• Buses, operators score well in Cocalico

    During a meeting filled with back-to-school actions, the Cocalico School Board Monday night, Aug. 15, approved new bus routes and contracts to provide transportation to several private schools. The district will have 25 bus routes during the...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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  • Dog-breeding operation continues to hound West Cocalico residents

    Continuing concerns over what some surmise is a “puppy mill” near a residential neighborhood again surfaced at the Aug. 4 West Cocalico Township meeting. Bonnie Iwanowski was before the supervisors for the third time on the subject...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • Phase Two of Denver skatepark improvements outlined

    Matthew Arment of Arment Concrete LLC, reported that the completed first stage of skatepark improvements have received positive feedback. The skatepark is located in Denver Memorial Park at the west end of Main Street. Arment explained the...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • Heavy trucks will need to find detour in East Cocalico

    It appears likely that heavy truck traffic soon be a thing of the past on two East Cocalico Township Roads. At their Aug. 4 meeting, the supervisors approved advertising an ordinance prohibiting trucks over a gross vehicle...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • Donna Reed, author of the weekly column, Cocalico Corner
    Cocalico Corner: A nightmare sadly revisited

    For our neighbors just over the Cocalico line in Berks County, a nightmare unfolded this past hazy humid Saturday afternoon. In a quiet upscale development, the unthinkable occurred: the violent deaths of five members of a family,...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • The siren call: Ephrata Police response time focus of Adamstown council meeting

    The Ephrata Police Department received its first six-month “report card” regarding response time, at the Adamstown Borough meeting Aug. 2. The report was compiled by Ephrata Police Lt. Chris McKim and presented to Mayor Dean Johnson, which...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • DVGRR groundbreaking set for Saturday

    The Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Saturday, Aug. 13, at 9:15 a.m., at its campus at 60 Vera Cruz Road, Reinholds. prior to its monthly Meet and Greet event. The organization is...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • Daniel J. Greco admitted to robbing Anderson’s Pharmacy Aug. 2 was arrested for attempting to rob the business again the following day.
    Denver man admits attempting to rob pharmacy two days in a row

    A Denver man who admitted to robbing Anderson’s Pharmacy Aug. 2 was arrested for attempting to rob the business again the following day. Daniel J. Greco, 27, was charged with felony counts robbery, criminal attempt to commit...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • Sam and Callie DiBlasi sit at the first booth near the kitchen area. “I call this my booth,” said Sam. “It’s the one I always choose when I get to sit down.” At the end of the lunch shift, it would not be unusual to see Sam taking time to sit down and talk a bit with businessmen finishing their lunch, a group of students , or a parent and child.
    Savoring Memories: DiBlasis’ reflections cook up the right recipe for retirement

    Why stay in business in the same place in one small town for more than four decades? A conversation with Sam and Callie DiBlasi of Denver will quickly — and repeatedly — provide the answer. “It’s all...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • Stevens man charged with sexually assaulting young girl

    A Stevens man has been charged with multiple offenses related to the alleged sexual assault of a young girl. Philip S. Groff, 43, was charged July 28 with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, indecent assault...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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