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    Cocalico school taxes will respect state index

    The Cocalico School Board has agreed once again not to raise property taxes above the state-mandated index. At a meeting Monday, Dec. 19, the board voted unanimously to keep any increases below the 3.1 percent maximum increase...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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  • Putting on the brakes…Trucking practices accelerate citizen ire

    The final West Cocalico Township supervisors meeting of 2016 focused on noisy trucks and farmland practices. A visiting resident “speaking for many” voiced his concern about truck traffic at the Dec. 20 session. “We live on South...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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    East Cocalico Police Report, December 29, 2016

    The East Cocalico Police Department reported the following: DUI: Stephen Rissell, 26, was involved in a reportable crash in the 800 block of West Swartzville Road, East Cocalico Township, at 12:35 p.m. Dec. 7. Rissell struck the...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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  • USA Gypsum launches new endeavors

    Denver-based USA Gypsum, gypsum products manufacturer and one of the largest gypsum drywall recyclers in the United States, has announced the launch of its new website, research library and e-commerce store at www.usagypsum.com. From the home page,...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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  • East Cocalico Police Log

    The East Cocalico Police Department reported the following: ASSAULT: Larue A. Breasette, 54, the 800 block of Martindale Road, Ephrata, was charged with simple assault after a road rage incident with a 24-year-old male that occurred in...

    • Posted December 21, 2016
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  • Cocalico plans Pre-K workshop for Jan. 5

    Cocalico School District officials urge parents with children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2017 to begin preparing them for the experience. A free hands-on learning workshop for parents and kindergarten-age children is set for Thursday, Jan....

    • Posted December 21, 2016
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    Getting Frosted: Cocalico senior, already a baker extraordinaire, teaching eighth graders

    Cocalico High School senior Julia Winters knows well the feeling of accomplishment that comes from a moist cupcake or just-sweet-enough frosting. The cheerleader and two-sport athlete has a budding baking business and regularly shares the joy of...

    • Posted December 21, 2016
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    A very merry Cocalico Christmas!

    Ross Beiler knows how to light up people’s lives — in this case, the lives of his neighbors on Hawthorne Drive in Denver. Beiler has created a holiday lights wonderland, accompanied by music. Here are some links...

    • Posted December 21, 2016
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  • Denver streetlight buyback looking brighter

    Borough business on Monday, Dec. 19, was conducted with four of the seven Denver Council members, enough to constitute a quorum. The council meeting was scheduled a week earlier than normal as Dec. 26 is a business...

    • Posted December 21, 2016
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    On the farm, sort of

    The Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation, a division of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, brought agriculture education to Denver Elementary School from Nov. 29 through Dec. 2. The bureau’s Mobile Agriculture Education Science Lab created the opportunity for...

    • Posted December 14, 2016
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