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    EASD talks tech with parents

    The future is now at the Ephrata Area School District. This fall, all fifth and sixth graders will be assigned iPads, while those in seventh through 12th grade will be assigned laptops. The move signals a major...

    • Posted July 6, 2016
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    EASD agrees to 2 percent tax increase

    School board’s 2016-17 budget is $63.63M, boosted by $1.4M increase in retirement funding liabilities to the PSER’s program Ephrata Area School Board has adopted its 2016-17 budget which includes a 2 percent take hike. With a new...

    • Posted June 23, 2016
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    School board weighs tax hike

    Ephrata area property owners can expect a bump in school taxes this year. A preliminary budget passed by Tuesday by the Ephrata Area School District board includes a 2.9 percent increase. The jump raises the tax rate...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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  • Library ‘building’ Exploratorium

    Five-phase plan would create revenue generator & more space A new bridge will not be the only major improvement coming soon along Route 272, according to Penny Talbert, executive director of the Ephrata Public Library. In a...

    • Posted April 13, 2016
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  • Lowell Haws (right) was presented with a plaque by Chuck Mummert, 1st vice president of the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs, to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Ephrata’s incorporation as a borough
    Making history: Borough officer saluted statewide

    Last August, Sgt. Eric Schmitt of the Ephrata Police Department was called to a non-responsive victim in the Ephrata Walmart parking lot. Within minutes of arriving, he recognized it was more than a simple case of someone...

    • Posted March 16, 2016
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  • EASD building ‘Better Future’ for these students

    The Ephrata Area School District’s Project Build a Better Future program is aimed at giving students in need of additional life skills training a boost through a new approach. Based at the Ephrata High School facility on...

    • Posted February 24, 2016
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  • 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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