Fox Point and Bayside Week in Review: Feb. 13-19
A weekly recap highlighting the week's top news in Fox Point and Bayside.
Fox Point-Bayside Patch is featuring a weekly recap of the top stories from Feb. 13-19.
The state Senate adjourned Friday without taking action on Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget repair bill, which has drawn tens of thousands of protesters to Madison this week. The crowds maintained the massive protest Friday throughout the Capitol Square in Madison showing their support to public workers.
After the controversy in Madison, a handful of Nicolet students decided to take a stand. Roughly 100 students walked out during the school day to stand by the flag on Thursday, and another handful walked out on Friday to take a stand on the streets. These protesting students walked along I-43 and then along North Port Washington Road with signs showcasing their views on Gov. Scott Walker's current bill in Madison.
As of 7 p.m. Tuesday, an hour before polls closed, the polling place at the Fox Point Police Department, where residents in Wards 1 through 4 voted, had about a 20 percent turnout, said election official Elizabeth Freedman. That's double the statewide expected turnout according to election officials. Final primary election results are also found in this story.
The popular bookstore chain, Borders, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday, announcing that they will close roughly 200 stores, the Fox Point location included. Once this location is gone, the next closest major bookstores are in Bayshore Town Center. While this location isn't too far from Fox Point and Bayside residents at about a 15 minute drive, parking and long lines are the concern for many residents.
After 14 years in the Nicolet School District, head football coach and physical education teacher Brian Sommers has decided to leave for a new job at the University School of Milwaukee. Another Nicolet teacher was even willing to consider retirement to help out his fellow teacher, but in the end, the numbers just didn't pan out.