Advocates question letting Burlington police act as federal agents

The plan is aimed at making human trafficking investigations more efficient and allowing Burlington police greater access to federal resources when investigations cross state lines, said Chief Brandon del Pozo.

City of Burlington Named a White House TechHire City

News Release — BTV Ignite March 9, 2016 Contact: ​Michael Schirling ​802.316.0478 [email protected] Burlington, VT​ – BTV Ignite Executive Director Michael Schirling today announced that the City of Burlington has been named a White House TechHire community, part of a multi­sector White House initiative to link area employers with Burlingtonians, growing the local tech workforce […]

Judge denies motion to dismiss charges in Burlington KKK flier case

BURLINGTON — A judge has denied a motion to dismiss hate crime charges in the case of a North Carolina man accused of distributing Ku Klux Klan fliers in the south end last year. Prosecutors allege William Schenk, 22, targeted two women of color with the KKK fliers that were posted to the doors of […]

Burlington Named Earth Hour City Challenge Finalist by World Wildlife Fund

News Release — Burlington Electric Dept. March 8, 2016 Contact: Mike Kanarick 802.735.7962 WWF Cites 100 Percent Renewability Accomplishment Burlington, VT – Burlington has been named one of three finalists in the Earth Hour City Challenge by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), based on Burlington Electric Department’s 100 percent renewably-sourced generation accomplishment, and will compete […]

Burlington City Council changes mask ordinance

The revised ordinance bans wearing masks only if they are being worn for illegal purposes or with the intent to threaten, intimidate or otherwise impinge on other people’s civil rights.

Judge: Federal preemption may not cover all aspects of Shelburne salt shed

There is significant disagreement about the underlying facts in the case, Sessions said, adding that legal filings from the the two sides show they are on “different planets” when it comes to the project.

Upgrade from Moody’s gives Burlington ‘A’ credit rating again

The mayor said the city is now halfway back to the rating it had before revelations in 2009 that former Mayor Bob Kiss spent $17 million without authorization to prop up Burlington Telecom.

Burlington voters say ‘No’ to keeping four lanes on North Avenue, school budget passes

Mayor Miro Weinberger and City Councilor Kurt Wright say pilot program will be carefully evaluated in light of New North End voters’ overwhelming support for measure.

Back in old neighborhood, Sanders sees New North End support

The former mayor and now presidential candidate has always struggled for votes in the more conservative New North End of Burlington, where he has lived for decades.

Vermont Tech and Burlington’s Generator Makerspace Partner

News Release — Vermont Tech Feb. 25, 2016 Contact: Amanda Chaulk Vermont Tech 802-728-1732 [email protected] Vermont Tech and Generator Partner to Expand Design, Fabrication Opportunities, Enlarge University Innovation Consortium Program will advance hands on learning in creativity, collaboration and entrepreneurship Randolph, Vt. — Burlington’s Generator makerspace and Vermont Technical College have partnered to expand student […]

Burlington mask ban won’t be enforced during Mardi Gras weekend

The decades-old law came back into public view after two people wearing Guy Fawkes masks at an anti-KKK rally in Burlington were detained by police last November.

Colchester/Riverside Ave. Intersection Study Public Meeting #1

News Release — Third Sector Associates Feb. 25, 2016 Contact: http://bit.ly/colchester-riverside Colchester/Riverside Ave. Intersection Study Public Meeting #1 Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 7:00PM McClure Conference Room, UVM Medical Center Colchester Avenue Entrance, Burlington Free car and bike parking http://bit.ly/colchester-riverside Public Meeting Announced Come to the first public meeting for the Colchester/Riverside Ave. Intersection Study and […]

Burlington ballot: School budget with staff cuts; North Ave. poll

The city’s former mayor is on the Democratic presidential primary ballot, but what else will Queen City voters be asked to consider Tuesday on Town Meeting Day?

Airport to pay $37,754 to settle environmental permit violations

SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Burlington International Airport has agreed to pay a $37,754 fine for violating state environmental permits, regulators announced this week. The airport holds three permits that allow it to discharge stormwater containing de-icing fluid into groundwater. The permits require the airport to inspect and monitor the discharge system and file reports with […]