Mayor Miro Weinberger’s public appearance schedule for November 9 – 15, 2013:

*+-Mayor Miro Weinberger’s public appearance schedule for November 9 – 15, 2013:

Burlington struggles with underfunded pension

Burlington City Hall. Photo by Roger Crowley for VTDigger

*+-In 12 years, Burlington’s annual pension bill exploded from less than $50,000 to more than $7.5 million. But still the city’s retirement system is underfunded, adding still more liability to the mounting burden.

Nonstop jet service to Orlando area returns to Burlington

*+-Nonstop passenger service from Burlington to the Orlando, Fla., area will resume next year, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger said Tuesday. Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air will begin twice-weekly flights to Orlando-Sanford International Airport on Feb. 19. That airport is about 35 miles northeast of Orlando International Airport. Flights will depart on Wednesdays and Saturdays, according to […]

Mayor Miro Weinberger invites Burlington community to participate in Pension Summit

*+-Mayor Miro Weinberger and the City of Burlington will host a Pension Summit on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 5:00-8:00pm in Contois Auditorium at City Hall.

Partnership for Change holds ‘Community Learning Conversation’

*+-Imagine a school system designed to support all of our young people in reaching their learning potential, meeting their college and career goals, and contributing to a brighter future for our community. This idea will be the topic of a Community Learning Conversation on Saturday, November 2, from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm at Winooski Middle/High School. Sponsored by the Partnership for Change, a grant-funded, multi-stakeholder effort that is helping to reshape public education in Winooski and Burlington, the event is free and open to the public.

Weinberger announces credit, debit card payments and automated lanes in city parking garages

*+-News Release — Burlington Mayor’s Office Oct. 301, 2013 BURLINGTON – Mayor Miro Weinberger today announced that the City of Burlington now accepts credit and debit card payments at all exit lanes in its three downtown parking garages – Marketplace, Lakeview, and College Street garages – in an ongoing effort to further improve customer service […]

Burlington City Council clears F-35 for landing

Burlington City Hall was at capacity during a public forum before a special council meeting vote on the basing on the F-35 at the Burlington International Airport. Speaking before the council is Frank Cioffi, president of the Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation.  Photo by John Herrick

*+-The Progressive’s “compromise” resolution, which opposed the first round of basing and set safety and noise standards equal to the current F-16 used by the Vermont Air National Guard, failed by a vote of 11-3.

In motions filed with court, Burlington says plaintiff has no standing to challenge Church Street trespass ordinance

*+-The city of Burlington is seeking to remove both the attorney and the client from a lawsuit challenging its no-trespass ordinance, according to motions filed in Vermont Superior Court this month. Sandra Baird, a Burlington resident and member of the Vermont Community Law Center, filed a lawsuit against the city challenging the legality and constitutionality […]

Two New York Men Arrested in alleged Heroin Ring in Burlington

*+-BURLINGTON — Two men were arrested and police seized more than 9,000 bags of heroin during a raid on a Burlington apartment early Friday, authorities said in a news release. Police said it was one of the largest heroin seizures in Vermont history. The Vermont Drug Task Force said Marcus Davis, 34 of Brooklyn, N.Y., […]

Burlington partners with US Ignite, aiming to be next ‘great tech city’

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger announced the city’s partnership with US Ignite, an organization promoting tech cities, during a news conference at’s rooftop solarium on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

*+-Mayor Miro Weinberger’s optimistic vision of the city includes a rich ecosystem of tech companies and innovators spurring growth and opportunity.

The Red Heart Chili Steppers and 49 Other Heart Walk Teams Walked For A Cause

*+-The forecast was in the favor of the nearly 500 walkers who stepped off for the annual American Heart Association Heart Walk on September 28th at Oakledge Park in Burlington.

Leas: F-35 decision-making process repeatable, defendable and transparent? Not

*+-Regardless of the decision foisted upon the Air Force by Sen. Leahy, the F-35 basing can be stopped.

Andreoli: Make the F35 earn the right

*+-Why not err on the side of caution with this massively expensive, technologically challenged, delay-plagued program and let the plane earn its right to be based here?

Vermont Public Television wins award for ‘Little Jerusalem’ documentary

*+-The Vermont Historical Society’s Annual Meeting and Fall Conference was the scene of congratulatory praise for a documentary produced by Vermont Public Television (VPT).

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