John Mack - Newtown Supervisor

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Each month I publish several email newsletters: Newtown News Update (NTNU) and News of Interest to Newtown Area Residents (NOI) and Newtown Township Meeting Notes (NTMN) as needed. NTNU includes in-depth coverage of an issue of topical importance to residents. NOI is a collection of summaries of articles curated from various news and other sources focused on a broader range of topics in the Newtown area. NTMN is designed to keep residents informed about important discussions & decisions made at Board of Supervisors meetings. Busy residents do not have the time to attend every public meeting. You need just the facts and links to further information if you care to dig deeper. That is precisely the goal of Newtown Township Meeting Notes.

The opinions expressed in these publications are solely mine and do not represent the views of any other person or entity.  Subscribe NOW and receive these publications in your email inbox. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Most Recent Issues

  • News of Interest (June 1, 2021). Topics include:
    • Philly Workers Who Stayed Home May Be Due a Wage Tax Refund
    • Newtown Township Park Restrooms To Be Re-Opened
    • Can We Open the Clark Nature Center Trails?
    • American Rescue Plan Permitted Uses: Part 2
    • Access the entire issue here.
  • Newtown News Update (May 18, 2021). Topics include:
    • It's Raining COVID Relief Money! This issue covers the permissible uses of funds from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which was signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021. It also presents the latest results of a survey of nearly 400 Newtown Township residents on their opinions as to what the money - about $1.93 million coming to Newtown - SHOULD be spent on. 
    • Should it be spent on Infrastructure? Replace lost revenue? Better communications? Bonuses to first responders? SOmething else?
    • Download the entire issue here
  • News of Interest (May 7, 2021). Topics include:
    • No Plan Yet for Spending COVID Relief Money
    • Newtown Supervisors Oppose Wawa Zoning Relief
    • Newtown Planner Offers Ideas on Rezoning to Attract New Business
    • Doylestown Township Passes Juneteenth Freedom Day Resolution
    • Access the entire issue here.


Selected Past Issues

For a complete list of all articles published by John Mack, see Article Index.

  • Meeting Highlights (April 25, 2021). My personal summaries of recent official meetings of the Newtown Board of Supervisors (BOS), Planning Commission, and Economic Development Committee (EDC). Topics include:
    • Uphill Battle for Wawa in Newtown
    • Kyle Davis, Andrea Ahern Announce Campaign for Newtown Township Board of Supervisors
    • "Mixed-Use" Zoning Like Wegman's Project in Lower Makefield Coming to Newtown?
    • Sewer Project Snafu
    • Download the entire issue here.
  • News of Interest (April 18, 2021). Topics include:
    • Wawa in Northampton & Newtown: Will They Be Approved?
    • Wegmans in Yardley Approved
    • Chick-fil-A in Middletown Faces Opposition
    • Will Funding Firefighters Mean More Taxes?
    • Access the entire issue here.  
  • News of Interest (April 5, 2021). Topics include:
    • What Issues Are Important to YOU This Election Year?
    • Wawa “Gotta” Be Everywhere
    • Pennsylvania's Transportation Survey
    • Legalization of Cannabis in PA
    • Access the entire issue here.  

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Summaries of Board of Supervisors/Committee Meetings

BOS IconI write about and comment upon decisions made at Board of Supervisors (BOS) and other public meetings, including Zoning Hearing Board, Planning Commission, and other meetings. Many articles include links to short videos of selected presentations and public comments made at BOS meetings.


I often host surveys whenever an important issue comes before the Board of Supervisors, sometimes even before the issue is discussed by the Board. This gives subscribers an opportunity to voice their opinion anonymously about issues. The results are published in the newsletter and shared with the Board of Supervisors and the general public.

Blog Post Updates

My blog focuses on a range of topics such as water quality, preservation of open space, opioid epidemic, etc. The newsletter provides more in-depth versions of blog posts and includes information that was not available at the time the posts were written. This keeps subscribers up to date on important issues affecting Newtown Township.

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Curated Content

I "scoop" - curate - stories from regional and local news sources and pages of my website that may be of interest to Newtown Township area residents. Each "scoop" is an edited summary and links back to the original source article and related information. Any opinions and/or insights appended to these article summaries are solely those of John Mack and do not represent the opinions of any other person or entity.

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