Burlington

Ball diamond to get sprinklers, library to get carpeting

By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief Burlington Little League will be allowed to install a sprinkler system at Branen Field on the city’s west side. The City Council approved the project Tuesday. Mayor Bob Miller said the Little League organization will pay for the equipment and installation necessary for the […]

 
 

BHS wins McCreery concert

BHS wins McCreery concert

American Idol winner Scotty McCreery will perform a concert at Burlington High School on Monday, Nov. 14, to reward students there for collecting the most toys in a concert sponsored by Milwaukee radio station FM 106. On Tuesday, school officials were still working to iron out the details of the […]

 
 

This running event isn’t for turkeys

Thanksgiving Day trot will benefit Love Inc. By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief For many, the only exercise we get on Thanksgiving is moving from the couch to the dinner table and then back again. Chris Ponteri would like to see people establish a much healthier tradition that is in […]

 
 

Look out leaves, the city’s new vacuum is here

Burlington Street Department employee Tom Koch watches the city’s new leaf vacuum in action recently. The system, which can be operated by a single driver, is expected to cut the labor costs required for the city’s annual leaf collection. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Officials hope to save time, money with new vacuum system By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief The City of Burlington has a new weapon in its annual battle with falling leaves – a retrofitted vacuum collection system that utilizes an existing truck and just might reduce the labor needed to […]

 
 

Board makes tax levy official

It includes a surplus to offset future aid decreases By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It was all but a formality Tuesday evening – the real drama having occurred a night earlier in the Burlington High School gymnasium. The Burlington Area School District Board of Education for the second time approved […]

 
 

Armed with grant, city police crack down on seatbelt violators

Local officers issue 58 tickets in 12-hour period By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer In the City of Burlington police log Tuesday, there seemed to be an abnormally large number of seatbelt violations being recorded – in fact, several whole pages were dedicated to them. The reason? Thanks to a grant […]

 
 

Burger haven to get more seating, a new kitchen

Burger haven to get more seating,  a new kitchen

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer If you’ve been anywhere near downtown Burlington lately – and more importantly, had a craving for a burger – you will have noticed a little change. Fred’s Parkview – a local restaurant that has boasted that it has “the world’s best burgers” now for 31 […]

 
 

Voters support tax levy increase

Volunteer Katie Simenson (from left) counts ballots Monday night at Burlington High School along with School Board Secretary Susan Kessler and Business Manager Peter Smet. District residents attending the meeting voted down a motion to freeze the tax levy at last year's level and approved a motion to increase the levy by 3.69 percent. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

After school district electors voted down keeping a flat tax levy Monday night — and a challenge by opponents to try and stop another vote on the tax levy increase  — the voters overwhelming approved the proposed tax levy of $20.37 million as originally proposed by the Burlington Area School […]

 
 

School Board members struggle with decision

Public meeting on tax levy is Monday night at BHS By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The last two months have provided an interesting insight into the inner workings of the Burlington Area School District budget process – and into the impact grassroots political organizations can have. But when it comes […]

 
 

City readies budget for public scrutiny

Lahner says 2012 proposal will be ‘fairly austere’ By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Thanks to a new addition to the City of Burlington budget process, City Administrator Kevin Lahner believes the city is significantly ahead of where it has been in the past in terms of planning. That said, Lahner […]

 
 
 
 
 

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