Older residents want to stay in Burlington, but cost of living a concern, AARP survey says

BURLINGTON — City residents over age 45 say that Burlington would be a great place to grow old, but many worry about whether that will be affordable. That’s the upshot from a survey conducted over the summer by the American Association of Retired People (AARP), which quizzed 500 Burlingtonians over 45 who are registered to […]

Media campaign looks to raise awareness about the intersection of sex, drug trafficking

Women are more likely than men to support drug dealers by providing housing, cars, contact lists, transporting drugs and doing minor dealing. Often they are also being trafficked for sex.

Officers cleared in shooting at Colchester mobile home park

Burlington officers were justified in using their weapons to stop James Hemingway, state and county prosecutors say. Confusion over body cameras highlighted.

Mayor Miro Weinberger’s public appearance schedule

News Release — Mayor Miro Weinberger October 30, 2015 Contact: Jennifer Kaulius 802.324.2505 Mayor Miro Weinberger’s public appearance schedule for November 2 – 6, 2015: Monday, November 2 3:00 pm U.S. Attorney’s Office Press Conference to Announce New “U Can Stop Traffick” Campaign – Contois Auditorium, City Hall Tuesday, November 3 No public appearances scheduled […]

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger’s schedule for the week of Nov. 2

OFFICE OF MAYOR MIRO WEINBERGER 149 Church Street | Burlington, VT 05401 | 802.865.7272 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 30, 2015 Contact: Jennifer Kaulius 802.324.2505 Mayor Miro Weinberger’s public appearance schedule for November 2 – 6, 2015: Monday, November 2 3:00 pm U.S. Attorney’s Office Press Conference to Announce New “U Can Stop Traffick” Campaign – […]

KKK fliers posted on homes of residents of color in Burlington

Activists say police ignored a call to report the incident. The Burlington Police Department is now trying to identify who posted the fliers and determine whether a hate crime has been committed.

Contamination in Leddy Park dirt pile exceeds federal levels, report says

Preliminary testing soils removed from the waterfront show polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) levels exceeding the state’s limits as set by the Agency of Natural Resources.

Fiber-optic key to a healthy economy, Burlington conference told

U.S. Ignite wants people to dream big about the potential for technology to revolutionize health care, transportation, education and public safety.

Pomerleau donates $500,000 for renovation of Burlington’s City Hall Park

The landscape design firm Wagner Hodgson has planned a new fountain, new pathways, a performance space, improved green space and more outdoor seating for the park.

Council kills plans for housing in South End enterprise district

Burlington artists and business owners had opposed the inclusion of housing as part of the area’s development plan.

Knodell, Weinberger differ over savings from Burlington’s $9 million stability bond

City Council President Jane Knodell provides an alternative view of Mayor Miro Weinberger’s stability bond strategy to steady city finances.

Ram leaving Burlington city government

The representative and candidate for lieutenant governor says she needs time to campaign.

Burlington police waited a week to release information about rape case

Officials say there was no threat to public safety, and news reports let the suspect get away. Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo says a Burlington Free Press story impeded the police investigation.

Burlington to replace EMTs with paramedics starting in November

Currently the city relies predominantly on emergency medical technicians (EMTs), who are adept at providing prehospital medical care, but don’t have the same level of training as a paramedic and are more limited in the medicines they can use in the field.