Tag: Wisconsin

Burlington Parks, Playgrounds Need Flood Repairs

Nearly 13 inches of rain descended on the City of Burlington, Wisconsin, last week – flooding the streets, leaving homes and businesses under water, and wiping out phone service, Internet, and power for days. The Fox River crested at 16.5 feet – smashing the previous record by 3 feet and prompting local officials to declare a… Read More »

Brownfields Aren’t Just a ‘Big City’ Problem

By Scott Wilson What is a Brownfield? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines a brownfield as “real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.” In simpler terms, it’s a vacant or underused site, seen as a community eyesore,… Read More »

Par for the Course: Keeping the Bridge Open to the Open

In the golf world this week, all roads lead to the U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills in Dodge County, Wisconsin. This high-caliber course is 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee, 115 miles from Chicago, 116 miles south of Green Bay, and 67 miles east of Madison. It’s not quite in the middle of nowhere, but… Read More »