The challenge now facing Burlington officials is what to ask residents about the future of the Echo Lake Dam in a November advisory referendum.

Will it be a simple yes or no question, or something more complicated that asks voters to chose particular plans? Will there be more than one question on the ballot?

These questions must be answered within the following month to qualify for the November ballot.

That challenge and the latest plans for the dam and adjacent Echo Park are the top stories in this week’s Standard Press.

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


BOMB THREAT: Residents and businesses on Waterford’s east side endured three tense hours sheltering in place Tuesday afternoon as law enforcement dealt with a bomb threat at Community State Bank, 810 Fox Lane.


COURT NEWS: A Milwaukee woman has been charged with driving drunk in Burlington with three children in her vehicle. Jessie Ford, 33, was charged June 30 in Racine County Circuit Court with three counts of operating a motor vehicle under the influence with a minor child in the vehicle.


GOING UP: The Burlington Public Library has been closed since June 27 and will remain closed until July 17 for the installation of an elevator that will connect the basement with the main and second floors.


LOVE AND MURDER: The Malt House Theatre, Home of The Haylofters, is in the midst of its production of “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.” The show will be presented at the Malt House Theatre, 109 N. Main St., Burlington, on Thursday, July 7, through Sunday, July 10. Thursday through Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s show is a 2 p.m. matinee.


WAIT ‘TIL NEXT YEAR: Some planned infrastructure projects targeted for 2022 will need to wait another year in Burlington after the Common Council on Tuesday decided to reject a bid proposal because of higher than unexpected costs.


DINNER CRUISES: Take a look at two area dinner cruise providers who create fabulous meals to go with spectacular water views.