Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Welcome to Brad Osborne, Who Will Cover S Whitehall Tp

Blogger's Note: Not long ago, I posted a blog asking for people who might be interested in covering different political contests or municipalities. A few of you have expressed interest, and I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome former Lehigh County and South Whitehall Township Commissioner Brad Osborne. He is a Republican, and this should make this blog a bit more balanced. His focus will be South Whitehall Township Unraveled. Here's his Intro:

Brad Osborne has lived in the Lehigh Valley most of his life and has resided in South Whitehall for the past 34 years. During this time, he has served on both the South Whitehall Board of Commissioners and the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners.

Brad will be sharing information on important topics in his township not widely reported by the local media. His motivation is to promote respectful discussion as the residents and businesses consider these topics and the platforms of the candidates who seek the two Board of Commissioner positions in play in the upcoming 2021 election. This is no doubt a defining time for the township. Who we select to represent us will determine our future.

Stay tuned!


20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I appreciate this attempt at more balance. You used to be more balanced. But Trump changed you, as he did so many. Welcome Brad. In a world where many of your thoughts and philosophies are becoming criminal, I salute you for dodging the slings and arrows of the increasingly fetid public arena.

Anonymous said...

Excellent news. Brad is the right person for this job. SWT needs some focused coverage. If half of what I hear about how things are currently run over there are true, it's easily one of the least transparent and dysfunctional municipal governments in the region right now. Sunshine is a great disinfectant. Coverage on this blog will go a long way.

Cpeischl said...

Brad thank you for stepping up and sharing your info and views. It seems that certain members of the current board want to remain non transparent and share only info they want people to know versus the entire story.

Anonymous said...

Don't lean too far right while leaning left or you too could become one of the erased by those in the cancel cuture.

Bernie O'Hare said...

6:57, i have never been balanced. My sole pledge is to try to be honest, but I say what I think. I consider Donald Trump one if the worst misfortunes to have ever visited the United States. It sickens me that so many of you are still victims of his con. Let’s hope you awaken. In reality there is not all that much difference between the two parties and we. Red to stop going after each other like mortal enemies.

Anonymous said...

I never voted for Trump, can't stand him or his zealot supporters. Trump put you on a hair-trigger and you just made my point. You quickly "cancel" any commentary that disagrees with yours as coming from a Trump nut. That was fast - and predictable. Trump gave you a blind spot. The Brad experiment should be interesting and I look forward to it.

Anonymous said...

Welcome Brad. He is a true professional who works for the people. He spent many hours working to support cedarbrook nursing home. A good man. As for the parties I agree we should not be enemies. However I do believe we are far apart in our plans and goals for this country as evidenced by the past month executive orders.

Anonymous said...

We hope you awaken too

Brad Osborne said...

Thank you, Chris! I hope to capture stories of interest & importance in a straightforward way, and invite comment along the way.

Brad Osborne said...

The need for transparency in government is one thing we can all agree on, the lack of which leads to either bad or less-than-perfect solutions. I hope my reporting will highlight the gaps that may exist in South Whitehall and ultimately improve the situation.

Anonymous said...

Met Mr. Osborne a few times and was always impressed. Welcome.

Brad Osborne said...

Thank you for the compliment. Concerning Cedarbrook, it is truly a valuable community asset, one I always believed in and supported. The management and staff are top-notch and caring. And once you meet the residents, you’re hooked!

It took a long time, a lot of study & debate, but we finally have much needed renovations on the horizon! In fact, I understand the county will be appearing before the SWT Zoning Hearing Board tonight to ask for 2 variances needed to move ahead.

Anonymous said...

I am grateful my personal goal for renovations and new building came true. With your help! Stay well

Brad Osborne said...

Thank you - very nice of you to say that. I hope I can keep that image up even as I tackle difficult topics sometimes!

Anonymous said...

https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/lehigh-county/2013/05/former_south_whitehall_townshi.html

Bernie O'Hare said...

This was two years after Brad left S Whitehall Tp as a Commissioner, so I don't really know what point you're trying to make except that you're an asshole.

Anonymous said...

What an excellent choice for a blogger to cover SWT! Brad is knowledgeable and will be able to sort out what is good and what is bad. Brad is a classy good guy! Hoping Bernie doesn't influence him too much!

Bernie O'Hare said...

Perish the thought, lol.

Anonymous said...

So I have a question that I would like to ask you regarding a matter at SWT but do not know how this blogging works. Can you please provide me with some direction/instructions?

Brad Osborne said...

Absolutely. If you would like to email me at “bosborne@ptd.net”, I will keep our correspondence confidential if you’d like.