• Taxing decisions ahead for council

    Some taxing times are ahead for members of Ephrata Borough Council as they consider the proposed municipal budget for 2017. In a presentation by Christine H. Moore, director of finance and administration, it was explained that expected...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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    Too early to say if Aldi coming to township

    The question of whether an Aldi grocery store is coming to Ephrata Township remains up in the air. Engineer Jim Caldwell addressed the issue at Tuesday’s Ephrata Township Supervisors meeting and said any possibility that the store...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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    Moore of an impact to students

    Ephrata school resource officer Paul Moore is a busy man. Moore, who presented the 2015 fourth-quarter activity report to Ephrata Township supervisors on April 5, interacts and mentors students while working with the police department to coordinate...

    • Posted April 20, 2016
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    Hostile ‘Happy Hour’

    Council  objects to wine fund-raiser  by  Patrick Burns & Gary Klinger Ephrata Library’s request to serve wine at an Extra Give ‘happy hour’ event didn’t sit well with some Ephrata Borough Council members. But, thanks to a tie-breaking...

    • Posted November 18, 2015
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  • EASD flyer-distribution policy questioned by Scout leader

    The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts may be as American as baseball and apple pie, but when it comes to distributing handouts about these groups to Ephrata Area School District Students, it is not that simple. Local...

    • Posted September 9, 2015
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    Couple seek privacy fence as shield from nearby rail-trail

    Akron Borough’s newly completed portion of a rail-trail ends at the edge of LuAnn Mikos’ property, and she’s concerned about her family’s privacy. Come spring, Ephrata Township will resume work on the next phase of the trail,...

    • Posted August 18, 2015
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  • Council discusses removalof Main Street shade trees

      A total of four trees have been cut down along Ephrata Borough’s central business district. While some residents have expressed concern, so far there are no indications there is anything “shady” going on with the missing...

    • Posted June 10, 2015
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  • Additional improvements coming to War Memorial Field?

    The next phase of renovations at the Ephrata War Memorial Field are being considered, but a final decision on whether to proceed has yet to be determined. At the Monday, Nov. 17, meeting of the Ephrata Area...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • Boro proposes no tax hike; possible cut to electric rate

    If a draft budget presented to Ephrata Borough Council makes its way through its seven committees unscathed, it will mean no tax increase for borough residents. It could also mean a reduction in electric rates for borough...

    • Posted November 12, 2014
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  • Cloister social experiment

    Finally, the day I had anxiously anticipated for months had come and I could not wait to get down to the Ephrata Cloister for a rare tour of the upper floors of the Saal and Saron buildings....

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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