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
Sunday, January 11, 2015
In our first year back in print in Fitchburg, we had no shortage of worthy stories to write about.  As growth began to pick up, so did headaches related to it, like road work on two of the most heavily traveled Fitchburg roads. One sad, violent incident rocked a northside neighborhood, and we... + continue reading
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Perched on a hill along McKee Road is a red brick building that some may recognize as the former Camp Badger School. Just over 50 years have gone by since students last occupied the classrooms there, but learning still takes place within its walls. Since 1981, the building has been the clubhouse... + continue reading
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Imagining hell generally brings to mind chaotic images of fire, heat and indescribable suffering.  Ask Raymond Ray, and he might tell you that for him, while there was plenty of suffering, hell was a 35-below-zero night spent in a frozen Belgian forest, thick with death and desperate enemy... + continue reading
Friday, December 12, 2014
Fitchburg held its annual Holiday Party Sunday, Dec. 7, featuring a Lego train show, plenty of climbing around and special guest Santa. The event also began the judging of the Sustainable Castle competition, with cardboard castles for kids to climb around on that others had designed and built.... + continue reading

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01/26/2015
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... + continue reading

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01/26/2015
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... + continue reading

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01/26/2015
Bug wars, bottle rocket launches and “earthquakes” are all part of the curriculum in a relatively new class at Cherokee Middle School. The Project Lead the Way class, part of a national... + continue reading
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Perched on a hill along McKee Road is a red brick building that some may recognize as the former Camp Badger School. Just over 50 years have gone by since students last occupied the classrooms there... + continue reading

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There are few things as important to children as celebrating their birthday.  But in a tight economy, many parents aren’t able to provide as much of a birthday party as their son or... + continue reading

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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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