Champlain Housing Trust buys Ethan Allen Apartments from UVM

COLCHESTER — The Champlain Housing Trust purchased the Ethan Allen Apartments on Barnes Avenue from the University of Vermont for $3.9 million, the organization said this week. Existing tenants in the 31 unit apartment complex will have the opportunity to sign new leases with CHT in June. Over time CHT will convert 19 of the […]

Burlington inches ahead with plans for development code overhaul

The city hopes to adopt new zoning rules that offer greater specificity to developers, leaving less open to interpretation. City officials have worked on the new codes for the last two years, and there’s no clear timeline for their adoption.

Police to City: Shut down Zen Lounge

Following a deadly shooting last month on Church Street that police say began as a dispute inside the Zen Lounge nightclub, police are asking the city to revoke its liquor license. They cite a pattern of violence and a lack of cooperation with police.

Champlain Parkway panel event will be Feb. 3

News Release — Safe Streets Burlngton January 18, 2016 Contact: Tony Redington 802-343-6616 [email protected] Vermont Design Institute Diane Gayer 802-355-2150 [email protected] BURLINGTON, VT—A panel and public discussion “Champlain Parkway: Get it Right the First Time” focuses on the project background, critiques the current design, and explores several choices for change. The Wednesday, February 3 event […]

Burlington gun control measures face uphill battle in Montpelier

Despite a renewed sense of urgency, charter changes meant to tighten restrictions on firearms in Burlington have stalled in the Statehouse because of gun control politics.

State police complete probe of deadly Burlington drug raid

BURLINGTON — The Vermont State Police have completed an investigation into a deadly shooting by officers that took place last month during a drug raid, a spokesman said Wednesday. Officers led by Drug Enforcement Administration agents executed a no-knock search warrant on the Elmwood Avenue apartment of Kenneth Stephens, 56, a suspected drug dealer with […]

Burlington mayor touts North Avenue traffic pilot

Mayor Miro Weinberger announced the launch of a new website, AvenueForEveryone.com, which is aimed at educating residents about the upcoming changes to North Avenue.

Burlington police chief: Heroin problem serious but ‘manageable’

Reports of overdoses and ancillary drug crimes were up in 2015, but the city can turn the tide by increasing the police presence in certain areas and expanding access to treatment, the chief says.

Vermont ACLU: Limit no-knock searches in ‘War on Drugs’

In light of a deadly raid in Burlington last month, the ACLU says Vermont should consider policy changes to limit the use of militarized police tactics.

Sinex frustrated with slow approvals for $200M Burlington mall redevelopment

Town Center Mall redevelopment could transform downtown for the better, Burlington officials say.

New details emerge in deadly police shooting

Documents filed this week in Superior Court confirm a Burlington Police Officer was wearing a body camera that captured footage during the raid, and provide greater detail on what officers say occurred inside the apartment during the raid.

Trump event overbooked with nearly 20,000 tickets

“I know that it’s very common for campaigns to overbook venues, I’ve just never heard of a campaign overbooking a venue by a factor of 15 to 20,” Chief del Pozo said, adding “If this was a Phish concert it would be canceled, unequivocally.”

Burlington officials raise questions about deadly DEA raid

Elected officials are concerned that the raid placed neighbors in serious danger and have asked whether deadly force could have been avoided. Some have questioned the use of a warrant that did not require police to knock before entering.

Murder suspect pleads not guilty in Church Street killing

The Chittenden County State’s Attorney’s office is pursuing the first degree murder charge in Adedapo’s killing because the number of shots fired and other evidence points to premeditation.