• Smoke clearing at Whistle Stop?

    Ephrata Mayor Ralph Mowen is determined to see things change at Whistle Stop Plaza. And, he has been using his own elbow grease to help make it happen. At Monday night’s meeting of Ephrata Borough Council, Mowen...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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    Report: Ephrata’s water sparkling

    Imagine having tap water that surpassed the quality of bottled water sold in stores. Impossible? Turns out the Ephrata Area Joint Authority provides such water to Ephrata Borough, Ephrata Township and Clay Township. That’s according to a...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • Eby’s final graduation

    “Prepare your heart to front the hour, but dream not that the hour will last.” Lord Alfred Tennyson. As one who has always loved quotes and used them frequently throughout her years of leadership, that quote by...

    • Posted June 4, 2014
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  • More details on EASD turf project

    Ephrata Area School District directors met Monday night for a special meeting to take action on a number of upcoming capital projects involving two district elementary schools. They were also briefed on more details for the proposed...

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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  • Something is a-brewin’ in Ephrata

    It appears there are plenty of things brewing in and around the downtown shopping district of Ephrata Borough. With winter barely past, plans are already afoot for events to be held this coming fall and winter. One...

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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  • Blowing the whistle…

        Efforts are ongoing to address the conditions around Ephrata’s new Whistle Stop Plaza, surrounding the historic train station. So, too, are the concerns. At Monday night’s Ephrata Borough Council meeting, well-known local business owner Don...

    • Posted May 7, 2014
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  • Less interest in debt refinancing

    Ephrata Area School District’s School Board has approved the next steps in allowing the district’s current debt bonds to be financed an attractive rate of 2.2 percent. The savings could bring a savings of about $908,000 in...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Skating on to something new

    China banks. Pier seven’s. Fly outs. Spine transfers. At times it may have seemed like people were talking a whole different language when borough leaders and local youth came together last Thursday evening to discuss plans for...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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  • ‘Power’ ful gesture is unanimous

     Power charges surged this past winter as the region weathered through a sustained cold period unlike anything seen in recent years.   For most power customers, the problem was compounded both by increased metered usage as well...

    • Posted April 16, 2014
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  • Boro will cover harsh winter’s electric overrun Not passing $656K cost to customers

    Many local residents were feeling the heat when this unusually cold winter caused electric bills to skyrocket. But residents of Ephrata Borough, subscribers to the borough’s electric service, are in line to benefit from it being a...

    • Posted April 9, 2014
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