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Burlington International Airport. Photo by Morgan True / VTDigger

Councilors want a pause in home buyouts near airport

Residents eligible to have their homes purchased because of the effect of airport noise begged the council not to take any action that could scuttle those deals.

 

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‘Grenon Group’ offers fixes for mental health crisis response

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They include improving police training, increasing funding for mental health services providers and establishing a commission to review police use of force. The goal is to avoid another death like Ralph "Phil" Grenon's.

 

Vermonters rally in opposition to Obamacare repeal

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“Our job today is to defend the Affordable Care Act, and our job tomorrow is to create a single-payer system,” Bernie Sanders said through a video feed from a similar rally in Michigan.

 

UPDATED: Local activist to challenge Burlington city council president

Genese Grill Diane Gayer
Grill promised to give citizens more say in city redevelopment efforts.

 

Burlington School District passes $74M budget, seeks bonding measure

Yaw Obeng, Burlington superintendent
The property tax rate increase will be 5.25 percent if voters approve the budget. The median home owner would pay an additional $210 per year.

 

Then Again: From horses to hockey — thrills on the ice

winter carnival etching
People have long seen the state’s frozen waters as an invitation to play, although risk was often part of the excitement.

 

Year in Review: Top Burlington stories of 2016

Don Sinex
Chittenden County residents saw the advent of a massive downtown development, the closure of Burlington College, three police shootings and an ongoing battle with heroin.

 

Burlington gathers input for City Hall Park redesign

City Hall Park
The city’s proposal includes a performance space, retooled fountain and widened paths. But a citizens group says the city is trying to drive out the homeless.

 

UPDATED: Anti-Semitic fliers target Burlington officials

Burlinton Mayor Miro Weinberger delivers the 2016 State of the City address. Photo by Morgan True / VTDigger
The leaflets aimed at Mayor Miro Weinberger and others were left on public seating before Monday’s City Council meeting. Police said they were referring the person believed responsible to a mental health agency.

 

Countdown starts with filing of Town Center application

Town Center
The permit application for the first portion of the project in Burlington takes up two massive binders. Construction would have to start by July to accommodate the primary tenant’s needs.

 

Burlington electric utility suggests battery-powered buses

CCTA bus
It is proposing to set up a fund to help a transit provider buy the vehicles, which cost more than conventional buses. The move would help the utility meet requirements for cutting fossil fuel use.

 

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