• A brief look at the Sunshine Act and “executive sessions”

    The operation of local and Commonwealth government in Pennsylvania is subject to Pennsylvania’s Sunshine Act. The Act was originally adopted so that all of the Commonwealth’s citizens could have a legislative right to be present at most...

    • Posted September 10, 2014
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  • Can we talk?

    West Cocalico Township supervisors debate what’s public and what’s not It was a discussion of sunshine on a cloudy night that took up a portion of the West Cocalico Township supervisors meeting Sept. 4. The board pondered...

    • Posted September 10, 2014
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  • Victoria Fracica
    Denver cyber student gets taste of real working world

    Achievement House Cyber Charter School student Victoria Fracica took real-life crash courses in her two potential career paths in her junior year, most recently participating in Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) at Lycoming College. Fracica, of Denver,...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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    Trends in blue and gray: Reinholds woman plans lecture

    Civil War-era clothing, culture, and customs will be the focus of a free lecture by the Reamstown Historical Society and Museum on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Reamstown Community Center, 24 E. Church St.,...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • The “horses” set to be raced by the Reamstown “elite” get acquainted with their “jockeys.” Pictured front (from left) are Jason Burkman and LeRoy Berger; back (from left) Jim Brossman, Chester Clair, Janet Leidholder, Earl Shirk, Ken McCrea, Minerva Bittner, and Christopher Luongo.
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    Reamstown Days are coming up

    The 41st annual Reamstown Days will occur Saturday and Sunday in Reamstown Memorial Park. Mitch and the Moodswings will perform Friday evening, while Rick K. and the Allnighters, a nationally known band, will wrap up the celebration...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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    Scouting for dollars…Donations being solicited for construction of new building

    Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, a local fixture erased by a hurricane may surface again in a new iteration. The popular Boy Scout cabin in Denver Memorial Park, flooded by the remnants of Tropical Storm...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • Brooke, 2, hugs her smiling baby sister, Evelyn.
    Community support lifts baby Evelyn’s family

    The local community has come through for a family whose daughter is facing a long, medical battle. Evelyn Gromlich was born in January with Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia, which is a rare and complex combination...

    • Posted August 27, 2014
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  • A joyful dance from the 2009 powwow.
    Feeling the spirits

    Popular local powwow transcends ethnic lines A powwow is typically a gathering of Native American tribes to come together for dancing and singing and a way to preserve the rich heritage of American Indians. Last Saturday at...

    • Posted August 27, 2014
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  • A rear view of the warehouse at 1975 N. Reading Road, Denver.
    Cashing out?

    West Cocalico tells East it’s time to pay up on beleaguered North Reading Road property For months, the 1975 N. Reading Road property, the 20-plus-acre site with the 45,000-square-foot warehouse owned by East Cocalico Township in partnership...

    • Posted August 27, 2014
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  • (From left) Supervisor Alan Fry, assistant recycling coordinator, Lisa Kashner, recyling coordinator and East Cocalico Township Manager Mark Hiester stand in front of the large, recycling container for corrugated cardboard donated by Good's Disposal. (Photo by Alice Hummer)
    Recycling profits East Cocalico

    One woman’s idea turns cardboard into money One man’s (or community’s) trash has become East Cocalico’s cash. The trash: corrugated cardboard. The cash: A tripling of the funds returned to the township from Pennsylvania’s Act 101 Recycling...

    • Posted August 27, 2014
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