Wendy comes to Patch with many years experience in community journalism in the Lehigh Valley. She has worked for large and small newspapers, and is an award-winning reporter who has covered stories in locales from Allentown to Afghanistan. She began her career working as a stringer for several years with the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bureaus in Philadelphia. Wendy grew up in suburban Philadelphia and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. She has taken graduate courses in creative writing.
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Are you registered with a certain party?
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Local Hot-Button Issues
What do you think are the most important issues facing the community?
Salisbury Township is grappling with how best to maintain municipal services as its revenue sources dwindle in a tough economy. The township, and therefore school district, face changing demographics, as more poor and non-English speaking residents move into the area.