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    Re-opened McDonald’s honors firefighters

    A steady flow of customers returned Tuesday to McDonald’s which hosted a grand opening event after a devastating fire on June 2, 2014. Owners/operators William and Joanne Brown and their daughter Kristen Fraser decided to make the...

    • Posted September 2, 2015
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  • Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf arrives at a news conference Tuesday in Norristown. Pennsylvania is a month and a half into its new fiscal year without a state budget. Wolf and House Majority Leader Dave Reed met Thursday to discuss unresolved issues with the budget.
    Impact of the impasse

    The wait continues for a state budget By Patrick Burns There’s been much financial uncertainty among schools, municipal governments, and social service providers as the  state budget impasse entered its third month. College students at schools such...

    • Posted September 2, 2015
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    Downtown trees inspected

    Everyone knows taking a walk is good for your health. But a recent group-walk in Downtown Ephrata turned out to be a boost for the borough’s tree population as well.  Julianne Schieffer, a Penn State Extension urban...

    • Posted August 26, 2015
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    Trail is Really Going to Town

    The newly printed map of the nearly completed Ephrata Rail Trail on the Ephrata Borough offices is the culmination of what many thought couldn’t be done only a few years ago. But Ephrata Borough Manager Bob Thompson...

    • Posted August 12, 2015
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    A Greener Green Dragon

    It’s been 11 months since Green Dragon co-owner Rob Rohrbach sullenly sifted through the ashes after flames tore through building No. 7 of the iconic farmers market and auction. But on Friday that unlucky portion of  the...

    • Posted August 12, 2015
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    Update on 272 bridge work

    The bridge construction work on the Route 272 bridge above Route 322 could be finished soon, officials say. That’s the word from Mike Crochunis, PennDOT’s district press officer, who said “most of the physical work” on the...

    • Posted August 12, 2015
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  • Steve Landis of Lititz speaks at a panel discussion on the Smithsonian-curated exhibit on the question of human origins Saturday at the Ephrata Public Library.
    We’re only human

    After months of anticipation, the Smithsonian-curated exhibit on the question of human origins opened on Saturday at the Ephrata Public Library. The exhibit, “What does it mean to be human?”  uses a series of panels, monitors, films,...

    • Posted August 5, 2015
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    Trail Tales

    Residents react to graffiti and reported disrespectful behavior on Rail Trail The subject of vandalism and disruptive behavior on the Ephrata Rail Trail  became a sore subject this week among many residents. The issue took wings on...

    • Posted August 5, 2015
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    Mac is Back

    Rebuilt McDonald’s  to open Sept. 3 at Cloister Shopping Center by PATRICK BURNS Following much anticipation, a rebuilt, two-story McDonald’s in the Cloister Shopping Center is expected to open Sept. 3. Franchisee Kristen Fraser, who operates four...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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  • A grainy image of the suspected bank robber at ENB in Ephrata.
    Second ENB Bank Robbery in 4 Months

    Police continue to search for a man who pulled off a daring mid-day bank robbery in downtown Ephrata last Thursday. The man entered a small walk-up area at the Ephrata National Bank branch drive-thru at 42 E....

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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