Elections Government

Small Games Of Chance Approved & Supervisors Write-In Campaign Results Not Known


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Newtown Township residents voted 639 to 489 to approve a small games of chance referendum.

The referendum will allow nonprofits and other community groups to apply for licenses from the Bucks County Office of the Treasurer. The small games of chance will help the groups raise funds to support their mission.

For the two-year Board of Supervisors seat, Democrat John Mack will face off against Republican businessman Gerry Couch in November.

Democrats Phil Calabro and Linda Bobrin were uncontested for the six-year Board of Supervisor term. It was not clear of as of early Wednesday morning if Republicans Jerry Festa and Laure Gensbauer received enough write-in votes to qualify for the November ballot. The two were removed earlier this spring for not filing paperwork correctly but did appear on signage along with Couch’s name.


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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation’s Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama’s visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he’s not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there’s one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001