• Ephrata Crossing development plans advance

    The Ephrata Township Board of Supervisors approved a resolution moving forward a plan to build the Ephrata Crossing development, with shops, a hotel, and restaurant near Pleasant Valley Road and Route 322. The resolution was approved in...

    • Posted June 26, 2019
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  • Council favors new dewatering system to produce Class A biosolids

    Whether it’s called the Green Corridor, the Gasification Project or the Biochar Plan, it’s not happening in Ephrata anytime soon, according to information from Ephrata Borough Council. It sounded like a good idea; the construction of an...

    • Posted June 26, 2019
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  • Truly a day to remember

    Picnics, parades, family cookouts — they’re all great, as long as you remember the reason for that extra vacation day, said a soldier who has served his country for more than 30 years. Brigadier General (retired) Wilbur...

    • Posted May 29, 2019
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  • EASD passes preliminary budget

    The budget, scheduled to be finalized in June, includes a 2.3% tax hike The Ephrata Area School approved a preliminary budget that includes a 2.3% increase in the 2019-20 spending plan. The school board on Monday voted...

    • Posted May 15, 2019
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  • Ephrata Area Social Services instituting new policy

    Constantly worrying about how the bills are going to get paid is tough. Receiving money from a non-profit agency helps for awhile, but it’s not something anybody wants to do forever. Now, the Ephrata Area Social Services...

    • Posted May 8, 2019
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  • Council considers diesel generator to cut electric costs

    Two borough residents urged council to pump the breaks on a plan to significantly cut peak electricity usage costs by adding a diesel generator and diesel fuel storage tank. The residents spoke at the Ephrata Borough Council...

    • Posted May 8, 2019
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  • Ephrata council considers electronic traffic devices

    Ephrata Borough Council will consider an addition to next year’s budget to purchase electronic traffic devices to make the borough a safer place to be. Borough resident and former Lincoln Fire Chief Randy Gockley addressed council April...

    • Posted April 17, 2019
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  • Ephrata Twp. eyes short-term lodging ordinance

    Ephrata Township supervisors are mulling whether to permit short-term rentals in areas where homeowners have converted unused sections on their property into living spaces. But after much discussion at its April 2 meeting, the board tabled the...

    • Posted April 10, 2019
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  • Two Ephrata students battling rare illness

    Nathan Barnica, 13, back in class after aggressive, ongoing treatment for AFM A polio-like illness has come out of nowhere in the past few years, with no known cause and no cure, attacking children indiscriminately and leaving...

    • Posted March 20, 2019
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  • Preliminary plans approved on 16-acre development

    Ephrata Twp. supervisors move forward on Ephrata Crossing development across from Giant on Main Street The Ephrata Crossing preliminary development plan, a construction that includes a three-story hotel, was approved by Ephrata Township supervisors Tuesday. The proposed...

    • Posted March 6, 2019
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