News

Wed
28
Jan

Star hosts mayoral forum


Pfaff

All four candidates for mayor are expected to attend the Fitchburg Star’s mayoral forum next week.

The race will feature a primary on Feb. 17, and the top two vote-getters will advance to the April 7 general election.

The forum begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at the Fitchburg Senior Center. It will be televised live by Fitchburg community-access network FACTv and rebroadcast multiple times before the primary.

Mon
26
Jan

Local police rarely tap military surplus program


Photos by Samantha Christian. The Fitchburg Police Department obtained two generator-powered floodlights, like the one shown in storage, through the military surplus program.

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.

Mon
26
Jan

Payday loan regulations come back to council

A plan to regulate the placement of payday loan stores in the city will come back to the Common Council next week.

The regulations – originally proposed by Ald. Patrick Stern last year – were recommended for approval by the city’s Plan Commission Jan. 20. The council is set to take up the issue Jan. 27.

Thu
22
Jan

Responses sought to urban forest survey

The City of Fitchburg  is looking for community input regarding local urban forests by seeking public participation in a survey.  

Fri
16
Jan

Police looking for Fitchburg man in connection with Madison homicide


Smith Jr.

Madison police are looking for a Fitchburg man in connection with a Jan. 10 homicide that took place in Madison.

Police are seeking Roy Smith Jr., 36, of Fitchburg as a "person of interest" in the case, accoridng to an incident report from the Madison Police Department.

MPD asks anyone with information on Smith to contact Madison Area Crimestoppers at 266-6014.

Fri
16
Jan

Development near McGaw Park moves forward

A plan for a new neighborhood on nearly 80 acres of land near McGaw Park earned approval from a majority of the Common Council Jan. 13, but stormwater management issues drew concern from a few alders.

The plan was approved 5-2 with Alds. Dorothy Krause and Steve Arnold dissenting, and Ald. Dan Carpenter absent.

Thu
15
Jan

Allen faces campaign finance violations

Former Mayor Jay Allen is facing campaign finance violations for an issue stemming from the 2013 mayoral election, which he lost to Mayor Shawn Pfaff, Channel3000.com is reporting.

Allen is running again for mayor this year against Pfaff, Ald. Steve Arnold and Janell Rice.

For more, read the Channel3000.com story.

Sun
11
Jan

Stories to watch in 2015

While 2014 featured plenty of politics at the state level, and certainly some political moves and debates on the city council, it’s likely nothing compared to this spring.

There’s a four-way race for mayor and challengers in six of eight aldermanic districts. Not only that, all three school districts Fitchburg students attend will hold referendums in April.

Sun
11
Jan

Stories of the Year 2014

In our first year back in print in Fitchburg, we had no shortage of worthy stories to write about. 

Sat
10
Jan

Council elections feature 6 contested races, 1 primary

While the mayoral race will take center stage for the City of Fitchburg election, six aldermanic districts will also be contested this April.

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