Solar arrays on schools give Burlington clean energy, revenue

Contact Lindsay Westley 802.825.6580 lindsay.j.westley@gmail.com New Solar Arrays on Two Local Schools Produce Clean Energy and Create Additional Revenue for City of Burlington  Burlington, VT—Today, executives from Encore Redevelopment were joined by Mayor Miro Weinberger and other city officials at Burlington High School to launch an exciting solar project that will produce clean, renewable energy […]

Burlington school district struggles at the racial “tipping point”

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Tensions have mounted since the release of a plan for diversity and inclusion, leading residents, students and local leaders to call for replacement of Superintendent Jeanne Collins.

Weinberger: No property tax increase needed to balance budget for 2013

Mayor Miro Weinberger today announced that he will not seek a property tax increase to balance the FY2013 budget. As an alternative to a tax increase.

Video + Story: School diversity plan puts spotlight on racial tensions in Burlington

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Students gathered outside Burlington High School on Thursday to protest outdated tests and misplaced blame.

Vermont home to Tibetan lama

For immediate release April 17, 2012 Contact Younge Drodul Ling Phone: (802)488-5011 Burlington, VT -Venerable Younge Khachab Rinpoche VII is one of Vermont’s newest residents and Vermont’s only resident “Rinpoche.” The title Rinpoche, translated as “precious one,” recognizes the highest level of academic and spiritual accomplishment within Tibetan Buddhism, achieved through many years of rigorous […]

Weinberger taps Ian Carleton as city attorney

At the announcement, which took place in City Hall’s Contois Auditorium, Carleton shared that one of his key priorities will be to resolve the Burlington Telecom-related litigation in a manner that is most favorable to the City and its residents.

Weinberger: State of the City address

I am committed to restoring a new era of collaboration and cooperation between the Council and the Mayor’s office. This is the only way we can make the progress we were each elected to achieve.

Weinberger taps Sisson for interim chief administrative officer

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Sisson, who recently co-chaired the new mayor’s transition team, said the top priorities were a balanced budget, a review of departments and systems, and protecting the city’s credit rating.

Weinberger appoints Sisson as interim chief administrative officer for city of Burlington

Sisson’s top priority: “Passing a balanced budget. This work will include conducting a top-to-bottom review of our City departments.”

Burlington to observe Earth hour this Saturday

Burlington will participate in Earth Hour Saturday, March 31 at 8:30 p.m. Earth Hour is a global grass-roots movement that encourages individuals, businesses and governments around the world to show their commitment to the environment by turning off their lights for an hour.

Vermont Community Law Center asks law enforcement to respect protestors during Obama’s visit

So prevalent are these “protest zones” that the Secret Service has laid down specific protocols in the “Presidential Advance Manual” that detail techniques on how to “Prepar[e] for Demonstrators.”

Burlington councilors, mayor bid farewell before new team takes charge

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Decisions aren’t always driven by party politics, said Mayor Kiss, but instead by personal views and public debate. Democratic process remains “at work in the city of Burlington.”

Redmond: Homeless youth need your help now

Our Maple Street residence has had a permanent waiting list for over two years, and our Pearl Street shelter is almost always full. That is unacceptable.

Vermont wins $3.4 million for Head Start education

For immediate release Mar. 5, 2012 Contact David Carle (Leahy): 202 224-3693 Jeff Frank (Sanders): 202 224-5141 Scott Coriell (Welch): 202 225-4115 BURLINGTON, Vt., March 5 – U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Vermont $3.4 […]

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