Women will have their right to breast feed protected in Doylestown Borough, if the borough council votes tonight to support the anti-discrimination measure.
“This will be historic – we will be the second municipality in Pennsylvania with such a law,” Councilwoman Marlene Pray said Monday. “Philadelphia is the other. Seattle passed one earlier this year.”
Pennsylvania has a Freedom to Breastfeed Act, but “there is nothing to protect a woman’s civil rights,” Pray said. “This will make sure a woman couldn’t be cited for indecent exposure.”
Lane restrictions and 15-minute traffic stoppages on I-95 between Route 413 and Business Route 1 in Bristol and Middletown townships are scheduled next week, PennDOT reports.
The nighttime work schedule for beam replacement on the Ford Road overpass is:
- Monday – Left lane closed on northbound and southbound I-95 from 10 p.m.-5 a.m.
- Tuesday – Intermittent 15-minute traffic stoppages on northbound I-95 from 10 p.m.-5 a.m.
- Wednesday – Intermittent 15-minute traffic stoppages on southbound I-95 from 10 p.m.-5 a.m.
- Thursday and Friday – Left lane closed on northbound and southbound I-95 from 10 p.m.- 5 a.m.
In Central Bucks and Montgomery counties, there will be occasional lane closures on state roads for construction of the Route 202 Parkway.
Starting Saturday, a free weekend bus service will connect Doylestown Borough’s museums and other cultural sites and make it easier to reach shops and restaurants.
The Cultural Loop will run every 20 minutes, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays, through Oct. 28. It will resume in the spring.
The service will connect the borough’s major attractions: the James A. Michener Art Museum, the Mercer Museum, the Bucks County Free Library, County Theater, Fonthill Castle and the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works.
A Bensalem gun club that conducts live pigeon shoots along the Delaware River has agreed to apply for an environmental permit to settle a federal lawsuit.
“There’s nothing that requires the club to stop shooting,” Philadelphia Gun Club lawyer Sean Corr said Friday. “This was a nuisance settlement to eliminate attorney’s fees going forward.”
The club also agreed to pay $15,000 to the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, which filed suit in March.
Beginners and those looking to improve their research skills to trace their family trees can get tips at the 6th annual Ancestry Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, at the Bucks County Visitor Center in Bensalem.
Karen Higgins of West Chester, who has researched personal genealogy for more than 25 years, will discuss “Beginning Genealogy” from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
“Using FamilySearch online and using a local Family History Center” will be presented by members of the Doylestown, Morrisville and Philadelphia Metro Family History Centers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Military veterans can get a free identification card that provides discounts at more than 230 Bucks County businesses, at five locations around the county starting Thursday.
More than 5,040 cards have been issued since the program started in November, and the staff of the Recorder of Deeds will make the cards available at the following locations and dates:
Thurs. Sept. 20
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
425 Hood Boulevard
Bensalem Township police are asking for help to find a 16-year-old young woman who has an intellectual disability.
Ana Marie Jimenez Hernandez was last seen Friday on Mallard Drive, wearing a black shirt with white shorts. She is 5-foot 1, and has long, black curly hair and brown eyes.
Anyone who has information about the teenager is asked to call the Special Victims Unit at 215-633-3719.
John Grzyminski, 50, of Warrington, pleaded guilty Monday to illegal possession of three pipe bombs in his mother’s house, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in statement.
According to the statement:
Grzyminski’s mother found one small device on her kitchen counter on May 9, and bomb technicians found the other two pipe bombs in an upstairs bedroom. They also found bomb-making materials in the garage.
A former female Telford Borough police officer is suing the borough, the police department, the chief and two officers, claiming she was sexually harassed, intimidated and wrongfully fired.
Connie McGinniss, 27, of Quakertown, “was subjected to attitudes of hatred, dislike, mistrust, and mistreatment of women based on her status as the only female officer in the department,” according to her suit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court.
“She was subjected to stalking, peeping, and explicit sexual language and pornographic displays belittling women” and McGinniss, according to the 30-page suit.
Work on the 8.4-mile, $200-million Route 202 Parkway will cause temporary lane closures on several state roads in Bucks and Montgomery counties this week, PennDOT reports.
Installation and testing of traffic signal equipment, installation of overhead signs and other work will cause lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, at:
• Route 202 (Doylestown Road/Butler Avenue) between Route 611 in Doylestown Township and Route 309 (Bethlehem Pike) in Montgomery Township;