Thursday, November 15, 2012
A couple allegedly stole an Upper Makefield family's dog on Sunday.
A local family is seeking a couple who allegedly took their dog from their Upper Makefield yard Sunday afternoon. A $500 reward is being offered for the dog’s safe return, said owner Nancy Kovacevich. Kovacevich said witnesses saw a man, described as lean and about six-feet tall, and a woman with long hair take the dog from their front yard, which is near Sol Feinstone Elementary School. The couple put the dog in the back of their car. The dog, named Razzie, is a fluffy, white cavachon who weighs 30 pounds. A cavachon is a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Bichon Frise. Anyone with information should call Nancy at 215-962-2659.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Upper Makefield police were busy on Wednesday with the funeral of Officer Brad Fox, a burglary and a missing teen.
On the same day Upper Makefield police were handling the thousands of mourners who came to the township to bury a fallen police officer, township authorities were also dealing with a burglary and a missing teen. Investigators report to BucksLocalNews.com that a home on Mt. Eyre Road was ransacked and several valuable items were taken. Police described the suspect to the website as a man in his 30s with a squared baby face, broad shoulders and donning a red hat. Just hours later, police began searching for a missing teenage girl. Patrol officers, a helicopter and a robocall were used to help search for the missing 13-year-old Wednesday evening, according to a Patch reader. The teen was found safe a short time later, police confirmed. …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Officials from the utility defended the use of smart meters Thursday before the Public Utilities Commission and said they are safe.
Officials from PECO spoke before the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission (PCU) Thursday afternoon in Harrisburg to assure the commission and members of the public that the company’s smart meters are safe for use on residences, 6ABC.com reported. The smart meters, which can now be found on over 200,000 area homes, have been linked to several overheating incidents. They are also connected to fires in Bristol, Newtown, Upper Makefield and other Bucks County communities. PECO officials testified to the PCU that the smart meters installed at customers homes are safe, according to 6ABC. However, the utility several weeks ago suspended all new smart meter installation for the time being. Since the utility began installing the smart meters …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Installation of new smart meters has not yet resumed and the utility is continuing to investigate several fires linked to the meters.
PECO is continuing to work to resolve the problem of the overheating electric smart meters that have sparked fires in Bristol, Newtown, Middletown, Upper Makefield and other area communities in recent weeks. So far, PECO confirms in a letter sent to Patch that over 150,000 Sensus meters are still currently installed in homes throughout the area. About 50,000 L&G brand meters dot the sides of area homes. As of last Thursday, 26 meters were reported to have overheated and two of those incidents caused property damage beyond the area surrounding the meter. The company has found that 7 incidents were caused by pre-existing conditions with customer equipment and another 7 were caused by installation issues or water intrusion, the company said…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
“My Name is Rebecca Romm, Named after My Mother's Mom” was written in hopes of spurring a conversation between parents and their children.
Rachel Levy Lesser’s newest children’s book was a project written out of passion. “My Name is Rebecca Romm, Named after My Mother's Mom,” The passion was much was evident as Lesser, who is a resident of Upper Makefield, read “My Name is Rebecca Romm, Named after My Mother's Mom” to a room full of youngsters last week at the Newtown Bookshop. The book explores the origins of the main character, Rebecca, whose name was acquired from her late grandmother. “It’s basically about a girl who is sick of hearing about her name. She wants a name that is all her own,” Lesser said. The married mother of two was struck with the idea for the concept when she was wondering what her 6-year-old daughter, Rebecca, would think about her name. Rebecca, in …
Supervisors unanimously voted last week to rescind a scenic byways resolution that has attracted plenty of attention recently.
Upper Makefield supervisors unanimously voted last week to rescind a scenic byways resolution that a number of vocal citizens protested would infringe on their land rights. Upper Makefield officials said in a statement that an official from the group that wished to designate portions of the township as a scenic byway, Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, sent an email in late July stating the group was withdrawing their request to follow through with the scenic byways designation. The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor previously had promised that the program would have put portions of the River Road area in the running for grant funding that could pay for beautification projects, BucksLocalNews.com reported. In April…