Burlington

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 […]

 
 

District cranks up PR machine

Officials attempt to put budget actions in perspective By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer If there is one thing that has frustrated Burlington Area School District Superintendent David Moyer throughout the last two months, it’s been what he feels is misinformation being circulated in the community. “I think that there’s been […]

 
 

Magic added to Spooky City lineup

Magic added to Spooky City lineup

A magic show has been added to the list of events included in this year’s 22nd annual Spooky City Saturday in downtown Burlington. Members of the Milwaukee Society of Magicians will provide close-up and stage magic shows at the Plaza Theater beginning at noon. Following the show, the Western Racine […]

 
 
 
 
 

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