After years of planning and debate Burlington residents will have a chance Nov. 8 to vote on the future of the Echo Lake Dam.

While the vote is only advisory, it should give local officials the knowledge they need to finally make a decision on the future of the dam and lake.

The dam referendum is but one of many races – locally and statewide – that will be decided at the Nov. 8 election.

The upcoming election is the top story in this week’s edition of the Burlington Standard Press.

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


FALL BACK: Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. Readers are reminded to set their clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night. Fire safety officials say the semi-annual clock change is also a good time to check batteries in smoke detectors and other home safety devices.


CITY SETS FEE HIKES: City of Burlington dog and cat owners will need to pay a little more to license their animals on annual basis or receive ambulance service. The increased fees come after the Common Council on Tuesday approved an amendment to the city’s fee schedule.


WIINE BAR IS MOVING: For several months, Buzzed Wine Bar has conducted business at 549 N. Pine Street in downtown Burlington, but the owner plans to move the establishment to a larger venue three blocks north of the current facility.


COURT NEWS: A status conference is scheduled for Dec. 16 for a Burlington teacher’s aide charged with inappropriately touching multiple girls at Dyer Elementary School.


BACK TO STATE: The Burlington High School girls volleyball team qualified for the state tournament for the 11th consecutive year.