25th annual COTS Walk kicks off May 4

The 25th Annual COTS Walk kicks off at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4. The fundraiser is a 3.5-mile trek around downtown Burlington starting from Battery Park, following the route a person who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless might travel to receive shelter and services.

Moody’s Investors Service improves Burlington’s credit rating outlook

News Release — City of Burlington April 15, 2014 BURLINGTON – Moody’s Investors Service published a Ratings Report, in which Moody’s improved Burlington’s credit rating outlook to “stable” – revising the City’s rating to “Baa3 stable” from “Baa3 negative.” In its rating rationale, Moody’s shared the following: “The stable outlook reflects the recent stabilization of […]

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger delivers state of city address

News Release — Burlington Mayor’s Office April 8, 2014 BURLINGTON – Mayor Miro Weinberger this evening delivered the State of the City Address in City Hall’s Contois Auditorium during which he reported that the City has turned the corner in its pursuit of fixing its municipal finances. The Mayor was joined by the City Council, […]

Mayor Miro Weinberger delivers State of City address

Mayor Miro Weinberger this evening delivered the State of the City Address in City Hall’s Contois Auditorium during which he reported that the City has turned the corner in its pursuit of fixing its municipal finances.

CCTA offers proposal to drivers

On Friday, March 28, CCTA and the Union engaged in negotiations for over 17 hours.

Mayor Miro Weinberger announces major milestone in BT settlement

Mayor Miro Weinberger today announced that the City of Burlington has reached a key milestone set forth in last month’s Burlington Telecom (BT) Mediated Settlement Agreement.

Burlington apartment house struck by overnight fire

An overnight fire in Burlington, VT has forced residents of a 131 Elmwood Avenue apartment building from their homes, leaving some to wonder what’s next.

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. […]

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