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In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Are you frustrated with your municipal and school boards? If so, now is the time to put yourself out there and run for public office. Area residents looking to serve on local government bodies and area school boards could start launching their bids for candidacy on Thursday, which is […]

 
 

City tax rate falls

City tax rate falls

But property values are up By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The City of Burlington could adopt its 2023 budget showing a slight increase in the overall tax levy, but a drop in the tax rate, during a Common Council meeting scheduled in early December. City Finance Director Steve DeQuaker called […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Tuesday’s election put an end to nearly a year of contentious campaigning and bickering among voters on opposites sides of the political spectrum. While we all are rejoicing that the relentless attack ads have disappeared, we can also pat ourselves on our backs for participating in the process that […]

 
 

Voters support keeping the dam

Voters support keeping the dam

  City of Burlington voters on Tuesday supported an advisory referendum that recommends keeping the White River Dam and Echo Lake. Voters were able to choose from two options – No. 1: Remove the dam and restore the natural river stream; or No. 2: Replace the dam and dredge the […]

 
 

Welcome to Spooky City

Welcome to Spooky City

Downtown Burlington came alive Saturday with candy-seeking costumed characters, coffin races and a host of other activities during the 33rd annual Spooky City event. Here the Aquaducks coffin team gives it their all on the coffin obstacle course. (Photo by Chad Hensiak)

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      After years of planning and debate Burlington residents will have a chance Nov. 8 to vote on the future of the Echo Lake Dam. While the vote is only advisory, it should give local officials the knowledge they need to finally make a decision on the future of the […]

 
 

BASD reverses open enrollment trend

BASD reverses open enrollment trend

Full-day 4K, virtual options help keep students in district, officials say By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Burlington Area School District in the 2020-21 school year experienced a net loss of 327 students to open enrollment, according to figures from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. While the district accepted […]

 
 

The breeze of honor

The breeze of honor
 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      With two registered write-in candidates and one incumbent seeking the 63rd Assembly District seat, unofficial results likely won’t be known immediately, unlike previous years when Racine County election officials saw simple races. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R – Rochester, who won by 260 votes in the August primary election […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

Town of Burlington residents and business owners had reason to rejoice last week when crews finally competed the reconstruction of McHenry Street. The four months of construction was especially difficult for retailers and restaurants, who lost customers as a result of the detour. For this and other stories see the […]