ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION "GIRLS ON THE RUN" RACE
On November 23, 2013 the following roads will be temporarily closed beginning at 8:45am and will only be closed for portions of the race. The race should be completed by 10:00am.
The race will begin at 9:00am and the course is as follows:
The Girls on the Run 5K Course begins at the start line located on the grounds of the New Hope Solebury School Campus near the tennis courts. Runners will proceed along the main drive toward West Bridge Street. Runners will make a left hand turn onto West Bridge Street and proceed DOWN the hill toward the Delaware River. Runners will then turn left at the traffic light at the intersection of West Bridge Street and Rte 32. Runners will run along Rte 32 to the crossing point near Lower York Rd. Runners will cross Rte 32 at this point and proceed onto the Solebury Township Recreation Trail making a left back onto the main drive of the NHSSD campus. Runners will make a quick left onto Hardy Bush Way to the turn around point. Continuing then back up Hardy Bush Way, making another left back onto the main drive of the campus and heading toward the finish.
On July 22, 2013 & July 27, 2013, between the hours of 7:00am and 11:58 pm, three burglaries occurred in the Riverwoods Developement. One in the 200 block of Riverwoods Drive and two in 100 block of Lakeview Drive. Anyone noticing anything or anybody suspicious is asked to contact Cpl. Zimmerman at 215-862-3033.
The Riverwoods Drive burglary was solved and the suspect was charged and awaiting court appearances.
January 19, 2013, at approximately 10:30 pm, two burglaries and one attempted burglary occurred in the Village II development. Police responded to an entry alarm at a unit on Belaire Ct. and discovered the front door kicked in setting the alarm off. Nothing was taken from this unit. Two other units in the same row on Belaire Ct. were discovered to have been entered. Entry was accomplished by breaking a window in one unit and forcing open a window in the second unit. One of the two units entered had some jewelry and small amount of cash taken. Anyone noticing anything or anybody suspicious is asked to contact Cpl. Zimmerman at 215-862-3033
APPLE ID PHISHING SCAM
Phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information, such as usernames, passwords, and credit card information, by disguising electronic communications to appear as if the request came from a trusted source. Techniques utilized to “phish” for information include accessing webpages and installing key loggers, root kits, and other forms of malware.i Phishing often involves spoofing, which occurs when a forged email appears to be sent from someone other than its true source. The spoofed emails are used to gain the potential victim’s trust and convince him to provide personal information, including passwords, credit card numbers, and bank account information.
Recently, Apple users have received emails that appear to be part of a phishing scam. The message informs the recipient that his Apple ID has been temporarily suspended and instructs the user to click on a link to a remote site that requests his account and password information. The remote site is not authentic and is used to collect the victim’s sensitive and personal information.
iii A typical message states:
Your Apple ID has been temporarily suspended! Somebody else just tried to sing [sic] into [sic] your Apple account from another IP address. Please re-confirm your identity today or your account will be suspended due to concerns we have for the safety and
integrity of the Apple Community.
Please click here to Activate your Apple ID [link].
CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
This particular phishing scam attempts to collect usernames and passwords, although it is unknown how the
perpetrators will exploit the information they obtained. Internet users should safeguard all their login information and never give it to anyone. Legitimate companies will never ask for your login information by email. Individuals who have already fallen victim to this particular scam should immediately change their Apple password.iv
General signs indicating a phishing scam are:
Misspelled words and poor grammar in the body of the email. Notice that in the example provided above, users
are advised that someone tried to “sing into” their account, not “sign in.”
Links located in the message. Before you click on any link, hover over it with your mouse, but do not click. If
you see a string of numbers instead of the website name, it is most likely illegitimate.
Threats located within the message. Emails will state that your security is compromised or that your account
will soon be suspended.
Popular companies are typically chosen to be the front for a phishing scam, e.g. Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, etc.
New Law Penalizes Motorists for Ignoring Traffic Control Signs
A new state law imposing stiff penalties on motorists who ignore “road closed” or other safety warning signs and devices
is now in effect, PennDOT said today.
Act 114, signed on July 5 by Governor Tom Corbett, reinforces the critical need for all drivers to obey traffic control signs.
The law aims to increase safety for motorists and emergency responders in areas where flooding or other hazardous
conditions exist. “Too often, motorists decide their immediate needs outweigh the safety warning signs and they ignore
them, which increases hazards for them and emergency responders,” said PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch. “This law
underscores that we take safety seriously. When motorists are confronted with emergency road closures, we urge them to
use common sense and obey the signs that are placed to keep them safe.” Under the law, motorists who drive around or
through signs or traffic control devices closing a road or highway due to hazardous conditions will have two points added to
their driving records and be fined up to $250. If the violation results in a need for emergency responders to be called, the
fine is increased to between $250 and $500. In addition, violators will be held liable for repaying the costs of staging the
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MYTHS ABOUT ALCOHOL AND DRINKING
Myth: As long as you stick to beer and wine, instead of hard liquor, the intoxicating effects are minimized.
Fact: One 12 oz can of beer, 5 oz glass of wine and 1.5 oz of hard liquor all equal the same alcohol content. Count certain drinks that contain more than 1.5oz of one type of alcohol as more than one drink such as martinis.
Myth: Someone who has had too much to drink will show visible signs of impairment.
Fact: Physical appearance can be misleading; just one drink can impair one's ability to drive safely because judgment and motor skills are the first to be affected by alcoholic beverage consumption.
Myth: Drinking coffee makes a person who has had too much to drink sober up more quickly.
Fact: Time is the only solution to intoxication. It takes about one hour to eliminate each drink consumed.
Fact: Pennsylvania has an implied consent law, if you are requested by a law enforcement officer to submit to a chemical test whether its blood or breath; you must submit or lose your driving privileges for one year, automatically if you refuse.
Driving impaired or riding with someone who is impaired is simply not worth the risk because the consequences are serious and real. Not only do you risk killing yourself or someone else, the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for impaired driving can be significant. Please act responsibly. Pass your keys to a sober driver before the big game begins. And remember, real Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk.
Emergency Management Information
Bucks County Community Alert System (ReadyNotifyPA)
New Hope Borough has joined the Bucks County ReadyNotifyPA Community Alert System at http://www.readynotifypa.org. This system is administered by Bucks County.
Bucks County and New Hope Borough will use the ReadyNotifyPA System to contact you during a major crisis or emergency. ReadyNotifyPA delivers important emergency alerts, notifications and updates to you on all your devices:
• email account (work, home, other)
• cell phone (via SMS)
• smartphone/PDA (BlackBerry, Treo & and other handhelds)
Alert types may include life safety, fire, weather, flood, accidents involving utilities or roadways, and other disaster notifications. A few examples of the types of messages that can be sent through Bucks County ReadyNotifyPA are:
• Notify citizens of the location of the nearest emergency shelter, available bed space, hours of operation during a crisis
• Notify citizens of available evacuation routes during an emergency
• Severe weather and flood warnings
• Changes in the Homeland Security Advisory System terror alert level
• Evacuation orders
When an incident or emergency occurs, authorized senders will notify you instantly using the ReadyNotifyPA System. ReadyNotifyPA is your personal connection to real-time updates, instructions on where to go, what to do, or what not to do, who to contact and other important information.
All you have to do is sign up for a Bucks County ReadyNotifyPA account at http://www.readynotifypa.org. You can add multiple devices (cell phones, pagers, PDAs) and have alerts sent to all devices listed in your Bucks County ReadyNotifyPA account.
The Bucks County ReadyNotifyPA Community Alert System will replace the Borough’s Emergency Public Alert System on January 1, 2013; however, the Borough will continue to maintain and utilize its Emergency Public Alert System until that date. The Borough’s Emergency Public Alert System is limited to email alerts only; it does not have capabilities for contacting individuals via text messages, PDAs, pagers and smartphones. Starting in 2012, the Borough will also send emergency alerts through the Bucks County ReadyNotifyPa Community Alert System. After January 1, 2013, all Borough alerts will be sent to recipients through the Bucks County ReadyNotifyPa Community Alert System only.
Sign up today at http://www.readynotifypa.org for the Bucks County ReadyNotifyPa Community Alert System.
ReadyNotifyPA is a Ready Region service funded by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Task Force and the emergency management coordinators of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.
Motorists can check road conditions on more than 2,900 miles of state roads by calling 511 or by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, average traffic speeds on urban interstates and access to more than 500 traffic cameras.