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4 hrs ago | Philly.com

Hearing in Bucks on opiate abuse is set for Thursday

LEVITTOWN With heroin and opiate use growing in the nation and region, the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee has scheduled a hearing on opiate abuse for Thursday morning in Bristol Township.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Levittown, PA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Patch.com

Bucks County Classic Cycling Festival Set for Sept. 13 and 14

The opening road race of the weekend, the 100-mile course from Doylestown to New Hope, is one of only seven races in the USA to be sanctioned by the International Cycling Union.

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Related Topix: Doylestown, PA, New Hope, PA

BroadwayWorld.com

BWW Reviews: Bucks County Playhouse Presents an Energetic Ain't Misbehavin'

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at Bucks County Playhouse is full of energy and wonderful music that will have audiences tapping their feet along with these tunes.

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Related Topix: Fats Waller, Jazz

Patch.com

BCCC Foundation Raises $52K at Annual Golf Classic

The Bucks County Community College Foundation raised a record $52,000 for student scholarships at its 20th annual Golf Classic August 4 at Jericho National Golf Club in New Hope, Pa., topping the previous record set last year.

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Related Topix: New Hope, PA

Philly.com

Strouse touts women's rights in Bucks County

BRISTOL TOWNSHIP Kevin Strouse, a Democrat running for Congress in Bucks County, campaigned in Bristol Township on Tuesday, seeking to emphasize his commitment to women's rights.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Patch.com

Doylestown Food Co-op To Host Farm to Table Dinner

The Doylestown Food Co-op will host its second Farm to Table dinner on Saturday, Sept.

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Related Topix: New Hope, PA

NBC Philadelphia

Want to Find an Eco-Friendly Shop? There's an App for That.

Strolling through Old City and hoping to eat at a farm-to-table restaurant? Shopping along Walnut Street and interested in buying eco-friendly fashions? Now thanks to Milk Crate - a smartphone app launching this week - sustainable-minded shoppers can discover nearly 2,000 "green" businesses located in Philadelphia and Montgomery and Bucks counties.

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Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Montgomery County, PA, Groupon, iPod touch App, Yelp, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Philadelphia University

CBS Local

Volunteers Needed For Educational Video Shoot In Bucks County

There's a new children's video being filmed in Doylestown on Wednesday, and the borough is looking for volunteers to be a part of it.

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Related Topix: Doylestown, PA, Kids, Family

Patch.com

Five Bucks County Farms Preserved Through State Initiative

Preservation of the farms, which total 2,363 acres, put Pennsylvania on track to safeguard its half-millionth acre of farmland from development by the end of 2014.

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Patch.com

Third Annual Taste at Playwicki Farm Benefit is Sept. 6

6. The event will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. and will raise money to install a new commercial kitchen so that the historic farmhouse on the site can be used as a venue for public and private celebrations.

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Patch.com

Council Rock School Closure Decisions Could Come as Early as Nov.

A capital plan for Council Rock School District, including the possibility of school closures, will likely be decided upon in November, the Bucks County Courier Times reported.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Richboro, PA

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Construction Equipment Guide

Work Begins to Connect I-95 Along Entire East Coast

Construction is to start late next month or in early October on the long-awaited direct connection between Interstate 95 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, after the award of a $142.9 million contract to a Bucks County firm.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Bensalem, PA

WFMZ

Quakertown homeowner's association wants drugs out of community

Members of a homeowner's association in Quakertown are concerned about the increase of drug and criminal activity in their community.

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Related Topix: Quakertown, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

JD Supra

Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission Appeals Act 13 Ruling to State Supreme Court

The Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission is asking the state Supreme Court to review a July ruling by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court that strips PPUC of its authority to review and approve local drilling ordinances.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania

PennLive.com

New Fine Wine & Good Spirits store coming to Susquehanna Township

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has been rebranding some of its stores including the one off of Linglestown Road which will open in October.

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NJ.com

Easton area delegates attack Nazis at 1964 Democratic Convention - Almanac Aug. 25, 2014

In 1944, during World War II, Paris was liberated by Allied forces after four years of Nazi occupation.

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Related Topix: Easton, PA, Pop/Rock, Elvis Costello, Billy Ray Cyrus, Country

Philly.com

Bucks crime lab struggles with backlog

In May, police in Falls Township, Bucks County, pulled over Corey Sean Mcgrogan after getting a call about an intoxicated driver on West Trenton Avenue.

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Related Topix: War Movies, Drama Movies, Homeland Security, Drugs, Xanax, Alprazolam (generic), Medicine, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Philly.com

A Doylestown congregation comes together to help a kidney patient

The seconds dragged on for what felt like minutes. Sitting in his living room, the only sound was his wife, Lisa, weeping next to him.

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Related Topix: Doylestown, PA, World News, Zimbabwe, Africa, Kidney Cancer, Health,

Sun Aug 24, 2014

NJ.com

Allentown man killed in head-on crash in Bucks County

A 25-year-old Allentown man was killed and two other people were seriously injured Saturday after a head-on wreck in upper Bucks County.

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Related Topix: Hellertown, PA, Fountain Hill, PA

Philly.com

Lawsuits down, but Philly still a haven for malpractice

After all the hand-wringing and anguish over out-of- state firms flocking to file lawsuits in Philadelphia - the law firms you see advertising on late-night television - is Philadelphia still the notorious plaintiffs' paradise of common lore? A look at medical malpractice awards is revealing.

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