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Newtown Twp. Supervisor Resigns, Mentions Visit By FBI Agents


Supervisor Jennifer Dix in 2016.
Credit: Tom Sofield/NewtownPANow.com

Newtown Township Supervisor Jennifer Dix resigned from the Board of Supervisors at the end of June.

Dix left the governing body after 4.5 years because her family is moving to New Hampshire.

“I can’t take credit for anything on my own, but I appreciated working with each and every one of you, including the administration and our consultants,” she said.

Dix thanked fellow supervisors, including Republican Supervisor Kyle Davis, for their support. She said representing Newtown Township has been a “team effort.”

During her comments, Dix gave special thanks to Phil Calabro, chairman of the board.

“You are the most dedicated and humble public servant that I have seen. You’ve been on this board for 12.5 years and never missed a meeting. If you think about it that’s close to 400 meetings,” she said.

Dix did not shy away from what she felt were stains on Newtown Township. She said “some degree corruption” from previous leadership over decades created a “toxic environment of greed and entitlement.”

When asked by resident John D’Aprille about her corruption comments, Dix said that FBI special agents visited her home earlier this year to speak about two former supervisors and a project in Newtown and the ongoing corruption case relating to Lower Southampton officials.

“I’ll just leave it at that,” she said.

Calabro presented Dix with a plaque to recognize her service.

The Board of Supervisors has until the end of July to fill her seat.


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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