Welcome to NewtownPANow.com, your locally-owned news outlet covering the communities of Newtown Borough, Newtown Township, Wrightstown and Upper Makefield.
Since February 1, 2016, we have been providing in-depth, fact-based, and non-partisan journalism from a team of trusted journalists who are deeply connected to the community. Amid business conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we didn’t publish from the end of June 2020 until our relaunch on February 1, 2023.
We love the Newtown area, but we’re not afraid to hold our community, institutions, and those in power accountable. We report on local happenings, both the good and the bad, with compassion, honesty, and directness. Our mission is to contribute to a more informed and vibrant community.
Our publisher, Tom Sofield, is the owner and operator of NewtownPANow.com, a small business he started and bootstrapped. LevittownNow.com and NewHopeFressPress.com are also operated as sister sites.
We are funded by local advertising, community membership, some national advertising, and licensing of content. On occasion, we do receive grants to fund certain types of reporting, and this is noted on those stories.
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P.O. Box 7261
Penndel, PA 19047
Publisher and Editor Tom Sofield
Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for 12 years for both newspaper and online publications. Tom’s reporting has appeared locally, nationally, and internationally across several mediums. He is proud to report on news in the county where he lives and to have created a reliable publication that the community deserves.
Reporter Chris English
I’m a 1981 Temple University graduate and Fairless Hills resident with 40 years experience reporting and writing on sports, education, government, community and social issues on the county, regional and state level. I love reading, sports, music and movies and walking around local parks.
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Reporter Elizabeth Fisher
Elizabeth Fisher served as a reporter with the Bucks County Courier Times from 1977 to 2008. She covered various beats, including Crime, Government, Religion, Business, and Feature stories. Elizabeth was sent to Rome in 1988 to cover the beatification of Mother (now Saint) Katharine Drexel by Pope John Paul II. She was also sent to Rome to cover the Drexel canonization in 2000. From 2008 to 2018, she freelanced for the Bucks County Courier Times. In addition, she contributed to Bristol Pilot.
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Reporter Hugh Fegely
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Reporter Brett Duffy
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Contributors: Elisa Baxt, Cate Murway, Daryl Rule, Natalie Grimmer, Nick Field, and Petra Chesner Schlatter.
Business Development Coordinator Ingrid Sofield
Since joining LevittownNow.com in 2015, Ingrid has enjoyed working with our advertisers. Ingrid is a small business owner herself which has enhanced the role she plays with LevittownNow.com. She enjoys traveling, hiking, and walking the trails within our County. She also volunteers her time with animal rescues and a therapeutic riding facility.
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Business Development Representative Ernie Nocito
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Business Development Representative Jennifer Schultz
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