“Housing for people with disabilities is a huge crisis,” said Peter Johnke, deputy director of the nonprofit Vermont Center for Independent Living.
The board of trustees unanimously approved the price decrease earlier this week. Students at Castleton University, Northern Vermont University and Vermont Technical College will benefit from the price change.
The Burlington and Winooski police departments and the Vermont State Police are among the members of a new Chittenden County Gun Violence Task Force, according to an announcement on Wednesday.
Longo’s appointment must be confirmed by the Burlington City Council.
The city has long debated whether to use ranked choice voting and, if so, in which races. Now, voters may again weigh in on whether to use the system in mayoral elections.
The Burlington City Council approved the purchase of 100 new security cameras. Most will be kept in reserve or will replace currently inoperable cameras, but 15 to 20 will be added at key sites.
By the end of July, there had been 778 reports of personal property theft, a category that includes bikes. That’s nearly twice as many as the previous five-year average of 377.
Laurie Keve said a police dispatcher told her no officers were available to respond and said, “Ma'am, there's nothing we can do since we've been defunded.”
Police say Abukar Hilowle was also responsible for a second shooting on Shelburne Road two days earlier.
Following Friday’s recount, Gulick’s lead over Mahnke grew from two votes to four — but Mahnke signaled he may not yet be ready to give in. The candidates were vying to clinch a third spot on the ballot, along with Sen. Phil Baruth, D/P-Chittenden, and Rep. Tanya Vyhovski, P/D-Essex.