All posts tagged "featured"

  • 20150427_191556
    Ephrata approves tentative teachers’ contract

      Salary increases average 2.8 percent per year by Patrick Burns “It’s a deal that sets a course for the future.” That’s how Ephrata School District Superintendent Brian Troop described a new three-year deal the school board...

    • Posted April 29, 2015
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  • Ephrata’s boys tennis team has qualified for the District Team Tournament for the first time in school history. The players who are expecting to compete in Thursday’s opener vs. Cumberland Valley are pictured with Coach Cheryl Fritz (back, far left). They include (front row, left to right): Mario Murcia (#1 doubles), Travis Groff (#1 doubles), Alex Mantsevich (#2 doubles), Ryan McKim (#9), Nick Russo (#8) and Keller Martin (#2 doubles); (back, l-r) Fritz, Lukas Olson (#1 singles), Bob Lowrie (#2 singles) and Christian Miles (#3 singles). (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    History in the making

     Mounts clinch first-ever District berth The Ephrata boys tennis team is headed to the playoffs. A feat that has never before been accomplished in program history, this year’s veteran squad has qualified as the eighth seed in...

    • Posted April 29, 2015
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  • War Endzone
    War Memorial bathroom project approved

    The Ephrata Area School Board on Monday approved the second part of the War Memorial Field upgrade project. It approved contract bids totaling $800,846 to upgrade the War Memorial bathroom building. The bids still require a surety...

    • Posted April 29, 2015
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  • 20150424_101837
    Burned-out McDonald’s demolition begins

    Bill Brown, co-owner the burned-out McDonald’s in Ephrata today began the tear-down of the old restaurant at 140 N. Reading Road in the Cloister Shopping Center.    The new one is expected to open by mid-July, Justin Sipe,...

    • Posted April 24, 2015
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  • smoking
    Ephrata Police caution on new smoking rules

    Ephrata Police are reminding residents of a pair of new ordinances passed by Borough council aimed at curbing smoking in the downtown area and Ephrata public parks. Ephrata Borough Council at the end of the summer enacted...

    • Posted April 22, 2015
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  • Detour Google Earth
    Bridge replacement and Route 272 detour begin May 4

    Tricky traffic conditions on Route 272 in Ephrata are about to become more challenging. Work on PennDOT’s long-planned replacement of the 71-year-old bridge that carries Route 272 over Cocalico Creek will finally get underway May 4. The...

    • Posted April 22, 2015
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  • Photo by Donna Reed

A view of Mazzotta Road from the cul-de-sac looking towards Wollups Hill Road in West Cocalico Township.
    On the street where they live…

    At perhaps one of its most low-key meetings in some time, the West Cocalico Township supervisors spent about one-third of its 30-minute April 21 session discussing ownership of a street in the municipality. Residents who live along...

    • Posted April 22, 2015
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  • Progress continues on merger of East Cocalico volunteer fire companies

    Fire chiefs from the three East Cocalico volunteer fire companies reported to the East Cocalico Township supervisors on April 16 that the steering committee and other committees formed last year are meeting regularly with the goal of...

    • Posted April 22, 2015
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  • Cocalico’s Simeon Thorpe serves up a ball during a recent match. (Photo by Stan Hall)
    Eagles fall to Streaks in league semifinals

    The final score told only part of the story Monday as Section Two runner-up Cocalico squared off against unbeaten Section One champ and perennial power Manheim Township in the L-L League team semifinals. The host Streaks pulled...

    • Posted April 22, 2015
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  • Four shot
    ‘Who’s going to call chicken first?’ (PLUS VIDEO)

    Council rebuffs suggestions to alleviate Akron’s lawsuit against the mayor by Patrick Burns Councilman Dan McCormac contained his frustration at Monday’s Akron Borough Council meeting. But just barely. “Who’s going to call chicken first?” McCormac asked. “At...

    • Posted April 15, 2015
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