• Ray Boynton and his reading tutor, Carolyn Wolverton, admire Boynton’s large wooden model of what the new Adamstown Area Library will look like. The detailed structure is made to be a bank, signifying the $1.5 million capital campaign. When the goal is reached, construction will begin on the new library at 110 W. Main St., Adamstown. The building is the former Adamstown VFW.
    A sweet read: Adamstown Area Library helps man realize his dream

    When a Brecknock Township resident asked Kathy Thren, Adamstown Area Library director, whether there would be some way to find a tutor to help him learn to read, little did he know he was embarking on a...

    • Posted March 15, 2017
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  • Spring, summer planning fever marks East Cocalico session

    Contracts for farming township property plus approval for an increase in swimming pool season pass fees are clear harbingers of spring and summer for the East Cocalico supervisors. Two bids were received to farm 12.8 acres on...

    • Posted March 8, 2017
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  • Irvin Redcay displays cigars from one of the two boxes of 100-year-old cigars found while cleaning out the former Denver House. Photo by Alice Hummer
    The walls are talking…Old hotel secrets revealed in Denver

    Volunteers have worked diligently each Saturday since October to remove everything on all three floors of the former Denver House, 240 Main St., and they’ve uncovered some curious artifacts. Most unusual were two century-old unopened boxes containing...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • New traffic pattern on Denver Road starts Monday

    There’ll be a new route in town — at least for a while. Denver Borough Council Vice President Chris Flory told citizens that beginning Monday, Feb. 20, work begins on replacing the Denver Road Bridge. Project completion...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • The Fraternal Order of Police, Red Rose Lodge No. 16 awarded Sergeant Derrick Keppley a medal and certificate marking his life saving actions on Jan 7. A York liver transplant team’s vehicle became inoperable due to a skid on icy roads. Keppley loaded the team into his vehicle, drove to Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia, and arrived in time for a successful transplant for the patient/recipient waiting in the operating room. Shown, left to right are: Tony Cerase, FOP awards committee; Chris Erb, FOP president; Sgt. Keppley; Ken Crouse, awards committee; and East Cocalico Police Chief Terry Arment. The honor was presented at the Feb. 2 East Cocalico supervisors meeting. Photo by Alice Hummer
    East Cocalico, anticipating spring, awards mowing bids

    The East Cocalico Township supervisors reviewed 13 mowing bids at their Thursday, Feb. 2, meeting and awarded the mowing contract to low bidder, Dan Carroll, Manheim, for $6,450. Included in the bid is mowing for 30 weeks...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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  • A refreshing sign… Denver council discusses restoration project

    Denver Borough Council members at their Monday, Jan. 30, meeting discussed the deteriorating “Welcome to Denver” signs and agreed to start the process toward new welcoming signs at the municipality gateways. Many decisions need to be made...

    • Posted February 1, 2017
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  • ‘Souper Bowl’ collection set for this weekend

    Hot soup on a cold day can be one of the most nourishing things — and locals have the opportunity to help their neighbors get some of that nourishment. On Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3 and 4,...

    • Posted February 1, 2017
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  • East Cocalico Police Chief Terry Arment (left), and East Cocalico Supervisor Chairman Doug Mackley (center) each read letters of commendation for Sgt. Derrick Keppley’s heroic action which resulted in a liver transplant team being transported to Thomas Jefferson Hospital following an accident on icy roads Jan. 7 near the Denver turnpike exchange. Pictured (from left) are Arment, Keppley, Mackley, and Supervisors Alan Fry and Noelle Fortna. Photo by Alice Hummer
    Township honors Keppley

    When Sergeant Darrick Keppley came upon a disabled vehicle the first Saturday in January that had slid on ice on Route 222 near Reamstown, he decided to load the occupants, a liver transport team from York enroute...

    • Posted January 25, 2017
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  • Big agenda, varied topics mark East Cocalico meeting

    The East Cocalico Township supervisors addressed a sizable agenda in their 2.5 hour Thursday, Jan. 19, meeting. Land planning, with an explanation of the proposed sketch plans by Berks Homes for Heatherwoods Development on Hill Road, was...

    • Posted January 25, 2017
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  • Denver council approves equipment update

    In addition to beginning of the year housekeeping tasks, Denver Council approved the purchase of two new pieces of equipment. A 2017 GMC Sierra four-wheel drive truck and Western 8.5-foot plow, projected to cost $43,160, was approved...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
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