Police chief still quiet about SWAT

Appleton’s Police Chief Pete Helein wants to end a one-year-old sharing agreement for the city’s SWAT team with Grand Chute, but his reasons are still private. Helein planned to reserve public comment on the suggested split until a public meeting … Continue reading

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Appleton hosts special voting hours Saturday

Appleton’s clerk’s office will be open for in-person absentee voting and registration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 27. Absentee voting runs through 5 p.m. Nov. 2 during normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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For the ride home: Friday, Oct. 19

The weekend is here. And here are a few headlines you may have missed: The New York Times take on Wisconsin’s ad war. http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/18/the-wisconsin-ad-war/ Bloomberg on Wisconsin polling: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-obama-leads-romney-in-poll-of-likely-voters-in-wis-iowa-20121019,0,1782040.story A new national tracking poll has President Barack Obama, Republican nominee … Continue reading

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Impact of lower special assessment rate unknown

Appleton homeowners who have new sidewalks or sewers assessed by the city and enroll in a deferred payment program will pay less interest than they have in decades. The council narrowly approved a reduction in its special assessment interest rate … Continue reading

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Reid Golf Course update slated Wednesday night

Opponents of a storm water retention project at Reid Golf Course will make a final push Wednesday to alter the city’s course. Construction is set to begin shortly on the $4.2 million retention ponds that will partially shut down the … Continue reading

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Hanna unveils Appleton budget tonight

Appleton’s aldermen and the public will get the first look at Mayor Tim Hanna’s proposed city budget tonight. The 7 p.m. council meeting is the first chance to see where the city’s finances are heading for 2013. Last year, Hanna … Continue reading

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