Northwestern Press

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Two townships, two candidates unopposed

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Linda Gorgas, a Republican, is running unopposed for re-election to a six-year term as Weisenberg Township supervisor.

Gorgas, who has served as supervisor for 18 years, says her goal is to keep the agricultural heritage of the township while controlling growth.

Raised on one of the many farms in the township, Gorgas says she has an appreciation for the rural aspect of the community.

Gorgas says what she likes most about being township supervisor is the interaction with the people.

‘Fame’ coming to Jewish Community Center stage

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Hopes and dreams run high for a diverse group of students at the prestigious High School for the Performing Arts in New York City in the musical “Fame Jr.”

Stagemakers at the J will perform “Fame Jr.” May 18 and 21 at the Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley, Allentown, and May 28 at the Temple Covenant of Peace, Easton.

Based on the book by Jose Fernandez with music by Steve Margoshes, and lyrics by Jacques Levy, “Fame Jr.” explores issues confronting many young people today.

Voters to pick four for school board seats

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Voters in the Northwestern Lehigh School District are being asked to choose four people from the six candidates seeking seats on the school board in the May 16 primary.

All candidates have cross-filed.

Todd Hernandez and Phil Toll, are seeking to return to the positions they now hold.

Alan L. Rex of Lynn-port says the environment in Washington, D.C., is not forgiving to public education.

“That means we have to be diligent on a local level,” Rex explained. “Policies from the state and Washington, D.C., have to be studied for how they affect local issues.

Lowhill Twp incumbent seeks re-election to board

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Lowhill Township voters will need to choose between two Republican candidates in the May 16 Municipal Primary Election as no Democrat is listed on the ballot.

Incumbent Supervisor Richard Hughes, a 1976 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh School, is facing a challenge from Paul C. Fisher Jr.

Hughes, first elected supervisor in 1982, says he has been involved and committed to community service for 40 years.

“Our board works well together,” Hughes said. “We have balanced the budget every year and never raised taxes.

“We don’t borrow money for things we can’t afford.

Elbich, Grammes unopposed on primary ballot

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Democrat Bob Elbich and Republican Marc J. Grammes are unopposed on their respective party’s ballot in the May 16 Municipal Primary Election.

They will face each other in the November election for a four-year term in office as Lehigh County commissioner in District 1.

Elbich says he spent his entire work life in the private sector. He founded two Lehigh County companies, Pure Fit Inc. and Exigo Manufacturing Inc..

A former manager of manufacturing methods at Air Products and operations manager of Acme Cryogenics, Elbich says he sees himself as “a problem solver.”


Thursday, May 11, 2017 by The Press in Local News


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