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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.

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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 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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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’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.

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 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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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