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Library renovations aim for better comfort and efficiencies

Library renovations aim for better comfort and efficiencies

By Julie Rossman Correspondent Graham Public Library patrons, and even plenty of passers-by, have noticed the renovation work that’s been in progress for several weeks now. The most noticeable project involves new windows, while other improvements include a new furnace, new lighting and roof insulation. No new tax dollars are […]

 
 

When it comes to art, Fluegge has seen the light

When it comes to art, Fluegge has seen the light

By Patricia Bogumil Interim Editor Like many people, Dale Fluegge may not formally know a whole lot about art. But he knows what he likes and he knows good art when he sees it. Now Fluegge’s personal vision of what makes for interesting and unusual local art is on display […]

 
 

Bieber fever!

Bieber fever!

Chloe Applegate, 9, Waterford, joins other preteen girls as they all do their nails in shades of purple and silver using authentic Justin Bieber nail polish during the Waterford Library’s Bieber Extravaganza recently.  The kids also enjoyed snacks, music, a trivia game and Bieber’s “Never Say Never” movie. “I learned […]

 
 

Teachers are paying more for insurance, School Board member says

Higher deductibles, copays amount to 15 percent contribution By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After hearing criticism that teachers were not paying a percentage of their premiums as part of the 2011-2012 Burlington Area School District budget, School Board Member Larry Anderson made a point that many district residents may not […]

 
 

The Great Guinea Caper brings local youth a ‘Pullet Surprise’ win

The Great Guinea Caper brings local youth a ‘Pullet Surprise’ win

By Patricia Bogumil Staff writer Ben Hildebrant, 15, was fine just limiting his personal acquaintance with backyard fowl to chickens. But Ben’s appreciation for guinea fowl quickly took flight when a pair of characters named Dot and Dip snuck into his family’s life. Ben’s humorous account of Dot and Dip’s […]

 
 

Abbondonza!

Abbondonza!

Vendor Elizabeth Rebeja of Waterford displays the homegrown, pesticide-free vegetables she grows in her home garden at the Waterford River Market. The last chance of the season to browse the bounty of fresh produce on sale in Village Hall Park is Wednesday, October 26. Enjoy fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meats, and […]

 
 

Burlington bans weapons in city buildings

It passes with no further discussion from aldermen By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Just two weeks after a lengthy discussion on what should be included in a local weapons’ ordinance, the City of Burlington Common Council on Tuesday unanimously approved banning weapons in city buildings. There was no discussion at […]

 
 

Winner named in home energy makeover contest

Winner named in home energy makeover contest

Kevin Duffy (left), Burlington’s Energy Ambassador with Way to Save Burlington, congratulates winners Sarah Sullivan (holding son Cormac) and husband Patrick. The couple won a $5,000 home energy makeover as a result of having the best home video in the home makeover contest sponsored by Way to Save, which is […]

 
 

Lake Geneva bank robbed Monday

Lake Geneva bank robbed Monday

PNC Bank, 401 Broad St., Lake Geneva, was robbed Monday afternoon by a man who claimed to have a bomb. Lake Geneva Police responded to the reported robbery at approximately 3:50 p.m. The suspect was described as a white male, 35-55 years of age. He had a mustache, stocky build, […]

 
 

Police have suspect in rash of car, garage break-ins

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A rash of garage and car break-ins on Stonewall Court, Indian Bend Road and Travelers Run were reported to city police Oct. 11. According to records, no less than seven reports came in that day regarding burglaries of cars or garages on those streets. Among […]

 
 
 
 
 

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