• Hoarding can create serious dangers not just for a home’s occupants, but for first responders attempting to render aid. Photo courtesy Elizabeth Fry
    Clutter or hoarding?

    In wake of fatal fire, Denver debates increasing property inspections After the March 15 fatal fire call in the borough revealed hoarding conditions in a residence, Denver council members pondered revising their existing rental unit inspection code...

    • Posted March 29, 2017
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  • Warwick Middle School seventh grader Talon Ludwig, center, argues on behalf of his favorite speech during an oratory event at Cocalico Middle School. Photos by Kimberly Marselas
    Speech, Speech!

    The spoken word’s the thing at countywide oratory contest Twenty-five students gathered onstage at Cocalico Middle School Wednesday and prepared for stints as public speakers by posing as birthday cakes and elephants. The game — in which...

    • Posted March 29, 2017
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  • West Cocalico supervisors OK unique shed permit waiver

    The West Cocalico supervisors, at their March 21 meeting, heard from long-time Schoeneck Lions Club member Walter H. Lesher Jr. about a simple plan to put a 12-foot-by-24-foot shed on Lesher’s own property on Sandy Hill Road...

    • Posted March 29, 2017
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    Ephrata Police report, March 29, 2017

    The Ephrata Police Department reported the following: CRASH: Police responded to a vehicle accident involving road rage at 9:39 p.m. March 24. The incident involved two west-bound vehicles on Route 897 in the area of Whitehall Road...

    • Posted March 29, 2017
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    East Cocalico Police Report, March 29, 2017

    The East Cocalico Police Department reported the following: DUI: A crash occurred in the 1800 block of North Reading Road, East Cocalico Township, Jan. 14. Freedom Dowlin, 19, had consumed alcohol prior to driving and a blood...

    • Posted March 29, 2017
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  • Officials say it’s time for new textbooks at Cocalico

    Cocalico School District will likely spend about $155,000 next year replacing and adding new textbooks. District officials presented their plans to adopt a new textbook series for elementary social studies, geometry and pre-calculus at a school board...

    • Posted March 22, 2017
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    East Cocalico Police Report

    The East Cocalico Police Department reported the following: DUI: Carlos L. Cardona, 37, North Sixth Street, Denver, was charged with three counts of driving under the influence and a traffic violation after being involved in a vehicle...

    • Posted March 22, 2017
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  • Taxing decision: East Cocalico working out deferment process for new UGI facility

    The East Cocalico Township supervisors, at their March 16 meeting, unanimously approved moving forward to schedule a public hearing to receive testimony to help define the boundaries of the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance, or LERTA, sought...

    • Posted March 22, 2017
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    Hoarding — beyond the stereotype, beyond the fire

    Elizabeth Fry will tell you that hoarders are often the nicest people you might want to meet. But Fry, president and founder of Beyond the Fork in the Road, a Denver-based company that specializes in helping folks,...

    • Posted March 22, 2017
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  • Time to shed light: Denver has dim view of PPL

    PPL continues to drag their feet with decisions needing made for Denver’s street light privatization plan, borough officials contend. Originally the privatization was scheduled to be completed by now. It is estimated Denver will save up to...

    • Posted March 22, 2017
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