• Cocalico Corner: A prisoner of his own making

    Rarely do news articles arouse simultaneously outrageous and profoundly sympathetic responses. But in the Lancaster and Berks areas over the past couple of weeks, there was news involving an area man that did just that. It was...

    • Posted June 29, 2016
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  • Donna Reed, author of the weekly column, Cocalico Corner
    Cocalico Corner: Reviewing those precious graduation days

    The pure joy of this issue of the Ephrata Review is the inclusion of hundreds of the hopeful faces of 2016 graduates of Cocalico and Ephrata high schools. The Ephrata graduates take their first step into the...

    • Posted June 6, 2016
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  • Zoned out: West Cocalico board nixes special exception appeal

    With minimal comment, members of the West Cocalico Zoning Hearing Board rejected the appeal for a special exception request for a Lititz-based business to continue to operate an auto-body shop at 735 Poplar St. in the township....

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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  • West Cocalico Township Manager Carolyn Hildebrand makes a point to the supervisors (from center) Chairman James J. Stoner, Ray Burns, and Leon Eby, the newest member of the board.
    It’s pay to play — literally — in West Cocalico

    Parks, police, and permits dominated the discussion at the May 5 meeting of the West Cocalico supervisors. The board was updated on the status of work at Chapel Gate Park and the Schoeneck Community Park. Township Roadmaster...

    • Posted May 11, 2016
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  • Cocalico Corner: Nurturing the news

    The inspiration for this column is Mildred M. Bodolosky. Who? Not likely anyone our readers would have known. She was a powerhouse of an English teacher at Muhlenberg Township High School in Berks County. She demanded much...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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  • Cocalico Corner: Two tales of two valleys

    Every now and then a book speaks to one’s own life and times. This confluence of personal fact and literary fiction has happened to readers for generations, for as long as the written word has been put...

    • Posted April 27, 2016
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  • Cocalico Corner: PSP, local coverage, and 21st-century policing

    If you’re in one of the 17 Lancaster County municipalities covered solely by the Pennsylvania State Police, you may have reason to feel pretty confident about your safety, especially if you’ve had the chance to hear PSP...

    • Posted April 6, 2016
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  • The thicker blue line: Quarterly assessment yields public safety dividends

      Most entrepreneurs would love to get the return on their investments that officials in West Cocalico Township and Adamstown Borough are realizing as the result of their decisions to contract coverage with the Ephrata Police Department....

    • Posted April 6, 2016
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  • Cocalico Corner: Posting bittersweet memories in Adamstown

    If there’s anything sadder than clearing out someone’s home in the wake of a passing, well, I can’t really fathom it. Like many of our readers of a certain age, I’ve been down that road a few...

    • Posted March 9, 2016
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  • Beverly Kelly-Carfagno serves up soap and smiles at her new store
    Cocalico Corner: A squeaky clean stop on the Avenue

    You might say that Adamstown resident Beverly Kelly-Carfagno is all washed up. Or that she’s finally coming clean. Or maybe even that she’s dishing the dirt. Actually, all three thoughts have grains of truth in the saga...

    • Posted February 11, 2016
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