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In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Burlington’s Echo Lake and the Echo Lake dam go hand-in-hand. You can’t have one without the other. Using that reasoning, city officials are recommending a proposal that will include a study of Echo Lake – namely the sediment at the bottom of the lake – along with a study […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Most Burlington residents didn’t grow up knowing what it’s like to be a member of a minority group. Alex Hanesakda did. But, as his father taught him, he put his head down and ignored people who targeted him because of his Asian background. That code of silence ended last […]

 
 

City eyes full upgrade for Maryland Ave.

City eyes full upgrade for Maryland Ave.

Council poised to OK plan for sidewalks, bike lanes, trail By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Burlington Common Council will consider awarding a bid to Wanasek Corporation, of Burlington, for the 2021 Street Improvement program with Maryland Avenue reconstruction as the primary project. Wanasek, according to Director of Public Works […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

It’ll be more than a year since local students in grades 7-12 attended Burlington Area School District classes with all their classmates when full in-person classes resume April 6. The decision to return fully – made by the School Board on a 5-2 vote Monday – comes with concerns and […]

 
 

Mayor proposes task force to address race relations

Mayor proposes task force to address race relations

Consultant would help officials identify problems, seek solutions By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Burlington Mayor Jeannie Hefty said she bristles each time she reads a newspaper story or social media post in which someone labels Burlington a racist community. “I have rejected that from the beginning,” Hefty said when […]

 
 

District’s attorney handles probe of BHS teacher

District’s attorney handles probe of BHS teacher

Officials want third party to investigate claims, ensure due process By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Burlington High School teacher Jeff Taff, already under investigation for an alleged inappropriate lesson plan, faces a new accusation and remains on non-disciplinary paid administrative leave. The accusations, according to Burlington Area School District officials, […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Burlington Mayor Jeannie Hefty acknowledges that, like most communities, Burlington has residents who may be racist, but she said the Burlington she knows is a welcoming and inclusive community with a long history of helping people of color dating back to the days of the Underground Railroad. However, Hefty […]

 
 

Future of Echo Lake dam lies in city’s hands

Future of Echo Lake dam lies in city’s hands

Officials face major decision on future of dam, lake By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Echo Lake dam in Burlington has been apart of the community for nearly two centuries. Peter Riggs, the city’s Director of Public Works, said on Monday the Echo Lake dam was originally constructed of brush […]

 
 

BASD addresses racist incidents

BASD addresses racist incidents

District says students were disciplined, referred to police By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Burlington Area School District took a rare step last week when it released findings from a series of investigations related to racially motivated incidents inside and outside school grounds. The district, which has been criticized by […]

 
 

Red sky at night

Red sky at night

The sky over Echo Lake was aflame with fiery hues as the sun set over Burlington on Tuesday evening. The brilliant display – coming on a day when the temperature climbed above 40 degrees for the first time in more than a month – was perhaps a much-needed reward from […]

 
 
 
 
 

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