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No Surprise: Dems Sweep Cheltenham School Board Races, Despite Some Discontent

The board of school directors of Cheltenham Township will have a distinctly different look as a result of yesterday’s election.  But it’s not that the voters opted for giving Republicans a touch on the levers of decision-making. Democrats swept the field just as they...
Posted On Nov 04 2015
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Brockington Wins Ward 7 by a Thread; Knocks Out McKeown After 20 Years

With a better than four-to-one margin in party registration for Democrats, there tends not to be a lot of hot races to grab the attention of party stalwarts in Cheltenham Township. If you’re of the dominant party, election night is apt to be satisfying, but not exactly riveting...
Posted On Nov 03 2015
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A scan of Some Countywide and Local Races

“Turnout is everything in this election.  I think we’ve done a good job of making people aware of the election and why it’s important,” said Cheltenham Township Democratic Co-chair Deb McCarter. Election Day is Tuesday, No. 3. McCarter spoke with a restrained...
Posted On Nov 02 2015
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The Republican Lineup for Cheltenham School Board

There are five seats on the ballot for school board for four-year terms on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 3.  The Cheltenham Township Republican Organization is fielding a full slate based on their platform theme: it’s time to end one-party rule on the school board. Kathleen...
Posted On Nov 01 2015
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The Democrats’ Lineup for Cheltenham School Board

There are five seats on the ballot for school board for four-year terms on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 3. David Cohen is not new to public affairs in Cheltenham Township, although his candidacy for school board is his first run for public office. He is chair of the...
Posted On Nov 01 2015
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Voters and Candidates Turn Out to Cheltenham Forum

It was a scene of political candidates dueling in head-on competition last Thursday night at Curtis Hall in Cheltenham. But there had to have been something missing. There were no electric moments, no baiting, no nasty clashes, no incidents going viral, no instant drama of...
Posted On Oct 28 2015
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Political Candidates Work Local Events; NAACP Talks Mostly Education

It’s the height of the political season, so no surprise that candidates were coming out of the woodwork to participate in forums and meetings here this week.  In addition to Citizens’ Call’s event Thursday night at Curtis Hall, there was a forum for school board...
Posted On Oct 23 2015
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Thursday Candidate Forum Aims to Aid Voters on Local and Countywide Offices

The Nov. 3 election has a packed ballot starting with state and county judicial races and moving on down to countywide and local offices.  From state Supreme Court to county Court of Common Pleas, to county board of commissioners and a slew of county row officer positions,...
Posted On Oct 20 2015
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Despite Declining Another Run, Portner Won’t Want for Things to Do

Harvey Portner, the man who claims the mantle for longest-serving Democratic local commissioner in the history of Montgomery County, will be leaving his Ward 3 seat by the end of the year.  It’s been 28 years. “I enjoy doing what I’ve done, and I’ll continue to enjoy...
Posted On Aug 12 2015
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Portner Removes Himself from Nov. Ballot

Harvey Portner, a seven-term commissioner in Ward 3 who suffered an overwhelming defeat in the Democratic primary in May but got more than enough write-ins on the Republican ballot to battle for the seat in November, decided to call off the race. According to the Montgomery...
Posted On Aug 10 2015
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