelessness from last year.  

This year’s count on Jan. 24 found 313 people sleeping in emergency shelters, residing in transitional housing or ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2023

Controller Announces Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Pamela Van Blunk, Bucks County Controller, is pleased to announce that the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada recently awarded Bucks County with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2023

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Returns April 1 Rain or Shine

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Bucks County’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program returns this weekend with its first collection event of 2023.

The collection runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Newtown Campus of Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2023

Bucks County Drinking Water Safe After Lower Bucks Spill

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Days after a chemical release into the Delaware River from a Trinseo Altuglas plant in Bristol Township, drinking water in Bucks County remains uncontaminated by the spill.

River water samples collected Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Environmental Prote...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2023

Bucks County Drinking Water Remains Uncontaminated by Spill

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Water samples collected Monday from the Delaware River once again found no contaminants from the weekend’s chemical spill at a Trinseo facility in Bristol Township. 

The County received the positive water quality reports Tuesday morning from the s...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2023

Bucks County Continues to Monitor Chemical Spill Response

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The County of Bucks continues to monitor the response to the chemical spill in Bristol Township.

County EMA remains on scene and in close contact with state, federal and local partners, as well as the water providers in the affected area.

There continues to...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2023

Bucks County Monitoring Chemical Spill

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Late Friday evening, a leak at Trinseo Altuglas chemical facility in Bristol Township spilled between 8,100 and 12,000 gallons of hazardous materials into the Delaware River. Bucks County officials have been closely monitoring the situation and h...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2023

Retirement Board Votes to Join Class Action Against Norfolk Southern

The Bucks County Employees Retirement System has filled a federal class action suit against Norfolk Southern for securities fraud stemming from misrepresentations the company made to investors, including the County Retirement Board, about its safety pract...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2023

Bucks WED Awarded $367K to Expand Local Apprenticeships

The Bucks County Department of Workforce and Economic Development (WED), in partnership with MontcoWorks, has been awarded $366,664 from the state Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Apprenticeship Building America & Pennsylvania program.

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Ep. 15: Repurposing a Historic Home: "Stories that need to be told"

A picture from the African American Museum of Bucks county groundbreaking at Boone Farm.

The African American Museum of Bucks County (AAMBC) is bringing a new purpose to Boone Farm, a centuries-old property located in Langhorne, Bucks County. 

The soon-to-be permanent home of the AAMBC is intertwined in history, once a beacon to Afric...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2023

County Renames Lower Bucks Bridge for Fallen Levittown Marine

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The Bucks County-owned bridge over Mill Creek in Middletown Township has been rededicated in memory of a Levittown Marine who died while serving his country in the Vietnam War. 

Previously County Bridge #15, the Cpl. David John Ortals, USMC Memori...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Bucks County Sues Social Media Giants for Fueling Youth Mental Health Crisis

Commissioner Bob Harvie at the podium with other Commissioners, Bucks County DA and attorney at side

The Bucks County Commissioners and District Attorney have filed a joint suit against several leading social media companies seeking to hold the corporations – and the tech giants behind them – accountable for the harm their platforms have inflicted on the...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2023

BCCF Inmate Death Under Investigation

The death of an inmate at the Bucks County Correctional Facility is under investigation.

The inmate, a female in her late 40s, was pronounced dead Wednesday at Doylestown Health.

Bucks County Detectives and the Department of Corrections Investigations Unit ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2023

Bucks Declares ‘Code Blue’ through Weekend

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A Code Blue declaration will be in effect for Bucks County through Sunday morning as severe cold sets in for the weekend.

Shelters in Upper, Central and Lower Bucks are set to open at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The following shelters have been activated:

Upper Buck...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2023

Bucks County Conversations, Ep. 14: Reentry Coalition: “Good reentry is good for everyone”

A podcast cover with Michael Harrison, chair of the reentry coalition at a reentry simulation

Throughout the U.S., approximately 95 percent of incarcerated individuals will inevitably return to their communities, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, but a person's successful reentry is not as sure to happen. The Bucks County Ree...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2023

County Overhauls Park Rules in New Ordinance

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Tobacco, e-bikes and hoverboards are among the items subject to updated regulations under a new ordinance overhauling rules in Bucks County-owned public parks. 

Enacted Jan. 18 by a unanimous vote of the county Board of Commissioners, Ordinance No...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Board of Elections Set to Mail 137K Ballot Applications

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Bucks County voters on the permanent mail-in list should soon receive a vote-by-mail application for 2023 elections.

The Bucks County Board of Elections in the coming weeks will mail about 137,000 applications to registered voters who requested on a previo...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2023

BCCF Inmate Death Under Investigation

The death of an inmate at the Bucks County Correctional Facility is under investigation.

The inmate, a male in his 30s, was pronounced dead Monday by medical personnel at the jail.

Bucks County Detectives and the Department of Corrections Investigations Uni...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2023

Bucks County Receives $2.5M in Grants for Newtown Rail Trail

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State and federal grants totaling $2.5 million will help fund the second phase of construction of the Newtown Rail Trail as it stretches into Northampton Township. 

The Bucks County Commissioners approved receipt of the grants – one from...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2022

Bucks County Conversations, Ep. 13: 2022 Year-End: “Good to be with you”

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The Bucks County Commissioners and county residents will ring in the new year with a balanced 2023 budget with no tax increase. But before the new year begins, the Commissioners look back at some accomplishments of 2022, as well as ongoing projects and in...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2022

Bucks County Issues ‘Code Blue’ Declaration for Holiday Weekend

A Code Blue declaration will be in effect for Bucks County through Wednesday morning as rain and extreme cold approach for the holiday weekend.

Shelters in Upper, Central and Lower Bucks are set to open at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

The following shelters have been ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2022

Commissioners Approve Balanced Budget with No New Taxes for 2023

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The Bucks County Commissioners this week approved the county’s $458 million operating budget for 2023. 

Passed during Wednesday's public meeting of the Board of Commissioners by a set of unanimous roll call votes, the budget bal...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2022

Opioid Advisory Committee Unveils ‘Roadmap’ for Settlement Funds

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Commissioner Chair Bob Harvie’s Opioid Advisory Committee (OAC) has announced its 18-month “roadmap” for the allocation of funds Bucks County was awarded in a lawsuit against several opioid giants.

Speaking at a Commissioners’ Meeting in early December, OA...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2022

Commissioners Approve $5.5 Million for Bucks EMS Squads

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The Bucks County Board of Commissioners this week allocated $5.47 million in federal COVID-relief dollars to the county’s nonprofit emergency medical services providers.

Approved Wednesday by a unanimous vote of the Commissioners, the funds are i...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2022

Peace Officers, Security Commended for Lifesaving Response

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The County of Bucks today commended county security personnel for saving the life of a resident who experienced a medical emergency last month at a county facility.

Andy Warren, a former county commissioner who often attends Commissioners’ Meetin...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2022

County Displays ‘Blue Light’ Holiday Wreath in Honor of Fallen Officers

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The Bucks County Commissioners today joined with representatives of law enforcement to officially light the Project Blue Light wreath for the 2022 holiday season.

Displayed from the third floor of the rotunda in the Administration Building, the wreath will...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Bucks County Conversations, Ep. 12: Emergency Management Agency: “No two days are the same”

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There are several departments within the Bucks County Government that recommend its staff work well under pressure. Then there’s the departments that require it - and they fall under the Bucks County Emergency Management Agency (EMA). Audrey Kenny, Direct...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2022

No Tax Increase Expected in Preliminary 2023 Operating Budget

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Bucks County today released its preliminary 2023 operating budget of $457.5 million, a 3.8 percent decrease from 2022. 

With additional anticipated revenue sources, including funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, the Board of Commissioners can ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Commissioners Break Ground at Site of African American Museum of Bucks County

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The Bucks County Commissioners today broke ground on the planned site of the African American Museum of Bucks County’s permanent location in Middletown Township.

Plans to convert the historic Boone Farm property into a functioning museum have bee...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2022

PBA Names County Solicitor Joe Khan Government Lawyer of the Year

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The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) last week presented Bucks County Solicitor Joe Khan with its 2022 Government Lawyer of the Year Award. 

Khan received the award Thursday during an event in Harrisburg in recognition of his work advocating on ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Commissioner DiGirolamo Receives ‘Spirit of Commonwealth’ Award

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Bucks County Commissioner Gene DiGirolamo last week accepted the “Spirit of the Commonwealth Award” from a statewide coalition of drug and alcohol treatment providers given for his many contributions to addiction treatment efforts.&...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2022

County Dedicates Bridge to Fallen Vietnam Soldier from Bucks

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A Bucks County-owned bridge in East Rockhill Township reopened with new meaning this week after the county Commissioners and township officials came together to name the span in memory of a Bucks resident killed during the Vietnam War. 

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Bucks County BOE Provides Update on Outstanding Ballots

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The Bucks County Board of Elections reported today that about 5,500 ballots remain outstanding from the Nov. 8 General Election.   

Board of Elections staff finished tallying about 85,000 mail-in/absentee ballots and more than 225,000 in-...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2022

Bucks County Conversations, Ep. 11: Board of Elections: "It's year-round"

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There are not many careers that get an “all eyes on you” moment. But for Board of Elections offices, that’s the way it goes. 

Bucks County has more than 470,000 registered voters. In this episode, we are going to talk...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2022

Mail-in Ballots on Their Way to Voters in Bucks County

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Mail-in and absentee ballots for November’s General Election began arriving this week in mailboxes across Bucks County. As of Thursday, more than 69,000 ballots already had been mailed to voters out of about 74,000 approved ballot applications.  ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2022

Court Tosses Coroner Suit Against Commissioners

A judge has completely thrown out a lawsuit brought by the Bucks County Coroner against all three Bucks County Commissioners, who oversee her funding.

“Today is the day I can finally report on the close of a case that wasted too much time, too mu...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2022

Bucks County Conversations, Ep. 10: The Bucks County Free Library System: "The Great Equalizer”

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Established in the late 1950s by a resolution of the Bucks County Commissioners, the Bucks County Free Library System (BCFL) provides residents with near limitless access to knowledge and educational resources -- and all at no charge to those who...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2022

Commissioner Harvie to Represent Bucks County at White House

Commissioner Harvie speaking at a press conference ahead of construction to the 911 Center.

Commissioner Chair Bob Harvie will head to Washington, D.C., Thursday to represent Bucks County during the White House’s “Communities in Action: Building a Better Pennsylvania” event.  

The event will highlight the Biden-Harris Administration’s im...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2022

Bucks County-run COVID Vaccine Clinics to Close

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After delivering more than 207,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines across the county over nearly two years, Bucks County’s government-run vaccine clinics will close at the end of the week. 

The clinic located in the Warwick Square shopping ce...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Fracking Ban Challenge

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The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals last week upheld a lower court ruling that dismissed a partisan legal challenge to the ban on fracking in the Delaware River Basin. 

Originally heard in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsy...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Bucks County Conversations, Ep. 9: Preserved Farms: "Frontlines of humility"

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If you’ve driven around Bucks County, you’ve probably seen a cornfield, horses, maybe some cows, chickens and well, farms. But did you know many of the county's farms operate on preserved land?  

In this episode of Bucks County Conversations, our ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2022

BCDH to Spray for Mosquitoes in Lower Makefield

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The Bucks County Department of Health (BCDH) West Nile Virus Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation Wednesday, Sept. 14, to reduce high populations of nuisance mosquitoes and mosquitoes capable of transm...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2022

BCDH to Spray for Mosquitoes in Bristol Borough, Bristol Township

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The Bucks County Department of Health (BCDH) West Nile Virus Mosquito Control Program on Thursday Sept. 8 will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of nuisance mosquitoes and mosquitoes capable of transmi...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Commissioners Release Statements Opposing BCWSA Sale

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The Bucks County Commissioners today released statements opposing the proposed sale of part of the Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority. Read the commissioners' full statements linked below.

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2022

Commissioners Receive Response to Sale Questions from BCWSA

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On Friday, August  26, the Bucks County Commissioners received a response from the Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority to their August 15 letter seeking information about the proposed sale of the authority’s sewer operations. ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2022

BCDH to Spray for Mosquitoes in Bristol Township and Tullytown Borough

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The Bucks County Department of Health (BCDH) West Nile Virus Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of nuisance mosquitoes and mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile Viru...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2022

BCDH to Spray for Mosquitoes in Newtown, Northampton, Warminster Townships

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The Bucks County Department of Health (BCDH) West Nile Virus Mosquito Control Program on Tuesday, Aug. 23, will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of nuisance mosquitoes and mosquitoes capable of transm...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2022

Commissioners Send Questions to BCWSA Amid Talk of Sale

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The Bucks County Commissioners today sent a letter to the Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority seeking information about the proposed sale of the authority’s sewer operations. 

Attached to the letter was a list of questions about the proposed sa...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2022

BCDH to Spray for Mosquitoes in Lower Bucks

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The Bucks County Department of Health (BCDH) West Nile Virus Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of nuisance mosquitoes and mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile Viru...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2022

BCDH to Spray for Mosquitoes in Bensalem, Middletown

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The Bucks County Department of Health (BCDH) West Nile Virus Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of nuisance mosquitoes and mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile Viru...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2022

Bucks Issues Excessive Heat Warning in Response to Extreme Heat

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An Excessive Heat Warning will be in effect in Bucks County from 10 a.m. through this evening.

With temperatures forecast well in the mid-90s and the heat index expected to exceed 100 degrees, cooling centers will be open Tuesday to seniors and people expe...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2022

BCDH to Spray for Mosquitoes in Warminster, Warrington

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The Bucks County Department of Health (BCDH) West Nile Virus Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation Thursday, Aug. 11, in Warminster and Warrington townships to reduce high populations of nuisance mosqui...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2022

New Moody’s Report Affirms Aaa Rating for Bucks County

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Moody’s Investors Service this week affirmed Bucks County’s Aaa bond credit rating in the latest sign of the county’s improved financial footing under the current administration.

Published Tuesday, the new report from Moody’s gave the county’s finances a “...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Bucks Issues Excessive Heat Warning for Thursday and Friday

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An Excessive Heat Warning will be in effect in Bucks County from 10 a.m. through Friday evening.

With temperatures forecast well into the 90s and heat indexes expected to exceed 100 degrees, cooling centers in Bucks County will be open Thursday and Friday ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Court Dismisses Meritless Claims Against Bucks by Ex-Official Scrutinized in Ethics Report

Bucks County has announced its success in a lawsuit from its former IT Chief, who was fired after the administration learned he had been insubordinate and dishonest about his role in awarding cybersecurity contracts to a consultant later sanctioned by the...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2022

BCDH to Spray for Mosquitoes in Lower Bucks

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The Bucks County Department of Health (BCDH) is scheduled to work in Lower Bucks this week to control the population of mosquitoes.

The BCDH West Nile Virus Mosquito Control Program on Wednesday, Aug. 3, will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito cont...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2022

Bucks Issues Excessive Heat Warning in Response to Extreme Heat

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An Excessive Heat Warning will be in effect from 10 a.m. through Thursday evening in Bucks County.

With temperatures forecast in the mid-90s and heat indexes expected to exceed 100 degrees, cooling centers will be open Wednesday and Thursday to seniors and...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2022

Board of Elections Office Receives Envelope Containing Suspicious Substance

The Bucks County Board of Elections Office this morning received an envelope bearing an expletive-laden message and containing a suspicious unknown substance. An investigation determined the substance was not hazardous, but did contain insect parts among ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2022

BCCF Inmate Death Under Investigation

The death of a Bucks County Correctional Facility inmate is under investigation.

The inmate, a 50 year old male, was pronounced dead Thursday morning at Doylestown Hospital.

Bucks County Detectives and the Department of Corrections Investigations Unit are i...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 3, 2022

BCCF Inmate Death Under Investigation

The death of an inmate at the Bucks County Correctional Facility is under investigation.

The inmate, a male in his late 30s, was pronounced dead Sunday at the jail by medical personnel.

Bucks County Detectives and the Department of Corrections Investigation...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Commissioners 'Break Ground' on $1.8M Expansion of EOC, 911 Facility

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The Bucks County Commissioners today joined county Emergency Management officials to break ground on a $1.8 million modernization project at the county’s Emergency Services building in Ivyland. 

Slated for completion next year, the enhancements wi...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Bucks Commissioners Adopt PA’s First County-Level Used Car ‘Lemon Law’

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Used car buyers in Bucks County will enjoy an added layer of protection starting next year under the county’s new “Lemon Law” ordinance – the first of its kind in Pennsylvania.

The Bucks County Commissioners on Wedne...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Farmers Market Vouchers Available at Senior Centers

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The Bucks County Area Agency on Aging (BCAAA) has once again partnered with the state Department of Agriculture to help stock seniors’ pantries with fresh, locally grown produce. 

Through the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP), eligib...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2022

BCCF Inmate Death Under Investigation

The death of an inmate at the Bucks County Correctional Facility is under investigation.

The inmate, a male in his 30s, was pronounced dead Tuesday by medical personnel at the jail.

Bucks County Detectives and the Department of Corrections Investigations Un...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Bucks County Conversations, Ep. 8: Veterans Affairs: “We’re very proud of our memorial park”

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The Bucks County Administration Building’s courtyard is filled with memorials dedicated to the fallen heroes of nearly every American war. In this episode of Bucks County Conversations, we chat with Tim Wynn, the Director of Bucks County Veterans...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Board of Elections Accepts Most Outstanding Ballots, Votes to be Tallied

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The Bucks County Board of Elections this morning voted to accept nearly 1,000 ballots outstanding from last week’s primary election.

During a public meeting Tuesday, the board ruled that Board of Elections staff should canvass the ballots and accept them s...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Vote Count Mostly Finished in May 17 Primary with Some 1,500 Ballots Outstanding

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The vast majority of votes cast in Tuesday’s primary election in Bucks County have been tallied, with about 1,500 ballots outstanding.

Board of Elections staff had finished processing the bulk of ballots – more than 152,000 total – by about 1:30 a.m. Wedne...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Bucks County Conversations, Ep. 7: Foster Parent and Volunteer Program: “These are Bucks County kids

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In this episode of Bucks County Conversations, we talk about Buck County’s Foster Parent and Volunteer Program. The Bucks County Children and Youth Social Services Agency currently has close to 200 children in its foster care system, whi...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Statewide, Federal Offices on Ballot Tuesday in Primary Election

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Voters in Bucks County on Tuesday will have their pick of candidates to run in the fall for statewide, federal and local legislative offices.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and will remain open until 8 p.m. or until the last voter in line has cast their ballot. Find...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2022

June 13 Application Deadline for Third Round of Bucks Built Startup Fund Investments

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Early-stage startup companies have until June 13th to apply for the Bucks Built Startup Fund’s third round.

Funded by the Bucks County Industrial Development Authority and administered in partnership with non-profit Startup Bucks, the Bucks Built...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Bucks Health Department Encourages Awareness of Rabies Protection

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Spring is in full swing, and the outdoors once again feels warm and inviting.

And with extra time outside, chances to interact with wildlife increase. With this interaction, however, comes heightened risk of exposure to rabies.

So far in 2022, there have be...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Commissioners Call on State to Increase Mental Health Funding

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The Board of Bucks County Commissioners this week called on state lawmakers to boost funding for mental health services to help counties fortify the state’s strained mental health treatment system.

The commissioners’ call came in the form a resolution, app...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Commissioner Harvie Announces Opioid Settlement Advisory Committee

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Bucks County Commissioner Chair Bob Harvie today announced the Chairman’s Opioid Settlement Advisory Committee to advise him on appropriation of opioid settlement funds. 

Commissioner Harvie has selected members of the Bucks County community repre...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Bucks Co-Responders Program Expands to Three More Police Departments

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Two more social workers began working last month alongside police in Lower Bucks, growing the county’s efforts to divert people in need of social services away from the criminal justice system.

The appointments of Fetiye “Tia” Kazee and Keevon Johnson as c...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Bucks County Conversations, Ep. 6: Training and Safety: “We always need to stay fresh”

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On this episode of Bucks County Conversations, we are talking about the importance of training and safety from both the education side and the enforcement side. Rich Vona, Director of Law Enforcement and Safety, explains his role in Bucks County and how h...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Trail Opening Joins Bucks, MontCo Trail Systems

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Government officials representing Bucks and Montgomery counties joined regional community groups and trail enthusiasts Wednesday to celebrate the opening of a mixed-use pathway joining trail networks in the two counties.

County officials and planners cut t...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Bucks County’s Fiscal Outlook Improves in New S&P Report

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Bucks County’s financial outlook has stabilized since the current administration took office, says S&P Global Ratings.

The credit rating agency upgraded the county’s outlook from negative to stable in its April 13 report on the coun...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Heads Up, Voters: VPC/CVI Mailings Are Not Affiliated with Bucks County Board of Elections

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The Bucks County Board of Elections is notifying voters of coming mailings from the Voter Participation Center and Center for Voter Information (VPC/CVI), which have no connection to the county.

In previous years, mailings from the organizations have cause...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Annual Count Shows Rise in Homelessness in Bucks County

Preliminary results from the 2022 Point-in-Time (PIT) homelessness count performed earlier this year showed a marked increase in people experiencing homelessness in Bucks County.

Conducted the evening of Jan. 25, the count found 427 people sleeping in emer...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2022

Bucks County Conversations, Ep. 5: Parks and History: “Something for everyone”

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In this episode of Bucks County Conversations, we discover our sprawling park system in two different ways. Angie Nagle, the executive director of the Bucks County Parks and Recreation Department joins us to talk about her first few months on the job, her...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Bucks County Conversations, Ep. 4: The Planning Commission - “The answer people”

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In this episode of Bucks County Conversations, we chat with the department that handles everything from land development to household hazardous waste to rail trail connections, as well as interactive, informational maps on our website. Evan Stone, the dir...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2022

Household Hazardous Waste Collections Set for 2022

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Bucks County’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program returns this weekend with the first of several planned collection events in the county.

Sponsored by the Bucks County Commissioners and the Bucks County Planning Commission, the event wi...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Bucks County Conversations, Ep. 3: Ordinance #166 - “Human trafficking will not thrive"

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In this episode of Bucks County Conversations, we’re talking about a recently passed county-wide ordinance that aims to crack down on human trafficking by regulating the operation of massage parlors. 

Chelsey Jackman, assistant county solicitor, j...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Weekly COVID Update March 11

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The CDC County Community Transmission Level for Bucks County as of March 11 is low.  

The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report: 

NOTE: The county will no longer publish a weekly COVID-19 update after to...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2022

Bucks Issues ‘Code Blue’ Declaration Ahead of Saturday Storm

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A Code Blue declaration will be in effect for Bucks County until Sunday in response to anticipated winter weather conditions.

Shelters in Upper, Central and Lower Bucks are set to open at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

The following shelters have been activated:

Upper ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Commissioners Approve $4.8 Million in Bucks Business Recovery Grants

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Bucks County’s Board of Commissioners last week awarded $4.8 million to small businesses in the county’s latest round of recovery grants.

The commissioners approved the grants on March 2 during their regular public meeting. Spread over 785 business in 46 m...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Weekly COVID Update March 4

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The CDC County Community Transmission Level for Bucks County as of March 4 is low.  

The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report: 

NOTE: Bucks County no longer maintains the COVID-19 municipality map.&...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2022

Commissioners Highlight Ukrainian Support Agencies

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The Bucks County Commissioners during their regular public meeting Wednesday highlighted local organizations providing support to the people of Ukraine amid the country’s ongoing efforts to repel the Russian invasion.

The commissioners encouraged...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2022

BCCF Inmate Death Under Investigation

The death of an inmate at the Bucks County Correctional Facility is under investigation.

The inmate, a male in his late 40s, was found unresponsive Tuesday evening in his cell and lifesaving measures were immediately started. Medical personnel pronounced t...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2022

Bucks Commissioners, District Attorney Target PFAS Manufacturers in Lawsuit

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The Bucks County Commissioners and the District Attorney have filed a joint lawsuit against several manufacturers of dangerous PFAS that have contaminated water and soil in Bucks County. 

Filed Tuesday in the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas, th...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2022

Bucks County Conversations, Episode 2: The Hub - “A door to Human Services”

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In this episode of Bucks County Conversations, we are celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Bucks County Human Services Connect Hub. 

Created to streamline the process of connecting people in-need of social services with the people who provi...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2022

Weekly COVID Update Feb. 18

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The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report:

NOTE: Bucks County will no longer maintain the COVID-19 municipality map. Due to the increasing use of home tests that go unreported, the map is no longer an accurate reflection...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Bucks Issues ‘Code Blue’ Declaration Until Feb. 16

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A Code Blue declaration will be in effect for Bucks County until Wednesday in response to extreme cold conditions.

Shelters in Upper, Central and Lower Bucks are set to open at 8:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

The following shelters have been activated:

Upper B...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Weekly COVID Update Feb. 11

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The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report: 

For a full list of vaccine providers in Bucks County and locations where COVID vaccines are being offered, check Bucks County’s Coronavirus Testing/Vaccination Information page...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2022

Bucks County Conversations: Episode 1

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Projects & Diversity: 'It all comes down to working for the people'  

In the first episode of Bucks County Conversations, we're talking about Bucks County’s mission of diversity and inclusion, as well as one project that’s helping a non-profit...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2022

Weekly COVID Update Feb. 4

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*Data in this week's report is compared against numbers from two weeks ago unless otherwise specified, as a data reporting delay prevented the creation of a weekly update last Friday. 

The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 ...

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

Bucks Issues ‘Code Blue’ Declaration Until Feb. 6

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A Code Blue declaration will be in effect for Bucks County until Sunday in response to extreme cold conditions.

Shelters in Upper, Central and Lower Bucks are set to open at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The following shelters have been activated:

Upper Buc...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Bucks Issues ‘Code Blue’ Declaration Until Jan. 31

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A Code Blue declaration will be in effect for Bucks County through Monday in response to extreme cold conditions.

Shelters in Upper, Central and Lower Bucks are set to open at 8:30 p.m. each day through the weekend.

The following shelters have been activate...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Weekly COVID Update Jan. 21

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The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report:  

*Total number of cases includes both confirmed (PCR) and probable (Antigen) cases who were tested each week. Regardless of the type of test, the same public health actions are...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Bucks Issues ‘Code Blue’ Declaration Until Jan. 24

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A Code Blue declaration will be in effect for Bucks County until Monday in response to extreme cold conditions.

Shelters in Upper, Central and Lower Bucks are set to open at 8:30 p.m. each day through the weekend.

The following shelters have been activated:...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Bucks Board of Elections to Mail 134K Ballot Applications

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Bucks County voters on the permanent mail-in list should soon receive a vote-by-mail application for 2022 elections.

The Bucks County Board of Elections in the coming weeks will mail nearly 134,000 applications to registered voters who requested on a previ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Weekly COVID Update Jan. 14

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The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report:  

*Total number of cases includes both confirmed (PCR) and probable (Antigen) cases who were tested each week. Regardless of the type of test, the same public health actions are...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Bucks Issues ‘Code Blue’ Declaration through Jan. 17

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A Code Blue declaration will be in effect for Bucks County through Monday in response to extreme cold conditions.

Shelters in Upper, Central and Lower Bucks are set to open at 8:30 p.m. each day throughout the weekend. 

The following shelters have ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Bucks EMA, Health Department to Distribute Free COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits

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NOTE: With two full days of rain expected for the end of the workweek, the COVID-19 home test distribution scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 3, in Warminster has been postponed to Monday, Feb. 7. The event will run from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

The Bucks Coun...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Bucks Issues ‘Code Blue’ Declaration through Jan. 12

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A Code Blue declaration will be in effect for Bucks County through Wednesday in response to extreme cold conditions.

Shelters in Upper, Central and Lower Bucks are set to open at 8:30 p.m. each day through midweek.

The following shelters have been activated...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Weekly COVID Update Jan. 7

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The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report:  

*Total number of cases includes both confirmed (PCR) and probable (Antigen) cases who were tested each week. Regardless of the type of test, the same public health actions are taken, t...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

County-run COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics to Reopen Monday

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County-run COVID-19 vaccine clinics are set to reopen Jan. 10 with updated hours and locations after a brief closure.

Now housed in the former PetValu store in Jamison, the Warwick Square shopping center clinic is scheduled to open 8 a.m. Monday. ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2021

Commissioners' Reorganization Meeting Pushed to Jan. 5

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Bucks County Board of Commissioners Reorganization Meeting, originally scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, has been postponed to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5.

Media Contact: James O'Malley, 215-348-64...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2021

Weekly COVID Update Dec. 30

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**NOTE: An earlier version of this post contained outdated statistics. It has been updated to contain the correct numbers.**

The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report:

*Total number of cases includes both confirmed (PCR) and proba...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 27, 2021

County Vaccine Clinic Hours to Change in 2022, Upper Bucks Clinic to Return

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The new year is bringing some changes to the county’s COVID-19 vaccine clinics, including more convenient hours and the return of a previous location in Upper Bucks.

Beginning the second week of January, the county’s Jamison clinic at W...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2021

Weekly COVID Update Dec. 23

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The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report:  

*Total number of cases includes both confirmed (PCR) and probable (Antigen) cases who were tested each week. Regardless of the type of test, the same public health actions are...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Commissioners Adopt 2022 Operating Budget with No Tax Increase

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Bucks County’s Board of Commissioners during its meeting on Dec. 15 voted unanimously to adopt a balanced operating budget with no tax increase for 2022.

At $475.5 million, the new year’s budget is 1.4 percent larger than the budget for 2021. But due in pa...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Weekly COVID Update Dec. 17

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The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report:  

*Total number of cases includes both confirmed (PCR) and probable (Antigen) cases who were tested each week. Regardless of the type of test, the same public health actions are...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2021

Children & Youth Opens ‘Visit House’ in Lower Bucks

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Bucks County Children & Youth Social Services Agency today celebrated the opening of its first “visit house” in Middletown Township.

Located on Middletown Boulevard near the Oxford Valley Mall, the facility provides a long-needed sp...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Weekly COVID Update Dec. 10

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The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report:  

*Total number of cases includes both confirmed (PCR) and probable (Antigen) cases who were tested each week. Regardless of the type of test, the same public health actions are...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2021

Bucks County Hires 2 New Co-Responders to Assist Police, Creates 2 More Positions

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A year after its launch, Bucks County’s Human Services Co-Responder program has expanded into two more municipalities with efforts underway to spread the successful pairing of social workers and police even further.

The county’s two new...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2021

Weekly COVID Update Dec. 3

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The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report:  

*Total number of cases includes both confirmed (PCR) and probable (Antigen) cases who were tested each week. Regardless of the type of test, the same public health actions are taken, t...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2021

Historic Environmental Preservation at Lake Galena Would Net Bucks County Nearly $25M

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The Bucks County Commissioners on Wednesday will consider a proposal to permanently protect the water supply, wildlife habitation, and the public’s right to access and enjoy Lake Galena and Peace Valley Park through a $24.7 million plan proposed...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2021

Weekly COVID Update Nov. 29

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The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report: 

*Total number of cases includes both confirmed (PCR) and probable (Antigen) cases who were tested each week. Regardless of the type of test, the same public health actions are ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 24, 2021

No Tax Increase Expected in Preliminary 2022 Operating Budget

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Bucks County today released its preliminary 2022 operating budget of $474.1 million, a 1.1 percent increase over 2021.

With additional anticipated revenue sources, including funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, the Board of Commissioners expects to bal...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Weekly COVID Update Nov. 19

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The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report: 

*Total number of Cases includes both Confirmed (PCR) and Probable (Antigen) cases who were tested each week from Thursday-Thursday. Regardless of the type of test, the same public healt...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Weekly COVID Update Nov. 12

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The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report:  

*Total number of Cases includes both Confirmed (PCR) and Probable (Antigen) cases who were tested each week from Thursday-Thursday. Regardless of the type of test, the same pu...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Vaccination Rate for Bucks Employees Exceeds 90 Percent After Mandate

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With all vaccine mandate deadlines now passed, 91 percent of Bucks County employees report being vaccinated against COVID-19.

Of the county’s 2,555 employees, 2,323 had submitted documentation as of Wednesday showing they had received a COVID vac...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2021

Board of Elections Votes to Accept Most Segregated, Provisional Ballots

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Nearly 2,000 ballots will be added to last week’s election totals after the Board of Elections voted to accept most segregated and provisional ballots.

The board during a public meeting Tuesday unanimously approved a measure to canvass some 1,149...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2021

COVID Weekly Update Nov. 5

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The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report: 

*Total number of Cases includes both Confirmed (PCR) and Probable (Antigen) cases who were tested each week from Thursday-Thursday. Regardless of the type of test, the same pub...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Registration for Federal Ida Assistance Extended Through Jan. 10

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*This post has been changed to reflect the extended deadline. 

Registration has been extended for Bucks County residents and businesses affected by Hurricane Ida who wish to receive federal aid. 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FE...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2021

Tally of Nov. 2 Votes Nears End, Board to Act Next Week on Provisionals, Others

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The vast majority of votes cast in this week’s election in Bucks County have been tallied, but some outstanding ballots remain.

As of Thursday afternoon, the Board of Elections had counted 191,476 ballots, a figure reflective of voter turnout of ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Suicide Prevention Task Force is Walking to Save Lives in Perkasie

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The Bucks County Suicide Prevention Task Force invites the public to participate in its walk for suicide prevention and awareness. 

Join neighbors, family and friends 1 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Upper Bucks Campus of Bucks County Community College, 1 Hil...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Bucks Businesses, Non-profits Invited to Apply for Grants Up to $45K

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Bucks County is now accepting applications for its latest round of grants to local businesses.

The application window for the Bucks Business Recovery Grant program opened Friday morning to both for-profit and, for the first time, non-profit businesses oper...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Bucks County Negotiates Settlement in Retirement Fund Fraud Suit

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A Bucks-led class action lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company Endo International for defrauding the Bucks County Employees Retirement System and other investors has reached a $63.4 million settlement.

Attorneys in the case filed notice of the settlem...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Planning Commission to Discuss Bucks2040 at Open House Meetings

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The Bucks County Planning Commission (BCPC) will host a series of open house meetings this fall to engage the public on the “Bucks2040” comprehensive plan update. 

Interested citizens will be able to view displays and express their comments to pro...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2021

COVID Weekly Update: Week of Oct. 11

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Bucks County recorded 833 new COVID cases between Oct. 8 and Oct. 14, a decrease of 13 cases compared to the previous week. 

The county’s seven-day case average also decreased from the previous week to 158 new cases per day as of Friday. According...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Vows and Veterans Expo Includes Free Marriage Ceremonies

A military groom holding hands with a bride.

Veterans, military and first responders will have the chance to tie the knot for free next month during a Vows and Veterans expo hosted by Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans’ Court Linda Bobrin, Esq. 

Under-Secretary of the Army Patr...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Bucks, Montgomery Commissioner Chairs Issue Support for AG’s Subpoena Challenge

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The county commissioner chairs of Bucks and Montgomery counties have lent their voices in support of the Attorney General’s legal challenge to a state senate committee subpoena seeking reams of private voter information.

The Bucks County Board of Elections...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Board of Elections Confiscates Mock Drop Box in Bristol

The Bucks County Board of Elections on Wednesday afternoon was made aware of, and immediately removed from Bristol Borough Hall, a mock ballot drop box that had been used previously as a “dancing drop box” costume.

Six voters appeared to have deposited the...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Got Mail-in Ballot Questions? The Bucks County Board of Elections Has Answers

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Mail-in and absentee ballots have gone out, ballot drop boxes are going up and Bucks County’s first municipal election with mail-in voting is underway.

And as more ballots arrive in mailboxes, phones at the Board of Elections office are lighting up – many ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2021

COVID Weekly Update: Week of Oct. 4

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Bucks County recorded 846 new cases of COVID-19 between Oct. 4 and Oct. 8, an increase of 198 cases compared to the previous week.

Of the new cases, 135 are in children aged 0-11 and 96 are in residents aged 12-18, according to the Bucks County Department ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Investigation Finds BCCF Inmate Died by Suicide

After investigation, the death of a Bucks County Correctional Facility inmate has been ruled a suicide.

Tadeusz Domagala, 69, of Bayonne, New Jersey, died Sept. 15 after he was discovered unresponsive in a shower at the correctional facility. 

Resp...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2021

New COVID Cases Declining, Hospitalizations Steady

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New COVID-19 cases in Bucks County are on the decline, while hospitalizations remain steady. 

To start off October, the county’s seven-day case average on Friday was 132 cases per day. The previous week’s seven-day average was 152 new cases per da...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2021

FEMA Resource Center for Ida Victims Coming to Upper Bucks

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A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) resource center for Bucks County residents and businesses affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida will open next week in Upper Bucks.

The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is planned to run Monday, Oct. 4, throug...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2021

COVID Cases, Vaccination Rates Increase Slightly

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Both vaccination rates and new cases of COVID-19 trended upward last week.

The county’s seven-day average as of Sunday was 152 new cases per day, the highest average since the end of August. The previous week’s seven-day average was 133 new cases per day.&...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Health Dept. to Spray for Mosquitoes in Bristol and Middletown Townships

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The Bucks County Department of Health West Nile Virus Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation Tuesday, Sept. 28, to reduce high populations of nuisance mosquitoes and mosquitoes capable of transmitting We...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2021

COVID Case Numbers Stall, Report Affirms Vaccine Efficacy

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New COVID-19 cases in Bucks County stayed flat last week as a new report underscored the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in Pennsylvania.

Last week’s seven-day average of 133 new cases a day was the same as the previous week’s average, though the total ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Health Dept. to Spray for Mosquitoes Sept. 21 in Bristol Township

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The Bucks County Department of Health West Nile Virus Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation Tuesday, Sept. 21, to reduce high populations of nuisance mosquitoes and mosquitoes capable of transmitting We...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Property Recordings in Bucks County Soar in 2021

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The Bucks County Recorder of Deeds office is on pace to have a record-breaking year for processing documents, specifically property recordings, amid a sizzling housing market. 

Even with the COVID-19 lock down and restrictions, the county’s Record...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2021

‘L.O.V.E is the Answer’ Day, Mural Painting Event in Morrisville

Members of the community and a police officer in front of the L.O.V.E. is the Answer mural.

Artists in Bucks County will join dozens of groups worldwide Friday to simultaneously paint murals representing L.O.V.E. in action in their communities. 

In Bucks County, a mural designed by Harry S. Truman High School senior Carolina Gonzalez-Esp...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2021

FEMA Disaster Aid Available to Bucks Residents Affected by Ida

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Inspectors with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are on the ground assessing losses in Bucks County from the remnants of Hurricane Ida after aid was made available to eligible families and individuals affected by the storm.

The application pe...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2021

New COVID Case Totals, Hospitalizations Remain Steady

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New positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Bucks County held steady last week while vaccination rates dipped. 

Between Sept. 5 and Sept. 13, at least 930 new COVID cases were reported in Bucks County with a seven-day average of about 133 ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Health Dept. to Spray for Mosquitoes Sept. 14 in Warwick, Warminster, Warrington, Doylestown Twps.

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The Bucks County Department of Health West Nile Virus Mosquito Prevention Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation Tuesday, Sept. 14, to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile virus in Warw...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Five Startups Receive $25,000 Investments from Bucks Built Startup Fund

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Five early-stage startups with high potential have been selected to receive $25,000 in funding and 12 months of advisory support as part of the latest cohort of the Bucks Built Startup Fund.

The five recipient startups span various industries and have foun...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Commissioners Approve $5 Million for More Bucks Back to Work Grants

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The Bucks County Commissioners last week approved $5 million of American Rescue Plan funds to once again help small businesses hurt by the pandemic.

At the Commissioners’ public meeting on Sept. 1 County Commissioner Bob Harvie said a total of about $27 mi...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Hundreds Report Damage in Bucks, Infrastructure Impact Tops $9 Million

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Hundreds of homes and businesses in Bucks County have reported damage so far from the remnants of Hurricane Ida, while a preliminary tally puts the storm's impact to public infrastructure at $9.4 million.

Compiled Tuesday, the numbers are expected to grow ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Mosquito Sprays Set for Thursday in Penndel, Bristol Boroughs

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The Bucks County Department of Health West Nile Mosquito Control Program will conduct a barrier treatment mosquito control operation Thursday, Sept. 9, to reduce high populations of nuisance mosquitoes and mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile viru...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Bucks COVID Cases, Vaccination Numbers Dip During Stormy Week

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In a week marred by extreme weather, Bucks County ushered in a new month with a decrease in new cases of COVID-19.

September’s start also saw a dip in vaccination rates.

The county’s seven-day average as of Monday was 135 new cases per day, down from an ave...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Health Dept. to Spray for Mosquitos Sept. 7 in Bristol, Falls and Middletown Townships

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The Bucks County Department of Health's West Nile Virus Mosquito Prevention Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation Tuesday, Sept. 7, in Bristol, Falls and Middletown townships to reduce high populations...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Ida Brings Heavy Rains to All of Bucks, River Flooding Remains a Threat

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The Bucks County Commissioners have declared a disaster emergency in response to the widespread damage and flooding brought by the remnants of Ida.

Between 3 p.m. and midnight Wednesday, the powerful storm dumped 4 to 8 inches of rain countywide, and more ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2021

Vaccination Rates Increase, COVID Cases Continue to Rise

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As Bucks County’s COVID cases have continued to increase in recent weeks, more residents have been choosing to get vaccinated. 

Last week’s seven-day average of 158 new cases per day was up from the previous week’s average of 113 new cases per day...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2021

County Mosquito Spray Set for Tuesday in Quakertown, Richland Township

The Bucks County Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume mosquito control operation Tuesday, Aug. 31, in Quakertown Borough and Richland Township to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile virus. ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2021

H.O.P.E. Recovery Unit Celebrates Five-Years of Successful Re-Entry

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An award-winning substance abuse recovery program that has helped hundreds of Bucks County jail inmates re-enter society is celebrating its fifth anniversary.

Since it launched in July 2016, the Bucks County Department of Corrections’ H.O.P.E. Rec...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Bucks Vaccine Numbers Continue to Rise as FDA Approves Pfizer Shot

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More than half of all Bucks County residents are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with 644,256 total doses administered in the county. 

Sixty-five percent of eligible residents (12 and older) have received at least one dose of vaccine, and as...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2021

Commissioners, Courts, Mandate COVID Vaccination for All Employees

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All employees of the County of Bucks, including court employees, who do not have a religious or medical exemption must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by late October.

Informed of the mandate via email Wednesday, county employees in all departments wi...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2021

County Mosquito Spray Set for Thursday in Upper Southampton, Warminster

The Bucks County Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume mosquito control operation Thursday, Aug. 26, in Upper Southampton and Warminster Townships to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile virus.&nb...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2021

BCDH Recommends Schools Follow CDC Guidance in Reopening

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The Bucks County Health Department has amended its COVID-19 mitigation guidance to county schools for the start of the 2021-2022 school year, bringing the county’s recommendations in line with those from the Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Health Dept. to Spray for Mosquitoes Aug. 24 in Bristol and Bensalem

The Bucks County West Nile Virus Prevention Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito spray control operation Tuesday, Aug. 24, in Bristol and Bensalem Townships to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile viru...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2021

Additional Bucks County Consumer Protection Office Opens in Levittown

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The Bucks County Office of Consumer Protection announced today that it has opened an additional office in Lower Bucks County, staffed with a consumer investigator to assist residents.

The newly opened office is at the Lower Bucks Government Services Center...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Health Department Amends School Guidance After Hospitals Request Masking

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Acting on new information from area hospitals, the Bucks County Health Department this afternoon revised the county’s school guidance to include a recommendation for masking of all students.

All other school guidance issued Sunday by the county remains in ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Bucks County Provides Third Doses of Pfizer Vaccine to Immunocompromised

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The Bucks County Health Department (BCHD) has begun providing third doses of COVID vaccine to the immunocompromised in compliance with guidance from the CDC and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. 

As of Monday afternoon, the county had adminis...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2021

County Mosquito Spray Set for Tuesday in Bristol Borough

The Bucks County Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume mosquito control operation Tuesday, Aug. 17, throughout Bristol Borough to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile virus.  

The treatments w...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2021

State and County Officials Urge Residents to Apply for Rental Assistance

A wide view of a press conference held in Doylestown to promote the BERA program.

Pennsylvania and Bucks County officials joined together on Tuesday to urge qualified residents and their landlords to apply for rental assistance. 

More than $1 billion in assistance will be available statewide to renters and landlords who suffere...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Bucks County COVID Cases Continue to Rise Amid Mitigation Debates

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The number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Bucks County as spirited debate swirls over masking and vaccination mandates.

The county’s seven-day average from Aug. 1 - 7 reached 80 new cases per day on Saturday, the highest it has been since...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2021

County Mosquito Spray Set for Wednesday in Bristol, Falls, Middletown & Northampton

The Bucks County Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume mosquito control operation Wednesday, Aug. 11, in portions of Bristol, Falls, Middletown and Northampton townships to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2021

Bucks Solicitor Khan Honored by PA Commissioners’ Association

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Bucks County Solicitor Joseph Khan last week was presented the 2021 Outstanding Solicitor Award by the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP).

Khan was selected for helping Bucks County’s government “realize its vision for transparency, et...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Bucks County Reentry Coalition Unveils “One-Stop Shop” Website

Michael Harrison, coalition chair, talking about the reentry website at the commissioners meeting.

A recently launched county-run website aims to provide enhanced access to resources and support for people reentering the community from prison. 

The Bucks County Reentry Coalition believes that “good reentry is good for everyone,&rd...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2021

“It Gave Them Back Their Lives”: Vaccinating the Homebound in Bucks County

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For some county residents who wanted a COVID-19 vaccine, getting to a clinic simply wasn't an option. So, the Bucks County Health Department decided to bring the shots to them. 

The Bucks County Commissioners at Wednesday’s meeting paid tribute to...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2021

Bucks COVID Vaccination Pace Increases as New Cases Rise

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The pace of COVID vaccinations in Bucks County, which had steadily declined for several weeks, appears to be picking up again. 

A total of 4,822 Bucks County residents received vaccination shots from July 25 – 31, an 18 percent increase ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2021

Supreme Court Approves Bucks Court Action to Delay Evictions

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has swiftly approved a recent Bucks County court order designed to give struggling residents more time to get help paying rent before facing eviction.

The order, originally signed July 22 by Bucks County President Judge Walla...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

County to Spray for Mosquitoes Wednesday in Penndel Borough

The Bucks County Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume mosquito control operation Wednesday, Aug. 4, in Penndel Borough to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile virus. 

The area to be sprayed i...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2021

Ten Finalists Selected to Vie for $25K County Startup Investments

Ten early-stage startup enterprises have been selected to compete for this year’s second round of $25,000 county investments offered through the Bucks Built Startup Fund.

The 10 finalists, chosen from 120 applicants by a screening panel, are now ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2021

Court Rescinds Order Delaying Evictions Pending Supreme Court Review

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A recent court order designed to give struggling Bucks County residents more time to get help paying rent before facing eviction has been put on hold. 

The order, signed July 22 by Bucks County President Judge Wallace H. Bateman Jr., had authorize...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2021

NWS Confirms Tornado Hit Bensalem, Commissioners Call for Climate Action

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An EF-3 tornado with peak winds of 140 mph ripped through Bensalem Township’s Trevose section just after 7 p.m. Thursday evening, the National Weather Service has confirmed.

The massive funnel cut a trail of devastation as it destroyed homes and ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2021

County to Spray for Mosquitoes Tuesday in Bristol, Bensalem Townships

The Bucks County Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume mosquito control operation Tuesday, Aug. 3, in portions of Bristol and Bensalem Townships to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile virus. ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2021

County Officials Begin Assessing Damage from Suspected Tornadoes

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Officials from Bucks County Emergency Management Agency will join state and local officials this morning to begin assessing damage from a pair of suspected tornadoes that tore through parts of the county Thursday evening.

The heaviest damage appears to hav...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Feds Approve Low-Interest Loans for Lower Bucks Flood Recovery

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NOTE: This news release has been edited to reflect the SBA Outreach Center's updated location.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved a request from Gov. Tom Wolf to make financial aid available to residents and businesses affec...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2021

County to Spray for Mosquitoes Wednesday in Southamptons, Middletown

The Bucks County Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume mosquito control operation Wednesday, July 28, in portions of Lower Southampton, Middletown and Upper Southampton Townships to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of tran...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Bucks COVID Increases Modest as Commissioners Continue to Urge Vaccinations

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As COVID-19 cases rise sharply across the nation, Bucks County’s numbers have also gone up in recent weeks. 

The increases here, however, have not approached the alarming, hospital-crowding spikes being seen in states where vaccination r...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2021

County to Spray for Mosquitoes Monday in Warminster and Warrington

The Bucks County Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume mosquito control operation Monday, July 26, in portions of Warminster and Warrington Townships to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile virus.

The ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Bucks County Corrections Hosts Inaugural Job Fair for Inmates

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Eleven employers, five support agencies and 141 inmates participated this week in the Bucks County Correctional Facility’s first “Behind the Walls” job fair.

Inmates Thursday morning met with representatives from area employer...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Bucks Court Orders Stay on Evictions for Renters Seeking Assistance

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Under a new court order, Bucks County residents seeking help paying rent have additional time to prevent an eviction while their applications are being reviewed.

Bucks County President Judge Wallace H. Bateman Jr. on Thursday signed an order granting a 30-...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Bucks Commits $1.2 Million to Housing Aid for Flood-Displaced Residents

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The Bucks County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday approved $1.2 million in funding from federal COVID dollars to assist displaced victims of last week’s flooding in Lower Bucks.

At their morning meeting, the three commissioners unanimously passed a pair...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Commissioners Name New Parks and Recreation Director

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The Bucks County Commissioners this month appointed Angela Nagle, a college athletics and recreation administrator for more than 15 years, to be director of the county Parks and Recreation Department.

In her new role, Nagle will oversee the state&rsquo...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Hundreds Affected by Flooding Seek Help on Day 1 of Lower Bucks Resource Center

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Hundreds of victims of last week’s flooding in Lower Bucks showed up Tuesday at Keystone Elementary School for the first day of the county’s one-stop resource center. 

Dozens of representatives from state, county and local governments, as well as ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2021

County to Spray for Mosquitoes Wednesday in Doylestown, Newtown & Northampton

The Bucks County Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume mosquito control operation Wednesday, July 21, in Doylestown Borough and Doylestown, Newtown and Northampton Townships to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitt...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Resource Center for Flood Victims Coming to Croydon Tuesday

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A temporary resource center for victims of Monday’s flooding in Lower Bucks is coming next week to Bristol Township.

Featuring representatives from more than a dozen state, local, county and regional agencies, the resource center will be open fro...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Gov. Wolf Touts $7 Million in COVID Recovery Grants to Bucks Hospitality Businesses

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Gov. Tom Wolf visited Bristol Borough today to highlight state efforts to financially help scores of county restaurants and hotels harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wolf gathered at the Bristol Wharf this afternoon with County Commissioner Bob Harvie and ot...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Two U.S. Presidential Scholars from Bucks Receive Commissioners’ Recognition

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Most counties would be honored to count one of the nation’s 161 U.S Presidential Scholars among their residents. This year, Bucks County has two – including the first technical school student in Pennsylvania to receive the distinction.

The Bucks County Com...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Commissioners Declare Disaster Emergency in Flooded Lower Bucks Communities

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The Bucks County Commissioners have approved a Declaration of Disaster Emergency in response to Monday’s flash flooding in several Lower Bucks communities.

Signed Thursday morning, the disaster declaration allows the county Emergency Management A...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Commissioners, Officials Survey Flooding Damage in Lower Bucks

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Damage assessment efforts in Lower Bucks County will extend into a second day, when county, state and local officials head out Wednesday morning to measure the fallout from Monday’s flash flooding.

Teams from Bucks County Emergency Management, to...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Storm Damage Assessment Underway in Lower Bucks

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County, state and local officials are on the ground in Bucks County this morning assessing damage from storms that brought flash flooding Monday in the area of Bristol and Bensalem.

The slow-moving storms dumped nearly 10 inches of rain in isolated areas, ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2021

County to Contact Partially Vaccinated for Second Shots; Case Rates Remain Low

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Bucks County will be reaching out individually to as many as 60,000 partially vaccinated residents who may have failed to return for their second COVID-19 shots.

Emails, text messages and phone calls will be made to those on the list – first to c...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Neshaminy Manor Seeks to Address Nursing Shortage with Job Fair, Bonuses

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Neshaminy Manor Nursing Home will host a job fair this week in an effort to address an ongoing nursing staff shortage afflicting the Bucks County-owned long-term care facility.

Flexible schedules, union benefits and sign-on bonuses are among the perks the...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Bucks Health Dept. to Spray for Mosquitos in Falls, Bristol Townships

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The Bucks County West Nile Virus Prevention Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile virus Tuesday, July 13, in Bristol and Falls townships.

The tre...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Bucks Leaders Unveil First Steps in Ready for 100 Clean Energy Plan

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The road to a greener Bucks County begins with unplugged appliances, powered-down computers and far fewer printers in government facilities, according to plans laid out by the county’s Ready for 100 Committee.

Bucks County Commissioner Bob Harvie...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Board of Elections Approves Additional Ballot Drop Boxes, Security Measures

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The Bucks County Board of Elections voted Thursday to provide voters with 11 ballot drop boxes for November’s general election.

The board, composed of the three Bucks County commissioners, voted 2 - 1 in favor of adding seven new drop boxes at ar...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2021

County Seeks Public Feedback on Newtown - D&L Canal Trail Options

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The Bucks County Planning Commission is seeking feedback from the public on possible trail routes connecting the Newtown area to the Delaware and Lehigh Canal Trail. 

In a feasibility study completed in April, the planning commission identified 11...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2021

First-Dose COVID Vaccination Totals Top 70 Percent Mark for Bucks Adults

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Bucks County has exceeded President Joe Biden’s goal of having at least 70 percent of adults partially or fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by July 4, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control.

Almost 78 percent of Bucks County residents ages 18...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2021

County Solicits Business Owners' Input for Comprehensive Plan Update

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The Bucks County Commissioners and the Bucks County Planning Commission want more information about local businesses to help shape an upcoming revision of the county’s comprehensive plan.

To help gather data about our vast range of businesses and how they ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2021

June 30 Application Deadline Nears for Bucks Built Startup Fund

Early-stage startup companies have until June 30 to apply for this year’s second round of $25,000 investments offered through the Bucks Built Startup Fund.

Developed and administered by Startup Bucks, a non-profit organization, with funding from ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Corrections Director Pirolli to Retire After 39-Year County Career

Director of Corrections Chris Pirolli, who rose from feeding Bucks County’s inmates to overseeing the county’s entire prison system, is retiring.

Pirolli, 58, steps down July 6, ending a county government career spanning 39 years.&n...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2021

County Commissioners Support Keeping Bucks in Single Congressional District

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For more than 170 years, all of Bucks County has been part of one congressional district. The Bucks County Commissioners want it to stay that way.

Last week, amid preliminary political discussions in Harrisburg that Bucks could soon be divided among two co...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2021

New Bucks COVID Cases Drop Below 10 Per Day; Pop-Up Vax Clinics Offered

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Bucks County averaged just eight new COVID-19 infections per day last week, the first time since March 2020 that the daily rate has been in single digits.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 56 new COVID cases in Bucks last week as the county&am...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2021

County Unveils New Website for Quicker, Easier Government Access

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Bucks County’s web presence just got a much-needed overhaul.

The county’s new website buckscounty.gov launched Tuesday, bringing both a modern facelift to the old site, and a host of new features that promote wider, easier virtual acces...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Affordable Housing for Veterans and Seniors Opens in Bensalem

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BENSALEM — Senior veterans experiencing homelessness or needing affordable housing now have a new resource in Lower Bucks.

Officials from Bucks County, Bensalem Township and developer Pennrose on Wednesday celebrated the opening of Bensalem Veterans Reside...

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News Flash

Posted on: February 23, 2024

Solar Panels Planned for Lower Bucks Government Center Campus

Rendering of the soon to be Lower Bucks Government Services Center

In the not-too-distant future, your clean energy in Lower Bucks may be generated on County property. 

The Bucks County Commissioners this week approved a contract for the engineering design of a solar panel array at the County’s campus i...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Commissioners Approve Emergency Declaration, Contracts Related to Cyber Attack

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The Bucks County Board of Commissioners today approved a slate of resolutions related to last month’s cybersecurity incident that targeted the Department of Emergency Communications’ computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system.

Passed during t...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: January 2, 2024

Board of Commissioners Reorganizes for Second Term

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The Bucks County Board of Commissioners reorganized today, returning the gavel to Commissioner Diane Ellis-Marseglia to begin the board’s second term.

In addition to Marseglia’s appointment by her fellow commissioners as board chair, th...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: December 22, 2023

2023 Wrap-Up: “Great to be with you again”

The Commissioners at a public meeting.

In 2023, the Bucks County Government broke ground on three huge projects, expanded existing programs and kickstarted new initiatives. 

In this episode of Bucks County Conversations, Commissioners Bob Harvie, Diane Ellis-Marseglia and Gene DiGirola...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: October 31, 2023

New Hope Bridge Reopens Named for Fallen Bucks Marine

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Bucks County Bridge #36 along Stockton Avenue in New Hope reopened today rededicated to the memory of Staff Sgt. Karol Raymond Bauer. 

The 28-year-old Marine was killed April 30, 1967, while leading a platoon at Khe Sanh in Vietnam’s Quang Tri Pro...

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