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Bristol Township Council President Bob Lewis was found dead in his home Sunday, officials said. The township issued a statement saying Lewis died at his home in Croydon on Sunday morning. A cause of death was not announced.
DOYLESTOWN Bucks County's three commissioners are up for reelection, and that means they will step aside this year as members of the county's Board of Elections.
County Democrats have announced their candidates for County Court judge.
State Rep. Joe Hackett's final day in office is not until April 30, but he already has begun collecting another check for a second government job.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvanians who are not registered to vote but want to cast a ballot in the primary election are running out of time.
The alleged scheme was all about relationships. The head of a Montgomery County engineering firm wanted to win Pennsylvania Department of Transportation contracts to inspect road-maintenance and bridge-cleaning projects, investigators said. So he befriended a retired PennDot employee who had mentored the man in charge of picking the recipients of the agency's six-figure deals.
NORRISTOWN Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman encountered a problem in filing all the signatures she gathered to run for Common Pleas Court judge.
BUCKS COUNTY Deadline nears to register in primary DOYLESTOWN Next Monday is the last day to register to vote in Bucks County for the May 19 municipal primary election.
With their candidates picked and their rank and file energized, Montgomery County Republicans are preparing to mount their biggest electoral battle since 2011.
LOWER MERION A state firearms group is suing Lower Merion Township to overturn an ordinance regulating guns in parks. Firearm Owners Against Crime, a statewide nonprofit group, staged a protest in Bala Cynwyd Park this month and had promised to file a suit if the ordinance was not rescinded.
NEW YORK - Hillary Rodham Clinton might want to consider hiring Lower Gwynedd-based stage producer Kari Lynn Hearn as a campaign adviser. Or keep her in mind for an embassy posting.
UPPER DARBY TWP. Upper Darby Township Mayor Tom Micozzie and School Board President Judy Gentile are scheduled to cut the rug Saturday as they try their hand at Dancing With the Upper Darby Stars.
DOYLESTOWN Bucks County's three commissioners are up for reelection, and that means they will step aside this year as members of the county's Board of Elections.
State Rep. Joe Hackett's final day in office is not until April 30, but he already has begun collecting another check for a second government job.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvanians who are not registered to vote but want to cast a ballot in the primary election are running out of time.
Bruce L. Castor Jr. is a busy guy - who just got busier. The Montgomery County commissioner, who also works as a private attorney and is campaigning to be county District Attorney, on Friday got sworn in as a special deputy district attorney in Centre County.
Baer Growls: Montco Commissioner Josh Shapiro just got another notch on his belt. He's someone who bears watching.
Bristol Township Council President Bob Lewis was found dead in his home Sunday, officials said. The township issued a statement saying Lewis died at his home in Croydon on Sunday morning. A cause of death was not announced.
Several dozen gun-rights supporters peacefully descended on a Lower Merion park Sunday afternoon, where they protested a local gun ordinance and called on the district attorney to take legal action against the township.
County Democrats have announced their candidates for County Court judge.