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September 26, 1993 | For The Inquirer / CHERIE KEMPER-STARNER
Polo-playing women from across the country were in Nockamixon Township last weekend for the 2d Annual Women's Polo Tournament. The event was held at Bucks County Horse Park in Revere, as well as nearby Winfield Farm. The Bucks County Polo Club hosted the tournament.
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December 29, 1998 | By Mark Binker, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Brown water recently discovered seeping from the ground at what was once the Hidden Valley Landfill in Nockamixon Township is most likely nothing to worry about, said William J. Ponticello, an environmental specialist hired by Bucks County to investigate the discharge. "We don't know what's in it," Ponticello told commissioners and other county officials last night. But he said that such seepage was not uncommon in closed landfills and that he knew of nothing in this one, once used for municipal trash, that was cause for special concern.
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June 24, 1996 | By Ty Tagami, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The body of a boy pulled from the Delaware River Saturday has been identified as that of Victor Rivas Jr., a 10-year-old from Bethlehem who drowned with his two sisters last week, police said. New Jersey State Police said that the Delaware Valley Fire Department of Erwinna used boats to recover the body after two canoers discovered it floating near Frenchtown, N.J., about 3 p.m. Saturday. It was taken to the Hunterdon County Medical Center in Flemington. Next of kin identified the body yesterday as that of Rivas Jr., son of Victor and Santa Rivas.
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January 28, 2012 | By Shaj Mathew, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was, the district attorney said, "a love rectangle. " Around 5:25 a.m. Friday in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Lloyd Hill, 41, stabbed to death his estranged wife, Stefanie Lynn Hill, 37, and fatally bludgeoned the man she was living with, Fred Tarantino, 44, with an aluminum baseball bat, District Attorney David Heckler said. Fred Tarantino was the estranged husband of Tara Tarantino, with whom Lloyd Hill was living in Quakertown. The couples had met at church, Heckler said, and began going out together as friends.
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May 9, 1986 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Special to The Inquirer
A ruling by the Falls Township Zoning Board prohibiting an expansion of Bucks County's only landfill was upheld yesterday by President Judge Isaac S. Garb. The judge's decision means that the municipalities in Bucks County and New Jersey that have been dumping more than 5,000 tons of trash each day in the GROWS Landfill now have about 18 months before the landfill will be used up, according to county officials. Two tracts of county-owned land - 135 acres in Nockamixon Township and 101 acres in Buckingham Township - are now being reviewed as possible landfill sites, according to Robert E. Moore, executive director of the Bucks County Planning Commission.
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October 24, 2013 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
  NOCKAMIXON TWP. A Michigan-based energy company has given up efforts to drill for natural gas in upper Bucks County, ending a six-year legal battle over zoning issues with Nockamixon Township. The town's elected officials "made it impossible for the company to move forward," Terry Beia, the manager of Arbor Resources, said Tuesday when reached by phone. Nockamixon, about 15 miles north of Doylestown on Route 611, fought the drilling in court, arguing that the land wasn't zoned for heavy industry.
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May 30, 1990 | By Lacy McCrary, Inquirer Staff Writer
As she sat down at her word processor, Milly Dignetti was afraid. And mad. "When I get off the bus in the afternoon," the 11-year-old fifth grader wrote to the Nockamixon Township supervisors, "I have to walk down our driveway. I hear gunshots and jump, and almost run down our driveway! I won't let my dog out without hesitating that she might get shot. Please, please stop this hazard. " Largely because of her letter, and similar letters from about 20 other residents of the Upper Bucks County community, a cease-fire is in effect and the guns of Nockamixon Township are silent now. The war over the Windsor Hills Sporting Clay shooting club is being fought in court and at the Township Building with zoning codes.
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January 20, 1994 | By Valerie Reed, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
After nine years, Professor Lyle L. Rosenberger and his archaeology students continue to unearth 18th-century artifacts at an excavation site about three miles north of Lake Nockamixon in Upper Bucks County. The buttons, dishes, coins, hardware and shreds of cloth they have found add to the understanding of everyday life after the Revolutionary War. With artifacts and slides in hand, Rosenberger will share his work-in- progress and relate the significance of his finds at a lecture Sunday at the headquarters of the Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation.
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January 16, 1991 | By John P. Martin, Special to The Inquirer
Way up in the farthest corner of Bucks County lies Nockamixon Township - a "very rural, country bumpkin place," as Supervisor Henry J. Gawronski calls it. Residents never hesitated to call Police Chief John Lapsley at home when a strange car came down the road, or when a rabid raccoon got into the yard, or when a car slid into a ditch. But yesterday, after nearly 35 years of having a police force to call their own, residents of the largely wooded township awoke knowing they had none.
NEWS
June 17, 1993 | By Steve Boman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
On the morning of Feb. 4, State Troopers Robert Robbins and John Urban were patrolling Route 611 in Upper Bucks County when they passed a 1991 Dodge parked on the side of the road, its driver standing nearby. Thinking that something was suspicious, they turned around to investigate. The driver of the Dodge, who had gotten back in his car and started the engine, smelled of alcohol, the troopers thought. When they asked the driver to get out of the car, he refused and revved the engine.
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October 24, 2013 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
  NOCKAMIXON TWP. A Michigan-based energy company has given up efforts to drill for natural gas in upper Bucks County, ending a six-year legal battle over zoning issues with Nockamixon Township. The town's elected officials "made it impossible for the company to move forward," Terry Beia, the manager of Arbor Resources, said Tuesday when reached by phone. Nockamixon, about 15 miles north of Doylestown on Route 611, fought the drilling in court, arguing that the land wasn't zoned for heavy industry.
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January 28, 2012 | By Shaj Mathew, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was, the district attorney said, "a love rectangle. " Around 5:25 a.m. Friday in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Lloyd Hill, 41, stabbed to death his estranged wife, Stefanie Lynn Hill, 37, and fatally bludgeoned the man she was living with, Fred Tarantino, 44, with an aluminum baseball bat, District Attorney David Heckler said. Fred Tarantino was the estranged husband of Tara Tarantino, with whom Lloyd Hill was living in Quakertown. The couples had met at church, Heckler said, and began going out together as friends.
NEWS
September 8, 2004 | By Walter F. Naedele INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It doesn't seem easy being a public official in northern Bucks County these days. In Bedminster, township supervisors are suing a veteran police officer whom they fired last year, alleging that he filed dishonest reports for hours worked. In Richland, the former part-time, unpaid emergency management director is suing the township supervisors in federal court for at least $150,000, alleging that they illegally fired him last year. In Nockamixon, the former township administrator has sued supervisors for more than $300,000 after they fired her in January.
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December 29, 1998 | By Mark Binker, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Brown water recently discovered seeping from the ground at what was once the Hidden Valley Landfill in Nockamixon Township is most likely nothing to worry about, said William J. Ponticello, an environmental specialist hired by Bucks County to investigate the discharge. "We don't know what's in it," Ponticello told commissioners and other county officials last night. But he said that such seepage was not uncommon in closed landfills and that he knew of nothing in this one, once used for municipal trash, that was cause for special concern.
NEWS
June 24, 1996 | By Ty Tagami, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The body of a boy pulled from the Delaware River Saturday has been identified as that of Victor Rivas Jr., a 10-year-old from Bethlehem who drowned with his two sisters last week, police said. New Jersey State Police said that the Delaware Valley Fire Department of Erwinna used boats to recover the body after two canoers discovered it floating near Frenchtown, N.J., about 3 p.m. Saturday. It was taken to the Hunterdon County Medical Center in Flemington. Next of kin identified the body yesterday as that of Rivas Jr., son of Victor and Santa Rivas.
NEWS
November 3, 1995 | By Richard V. Sabatini, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A tanker truck loaded with raw milk skidded on a wet road yesterday morning, causing it to flip onto its side and spill about 3,000 gallons of its load. Firefighters and members of the Bucks County Hazardous Materials Team responded to the 6:56 a.m. mishap on Route 611, just north of Marienstein Road, and worked to contain the spill and minimize its entry into the nearby Gallows Run Creek. State police from the Dublin Barracks identified the truck driver as Bruce Latshaw, 32, of Alburtis, Pa. He suffered moderate injuries, they said, and was transported to Doylestown Hospital for treatment.
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January 20, 1994 | By Valerie Reed, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
After nine years, Professor Lyle L. Rosenberger and his archaeology students continue to unearth 18th-century artifacts at an excavation site about three miles north of Lake Nockamixon in Upper Bucks County. The buttons, dishes, coins, hardware and shreds of cloth they have found add to the understanding of everyday life after the Revolutionary War. With artifacts and slides in hand, Rosenberger will share his work-in- progress and relate the significance of his finds at a lecture Sunday at the headquarters of the Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation.
NEWS
September 26, 1993 | For The Inquirer / CHERIE KEMPER-STARNER
Polo-playing women from across the country were in Nockamixon Township last weekend for the 2d Annual Women's Polo Tournament. The event was held at Bucks County Horse Park in Revere, as well as nearby Winfield Farm. The Bucks County Polo Club hosted the tournament.
NEWS
June 17, 1993 | By Steve Boman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
On the morning of Feb. 4, State Troopers Robert Robbins and John Urban were patrolling Route 611 in Upper Bucks County when they passed a 1991 Dodge parked on the side of the road, its driver standing nearby. Thinking that something was suspicious, they turned around to investigate. The driver of the Dodge, who had gotten back in his car and started the engine, smelled of alcohol, the troopers thought. When they asked the driver to get out of the car, he refused and revved the engine.
NEWS
April 18, 1991 | By John P. Martin, Special to The Inquirer
A Philadelphia man has been sentenced to two to four years in Bucks County Prison for beating his wife with a frying pan, then kidnapping her after she refused his attempts to reconcile their marriage. Erwin H. Reneisen, 57, of the 2600 block of Pratt Street, was convicted Monday by Judge John J. Rufe on charges of kidnapping, burglary, aggravated and simple assault, terroristic threats, and false imprisonment. Rufe acquitted Reneisen of attempted murder, theft, robbery and receiving stolen property.
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