Notes on Bucks County

Reflections on Politics in Pennsylvania's Most Curious and Captivating Collar County

A new book analyzing the Bucks County political world by veteran political leader Andy Warren and journalist Hal Marcovitz

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   Thanks to everyone who attended our forum on the Point Pleasant water project the evening of September 28 at the Perkasie campus of Bucks County Community College. The dialogue that evening illustrated that nearly four decades after the year of mayhem, hard feelings about the Pump remain. Our book includes two chapters on the Pump. Check it out.

A video of our May 18 forum featuring former US Reps. Jim Greenwood and Pete Kostmayer is now available on YouTube. Click on the image of Pete and Jim to access the 30-minute video. Many thanks to filmmaker and former Bucks County journalist Lanny Morgnanesi for producing the video.

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A public works project that exploded into protests, mass arrests and political upheaval. A decades-long feud between two of the region’s best-known elected officials. Judges who feared their own constitutional rights were being ignored. The travels and travails of two candidates who went on to win statewide office, albeit with more than a few nervous moments along the way. Controversies that were sparked by such diverse issues as the drugging of racehorses, a nuclear freeze resolution and who exactly was it that spilled water on First Lady Barbara Bush. And, of course, a look at the 2020 election. These are among the issues authors Andy Warren and Hal Marcovitz examine in Notes on Bucks County. At one time, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, was known for its lush farmlands, charming small towns, covered bridges and as a home to authors, artists and other celebrities. Over the past 75 years, the county has emerged as a sprawling suburban community that has found itself playing an important role in regional, state and national politics. Indeed, readers of Notes on Bucks County will learn that politics in Bucks County can be two-fisted, as local elected officials spar over issues that affect the quality of life for the county’s more than 600,000 citizens.

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