ALERTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Road Closure - Girls on the Run
On Saturday, December 3, 2016 the Borough will be closing the following roads in order to accommodate the “Girls on the Run” 5K race. The race is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. During that time, traffic may be disrupted on W Bridge St, between the High School and
N Main St. The runners will proceed from Bridge St onto N Main St, at which time, N Main St will remain closed until all runners have cleared the course. Police and Fire Police will be assisting with the runners crossing Route 32 and at the Route 202 Spur, as foot traffic demands.
New Hope Borough Police Press Release
The New Hope Borough Police Department was dispatched to 170 S. Main Street to investigate a report of a barge that had either broken or was cut free from its’ mooring. The barge was secured to a tree with a chain and padlock. The barge had just been put in place in preparation of the June 3, 2016 fireworks display.
The barge is now aground just past the New Hope Wing Dam and sinking. The barge is owned by Tony Demusz . The barge had been placed in its’ mooring on Saturday May 28th. The barge was moored behind the house and not visible from the street. It was last seen intact at 12:00 am behind the house on May 28th. The barge drifted through the opening in the wing dam and became lodged on the rocks about 20 feet below the dam. The barge has taken on water and the owner is attempting to recover it from the river. Investigation showed that the chain was intact but the lock was missing. Footprints were observed in the mud coming out of the river.
The Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce has offered $1,000.00 for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of the individual or individuals responsible for cutting the locks to the fireworks barge on Sunday May 30, 2016 leading to its’ sinking in the river. The barge was private property, and we take this CRIMINAL ACT SERIOUSLY. Anyone with information is urged to call the New Hope Police at 215-862 3033 9am to 5 pm Monday through Friday or the Dispatch number at 215 345-7400 for all other hours and days.
THE Lambertville/New Hope Chamber has stated that the fireworks will go on as planned this Friday June 3, 2016 at 9:30 PM for its’ normal 10 minute show.
2016 COUNTY OF BUCKS HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION
Many household products contain chemicals that cause contamination to the environment if disposed of improperly. The Bucks County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program provides the opportunity for residents to get rid of unwanted hazardous chemicals, such as oil-based paints, pesticides, herbicides, caustic cleaners, pool chemicals, mercury, and automotive and rechargeable batteries, by offering a safe and easy disposal solution.
Residents can drive to any of the collection sites listed, between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm, rain or shine, and their household hazardous waste will be removed from their vehicles and sorted for safe disposal.
No electronics (TVs, computers, or other electronic devices) will be collected this year, due to the effects of a Pennsylvania law, the Covered Devices Recycling Act.
May 28, 2016
Harry S. Truman High School
3001 Green Lane, Levittown
June 25, 2016
Upper Bucks Area Vocational–Technical School
3115 Ridge Road
July 23, 2016
Central Bucks South High School
1100 Folly Road
August 6, 2016
Quakertown Community High School
600 Park Avenue (Rear Lot)
August 27, 2016
Bucks County Technical High School
610 Wistar Road
The program is for residents only; no material will be accepted from businesses, industry or institutions.
More information on the collections or on recycling in general is available by calling the Bucks County Planning Commission at 345-3400 or checking the County of Bucks website (www.BucksCounty.org).
What will be collected at Household Hazardous Waste Collections;
Residents may bring a maximum of 25 gallons or 225 pounds of material to the appropriate collection event accepting that specific item.
Do not bring: large appliances, biological waste, explosives, radioactive waste, tires, or electronics.
Guidelines for safely transporting household hazardous waste to the collection sites:
What to do with items not included in the Household Hazardous Waste Collections:
Latex Paint - If you have latex paint, avoid the lines at the collection by disposing of it safely at home. Dry it solid and place in your regular trash. Latex paint is not hazardous and can be disposed of normally once dried.
Electronics - Because there will be no collection of electronics at any of the five Bucks County or 25 regional collections, we are offering some suggestions for Bucks County residents.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2016
U.S. 202 Lane Restrictions Weekdays in New Hope Borough for Road Construction by New Hope Borough and Scannapieco Development Corporation
King of Prussia, PA – Weekday lane restrictions are scheduled on U.S. 202 (Lower York Road) between Sugan Road and Route 32 (River Road) in New Hope Borough, Bucks County, beginning Monday, May 2, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for road widening, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. The weekday lane restrictions will be in effect through Friday, June 3.
PennDOT advises drivers to allow additional time for travel on U.S. 202 (Lower York Road) near the work area because backups will occur.
New Hope Borough and Scannapieco Development Corporation will perform the work under a PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permit.
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
For more PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov. Follow Local PennDOT Information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly, and follow the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentoftransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.
MEDIA CONTACT: Brad Rudolph, 610-205-6798