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Many use stimulus funds to pay property taxes

The stimulus payments most Americans have received over the last year were designed to lessen the burden brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. But a significant number of people in Warren County — about 500 property owners — appear to have used at least a portion of those funds to ...

Rescue Plan for restaurants is pushed

Funding from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan is starting to matriculate out in programming. One example is the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Administered by the federal Small Business Administration, the program has a pretty simple mission per the SBA: “To provide funding to help ...

Borough keeps searching for new manager

The search is on for a new Youngsville Borough Manager. After spending eight years as manager, Lisa Hagberg started a new position with Warren County in April. Borough council has received some good applications — and they had better, if they want to fill Hagberg’s shoes — ...

New equipment coming to polls

Many Warren County voters who go to the polls on Tuesday will see some new equipment. Poll Pads will replace the poll books that voters had to sign at most of the polling places in the county. Like the books, most of the work in the tablets is done by poll workers. Voters will verify their ...

Senators ask Wolf to lift restrictions earlier

One of Warren County’s state senators is among the lawmakers asking Gov. Tom Wolf to lift COVID-19 restrictions in time for Memorial Day weekend. Capacity restrictions on bars, restaurants and other businesses, as well as indoor and outdoor event gathering limits, will go away on May 31, ...

Rep. Rapp abortion hearing is criticized

Rep. Kathy Rapp’s inclusion of anti-abortion activist David Daleiden as a panelist in a House Health Committee hearing last week is being criticized by the Pennsylvania Women’s Health Caucus. Sen. Judy Schwank, D-Berks, Sen. Amanda M. Cappelletti, D-Montgomery, Rep. Morgan Cephas, ...