You can work at home in the Village … but new regulations are being considered

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With the overarching goal of maintaining the residential character of its neighborhoods, Village of Waterford officials have proposed an ordinance to place tighter restrictions around home-based employees and business owners. The Village Board on April 13 had a first reading of an ordinance that, if enacted, […]


What a nuisance! Waterford trying to cut down on chronic police calls

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A proposed ordinance aimed at charging property owners who overuse police resources could be added to the Town of Waterford’s books as soon as next month. The Town Board on May 11 continued to discuss a proposed chronic nuisance ordinance that was first discussed in April. […]


Man dies in Waterford house fire

Man dies in Waterford house fire

An 88-year-old man died Thursday morning in a fire at his home in the Village of Waterford. Other occupants of the home were able to escape the blaze. Two of them were taken by rescue personnel to St. Luke’s Hospital, Milwaukee, for treatment of unspecified injuries, according to the Racine […]


Two charged in tool thefts from Menards

A second man has been charged in connection with retail thefts police say occurred in December at Menards in Burlington. Ben. R. Pearce, 32, of Oak Dale Court in Burlington, is charged as a party to a crime with felony retail theft and misdemeanor theft. His alleged partner in crime, […]


Town officer’s court hearing rescheduled

By Patricia Bogumil Editor A court hearing originally set for April 24 has been rescheduled to May 15 for a part-time Town of Waterford police officer accused of shooting off a gun outside her Town of LaGrange home following an argument with her husband. Attorney Frank Lettenberger, who represents Officer […]


Policing contract aims for May 11 Village review

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A long-term decision on which agency will handle the Village of Waterford’s policing needs should be firmed up within a couple of weeks. The background In a case of déjà vu, the Village earlier this year inquired about contracting with the Town of Waterford for Village […]


Citizens ask for stronger stand against drainage district proposals

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Village of Waterford officials continue to hear an earful from some residents living along the Fox River who are concerned about issues with the Norway-Dover Drainage District, including an upcoming dredging project and temporary drawdown of the Rochester dam to accommodate it. The Village Board on […]


Pienkos stays as superintendent

Plans for Washington- Caldwell School District superintendent Mark Pienkos to retire next year have been temporarily retired. At Monday night’s school board meeting, Jill Saltzmann, whom the board selected to replace Pienkos as superintendent next year, asked that she be allowed to work full-time next year as full-time principal, while […]


Appraisal Fair preview May 2

Absolutely Waterford will make its TV debut Saturday, April 25, at 6:30 a.m. on CBS’s Real Racine with Jessica Tighe, who invited AW volunteers on her show to talk about the Saturday, May 2, Absolutely Waterford Appraisal Fair fundraiser at Waterford High School. Lead appraiser Barbara Eash will give an […]


Town officer off work after shooting pond

By Patricia Bogumil Editor A part-time Town of Waterford police officer is in trouble with the law after allegedly getting drunk, arguing with her husband and then firing a gun into a pond outside her Town of LaGrange home March 15 ­– hours after attending a Friends of the NRA […]


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