UVM and Burlington Parks Department Plant Over 500 Trees in the City’s Newest Park

News Release — Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront May 4, 2016 Contact: Diana Wood, BPRW Marketing & Outreach Manager (802) 865-7089 Collaborative project between BRPW and University of Vermont’s Rubenstein School of Natural Resources, restores the newly acquired 12 acres behind the former Burlington College property Burlington, VT – Today brought crews from Burlington Parks, […]

Parallel Justice Commission Releases Videos for Survivors of Sexual Assault

News Release — City of Burlington May 4, 2016 Contact: Anneke Hohl Community Justice Center and Parallel Justice Project Director [email protected] 802.865.7185 Burlington Survivors of Sexual Violence Are Not Alone Burlington, VT – Mayor Miro Weinberger today joined members of the Burlington Parallel Justice Commission in recognizing the collaborative efforts of the Commission to break […]

New York police officer admits role in opiate ring in Vermont

A New York City police officer accused of selling oxycodone for three years in Vermont pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge of conspiracy to distribute the powerful opiate. Andre Clarke, 37, was arrested last summer and charged by a federal grand jury in a 15-count indictment that included two others, Michael Foreste and Dannis […]

Migrant Justice: Bail granted for activist facing deportation

Gov. Peter Shumlin and Vermont’s members of Congress sent letters calling for prosecutorial discretion in another person’s deportation case. But none of them has made a similar public call on behalf of Victor Diaz, who has a DUI conviction.

Mayor Miro Weinberger Encourages Community Participation in Burlington’s Green Up Day Efforts

News Release — Mayor Miro Weinberger May 3, 2016 Contact: Jennifer Kaulius 802.324.2505 Burlington, VT – Mayor Miro Weinberger today encouraged community participation in the City of Burlington’s Green Up Day efforts this Saturday, May 7. This year marks the state’s 46th annual Green Up Day, during which Vermonters collect litter and debris that has […]

Burlington council backs preliminary deal for transformative downtown project

Monday’s meeting drew a large crowd and voluminous public comment, as did last week’s when the agreement was merely a discussion item.

National advocate praises, prods state on criminal justice reform

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., said many of the changes he is pushing nationally are already a reality in Vermont. But he pointed to racial disparities in the state’s justice system as evidence that more needs to be done.

Marchers raise a ruckus about railroad’s plans in Shelburne

Vermont Railway and Barrett Trucking want to build a salt storage facility on a 32-acre parcel the railroad owns. Protesters said it should be subject to local regulation and environmental review, but the railroad disagrees.

Police: Targeting of woman as ‘terrorist’ was hate crime

BURLINGTON — A city man is being charged with a hate crime after calling a woman wearing a hijab, or headscarf, a terrorist and pointing what appeared to be a gun at her, according to police. The incident allegedly occurred just before 5 p.m. Tuesday while the woman was walking with her child on North […]

Leahy, Booker lead discussion on criminal justice reform in Burlington

Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Cory Booker, D-N.J. will lead a panel discussion on criminal justice reform 2:30 p.m. today in Contois Auditorium, Burlington City Hall. Leahy and Booker are part of a bipartisan movement on Capitol Hill to enact criminal justice reforms. Leahy is the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has […]

Minneapolis mayor offers advice on a bike-friendly Burlington

Better transit for lower income people and people of color has helped the local economy, Hodges said.

Court: Trucking firm, railroad angled to avoid local regulations

The town of Shelburne is fighting a plan to build a road salt transfer facility. In court filings, attorneys for the companies behind the project acknowledge it was structured to be exempt from local oversight.

Man reaches plea deal for posting KKK fliers on women’s homes

William Schenk pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct enhanced by a hate crime penalty Wednesday in Chittenden County Superior Court.

Business leaders increase pressure to approve Burlington redevelopment deal

Prominent players in the local economy urged City Council members to act expeditiously in approving the Burlington Town Center redevelopment. But several councilors appear uncomfortable with the timeline being pushed.