Media Digest 7/31

If you only read one local news story this week, it should be this one about a Madison bakery that will be affected by Kwik Trip’s buy-outs of PDQs.


Teachers in the Madison school district are confused over issues with summertime pay. MSD’s educational resource officer committee shared its preliminary findings regarding cops in schools. East High’s theater finished a much-needed renovation.


Despite a lack of funding, a bus garage on the east side remains a priority. The finance committee approved soil decontamination efforts at the former Garver feed mill site. The Willy St. Co-op is moving forward with expansions. A billboard firm is suing the city of Madison, claiming that ordinances violate their right to free speech. Developers are getting a compromise in their fight against hikes in sewage and water fees.


A group of boys on the south side learned all about firefighting thanks to a new program. The Boys and Girls Club CEO has pulled out of all city-funded violence prevention and mediation programs; he says the city’s response time is unreasonably slow. MPD has two new drones. The Edgewater Hotel is seeking a license for their concert events. The Oscar Meyer plant shutdown is nearly completed.