Burlington

‘Grenon Group’ offers fixes for mental health crisis response

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

“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.

Mary Danko Appointed New Director of Fletcher Free Library

News Release — City of Burlington January 12, 2017 Contact: Katie Vane 802.734.0617 Burlington, VT – Mayor Miro Weinberger today announced the appointment of Mary Danko as the new director of the Fletcher Free Library in the City of Burlington. Mary brings over 14 years of library experience, including three years as director of the […]

UPDATED: Local activist to challenge Burlington city council president

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

Burlington police say thief stealing catalytic converters

BURLINGTON — City police are warning residents that catalytic converters are being stolen off cars, primarily Toyotas and Hondas, sometimes from crowded parking lots and during daylight. The Police Department said Thursday that it’s investigating a series of catalytic converter thefts between Jan. 2 and Monday from multiple cars in Burlington and the surrounding areas. […]

Burlington mayor appoints new library director

BURLINGTON — Mayor Miro Weinberger announced his pick for director of the Fletcher Free Library on Thursday. Mary Danko brings 14 years of library experience, most recently with the Abbott Library in Sunapee, New Hampshire. “The Fletcher Free Library is experiencing an exciting period of capital investment, programmatic expansion, and growing public use and enjoyment,” […]

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

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.

Mayor Miro Weinberger’s public appearance schedule for the week of Jan. 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 6, 2017 Contact: Katie Vane 802.734.0617 Mayor Miro Weinberger’s public appearance schedule for January 9 – January 13, 2017: Monday, January 9 5:30 pm Board of Finance meeting – Conference Room 12, City Hall 7:00 pm City Council meeting – Contois Auditorium, City Hall Tuesday, January 10 No public appearances scheduled […]

Burlington School District Demonstrates Improved Financial Performance

News Release — Burlington School District January 6, 2017 Media Contact: Phuket Jennings Communications Specialist (802) 324-7872 [email protected] Burlington, Vermont – Burlington School District’s recent audit revealed that the District is deficit-free for the second consecutive year. School Board Chair Mark Porter applauded the results, saying “The strong financial progress signals a shift from deficit […]

Burlington Annual Holiday Tree Chipping Day Is Jan. 10

News Release — Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Jan. 5, 2017 Contact: Diana Wood, Marketing & Outreach Manager, 802-865-7089 Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Burlington, VT – WHAT: Holiday trees will be collected on ONE DAY ONLY. Residents should leave their trees curbside by 7am. The trees will be put through wood chippers and brought […]

Police: Dead man’s injuries consistent with fall from bridge

BURLINGTON — An autopsy has confirmed that 22-year-old Nicholas Cusson-Ducharme, who died Saturday, was killed by injuries consistent with falling from the Blue Bridge, which connects Burlington and Winooski, police say. Cusson-Ducharme’s body was discovered at the bridge by a “concerned acquaintance,” according to police. He was out with friends in downtown Burlington on Saturday […]

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

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

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

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.