District issues 17 preliminary layoff notices

Proposed staff cuts due to declining enrollment, officials say By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After spending more than an hour and a half in closed session Monday night, the Burlington Area School District School Board came out and approved preliminary layoff notices to be sent to 17 BASD teachers. The […]


Concert series to rock Echo Park this summer

Burlington’s B-Town Sounds concert series is patterned after the popular River Rhythms in Waterford, shown here.

Organizers plan seven free concerts By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Hoping to inject a bit a music and fun into downtown Burlington this summer, a group of local volunteers and business people have plans to launch B-Town Sounds, a free seven-concert music series slated for Echo Park. The Thursday […]


Where to vote in the Burlington area

Here is a list of local polling places that will accommodate voters in their respective communities for the Tuesday, April 3, election. All polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. • City of Burlington residents living in Aldermanic Districts 1 and 2 cast ballots at Cross Lutheran Church, […]


Fourth District features the only race for Burlington City Council

Girolamo dropped out of race in Second District By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer With Jeff Fischer choosing not to run for another team as alderman of the City of Burlington’s Fourth District, two challengers will now fight it out for the open position. It is the only contested race for […]


School Board candidates present clear choices

  Differing viewpoints evident at School Board forum   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It was an evening of high intensity – and a few laughs, some intentional, others sarcastic – when three of the four School Board candidates got together Monday night. In a forum sponsored by the Burlington […]


Residents rail against ‘eyesore’

Issues with this property at 246 Teut Road may finally be coming to a head in the township, as the owner has been given a May 1 deadline to clean up the property. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Town gives owner May 1 deadline to clean up property   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The property at 246 Teut Road has become something of a local lore in Burlington – and not for a good reason. “People say, ‘You live next to that mess?’” explained Noel Showers, who […]


Stark contrasts

Stark contrasts

Whether harsh reality or ‘scare tactic,’ school budget offers tough choices   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Late last week, the Burlington Area School District sent out a press release, outlining four different budget scenarios – at one end, extensive cuts under a zero-percent tax increase levy; and at the […]


School Board race likely to drive local turnout

Robust interest seen in Tuesday’s election By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief If recent history is any indication, upwards of 40 percent of local voters will likely turnout for Tuesday’s spring election. Enticed by a hotly contested local School Board election and the Republican Presidential Preference Primary, Burlington voters have […]


Saturday’s Easter egg hunt features food drive

Participants in the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Burlington High School March 31 will not only have a chance to find sweet prizes inside brightly colored eggs, but their families will also have an opportunity to contribute to a local food pantry. The fifth annual egg hunt, organized and hosted […]


City officer who faces charges resigns

Brierly charged with disorderly conduct following domestic dispute   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After being suspended pending an internal investigation following a domestic incident in December, City of Burlington Police Officer Andrew Brierly has officially tendered his resignation. City Police Chief Peter Nimmer confirmed the resignation Tuesday. “Officer Brierly […]


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