• Adamstown grants property maintenance extension

    Adamstown Borough Council hosted another well-attended meeting Oct. 1. Some visitors wanted to know if they could get help or an extension on their property maintenance violation. Shad Lewis reported that ABI (Associated Building Inspectors) inspectors conducted...

    • Posted October 16, 2019
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  • Adamstown library plans must ‘down-size’

    The newest Adamstown Area Library plans seemed a sure thing but those plans were delivered a blow at the recent July Adamstown Borough council meeting. At the June meeting, president Randy Good excitedly talked about a “walk-over,”...

    • Posted July 10, 2019
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  • Adamstown Borough hears 2018 police response times

    Police response times have been calculated by the Ephrata Police Department for 2018. Lt. Thomas Shumaker submitted the following information to Adamstown Borough for their March 5 meeting. There was no discussion. Code 1 and 2 dispatches...

    • Posted March 13, 2019
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  • East Cocalico supervisors oppose MS4 program

    Usually the manager of a municipality and the supervisors come to an agreement over big decisions before public meetings where actions are taken. This was not the case on Feb 7. Discussion over the MS4 program was...

    • Posted February 20, 2019
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  • Adamstown Borough discusses possible loan for library

    Adamstown Borough council discussed giving the Adamstown Area Library a “huge” loan for their new 1.3 million library at the Feb. 5 meeting. “They’re not there yet, they’ve been at it for three years,” said Cindy Schweitzer,...

    • Posted February 13, 2019
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  • Cocalico Area Leaders discuss shared emergency services

    Denver Borough doesn’t want to “run around scattered” in case of an emergency. “Fortunately, we haven’t had a (an emergency) situation, but as we all know, that can happen at any time,” said Mike Hession, borough manager,...

    • Posted February 6, 2019
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  • Adamstown board hears praise for emergency services

    A “silver lining” was the common denominator amidst difficult circumstances told to Adamstown Borough Council Jan. 8. Resident Glenda Poole, newly appointed to the zoning hearing board, spoke to council during audience participation to praise the Ephrata...

    • Posted January 30, 2019
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  • West Cocalico continues SRO discussion

    Examples of ESTJ Myers-Briggs Type Indicator melt-downs were witnessed at the West Cocalico supervisors meeting, Dec. 18. Resident Brandon Barry asked for an escrow reduction on an ongoing problem he has on his property. Tim Mitchell, from...

    • Posted January 2, 2019
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  • An eye in the sky

    The Ephrata Police Department will be using drones for crime scenes, mapping, accidents, and suspect tracking. “We are moving forward next year with support from a business to upgrade to a significant drone that will allow for...

    • Posted December 19, 2018
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  • John Clair of the Schoeneck Lions Club cleans up after eating 40 wings to win the contest for the second year in a row.
    No winging it — Denver celebrities dig in

    The annual Celebrity Hot Wing Contest went down in messy glory at the Denver Fair on Sept. 15. John Clair, “Houdwingi”, defended his title by making one wing after another disappear. Clair was asked how he trains...

    • Posted September 19, 2018
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