Burlington lays out greenhouse gas reduction plan

IBM’s Smarter Cities Challenge report for Burlington was released Wednesday. The report is designed to guide the city’s greenhouse gas reduction goals. At a news conference at Burlington Electric Department, Mayor Miro Weinberger said the 50-page report outlines several steps to achieve Burlington’s goal to reduce energy consumption. The plan can be found here. Weinberger […]

Lawsuit filed to challenge Burlington no-trespass ordinance

Sandy Baird (left) and Jared Carter of the Vermont Community Law Center spoke at a news conference urging the council to release the city attorney’s confidential legal memo of the ordinance ahead of a June council meeting. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

A Burlington community activist is taking the city’s no-trespass ordinance to court. Sandra Baird, a Burlington resident and member of the Vermont Community Law Center, filed a lawsuit against the city this week in Chittenden Superior Court challenging the legality and constitutionality of the ordinance. The Church Street Marketplace Trespass Authority ordinance authorizes the removal […]

Some residents of Burlington’s New North End oppose redistricting plan

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The city is considering three ward plans: four wards with 12 councilors; six wards with 13 councilors; and eight wards with 16 councilors. New North Enders are worried about representation.

Schubart: Heroin in Vermont

The heroin problem in Vermont is serious and will only be solved by a high-level consensus among all the agencies and groups involved in solving addiction.

Burlington lawyers call for suspension of no-trespass ordinance

BURLINGTON — A group of Burlington lawyers is requesting the suspension of a city ordinance authorizing the removal of people from Church Street for unruly behavior. The attorneys sent a letter to Burlington City Council members and Mayor Miro Weinberger claiming that the current enforcement of the city’s no-trespass ordinance violates due process. The letter […]

21st annual South End Art Hop

The Board of the South End Arts and Business Association is pleased to present our 21st Annual South End Art Hop on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 6, 7 & 8, 2013.

Burlington police veteran Jennifer Morrison named Colchester chief

News Release — Town of Colchester June 28, 2013 Colchester -— Colchester Town Manager Dawn Francis has appointed Jennifer Morrison as the third chief of the Colchester Police Department effective July 29, 2013. The media and members of the public are invited to attend Chief Morrison’s swearing-in ceremony at noon on July 29 at the […]

Postcard campaign revs up support for F-35s

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As the Air Force gets ready to make a decision on whether to base the F-35 in Burlington, last-minute support campaigns are turning on the afterburners. Postcards addressed to the Air Force supporting the F-35 basing project are circulating across the state. Nicole Citro, creator of the Green Ribbons for the F-35, launched the campaign […]

Deal sets stage for UVM purchase of the Taft building, Burlington School District’s acquisition of St. Joseph School

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The two institutions seem to have finally found a way around a stumbling block that’s long stood in the way of a deal — the will of a long-deceased Burlington philanthropist.

Mayor Miro Weinberger promotes active transportation options and unveils “Go for Gold” Walk-Bike Blueprint during Multi-Modal Tour

Mayor Miro Weinberger today held his “Way to Go!” multi-modal tour* during which he promoted through his own actions various active transportation options as alternatives to driving a single occupancy vehicle. Weinberger’s modes of transportation included walking, riding the bus, cycling, and car-sharing.

Municipalities to pay back some money over TIF dispute

Board Chairman Tom Little proposed that Burlington and South Burlington be combined to create a three-member district. Photo by Scott McLeod

Burlington, Milton and Winooski to collectively pay $462,300 into various funds to resolve the dispute.

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 and encouraged community input into the 50 public improvement project concepts that have been submitted in response to the PIAP request for concepts.

National Day of Civic Hacking comes to Vermont, June 1-2

On June 1-2, 2013, Burlington will host its first-ever National Day of Civic Hacking, part of a national event happening in cities across the country and endorsed by the White House.

Make YOUR VOICE Heard – Public Meeting Schedule

The general public is is invited and encouraged to share ideas, concerns or questions with the Burlington Redistricting Committee at its upcoming meetings.

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