• In East Cocalico, a changing of the police guard

      Police action was the order of the day at the Nov. 19 meeting of the East Cocalico Township supervisors. One police officer was recalled from furlough and Police Chief George Beever announced his intent to retire,...

    • Posted November 24, 2015
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  • East Cocalico Police chief to retire

      After 31 years of service with East Cocalico Township Police, Chief George Beever indicated his intent to retire effective Dec. 31, 2015. Supervisors accepted his resignation letter “with regret.” “Replacing the chief will take some time,”...

    • Posted November 20, 2015
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  • South Sixth and Franklin intersection remains a concern in Denver

      A concern about the South Sixth and Franklin streets intersection was the first topic of discussion at the Nov. 9 Denver borough council meeting. Mike Deetz of 429 S. Sixth St. repeated worries that he had...

    • Posted November 18, 2015
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  • Fire company merger plan up in flames

      After two years of work by a steering committee and 14 months of other committees working toward merger of the Reamstown, Stevens, and Smokestown volunteer fire companies, a Nov. 5 vote held at each individual fire...

    • Posted November 10, 2015
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  • Nix supervisors’ benefits, East Cocalico resident tell supervisors

    Compensation packages amounting to nearly $100,000 for East Cocalico Township’s supervisors are now public following one resident’s pursuit of the information via a Right-to-Know request. And, the resident is not happy. “No other surrounding municipalities are doing...

    • Posted November 10, 2015
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  • Ephrata Public Library Director of Development Joy Ashley (left) ac - cepts an annual fund $5,000 challenge match donated by Penny Talbert, executive director, on Oct. 19.
    Director’s fund challenge match accepted at library

    The director of the Ephrata Public Library is supporting her workplace with her own money — and in the process is challenging others to do the same. “This is a brand new $5,000 challenge,” said Joy Ashley,...

    • Posted November 5, 2015
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  • Municipal officials all present for Cocalico Regional Leaders meeting

      Municipal leaders from Adamstown, Denver, West Cocalico, and East Cocalico met Tuesday, Oct. 27, to update one another on individual municipal happenings and to hear plans for the sale of the jointly owned 6.6-acre tract of...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • Engineers present Denver South Fourth Street Bridge replacement plan

      Denver Borough Council and eight residents heard two engineers explain drawings to replace the 90 year-old South Fourth Street Bridge. The bridge is located two blocks from the square in Denver and is on the main...

    • Posted October 28, 2015
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  • East Cocalico furloughs three officers

    Three police officers, one of whom will have been with the East Cocalico force for just nine months, received furlough notices effective Dec. 31. “This is due to the fact that West Cocalico Township and Adamstown are...

    • Posted October 21, 2015
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  • Polka Mass a hit for Heidelberg Polka Band

      “It’s a dream come true,” says The Rev. Glenn Beard Jr., who for more than 20 years, wanted the Heidelberg Polka Band to write and perform a Polka Mass. What is a Polka Mass? It’s a...

    • Posted October 14, 2015
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