Silver Lake Park in Bristol Township is a popular spot for Canada geese.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Residents on Palmer Avenue say they have been after the Township for years to fix a sinkhole that has closed the road.
A large sinkhole on Palmer Avenue—in Bristol Township's Edgely section—has been a problem for years, residents say, and they want something done soon, Phillyburbs.com reported. The street is not on the township's $4 million road paving program for 2013, but the reports stated the township will address the problem.
Monday, May 6, 2013
State Police arrested a Bristol Township man on Friday because he failed to register as a convicted sex offender by Thursday.
Jeffrey Dolton, 38, a convicted sex offender, was arrested Friday for failing to comply with Megan’s Law by registering as a sex offender in a timely manner, according to a State Police report. Dolton had gone to State Police barracks in Trevose to register Friday, but he was supposed to have registered by Thursday, so police arrested him. Phillyburbs.com reported that Dolton, of Plumtree Turn, was found guilty in 2011 of being a violent predator after pleading guilty to indecent assault on someone younger than 13. He was sentenced to 5 years. The report also stated that Dolton had told police he was employed, but when the business was checked, they found that Dolton had been fired in March. Dolton was arraigned in Bensalem and charged …
A manager at Chancey's Country Garden in Bristol Township shares when the spring planting should begin.
It's May, which means you're probably rounding up mulch and spring flowers for planting. Debbie Schiefer, manager of Chancey's Country Garden on Bath Road in Bristol Township, said after Mother's Day is the best time to plant petunias, pansies, potato vines, vinca vines, hibiscus and vegetables. "It's a temperature thing," Schiefer said. "The frost does kill them." All of the business' annuals are in a greenhouse to ensure cooler temps overnight do not harm them, she said. For some people, spring plantings have already been done and that may be OK, "as long as you're not going to get a freeze," she said. This blog from The Old Farmer's Almanac offers tips for predicting a frost. In the coming days, Shiefer said she'll begin integrating …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Flowering trees are in full bloom at Silver Lake Park in Bristol Township.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The confession of the 36-year-old exterminator Jason Smith who allegedly killed Philadelphia doctor Melissa Ketunuti was read in court Wednesday during a preliminary hearing.
The confession of the 36-year-old exterminator who allegedly killed a Philadelphia doctor was read in court Wednesday during a preliminary hearing, according to several reports. Jason Smith, 36, of Crescent Lane in Levittown will face trial on charges of arson, murder and related charges in the death of his customer, Melissa Ketunuti who was a pediatrician at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, according to an article on PhillyBurbs. Smith told investigators, according to previous Patch reports, that Ketunuti "belittled" him when he was on a freelance exterminator job at her brick-faced townhome at 1728 Nauddain St. in Center City on Jan. 21, which led to an argument that escalated. A transcript from Smith's confession was released by…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
PennDOT workers were spotted filling potholes in Bristol Township this week.
The Big Lots in Bristol Township was robbed Wednesday, according to reports.
The Big Lots in the Bristol Plaza shopping center on Durham Road in Bristol Township was robbed Wednesday afternoon. Scanner reports indicated a white male went into the store and made off with cash. The robbery occurred just after 2 p.m. and drew a large police presence. The Bucks County Courier Times published a description on their website. According to a Patch reader, police with dogs checked the area for the suspect for nearly an hour.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A 69-year-old Levittown woman is in critical condition after a serious accident on Route 13.
Bristol Township police released more information Tuesday on the serious traffic accident that happened Sunday night at Route 13 and Edgely Road. A 69-year-old Levittown woman suffered serious injuries in the crash and had to freed by firefighters, police said. The woman was taken to Aria Torresdale Hospital and remains in critical condition. The woman was driving a maroon 1996 Buick Roadmaster north on Edgely Road when a silver 2010 Toyota Corolla driven by a 27-year-old Levittown man on Route 13 struck the Buick at the intersection at 6:14 p.m., police said. As of press time, police have released no information on charges. Route 13 was closed between Upper Beaver Dam Road and Haines Road until 10:50 p.m. Police were assisted at the scene…
Monday, February 25, 2013
Bucks County Deputy Sheriff James Mitchell was honored by the commissioners for helping save a woman from a Lower Bucks County fire.
Bucks County Deputy Sheriff James Mitchell was driving in his blue county vehicle on the afternoon of Dec. 11 in Bristol Township when he heard a radio call for a dwelling fire on Wynfield Avenue. The deputy got to the scene and found the house engulfed in flames. Mitchell and passerby Mark Cook rushed toward the house after watching a woman go back in. She believed another woman was trapped. At the time, Bristol Township Fire Marshal Kevin Dippolito said the woman fought with Mitchell as he tried to get her out of the burning house. The deputy was able to pull the woman, who was later treated for smoke inhalation and burns, from the two-story home. Commissioner Diane Marseglia awarded Mitchell with a commendation at the most recent county…