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Bill that would ensure local control on school sports heads to governor’s desk

House Bill 2787 would grant the governing authority of a school entity with exclusive authority to determine whether to hold school sports and extracurricular activities in-person during the 2020-21 school year

Benninghoff: House to hold veto override on school sports legislation ‘as soon as we have the chance’

The governor pledged to veto House Bill 2787, which would put into law that decisions about starting school sports and allowing spectators are to be made at the local level

Middletown offering golf and pickleball lessons

Residents can get active and learn a new sport this fall

Council Rock North hosts 18th annual tennis tournament

The event drew 132 elite athletes in July and August

House Republican lawmakers: Lack of DOH data justifying Wolf’s PIAA recommendation

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has no supporting data on hand to justify its recommendation that interscholastic and club sports be canceled until January 2021

Legislation unveiled regarding sports, extracurricular activities for upcoming school year

Proposed bills would allow PA school districts to make decisions about falls sports, and allow students to continue their education and extracurricular activities for an additional year to make up for loss of instruction

POLITICS

PA Supreme Court allows ballots received three days following election day to be counted

PA House Speaker, Majority Leader say this decision makes Pennsylvania’s elections less secure

Dept. of Aging releases study on financial exploitation of older residents

The department is calling for a needed update to the Older Adults Protective Services Act

Wolf responds to federal court ruling

The governor said he will ‘continue to do what’s necessary to keep people safe and contain the virus’

State commissions push for bill to end LGBTQ discrimination

A letter was sent to the General Assembly urging an amendment to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act to include protections for sexual orientation and gender identity

Wolf calls for earlier processing of mail-in ballots

The governor recommended that counties be allowed to start pre-canvassing ballots 21 days before election day to get accurate results faster

Entertainment

Playhouse’s Virtual Variety Show returns Sunday

‘Grease’ star Didi Conn co-hosts

Bristol Riverside presents mentalist Vinny DePonto

The virtual show ‘Mental Amusements’ is set for Sept. 24-26

Levittown musician dedicates debut album to late girlfriend

‘Count the Colors’ by Greg McGarvey is a tribute to Marcella Di Sandro, who lost her Fanconi anemia battle

DeGennaro legacy lives on through new label

DDF Jam Publishing is recording and releasing songs by up-and-coming Bucks County musicians

Bucks County Book Festival announces lineup

Keynote speaker Ibram X. Kendi will discuss his book ‘How To Be An Antiracist’

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PA Supreme Court allows ballots received three days following election day to be counted

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‘Experience Cairn Days’ set for this fall

Learn what it’s like to be part of the school community either on-campus or virtually