• Proposed farmland rezoning draws crowd

    When Karen Martynick was growing up in Chester County, most of it was farmland. Some neighbors were concerned about urban sprawl spreading into their county, but most of the folks said, “Oh, it will never happen here,”...

    • Posted March 29, 2017
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  • Ephrata's Edwin Crockett is shown with his award during last week's county science fair. Photo by Chris Knight
    Speaking a new language

    Ephrata junior’s ‘Neo-Esperanto’ project earns reserve champion at county science fair When it comes to science fair projects, forget the foaming volcanoes and the Styrofoam planets —Ephrata High School Junior Edwin Crockett has taken creativity to a...

    • Posted March 29, 2017
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    Easter Egg Hunt List

    Here’s a comprehensive list of all Easter egg hunts and church events coming up in April: Egg Hunt – Easter Egg Celebration: A Lenten Experience for Children, which includes a program, singing, and an egg hunt for kids...

    • Posted March 29, 2017
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    Get out! Spring is really Here?

    One week after nearly a foot of snow, the melt is on as temperatures soar. Just a week after having off school for Winter Storm Stella, Ephrata students were all smiles on the first days of spring....

    • Posted March 22, 2017
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  • Recently retired Akron Borough Manager Dan Guers.
    Dan Guers, retired Akron Borough manager, takes a look back

    When Dan Guers retired as Akron’s borough manager Sept. 28, he retired from moving, too. The house he shares with his wife, Patricia, is the 13th home they’ve lived in and they don’t intend to put themselves...

    • Posted March 22, 2017
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  • Firefighters battles a suspicious fire at 102 Meadow Valley Road in Ephrata Township, PA on March 20, 2017. KIRK NEIDERMYER | LCW Correspondent Photographer
    Firefighters work together for Clay area

    Over the weekend of Feb. 25, more than 100 volunteer firefighters from a half dozen local companies were out in force, helping the residents of northern Lancaster County after a wave of destruction caused by strong winds...

    • Posted March 22, 2017
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  • This  telephone  pole  on Fulton  Street  in  Akron was  part  of  the discussion  at  Akron Borough  Council recently.
    Akron council considers Colonial Drive-to-rail-trail connection

    With Akron’s parks budget stretched to its limit, borough councilman Nathan Imhoff said he is investigating the possibility of a GoFundMe campaign to pay for an access path from Colonial Drive to the rail trail that skirts...

    • Posted March 22, 2017
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    • Posted March 22, 2017
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    Micah Martin named National Merit finalist

    Micah Martin, an Ephrata High School senior, has been named a National Merit Scholarship Program finalist. Martin is among nearly 15,000 finalists nationwide, of whom 7,500 are estimated to move on as recipients of the Merit Scholarship....

    • Posted March 15, 2017
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  • Concerns raised over decline in taxable properties in boro

    Ephrata Borough Planning Commission member David Hunt expressed concern that the number of taxable properties within the borough continued to decrease. “To see the loss of a building that I paid taxes on for 50 years torn...

    • Posted March 15, 2017
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