Bus drivers threaten strike on Monday; negotiations with CCTA continue on Monday

CCTA bus

The management of CCTA has offered bus drivers a 7.34 percent increase in year one of the contract.

Burlington, Winooski school boards partner for student-centered learning

News Release — Burlington School District Feb. 6, 2014 BURLINGTON/WINOOSKI – On January 25th, 2014, Burlington and Winooski School Boards and Superintendents came together for a half-day retreat to learn about and provide input on a new vision for the two districts that will better prepare young people for the realities of 21st Century life. […]

Burlington settles $33 million suit with Citibank

Burlington City Council members Vince Brennan (from left), Karen Paul and Joan Shannon join Mayor Miro Weinberger to announce a settlement between Burlington Telecom and Citibank. Photo by Hilary Niles/VTDigger

Citibank agrees to settle for $10.5 million and a share of Burlington Telecom’s future revenues. The city is now seeking a bridge loan of $6 million and a long-term investor.

Vermont Mayors Coalition announces 2014 legislative session goals

The Vermont Mayors Coalition today announced its 2014 legislative session goals and its commitment to collaborate on and advocate for these areas of common interest to their cities and towns.

Burlington ranked among top 10 tech hubs

Burlington’s burgeoning high-tech culture has put it on a start-up map. The website techie.com, which documents emerging technology trends, named the city one of the country’s 10 most creative up-and-coming hubs in 2014. The home city to Dealer.com — one of Burlington’s most extraordinary success stories with its recent sale for nearly $1 billion — also […]

Burlington hosts special tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela

This year’s annual MLK event will take place on Sunday, January, 19th, 3:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Church in Burlington.

Mayor Miro Weinberger announces slate of public investment action plan projects for Waterfront TIF District

Mayor Miro Weinberger today announced the slate of Public Investment Action Plan (PIAP) projects for the Waterfront Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District that will strengthen existing waterfront resources, resolve the uncertainty surrounding the future of Moran, and increase public access and use of the waterfront.

In This State: In a derelict coal plant, two college kids fire up a new waterfront vision

Tad Cooke, left, and Erick Crockenberg, standing on the upper level of the derelict Moran power plant on Burlington's waterfront, talk about their innovative renovation proposal for the iconic building. The  plan by the two University of Vermont seniors has won highest marks in a competition to enhance the city's downtown.  Photo by Andrew Nemethy

Two University of Vermont seniors have hatched an audacious plan to redevelop the derelict Moran power plant on Lake Champlain, and now find themselves unexpectedly in the vanguard of efforts by Burlington to enhance its waterfront.

Lawmakers OK money to start western rail project

Amtrak train

$50,000 approved to begin engineering and material acquisition for Burlington to Rutland rail plan.

CEDO announces public investment team meeting schedule

Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO) Director Peter Owens today announced the meeting schedule of the Waterfront Public Investment Action Plan (PIAP) Public Investment Team (PIT) for review and scoring of the nine final project proposals for Burlington’s Waterfront tax increment financing (TIF) District that have resulted after a months-long public process launched by Mayor Miro Weinberger in January of this year.

Mayor Miro Weinberger’s public appearance schedule for November 9 – 15, 2013:

Mayor Miro Weinberger’s public appearance schedule for November 9 – 15, 2013:

Burlington struggles with underfunded pension

Burlington City Hall. Photo by Roger Crowley for VTDigger

In 12 years, Burlington’s annual pension bill exploded from less than $50,000 to more than $7.5 million. But still the city’s retirement system is underfunded, adding still more liability to the mounting burden.

Nonstop jet service to Orlando area returns to Burlington

Nonstop passenger service from Burlington to the Orlando, Fla., area will resume next year, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger said Tuesday. Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air will begin twice-weekly flights to Orlando-Sanford International Airport on Feb. 19. That airport is about 35 miles northeast of Orlando International Airport. Flights will depart on Wednesdays and Saturdays, according to […]

Mayor Miro Weinberger invites Burlington community to participate in Pension Summit

Mayor Miro Weinberger and the City of Burlington will host a Pension Summit on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 5:00-8:00pm in Contois Auditorium at City Hall.

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