Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Waukesha Mayor Jeff Scrima will face largely the same Common Council next year that he faced this year. Only two aldermen have announced their intention not to run for re-election, Paul Furrer and Rick Tortomasi, and it is only those races that have drawn any new candidates for office so far. Absent any dramatic change […]

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 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 […]

I know. It’s shocking that aldermen behave like, well, aldermen. From the Sound Off in the Waukesha Freeman: What a group of pig-headed aldermen, Ybarra, Francouer and Tortomasi, who think they should usurp the mayor’s power, who was elected with 1,700 more votes than Nelson. This kind of childishness is uncalled for in Waukesha. If […]

Too bad neither chamber of the state legislature is interested in taking a field trip to Waukesha to hold a public hearing on a state-wide smoking ban. They might discover that the free market is already working to provide people with smoke-free choices. The Waukesha Business Improvement District lists 14 places that are smoke free. […]

Went to the Waukesha Common Council meeting tonight. No announcement tonight on the radium settlement with the DNR. Global warming has hit Waukesha. Alderman Tortomasi said the “coldest January” caused nine water main breaks, and two in February. If you see water cascading down Arcadian or bubbling up on Broadway, call the city. And if […]

Pete Kennedy thinks Alderman Rick Tortomasi is ridiculous because he appeared to be voting like a windsock on the stadium proposal for Frame Park (ht: Spring City Chronicle). Well, okay, he looked ridiculous by being for it (minutes of an ad hoc baseball committee meeting), against it (per the word of his wife County Supervisor […]