Library director to step down in February

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Pamela Belden, director of the Waterford Public Library, is closing a chapter in her professional life. The Village Board discussed and reviewed Belden’s planned retirement, set for Feb. 16, at a recent meeting. Her letter was included in the board packet. “Please know this has been […]


Casey’s rezoning request in Rochester advances to Village Board

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A convenience store and gas station planned for a high-profile intersection passed the initial smell test during a Rochester panel’s recent review. Casey’s General Store, which is making a push into Racine County with several proposed locations, is seeking village approval to construct a 4,700-square-foot store […]


WWMD might pursue drawdown in 2018-19

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The murkiness concerning a possible future drawdown of Tichigan Lake reached a boiling point on a few occasions during a discussion of the topic at a Waterford Village Board meeting this week. Village officials considered following in the footsteps of their town counterparts by adopting a […]


High school could finalize its 2018-19 calendar next month

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With the 2017-18 school year well under way, Waterford Union High School officials are in the midst of assembling the district’s calendar for the 2018-19 school year. Superintendent Keith Brandstetter discussed some of the tentative components of the 2018-19 calendar at a School Board meeting Nov. […]


Casey’s eyes land in Rochester for convenience store

Casey’s eyes land in Rochester for convenience store

Store and gas station eyed for site at highways 83 and 36 By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A gas station and convenience store could occupy a site in one of Rochester’s most high profile sites, but the property will have to be rezoned for plans to move forward. Clerk-treasurer Betty Novy […]


Village will not switch to weekly recycling

Most residents don’t want the added cost, officials say By Dave Fidlin Correspondent As a prelude to the upcoming adoption of the 2018 municipal budget, Village of Waterford officials have set in stone how recycling services will be carried out in the year ahead. Citing cost considerations and minimal interest […]


Washington-Caldwell tax levy to increase, though mill rate will decrease

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The Washington-Caldwell School District is increasing its property tax levy, though the mill rate is expected to decrease in year-over-year comparisons. The K-8 feeder district’s budget was solidified Oct. 30 at the Washington-Caldwell annual meeting. School Board members and several district-level staffers were in attendance. No […]


Taking the community’s pulse

WGSD sends survey to residents as questions about Fox River, other schools loom By Dave Fidlin Correspondent As a precursor to potentially big changes, school officials in the Waterford Graded district are attempting to cast as wide a net as possible and hear from residents about improvements that could cost […]


Bielinski plans for Buena Park Road residential development on hold

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent In the hopes of making as informed a decision as possible, Village of Waterford officials this week hit the pause button on a planned residential development near the intersection of highways 83 and 20. In recent months, residential developer Bielinski Homes has approached the village with […]


Woman who ‘wanted Burger King’ after drunken driving arrest, apprehended again

A Waterford woman who was arrested for drunken driving at about 6:50 p.m. Oct. 4 was apprehended a second time the same day after she ventured out for some food at Burger King, saying she didn’t “feel drunk anymore.” The 47-year-old was apprehended after she and another woman were heard […]


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