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In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      City of Burlington officials touted a proposed stormwater utility as a way to maintain its storm sewer system without having to rely on the city’s limited tax levy. However, several members of the business community saw the change as shifting a greater burden to businesses – and the majority […]

 
 

BHS sweeps state theater awards

BHS sweeps state theater awards

One-act play ‘Anne of Green Gables’ garners rave reviews Burlington High School’s production of the one-act play “Anne of Green Gables” recently swept the top awards in state competition hosted by the Wisconsin High School Forensic Association. Burlington’s production earned the coveted Critics Choice Award. It also garnered three top […]

 
 

Jefferson Street set for rebuild

Work will precede replacement of downtown bridge By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Reconstructing Jefferson Street in downtown Burlington is among many projects the city plans to consider under a proposed engineering services contract with Kapur and Associates. The municipal engineering firm, according to city officials, proposes to perform services for […]

 
 

Holiday parade set for 6:30 p.m. Friday

Holiday parade set for 6:30 p.m. Friday

City officials will collect donation for Waukesha parade victims Burlington’s annual Christmas parade, “Frozen Fantasy Christmas,” will step off at 6:30 p.m. on Friday in the city’s downtown. This year’s Christmas Tree Lighting in Wehmhoff Square Park will immediately follow the Christmas parade. City of Burlington Mayor Jeannie Hefty will […]

 
 

Speakers say they want to save dam

Speakers say they want to save dam

Most who spoke at meeting favor retaining structure By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The City of Burlington took its first step in receiving community input related to the Echo Lake Dam’s long-term future Tuesday at Veterans Terrace. Peter Riggs, director of public works, said the purpose of Tuesday’s community meeting […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      City of Burlington officials heard directly from the public Tuesday on their views for the future of the Echo Lake dam. The informational meeting was the first of two intended to give officials a better indication of the public’s desire concerning options to improve or remove the dam. Residents […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      As the old saying goes, the devil is in the details. Such is the case with the future of the Echo Lake Dam and Echo Lake itself. Removing the dam or upgrading it to state satisfaction is projected at less than half the cost of what is needed to […]

 
 

Roundabout eyed at dangerous intersection

Roundabout eyed at dangerous intersection

Crossing at highways 11 and J has seen numerous crashes By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The state Department of Transportation plans to construct a roundabout at a dangerous intersection nestled between the towns of Dover and Burlington on Highway 11, according to local officials. Brian Graziano, Burlington Town Administrator, told […]

 
 

Welcome to the neighborhood

Welcome to the neighborhood

Medical helicopter gets warm reception at Burlington base By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Flight for Life emergency helicopter service officially landed in the City of Burlington earlier this month. But on Monday, in front of hundreds of community members, officials from Flight for Life and the City Burlington celebrated the […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Whatever City of Burlington officials decide about the future of the Echo Lake Dam – improve the dam or remove it – the greatest cost going forward will be in dredging the lake or rehabilitating the drained lakebed. Both options pose funding challenges for the city and fail to […]

 
 
 
 
 

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