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

News Release — Mayor Miro Weinberger February 17, 2017 Contact: Katie Vane 802.734.0617 Mayor Miro Weinberger’s public appearance schedule for February 20 – February 24, 2017: Monday, February 20 City offices closed in observance of Presidents’ Day Tuesday, February 21 6:00 pm Immigration Rights Information Session – ONE Community Center, 20 Allen Street 7:00 pm […]

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.

Merchants Bank Delivers One of the Largest Single Donations to COTS

News Release — Merchants Bank February 15, 2017 Contact: Anita Bourgeois Merchants Bank, 275 Kennedy Drive, S. Burlington, VT 05403 802-865-1641, [email protected] Burlington, VT — Merchants Bank and Merchants Bank’s customers around Chittenden County donated hundreds of items to the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) at the end of 2016, along with a check for […]

Registration is open for Community Teaching Garden program in Burlington

News Release — Vermont Community Garden Network Feb. 14, 2017 Contact: Jessica Hyman, Executive Director Vermont Community Garden Network 12 North Street #5 | Burlington, Vermont 05401 Office: 802-861-4769 | Cell: 802-598-3139 Save $30-$50 before when you sign up before March 1! Want to grow your own fresh vegetables, but not sure where to start? […]

Former Burlington College dorm eyed for transitional housing

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

Bright Street Cooperative Wins Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award

News Release — Mayor Miro Weinberger February 9, 2017 Contact: Marcy Esbjerg 802.865.7171 National Award recognize exemplary uses of CDBG and HOME Programs; partnerships between local governments and non-profits to assist low- and moderate-income persons Burlington, VT – Mayor Miro Weinberger today announced that the Champlain Housing Trust (CHT) Bright Street Housing Cooperative, a new, […]

Burlington housing development gets DRB approval

BURLINGTON — A massive lakefront housing development on the former Burlington College campus received approval from the city’s Development Review Board this week. The project, dubbed Cambrian Rise by developer Eric Farrell, would include 733 condominiums and apartments in 10 buildings. The development includes roughly 40,000 square feet of commercial space and 1,100 parking spaces […]

City Market celebrates expansion to Burlington’s South End

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 City Council cracks down on lighting up in public parks

BURLINGTON — In a unanimous vote Monday night, city councilors adopted an ordinance that further restricts tobacco use in city parks. The original ordinance aimed to prohibit smoking in all parks, but was referred to the Parks, Arts and Culture Commission for amendment. The new provision bans lighting up in neighborhood parks and along city […]

Burlington weighs further community role in police oversight

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.

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

News Release — Fletcher Free Library Feb. 7, 2017 Contact: Barbara Shatara 802-865-7211 Burlington, VT — Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean to Be Human?, a national traveling exhibition of the Smithsonian Institution, will be on display at the Fletcher Free Library from 18 February 2017 to 17 March 2017. Through panels, interactive kiosks, […]

UVM plans $80M athletic, wellness facilities on campus

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

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

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