For businesses and residences along McHenry Street (Highway P) in the Town of Burlington the past year has been a royal pain.

First they had to put up with road closures due to the We Energies pipeline project and now they face a road repaving project that will stretch into September.

Business owners say to roadwork is taking a bite out of their bottom line.

That story is among the top articles in this week’s Burlington Standard Press. The newspaper will be available at local retail outlets on Thursday and subscribers will receive their copies with Thursday’s mail.

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Here’s a look at some of the other stories in this week’s edition:


  • COURT NEWS: A Burlington man is accused of sexually assaulting a disabled woman at a local group home. Brian K. Matheson, 39, was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with second degree sexual assault, including a hate crime enhancer, and disorderly conduct.


  • DOWN ON THE FARM: In spite of a little rain on Saturday, the annual Racine County Breakfast on the Farm brought in more than 2,000 people, who savored a hearty farm breakfast, explored a petting zoo, and learned more about agriculture.


  • PROJECT SCALED BACK: The City of Burlington planned to use Community Development Block Grant funds to finance a new roof and other improvements at the Burlington Senior Activity Center. However, the plans have since changed because of rising material costs.


  • NEW NAME, FRESH LOOK: Owners are working hard to turn former Gabby’s Palace into Archives. However, they plan to keep the fish fry.


  • OUT AND ABOUT: It’s summertime and we’ve got your guides to area farm markets and beaches.