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    ‘Who’s going to call chicken first?’ (PLUS VIDEO)

    Council rebuffs suggestions to alleviate Akron’s lawsuit against the mayor by Patrick Burns Councilman Dan McCormac contained his frustration at Monday’s Akron Borough Council meeting. But just barely. “Who’s going to call chicken first?” McCormac asked. “At...

    • Posted April 15, 2015
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    ‘Rocky’ Start on Winters Memorial (Video)

    Workers this morning began groundbreaking on the Winters Leadership Memorial. The dedication ceremony is scheduled for Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day) at 3 p.m. There is no cost, and everyone is encouraged to attend, but we do...

    • Posted April 13, 2015
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    Smaller McDonald’s planned

    The owners of the burned-out McDonald’s at the Cloister Shopping Center say a reconfigured fast-food operation could be open within three months. Local residents and Cloister Shopping Center business tenants were excited to learn that demolition of...

    • Posted April 8, 2015
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    Cache Cab

    The following is an editorial depiction of Record Express reporter Pat Burns’ introduction to the Uber phenomenon:  I learned a little about the new online Uber ride-sharing service that launched in Lititz Friday, but probably not as...

    • Posted April 1, 2015
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    Habitual dog hoarding in Rothsville

    Dog law officers responded last week for the third time to a property owned by serial dog hoarder Barbara E. Dienner. The Pennsylvania SPCA’s action in seizing 19 dogs March 27 from Dienner’s property on the 800...

    • Posted April 1, 2015
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  • Gus's Keystone Family Restaurant  opened in place of the former Ephrata Diner Tuesday. Pictured are new owner Gus Kourgelis (right) with Lemonia Papazekos (left) and Dino Papazekos (center).
    New Gus’s Keystone opens at diner site

    Gus’s Keystone Family Restaurant opened in place of the former Ephrata Diner Tuesday. It’s the second Gus’s operated by Gus Kourgelis, who launched operations at 6 a.m. Tuesday at the popular former Epharata Diner location at 3687...

    • Posted April 1, 2015
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    No vend in sight?

    Pool snack bar likely to return Ephrata Borough Council had pondered the idea of forgoing the swim club’s snack bar after a search for a vendor to operate it stalled. But the Community Services Committee on March...

    • Posted April 1, 2015
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    The Ephrata Review/Lititz Record Express win 15 state journalism awards

    The staff of the The Ephrata Review and its sister newspaper, Lititz Record Express, has won 15 Keystone Press Awards for journalistic excellence. Winners, announced last Thursday from a statewide journalism contest for work published in 2014,...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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    Sack the snack bar?

    Borough ponders pool food sales. Pool members dislike vending machine option, favors “simplified” menu and traditional snack bar. By PATRICK BURNS Ephrata Borough officials are mulling over how to provide munchies at the Ephrata Community Pool this...

    • Posted March 18, 2015
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  • Work on the bridge replacement project at 405 S. Reading Road includesthe relocation of water lines to the wastewater treatment plant. The project started last month and is expected to be completed by May 22.
    New bridge; New pipe

    Two sewer lines to be combined as part of South Reading Road bridge replacement project financed by PennDOT by Patrick Burns Chances are you’ve probably noticed those huge pipes resting near the skate park and the wastewater treatment...

    • Posted March 4, 2015
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