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    Never too soon: A year ahead of time, Cocalico board OKs teacher contract

    The Cocalico School District has agreed to a new contract with its teachers, more than a year early. The school board approved a two-year extension of its current agreement at a meeting Monday night, increasing pay by...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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  • Members of Boy Scout Troop 115 of Schoeneck donated their time to clean up Schoeneck Park ahead of the Memorial Day observance. Photo by Michele Walter Fry
    Schoeneck veterans group plans anniversary celebration

    The Schoeneck Veterans Memorial Association is holding its fifth anniversary celebration of the dedication to its memorial at the Schoeneck Park entrance on May 30. Members of Boy Scout Troop 115 Schoeneck contributed their time to cleaning...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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    A road trip for the dogs: DVGRR collaborates in Puerto Rico

    Recently, a Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue team from Reinholds traveled to Puerto Rico to meet with the rescue groups we currently work with and introduce ourselves to others with the same goal — find homes for...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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  • It’s another round for Fox Brooke and the East Cocalico Zoning Hearing Board

    Two hours of testimony regarding the proposed Fox Brooke consumed the May 11 session of the East Cocalico Township Zoning Hearing Board. And the board members said they want to take the time to consider everything that...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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  • Nicholas Jordan, 14, (center) is joined by fellow Zombies and assorted scary types on May 13 at Shocktoberfest. Photo courtesy of Shocktoberfest.
    Friday the 13th night of fright and fun in the Nick of time

    More than 2,000 Shocktoberfest fans that came out to make Friday, May 13 — Nick’s Fright Night — a huge success at the Sinking Spring, Berks County, amusement park. The evening was dedicated to Nicholas Jordan, 14,...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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  • Spring concert elementary at Reamstown

    The students of Reamstown Elementary School presented their spring concert entitled “Hoedown!” on Tuesday, May 10. The concert featured the third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade classes, as well as the Reamstown Elementary School Chorus, and was directed by...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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  • Ephrata and East Cocalico police logs, May 18

    The East Cocalico Police Department reported the following: CRASH: Officers responded to a crash in the 100 block of South Reamstown Road, East Cocalico Township, April 22. Jordan Tait, 37, fled the scene on foot. Tait was...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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  • Ducks navigated white waters during the race. Photos by Michele Walter Fry.
    Just ducky: Annual race in Adamstown goes swimmingly

    This year’s 13th Annual Adamstown FireQuacker 1000 Duck Race didn’t bring out as many spectators as last, but support was the same and evident in the amount of ducks in the water. The event was held across...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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  • Adamstown council considers traffic signal options

    A proposed fence and a proposed traffic signal dominated discussion at the Tuesday, May 3, meeting of the Adamstown Borough Council. Adamstown resident Matt Schofield asked council about erecting a fence on the eastern side of his...

    • Posted May 11, 2016
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    Union, Confederate soldiers’ lives subject of lecture

    What life was like for Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers is the subject of a free lecture Tuesday, May 17, at 7 p.m., at the Reamstown Community Center, 23 E. Church St., Reamstown. Dressed in accurate...

    • Posted May 11, 2016
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