Bucks County Courier Times - December 2, 2020
By Chris English
The long-closed Manor Park Elementary School in Morrisville should soon get new life after the board of education recently agreed to sell it to Alpha Career Institute for $600,000.
District Superintendent Jason Harris said Alpha, a Texas-based company that specializes in offering certified nursing certificates, plans to use the facility for medical training and tutoring. Officials from Alpha, which also has a school in Breinigsville, Lehigh County, could not be reached for comment. SEE MORE
Bucks County Courier Times - July 21, 2020
By Anthony DiMattia
One of Morrisville’s busiest intersections soon will get a much-needed upgrade.
The borough recently received a $227,805 grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Multimodal Transportation Fund to help make pedestrian and traffic signal improvements to the intersection at Pennsylvania and Trenton avenues.
“This funding for Morrisville Borough will help make much-needed safety improvements at this busy intersection,” said state Sen. Santarsiero, D-10, of Lower Makefield. “The forthcoming changes will help keep both pedestrians and drivers safe, while improving pedestrian access to the local businesses nearby. I am pleased to support Morrisville and its continued progress to improve the community.”
The traffic signal upgrades will include signals for pedestrian crossing for the intersection that is heavily traveled by motorists to access the Calhoun Street bridge to access Trenton. SEE MORE
Patch Staff - May 1, 2020
By Doug Gross
MORRISVILLE, PA — Lawmakers representing Morrisville on Friday said they are pushing for state help for the borough's school district, which is considering drastic cuts to make up for a $1.5 million budget shortfall.
"Morrisville is a great, great community," said state Sen. Steve Santarsiero, during an online news conference. "It has a great history. A storied history, in fact, and great potential. But it also has great challenges."
Earlier this week, Morrisville's school board said it is eyeing cuts that would include furloughing assistant principals, media specialists and other support staff as well as eliminating all sports programs, kindergarten programs and the arts. SEE MORE
Bucks County Courier Times - Feb. 27, 2020
By Anthony DiMattia
The Ivins Outreach Center in Morrisville is seeking volunteers to participate in its Stay Put in Lower Bucks program to keep senior citizens safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
Hold tight and stay in doors.
That’s the message from Ivins Outreach in Morrisville, which is advising the elderly to stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
The group’s push to keep senior citizens safe coincides with their annual program Stay Put in Lower Bucks, a membership-based program for adults 55 and older.
Bucks County Courier Times - Feb. 21, 2020
Fifth-grade students at Holy Trinity School in Morrisville displayed their creativity during Invention Convention on Wednesday as part of the school’s science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics curriculum.For the past month, students designed, tested and adapted new inventions or improved existing items under the direction of teacher Susan Smith to learn problem-solving and design skills before presenting their ideas to a panel of judges made up of school officials.Along with building the inventions students were tasked with making a business plan and describing to the panel the challenges they faced along the way... See More
By Anthony DiMattia - Bucks County Courier Times - Feb. 11, 2020
You’ve probably heard of a home makeover, but how about a hometown takeover?
That’s what some residents in Morrisville are shooting for after entering the town into HGTV’s Home Town Takeover contest for a chance to be featured in a six-part series that will air on the network in 2021.
The show will be hosted by Ben and Erin Napier, of HGTV’s renovation show Home Town, and feature a town of less than 40,000 that will see the revitalization of multiple individual family homes as well as public spaces likes parks, diners or restaurants and outdoor recreation areas.
“Renovating one house at a time is an awesome experience. But the chance to support an entire town, where we help bring a community back to life — that’s something we’ve always wanted to try,” Ben Napier said in a post on HGTV’s webiste. See More
By Anthony DiMattia - Bucks County Courier Times - Jan. 2, 2020
It’s status quo for Morrisville in 2020.
Borough council approved a $7.1 million budget for this year with no tax increase, keeping the tax rate at 46.85 mills. This means the owner of a home assessed at the borough average of $20,000 will pay $937 in property taxes.
The borough has not raised taxes in three years, and lowered taxes in 2017 and 2018.
Residents will see a $10 trash increase that will raise the annual rate to $320 under the borough’s contract with Republic Services. Commercial customers will see a $20 increase, raising the annual total to $620. See More
By Anthony DiMattia - Bucks County Courier Times - Dec. 11, 2019
Morrisville will soon take its first step toward revitalizing its most recognizable building.
The borough council will vote Monday to expand the boundaries of a redevelopment area plan, giving the Bucks County Redevelopment Authority power to find a new owner for the historic Stockham building on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Following Monday’s meeting, the redevelopment authority can seek approval from the county commissioners before the authority gives the final OK. Commissioners could vote on the issue Dec. 18 or in January.
The approval would give the authority the ability to purchase the building or apply for certain types of financing, said Jeff Darwak, redevelopment authority executive director, during a presentation in front of council Tuesday. See More