Roughly 150 Afghans took part in the event in Burlington’s Old North End. It showcased the culture, food and music of a community displaced by war and adjusting to a new life in the Green Mountain State.
Author: Auditi Guha
Charlotte Selectboard back to the drawing board after voters reject budget
Since voting down a proposed $2.9 million budget on Town Meeting Day, residents at recent selectboard meetings have raised concerns about fiscal management and transparency.
A ‘warm and charismatic leader,’ Michael LaChance named chief of the Burlington Fire Department
The city has been without a leader since last June, when Chief Steven Locke decamped for South Burlington. LaChance’s appointment will have to be confirmed by the Burlington City Council, which could take action as soon as Monday, Weinberger said.
South Burlington voters approve 3 major funding requests, choose from 10 candidates on Town Meeting Day
With a turnout of 21%, it was business as usual in South Burlington, according to City Manager Jessie Baker.
Colchester residents approve recreation center
The capital project outlines a nearly 30,000-square-foot multigenerational facility to be built on a centrally located 14-acre site the town already owns on East Lakeshore Drive, which was bought with voter approval in 2004.
Brattleboro, Essex and Winooski voters will consider just cause eviction clause on Town Meeting Day
As landlord and real estate groups continue to lobby against the measure, activists and tenant groups have pushed it in an effort to protect tenants from profit-motivated and retaliatory evictions.
Learning to drive: A giant step for Afghan women in Vermont
Between navigating three-point turns, reversing and a stop sign, there was camaraderie, laughter and a sense of purpose.
Police investigating shooting deaths of Colchester couple
Police are treating the case as a murder-suicide. A child who was at the scene was unharmed and is with relatives, Colchester Police Chief Douglas Allen said.
Matthew Bernstein appointed Vermont’s first child, youth and family advocate
Bernstein has extensive experience advocating for those impacted by the child welfare system and has worked with state agencies and legislatures.
A proposed equity policy divides Milton school board races
A group of parents circulated a letter this week asking residents to vote for incumbents who support an equity proposal that has long been in the works. They also spoke against the challengers, who have been endorsed by a group called “Vermont Parents Against Critical Theory.”