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    Proposed borough library funding cuts debated Monday

    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 the proposed...

    • 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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    Supervisors on fence about trail issues

    LuAnne Mikos is not happy. Akron Borough’s newly completed portion of the Rail Trail ends at the edge of her property. Come spring, Ephrata Township will resume work on the next phase of the trail, which will...

    • Posted August 12, 2015
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    Happy Trails

    Ephrata Township supervisors got an upbeat update on the rail trail at their Tuesday night meeting. The board heard an update about work on a portion of the linear rail trail that ends at the Akron border....

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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    Smaller McDonald’s planned

    The owners of the burned-out McDonald’s at the Cloister Shopping Center say a reconfigured fast-food operation could be open within three months. Local residents and Cloister Shopping Center business tenants were excited to learn that demolition of...

    • Posted April 8, 2015
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  • Town Christmas lights coming down…forever?

    Could it be that the Christmas lights in Ephrata could go out permanently? Does anyone care? That was the question posed by Ephrata Mayor Ralph Mowen Monday night at the working session of Ephrata Borough Council. There...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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    No tax hike in Ephrata Twp.

    The Ephrata Township Board of Supervisors has approved a 2015 budget that holds the line on property taxes. “We are not increasing the tax rate which is currently at 1.37 mills,” explained Steve Sawyer, township manager. He...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • EASD Assistant superintendent Kim Schlemmer will resign
    Asst. superintendent Schlemmer resigns

    The passing of an era was marked Monday night at the Ephrata Area School District board meeting as members accepted the resignation of assistant superintendent Kim Schlemmer. For the past 27 years, Schlemmer has been an active...

    • Posted December 17, 2014
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  • Ephrata Borough Council man Robert Good will not seek reelection
    Good won’t seek re-election

    Daughter’s murder major factor in decision   The tragic loss of his daughter along with the exhaustion of his 12-year tenure have brought Ephrata Borough Councilman Robert Good to a decision: he will not seek re-election in...

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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