• No tax increase for 2017 in East Cocalico

    The East Cocalico Township supervisors have proposed a $5.36 million budget for 2017, which is a slight increase from last year’s $5.28 million. No real estate tax increase is proposed. Street light rates, calculated by front footage...

    • Posted November 30, 2016
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  • Savoring a special time commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Adamstown branch of the YMCA are (from left) Ralph Vedder, board member; Justin Baas, program director; Jim Leisey, longtime member and former executive director; state Sen. Ryan Aument; Alyssa Raven, branch executive; Kim Johnson, executive director of the YMCA of Reading and Berks County; and Lisa Getz. Photo by Michele Walter Fry
    Aument augments support for venerable borough facility

    As state Sen. Ryan Aument presented officials of the Adamstown YMCA with a citation honoring its 60th anniversary on Nov. 7, he was effusive about his interest in the institution. “I like to talk a lot about...

    • Posted November 16, 2016
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  • Chris Progin (left) and Darrick Keppley recently earned their sergeant’s stripes. Police Chief Terry Arment said the promotion from corporal to sergeant became official Nov. 1. Photo by Alice Hummer
    East Cocalico Police sergeants named

    Two members of the East Cocalico Police Department, Corporal Darrick Keppley and Corporal Chris Progin, were promoted to sergeants Nov. 1. Each officer is in his 20th year with the department. Keppley does many community relations activities....

    • Posted November 16, 2016
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  • East Cocalico & Ephrata Borough Police Logs, November 17, 2016

    The East Cocalico Police Department reported the following: COMMERCIAL VEHICLE DETAIL: Police conducted a roadside commercial vehicle weigh station/safety inspection detail at Colonel Howard Boulevard and Lesher Road, East Cocalico Township, Nov. 2. A total of 35...

    • Posted November 16, 2016
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  • Adamstown Area Library, Village Haus team for Extra Give

    The Adamstown Area Library and the Village Haus at Stoudtburg Village are holding the Extra Give event at the Village Haus on Friday, Nov. 18, starting at 3 p.m. The festivities begin with children’s storytimes and costume...

    • Posted November 16, 2016
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  • Volleyball players strive for a win at the Adamstown YMCA. They are playing in what was a former church sanctuary. The former choir loft serves as the exercise room. Photo courtesy Ralph Vedder
    ‘Y?’ Board member exercises its historic journey

    Where do you go to have family fun and get exercise? Why don’t you lift weights in a choir loft? Say what? In 1938, George Bollman, of the Bollman Hat Co., and other Adamstown citizens formed the...

    • Posted November 16, 2016
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    American Made Matters Day Nov. 19

    American Made Matters is celebrating the fourth annual American Made Matters Day on Saturday, Nov. 19. An organization dedicated to educating consumers on the importance of buying American-made products, American Made Matters asks consumers on this day...

    • Posted November 16, 2016
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  • 2017 Denver budget debuted

    Small tax increase likely for property owners Denver Borough Council members revealed the 2017 budget including a small tax increase and heard concerns about pedestrian safety at their Monday, Nov. 14, meeting. Members approved advertising the proposed...

    • Posted November 16, 2016
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    Ephrata man charged with selling fatal batch of heroin to Denver woman

    An Ephrata man is charged with selling heroin to a Denver woman who died in September of an overdose. David E. Crockett Jr. sold 40-year-old Tammy Givler a quantity of heroin which Givler used on the morning...

    • Posted November 10, 2016
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  • Ephrata Borough and East Cocalico Police Logs, November 9, 2016

    The East Cocalico Police Department reported the following: FALSE REPORT: Douglas N. Lees, 58, the 300 block of Main Street, Denver, was charged with false reports to law enforcement authorities after an incident that occurred at 11:47...

    • Posted November 10, 2016
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