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Ullman: $53,000 in state funds awarded to restore historic 200-year-old Durham Mill

Ullman: $53,000 in state funds awarded to restore historic 200-year-old Durham Mill

(Oct 10, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN, Oct. 10 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman announced she will present a mock check representing the $53,000 state grant that was awarded in time for historic Durham Mill’s 200th birthday celebration. The check will be presented at noon Saturday, Oct. 12 at Durham Community Day at Durham Grist Mill, 215 Old Furnace Road, Durham, PA 18039. The grant will help repair and restore Durham Mill’s windows and make the mill ADA accessible, according to Ullman. ““I am proud that my office was able to secure funding for the preservation of this beautiful, historic Mill. Its presence in the village of Durham is an integral part of the unique charm of this rural community,” Ullman said. The funds are provided through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Marketing to Attract Tourists Program to develop tourism in communities, thereby boosting local economies. Built in 1820, the mill originally ground flour and feed for nearly 150 years. Now, it is listed on the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Register of Historic Places. Ullman said, “By supporting historical restoration we can ensure that local residents, tourists and history lovers can continue to enjoy this treasured mill well into its third century.” Durham Community Day will be a potluck, but Boy Scout Troop 27 will be preparing chili and hot dogs for those who do not bring their own food. The event will begin at noon and end at 5 Read more

 

Ullman: $53,000 in state funds awarded to restore historic 200-year-old Durham Mill

(Oct 10, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN, Oct. 10 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman announced she will present a mock check representing the $53,000 state grant that was awarded in time for historic Durham Mill’s 200 th birthday celebration. The check will be presented at noon Saturday, Oct. 12 at Durham Community Day at Durham Grist Mill, 215 Old Furnace Road, Durham, PA 18039. The grant will help repair and restore Durham Mill’s windows and make the mill ADA accessible, according to Ullman. ““I am proud that my office was able to secure funding for the preservation of this beautiful, historic Mill. Its presence in the village of Durham is an integral part of the unique charm of this rural community,” Ullman said. The funds are provided through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Marketing to Attract Tourists Program to develop tourism in communities, thereby boosting local economies. Built in 1820, the mill originally ground flour and feed for nearly 150 years. Now, it is listed on the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Register of Historic Places. Ullman said, “By supporting historical restoration we can ensure that local residents, tourists and history lovers can continue to enjoy this treasured mill well into its third century.” Durham Community Day will be a potluck, but Boy Scout Troop 27 will be preparing chili and hot dogs for those who do not bring their own food. The event will begin Read more

 

Ulman to host panel on the benzodiazepine crisis Oct. 16

(Oct 10, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN, Oct. 10 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, and Pro-ACT Community Organizer Elnora “Noni” West, will be hosting a panel discussion, “Benzodiazepines: Our Other Prescription Drug Epidemic” from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Doylestown Hospital, Conference Room J. “It’s becoming clear that adult Americans have an addiction to prescription medications, not just opiates,” Ullman said. “Between 1996 and 2013, the number of adults with benzodiazepine prescriptions grew by two-thirds, from 8.1 million to 13.5 million people. Benzos are highly addictive and should be prescribed with caution.” Ullman will be joined by a panel of subject matter experts, including Amanda Johns, director of Pharmacology, Aldie; Maryann Venezia, psychiatry, Lenape Valley Foundation; Christopher White, clinical supervisor, BC Drug & Alcohol Commission; Joseph Yi, detox specialist and board-certified addiction psychiatrist; and Paul Zazow, psychiatry. “I’m looking forward to an illuminating discussion about ways to end the benzodiazepine crisis in Pennsylvania,” Ullman said. People with inquiries about the event should contact Ullman’s office by phone at 267-768-3670 or by email at RepUllman@pahouse.net . Read more

 

9/30/19 – Single Use Plastics and HB 1322 – Doylestown

(Oct 03, 2019)

Materials from a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing hosted by State Rep. Wendy Ullman. Read more

 

Southeastern PA lawmakers: Pennsylvania must join RGGI states now

(Oct 03, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 3 – A plan to finally add Pennsylvania to the Northeast’s carbon trading market is being met with praise from state lawmakers in southeastern Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Wolf this morning announced that his administration will put its weight behind adding the commonwealth to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the nation’s first competitive carbon-credit market to incentivize clean emissions across the northeast states’ energy-industry sector. Companies that innovate and produce clean energy will keep credits in the market, which are ante’d by all participants and lost by those that fail to meet modern benchmarks on pollution. “I applaud Governor Wolf for his leadership,” said state Rep. Carolyn Comitta, D-Chester. “We must take strong action to stop climate change and shape a healthy future for our children. Joining RGGI positions Pennsylvania to protect our children’s future while strengthening our economy.” Comitta is one of 31 early sponsors of House legislation that backstops the governor’s order. “It’s time that Pennsylvania steps up to become a leader in fighting climate change and grow our economy through this partnership with neighboring states,” said state Rep. Margo Davidson, D-Delaware, chair of the House Southeast Democratic Delegation. “RGGI is a win for the environment, our neighbors and families and our economy.” Read more

 

Ullman highlights state grant opportunities

(Oct 01, 2019)

Rep. Wendy Ullman has highlighted several state grant programs that recently opened. For more information on grants and the application process, contact Ullman's office at (267) 768-3670. Read more

 

Ullman to hold policy hearing on single-use plastics and her recycling legislation Monday in Doylestown

(Sep 25, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN, Sept. 25 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, will hold a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on single-use plastics and how her Beverage Bottle and Can Deposit Program legislation could help increase recycling in Pennsylvania. The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Heritage Conservancy’s Historic Aldie Mansion, 85 Old Dublin Pike, Doylestown, 18901. Ullman requested the hearing to discuss how Pennsylvania is addressing single-use plastics, with a focus on her legislation (H.B. 1322 -- Beverage Bottle and Can Deposit Program). She will be joined by state legislators from across the commonwealth, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster. The current hearing agenda is: 2:00 p.m. Welcome and opening remarks. 2:10 p.m. Councilperson Wendy Margolis, chair of council’s Environment and Recreation Committee, Borough of Doylestown. 2:30 p.m. Panel of Experts: --David Masur, executive director, PennEnvironment. --Nicolas Esposito, Zero Waste and Litter director, City of Philadelphia. --Ronald MacGillivray, senior environmental toxicologist, Delaware River Basin Commission. 3:20 p.m. Closing remarks. This hearing is part of a series being held across the state on House Democrats’ Plan4PA, which is focused on putting people first by growing good jobs, providing health care access, Read more

 

Ullman to host Senior Expo Wednesday, Oct. 2

(Sep 24, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN, Sept. 24 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman will host her Senior Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Central Bucks Senior Center, 700 N. Shady Retreat Road, 18901. “My Senior Expo is a great way for seniors of the 143 rd Legislative District to find out about the variety of programs in the area that serve their needs,” said Ullman, D-Bucks. The event will include: Flu shots Senior SEPTA passes Door prizes Staff from Ullman’s office and representatives from government agencies will be available to answer questions about state issues and programs. People who wish to attend are asked to RSVP by calling Ullman’s office at 267-768-3670 or by emailing RepUllman@pahouse.net . Read more

 

Ullman announces over $1 million in state grants for Bucks County

(Sep 12, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN, Sept. 12 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman announced today that the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency awarded $1.2 million in state grants to Bucks County initiatives serving vulnerable and underserved victims. She said that the grants will expand critical domestic violence services and protect vulnerable populations from elder abuse and financial exploitation. “I want to congratulate these programs because they serve some of the most hurt populations in our community,” said Ullman, D-Bucks. “It’s critical that these programs have sufficient funds to perform their vital work.” The following grants were funded with money from Pennsylvania’s Victims of Crime Act through the PCCD: A Woman’s Place, to deliver services to victims $300,000 Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA), to enhance services to underserved populations $263,253 SeniorLAW Center’s Keeping Elder Victims S.A.F.E., to protect seniors from abuse $648,562 Read more

 

Senior Expo - Oct. 2

(Sep 11, 2019)

Join me for my Senior Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 2, featuring numerous vendors, door prizes, flu shots and more! Read more

 

Ullman: Public engagement saves Tohickon Creek from DEP downgrade

(Aug 23, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN, Aug. 23 – In response to requests from legislators, civic and environmental groups and the public at large, the state departments of Environmental Protection and Conservation and Natural Resources have agreed to perform further study on how any changes to Lake Nockamixon Dam could affect Tochickon Creek before changing the waterway’s designation, state Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, announced today. “Thanks to our collective efforts, any DEP reassement of this treasured waterway must await new findings and up-to-date data,” Ullman said. According to Ullman, DEP had earlier proposed downgrading Tohickon Creek as a trout-stock-fishery designation, which would have a serious negative impact on tourism and property values. Working with the Tinicum Conservancy, Ullman had encouraged local residents to petition DEP to designate the Tohickon Creek as Exceptional Value in order to protect all existing uses of the stream and safeguard the quality of its water. Over 900 public comments were received. In the interim, Ullman has had conversations with DCNR Secretary Cindy Dunn and DEP Director of Legislative Affairs Gregory Kauffman to push for further evaluation of Lake Nockamixon Dam and Tohickon Creek. The letter Ullman received from DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell agreeing to this request for further study says: “The stream evaluation of Tohickon Creek is currently at the draft report stage. Further evaluation of the Lake Read more

 

Ullman: Telephone town hall a success

(Aug 22, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN, Aug. 22 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, hosted a telephone town hall on Wednesday evening to discuss the upcoming session in Harrisburg and issues such as transportation, gun safety, the environment, and property taxes. “I appreciated everyone who took the time join the telephone town hall to share what is most important to them,” Ullman said. “I’ll be taking this information with me back to Harrisburg.” The 50-minute town hall was divided into two parts: polling questions on which listeners could vote and live questions from some attendees to which the representative responded. Respondents said that the biggest issue facing the 143 rd Legislative District was roads and infrastructure (57%), followed by access to health care (21%), schools (15%) and jobs (6%). An overwhelming percentage of respondents (88%) voted that gas drilling companies which use hydro-fracking technology should be required to pay their fair share as they do in other states. In order to stop school shootings, 51% percent of respondents said that military-style assault weapons should be banned and 24% said that background checks should be required for every firearm purchase. Sixty-eight percent of respondents voted that Pennsylvania should follow the lead of New Jersey, New York, Ohio and other surrounding states to raise the minimum wage. “Residents in the 143 rd are very informed and passionately engaged with local and state Read more

 

Miss my Telephone Town Hall? Click to listen to the discussion

(Aug 22, 2019)

Listen to what your friends and neighbors had to say about the issues that matter to our area Read more

 

Ullman to host telephone town hall on Aug. 21

(Aug 16, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN, Aug. 12 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, will host a telephone town hall at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 to discuss the upcoming session in Harrisburg and issues such as gun safety, education, the environment, taxes and transportation. Residents of the district will receive a call to their home phones at 7 p.m. that evening. To “attend” the meeting, they can simply stay on the phone. Anyone who wants to make sure they will receive the phone call, or who wants to register a cell phone, can sign up at https://tthm.wufoo.com/forms/m1l3w72j15agofi/ People may listen in and ask questions, or leave feedback when the meeting has ended. Questions can be submitted in advance by emailing townhall@pahouse.net . “This is a great opportunity for residents to learn more about the issues we’ll be discussing in Harrisburg in the fall and to ask questions about the issues that matter most to them – all from the comfort of their homes,” said Ullman. “I look forward to a great discussion with community members.” Anyone with questions should call Ullman’s office at 267-768-3671. Read more

 

“It’s time for decisive action:”

(Aug 16, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN, Aug. 16 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, announced her strong support of Gov. Tom Wolf’s executive order to address the public health crisis of gun violence in Pennsylvania. “In light of the growing gun violence epidemic, Governor Wolf’s executive order is a necessary first step to end gun violence in Pennsylvania,” Ullman said. The executive order makes widespread changes to executive branch agencies and programs to reduce the number of suicides, homicides and mass shootings in Pennsylvania. The order names Charles Ramsey, chair of the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), to lead a new Office of Gun Violence Prevention within the agency, and the office will contain a Special Council on Gun Violence which will meet within 60 days to begin developing a plan to reduce gun violence in Pennsylvania. The executive order also creates a Division of Violence Prevention within the Department of Health. Together, the two offices will address gun violence from gun safety and public health perspectives. The offices will establish new oversight and data sharing, work to reduce community gun violence, combat mass shootings, and stop domestic violence related and self-inflicted shootings. Ullman said that the legislature must partner with the governor to have an impact on the gun violence epidemic. Ullman said, “Executive action cannot address the crisis alone. It is absolutely imperative that legislators come Read more

 

We must say “NO” to Gun Violence

(Aug 06, 2019)

Like many Americans, I was horrified by the senseless loss of life in El Paso and Dayton this weekend. I mourn for the loss of innocent lives and the devastated families and friends they leave behind. These terrible events mark the 31 st and 32 nd mass killings in the U.S. since Jan. 1 of this year. It’s early August. How many more people will die in mass killings by legally-purchased weapons by the end of the year? Mass killings have become far too commonplace; it terrifies me that we may become desensitized to the horror and come to accept mass murder as part of American culture. This is NOT who we are as Americans. These violent acts are a perversion of the American psyche. We must fight against the normalization of mass murder by renewed commitment to working together to enact meaningful change. A first step would be to enact commonsense gun legislation that would help reduce the threat of gun violence while respecting the rights of responsible gun owners. This session, I plan to introduce a bill requiring individuals to participate in a gun safety training course before purchasing their first firearm or receiving a conceal carry permit. There are dozens more bills awaiting consideration. Unfortunately, these bills have been held back in committee by legislative leaders. Unless bills pass through committee process, there is no opportunity for honest debate and no chance of passage. The democratic process is thwarted and the voice of the people whom Read more

 

Ulman hosts Community Day Saturday, Aug. 24

(Aug 05, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN, Aug. 5 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman will host Community Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at Tinicum Park, 963 River Road, Erwinna 18920, rain or shine. “Community Day is a fun day out for residents of the 143 rd Legislative District to meet neighbors, enjoy food, games and everything our vibrant community has to offer,” said Ullman, D-Bucks. The event will include: Nature and recreational demonstrations Family games Entertainment Bike rodeo Free food Attendees are encouraged to bring their own bikes and helmets to participate in the rodeo. Staff from Ullman’s district office and representatives from government agencies will be available to answer questions about state issues and programs. People who wish to attend are asked to RSVP by calling Ullman’s office at 267-768-3670 or by emailing RepUllman@pahouse.net . Read more

 

New SEPTA Schedules

(Aug 02, 2019)

New Regional Rail Schedules & Trolley Maintenance Projects New Timetables for all Regional Rail Lines go into Effect Monday, August 5 City and Suburban Trolley Shuttle Busing August 9 to 18 New Schedules For All Regional Rail Lines Effective Monday, August 5 SEPTA would like to remind customers that new schedules go into effect for all Regional Rail lines starting Monday, August 5, 2019. Full details, including a summary of changes to each line, are posted on SEPTA’s website at: http://www.septa.org/schedules/upcoming-rail-schedules.html . Most changes include minor timetable adjustments to enhance service for customers and improve on-time performance. For customers who travel during the morning and evening rush hour on weekdays, a number of trips across all lines will begin earlier — most in the two-to-six-minute range; however, some are being adjusted by 10 minutes or more. There are similar changes to mid-day service. Service on the Wilmington/Newark Line will see a number of changes to inbound and outbound, peak and non-peak trains. Weekend service on some lines will see modifications of up to 30 minutes to improve on-time performance and address upcoming Amtrak state of good repair track projects track projects in the area between Paoli and Thorndale. The new timetables are available to view and download on the August Read more

 

Senator Santarsiero, Representative Ullman Announce RACP Grant for Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center

(Aug 02, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN − August 1, 2019 − State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and state Representative Wendy Ullman (D143) announced the award of a $500,000 state grant to the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County (PABC) through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. The funding from this RACP grant will be used to build new instructional labs, as well as meeting and teaching spaces. It will bring the current facility up-to-date with much needed infrastructure improvements and keep the PABC a modern and competitive high-tech business incubator that attracts the brightest minds developing the most innovative technologies. “This additional investment will ensure the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center remains at the forefront of scientific innovation and discovery,” Sen. Santarsiero said. “In terms of job creation and economic development, the regional impact of the PABC cannot be overstated. The new offices and equipment being provided by this generous grant will significantly bolster the groundbreaking work being done in the field of biotechnology right here in Bucks County.” “I want to thank Governor Wolf releasing these funds to this project,” Rep. Wendy Ullman said. “It’s critical that our state Read more

 

Senators Santarsiero and Tomlinson, Representatives Ullman and Galloway Announce RACP Grant for YMCA of Bucks County

(Aug 02, 2019)

DOYLESTOWN − August 1, 2019 − State Senators Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and Robert Tomlinson (R-6), with state Representatives Wendy Ullman (D-143) and John Galloway (D-140), announced the award of a $2,000,000 state grant for the YMCA of Bucks County through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. The project includes two capital renovations in Doylestown and Fairless Hills. The Doylestown YMCA branch construction project is a 25,000 square foot expansion that will include a universal locker room with private showers and changing areas for adults with special needs, families with young children and others who require more privacy, and a wellness center expansion and program space that will accommodate donor-supported wellness programs for veterans, cancer patients, pre-diabetics, young people, and more. The Fairless Hills YMCA branch construction project is a 48,000 square foot complete renovation that will redesign the existing facility including a swimming pool, gymnasium, welcome center, group exercise studios, classrooms, wellness center, and administrative offices. “I supported the RACP grant request because the YMCA of Bucks County provides residents across our community the ability to grow as individuals and develop lasting connections Read more