News Flash

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.  

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

State and County Officials Urge Residents to Apply for Rental Assistance

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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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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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County News & Press Releases
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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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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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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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 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 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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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’s third-l...

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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 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.

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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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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 14, 2021

COVID Cases, Hospitalizations Plunge as Vax Campaign Continues

Not since the initial weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic has the number of new cases in Bucks County been as low as now.  

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported just 116 new infections in Bucks County last week. That’s 90 percent lo...

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

Bucks-Backed Fracking Ban Survives ‘Political’ Challenge in Federal Court

A moratorium banning the environmentally fraught practice of fracking in the Delaware River Basin has been upheld in federal court after a judge dismissed a challenge to the prohibition as a partisan political endeavor. 

U.S. District Judge Paul S...

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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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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2021

COVID Numbers Keep Improving in SE Region; Strong Vax Rates Credited

New COVID-19 infections are at a rate lower than they’ve been for 50 weeks in Bucks County, part of a fast-improving outlook as the region continues to reopen. Last week ended with the seven-day rolling average of new cases at 17 per day in Buck...

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

Bucks COVID Cases Fall to 23 Per Day as Wolf Lifts Most Restrictions

As Gov. Tom Wolf lifted most COVID mitigation restrictions across Pennsylvania, new infections are at their lowest level since last summer in Bucks County. 

The month of May ended with a seven-day average of 23 new cases being reported per day in ...

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

Bucks Starts COVID Vaccine Pre-Registration Ahead of 1B

Signups opened Friday morning for qualifying individuals and businesses on the county’s Coronavirus Vaccine Information page.

Those who pre-register will receive a notification when they are able to schedule an appointment.

Bucks County, and all o...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Bucks Health Dept. Launches COVID Vaccine Clinic for EMS Workers

Employees administered 422 doses of the vaccine during the clinic’s first day of operation, a pace staff expects it can surpass in the coming days. Space for the clinic has been provided by Woods Services, where vaccinations are set to continue ...

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

Bucks County Seeks Lead Position in Fight Against Pharmaceutical Giant Endo International

The lawsuit, which is pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania before Judge Michael M. Baylson, alleges that Endo committed securities fraud by engaging in inherently risky and unstable generic drug pricing prac...

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

Post-Holiday Increase Pushes Bucks COVID Cases 12 Percent Higher

The state Department of Health last week reported 2,710 new COVID infections in Bucks County, a 12 percent increase from the previous week’s total. The seven-day average stood at 380 cases per day as of Saturday.

State totals increased by 58,945 ...

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

County to Offer Free COVID-19 Testing at Bucks Community College Sites

The three-week testing push was created through a partnership between the county and AMI Expeditionary Healthcare, which will operate the locations seven days a week.

It comes in response to recent upswings in post-holiday COVID infections, initially after...

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Posted on: January 3, 2021

COVID-19 Cases Inch Upward As Short-Term Restrictions Expire

January 3, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Larry R. King, 215-348-6413, lrking@buckscounty.org 

As indoor dining, health clubs, casinos and other indoor entertainment venues prepare to reopen across Pennsylvania, Bucks County’s new COVID-19 infe...

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News Flash

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: September 13, 2021

New COVID Case Totals, Hospitalizations Remain Steady

A basket of COVID-19 vaccine syringes.

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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Posted on: September 14, 2021

FEMA Disaster Aid Available to Bucks Residents Affected by Ida

a house and a fallen tree

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.

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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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