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Senator Frank Farry’s Senior Expo

Please join me for my Senior Expo on Thursday, September 28 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Northampton Valley Country Club, located at 299 Richboro Rd. in Richboro.

There will be health screenings, a SEPTA key card processing station, refreshments, prizes, and information from federal, state and county agencies. A prescription drug take back will also be on site.  Please bring your unused, unwanted or expired medication for proper disposal.

At 11am, Stephen M. DeFrank, Chairman, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission(PUC) will speak about the functions of the PUC and will take questions.

Our staff will also be on hand to answer any questions and help with any state-related issues.

The event is free and open to all senior citizens in the 6th Senatorial District, and their caregivers and families.  Please contact our office with questions: 215-638-1784.

Back to School & School Bus Safety

It’s time to go back to school already and that means school buses are on the roads again.

Pennsylvania law requires motorists to stop at least 10 feet away from school buses when their red lights are flashing and their stop arm is extended.  Motorists following or traveling alongside a school bus must also stop until the red lights have stopped flashing, the stop arm is withdrawn, and all children have reached safety.  Read more about school bus safety here.

Penalties for failure to obey school bus safety laws can result in a $250 fine, five points on a driving record and a 60-day license suspension.

Lower Southampton Youth Legion 16U Team Goes to State Tournament

Lower Southampton Youth Legion 16U Team was the first Lower South Legion Team to ever play in the state tournament.

Here’s some highlights of their AMAZING season:

  • 15-5 regular season earning #1 seed in the playoffs
  • Won the winner take all championship game 1-0 against Falls to advance to the regional tournament in Berwick, PA
  • 3-2 in the regional tournament earning a birth in the state tournament also in Berwick, PA
  • First Lower Southampton Jr or Sr American Legion Baseball team ever to advance to the state tournament
  • The state tournament had teams from the east and west playing for the state title.
  • Had an amazing showing finishing 3rd.  Only losses were to the eventual winner Upper Perk and runner up Penn Trafford

This team went into the regional and state tournament short-handed due to vacations and came together to play the best baseball they had played all year.  It was a true team effort, as contributions came from everyone on the team, up and down the line up.


Top Row – Left to Right: Coach Mike Sassano, Joey Corsanico, Coach Joe Corsanico, James Griffis, Brent Walter, Joey Romanoski, Coach Chad Ormond, Caleb Rose, Mike Sassano, Jimmy Bailey, Nick Sassano, Manager Keith Moss

Bottom Row – Left to Right: Mike Welsh, Jake Ormond, Shawn Levin, Gavin Moss  Missing from picture: Brad McNally

Top Row – Left to Right:  James Griffis, Mike Sassano, Jimmy Bailey, Joey Romanowski, Joey Corsanico, Caleb Rose, Brad McNally

Bottom Row – Left to Right:  Brent Walter, Mike Welsh, Jake Ormond, Shawn Levin, Gavin Moss, Nick Sassano

Missing from picture:  Coach Mike Sassano, Coach Joe Corsanico, Coach Chad Ormond, Manager Keith Moss

PECO Preparing for Heavy Rain & Strong Winds Today

PECO is closely monitoring current weather forecasts and preparing for heavy rain and strong winds today and into tonight. We are currently preparing our crews and employees to respond to any outages that may occur due to this storm.

It is also important for you to take steps to prepare and know how to stay connected with us before any possible weather or outages.

Stay in touch.

If your lights go out, we offer several ways for your to report your outage. Save these links now so they are quickly and easily accessible if you need them.

  • Download our PECO mobile app to quickly report an outage from a mobile device. The app will also provide notifications as the outage status is updated.
  • Utilize our two-way texting program for reporting an outage and receiving updates. By texting “ADDOUTAGE” to MYPECO (697326), customers can opt in to receiving text message updates, report outages and check the status of their outage through text. To use this service a customer’s mobile number must be registered with their account.
  • Report an outage online, including on a smart phone or tablet, by providing the account or phone number.
  • Use our interactive outage map to report an outage and for the most up-to-date outage information.
  • Call us directly at 1-800-841-4141 to report an outage or natural gas emergency.
    • If you smell natural gas or see downed power lines, leave the area immediately and call 1-800-841-4141. Representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Stay Safe.

  • Always stay away from damaged electrical equipment, especially downed power lines and tree limbs that may come into contact with power lines.
  • Don’t connect your portable generator directly to your home’s wiring. Never use a generator indoors or in an attached garage. Read and adhere to the manufacturer’s instructions for safe operation.

PECO & Arbor Day Energy-Saving Trees

PECO is partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation to provide customers with trees to plant strategically around their homes for environmental impact and energy savings. This year marks PECO’s 10th anniversary as an Energy-Saving Trees partner. PECO’s program has provided almost 10,000 free trees to customers. By planting trees around your home, you can add to your property value, reduce your carbon footprint, improve air quality and more effectively catch storm water runoff.  When fully grown, these trees can also help reduce the amount of energy your home uses.  Customers can reserve their trees now until the last week of April – act fast, as the trees go quickly! Trees can be picked up in each county on April 28th. Find more details and reserve your tree here:

  •  The online portal allows customers to view their home and choose the correct tree species to maximize energy savings and environmental impact.
  • This year’s program will allow customers to pick up their trees in-person at different community sites. For a limited time, customers can also receive a 1 to 3-foot-tall seedling in a container delivered to their homes.
  • Only PECO customers may participate in the program.

Don’t Forget your Dog’s 2023 License

All dogs 3 months or older must be licensed by January 1 of each year.  An annual license is $8.50 and a lifetime license is $51.50.  If your dog is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.50 and a lifetime license is $31.50.  Licenses may be purchased through the Bucks County Treasurer, Kristian Ballerini.

You can purchase your dog’s license in-person at the Treasurer’s office or on-line.  Click HERE to visit the website.

Contact the Bucks County Treasurer’s office with any questions, 215-348-6244.

Bucks County Treasurer, 5th Floor Administration Building, 55 E. Court Street, Doylestown, PA 18901