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Written by Bradley Schlegel and Kelly Chandler Staff Writers
April 27, 2016

        Voters turned out in force for Tuesday's primary election, thanks, in part, to a hotly contested presidential race on both the Democratic and Republican tickets.  A whopping 44 percent of registered voters in Montgomery County cast their ballots this week compared to a dismal 16 percent in the presidential primary election of May 2012. 

        In Montgomery County, in the race for presidential candidate, voters were split based on municipality. For the Democrats, Bernie Sanders won the majority of votes over Hillary Clinton in Douglass (Montco) (438-409), East Greenville (169-94), Green Lane (32-18), Marlborough Township (197-160), Pennsburg (160-132), Red Hill (156-129) and Upper Salford Township (168-139).  Clinton came out on top in Lower Salford Township (935-720), New Hanover Township (555-544) and Upper Hanover Township (332-331).

        In Milford Township, Clinton edged Sanders by 91 votes. Sanders – a senator from Vermont – won Quakertown by 77 votes (512-435) and Trumbauersville, by 13 votes (57-44) ...



Written by Kelly Chandler Staff Writer
April 27, 2016

        Flying through Manhattan on his cycle, surrounded by dozens of his fellow paramedics and EMTs, Ed Moreland couldn't feel more free.  But he also knows that while on the job, many days it can feel like the walls are closing in.

        Moreland, chief of Western Berks Ambulance Association, will soon be embarking on a week-long fundraising ride in honor of emergency services workers who lost their lives in the line of duty or those who died from associated diseases or as a result of suicide.

        The East Coast route of the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride, which begins May 14 at the state house in Boston and ends in Washington DC, will cover more than 500 miles in seven days....



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