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COVID-19 cases rising in school district

Total cases more than tripled in eight days By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Burlington Area School District on Sept. 13 registered 12 cumulative COVID-19 cases, including eight with an active infection, according to its dashboard. However, eight days later, the district dashboard recorded 266% increase in confirmed cases among […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      For a road less than a mile long, Maryland Avenue has placed a relatively heavy burden on the City of Burlington and its taxpayers. The $1.85 million road and utility reconstruction project has experienced a number of unanticipated cost overruns mainly the result of waste that was unearthed from […]

 
 

Catholic School clamps down on COVID outbreak

Catholic School clamps down on COVID outbreak

BCS shifts upper grades to virtual learning; mandates masks for two weeks By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Burlington Catholic School, Inc., a system comprised of two campuses, entered the school year like most other area schools – allowing students and staff to decide whether they want to wear masks for […]

 
 

Oktoberfest returns Saturday

Oktoberfest returns Saturday

Festival’s aim is to celebrate a season in transition By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Oktoberfest returns to the Chestnut Street Loop in downtown Burlington on Saturday after a successful inaugural run in 2020. The Oktoberfest event held for three consecutive Saturdays includes free German-inspired entertainment, such as dance performances from […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Those gathered in the student section at Burlington High School’s Don Dalton Stadium Friday – clad in the hard hats and neon yellow vests of their construction worker theme – weren’t born when terrorists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. They were precisely the souls local first […]

 
 

Mayor asks for patience with dam decision

Mayor asks for patience with dam decision

Hefty says city must wait until study is complete By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief In a move that was reminiscent of Aaron Rodgers’ famous advice to Packers fans in 2014 – “R-E-L-A-X” – Burlington Mayor Jeannie Hefty called for calm from city residents as officials work to decide the […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Twice in the past 10 months Burlington Area School District Board of Education members opted to suspend meetings and summon police to disperse the crowds after public comment periods crossed the line from constructive to unruly. Some of those who attended accused the board of unilaterally silencing their voices […]

 
 

Flight for Life wins approval for local base

Flight for Life wins approval for local base

  Flight for Life medical transport service plans to be up and running from a new helicopter base at the Burlington Municipal Airport by late September, according to officials with the organization. The Burlington Common Council on Tuesday unanimously approved Flight for Life’s proposal, clearing the way for the plan. […]

 
 

Town refines pet noise ordinance

Town refines pet noise ordinance

Update comes on heels of complaints By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Town of Burlington in recent weeks have received complaints of dogs barking from residents and decided at an Aug. 26 Town Board meeting to move forward with plans to change a portion of its ordinance. The change, which […]

 
 

Aquatic Center made a big splash in 2021

Aquatic Center made a big splash in 2021

Facility had a banner season for attendance By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Jeanne Otter, director of the Burlington Community Aquatic Center, described the 2021 season in one word: Fabulous. The Aquatic Center, which saw limited attendance in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, reportedly brought in 46,420 people through Saturday […]

 
 
 
 
 

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