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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
Town Center Mall redevelopment could transform downtown for the better, Burlington officials say.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.