Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Jul 28, 2011; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A Lake Michigan remains best water source Nothing else as safe, reliable and cost-effective JAMES WIGDERSON Recently, the Lovely Doreen from Waukesha and I purchased a rain barrel for a corner of our house. I won’t lie to you and say I did it out of any […]

Waukesha’s Common Council President Alderman Paul Ybarra’s statement in response to the mayor is a strong one and makes excellent points. However, as with his other statement from the weekend, it doesn’t answer the question, what now? The aldermen are going to have to take it to the streets, literally. Open houses and letters to […]

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board weighs in on the Waukesha water debate in an editorial Thursday. That application is on hold at the moment for several reasons, most of them involving details on which the DNR wants more information. The city should work out those details to the state’s satisfaction. But in putting the […]

Is this the City of Waukesha, Money Magazine’s 50th Best Small City in America?  Or is this the Town of Rock Ridge, and the Johnsons are in charge. From today’s Sound Off in the Waukesha Freeman: I’d like to mention about the water situation in the city of Waukesha. I think that Mayor Scrima is […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Jul 8, 2010; Section:Opinion; Page Number:10A Scrima’s drama on water more like science fiction Waukesha residents got more than they had bargained for in April’s election. As the local blog Spring City Chronicle commented recently, a vote for Jeff Scrima was a vote for less drama in the mayor’s office. They were […]

While it’s tempting to stand athwart a pipeline and yell “stop!” (to steal a phrase), there is also a maxim that missed: “Where there is no alternative there is no…” Problem. Mayor Jeff Scrima has continued to stand athwart building a pipeline to Lake Michigan out of an inordinate fear that someday Milwaukee will contaminate […]

Okay, SEWRPC is re-affirming their support for Waukesha seeking to tap into Lake Michigan for their water needs. Waukesha’s application for a Great Lakes water supply is consistent with the findings of the commission’s preliminary regional water supply plan, SEWRPC Executive Director Ken Yunker says in a letter to representatives of the Sustainable Water Supply […]

Waukesha’s water application has been put on hold by the DNR while the mayor pursues unicorns and mermaids. Good thing there was an 18-month cushion built into the plan. State Department of Natural Resources Secretary Matthew Frank told Mayor Jeff Scrima Wednesday in a letter that the department will not begin reviewing Waukesha’s application for […]

Publication: Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date: May 27, 2010; Section: Opinion; Page: 8A Mayor not the only one allowed to talk to strangers (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at http://www.wigderson.com and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.) I have a confession to make. Last Saturday I attended the Republican Party of […]

Our friend Jessica McBride called for calmer voices in the discussion of Waukesha’s water future in her column for Saturday’s Waukesha Freeman. First, a week ago, eight Milwaukee aldermen penned Scrima a letter in the socalled name of “regional cooperation.” What it really translated to was: You better do it our way or else we […]