Leas: Where they stand (to listen to the F-35s) counts

The F-35 is very loud but nevertheless a bit quieter than the F-16 as you go sideways to the runway. This because the F-35 is not using its afterburner.

Mayor Miro Weinberger appoints Rubi Simon as new Fletcher Free Library director

Mayor Miro Weinberger today announced the appointment of Rubi Simon as the new director of the Fletcher Free Library (FFL) for the City of Burlington.

VPT film on Burlington’s Jewish history premieres Dec. 6

The film combines archival images, and interviews with historians and descendants of the original settlers, to tell the little-known story of a traditional Jewish community that thrived in Burlington’s Old North End from the 1880s to the 1940s.

Burlington International Airport unveils new sustainability installation

Mayor Miro Weinberger and Vermont Transportation Secretary Brian Searles appeared with the leadership of Burlington International Airport, Efficiency Vermont, and the Burlington Electric Department today to unveil a new interactive sustainability installation at the airport.

Dems sweep all but one statewide seat, hold “supermajority” in House, Senate


“Lenore loses”: Super PAC spending fails to lift Wilton and Illuzzi to victory; Hoffer edges out Illuzzi, Pearce beats Wilton by wide margin

Raw cuts from the campaign trail: Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger

In a recorded interview, Weinberger talks about his top priorities on the Burlington ballot, the role of Super PACs in the year’s election and Lenore Broughton.

Campion: Burlington mayor should encourage lakefront development instead of raising property taxes

Asking taxpayers to cough up more money to cover the City’s Adventures in Telecoms may be the easy way out for them, but it’s the hard way out for the taxpayer.

Vermonters First attacks Burlington’s “fiscal stability” bond vote; mayor strikes back

Photo courtesy Vermont Democratic Party.

Weinberger said: “I don’t think it’s appropriate to do nothing in the face of that uncertainty, particularly when Moody’s and our auditor say we need to do something.”

Mayor of Burlington encourages residents to donate blood to help with shortage in wake of Hurricane Sandy

Weinberger: “I have consulted with Vermont emergency management officials, and it is clear to me that one of the best ways we can help right now is to give blood.”

Installing the president: Sullivan outlines vision for UVM at colorful ceremony


President Thomas Sullivan’s aspirations are high – “to advance UVM to the next level of excellence and international recognition” and “into the first ranks of higher education.”

Weinberger wants UVM athletics fundraiser to head Burlington Parks and Recreation

Mayor Miro Weinberger wants to fill the key city position of Parks and Recreation director with Jesse Bridges, a New North End resident who has worked at the University of Vermont for a decade in the athletics program, primarily as a fundraiser and director of ticket operations. “Jesse is used to relating to the public […]

Goldsmith, TV’s “most interesting man,” backs Obama, but ducks questions at Vermont fundraiser


Tears welled up in his eyes as actor Jonathan Goldsmith said, “I feel passionately about one America” and the president “is really the hope he talks about.”

UVM staff union vote offers choices for a seat at the table

Sen. Philip Baruth speaks at a union rally for University of Vermont staff. Photo by Greg Guma

The Sept. 18-19 ballot has two questions: whether 780 staff members want a union, and if so, do they prefer one affiliated with Vermont-NEA, the unaffiliated United Staff, or neither.

Cannabis and hemp legalization being considered for Burlington advisory vote

Max Tracy. Photo by Greg Guma.

The City Council is not being asked to decide on the merits of legalization. But marijuana reform is emerging as a campaign issue, and a yes vote would send a message to the state Legislature.

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