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As part of traffic control and security measures which New Hope Police will implement for the

New Hope Celebrates parade on Saturday, May 16, 2015, the following road closures and restrictions will be in effect for much of the morning and part of the afternoon on that day:


Access to the New Hope-Lambertville Free Bridge will be restricted from 11:15 a.m. until approximately 1:00 p.m.


South Main Street from West Bridge Street to New Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from 11:45 a.m. until approximately2:00 p.m.


All parking meters on South Main Street from Bridge Street to Coryell Street will be bagged “No Parking” starting at approximately 11:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2015.  Any vehicle which remains in a bagged parking space as of 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2015, will be removed by police at the owner's expense.


In addition to the noted parade related road closures and restrictions, East Ferry Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2015.


Metered parking regulations will be suspended on May 16, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.  Any person whose residential parking space falls within the restricted areas may, therefore, park in any non-restricted metered space within the Borough, without charge, during that time.  After 2:30 p.m., enforcement of all parking regulations will resume. 


Informational signs and detour arrows will be placed at locations throughout the Borough to assist motorists in avoiding the parade route.


Persons who will be affected by these road closures and/or parking restrictions should take appropriate action prior to the start of the parade.  Once the parade begins, police cannot guarantee that persons will  be able to arrive at or depart from the affected areas.


Any questions regarding these measures should be directed to New Hope Police at 215-862-3033.




The New Hope Police Department has received recent complaints regarding phone calls in which the caller represents himself or herself as a representative of the IRS, PECO, or the FBI, and demands immediate payment of a supposed overdue tax bill, utility bill, or fine.  These calls are a scam, and no money or financial information should be provided to the caller. Anyone receiving a call of the above nature should report the matter to police. 

Residential Burglaries

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 

Emergency Management Information


Bucks County Community Alert System (ReadyNotifyPA)

New Hope Borough has joined the Bucks County ReadyNotifyPA Community Alert System at 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 device.



• email account (work, home, other)

• cell phone (via SMS)

• pager

• 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:

Emergency Situations



• 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

Precautionary Warnings:



• 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 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 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.


            2014 Girls on the Run 5k Run


               As a result of the 2014 GIRLS ON THE RUN 5K RUN, which will take place on Saturday, November 22, 2014, vehicle travel

               within the Borough will be impacted between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on that date.

              Specifically, West Bridge Street between Kiltie Drive and Main Street and the entire length of North Main Street will be

              closed to vehicle traffic at some point between the noted hours.

              Persons planning to travel within the affected areas should plan on delays during the noted time. 


             Any questions can be directed to New Hope Police at 215-862-3033.


               Dog Licenses

All residents of Bucks County are being reminded to purchase their 2014 dog licenses. All dogs three months or      older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs.The state dog warden will be in our area checking for current licenses and to see if you have proof that your pet has a current rabies vaccination. You may purchase a license online at or in person at the Bucks County Treasurer's office, William Snyder, 3rd Floor Administration Building,  55 East Court Street, Doylestown, PA. 18901. You may call the following phone number for more information, 215-348-6244.


         Anonymous Drug Tip Line

             Bucks County officials are looking for help from tipsters in the war on drugs.

             Citing a rise in fatal heroin overdoses Bucks County has announced the launch of new tip lines that accept calls, texts, and  


             Sources will remain anonymous allowing anyone to report suspected drug dealers or activity to investigators.

             The District Attorney's office has also established a heroin task force along with a anti-heroin initiative.

             To send ANONYMOUS tips,

             Via Text, text the word BUCKSDRUGTIPS and your tip to TIP411 (847411).

             To call in tips, phone 215-345-DRUG (3784).

             To e-mail tips, send them to  

       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

            emergency response.

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Media Advisory


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.

Traffic Conditions



Motorists can check road conditions on more than 2,900 miles of state roads by calling 511 or by visiting 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.




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