As a 23-year resident of Upper Dublin, I have often marveled at how often I observe a police SUV in town. Having lived in the police state of China as a journalist in the '90s, it strikes me that police are more of a visible presence in this peaceful town than they ever were where I lived in…

I was astonished to read the letter from a church pastor which said in part, "we cannot afford another four years of Donald Trump nor his Republican lawmakers." I was astonished, because as a clergyman myself, I am at pains to avoid taking political stances in public.

What happened 100 and 90 years ago has an eerie resemblance to today with many out of work and  jobs not returning along with the coronavirus, not unlike the 1918 Flu and Depression of the 1930's. The "New Green Deal"with the energy coming from AOC and youthful voices and the views of many o…

As we have been faced with this COVID-19 pandemic, we are grateful to God for the countless first responders and all of those who are serving others. This crisis is one we shall never forget, and we are grateful to God that this too shall pass. Equally important is our opportunity to vote on…

Let’s take a look at something other than COVID-19, like this: “How do Bucks and Montgomery County high schools rank among 754 others in Pennsylvania?" Quite well, according to a “comprehensive, data-based” look by a well-regarded examination team. In fact, area schools make up 22 percent of…

On Halloween night of 2019 an Ambler family experienced a catastrophic event when their house was torn apart by a fallen tree. One person was seriously injured and the other occupants, while not suffering serious physical injury, were substantially shaken by the occurrence. The house was dec…

Lest Jerry Shenk's circumlocution (Prospective please, 4/5/20) cause some of your readers to forget, budgets and expenditures for emergency medical personal protective equipment (PPE) is the president's only to propose: the legislation which sets expenditures has been the responsiblity of th…

What began as a delightful day for dozens of children at Children of America childcare in Southampton unexpectedly became a horrendous terror one quiet afternoon. It was Thursday, Feb. 27. About 1:30 p.m. Some 79 kids were in the building, 14 of the younger ones napping in a front room when …

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With the outbreak of COVID-19 and the recent declaration that we are now entering a national State of Emergency that is hitting Montgomery County particularly hard, these are uncertain times for all of us. However, for the estimated 170,000 Pennsylvania working families who live in poverty, …

The changes in voting for this primary election season and new voting machines have created a need for flexibility and education for both voting officials and voters. The League of Women Voters of Bucks County studied the range of voting systems proposed for Bucks County and concluded that h…

The Artworks Collective of Ambler, an organization composed of approximately 30 local artists, has taken on the project of creating a statue in remembrance of Mary Ambler, and has brought this idea to the attention of the Ambler Borough Council. After meetings with the council, a move is now…

Thank you very to Rep. Thomas Murt who recently assisted me with a very complicated issue and he did so personally and didn’t push it off on his staff. I am grateful that one of our elected officials in the state took the time to both listen to my concerns and then personally follow-up and g…

Major League Baseball has apparently decided that there are 42 too many minor league baseball cities and, according to Commissioner Rob Manfred, after the 2020 season, that will change. There will be a new agreement between the majors and the minors signed and a lot of cities will lose their…

Peter Townsend, Roger Daltrey and The Who aren’t asking, as they did in the '60s. Now, it’s the query of PennDOT. That’s not a new rock group, but the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. And the lyrics to its song similarly question, "Who are you? I really want to know."

When the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday, Oct. 27, 1963, preached from the pulpit of the Salem Baptist Church, formerly of Jenkintown, just five years before his assassination on April 4, 1968, the civil rights’ icon bellowed three evocative words — “all,” “here,” and “now” — that…

Steve Bloom's knee-jerk conservative tax cut reflex -- offered as his solution to the exit of youth from Pennsylvania (Brain Drain, 12/22) -- is both badly based financially, and off-base in its diagnosis of youth emigration.

Details of Sunday hunting and other regulations will concern people as long as hunting is lawful, but it behooves us to understand the big-picture context in which human beings hunt other animals with manufactured weapons (“Allowing a Bit of Sunday Hunting Enough for Now,” November 10, 2019).

t is with a heavy heart that I pen these words, for there is so much hate in this country. As an African American, I grieve with my Jewish brothers and sisters for the awful, ungodly attacks against the Jewish community. The stabbing a few weeks ago at a Rabbi’s home during a Hanukkah party …

The time to act on the climate crisis is not in 20 or 30 years, it is now. The science is clear that as carbon dioxide levels increase in our atmosphere and oceans as a result of burning buried fossil fuels we are gambling with the stability of the only world we have. The planet is warming, …

Lowman Henry's declaration (Times-Chronicle, 12/15) that the current process of redistricting of legislative and congressional district boundaries is already perfect -- and that changes now being contemplated to that process, for the next round of redistricting after the decennial 2020 censu…

I read with great interest the column by Sally Pipes in which she panned the concept of single payer healthcare. I share many of her concerns but as a physician who has worked and continues to work in the trenches of health care and has Master’s degree in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safet…