CCTA, Teamsters negotiations fail; strike extends into second week

The bus drivers’ union, Teamsters Local 597, and the Chittenden County Transit Authority failed to come to an agreement after seven hours of negotiations on Saturday. The Burlington area bus strike will continue into a second week. CCTA officials say union representatives walked out of talks with federal mediators. The company says the remaining issues […]

Fate of Burlington gun control charter changes uncertain

Rep. Donna Sweaney, D-Windsor, chairwoman of House Government Operations Committee, discussing the Taser training bill in committee on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Photo by Laura Krantz/VTDigger

A fourth charter change, regarding Burlington ward redistricting, must be voted on this session, and could be treated as a separate bill.

Weinberger to rekindle Burlington’s “friendship” with Nishinomiya, Japan

While in Japan, Mayor Weinberger and Nishinomiya Mayor Masahiro Kouno will sign a second joint communiqué recommitting the cities as “Environmental Learning Cities” with the goals of promoting shared learning and building more sustainable and ecologically vibrant communities.

In This State: Bringing medical care to the homeless

Dr. David Adams, a doctor for Safe Harbor community health center in Burlington, checks the blood pressure of a patient, Jim Fysh. Photo by Dirk Van Susteren

At a time when almost no doctors make house calls, a doctor and nurse team goes to shelters and to the streets in Burlington and treats homeless people.

CCTA strike averted; services in Burlington available as scheduled

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 5:27 p.m. with information from the Teamster’s Union. The Chittenden County Transit Authority announced on Sunday morning that bus services will operate as scheduled on Monday in the Burlington area. Last week the local Teamsters union threatened to strike on March 10 if CCTA and union members couldn’t […]

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, 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 — 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.

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