In this week’s Standard Press…

     December 6. Remember that date. That’s when the Burlington Common Council is slated to make the final decision on the future of the Echo Lake Dam.

Armed with the support of 60% of the voters in a recent referendum on the issue, council members have a clear path to support voters desire to fix the dam and keep the lake.

That is among the top stories in this week’s edition of the Burlington Standard Press.

The newspaper will be available at local retail outlets on Thursday and subscribers will receive their copies with Thursday’s mail.

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


COURT NEWS: A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 17 for a Burlington man arrested after meeting up with a police officer posing online as a 15-year-old girl.


TROUBLE WITH TRASH: The City of Burlington could crack down on some residents, and scrappers, who have created issues for its waste hauler ASDA Enterprises. ASDA Enterprises, a Burlington-based company, serves as the city’s contractor for waste collection as well as recycling and recently encountered some problems for its operations.


HEALTH CARE CHANGE: The Burlington Common Council on Tuesday approved changes to the health insurance program for city employees. The approved changes, according to city officials, include a shift in networks, third party administrators as well as prescription programs.


FOR THE VETS: In early October, Karcher Middle School Social Studies teacher, Katherine Botsford accompanied her dad on an Honor Flight. Before the trip, Botsford encouraged her 7th grade students to make cards for her dad to be handed out during “mail call” on his flight home.


BEST OF THE BEST: Burlington High School volleyball player Abby Allan was named Player of the Year by coaches in the Southern Lakes Conference.

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