• Mountain bike park opens Saturday

    Collaborative effort between Mainspring of Ephrata and the Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association opens the first bike park of its kind in Pa. Opportunities for recreation in the borough were topmost at the Ephrata Borough Council meeting...

    • Posted October 16, 2019
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  • An Ephrata Borough plow truck rumbles down Main Street after a storm on Feb . 12, 2014.
    Supervisors Mull New Snow Removal Ordinance

    Considering similar law used in West Cocalico Twp.   By Marylouise Sholly No snowflakes are in sight yet, but Ephrata Township is planning ahead, starting with a possible new snow removal ordinance. Randy Groome, road superintendent, suggested...

    • Posted September 30, 2019
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  • Fast, fun and firework-filled Fourth

    One dreary downpour during the day didn’t deter folks from having a fabulous Fourth last Thursday evening on the grassy grounds of the Lincoln Heights area, with a special event sponsored by the Ephrata Church of the...

    • Posted July 10, 2019
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  • More regulation on short-term rentals

    Ephrata Township seeks zoning amendments to limit Airbnb-type rentals, especially farm and residential accessory buildings  Mixing tourism with operating farms may not be in anybody’s best interests. That was the opinion Clark Stauffer, Chairman of the Ephrata...

    • Posted July 10, 2019
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  • Concerns raised about street plates

    Borough residents aren’t the only ones being inconvenienced by the extension of the UGI natural gas line installation, noted Ephrata Mayor Ralph Mowen at the July 1 borough council meeting. A number of horses have slipped on...

    • Posted July 10, 2019
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  • Diesel generator debate continues in borough

    Health and pollution concerns regarding the possible use of diesel generators as power back-up for times of high electricity demand are causing some conflict in Ephrata Borough. Borough council is considering installing diesel generators intended to benefit...

    • Posted June 19, 2019
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  • Lincoln Fire Chief addresses council

    Last May, when crews from the Lincoln and Pioneer fire companies arrived at a house fire, they were told of the possibility of someone still in the home. The situation was bleak, with only a slim chance...

    • Posted June 19, 2019
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  • Ephrata Area School Board adopts 2019-2020 budget

    EASD approved the district’s 2019-2020 budget Monday evening that includes a 1.75 percent tax increase equal to one-third of a mill. Last year, residents paid 16.95 mills in real estate taxes, and that figure has now inched...

    • Posted June 19, 2019
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  • A purple and golden moment

    EHS seniors say good-bye on a near perfect night It’s possible the collective joy of the Ephrata High School class of 2019 pushed back the gray skies and threatening clouds that promised downpours earlier in the day,...

    • Posted June 12, 2019
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  • Cocalico Graduation Coverage – 2019

    ‘Endings are really new beginnings’ Cocalico Eagles Class of 2019 are ready to ‘leave the nest’ Sharing memories, listening to testimonials, applauding and cheering and singing the Alma Mater en masse were all a part of Cocalico...

    • Posted June 5, 2019
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