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Falk could get a free ride

Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk may run unopposed again. Falk, who last week announced her bid for re-election next April, had no opponent in 2005 either. Area conservatives are searching for someone willing to take on the three-term incumbent. >More
 Judge to doored bicyclist: Pay up

Madison Municipal Judge Dan Koval did not dismiss the $10 ticket Linda Willsey got after being hit by a car door while riding her bike ("Cops Ticket Biker Hit by Car Door," 8/15/08). >More
 'Throwing money at the deal'

Last week, when Madison's Community Development Authority dropped its architect for the Allied Drive redevelopment project, Christopher Jaye was not surprised. "I was frustrated that the city rushed into this project," says Jaye, vice president of the Commonwealth Companies, a for-profit development firm in Fond du Lac. Jaye, a Madison resident, thinks the CDA "is well-intentioned, but obviously not capable of handling such a complex project." >More
 Gorham Street to remain one-way

Gorham Street will not be converted into a two-way street when it reopens on Sept. 2. Although the neighborhood asked the city of Madison for a trial, there was not time to get it approved by the Common Council. >More
 Madison restaurant owner on license fee: 'I knew I was going to get screwed'

When John Roussos, owner of New Orleans Take-Out, renewed his restaurant license this summer, he got an unpleasant surprise. The annual fee, previously $382, was now more than $700. "I work long, hard hours to keep my business open," he complains. "What am I getting for [an extra] $340?" >More
 Cops ticket biker hit by car door

Linda Willsey saw the car door opening a split second before it hit her. She was biking down Henry Street, on her way home from work at Community Pharmacy, when someone in a parked car swung open the door without looking. >More
 Timebank idea travels to Allied Drive

Maxine Bryant wants to open a store where her neighbors can buy baby formula, diapers, toothpaste -- and maybe groceries to tide them over when the food pantry is closed. >More
 Dane County Humane Society to change its name?

 Economy could stall Royster-Clark plant redevelopment

The bad economy could also affect redevelopment plans for the old Royster-Clark plant on the east side. Next week, the city of Madison will hold a community meeting to present a market survey for the site. >More
 Downscaling Badger Prairie nursing home

The dire economy is affecting Dane County's plans for a new Badger Prairie nursing home in Verona. The county planned to pay about $18 million for a new, 120-bed facility, but the lowest bid came in $3 million over budget. >More
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