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May 12, 1999 | By Mark Binker, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Residents along the Neshaminy Creek in Bucks County will have to wait just a little bit longer for the long-anticipated report on ways to control flooding in the area. The Neshaminy Creek Floodwater Steering Committee, a county-appointed group that has been studying the issue since 1997, first said it would release its findings in January. Earlier this year, that projection was pushed back to May or June, and now, it seems, the report will not be ready until well into the summer.
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October 15, 1989 | By Karl Stark, Inquirer Staff Writer
From rolling hills to sylvan countryside, the Neshaminy Creek is one of the prettiest - and most historic - sewers in America. The army of Gen. George Washington camped along its rippling waters before the battles of Germantown and Brandywine. Grist mills dotted its banks during the 1800s, and amateur painters have celebrated its curvy basin for generations. Yet its beauty stands in marked contrast to the bubbling slime of its current. Water quality has been dismal for years - a testament to the development choking the stream's watershed.
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July 27, 2013 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The bodies of two Bensalem teenagers missing since Tuesday night were pulled from Neshaminy Creek hours apart Thursday, authorities said. Nineteen-year-old Perry Krewson's body was found Thursday night after more than two days of searching by marine teams and helicopters, said Fred Harran, Bensalem's public safety director. Earlier, the body of Dan Tadrzynski, 18, was discovered partially submerged in the creek behind an animal hospital not far from Neshaminy Falls, where he and Krewson went missing in the raging waters around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Harran said.
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September 21, 1999 | By Mark Binker, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
As the Neshaminy Creek jumped its banks and washed into his Periwinkle Avenue home in Langhorne on Thursday, Sam Smith watched helplessly, knowing his seat on the Bucks County committee charged with preventing such floods would do nothing to stop the rising waters. "I am totally frustrated," he said yesterday. Two feet of filthy water flooded his two-story home, leaving it uninhabitable and reeking of a smell he described as molding sewage. County officials said much of the devastation caused by Hurricane Floyd last week came from the rain-swollen waters of the Neshaminy Creek and its tributaries, also the cause of severe flooding in 1996.
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June 14, 1990 | By Carolyn Gretton, Special to The Inquirer
Middletown police are asking for help from the public in identifying seven men who allegedly gang-raped two 13-year-old Bucks County girls June 3 near a popular swimming area in the Neshaminy Creek. Middletown Detective Dave Kemmerer said police had withheld the information on the rapes until Monday to allow police to watch the crime scene over the weekend in case the men returned to swim there. According to Kemmerer, the 13-year-old girls, the seven men and two female companions, and five other witnesses were swimming in the Neshaminy Creek near the Philadelphia Suburban Water Co.'s Neshaminy Falls site about 3 p.m. June 3. Kemmerer said the site had a rope swing right over the creek and was popular with area teenagers.
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February 2, 2001 | By Zlati Meyer, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Thirty-five years after the Dark Hollow Dam was first proposed to prevent flooding in Lower Bucks municipalities, the Neshaminy Creek Watershed Steering Committee has decided it should not be built. At a five-hour meeting yesterday, the panel voted, 4-2, to recommend a $14.2 million "nonstructural" plan to the county commissioners and the County Conservation District, who will vote on the matter at their forthcoming meetings. This option calls for raising on stilts the existing homes in the affected area and buying homes and businesses in the floodplain to demolish.
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September 8, 1997 | By Rena Singer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A minor disagreement between the Bucks County commissioners and the Department of Agriculture has led to significant delays in a controversial flood-control study of the Neshaminy Creek, putting it four months behind schedule. The study, which was supposed to begin in May and end in January 1999, has not started yet because the county commissioners have insisted that the Department of Agriculture pay for an independent public-relations expert to lead public meetings and an independent hydrologist to review the study's findings.
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January 28, 2005 | By Dave Turner INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Bucks County government repeatedly violated environmental standards last year for sewage it sent to the county water and sewer authority's treatment plant behind the King's Plaza Shopping Center in Doylestown Township, the authority says. The county tested the sewage nine times last year and found it violated standards for total suspended solids (TSS) four times and biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) six times, according to the Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority. Patrick Cleary, the authority's communications manager, said the violations had not resulted in any damage to water quality in the Neshaminy Creek, which receives the sewer plant's output.
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July 22, 1999 | By Mark Binker, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority will pay $4,702 in fines for two October sewage spills that dumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of partially treated sewage into streams that feed the Neshaminy Creek, and further penalties for other environmental lapses also could be levied, a state official said yesterday. County officials blame a malfunctioning gate for the Oct. 15 spill at the authority's Kings Plaza plant in Doylestown and an electrical malfunction combined with possible human error for the Oct. 20 spill at the Green Street plant, also in the borough.
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October 8, 1999 | By Stephanie Doster, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
It took Carlos and Kim Da Costa more than two years to renovate a 200-year-old house and turn it into a bed-and-breakfast inn on the Neshaminy Creek. It took Hurricane Floyd less than 12 hours to undo their work. Now, the Da Costas are repairing the Bridgetown Mill House among layers of dirt and silt and an overwhelming smell of oil that have forced the inn's doors closed to guests for several weeks. Kim Da Costa said she grew up in nearby Holland and had always admired the house on Route 413 and Bridgetown Pike.
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May 25, 2014 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Hide the picnic baskets. A black bear was spotted Friday morning in Bensalem near a wooded area along the Neshaminy Creek, a point several miles south of the last bear sighting in Warrington last summer. Bensalem police warned residents to stay clear of the animal as officials try to track it down. Last June, police captured a young black bear near the Valley Square Shopping Center in Warrington. The bear apparently had come to Bucks from New Jersey, crossing a bridge or swimming the Delaware.
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August 16, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
FAMILY AND FRIENDS of a 15-year-old Wissinoming boy who went missing in Pennypack Creek on Tuesday continued their search yesterday, while his parents urged city officials to do more to prevent similar tragedies. Police said Sebastien Sanon was with three friends by the creek near Frankford Avenue and Ashburner Street shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday when he fell in and disappeared. Dozens joined the search yesterday near the fast-moving waters. Despite his disappearance more than 24 hours ago, some still hoped for the best, calling his name as they searched.
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August 15, 2013 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
THE SEARCH was called off about 7:30 last night for a 15-year-old boy who was swept away in the rushing waters of Pennypack Creek, and police said they planned to resume early this morning. Police said the teen, who was identified as Sebastian Sanon, of Devereaux Street near Harbison Avenue in Wissinoming, was with three friends by the creek near Frankford Avenue and Ashburner Street in Holmesburg shortly before 5 p.m. when he fell in and disappeared. Police from the marine unit searched for the teen for two hours last night, officials said.
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July 27, 2013 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The bodies of two Bensalem teenagers missing since Tuesday night were pulled from Neshaminy Creek hours apart Thursday, authorities said. Nineteen-year-old Perry Krewson's body was found Thursday night after more than two days of searching by marine teams and helicopters, said Fred Harran, Bensalem's public safety director. Earlier, the body of Dan Tadrzynski, 18, was discovered partially submerged in the creek behind an animal hospital not far from Neshaminy Falls, where he and Krewson went missing in the raging waters around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Harran said.
NEWS
July 26, 2013
BUCKS COUNTY authorities have identified two bodies found hours apart in a suburban creek as two teenagers who went missing earlier this week, according to published reports. The body of Dan Tadrzynski, 18, was found in Neshaminy Creek yesterday morning in Feasterville. Later that night, about 10:30 p.m., investigators pulled the body of Perry Krewson, 19, out of the same creek. Officials say the two teens went swimming in the rain-swollen creek late Tuesday night and were swept away by rough currents.
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July 26, 2013 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
THE SEARCH continued yesterday for two young men who were swept away while swimming in the Neshaminy Creek in Bucks County on Tuesday night. Authorities yesterday identified the missing men as Dan Tadrzynski, 18, and Perry Krewson, 19, both recent graduates of Bensalem High School. Officials said Tadrzynski and Krewson were swimming in the creek near the Neshaminy Falls SEPTA station, at Bristol Road and Grove Avenue, about 10:30 p.m. with another teen when all three were caught in the current.
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July 26, 2013 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two young men who were swept away in the Neshaminy Creek Tuesday remained missing despite a continuing search by marine units, divers, and helicopters. Authorities Wednesday said hope was fading that they would be found alive. "Our feeling is it's a search and recovery at this point," said Fred Harran, Bensalem Township director of public safety, noting that the creek had swelled following recent storms. The two swimmers, who went missing around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Harran said, were identified as Dan Tadrzynski, 18, and Perry Krewson, 19. Krewson is a 2013 graduate of Bensalem High School, according to Harran.
NEWS
July 25, 2013
Bucks County rescue crews searched for at least one swimmer who disappeared Tuesday night in the Neshaminy Creek, authorities said. About 10:20 p.m., two people were reported in need of help in the creek near SEPTA's Neshaminy Falls station, authorities said. One person reportedly was pulled from the water. Crews continued to search the creek after 11 p.m. - Robert Moran
NEWS
April 5, 2013
A 22-year-old Bucks County Community College student suffered serious injuries when he plummeted down a rocky embankment behind the campus in Newtown on Wednesday afternoon, according to an emergency responder. The unidentified student was hanging out with other students at a popular spot behind the campus buildings along Swamp Road, Newtown Ambulance squad member Angela Marriott said. The hangout is marked by large boulders overlooking a steep 200-foot hill that ends at Neshaminy Creek below, she said.
NEWS
January 4, 2013
WHEN HISTORIANS - or maybe just the hungover - look back on 2012, they'll remember it for the biggest expansion in Philadelphia-area brewing since at least the 1800s. About 10 new area breweries opened during the year, and a half-dozen breweries either launched or completed major expansions. We saw new brewpubs (Tired Hands, Forest & Main, Iron Hill, Vault and McKenzie), new production breweries (Round Guys, Free Will, Neshaminy Creek, Susquehanna), and bigger facilities from thriving operations (Flying Fish, Sly Fox, Troegs, Weyerbacher and, now under way, Victory and Yards)
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