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Pool project is on schedule for spring opening

Pool project is on schedule for spring opening

It’s also on budget despite unforeseen expenses, official says By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief After nearly three months of demolition and construction, the new Burlington Community Aquatic Center is on track for it’s planned opening on Memorial Day weekend in May 2018, according to City Administrator Carina Walters. “Everyone […]

 
 

A community where Christmas can’t be denied

A community where Christmas can’t be denied

Like Whoville, Burlington celebrates the season Friday with parade, tree-lighting The Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce will dive into the deep end of the Christmas season Friday as it hosts its annual Christmas parade and tree lighting. The traditional parade – with the whimsical theme, “Whoville Christmas in Burlington,” in […]

 
 

City budget includes 9 percent tax hike

Common Council will vote on budget at Tuesday’s meeting By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief City of Burlington property owners will pay more for the municipal portion of their tax bills next year under the $8.6 million budget that is headed toward approval at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting. The projected […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

Burlington’s new Community Aquatic Center is on track for a Memorial Day weekend completion and your city tax bill will be higher in 2018. Those are just two of the stories you’ll find in this week’s edition of the Burlington Standard Press. Here’s a look at some of the other […]

 
 

One-to-one computer program at BASD schools deemed a success

By Alex Johnson Correspondent With a new technology lease solidified over the course of 2016, the Burlington Area School District has now supplied every student in grades two through 12 with a Chromebook computer. High school students are allowed to take their Chromebooks home for after-school work, while students in […]

 
 

Paging future doctors

Paging future doctors

Partnership with Aurora inspires BHS students to medical careers By Alex Johnson Correspondent A partnership between Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington and Burlington High School has been in place since 2001 and is paying dividends by inspiring some students to return to their hometown as freshly minted doctors. The program […]

 
 

Like winning the World Series

BHS one-act play garners bevy of state awards   By Jennifer Eisenbart Correspondent In its final performance of the season Friday afternoon, the Burlington High School one-act play found its storybook ending – both on and off the field. Performing “The Baseball Show” and appearing at state after a one-year […]

 
 

City finalizes $1.5 million loan to cover flood damage

City finalizes $1.5 million loan to cover flood damage

Impact of debt on taxes will be less that initially thought By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Burlington Common Council authorized borrowing nearly $1.5 million for flood damage costs at its meeting Tuesday after learning the tax impact of the loan will be less than anticipated. At an October Committee […]

 
 

Most local schools again exceed expectations

BASD exceeds state averages in nearly all measured areas By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Five of seven schools in the Burlington Area School District exceed or significantly exceed expectations in the latest round of report cards issued by the state Department of Public Instruction on Monday. The other two […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

In nearly 28 years on the job as a City of Burlington police officer, Sgt. John Fisher often dealt with the ugly side of the community he called home. But he didn’t let it get him down. Read about how the newly retired Fisher found balance and purpose in his […]

 
 
 
 
 

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