• EASD sets sights on middle school track improvements

    The Ephrata Area School District is considering plans to renovate the original track and grandstand behind the Ephrata Middle School. At Monday night’s school board committee meeting, the Budget and Finance Committee updated members on the latest...

    • Posted February 10, 2016
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  • Borough solar field project draws crowd to zoning board for ‘Panel’ discussion.

    Ephrata Borough’s proposed solar project took a significant step toward reality Tuesday evening when administration officials presented its case before an Ephrata Township Zoning Hearing Board. In nearly three hours of meticulously detailed testimony, borough solicitor James...

    • Posted January 21, 2016
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    Merry Christmas…no tax increase in the borough

    Other than the long debate over library funding, there was little fanfare this year over the annual fiscal budget in Ephrata Borough. The best news for residents is that real estate taxes will remain the same in...

    • Posted December 23, 2015
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  • Mowen pointed to the fact that 70 percent of those using the library are non-borough residents and that he wanted to see the other municipalities served by the library do a better job of stepping up with funding
    Mayor breaks tie vote on library funding

    Mayor explains vote to limit library funding  Urges other municipalities to step up as their residents use facility For a brief moment, those hoping Ephrata Borough Council might chip in the additional 30-cents per capita needed to...

    • Posted December 17, 2015
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    Film Presents New Possibilities for Schools

    Imagine if schools had glass walls and informal educational structures. What if standardized tests and strict class schedules were a thing of the past? Consider what might happen if students were taught what they needed as they...

    • Posted December 17, 2015
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    Ephrata school district scorecard shows growth

    There is growing data to show that students attending Ephrata Area School District are more likely to succeed. Some of that new data was shared with members of the school board Monday night at its regular meeting...

    • Posted December 9, 2015
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    Below ‘sea’ grades fine for these EHS students

    Imagine being able to take a group of Ephrata High School students on a field trip to the Florida Keys and allowing them to visit an underwater laboratory. Imagine being able to make the round trip less...

    • Posted December 9, 2015
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    Council Debates Proposed Library Cuts

    Library Cuts? While the proposed 2016 Ephrata Borough municipal budget does not call for a tax increase, the news may not be as good for the Ephrata Public Library. The question is, will that change? Details of...

    • Posted November 25, 2015
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  • Municipal officials and police all seemed to be in a celebratory mood following the special meeting Monday night
    Law partnership: Ephrata gets closer to expanded police Coverage

    Special meeting moves Ephrata closer to handling police coverage for West Cocalico, Adamstown With council chambers packed to capacity, elected officials from three local municipal bodies came together Monday night at Ephrata Borough Hall to sign historical...

    • Posted October 14, 2015
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    Ephrata Police Expansion Would Cover Adamstown & West Cocalico

    A new agreement for Ephrata Borough to provide police coverage for Adamstown Borough and West Cocalico Township now appears to be in the final stages of approval. Council members were briefed on the latest at Tuesday evening’s...

    • Posted September 9, 2015
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