• Annual downtown tree lighting, Santa arrival, just a week away

    Since 1923, the glow of a community Christmas tree has bathed the downtown in holiday cheer, first in front of the Ephrata National Bank, then by the train station parking lot, then back again to the bank....

    • Posted November 20, 2019
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  • NLCRPD officers first in the county with body cameras

    In an age when nearly everyone carries cell phones capable of taking photos and photographing police incidents by spectators has become common-place, video evidence has become an ever-increasing aspect of police work. “If it isn’t on video,...

    • Posted November 20, 2019
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  • No tax hike expected in Clay Township

    Even though Clay Township’s 2020 budget is still incomplete, residents have reason to be happy. The township’s financial plan calls for no tax hike, but will remain where it has been since the last countywide reassessment at...

    • Posted November 20, 2019
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  • East Cocalico votes on Drug Task Force resolution

    On Nov. 7, the East Cocalico board of supervisors voted on a resolution to urge the Lancaster County Commissioners to fully support the county’s Drug Task Force, allowing it “to continue this vital county initiative” and fully...

    • Posted November 13, 2019
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  • A tribute to an aging veteran

    It was a busy Veterans Day at the Winters Leadership Memorial and Veterans Plaza. Volunteers were preparing luminaries to be placed along the adjacent walking trail and lit up at dusk, while dozens of small American flags...

    • Posted November 13, 2019
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  • Pollick named East Cocalico Township manager

    East Cocalico Township’s hunt for a new township manager is over. At their Nov. 7 meeting, the board of supervisors unanimously appointed Penny C. Pollick to the post. She had served as interim manager since the end...

    • Posted November 13, 2019
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  • East Coc. candidate wants better municipal relationships, more youth involvement

    For the past 13 years, Jeffrey Mitchell has sat on the East Cocalico Township’s zoning hearing board. “It’s been a good experience,” Mitchell said. “It gives you a lot of insight into ordinances and township law, and...

    • Posted October 30, 2019
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  • Pancake Farm property sold

    Future still unclear for continued use as eatery Ephrata’s iconic Pancake Farm restaurant has been sold, but don’t lick your lips in anticipation of enjoying eggs, bacon, Belgian waffles or their famous home fries. At least not...

    • Posted October 30, 2019
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  • East Cocalico approves road crew collective bargaining agreement

    East Cocalico Township’s board of supervisors agreed to a collective bargaining agreement between the township and its recently unionized road crew workers. At the board’s Oct. 17 meeting, the three supervisors officially accepted the agreement which will...

    • Posted October 23, 2019
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  • East Cocalico supervisors approve property changes

    On Oct. 3, East Cocalico supervisors approved zoning changes on two Stevens properties. Vertex Mechanical Inc., 21 Stevens Road, was rezoned from R3 residential to light industrial and a portion of the Stevens Feed Mill property at...

    • Posted October 16, 2019
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