• Eph rec
    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
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    Borough-Rec accord?

    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
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    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
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    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
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  • 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
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    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
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    ‘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
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  • Budget
    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
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  • 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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