Peter Maller writes about P. Richard Schumann’s efforts to purchase farmer’s development rights while they continue farming:
Schumann is preparing an advisory referendum for the November ballot asking residents in the Town of Hartford if they are willing to pay higher property taxes to fund such purchases of development rights.
The goal is for the land to remain undeveloped.
“I think we have very strong support,” said Schumann, founder and president of the community’s newly organized Town Preservation Committee. “Keeping the style of life we have, preserving farmland and green space, is very near and dear to people’s hearts.”
Kelley Bruss writes about the Northeastern Wisconsin Charter School, opening this fall:
Those who?ve experienced online education say good things are in store when the Northeastern Wisconsin Online Charter School opens in the fall.
But students enrolling in the Web-based courses shouldn?t expect a light load. The work is demanding, said Sara Dennison, 17, a Gibraltar High School junior who took an oceanography class online last semester.
?You have to be very driven to want to do the class,? Dennison said. ?You really have to stay focused on your own time and be very self-directed to finish it. ? You really have to put the effort in and want to learn it.?