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Burlington, partners taking new steps to tackle opiate crisis

It is “unmistakably clear that this opioid crisis has continued to deepen, taking lives at an unprecedented rate and ravaging the community,” the mayor said.

 

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Former Burlington College dorm eyed for transitional housing

Stone House
Under the proposal, the property would be run as a sober-living home for at least 13 homeless people with high needs.

 

City Market celebrates expansion to Burlington’s South End


City Market
The new location should take some pressure off the downtown store, which the general manager says has exceeded its capacity since opening 15 years ago.

 

Burlington weighs further community role in police oversight

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A resolution envisioned a task force with members from communities “that don’t have a good relationship with police.” But the council sent it back for revisions after city leaders objected.

 

UVM plans $80M athletic, wellness facilities on campus

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The university’s athletic director says new buildings will help attract high-level athletes and other students.

 

Burlington taking fresh look at affordable housing rules

Noelle MacKay addresses reporters at a news conference announcing her nomination to lead Burlington's Community Economic Development Office. Photo by Morgan True / VTDigger
A consulting firm says the inclusionary zoning ordinance has met a key goal but that a number of factors prevent the city from keeping up with demand for housing.

 

Burlington telecom gears up for sale of city-owned fiber optic system

David Provost
Lauren-Glenn Davitian, who heads CCTV, suggested the city be offered first right of refusal.

 

Burlington could run afoul of Trump’s order

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberbger, backed by supporters, addresses reporters at a news conference. Photo by Morgan True / VTDigger
The city received $9.8 million in federal money in fiscal year 2015. The city attorney is looking into how much of that could be at risk based on Burlington's approach to immigration enforcement.

 

Vermont mayors prioritize lake cleanup, law enforcement, economic development

The Vermont Mayors Coalition outlined priorities for the 2017 legislative session. Photo by Elizabeth Hewitt/VTDigger
The coalition is asking the state provide an 80 percent match to municipalities for water quality improvements.

 

Burlington police use of force data shows racial disparities

Brandon del Pozo
People of color are also 37 percent more likely to have a gun pointed at them than a white person.

 

Burlington voters to weigh in on statewide $15 minimum wage

Selene Colburn, Burlington
Councilor Selene Colburn, who is also a state representative, said a strong endorsement of the advisory question on Town Meeting Day would help galvanize support in Montpelier for raising the wage further.

 

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Mayor Miro Weinberger’s Public Appearance Schedule for Feb. 20–24, 2017

Merchants Bank Delivers One of the Largest Single Donations to COTS

Registration is open for Community Teaching Garden program in Burlington

Bright Street Cooperative Wins Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award

Fletcher Free Library Hosts a Traveling Smithsonian Exhibition: ‘Exploring Human Origins’

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