Operation ‘Clean Up the Town’ now underway

The Town of Waterford Police Department has announced the start of Clean Up the Town (CUT) 2012. This is the fifth year for this initiative. Each year since the program began in 2008, the number of complaints has decreased. In 2011, the police department received 19 public nuisance complaints, down […]


Layoff notices reduced by half

Retirements, resignations cut BASD total to eight   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The Burlington Area School District School Board will consider next Monday a list of layoffs that is much shorter than originally proposed. According to BASD Superintendent David Moyer, the layoffs of eight teachers covering 5.8 full-time equivalent […]


Build a bonsai with the bonsai guru

Build a bonsai with the bonsai guru

By Patricia Bogumil Interim Editor Steve Carini, known as Milwaukee’s bonsai guru, will introduce gardeners to the ancient Japanese growing techniques at Heritage Flower Farm in Waterford township on Saturday, May 12, at 1 p.m. Carini will demonstrate which trees to use for bonsai, crown and root pruning, wiring to […]


For this crew, the Hope Walk is all about family

For this crew, the Hope Walk is all about family

McCarthy’s take event to a higher level   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer For the McCarthy family, the annual Hope Walk has always been about their father – and about family. John McCarthy, who owned McCarthy-Koenig Furniture and a funeral home of the same name, died 21 years ago of […]


Burlington to host RCEDC anniversary event

Burlington to host RCEDC anniversary event

  National speaker slated to attend   Veterans Terrace in Burlington will again this year host the Racine County Economic Development Corporation’s anniversary celebration featuring a keynote address from the president of the National Manufacturing Institute. The event, which includes awards for Burlington Mayor Bob Miller and the Absolutely Waterford […]


County treasurer offers west-end office hours

  Racine County Treasurer Jane Nikolai announced recently she will provide services in Burlington once each month beginning in May. Remote office hours will be offered at the Western Service Center, 209 North Main Street, starting Tuesday, May 15. Nikolai will be available by appointments only in Burlington the third […]


West-end voters rally ‘round Walker

West-end voters rally ‘round Walker

  Lehman will face Wanggaard in Senate recall By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief Crossover voting didn’t appear to be a factor in Tuesday’s recall primary as Gov. Scott Walker’s Western Racine County supporters turned out in force to put their votes behind the embattled incumbent Republican. Countywide 44 percent […]


BHS forensics team earns top state award

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Excellence is something that has come to be expected of the Burlington High School forensics team. The Demons proved it once again April 20. BHS earned the prestigious “Excellence in Speech” award at the annual Wisconsin State Speech Festival at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The […]


Calm explanation follows harsh words at WWMD meeting

By Patricia Bogumil Interim Editor A report in the April 20 Waterford Post about a navigational dredging project for Tichigan Lake and the Fox River churned up high drama at the April 28 meeting of the Waterford Waterway Management District – complete with insulting comments and a veiled threat to […]


Tuesday’s election is unlike any other

Voters must deal with crossover temptation, fake candidates   By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief Local voters have a chance to make history Tuesday when polls open for primaries in the unprecedented recall elections for governor, lieutenant governor and four state senate seats. However, with the ballot dotted with “placeholder” […]


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