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Burlington gears up to celebrate

Burlington gears up to celebrate

Venetian Fest, Firefighters Dance set for July 4 weekend Standard Press Staff Burlington area residents will have plenty of opportunity to celebrate Independence Day this weekend with traditional events returning in full force in both the city and the township. The fun begins Saturday, July 3, with Browns Lake Venetian […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      With lifeguards non-existent or having limited hours at beaches in the area, a county official advises families concerned about safety to seek out an aquatic center. The advice comes after two people drowned in Lake Michigan in Racine. The director of the Burlington Community Aquatic Center explains why her […]

 
 

Deputy Dave and Murphy visit Safety Town

Deputy Dave and Murphy visit Safety Town
 
 

School Board to return to in-person meetings

School Board to return to in-person meetings

Burlington district has been meeting virtually since disruption at November meeting By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Burlington Area School District has held virtual Board of Education meetings for several months because of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as fear of public disruption. But on June 14, the Board of […]

 
 

City mulls inspections of rental housing

City mulls inspections of rental housing

Official says it could improve aesthetics and protect tenants, but some are wary By Jason Arndt Staff Writer City of Burlington officials are looking into creating a rental inspection program designed to improve rental units and offer tenants an additional layer of protection. Gregory Guidry, Building Inspector, presented the proposal […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

On it’s face, a proposal to conduct regular inspections of rental properties in the City of Burlington sounds beneficial. The goal is to keep properties in good shape and ensure tenants are being treated fairly and safely by landlords. But, as Alderman Shad Branen pointed out at a recent meeting, […]

 
 

Local Juneteenth Rally is Saturday

Event includes food, entertainment, children’s activities The Burlington Coalition for Dismantling Racism will host its second annual Juneteenth Rally at Echo Lake Park in Burlington on Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m.     This community event is open to all people and is intended to celebrate the emancipation of Blacks […]

 
 

Kansasville man allegedly tried to hang girlfriend

Kansasville man allegedly tried to hang girlfriend

A Kansasville man who police say tried to hang his girlfriend in the basement of their home has been charged with attempted murder. Ryan L. Carter, 38, was charged June 10 in Racine County Circuit Court with attempted first-degree intentional homicide, aggravated battery, false imprisonment, attempted strangulation, disorderly conduct and […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

An investigation conducted on behalf of the Burlington Area School District concluded a high school social studies teacher did not violate board policies or any laws and the district will reinstate him to instructional duties starting in the fall. The district spent more than $100,000 investigating the complaints lodged by […]

 
 

BASD makes masks optional

BASD makes masks optional

Decision applies to district’s summer activities By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Burlington Area School District Board of Education in a divided vote at Monday’s special meeting decided to lift its mask mandate and make the COVID-19 mitigation tool optional for students and staff members. The decision, which came on […]

 
 
 
 
 

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