LIHEAP Application Process is Underway

Bucks County State Rep. Kathy Watson reminds individuals and families in Bucks County who qualify for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program or LIHEAP, applications will be accepted beginning today.

“If you’re a one person household and you have an income of no more 17,235, you can qualify. I you’re a two person household and you have a maximum income of 23,265, you can apply. A four person household is 29,295.

The highest qualifying number is 71,000 for ten people living in one household. for more information, visit the state’s website at dpw.state.pa.us

Report Card Issued on Public Education in Montco

A public interest group has issued a report card on the state of public education in Montgomery County.   Public Citizens for Children and Youth says while the graduation rate among the 21 school districts of the county is the highest in the region only half of those starting school have access to full day kindergarten.   County Commissioner Chairman Josh Shapiro joined the group for a press conference Thursday to call for the state to reinstitute a school funding formula.   They said that the school districts of Montgomery County would have an additional $34,000,000 in state aid a year had the legislature not allowed the funding formula started by the Rendell Administration to sunset two years ago.

Lock Down at Two Schools in Hatboro-Horsham School District

There were some tense moments in the Hatboro-Horsham School District on Friday.   The high school and an adjacent elementary school were locked down as police searched the nearby woods for a mssing boy with a troubled past.   The youth was found unhurt.   Montgomery County law enforcement officials say he was not a threat to either himself or the students at the two schools.

Hatfield Twp. Eyes Repair of Bridge in Budget Workshops

Hatfield Township is facing the task of repairing the Walnut Street Bridge. According to Hatfield Township officials, the bridge is deteriorating. Fortunately for the Township, revenues for 2013 are up and projections for 2014 look to be in positive territory. The Commissioners will meet on November 6th and the 13th for two budget workshops. Full repair of the Walnut Street Bridge is estimated to be 1-point-5 million dollars.

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