Monday, April 22, 2013
A stretch of the Delaware River starting in Columbia, N.J. and ending in Yardley will be sprayed for flies by helicopter today.
Bucks County officials note that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will conduct a black fly suppression aerial spraying operation along the Delaware River on Monday. Aerial spraying will be occur along the Delaware River in Northampton and Bucks Counties in Pennsylvania and Warren, Hunterdon, and Mercer Counties in New Jersey. The operational area will be between Slateford, PA/Columbia, NJ and Yardley, PA/Trenton, NJ. Typical operations involve the application of Vectobac 12AS (a brown, viscous, liquid material that smells like fish oil) from a helicopter. The helicopter will apply the material to the river flow in designated areas by flying back and forth across the river and discharging the material from a …
Monday, April 15, 2013
A body was found in the Delaware River in Bristol Township, according to police.
The body of a man was found in the Delaware River in Bristol Township on Saturday, according to police. An article on PhillyBurbs said a boater found the body around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday behind Dow Chemical on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River. Bristol Township Detective Tim Fuhrmann told the publication that the man was found wearing jeans, a Phillies T-shirt and a blue hooded sweatshirt and had been in the water for some time. The Bucks County Coroner Dr. Joseph Campbell told PhillyBurbs that investigators think the man was at least 40 years old. Read the full story on PhillyBurbs, and contact Fuhrmann at 215-785-4040 if you have any information about the body. Patch will update with more information once it is received.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The 5th Annual Polar Plunge will be held at Neshaminy State Park on Saturday, Feb. 23.
It's that time of year again when brave souls take a frosty dip in the Delaware River at Neshaminy Park in Bensalem for the annual Polar Plunge. The 5th Annual Eastern plunge takes place on Saturday, Feb. 23 and will have people "Freezin' for a Reason"—to support local Special Olympics athletes. Individuals and teams can register to participate at $50 per person. Teams must consist of a minimum of 10 people and requires pre-registration. And anyone can take the plunge. Participants younger than 18 need a parent or guardian's signature. "The youngest Plunger we have had has been 6 years old," said Nicole Jones, Special Olympics Pennsylvania's director of communications. Jones estimates that the oldest plunger has been somewhere in the 60 …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
During the recent cold snap, parts of the Delaware River were filled with ice.
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Thursday, December 27, 2012
Officials in Bristol Borough and along the Neshaminy Creek are warning of flooding on Thursday and Friday following a massive weather system.
Officials in the lower portion of the county are warning residents who live along the Delaware River and Neshaminy Creek that flooding is a threat in the coming days. Bristol Borough emergency management officials said the "Mill Street Parking Lot is likely to flood the next few days on high tide." They also asked residents along Radcliffe Street to secure "floatable" items and to remove electronic and valuables from lower levels. Bucks County emergency planners cautioned residents who live near the banks of the Neshaminy Creek Bristol, Bensalem, Langhorne, Lower Southampton, Middletown and Northampton to "monitor the creek and take protective actions if necessary." Rain and high winds are expected to remain in the region until Thursday …
Monday, December 24, 2012
After a second apparent suicide jump the river in New Hope steps are being taken to try to stop jumpers.
Monday, December 24, 2012
In the wake of a second apparent suicide at the New Hope-Lambertville Toll Bridge since Thanksgiving, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced over the weekend it will step up patrols of its bridges and initiate other steps to combat suicide attempts during the winter holiday period. "As best as we can tell, the Commission has never experienced two apparent-suicide fatalities within such a short period of time and we certainly will attempt to do all we can to prevent any further such incidents," said Acting Executive Director Arnold J. Conoline, Jr. "While we train and outfit our personnel to deal with these kinds of situations, we're going to redouble our efforts during the holiday period when stress and depression can …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
While Friday was not the end of the world as we know it, it may have looked like that in Bristol Borough.
Residents and business owners in Bristol Borough awoke to a flooded Mill Street Parking Lot Friday morning. The unexpected flooding partially-submerged several vehicles and pushed debris from the Delaware River throughout the parking lot. Residents tell Patch the Harbor Lights Apartments of Radcliffe Street suffered some flooding. The apartment complex is often a victim when the river swells. The flooding was not expected after Thursday's rain, Emergency Management Coordinator Merle Winslow told PhillyBurbs.com. We want to see your photos/videos of the flooding. Add them by clicking the "Upload Photos and Video" button above this article.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Waste Management landfill has been approved by the township to start temporarily allowing trash to come to the facility via the Delaware River.
Pending approval from the state, large barges filled with Hurricane Sandy debris from New York and New Jersey could be coming up the Delaware River to Falls Township in just a few weeks. The township Board of Supervisors last week approved a motions which would waive a prohibition on trash-hauling barges going to the landfill. Chairman Bob Harvie said there is a "tremendous amount of waste" in the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy and the federal government is working with haulers to move it quickly. The waiver gives Waste Management a 180 day pass on the prohibition, which has been in effect since 2005, officials said. While the landfill sits in both Falls and Tullytown, the dock where the trash will be unloaded is in Falls. Waste …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
After several days off, area schools are reopening after Hurricane Sandy.
Bristol Borough School District The borough's schools reopened Friday after several days without school due to teh effects of Hurricane Sandy. Bristol Township School District The township district will reopen for all students starting Monday. Below is a statement from Superintendent Sam Lee and School Board President Earl Bruck: "Hurricane Sandy was an unexpected catastrophe for all of us in Bristol Township. Just as your homes lost power and suffered damage from wind, water and fallen trees, so our schools were in need of help and repair in the aftermath of the storm. "When the rain and wind died down, were were left to take stock of a cluster of darkened buildings. Some had roof damage, broken windows and leaks that soiled carpets and…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Levittown Patch will be continuing to update this post with a list of closing and delays caused by the storm.
Last Update: Thursday, 7:38 p.m. - The Bristol Borough School District will be opened for Friday. However, the second grade field trip to the zoo has been postponed to an unknown date. - Classes in Bristol Township School District are cancelled for Friday. Offices will be open at normal times. - Bucks County Technical High School in Bristol is closed on Friday. - The Neshaminy School District will be closed to students on Friday.Despite schools being closed to students and teachers, buildings will be open and administrators, clerical staff and custodians will report at their normal time. Click here for more. - "On Friday, November 2nd, all Pennsbury elementary schools will remain closed due to continuing electrical problems. All three …