• Longtime Denver solicitor replaced

    Questions of conflict of interest in negotiations with Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Three municipalities that contract services from East Cocalico Township Police last year considered joining Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department due to escalating costs....

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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  • Kayla Young, Myah Sexton, Cortney Gensemer, Emily Brubaker at the June 6 graduation
    Cocalico grads bid adieu to high school

    A speech by Alexander McCollom during Cocalico High School’s commencement at Calvary Church Friday asked graduates to put down their phones and enjoy the moment. The speech complemented the choir’s beautiful dedication to the memory of Alex...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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    Tom Harting, 85, attorney, Kutztown Folk Festival organizer

    Thomas “Tom” E. Harting, Esquire, 85, of Lancaster County, died at home Saturday, June 7, 2014. Born in Adamstown, a son of the late Phares G. Harting, Sr. and Sadie R. Glass Harting. He was the husband...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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  • Up for $ale: The former Four Season's produce plant was tabbed to be a regional rec center before becoming chicken processing plant.
    Building tour for prospective buyers

    Steady rain did not deter about a dozen bidders and residents from touring the jointly owned 1975 N. Reading Road site on May 16. Originally the site of Four Seasons Produce until being sold in 2006 for...

    • Posted June 4, 2014
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  • Spanish exchange students seek host families

    A foreign exchange program is looking for host families in the Denver-Ephrata area for 15 students from Spain. Horizons du Monde, a nonprofit organization, is bringing Spanish students to the area to stay with host families from...

    • Posted May 30, 2014
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  • Denver Borough Manager Mike Hession discussed  properties  cited for maintenance concerns at council's  May 15  meeting.
    Property maintenance discussed in Denver

    Denver Council pondered property maintenance issues during its May 12 meeting. It targeted three dwellings cited for  maintenance issues among a list of distressed properties in the borough. Council targeted 10 N. 6th St. whose owner has...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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  • Progress remains stalled on Benderson Development Co.'s  Cocalico Commons, which had planned a fall 2009 groundbreaking on the 57-acre site just off Route 222 near the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
    Benderson Development won’t pay (for now)

    The developer of the long-planned Cocalico Commons shopping center  has won another court battle. The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania upheld a lower court’s ruling that frees Benderson Development Co.’s obligation to pay $318,000 in water fees it...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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  • East Cocalico eyes railroad crossing

    East Cocalico Township Supervisors on May 15 revisited safety concerns over a railroad-crossing where a daytime accident occurred in February. The board asked transportation engineer, Scott Russell to investigate the railroad crossing at Wabash Road where a...

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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    Boehringer’s hopes to reopen for summer

      Chris Schnader’s cell phone buzzed Tuesday afternoon in Adamstown as it had almost non-stop since early Sunday morning. Instead of greeting Boehringer’s Drive-In’s lunchtime overflow of the happy, hurried, and hungry, Schnader vacillated between ripping burned...

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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  • Reinholds teen found drowned in Grenada

    Jared Lee Gehman, a 17-year-old high school senior, died in Grenada on May 8 while on a class trip with his Terre Hill Mennonite High School classmates. Gehman was snorkling at Grand Anse Beach when he died,...

    • Posted May 14, 2014
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