• Police cost questions abound in West Cocalico

    We’ve seen how tricky it can be to do the numbers, especially early on, in covering proposals for both a new records management system and new radios for the Ephrata Police Department over the last couple of...

    • Posted October 24, 2018
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  • Prepare to pump

    West Cocalico residents required to have sewer systems pumped regularly In June, West Cocalico supervisors passed an ordinance requiring residents to have their on-lot sewer systems pumped regularly, and to submit documentation to the township office. Township...

    • Posted October 10, 2018
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  • West Cocalico considers funding new police radios

    On the heels of a presentation on the department’s pursuit of a new records management system Sept. 6, the Ephrata Police Department was back at West Cocalico’s Sept. 18 supervisors meeting to ask the board to support...

    • Posted September 26, 2018
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  • West Cocalico learns about new RMS

    Lieutenant Chris McKim of the Ephrata Police Department has been making the rounds to the different municipalities served by the local police department to inform them about a potential move to a new “RMS” or records management...

    • Posted September 19, 2018
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  • Concerns raised in West Cocalico about distracted driving

    Egregious behavior on the road in West Cocalico township has some residents worried. “We’re going to have a fatality this year — I’d bet money on it,” said a resident identified by the township office as Ray...

    • Posted August 30, 2018
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  • Double Durlachs

    For the past few years, residents of the town of Durlach in Germany have been re-discovering the town’s namesake in Lancaster County. In reality, most Lancaster County residents haven’t “discovered” the American Durlach, which consists of a...

    • Posted August 9, 2018
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  • West Cocalico hopes to give speeding a red light

    In delivering a police report to West Cocalico supervisors at their July 17 meeting, Ephrata Police Lt. Tom Shumaker discussed traffic issues in the township with two members of the board, James J. Stoner and Leon Eby....

    • Posted July 25, 2018
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  • West Cocalico keeps sewer plans moving along

    Sewer infrastructure was a big topic June 18 in what even chairman James J. Stoner conceded was mostly a “boring meeting” sparsely attended by four or five residents. However, the board did chew on weighty issues such...

    • Posted June 27, 2018
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  • West Cocalico bridge back in business

    The Sportsman Road Bridge over Sportsman Road near the Cocalico Sportsmen’s Association is finally open and back in good condition. Last year, supervisors were pondering how to fix the bridge, which had been determined to be deficient...

    • Posted June 13, 2018
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  • West Cocalico supervisors honor zoning decision

    A contentious zoning hearing board decision on a local “no-impact” business was the subject of some supervisors’ discussion at their May 15 meeting. The permission to operate a business at the property on the 90 block of...

    • Posted May 25, 2018
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