After sleeping in his car, living with substance use disorder and struggling with run-ins with the law, a Burlington man’s stay at the Elmwood emergency shelter has afforded him another chance.
Author: Patrick Crowley
Former employee files gender discrimination lawsuit against AARP of Vermont
A longtime lobbyist for the company alleged discrimination and breach of contract against her former employer and manager.
DOJ releases Burlington School District from sex discrimination settlement
According to a letter from the Vermont U.S. Attorney’s office, the district has satisfied the terms of a 2019 settlement following an investigation into sex-based harassment in Burlington schools.
Burlington City Council updates inclusionary zoning rules
Aiming for more flexibility in how developers meet affordable housing requirements, the council tweaked an ordinance that is expected to also help the CityPlace project move forward.
Parents decry steep tuition increase at 2 Chittenden County child care centers
Two Loveworks child care centers will “rebrand” with a focus on early education, but that will bring a jump in tuition of up to 40%. Parents have expressed anger but say they have few other options in a strained child care landscape.
Conviction overturned in 2022 case prosecuted by Judge Jennifer Barrett
A Superior Court judge in Orleans County tossed the conviction of David Vaz after the judge found prosecutors in the case failed to disclose evidence that would have aided the defense.
Burlington City Council passes resolution condemning transphobia
With an anti-trans sticker campaign persisting around the city, the council approved language that specifically calls out the stickers and lists several ways to support the transgender community.
Former Williston Selectboard member pleads guilty to stalking in plea deal
Gordon St. Hilaire, who resigned from the board in December, reached an agreement with prosecutors and will serve six months probation.
After ballot question is rejected, Burlington City Council and mayor say they remain committed to expanding police oversight
A pair of resolutions make it clear that the issue of police oversight will remain on the council’s agenda. And a draft ordinance outlines a possible path toward an enhanced role of the existing Police Commission.
Burlington votes down police control board, ‘prop zero’ charter changes
Other questions on the ballot were approved, including charter changes allowing non-citizen legal residents to vote, an expansion of ranked choice, a carbon impact fee and others.