Wednesday, February 25, 2015
One group of students sat in a circle putting rubber bands on pegs. Another group was putting wooden blocks together across the room.  More students were scattered around the room on chairs or sitting on the floor with worksheets or their own iPad. All of these second- and third-graders at... + continue reading
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Three mayoral candidates – incumbent Mayor Shawn Pfaff, Ald. Steve Arnold and former neighborhood president Janell Rice – spent more than an hour-and-a-half discussing the city’s growth, access to city amenities and taxes in front of nearly 50 attendees at a Feb. 5 mayoral forum... + continue reading
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Elementary school can be a tough transition for kindergartners not used to being in a big building all day with four grades of students older than them.  But under a new program at Prairie View Elementary School, a group of fourth-graders is helping younger students get around the hallways... + continue reading
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Around 4 a.m. on a frigid January night 10 years ago, Ed Peirick was crawling back into bed after using the bathroom. Before shutting his eyes, he noticed a strange, orange light beyond his drapes. He got up, went to his living room and looked outside. "I just see a wall of flame,”... + continue reading
Monday, January 26, 2015
Protests sparked by police killings of unarmed men in Ferguson, Mo. and New York City have cast a spotlight on law enforcement tools and procedures. Two topics – police use of body-worn cameras and military-grade gear and weaponry – have drawn media attention nationwide and in... + continue reading

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02/25/2015
Fitchburg police have arrested a 24-year-old man related to the death of a 2-month-old that lived with him. According to a Fitchburg Police Department news release, emergency personnel responded to... + continue reading

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02/26/2015
A recent transit study found a few small steps could improve access to some of the City of Fitchburg’s major amenities for those without vehicles. Preliminary findings from a transit study by... + continue reading

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02/27/2015
One language program in Verona Area School District is continuing to grow, while another struggled to garner interest for next year. Verona Area International School, a Chinese language immersion... + continue reading
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Community

No one can say for sure whether there will be a Fitchburg Days in 2015.  Its long-term future is also a matter of debate. Depending on whom you ask, that uncertainty is either the result of a... + continue reading

Business

If you feel a tweak in your back and happen to be near the Orchard Pointe development, there might be a quick fix. The Joint chiropractic opened Nov. 20, 2014, with a new angle on fixing back... + continue reading

Healthy Living

The holiday decorations are down (or at least you’re thinking about it), everybody is back to their daily work routine and pants are feeling a bit snug after the generous holidays. Time to head... + continue reading

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