• Coffee with a Congressman

    Rep. Lloyd Smucker sat down at Starbucks to discuss issues pressing Congress and constituents   By Patrick Burns Rep. Lloyd Smucker last week went back to Washington following his longest work visit in his district since taking...

    • Posted May 8, 2019
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  • Shields wins first-ever Amazon scholarship

    Warwick senior among group of 100‘Amazon Future Engineer’ winners Amazon last week announced that Warwick senior Connor Shields made the list of 100 high school seniors to receive the first-ever Amazon Future Engineer scholarship of $10,000 per...

    • Posted April 10, 2019
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  • Fabu-‘Liz’

    Ackerman named to head Northern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce The board of the Northern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce confidently chose Liz Ackerman to lead the organization forward following a name and brand change. And why...

    • Posted March 27, 2019
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  • ‘New, different and exciting’

    ‘Market At The Wilbur,’ hotel and bistro to open by the end of June Oak Tree Development Group executives last week offered a project update prior to a tour inside the ongoing, multifaceted construction of “The Wilbur,”...

    • Posted February 27, 2019
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  • THON-tastic!

    Recently married Crystal Bryan-Muñoz’s passion for THON is the result of “discovering that when cancer treatments end, the fight to end the disease does not.” The Lititz resident and 2002 Cocalico High School graduate documented her experience...

    • Posted February 20, 2019
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  • DA files murder charges against Slaymaker-Walker

    Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman held a press conference this morning to announce multiple  charges, including 3rd-degree murder,  against Debra Slaymaker-Walker after the car she was driving Oct. 26 crashed into several vehicles at Warwick High...

    • Posted December 6, 2018
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  • Pattern of patriotism: embroiderer honored

    You could say Julie Fry is a dyed-in-the-wool patriot whose support for U.S. Military is unflinching. Her determination to serve disabled American veterans embodies the very fabric of the common bond our military heroes share. That is,...

    • Posted November 7, 2018
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  • They’ve all come to look for America

    I remember like it was yesterday watching David Bowie on the floor opening the show sitting alone cross-legged on stage playing a tiny keyboard in a slow intro to a soaring cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “America.”...

    • Posted September 12, 2018
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  • Covering the Sinkhole

     Sinkhole Commentary I’ve covered dozens of newspaper beats dating back to the 1990s. The most memorable — besides Darby Borough, where I once phoned in my council meeting story from Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital after a brawl among...

    • Posted July 29, 2018
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  • More than two dozen residents of nearby Moravian Manor attended a recent Lititz Borough Council meeting to voice their complaints about the detour that has been in place since shortly after a sinkhole opened on the 500 block of West Second Avenue in March. Photo by Laura Knowles
    Lititz to Repair, Reopen W. Second Ave.

    Three-phase sinkhole repair will take six to eight days; work could begin next week By Laura Knowles and Patrick Burns The damaged 500 block of West Second Avenue may soon be repaired and reopened to traffic. Lititz...

    • Posted July 18, 2018
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