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A return to the theater

A return to the theater

Haylofters’ rock and roll fantasy opens July 29, runs for 10 shows By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Like Broadway did with Bruce Springsteen’s one-man show last month, the Burlington Haylofters are returning to live theater next week with a production that seems appropriate for the times. “We Will Rock […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      It’s been one of those years in which homeowners have had to water their lawn or live with crunchy, brown grass. That’s what a drought does. However, this will be the last year City of Burlington homeowners will be able to take advantage of the annual third-quarter utility bill […]

 
 

Faded glory likely to get a facelift

Faded glory likely to get a facelift

City plans to restore Dunford Drive water tower By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Burlington’s Dunford Drive standpipe, more commonly known as the water tower with the American Flag near the Nestle USA plant, has deteriorated since the city last applied a protective coating to the structure. The Common Council later […]

 
 

Landfill rears its ugly head

Landfill rears its ugly head

Maryland Ave. work unearths waste; project cost rises By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Crews excavating Maryland Avenue as part of a reconstruction project recently unearthed waste from a landfill dating back decades. City officials last week alerted residents of potential odors emanating from the construction site as the material is […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      There was a time not too long ago when municipalities dug a hole and buried their trash. There were regulations, of course, but the practice of local landfilling was common until the 1970s. The City of Burlington got a reminder of its garbage from the past recently when crews […]

 
 

Not quite ready for ‘City of Trails’

Not quite ready for ‘City of Trails’

Consultant advises city to focus on quality of life in Burlington By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The City of Burlington, at least not yet, isn’t ready to rebrand itself as the “City of Trails” based on a consultant’s report endorsed Tuesday by the Common Council. The council, which has long-discussed […]

 
 

Patriotic paddlers

Patriotic paddlers

More than 150 paddle-powered watercraft joined in a Paddle Excursion on Saturday, July 3, that is becoming an Independence Day weekend tradition on Browns Lake in Burlington. The event began at 9 a.m. in the middle of the lake and the paddlers made their way through the Halls Point Channel […]

 
 

Future of Echo Lake is murky

Future of Echo Lake is murky

Officials recommend dredging if dam is retained By Jason Arndt Staff Writer A recent study of Echo Lake uncovered a staggering amount of sediment, including phosphorous, which could cost the City of Burlington $2.5 million to remove the materials under a potential dredging project. The study, which the Common Council […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      So, what will happen to Burlington’s Echo Lake? The fate of the sparkling mill pond on the edge of the city’s downtown will be determined by a City Council decision on whether to upgrade or remove the dam that creates the lake. But one thing is certain, the council […]

 
 

Aquatic Center avoids lifeguard shortage

Aquatic Center avoids lifeguard shortage

Facility touted as a safe alternative to lakes by county official By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Racine and Kenosha county officials have each reported some difficulty with recruiting lifeguards in recent years. “Like with other municipalities in the area, it’s been a big challenge recruiting and staffing lifeguards for the […]

 
 
 
 
 

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