EASD tax hike approved
…in a tight vote on EASD tax hike Average property owner will see $62.52 increase Despite having passed a preliminary budget calling for a 2.3 percent increase, the Ephrata Area School District Board of Directors briefly...
- Posted June 17, 2015
Rec & borough agree on matching funds
“We did not approach the borough and ask for $100,000.” That was a comment made by Ephrata Recreation Center Executive Director Jim Summers at Monday night’s Ephrata Borough Council meeting in advance of a vote to approve...
- Posted April 15, 2015
It looks like Ephrata will adopt a measure to grant up to $100,000 in capital campaign matching funds to the Ephrata Rec Center But the approval of the unbudgeted expenditure hinges on the Ephrata Rec’s approval of...
- Posted April 9, 2015
Boro restructures Ephrata Rec’s debt
Boro restructures Ephrata Rec’s debt Future defaults could lead to removal of director and boro control of the of Rec board Ephrata Borough Council unanimously approved a repayment agreement with the Ephrata Rec Center that restructures...
- Posted March 11, 2015
Hospital plans yet another expansion
Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital is working through another expansion plan at the hospital’s main campus. At Monday night’s work session of Ephrata Borough Council, Development Activities Committee Chair Susan Rowe said they would ask the full council...
- Posted March 4, 2015
Aument bill alarms EASD administration
A bill introduced by Sen. Ryan Aument to amend the state constitution is attracting attention, however not the kind of attention the freshman senator may have wanted. Earlier this month, members of Ephrata Borough Council raised concerns...
- Posted February 25, 2015
EASD hires new assistant superintendent
Despite some recent calls to not replace the position, Ephrata Area School District has a new assistant superintendent. Dr. Jacy Clugston Hess was unanimously approved by the school board in a special meeting of the whole...
- Posted February 4, 2015
‘Taco the town’ Taco Bell plans submitted
It’s official: Taco Bell plans submitted to Ephrata Township. Developer Richard Stauffer confirmed the long-running rumor Tuesday night by presenting a plan to build a Taco Bell before the Ephrata Township Planning Commission. Stauffer, who owns property...
- Posted January 28, 2015
Borough not budging on library budget
The Ephrata Public Library made headlines recently as funding challenges induced dramatic cuts in services, hours of operation, and staff. So, as expected, library leaders brought their case for additional funding to Ephrata Borough’s Budget and Finance...
- Posted December 9, 2014
Tied by tragedy
It is a dreaded nightmare nobody is ever prepared to face in reality- the sudden tragic death of a loved one in an automobile accident. Two local women who have lived through the nightmare were among...
- Posted April 3, 2014
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