The Vermont State Library Association says community libraries and school libraries serve distinct purposes. It’s pushing back on Mayor Miro Weinberger’s idea to combine the two if the new high school is built downtown.
A municipally owned waste management unit would be answerable to the residents of Burlington.
City leaders said a draft of a highly anticipated consultants’ report found that the department should have between 76 and 83 officers on staff. The department currently has a 74-officer cap, down from 105.
The board whittled the locations for the future Burlington High School building down to two finalists Tuesday night: Institute Road or the downtown Gateway Block.
The museum opened to the public Friday evening as part of Burlington’s South End Art Hop, a weekend event with art, food and drinks dedicated to celebrating creativity and entrepreneurship in the neighborhood.
Mayor Miro Weinberger asked the airport director to resign last month after an investigation found that he berated and intimidated employees. The director refused, an action that prompted a City Council termination vote.
More than two dozen speakers argued the noise from the fighter jets could be damaging children’s hearing, mental health and ability to focus.
Overall, the volume of incidents has decreased by nearly half since 2015. Overall violent crime is also decreasing. Some say recent gunfire incidents — while alarming — are being politicized to make a statement about police staffing levels.
Local waste collection leaders said that if the Burlington City Council votes to convert the city’s private trash services into a municipally operated system, their businesses would suffer.
Attorney Rich Cassidy is questioning the impartiality of the hearing set to determine the future employment of his client, Aviation Director Gene Richards. He asked that the hearing be postponed, but the city denied the request.
The race had already been postponed, and now a lack of available medical professionals has turned it into a half-marathon.
“Having local children in this mural, who live here, who are alive and well and thriving, it’s important for them to see themselves,” artist Will Kasso Condry said.
South Hero’s Bayview Crossing will be the first new multi-family housing development on the Islands in more than 15 years.
The decision follows a May incident during which paramedics administered ketamine to a Black teen.